君は世界で最も名を知られている探偵になる: そう、シャーロック・ホームズだ! 名探偵として君が持つ秀でた才能を用い、それぞれ異なる六つのぞくぞくするような事件を解明する: 殺人、失踪、驚くような盗難事件。多くの捜査を進めていくうちに、君は奇想的な世界へと導かれていく。
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"Rough around the edges, and with some bad puzzles, but this is an atmospheric detective adventure that actually lets you do some detecting."
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2014年10月1日

SHERLOCK HOLMES: CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS, REVIEWS

His skills, your wits!

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His skills, your wits. Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, is now available on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC!

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“I have to believe Holmes would approve.”
8/10 – Polygon

“Thrilling detective-game ... even Moriaty would play it!”
85/100 – GameStar

“Hands down the best detective game I've ever played and one of the most enjoyable experiences of the 2014 gaming year so far.”
9,5/10 – Hooked Gamers

They reviewed Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

このゲームについて

君は世界で最も名を知られている探偵になる: そう、シャーロック・ホームズだ! 名探偵として君が持つ秀でた才能を用い、それぞれ異なる六つのぞくぞくするような事件を解明する: 殺人、失踪、驚くような盗難事件。多くの捜査を進めていくうちに、君は奇想的な世界へと導かれていく。
君は、道徳的善悪に基づいた判決を下すのか、それとも、法律の文言に従うのか?

「罪と罰」は、自分が適切だと思う方法で自由に捜査を行うことが可能である。探偵の技術に長けていることで有名なシャーロックの14種の推理法を用い、追求したい事柄を選択して容疑者に尋問し、推理を立て、犯人を明らかにしていく… 彼らの運命を握るのは君次第なのだ!しかし、君の下す判断は君自身の評判に影響を及ぼし、しばし、全く予期していなかった、驚くべき状況を生む可能性もでてくるだろう… 

システム要件

    Minimum:
    • OS: WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Processor: WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 または、SHADERS 4.0互換性のあるグラフィックカード AMD RADEON HD 4890/NVIDIA GEFORCE GTS 450/INTEL IRIS PRO 5200かそれ以上
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 互換性のあるサウンドカード
    • Additional Notes: 起動承認際にはインターネットの接続が必要です
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記録時間: 16.6 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月9日
ミステリ好きな当方には非常に自分好みの作品で、一気にクリアしました
シャーロックという古典をだいぶモダンに現代アレンジを入れてるようなイメージでした

よかった点

推理ものとして、情報収集、謎解き、パズル要素、事件にかかわる人間関係の面白さが絶妙
真犯人を追い詰める推理パートの描写が面白い(神経をつなぎ合わせるイメージ)
BGMがすばらしい
グラフィックも人間の表情、手の描写などがすばらしく。それを読ませることで人物背景を推理させる

悪かった点
エピソード(全6エピソード)間のボリューム、作りこみに差がありすぎる

大きなバグもなく、日本語にもそこそこうまく訳されててるので興味ある方はプレイの価値あり

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投稿日: 2014年12月20日
シャーロック・ホームズゲームと言えばFrogwares。そんなFrogwaresの最新作だけあって多くの面で洗練されたホームズゲーになっています。
人物観察、尋問、変装、科学捜査、資料の検索、注意深い観察などなど、多くの捜査法で手掛かりを集めて行きます。この多彩さも多芸なホームズらしさを表現するのに一役買っていますね。

手掛かりを集めたら仮説を組み立てて推理していくわけですが、導いた仮説や、それぞれの仮説を組み合わせたらどういう結論に辿りつけるかがグラフィカルに表示されるため、とてもわかりやすいです。
一般的な推理ゲームのように頭の中で組み立てるといったことをする必要がないため、筋道立てて考えることが容易です。
また、1つの仮説があっても、解釈を変えれば全く別の結論を導くことができるのも面白いです。

このゲームの更なる特色として、誰を犯人として告発し、どんな罰を与えるかは完全にプレイヤーに委ねられています。
どう考えても犯人ではなさそうな容疑者であっても、それらしい仮説を導けば犯人に仕立て上げることだって可能ですし、逆に、情状の余地のない凶悪な犯人に温情を与えることもできます。
他のプレイヤーの判断を統計情報として見ることができますので、自分の判断と比べてみても面白いですね。

