Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles
Superb Hidden Object Game
Everything you want in a game!
December 1, 2012
A fun romp except for the abrupt ending
I actually liked this game, despite the fact that it has nothing to do with Conan Doyle's novel. It has some annoying bits that include a jarring sound scheme and really silly plot devices, but the puzzles are just right for the most part (one of them is ridiculous though) and the HOS are solid. The one big concern for me was the abrupt ending. It comes all of a sudden and poof, the game is over. Still it's worth a few bucks and about 5 hours of your time. I wish the people at Classic Adventures would take on the story though. The original novel has all the makings of a great background for a hidden object game.
November 27, 2012
Perfect for the casual player
This game is so relaxing and enjoyable.The items completed will offer a question to be taken to the location to complete which I find very helpful. The HO scenes are enjoyable and awards are fun. The objects to collect sparkle.Everything about this game is exactly what I desire as a relaxing game to play. I would hope other developers would look to this game to meet casual players desire,fun,interesting story,helpful throughout and just the right amount of challenge in the puzzles also able to skip with no penelties. Also areas to visit and tools to use keep the enjoyment going!
November 25, 2012
Good game with some challenging puzzles
This is a good game with interesting features. There are 2 game modes.
- The sound is not too boring.
- The graphics are clear. The objects in the HOS are easy to find. There are many other objects to find in the various locations.
- Most of the puzzles are easy, but some are really challenging and need quite some time to solve.
- There is an interactive map, showing you where there are tasks and enabling you to jump to the location.
- You get various strengths, helpful to find objects.
- You get also various achievements throughout the game.
- There is no journal.
- The dialogs are sometimes quite long, but can be skipped.
Without skipping any puzzle or dialog, it takes a bit more than 2 1/2 hours. But there are so many things to do, that I didn't find the game to be too short.
October 29, 2012
Great SH game!
I really enjoyed everything about this game. The graphics were nice, the puzzles were challenging with an option to skip, and I loved collecting the achievements.
Great game, not to miss!
October 23, 2012
The game is afoot!
This was a beautiful, clever, creative game that I thoroughly enjoyed playing. Beautiful graphics, well done HOS, good variety of mini-games ranging from easy to ridiculous (I did have to look up the answer to one in the walk through and I kid you not it required over 50 clicks to complete!!!) Traveling between past and present (OK, 19th century present), the power to materialize, illuminate, super strength. Just an all around good time that I'll be playing again and again.
October 14, 2012
Wonderful and fun!!
What a GREAT game!! The graphics were perfectly beautiful, the storyline was interesting enough for me to read it....many times I get bored and just skip that part, but not with this game. Everything about this was great. The HO parts were easy enough to not be frustrating, but not so easy as to get bored with them. The hint button helped with everything.... where to go, what to do next, etc. I just think the whole game was great. I'm even going back to create a new profile so I can play it again.....and I don't do that very often at all. I highly recommend this one.
October 4, 2012
I would have preferred animation but the artistry of the characters and VOs were good. The investigation is done in two modes, past and present. You must collect the wolves' eyes to pass from present to past. There is a map which guides you from scene to scene by telling you that tasks need to be completed in the area. Most of the puzzles were a bit annoying. HOs were good, clear with some items smaller than others. Hint recharges quickly but skip button takes much longer. There is a penalty for random clicking with Holmes stating "Don't be too hasty". LOL You also have to collect Coat of Arms pieces in order to place in the portraits to dispel the curse. You also need to collect 5 powers which you can use in the scenes for additional help. All in all, a great game!
September 8, 2012
scary but fun
i have played this before and i got sacred and got nightmare
September 3, 2012
Absolutely loved it
This is my first Sherlock Holmes game and I just loved it. It is very engaging and very well designed.
August 22, 2012