De Sherlock Holmes serie komt terug met een nieuwe versie van The Awakened, die een hele nieuwe dimensie toevoegt aan de originele titel van Frogwares. Het spel blijft trouw aan de traditionele wijs-en-klik spelervaring van de originele avontuur spellen, maar tegelijkertijd is over The Awakened totaal overnieuw nagedacht, zo kun je in de...
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“Dit is hoe avontuurspellen gemaakt moeten worden”
8.3/10 – IGN

Over dit spel

De Sherlock Holmes serie komt terug met een nieuwe versie van The Awakened, die een hele nieuwe dimensie toevoegt aan de originele titel van Frogwares.
Het spel blijft trouw aan de traditionele wijs-en-klik spelervaring van de originele avontuur spellen, maar tegelijkertijd is over The Awakened totaal overnieuw nagedacht, zo kun je in de derde persoon spelen maar ook nog in de eerste persoon.
In het spel gaat de speler de mythe van Cthulhu onderzoeken - zoals verzonnen door de schrijver H.P. Lovecraft. Sherlock Holmes, geassisteerd door de trouwe Doctor Watson, onderzoekt de rare verdwijningen die te maken lijken te hebben met de activiteiten van een geheime sekte. Het avontuur begint in London, in de bekende Baker Street, neemt ons mee om een verontrustende psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in de buurt van Bale te onderzoeken, neemt ons mee naar Zwitserland, door naar Louisiana en uiteindelijk naar Schotland.
Belangrijke functies
  • Altijd 2 perspectieven beschikbaar: nieuwe spelervaring in de derde persoon, die een nieuwe dimensie geeft aan het originele spel, of het klassieke perspectief in de eerste persoon.
  • Een originele confrontatie tussen het universum van Sherlock Holmes en de mythe van Cthulhu - een gevecht tussen het rationele en het bovennatuurlijke.
  • Mooie beelden, bijtende dialogen, verontrustende personages en geweldige muziek zorgen voor een ongelofelijke eeuwwisseling atmosfeer.
  • Speel als de beroemde detective Sherlock Holmes en zijn trouwe vriend Doctor Watson.
  • Een nieuw help systeem dat de mogelijke interacties laat zien (voorwerpen en acties).
  • Leg contact met meer dan 60 personages in 5 verontrustende universa.
  • Gebruik en combineer meer dan 50 voorwerpen, en ontdek honderden aanwijzingen en documenten die je leiden tot de uiteindelijke uitkomst van het onderzoek.

