Help Sherlock Holmes, the famed detective, investigate the legend of a supernatural hound on the fog-shrouded moorland in England of the 19th century. Immerse yourself into the dangerous world of diabolical curse and discover the truth of the monstrous creature.
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Julkaisupäivä: 11. marras, 2010

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Osta Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles

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Help Sherlock Holmes, the famed detective, investigate the legend of a supernatural hound on the fog-shrouded moorland in England of the 19th century. Immerse yourself into the dangerous world of diabolical curse and discover the truth of the monstrous creature.

Key features:

  • Unusual representation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most read book
  • Incredible gameplay combining hidden object and puzzle game
  • Over 35 locations to explore
  • Choose your level of difficulty: additional or limited help and hints, quick or slow hint recharge, easy or hard puzzles and Hidden Objects

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    • OS:XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:1.0 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9 compatible
Hyödylliset arvostelut
1/2 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
4.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 12. marraskuu.
Loved this game!!!! Played it twice already and I had forgotten how to get through many of the rooms. That is a feat for a HOG. There are so many things to do and not always in the same order. There are loads of rooms, alternate realities, things to collect and puzzles to do.

I loved how the map told you that you had unfinished business in certain rooms AND when a room was completed it let you know so that you were not going there over and over to find something you think you missed.

Very interesting story and trumps almost all other Sherlock Holmes HOGs I have played. Well worth the money, expecially since this is one to play over. It's like getting double our money!

I recommend this for all levels. You will not be dissapointed!
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0/1 (0%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
0.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 20. marraskuu.
I like finding things and getting achievements...TENOUTTATEN
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0/3 (0%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
7.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 11. marraskuu.
Good game.
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8.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 18. marraskuu.
An excellent hidden object game.

This simple title provides several hours of engrossing puzzles. The story, voice acting and graphics are a tad corny, making it seem more like a Scooby Doo episode than a true Sherlock Holmes mystery. However, the puzzles were very well done, and the game did a good job of pacing itself and keeping me interested.

Bottom line: I'd recommend it if you're looking for an enjoyable diversion that will only last an evening or two.
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9/10 (90%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
7.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 10. kesäkuu.
A nice a slightly-different-from-the-usual-ones Hidden Object game. Story is interesting and puzzles are never boring. Not too easy, not too difficult. Some achievements are bugged\broken\bad-designed. I don't regret having spent almost 4 hours on this and totally would buy and play another Hidden Object game about Sherlock Holmes.
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6/7 (86%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
2.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 2. heinäkuu.
Nice HO game, but the original story has been mutilated. There's always a logical explanation in S.H. stories, never any magic or supernatural forces.
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6/10 (60%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
13.2 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 7. heinäkuu.
Yeeeah. I had to play through it 3 times to get the last achievement (Golden Hound - for having all the other achievements), which would not unlock despite me indeed having all the other achievements, because my two games (normal and hard) were done on two different profiles and they needed to be done on the same one. And the only reason I needed to do more than one anyway was that apparently finishing it on hard does not count as finishing it on normal.. what? That and the "finish 10 hidden object puzzles in under 3 minutes each" achievement is dumb since you get no feedback to tell you if you fail.

Oh, and I couldn't find the actual save game file, no idea where it's hidden, so good luck to you if you mess up! I did find the save game screenshot thumbnail folder (inside %appdata%\roaming\frogwares\sherlock holmes and the hound of the baskervilles), and when those thumbnails were deleted/restored, it messed up and broke my existing test profiles, so that was fun too. My profile reset to a player name of "Katy" or something just before it broke completely. I wonder who that is.

Not sure where the data itself was though. Apparently other people have save corruption or achievements not unlocking sometimes, thankfully I didn't have any other issues besides having to run it 3 times or I'd have had an aneurism.

There is a reference to an easter egg.. somewhere.. as well, But I have no idea what/where it was. It just shows as a hidden achievement in game, but not on Steam, as far as I can tell.

Achievements aside, the story breaks the realms of reality, going with Sherlock in a world with various magical powers. If you ignore the way they stomp all over the Sherlock lore, the story was okay, and one play through of the game will normally take you between 3h 30m to 4h or so, but the ending was absolutely terrible, an anti-climatic cutscene that made no sense and prematurely ended the game right at the climax of the plot, after all the build up to that point. Again.. what?

Voice acting was halfway decent, but there were a couple of animated shorts at the start and end of the game, and they were TERRIBLE. They should have left it just as static scenes flashing from one to the next, that would have fit better with the rest of the game. I think that the animated shorts were so awful that they actually hurt the game in the end.

