Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - Remastered Edition
Die berühmte Sherlock Holmes Reihe kehrt zurück mit einer modernisierten Version von The Awakened, die dem Klassiker von Frogwares völlig neue Dimensionen verleiht. Obwohl der traditionelle Point & Click Stil der originalen Abenteuerspiele beibehalten wurde, wurde The Awakened komplett überdacht und dem Spiel eine neue Third-Person...
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Veröffentlichung: 23. Sep. 2008

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“So sollten Adventure-Spiele gemacht werden”
8.3/10 – IGN

Über dieses Spiel

Die berühmte Sherlock Holmes Reihe kehrt zurück mit einer modernisierten Version von The Awakened, die dem Klassiker von Frogwares völlig neue Dimensionen verleiht.
Obwohl der traditionelle Point & Click Stil der originalen Abenteuerspiele beibehalten wurde, wurde The Awakened komplett überdacht und dem Spiel eine neue Third-Person Perspektive hinzugefügt, während die originale Ich-Perspektive erhalten blieb.
In diesem Spiel befinden Sie sich inmitten einer Ermittlung um den Mythos von Cthulhu - wie vom Autor H.P. Lovecraft erdacht. Sherlock Holmes unterstützt von dem getreuen Doctor Watson untersucht seltsame Verschwinden, die Ihn zu einer geheimen Sekte führen. Das Abenteuer beginnt in London, in der berühmten Baker Street, führt Sie weiter nach Bale in der Schweiz, wo Sie eine unheimliche psychiatrische Klinik untersuchen müssen, bringt Sie weiter nach Louisiana und letztendlich nach Schottland.
Haupteigenschaften
  • 2 Sichtweisen, die zu jeder Zeit verfügbar sind: die neu Perspektive in der dritten Person, die dem originalen Spiel neue Dimensionen verleiht und die klassische Perspektive aus der ersten Person.
  • Eine aufregende Konfrontation zwischen der Welt von Sherlock Holmes und dem Myhtos von of Cthulhu - ein Kampf zwischen dem Rationalen und dem Übernatürlichen.
  • Satte Grafiken, sarkastische Dialoge, schreckliche Charaktere und ein exzellenter Soundtrack kreieren eine atemberaubende Stimmung der Jahrhundertwenden.
  • Spielen Sie in der Rolle des berühmten Detektiv Sherlock Holmes und seinen treuen Freund Doctor Watson.
  • Ein neues Hilfesystem, das Ihnen die verfügbaren Funktionen anzeigt (Objekte und Aktionen).
  • Kommunizieren Sie mit mehr als 60 Charakteren in 5 einzigartigen Universen.
  • Benutzen und verbinden Sie mehr als 50 Objekte und entdecken Sie hunderte von Hinweisen und Dokumenten, um die Untersuchung zu einem erfolgreichen Endergebnis zu führen.

Systemanforderungen

    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP, XP64
    • Prozessor: 1.3 GHz
    • Speicher: 512 MB
    • Grafik: 32 MB
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[63e] ZauberVonMozart
( 10.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. Juni
I purchased the Sherlock Holmes collection and this was the first game of the series before the recent ones that installed properly and played fine. It's a good version of the original that now gives you the option to play in third person mode, although I find the original first person mode much better. Granted the graphics aren't as good, but it still provides a challenge. This is a good game to get people started into the fantastic Sherlock Holmes series, especially if they like games that require patience rather than just shooting everything in sight.

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Zipomatic
( 9.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 16. Juni
The third of the Frogware Sherlock Holmes games is by far the best of the bunch (out of the three) and considering it was released in 2006, graphically, it holds up reasonably well.

The adventure contains a great plot that takes you to numerous locations, fantastic voice acting (especially from Holmes and Watson) and a very handy built in hint system for when you get stuck, and you WILL get stuck as a couple of the puzzles are (at least I thought so) incredibly hard.

One annoyance is when you know what you want to do next, but the game won't let you because you have not done things in the “correct order” you might want to unlock a door with a key, only to be told that it cannot be done, yet once you talk to somebody and they suggest using the key on the door, magically it now works. It's not a game breaker, but it can get frustrating at times.