原作小説の6つの事件をベースにしたオムニバス形式なので、事件の長さや出来にばらつきがあったりしますが、過去作のようなトンデモ系オリジナル事件よりかはとっつきやすいように思います。
グラフィック面もかなりの進化を遂げていますので、そこの出来も見てほしいですね。
特にドラマの「SHERLOCK」から影響を受けているであろう演出もあり、情報を見やすく提示することに成功しています。

とかなり出来の良い推理ADVではありますが、いくつか欠点もあります。
まずマップを跨いだロードが長いこと。比較的行ったり来たりするので若干ストレスになります。
また、親切で見やすいシステムゆえに難易度が高くありません。
サクサク進んでイイ!!ということでもありますが、ガチな難易度は期待しない方が良いです。
ホームズなりきりゲーに近いかもしれません。
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投稿日: 2014年9月30日
日本語でさっそくプレイいたしました。

画質や操作性に関しては文句はないですが高いグラボ積んでないとおそらくサクサクはプレイできません。


謎解き具合は比較的難しい。

序盤の船のやつとか結構苦労しちゃった・・・

追記
ようやく事件1 ピーターブラックの運命はクリア。
解決後に世界のプレイヤーと比較できるのはよかったですね♪
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投稿日: 2014年10月20日
ホームズというキャラクターは誰でも知っているけど、
しかし本当のところは何もわかってなかったということを痛感させられる作品。


最近ではドラマや映画などで描かれる
「エレメンタリー」や「SHELOCK」といった
ホームズの現代解釈が流行っているが、
おそらくこの作品はそうした流れの影響も受けているだろう。

現代解釈とは何か?というとそれはもうひどいものだ。
つまりホームズはIQ180を売りに横溝正史のフィクションを祖父というヤバい高校生探偵だったり
高校生が薬を飲まされ子供になって麻酔銃を打ちまくるとかやりながらも
犯人当てクイズを行ってくれ、最後に事件に対して情緒的な幕引きを行うみたいな
キャラクターでは全くない。
実は事件の善悪も正義の所在もどうだっていい。
精神病の治療中の人間であったり、ソシオパスと呼ばれたりする
狂気を孕んだ人間が偏執的な性質を使い事件にかかわるという風に描かれるのだ。

このゲームの事件を見つめる視線の徹底した冷たさは
かなりの部分ホームズの心象風景に近いかのようである。
特に犯人に対して最後どんな刑罰を下すか?という
telltale gamesの「walking dead」以降の
プレイヤーのモラルを問うデザインも含まれているのだが、
これは逆にプレイヤーの問題というより
ホームズというキャラクターが異常なまでに
事件に対し何の情緒も物語性も見出していないという、
現実というものに対し何一つとして期待しない
冷たい狂気を内に秘めている描写に繋がっている。

そうしたホームズ像は、オレが典型的なADVの操作に詰まって
「ああめんどくさいくなったから真犯人他にいると思うけどこいつ犯人にして次いこう」
と適当に犯人を決めたとしても、
その決定になるほどう弁護士のように戸惑いはしない。
論理的に破たんしていようが、
ホームズは表情を崩さない。本質的に真実も事実もどうでもよさそうにする。
現実の冷たい事実しかない。ただそれだけを確認し続ける表情を崩さない。
絶対に嫌だ!こいつは正義の味方なんかじゃない!

操査のめんどくささから冤罪事件がいかにして作られるか?の心理も
ときに体験できる稀有なゲームであるといえる。
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記録時間: 24.3 時間
投稿日: 2014年11月9日
面白い。今までのシャーロックシリーズと比べてゲーム難易度がすごく簡単になりました。調べるべき場所をすべて調べたら、フォーカスが元に戻り、緑のアイコンに変わる。これのおかげで二度手間な作業を行うことがなくなりゲームをスムーズに進めることができます。あとはシャーロック的観察眼の演出などがちりばめられていて没入できます。
アドベンチャーゲームを楽しむというよりは、シャーロックホームズの視点を楽しむという要素が非常に強いです。
今までのFrogwareの難易度を求めていたらちょっと期待外れかもしれません。
状況証拠から導き出せる答えに別視点が存在するというのが、なかなかのゲームの肝です。
別の容疑者を犯人に仕立てたり、凶悪な犯行なのか、慈悲が与えられるべきなのか……
この選択肢でよかったのか、と考えさせられるゲームです。
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投稿日: 2014年12月1日
あまり期待はしていなかったけど買ってよかったゲーム。
謎解き要素もあり、別の推理結果も選び直せるし、ミニゲームも面倒臭かったら飛ばせるしとなかなかの親切設計。
推理モノ好きなら買って損はないと思います。