Gameplay was mediocre, it's a really generic hidden object game, plus a few easy to medium difficulty puzzles, loosely covered in Sherlock Holmes wrapping paper. There is exactly one "Sherlock Holmes-esque" leap of deduction made by the Great Detective in the game - right at the start, when Henry arrived and was introducing the case. That's it. Hint and puzzle skipping mechanics seemed to work fine, no issues except that some of the items were actually unfamiliar to me and I had to Google them up to find out what I was supposed to look for since the list of items didn't include what the item looked like.

The developer of the game was Waterlily Games, described by Wikipedia as being a sub-studio of Frogwares which "focused on casual, hidden object, and light adventure games for PC and iOS". In that light, they probably did a good job on the game, leaving the parent Frogwares to work on the "true" Sherlock adventure games.

The only other Sherlock game I've played (and also 100%'d) before this is The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, and I loved that one very much. This one however, I cannot recommend. Even as generic hidden object or puzzle adventure games go, there are other better and more engaging ones out there for the same price, like Jolly Rover, Machinarium, Puzzle Agent 1-2, and others.
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 30. kesäkuu.
I gotta sauy, I love a good adventure game. This, however, is not a good adventure game. At best, it's a mediocre hidden object game. Of course, medicore is as good as a hidden object game can be, so that's a positive. I must also add, I've read The Hound of the Baskervilles... I'm not sure what this had to do with that book.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 26. kesäkuu.
A very light game, consisting of puzzles and "find-the-object" sequences. The story is mildly entertaining, the voice acting is rather terrible, but it's simple enough to be a relaxing, mindless way to waste a few hours.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
4.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 6. heinäkuu.
Why this game carries the title of "Sherlock Holmes" I can't possibly explain--the "unusual representation" is more of what I would call a travesty.

The game itself is a typical hidden object puzzler with moderate RPG elements. The puzzles are often tedious and there are no hints to help you out in those, only a skip that takes awhile to activate. If you're looking for a hidden object game you might enjoy this game (but not even for the $10 price tag). If you're here to play a Sherlock Holmes game, run.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. kesäkuu.
Major thumbs down. While this game has potential it constantly crashes under Windows 7 64 bit. The worst part about this is that there is no save game feature and thus when the program crashes one has to start a chapter all over again. Replay a few chapters more than once and watch one's frustrations rise. STRONGLY AVOID.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
6.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 31. heinäkuu.
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of The Baskervilles is a casual eye spy & puzzle game along the lines of the Midnight Mystery game series. It is a good addition to the genre, although it did come off a little bit overly supernatural for a Sherlock Holmes story and Holmes never really did provide any explanation to contradict those supernatural events. Still, a good story and well paced.
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3/5 (60%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
40.7 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 15. elokuu.
I still dont know what the hound really was.
Time to read the book one more time.
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6/11 (55%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 27. kesäkuu.
why this game is part of the sherlock holmes universe is the only mystery i couldn't solve
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2/4 (50%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
4.8 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 3. heinäkuu.
I was going to write a review but I now must do a scavenger hunt.
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2/5 (40%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. kesäkuu.
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of Baskervilles is one of my favourite sherlock holmes novel ever, one of the best in my opinion, but this game very different than i expecting, and quite dissapointed with it
very light game, typical point and click game, the storyline didnt even matter at all, since its not making sense whatsoever, this game intended to be a web based game i think
final verdict 5/10 ,am i recommended this?, for the price it ask, no, i am not reccmend this
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1/3 (33%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
4.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. heinäkuu.
I enjoyed it really much.
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0/1 (0%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
3.4 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 29. kesäkuu.
Quick, easy, and fun. Great time-killer.
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4.6 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 21. heinäkuu.
Koira haudattuna.

Henry Baskerville on palannut sukulinnaansa. Valitettavasti vuosisatoja vanha kirous on nostanut päätään ja päättänyt alkaa vainoamaan taloa. Ensimäiseksi sukulaisten muotokuvat menettävät loistonsa. Tämän jälkeen punaiset silmät ja selkäpiitä karmiva ulvonta täyttää suot. Ei huolta! Holmes ja Watson saapuvat Henryn pyynnöstä paikalle tutkimaan tapausta. Tervetuloa tarinaltaan ja ajoittain visuaaliselta anniltaan suoraan Holmesin tripille!

Tämä on peli, joka tavallaan muistuttaa Holmesia: kylmää logiikkaa ja tarkkasilmäisyyttä. Hidden object-peleille ominaisesti tavaroita etsitään rojujen seasta klikkailemalla. Toisen puolen pelistä täyttävät erinäisiä palasia tarvitsevat puzzlet. Osa puzzleista on taasen vanhoja tuttuja väännöksiä jo tutuksi tulleista ongelmista, kun taas osa räväyttää itsensä pelaajan silmille selittelemättä yhtään mitään siitä, että mitä tässä nyt tulisikaan tehdä.