If you are looking to step into the shoes of Sherlock, and prefer the classic tones of Basil Rathbone or Jeremy Brett, this is the game you are looking for!
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QuoteMeow
( 0.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 7. Juni
It wouldn't work. No matter what we did to try an fix it it would not run. Spent 2 hours reading guides for the error that popped up and nothing. The worse part is, is that I bought it with all the other Sherlock games so no refund all because Jack the Ripper worked.
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HimeJezabel
( 13.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 21. April
Well, this game, and series, got dark really fast.

Sherlock Holmes investigates the disappearance of some young men and travels to near and faraway places to find out what happened to them.

Beware of blood and gore. This is atually the atmosphere of HP Lovecraft starring in Sherlock Holmes and some stuff gets really dark, bloody and spooky. Not recommended for children.

The game looks pretty good. The graphics and animations has again improved since the last game, and some minor flaws in animations and light settings is the only things to complain about there, as long as you keep in mind that it's not the newest of games.

The options also lets you choose between third and first person mode, which is very nice, and you can change between mode with the push of a button. Personally I preferred first person as it just felt smoother and easier to move around with.

The game did bug out on me once and only once, so make sure you save the game as you progress.

This game does not have a failstate, so no matter what you do get to the end. You can really not do anything wrong as Sherlock will not leave areas before he has done all he needs to do and will tell you so. The game also has a built in guide that goes in steps from slightly nudging you in the right directions, to telling you the spefics of the puzzle/room you are in, so you should never be stuck.

No badges or achievements here either, so you can safely spam the hint button without fear of losing achievements. No real replay value, as nothing can change from each playthrough, but definitely worth playing through that once.
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Communist "Joseph Ballin" Layton
( 18.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. März
Frogware's Sherlock Holmes series is one of my favorite adventure game series. The first few games had a rough start and varied in quality, but with The Awakened they started a trend of making great original stories with interesting crossovers - in this case, the game is a crossover of Sherlock Holmes and the Cthulhu mythos. As with the rest of Frogware's later games you can choose to play the game in first person, which I always appreciate in games. The puzzles aren't necessarily hard, but there are points where they require knowledge you might not have necessarily found before you're expected to answer, like one puzzle that requires you to know that the eidelweiss is a national symbol of Switzerland. Even though this edition of the game was released later in the series, it is still a remastering of one of their earlier games, so the animations and voice acting for secondary characters aren't always that great, but if you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes I'd still recommend giving it a try, especially considering that the full collection tends to go on sale for around $10.
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tartanninja
( 2.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 22. März
As a Sherlock Holmes fan, I really enjoy a game that makes you thinks through the clues and information you gather to make deductions and solve this case.
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Magnus Greel
( 12.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 20. März
I recommend this game--but with a few caveats. It's a treat to see Sherlock Holmes in the Lovecraftian universe, but the game does show its age a bit.

Graphics
The graphics are at times good, and at times awful. The scenes in New Orleans, for example, were quite nice to look at and the models reasonably complex. However, the textures aren't great close-up and there are some scenes that simply lack the quality of other adventure games, even older ones. Compare The Awakened to Syberia--the developers of Syberia created a masterpiece with the technology available which still holds up to this day. Playing The Awakened, I got the impression that Frogwares didn't really spent that much time on it, and didn't utilise the game engine quite as well.

The character models are nice to look at and there's resonable variation. The animations aren't great, with repetitive and quite awful movements and characters frequently seem to be interacting with invisible objects.

Audio
The music in this game is good, as is the general soundscape. However the voice acting leaves a bit to be desired. Holmes in particular sounds quite awful, although Watson is quite good. The voices frequently don't match up with the movement of the lips.

Gameplay
It's quite fun! The puzzles are reasonably challenging and the pace is quite good. I could have wished for bigger worlds and more interactions, but all in all it was quite good.

Plot
Hmm. It's difficult to really put into words. This was... a decent effort at capturing both the Sherlock Holmes and Lovecraftian Mythos worlds--there are better efforts in the literary sphere, with books such as All Consuming Fire which also ties in Doctor Who. The plot meandered a little, and at certain points didn't appear to make sense.