唯一の欠点は移動がめんどいことかな。
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BBCの「シャーロック」を意識した演出が良い。
全体的にボリューム・難易度とバランスがよい。
ただ、少し誤訳・誤字がある。
しかしそれ以上にゲームに引き込まれるリアルなグラフィック(特に肌感)・演出によって気にならない。
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投稿日: 1月4日
なかなかよい雰囲気ゲーです。プレイ時間は10時間程度でクリア。
ただ不満は、親切システムすぎることですかね。

ミニゲームは簡単なのにスキップできるますし
普通にやってたらすべての証拠集まりますし
失敗してもやり直し可能ですし
最後に犯人間違ってたら教えてくれてやり直しできます。

とにかく親切すぎて、一回すればだいたい終わります。
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記録時間: 12.4 時間
投稿日: 2014年9月29日
[SPOILER FREE]
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment is a beautiful and impressive adventure puzzle game starring a very popular detective who players will enjoy playing as to solve crime and choosing thier own choices in a case's outcome through deduction.

First off, the graphics of the game use the unreal engine 3 and a step up for the series.The facial features of the characters such as pores, scars, and even the detail on the clothing. Not only is the character detailed but so are the aesthetics and details put into each of the maps that the players will traverse to solve crimes, which gives it a it more immersion.

The music is appropriate for the game and kicks in at the right moment though the rest of the time the game is pretty quiet to letting concentrate and could use more to bring immersion. The voice acting is also decently done for most of the characters in the game and brings them to life in the game world.

Players can play the game with either a keyboard and mouse or with a game pad. Both are configured well and didn't include key binding, which isn't too bad since there aren't many keys to press for this type of game genre. Players be able to play this game in first or 3rd person whichever choice you decide. The controls may feel a bit stiff but overall it is not too bad at all.

Each of the maps in this game is really focused on the area where the crime appears. You won't find yourself in unnecessary places or free roaming since it isn't that sort of game though it is something to suggest for a future sequel. The game uses a fast travel system to travel around the map with a push of a button. With a button click, players can bring up a map and click on locations to travel where they need to go whenever you want. With each loading screen, Sherlock in the cab where the interface can also be brought up for the menu to look over the clues, evidence, and deduction while they wait. The menu itself is very sleek and organized.

The game play to Sherlock is to solve puzzles, gather evidence and to come up with deduction and solve crimes. The puzzles range from ordinary lock puzzles where you match locks to complicated puzzles where you rebuild molds, combine chemicals or find clues to fix certain situation, compare notes, Extreme arm wrestling and lots more variety to keep the game intriguing. There is a skip function for those that get frustrated or stuck at a puzzle but keep in mind that it is a puzzle game, and that self-satisfaction comes from solving by oneself.

Sherlock is armed with an arsenal of tools to help him combine clues and solve puzzles. Focus will help him see things that he will miss at times such as small marks and such. Imagination is when he gathers enough clues to solve a puzzle, he will be able to recreate the scenario in his mind to gather more clues and evidence and finally when he does get all this, he will be capable to go into deduction.
In deduction mode, Sherlock can look over his facts and evidence, draw a line between them and form bubbles and by doing so created deductions. Sometimes there is only one deduction in a bubble but other times. There will be two totals. As players look through all these bubbles, they'll be able to draw and combine a conclusion to the case. If the case is a contradiction, it will tell you between the bubbles. If it combines there will be a larger bubble and there will be a choice to the entire scenario. Either the person is guilty/innocent or an alternative choice route opened will be up to players to decide by finding enough clues and evidence.

The game introduces five case scenario total and may take a player 12-15 hours total to complete depending on how good they are at gathering clues and puzzles.

