Publicado: 20 de Diciembre
I recommend this game with a caveat. A fairly sized one.
First of all, know that I haven't played any other game in the franchise.
I found it quite a standard point and click adventure, spruced with the usual puzzles (chess, pathfinding, logical progressions, pipes!, what you can expect). It's not fair to condemn it for what a game in the genre is supposed to do, and this one does quite correctly.
On the other hand, when you add the Holmesian universe to the mix, it becomes a tad disappointing by being so generic. The deduction boards were a really nice addition, and I feel the devs missed a good opportunity of adding some more of those. The characters... well, fitting most of the time. A secretive Holmes, not very scrupulous about the means that lead to a "good" end; a knightly Watson, holding his principles in spite of anything, always behind in the reasoning path of his partner. But then, things get complicated, logical leaps happen, and everybody accepts them because sure, why not? I cringed a little.
And while I agree with those who say the lack of expression of the models it's a bit unsettling, I wasn't as bothered with them as with the children. Everything, everything
having to do with them is annoying and plainly wrong
. Not only how uncanny they look (ugh, what a terrible modelling and voice acting), but also their very existence as a frame for the story, plot twists included. It doesn't help the story at all; in my eyes, frankly, it killed it.
- Entertaining gameplay, interspersed with different playable characters. The switching PoV feature would have been nicer if it had any reason for it to be there. In the end, it was just a personal choice, besides that one point in which it hinders you from finding some clue because of the camera.
- Good characterisation and enoyable plot most of the times. Except for the children who proceed to throw it all out of the window.
- Correct, but could have been done better. Or maybe I expected too much...