That said, it's still quite interesting and at times quite grisly. The end was good (but could have been better) and the epilogue was a little confusing in one major point, which I won't give away here.

Overall
This is a solid game, but I get the impression a lot more effort could have gone into making it an absolutely amazing game. I recommend you pick it up during a Steam sale and play it through when you're home sick and can't be bothered watching Netflix (which is what I did!).
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Geeked
( 8.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. März
Sherlock Holmes point-and-click - with Cthulu! Old game but playable, worth a look.
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Salvius23
( 8.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 12. März
Quoting from my blog post review on 3/3/2007 (which, FWIW, was probably before the "remastered" edition was released):
Not bad at all. First of all: It's a traditional adventure game (albeit with a 3D, "Gabriel Knight 3"-esque interface, rather than 2D point-and-click) featuring Sherlock Holmes investigating a global conspiracy of Cthulhu cultists. How could I _not_ play this game? Better yet: Despite being essentially a _Cthulhu by Gaslight_ adventure, it also remains true to the authentic Holmes stories by _not_ including anything that is unequivocally supernatural. The story ultimately leaves it ambiguous whether the cultists' activities would actually have awakened Cthulhu and destroyed the world, or if they were merely insane. Furthermore, this game is blessedly free of anything like the obnoxious timed stealth puzzle that intruded into the previous game in the series. The graphics are at times breathtaking, with lovely animated reflective water, bump-mapped surfaces, lovingly modeled gory, dismembered victims... Voice acting is consistently above-average for computer game voice work. I didn't encounter any game-crashing glitches. All in all, a solid game for adventure fans, Holmes fans, and Cthulhu fans.

However, I will say, "The Awakened" is sort of an uninspired title. I sort of prefer the original French title, _La Nuit des Sacrifiés_. Also, in a peculiar affectation, many of the characters in the game appear to be named after various personalities from the early history of pen-and-paper RPGs: There's a Dr. Gygax, a man named Arneson, and a couple of books authored by E. Otus and D. Niles, although they seem to have left out the obvious Petersen.
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JD Herrera
( 9.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. März
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakening Remastered * 7/10

This is my third Sherlock Holmes Adventure From Frogware and let me get straight to the point: this was quite unexpected.
This version is a Remastered and modified edition from the original game so it presented itself as a classic Point and Click Adventure Like its predecessor but it still keeps the option to allow you play it in First Person View, which along the adventure it really proved to be useful to move fastly and to notice places, items or other particular useful details.
Aside From that the thing that really got me unprepared was the total tone change: it's not a secret, in this adventure Our Holmes And the Good pal Dr. Watson will investigate murders and disappearences that will lead to a cult that worship Chtulu himself. So obviously this adventure won't be a classic adventure in the high society London (well, at least not entirely), but the settings and the character will be quite dark and even disturbed sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I don't get impressed at all by anythig I saw here, it was simply unexpected.
Anyways this dark tone is a good innovation, but not the only one. The Sherlock Holmes adventures seem to be improving title by title. The interface is now polished and intuitive (not over-decorated) and the brief quiz has been resized to be a single question to be answered by writing the answer (nothing too complicated, it usually is a thing or a name -spoilerless-). A good innovation is the clever use of the map, which can be used to move fastly from one place to another. Unfortunately I've still noticed few issues here and there with the hot zones while using the classic point & click interface, but actually nothing that bad. Another thing that often annoys me is that you need to accomplish every action to move ahead or to allow an action prior to move ahead. I know it's right to have Sherlock analyze everything and talk with everyone, but some riddles are easy enough to be solved before they're supposed to be (an example? The lemon plant).
I enjoyed the story n this chapter even though I've missed the final Sherlock monologue where the guilty is revealed (though it's fine in a Dark adventure like this, and the One behind all is revealed at the very end, and I appreciated the consequences of this adventure).