Vinkkitoimintoa ei juurikaan tarvitse kumminkaan käyttää, sillä peli on erittäin suoraviivainen ja onnistuu etenemään hyvällä tahdilla. Jos jokin ongelma ei ole ratketakseen, voi aina käyttää vinkkiä tai skippausta. Näiden kahden voiman lisäksi pelissä on mahdollista käyttää yliluonnollisia voimia! Telekinesia sekä esineiden materialisointi, näin muutamaa esimerkkinä käyttäen. Mekaniikka on samanlainen kuin Dracula - Love Kils:issä. Ainoana erona se, että Holmes ei tarvitse erillistä latausta voimilleen.

Maalatut taustat ovat aina mielyttäviä. Linnassa olevissa huoneissa on vaihtelua niin ongelmien kuin sisustuksen suhteen. Tämän lisäksi maailma muuttuu suuresti aina pelin siirtyessä menneisyyteen. Kontrasti on vahva, jolloin ei voi vahingossa erehtyä ajasta ja paikasta. Valitettavasti useat huoneet on kumminkin ympätty liian täyteen tavaraa, jolloin olennaisten tavaroiden löytäminen muuttuu arpapeliksi.

Ääninäyttely pistää korvaan hyvällä tavalla. Holmesin ja Watsonin ääninäyttelyn hoitavat samat henkilöt, jotka ovat hoitaneet ääninäyttelyn kaikissa Frogwares:in julkaisemissa Sherlock Holmes -peleissä. Holmes on koppava munapää ja Watson peloissaan ja ymmällään oleva pelkuri. Tämän lisäksi Henry pääsee ajoittain ääneen, mutta hänenkin suorituksensa on onnistunut. Musiikkia pelissä on aivan liikaa. Toki musiikki on mukaansa tempaavaa ja toimivaa, mutta pelaaja ei saa hetkeäkään rauhaa! Pahimillaan musiikki on erittäin intensiivistä ja tunnelmaa nostattavaa vain normaalin, turhanpäiväisen ongelman aikana.

Peli on lyhyt. Itselläni peliin kului noin 4 tuntia ja puzzleista skippasin vain muutaman. Tämä on kumminkin ihan sopiva pituus, sillä pelillä ei olisi voinut olla enempää annettavaa. Sherlock Holmesin lisenssi tuntuu kumminkin täysin hukkaan heitetyltä tämän pelin kohdalla. Hahmot ovat tuttuja, mutta kun juoni vaatii yliluonnollisia elementtejä ilman, että Holmes todistaisi näitä mitenkään vääräksi, tuntuu kaikki jotenkin ristiriitaiselta. Omassa genressään mukiin menevä nautinto, mutta hidden object-peleihin tutustumattomalle sekava ja turhauttava kokemus.

80 ejakulaatiota
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6.1 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 7. heinäkuu.
This game was enjoyable enough that I did a second run on easy to get all achievements (you don't get the easy achievements for completing the game on hard difficulty). Both settings are enjoyable,with the hard setting throwing a couple decent challenges at you.

If you look at this game as a typical adventure game, it does its job well. The puzzles were about the right difficulty, you had to combine items you had gotten before, use the "amulet powers" and you can beat the game using only your logic. I do not care much for the highlight object mini-games though, since most of the time you find the item you want easily but still have to collect random stuff like lamps and feathers for no apparent reason.

The pallete and textures are decent and most of the items in the highlight object mini-games can be seen clearly. Some are harder to see, but still it is more an issue of clever use of environment rather than not being able to distinguish something from the environment (unlike previous games like Dracula: Origin).

WARNING: The following contains spoilers.

Much like Baskerville Hall, not everything is sunny though. My biggest problem is how the source material is used. As I said, this is a solid adventure game, but not a very good Sherlock Holmes story. There are supernatural elements that are left unexplained, the main plot is not given a rational explanation as one would expect from Holmes and so on. I was very dissapointed by the ending, but it became apparent in the middle of the game that either this must be a dream or there is no way that there is a rational explanation for all of this. Even if we ignore this and treat this as a typical non-Holmes detective story, there is not a final verdict on who used the hound or something like that (in contrast to the book). In the end, you feel more like a ghost hunter than a detective.

If you are a casual adventure games player this game is worth it, especially if you find it on sale or bundled. I am afraid hardcore adventure players will just breeze through it, so only get it if you have finished harder games and want to kill some time. Sherlock Holmes fans should probably best avoid it, since the source material is not treated well.

Finally, one can see that Frogwares has evolved from earlies titles and continues to evolve to the much better "Testament of Sherlock Holmes". I am at least happy to see this as a stepping stone towards a better future for a small developer.
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