My opinion is that this is possibly the best puzzle/adventure game I have yet played. I enjoyed it though some of my cons are that the disguise function wasn't used as greatly as I thought and that the game hopefully will be even frequently more expansive with the deduction system in the future because that felt like the real meat of the game to me personally.

Pros
+ The graphic details are beautiful. You can see the details of the faces of characters, clothes, and the aesthetic to the background looks great with the Unreal 3 engine.
+ The puzzles are brilliant
+ The case themselves are very realistic in a sense
+ Brilliant story and cases. Especially the third case Blood Bath.
+ The voice acting is decently done. Most of the characters sounded great.
+ Deduction offers the players choices and replayability. Multiple choices on how to punish a crime or finish it off with another outcome.
+ Game lasts 12-15 hours



Cons
- Though beautiful the maps were decently sized and it felt too closed in especially with parts blocked off. Hopefully we'll see even larger areas in the future.
- Disguises weren't used as much in the game
- There is a skip button that pops up everytime that just seems to invite players to push it. Should be something you can turn off
- The online feature should take in more stats instead of just who chooses the choice or discovering it.


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投稿日: 2014年11月1日
Watson: "Do you want to slit some more pigs throats?"
Holmes: "no."
Watson: "thank goodness for that."
Holmes: "I wish to impale one with a harpoon."
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投稿日: 2014年10月4日
I took it upon myself to wait until I had received 100% of the achievements before making my review.

Compared to The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, Frogwares and Focus Entertainment have come a VERY LONG WAY! From astoundingly beautiful graphics, to great plotlines and endless solutions, I was in awe the entire time.

The one thing I loved the most was the way they improved on Sherlock Holmes's personality. Compared to Testament, Holmes in Crimes and Punishments has a more gentle and chivalrous side to him, which is something definitely found in the books. I'm an oldschool Sherlock Holmes fan, so this game was perfect!

I am very excited to see possible sequels in the future.
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I did like the game, and the graphics are beautiful, but it was way too easy (sometimes plain obvious) and just seemed more of 3d interactive novel rather then real quest.
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-The gameplay for the most part keeps in line with the rest of the series, with only a few noteworthy departures. There's now a sort of "detective vision" that highlights examinable objects, and while it can be ignored most of the time, it is sometimes necessary to find things like scratches on a lock or markings on the floor. The game does bring up a prompt when it's required, however, so you can safely ignore it otherwise if you choose to for the sake of immersion or challenge. You also now have the ability to talk with suspects at jail, and can present evidence to them to disprove any lies they may be telling you. Finally, you can now access the wardrobe and disguise kit at any time by going to your apartment, and you can select from a small variety of hats, facial hairs, and suits to wear (which is sometimes required for the sake of disguising yourself). Aside from these changes, anyone who's played the previous entries will be right at home (and the game does give minor references to the previous games in the series); there are still more "classic-style" adventure game puzzles (though they're sometimes repeated, like this one lock puzzle that shows up around once per case), and things like Holmes's chemistry set are used once again.

-The game does give you more freedom than the previous games, which I think adds a lot to the experience. To use the first case as an example, by the time you've collected all the clues and pieced them together (you do this on your own in a menu, rather than having Holmes explain everything away for you), you're left with three different suspects, which you then have to choose from on your own based on your evidence. You're free to arrest any of them, and the game doesn't actually tell you which one was correct unless you choose to reveal the "spoiler" at the end of the case. You also get to choose to either condemn or absolve the criminal, which seems to be more of a moral choice than an actual logical one. The game ultimately leaves a lot up to the player, but it does slightly hold your hand. If you have evidence that needs to be used, discussed with someone, or researched in the archive at your apartment, it'll have a small icon on it in the inventory menu that tells you that. The game also somewhat spoils you with the Objectives menu, in that it makes it difficult to not find all the evidence due to the game generally not removing a "Investigate ____" objective until you've found everything in a particular area. If there was one thing I could change about the game it would be the inclusion of a "classic mode" that removes the objectives menu and the icons, and I hope they will take this into consideration for further games.