+++PROs+++
  • CHTULU. This chapter's story revolves around Chtulu's myth, hence the cult, the temples and locations you'll encounter or visit are quite disturbing and this unusual setting is very innovative for a Sherlock Holmes Adventure.
  • INTERFACE. From this chapter the interface is not over-decorated and is now intuitive as it was supposed to be. It features also the orginal First Person View and a map system that allows travelling from place to place faster.
---CONs---
  • ACTIONS REQUIRE ACTIONS. I know it's right to have Sherlock analyze everything and talk with everyone before you move on, but some riddles are easy enough to be solved before they're supposed to be so I don't get the sense in preventing certain actions.
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The third of the Frogware Sherlock Holmes games is by far the best of the bunch (out of the three) and considering it was released in 2006, graphically, it holds up reasonably well.

The adventure contains a great plot that takes you to numerous locations, fantastic voice acting (especially from Holmes and Watson) and a very handy built in hint system for when you get stuck, and you WILL get stuck as a couple of the puzzles are (at least I thought so) incredibly hard.

One annoyance is when you know what you want to do next, but the game won't let you because you have not done things in the “correct order” you might want to unlock a door with a key, only to be told that it cannot be done, yet once you talk to somebody and they suggest using the key on the door, magically it now works. It's not a game breaker, but it can get frustrating at times.

If you are looking to step into the shoes of Sherlock, and prefer the classic tones of Basil Rathbone or Jeremy Brett, this is the game you are looking for!
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10.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Juni
I purchased the Sherlock Holmes collection and this was the first game of the series before the recent ones that installed properly and played fine. It's a good version of the original that now gives you the option to play in third person mode, although I find the original first person mode much better. Granted the graphics aren't as good, but it still provides a challenge. This is a good game to get people started into the fantastic Sherlock Holmes series, especially if they like games that require patience rather than just shooting everything in sight.

9/10
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9.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Juni 2014
10/10 Absolute Empfehlung! Eines der besten Point & Click Adventures!

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened ist eines der Spiele die ich zwar oft im Geschäft gesehen, aber nie gekauft hatte. Für mich hatten Sherlock Holmes Geschichten von anderen Autoren als Arthur Conan Doyle keinen Wert und H.P. Lovecrafts Cthulhu Mythos hatte mich nie interessiert – bis jetzt. Dieses Spiel hat das alles geändert. Es handelt sich hierbei um ein Point & Click Adventure welches Sie entweder klassisch aus der Perspektive einer dritten Person (3rd Person Perspective) oder aus der Sicht von Sherlock Holmes (1st Person Perspective) erleben können. Sie steuern Sherlock mit der Tastatur und Maus, müssen alles genauestens untersuchen, Zeugen befragen und alles gut miteinander kombinieren.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=207963945

Als einer der Diener von Dr. Watsons Freund verschwand wurde Sherlock Holmes Detektei damit beauftragt diesen wieder ausfindig zu machen. Schnell stellt sich jedoch heraus dass der Diener, anders als von seinem Herrn angenommen, nicht freiwillig untertauchte, sondern von Anhängern „des Großen Alten“ (Cthulhu) entführt wurde. Sherlock Holmes muss nun versuchen diesem Kult ein Ende zu bereiten noch bevor mehr Unschuldige mit hinein gezogen werden.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=207644556

Die Macher des Spiels verstehen sich darin eine spannende, teilweise gruselige Geschichte zu verfassen und sie mit Liebe zum Detail in ein meisterhaftes Computerspiel zu verwandeln. Anders als Pointy & Click Adventures von Telltale Games (Zurück in die Zukunft, Sam & Max) oder Double Fine Productions (Broken Age) sind die Rätsel anspruchsvoll, eher auf dem gleichen Niveau wie die klassischen Lucas Arts Spiele (Monkey Island Reihe, Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones & the Fate of Atlantis). Es macht Spaß nachdenken zu müssen und die Egoperspektive erlaubt einem einen besseren Einblick in die Welt der Charaktere. Die deutsche und die englische Tonspur sind superb und es gibt fast nichts was es zu bemängeln gäbe.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=208310343

Auf einem sehr hohen Niveau gibt es ein paar Kritteleien über die man reden könnte. Ich hatte an einer Stelle einen Bug, Dr. Watson sollte auf mich bei einem Pferd warten, was er auch zunächst tat, aber dann tauchte er hier und da auf um mir etwas zu sagen nur um dann wieder zu verschwinden. Das steigerte natürlich den Horrorfaktor enorm, eine vom Computer gesteuerte Figur die von alleine aus etwas macht, aber Bugs dieser Art tauchten seitdem nicht mehr auf. Auch ist die Grafik etwas gealtert, worüber man aber hinweg sehen sollte, denn das Spiel ist nichtsdestotrotz genial.

