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Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.>
I was recently most entertained by reviews of the utterly bloody awful Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, a game actually slightly better than the previously abysmal Crimes & Punishments, as people who’d madly claimed to rate the earlier game suddenly realised what a pile of shite it had all been. But impressively, both represent a huge step forward for the amazingly dreadful series which has been being terrible for over a decade. The Awakened appeared ten years ago.
April Fool's Day is not only a time for terrible prank game ideas and ill-timed, legitimate game announcements that are met with skepticism. Once in a while a prank comes along that we actually want to play, at least for a few minutes until the novelty wears off. This year, that game is Creepy Watson: The Return.
Capitalizing on the popularity of a YouTube video that recently hit 2 million views, Creepy Watson puts Sherlock Holmes' assistant in the role of the Slender Man. Focus and Frogwares assures that in the upcoming Crimes & Punishments, players will be able to swap out the new Watson with the creepy 2006 version. It's all played as a gag, but it's hard not to want to play Sherlock Holmes as the unintentional horror game it was always meant to be.
First thing of the day I saw was this video of Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis which Christopher Webb forwarded to us. It’s OLD! as people may say, but it started my day with a smile. Or a chill. This is a creepy Watson. A very creepy Watson. (more…)