-One thing that bothered me is that there isn't much of a connection between the cases, and there doesn't seem to be any consequences for your choices. Whenever you choose to let the killer go free, Sherlock makes up an excuse to tell Scotland Yard and that's basically the end of it, with the only continuation of each case being receiving a letter from the culprit at the start of the next case thanking you and explaining what they're doing now. I don't think that this diminishes the effect very much, since on a by-case basis I do still care about the characters and I think just having a choice at all is a great step forward, but it'd be nice for them to put some sort of penalty on absolving people instead of condeming them so that it would be more difficult to just let everyone go free (which might end up happening a lot, since the culprits generally have at least a slightly element of moral grayness with some exceptions).

-One of the cases is rather short, but aside from that outlier they're each somewhere around 3 hours long, and there are 6 of them in total. If you prefer games with a long-running narrative instead of 6 mostly unrelated smaller cases then you might be disappointed with this. The game's overall length is fine in my opinion, but on a by-case basis the cases are somewhat short.

-This is a small feature, but one thing that I thought was really neat is that during the loading screens between areas it shows Holmes and whoever is travelling with you in a carriage and allows you to access your evidence to review the case or your deductions to link points together while the game loads, so that you aren't just sitting around waiting. The loading times aren't substantial enough to be irritating anyways in my experience, but it's a nice touch.

-The graphics are extremely good, particularly in the character models. The characters' faces are very well-detailed and animated.

-The characters all seem to have been at least slightly redesigned, though Watson mostly still resembles his old appearance. And I can't say for certain, but it seems like everyone has different voice actors now. They still sound close enough that it isn't jarring, and they've already grown on me after one case so it's not a problem, but it's something worth mentioning. Edit: I've noticed that Sherlock hasn't actually changed designs, it just looks that way because of his new default hairstyle. He does look slightly different than he did before facially, but when you use the wardrobe to put his old hat on (which happens automatically in the second case) he looks almost the same.

-Creepy Watson does not appear to be in the game, despite the April Fools video giving hope that he might be back. RIP Creepy Watson 2008 - 2008

Overall, if you're a fan of the game series or just enjoy Sherlock Holmes or mystery novels in general, you could make worse purchases than this. It's a strong mystery game overall, though there are a few things that I hope they do better with in later games.
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記録時間: 32.9 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月20日
This entry into Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series is the biggest change since The Awakened.

Frogwares' switch to the Unreal engine seems to have paid off, as this is by far their best looking SH game yet.

The voice acting has also greatly improved, and together with improved character animations, C&P delivers a cinematic, high production value experience.

The gameplay, on the other hand, is the simplest yet. C&P plays a bit more like an interactive movie such as Heavy Rain or The Walking Dead than a typical adventure game. But the experience is still rather enjoyable, and the change certainly makes C&P the most accessible title yet. The game also seems to borrow the "observation text" from the BBC Sherlock mini-series, which is a nice touch. I think there may be some inspiration taken from LA Noire as well.

Although there are few puzzles to speak of, the most interesting feature is the "conclusion system". Even if you uncover all the clues (which is very easy to do), the player is able to deduce multiple conclusions. Only one conclusion is "correct", but it isn't always obvious which that is. The game requires you to pay attention and in some cases think rather carefully in order to come to the right conclusion.

The game also appears to borrow from Telltale's TWD and Wolf Among Us in introducing episodic gameplay with a "moral choice" at the end of each case. There are 6 cases total, each lasting roughly 2-3 hours. In addition to deciding the conclusion of each case, you decide between two moral choices. This doesn't seem to have much impact aside from showing you a different ending sequence. Although saving is automatic, after finishing a particular case ending sequence, you can restart before you committed to the conclusion and moral choice. This conveniently allows you to see all possible endings, if you so desire, in one playthrough.

Although the episodic gameplay introduces more variety than previously seen, the individual cases are not quite as compelling as the storylines of previous titles. Some cases are perhaps a bit too obvious, although there's still plenty of cleverness in the writing.

As an ardent fan of Sherlock Holmes adaptations as well as the source material, I definitely recommend this title.

It's also fairly easy to unlock 100% achievements. This is possible to do in one playthrough, although doing so without a walkthrough would be difficult. Unfortunately, most walkthroughs tend to spoil the plots of the cases. It is possible to replay any case after completing the game, though.
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記録時間: 9.7 時間
投稿日: 2014年11月2日
I let two murderers go free and blew up the London Stock Exchange.