Vielen Dank für dieses tolle Geschenk von einem Spiel.
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14.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Januar 2015
Dieses Spiel ist stellenweise wirklich richtig knifflig, nichts für ungeduldige Spieler. Selbst für Sherlock Holmes Experten sind Hinweise auch nicht einfach zu finden. Wie immer typisch Point and Click Adventure, für die Spielreihe aber genau das richtige. Es beginnt diesmal nur mit einem entlaufenen Jungen, den man beim aufdecken eines riesigen Komplotts vollkommen aus den Augen verliert. Dieser Teil ist besonders gruselig, da Anbeter des großen Weltenfressers Cthulhu irgendwie mit in der Sache drinstecken. Wahnsinn, düstere Athmosspähre, bedrückende Musik und erschreckendes an jeder Ecke erwartet euch.
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9.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. September 2015
Ein solides Adventure, welches eine Schwäche aufweist für mich!

Sherlok Holmes und Horror... ich finde zwar das Jack The Ripper im Vergleich dazu auch einiges an Horror aufweist, jedoch ist es hier etwas zuviel. Riten, Aberglaube und solche Dinge gehören für mich nicht unbedingt in die Welt eines logischen und realitätsbezogenen Menschen wie den Meisterdedektiv... Van Dusen könnte genausogut diese Rolle übernehmen, es passt einfach nicht.

Negativ ist auch die leere Welt, die zumindest anfangs kaum etwas bietet... Bei Jack The Ripper bin ich die Straßen endlos oft entlanggelaufen, aber die vielen Passanten erweckten den Anschein von Veränderung und Leben. Hier wirkt vieles einfach nur leer, auch von der Gestaltung! Minimalistisch könnte man es auch nennen.

Gut hingegen finde ich die Abwechslung, die das Gameplay etwas auflockert und das Hilfssystem, da einige Rätsel nur was für absolute Profis sind... Codes und solche Dinge bearbeite ich gern, aber eine scheinbar sinnlose Zahlenreihenfolge zu durchschauen, oder einen 12-stelligen Tressor zu knacken nur mit Hilfe von einer Uhr... wobei letzteres noch geht!
Weiterhin sind die Dialoge sehr gut umgesetzt, auch wenn vieles aufgrund des alters altbacken wirkt, wie Animationen, Gesichtsmimik und dergleichen.
Ein weiterer Pluspunkt ist die Umgebung, die wenn oft auch stellenweise karg, doch sehr abwechslungsreich ist.


Fazit: Der Preis ist in Ordnung, da man ohne Hilfe bestimmt auch über 10 Stunden benötigt - Hotspotanzeige habe ich benutzt, da viele Stellen meist einfach zu groß gestaltet sind und wenig informatives zu bieten haben... schade eigentlich. Trotzdem eine Empfehlung, wenn auch nur unter eine Kleine!
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22.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Januar 2015
Wieder ein Super Teil der Sherlock Holmes Reihe nette Grafik Super Gameplay Abwechslungsreich.Klare Kaufempfehlung.
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8.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. Juni 2014
Gutes und interessantes Spiel mit logischen Rätseln.
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7.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Oktober 2015
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well known detectives. So many movies, TV shows and games are based on the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his trusted companion Dr. Watson. But will Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened will be a game Sherlock Holmes fans Want to play ?

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened is a bit of a departure from the more kid friendly games and what I mean by that is that the previous Sherlock Holmes games were pretty tame compared to this or even the later games in the series.

Story wise this is an interesting title. Sherlock Holmes has to solve a supernatural case which involves the legendary Cthulhu created by H.P. Lovecraft. Some illegal immigrants go missing and soon wind up dead in crime scenes that look like ritualistic sacrifices and it's up to you to solve the mystery.

