visuals to an extent (Toby doesn't look quite right)
interesting real world facts in some cases
load times = long wait times for traveling
a lot of back and forth traveling, which wouldn't be so bad except for the load times
being forced to use the detection ability, even when some clues are pretty obvious
repetative use of the lock picking mini game
Mycroft is an annoying, egotistical, preachy, self entitled, judgemental, rude, butt.
On one case, my decision at the end was entirely influenced by my desire to say f-u to Mycroft.
I own the Sherlock Holmes collection and have played Nemesis, Jack the Ripper, and Testament so far. All of which I have enjoyed. I was really looking forward to Crimes and Punishments and immediately bought it once it was released.
I can happily say I do not regret this decision.
Another person commented that "the whole game plays like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'" and with that I can agree. None of the cases are solidly connected with an over arching plot, but there are some slight connections and references here and there. Including some throwbacks to the older games.
The quick time events are actually well incorperated in my opinion, and come at relatively appropriate times. They really help to add to the feeling of using Sherlock's skills.
The cases are enjoyable and some have large deduction trees, which makes for an even more fun final conclusion. Sometimes you can gather enough clues and evidence to make an immediate deduction, but without all the evidence, there is a possibility that deduction might be wrong.
I think I would have enjoyed being able to play as Toby a little more. I also feel the disguise system was under utilized and somewhat limited in the promised freedom of choice.
Lastly, I agree with Watson. Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" was a very hard book to understand. It took me almost 6 months to finish it and that was because near the end, I dreaded having to pick up the book.
Also, Mycroft is an ♥♥♥ and he insulted me personally with what he said to Watson about understanding the book.