5 stars.
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投稿日: 2014年10月2日
Compared to the last Sherlock Holmes game - The Tastement of Sherlock Holmes, this game is way over my expectation. The graphic is amazing, and looks nicer with warm colors (Oh, I hate the cold tone in TToSH so bad), The stories/cases are so interesting. Now I can choose how to punish/solve the cases - along with some cool actions. I love how they construct the Deduction in this game - way better and more like in criminal movies/series (who doesn't seek for neuron in those kinds of thriller/crime). In short, this is a game that I highly recommend for those who love Sherlock Holmes (like me, teehee, I know some of endings before they got inspired from the books - oops, spolier here). It's time to put those books down and live the action.
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記録時間: 13.3 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月12日
+ Graphics (with facial animations in particular)
+ 6 varied cases with different outcomes, depending on your research and choices
+ Newly added gameplay mechanics make it even more fun to be a detective
+ Lack of a bigger story also makes it more fun (there is one but not everything is connected with weird and awkward plot twists this time)
+ Voice acting is mostly solid

- Puzzle difficulty is still rather easy
- Limited freedom
- Would've loved to see more cases

[Rating: 81/100]
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投稿日: 2014年11月5日
I wasn't expecting much from this game, but I have been consistently impressed by the quality of the writing, voice acting, and visuals.

Playing as Sherlock Holmes is made interesting by way of a unique system for connecting deducations (represented as synapses in his brain) that creates different outcomes depending on how they are arranged. You gain deductions by following up on clues, which requires talking to people, inspecting the environment, and playing a variety of mini games (everything from lock picking to arm wrestling, to chemistry).

The characters have incredibly good facial animation and well rendered skin (definitely the best use of sub surface scattering that i've seen in a game) which, combined with some truly stellar voice work, gives them an extremely 'human' quality. All of this leads you to care about them, and the stories they have. That's a pretty important thing, because the bulk of the game is spent listening to them speak.

If you are into adventure or puzzle games, or just someone who appreciates great visuals and attention to detail this is a game well worth picking up.

I would give this game 10/10 raging clues.
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記録時間: 14.6 時間
投稿日: 2014年10月3日
Do you like mysteries?
Do you like well dressed Englishmen?
Do you like staring at women through windows?

If so this is the game for you. It is an excelent mystery with satisfying mini-games.

The biggest flaw is there is a loading screen between areas and gets rather obnoxious, especially towards the end of levels when your bouncing between locations trying to get the last of the clues. Other than that the game is really enjoyable.

Would buy again.
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投稿日: 2014年12月29日
Elementary!

Here we go again, in London incarnating the very famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=362929679

As I played the game, it reminded a lot of The mentalist series, where Holmes and Watson would be replaced by Lisbon (or Rigsby or Cho XD) and Patrick Jane. They are both manipulative and mendacious, no blame in any of their actions to reach their goals and having an acute observation skill. Patrick Jane is kind of the new modern Sherlock Holmes.

A typical day in the company of Sherlock Holmes:

It's the morning. Holmes as always is experimenting something new when suddenly someone barge in abruptly. Another crime just took place nearby! Just the time to pick up his things and - en route - to the crime scene.

Let me tell you, every new environment is a feast for the eyes when seeing it for the first time. Your status as a detective implies a meticulous search of the area, yet every single detail is so nicely reproduced, polished that the search time will be the most enjoyable moment in every case. I loved how every items were carefully arranged, providing you with every information you need to know. Embroidery, marble, fine carpet, reflection on the floor, etc. The shining light of the moon, the sun. Clouds in the sky are moving and pass before the sun/moon, not a "wallpaper" like in many games.

Not only for the eyes, but for the ears as well. When indoors, and approaching a window, you will hear people walking down the streets, kids running around, laughing, enlivening the neighborhood. Near a pond or a forest, bird chirping. Amongst the lush vegetation, the rustling world of the insects. Even at night, in the street, you can hear tramps yelling in the streets, bottle breaking sound.

The more the little details there are, the more immersive the game is. A delight for me.