As I stated before this is a departure from the more teen friendly games. This game has this unsettling mood. The atmosphere in every location feels great even though the graphics don't look that good.

Locations range from Asylums, to swamps in New Orleans and abandoned light houses and you can explore everything at your own pace and there is a lot of stuff to find.

Now originally this game only had the first person mode, but the remastered edition has an added third person point and click mode that helps out in some locations which have bad textures (I'll get to that in a moment)

Graphics look outdated. Some of the items you need to pick up blend in with the environment. Some of the lip syncing is just hilarious when the character models look like dead people. Some of the environments looks empty, but that's only for a second.

Now I want to cover the most important aspect of a Sherlock Holmes game and that's the puzzles. After playing Sherlock Holmes Mystery of the Silver Earring I was put off with the illogical puzzles. This time I was surprised with how smart the puzzles actually were. Now there was some hard puzzles and some of them are kind of stupid, but mostly really smart and well thought out puzzles.

Voice acting ranges from well done to incredibly horrible. Some of the voice acting is just incredibly funny. When they talk about serious situations all I did was smile at the voice acting.

If you do plan on playing the game I do recommend saving quite frequently and backing up your save file, cause there is a bug where you can lose your save file. Apart from that there's not many other bugs.

The game took me 8 hours to finish and apart from the one run of the game you will do, there's not much replay value as nothing really changes.

In the end I have to say I loved my time with Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and I might say it's the best Sherlock Holmes game I've played to date. The interesting story and puzzles are great in this game, because I felt they were the biggest flaw in The Mystery of the Silver Earring. If you like Adventure games, Sherlock Holmes and you like the work of H.P. Lovecraft you will love this game.

Final Rating:
8/10 - Worth to consider buying it.

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18.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Dezember 2012
I've been enjoying the modern reimaginings of Sherlock on CBS (Elementary) and the even better BBC series. So, when the Sherlock collection went on sale on Steam, I decided to give it a try. Of course, this game portrays the original Sherlock Holmes.

This is mostly typical point-and-click adventure fare and puzzles, with a little more than the usual pixel hunting due to the forensic nature of the story. For a game created in 2006 and then "remastered" in 2008, the production values are low, but the voice acting is pretty good. There are a few brain teasers thrown in, which can be difficult, but there is a built-in hint system. The game requires a little bit of deductive reasoning, but it falls short of making you feel like Sherlock. All too often, you gather all the evidence only to have Holmes pull it all together in a cut scene. The story is kinda slow, but it comes together nicely in the end. All in all, not a bad game, but not great either.
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9.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Oktober 2014
I started Frogware's Sherlock Holmes series in chronological order of the games. Currently, this is my favorite Sherlock Holmes game. I have always been a fan of H.P. Lovecraft in addition to Sherlock Holmes. The only way to make it even better is to include H. G. Wells to the mix, but I digress. This game set the standard of how the rest of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure Games are presented and produced. The story walks a fine line between the two worlds of H.P. Lovecraft and Sherlock Holmes and surprisingly the resolution is satisfy for both worlds. The adventure felt like Sherlock Holmes was on the case while the Lovecraftian themes never felt like a gimic. When I finished I sat back and pondered if the Lovecraftian themes were real or not; which is how Lovecraft should make the reader, or in this case the player, feel.

This is also the fist Sherlock Holmes game where I took extensive notes with a pen and paper. I am not saying that the game presents a bad summary of the clues or even that you need to take physical notes, but I found that it was more enjoyable when I did. I never felt, atleast to my memory, that the game was unfair with its puzzles or logic.

Furthermore, refrences will appear from this game to the next game in the series, Sherlock Holmes - Nemisis. So to fulfill that experiance you should probably play this one.

In summary: This game does a fantastic job combining H.P Lovecraft and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's worlds. This is a rare game which uses Lovecraft correctly, which will please any Lovecraft fans. Buy this game if you are a fan of either litature. I also suggest this game to individuals who would like to try Frogware's Sherlock Holmes Adventure series but are not sure which game to start with. This game is a great Point and Click game with a strong atmosphere. I at this time of writing palyed this game for 9 hours, and after writing this review I want to replay this game from the beginning.
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