Systeemeisen

    • OS: Windows XP, XP64
    • Processor: 1.3 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 Mb
    • Graphics: 32 Mb
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[63e] ZauberVonMozart
( 10.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 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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Zipomatic
( 9.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 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 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 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 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 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 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 28 maart
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 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 maart
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 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 20 maart
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 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 13 maart
Sherlock Holmes point-and-click - with Cthulu! Old game but playable, worth a look.
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Salvius23
( 8.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 12 maart
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 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 10 maart
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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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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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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Just finished this game in about 11 hours. It is not that bad actually. The puzzles can be though but there is a very good hint system that will help you for sure if you get stuck. So no need to go online and search for a walktrough. The graphics are not that bad either but do not expect superb graphics. For the rest it is a real Sherlock Holmes story. I did not really like the story a lot but thats because I did not understand everything and their connection with eachother. But that's probably because I am Belgian and speak Dutch. Other then that it is really fun to play. I had a problem with mouse controls sometimes: if I sometimes tried to turn around the movement would be really slow even impossible to turn around. I do not think that my game rig is to slow to play this game. I have GTX680, 8 gb ram and intel i5 3.3 ghz processor. That was really not good cause it got stuck in that mode from time to time which made it necessary to reboot the game. You can play it in first person orpoint and click view. I prefered the FP view. You have the ability to run but that can be still slow. Not that it is very slow but still. I give this game a 7/10. If you want to be a detective, like Sherlock Holmes, you could get this game. I had fun with it and I do not regret buying it. I would wait untill it is in sale. It's priced at 9.99 and that's not a bad price but if you can get it in sale wait untill then.
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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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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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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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The setup sounds great, Holmes & Watson inexplicably drawn into a world of fantasy horror... Except the follow-through is a boring and groan inducing embarrassment. It has little to do with either the works of Conan Doyle or Lovecraft and the tonally devoid hot mess that follows is evident of that. Looking at it simply as a game it's a frustrating series of clumsy and broken puzzle mechanics; if you've come for a narrative or engrossing world though then you're really in trouble. The plot attempts to string together kidnappings in England, an asylum in Switzerland, a swamp in New Orleans and finally a lighthouse in Scotland using some vague Cthulhu cult to no definable end. It's all so disjointed you realize about halfway through that none of the developers actually read any of Lovecraft's stories. Professor Sullivan has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo but nowhere in the narrative is Innsmouth (home to The Esoteric Order Of Dagon) or any of the creatures of Lovecraft's mythos. Cthulhu himself is never even mentioned by name! So what you're left with is less a sect and more a social club that stuff dead people full of squid and call it a herald of the apocalypse. It's also really, really ♥♥♥♥ing stupid. It doesn't work as a mystery, it doesn't work as fantasy horror, and it just plain doesn't work as a game.
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15.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 oktober 2013
Its really a cool game exciting story about a pirate treasure, slave trade, drug traffic, mysterious murders and a psychatry with a crazy doctor and secret tunnels travel from london to new orleans to switzerland. you can play the game in first person.
its amazing
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8.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 17 mei 2015
The Awakened is a great starting point for players new to the Holmes series. In this installment, the balance between puzzles, dialogue and hunting for clues has been perfected, and the new in-game hint system *usually* has the answers if you're stuck. There's been a pretty good graphical update, and the addition of the first person camera angle has totally removed the previous games' problems of pixel hunting and difficult controls. I personally encountered no technical problems playing on Windows 8.1.

If you're a fan of the classic Sherlock Holmes, Awakened may not be for you. The story has a lot of paranormal elements, which may be a turn off for some players. However, I am typically not a fan of paranormal mysteries and I was still able to enjoy the game. Each location has a totally different atmosphere, so in a way there's something for everyone. The mystery is interesting and intriguing without being convoluted, and at around 8 hours the length feels just right.
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6.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 augustus 2015
This game is a bit of a departure from typical Holmes, as it mixes in a Lovecraftian element that gives the story an unearthly taste. I don't have a problem with that, but if you're not really a fan of sort of "out there" paranormal storie, you might not appreciate this game. However, even if you're not a Lovecraft fan, you might be engaged enough with the story to enjoy this too.

Gameplay is pretty standard pointy-clicky fare. As in most of these styles of game, the puzzles range from very basic to ridiculously difficult, but thankfully there is an in-game hint system that does help a lot to keep frustration to a minimum. The only truly difficult part I found was a point when you're in a dark area with a lantern and must find all the clues to progress; the last "piece" was very difficult to locate in the dark.

For mystery/detective fans who also are fans of Agatha Christie, there is a delightful "easter egg" partway through the game. As a Christie and Doyle fan, I squealed like a wee happy baby. I won't ruin it here, just keep your eyes and ears open for it. :D

My single real complaint (and it's just a nitpick really) is with the sound; there's a point where there are a lot of people using alert/warning whistles and they were piercingly loud (and over and over and over again, ouch my head). I didn't even have the sound up that loud but I thought my eardrums were going to rupture. Just a minor thing to keep in mind; you may want to keep the volume lower or even off when you hit that section.

So go grab the Sherlock Holmes Collection where you can get all six of the games at once and save a good bit of money. They're definitely worth it for fans of Doyle's Holmes.
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