First thing to do when arriving is to rush to the location where the dead body(ies) is(are) lying, often in a pool of blood. A quick check will be suficient to clarify the circumstances of the deceased's death. A particular object found nearby, a broken piece of something larger. Might see what it is part of later. -> In fact, it is like this all the way through. Very confusing when starting a new case. Pick up objects with no definite goal and as you progress further end up astonished like seeing a revelation.

In fact, you may tackle the problem in your satisfied way, no matter what direction or angle you look at. It is not a linear approach.

When done, the second thing is to check the surroundings. Again, with Holmes keen eye, nothing will be left to chance. Sherlock Holmes is endowed with kind of a "sixth sense" allowing him to see what others can't see.

Then the witnesses. You can interrogate them about what they were doing at the moment of the crime, what did they see and what were their relationships with the deceased. While talking with them, sometimes you will be able to show the observation screen. It freezes the time, with a big zoom on the character's features, his outfit, etc. Also, speaking falsely when Sherlock know the truth will trigger a QTE allowing to refute his statements.

As you progressed further in the investigation, you are able to reconnect facts collected here and there in the environment or from the witnesses testimonies in what is called Holme's brain. Conflicted facts will be colored in red as for the compatible ones in blue. When red, you have to review your deduction and rectify accordingly. As you collect more and more, you will be able to deduce a conlusion : the murderer. Yet, there is not one possibility and you can arrive to a false deduction. There were times I was about to solve a murder, found an eligible conclusion and yet I was not convinced, not satified. Besides, I had not collected every clues around. It turned out that I was wrong indeed, and as I collect more clues I concluded with a very different suspect. Keep in mind that even with all clues collected, you might still not be sure about the identity of the murderer /or clues that might be useless. In this case, you must weigh pros and cons for each suspect. A forgotten detail might do all the difference.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=362668526

When not sure about something or requiring further details, Holmes will access his archives (a mount of files, newspapers, books, etc.). A strange substance found in the crime scene will require a more precise look with the help of your tools on the analysis table. Accordingly, the investigation will not only take place at the crime scene, but will make you go and come from different locations including your flat and Scotland Yard. It's not an open world, so moving between those will let you with a loading screen, Sherlock Holmes and Watson in the cart. Although a bit long, you can check your notebooks where every information is stored, from the things you've collected to the description of the characters involved and what need to be done. Tow frequent locations:

Flat: where every sequence start, experiment experiences (analysis table), consulting archives, Toby XD.

Scotland Yard: interrogate suspects, autopsy and check belongings.

Some accesses are restricted but that doesn't stop Sherlock Holmes. Picking locks is frequent in this game. The game itself is fraught with mini-games/mini-challenges that differ from one another. Though, they might be skippable. Yes, if you're not interested in those things, puzzles as an example, so you can skip them.

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Sherlock Holmes is accompanied by his steadfast friend , Watson. Amazed at each Sherlock's finding, our dear friend Watson is not of much use and most of the time, his presence not needed. There were times I was wondering what he was doing, running around getting under my feet or wandering about with no definite purpose. But I particularly welcomed the fact that Watson would step away when blocking your way. In fact, in some cases, some value may be found in Watson, when you need to perform an action requiring the hands of two individuals. You will then be able to switch characters. You will even control Toby, the best nose of the British Empire!

You found the perfect suspect and all clues seem to point in his direction. Now you have two solutions: absolve him (hehe) or send him directly to the prison.
Done! You solved the case! However, you might have sent an innocent in prison. In fact the game doesn't tell you if you were right or not although you might know it as there is an option for it but it's better to wait the end to do this. You can also compare your investigation with others in the world, some sort of stats. And you obtain a rank.

I liked the game for its variety nature, each case at a different location with different characters and to be solved in a different way. None of the cases were resembling. The time passed so fast, I wasn't even noticing. Not boring at all, you will be eager to start a new case after completing one. A lot of fun too! The game last long enough, with about 17h, 6 cases. I can only blame the terrible lack of difficulty, the only downside. I would have picked it up for a cheaper price though as the game was excellent but does not reach the level of some other games that are cheaper.

Note: Sorry for the length of the review, I wanted it as complete as possible and I'm constantly trying to improve.
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