Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Good game but rating is brought down by a few things...
This game isn't for children! see very end for spoiler on why.
I did enjoy this game, I loved the interactions of it, maybe one of my favourites in that area, of the Sherlock Holmes games. There are a lot of different environments which is good. For those that don't like the occult, it is in this game.
As this is an older game the controls weren't the best and got in the way of the game. I found in the 3rd person moving around sometimes tedious -somehow a lot of the time clicking at edge of screen didn't work. But being in 1st person was really nausea inducing. At least there was a choice which is good! The graphics also reflect that it's an older game, but they weren't bad.
spoiler alert for rest of review as to why it was a bit squeamish -
It has a head rolling, dismembered parts of the body and lots of blood splattered around.
I am just glad the graphics are 'old-fashioned' so when the close up of the head rolling happened and the rest, it isn't realistic but it still is a bit gruesome - so for the squeamish, kids etc be warned.
November 20, 2011
Probably the best adventure game I have ever played! Frogwares really got it right this time. *warning* Many gory scenes, don't play if you get easily dirturbed or under 14. the first person mode is a real improvement from secret of the silver earring.
January 29, 2012
A dark adventure for Holmes.
In this adventure Sherlock Holmes and dr. Watson are confronted with a dark enemy.
This game has a sinister atmosphere, there are a lot of dead bodies around. A bit too much for my taste. Although I found this game less difficult then Sherlock Holmes VS. Arsene Lupin, it still contains a few very challenging puzzles. Again there is an in-built guide to help you out when stuck. No timed actions. It's however possible to die at certain points in the game. So you sometimes have to reload an earlier saved game. Long gameplay. Good graphics.
April 6, 2012
You will be AWAKENED!!
There are 3 major things you need to know about this "game". 1) It is not for children!!
2) It is extremely graphic, so if you are the least bit squimish do not bother.
3)It is more like an interactive Sherlock Holmes movie than a game and if you suffer vertigo or motion sickness, again it is not for you, as most of it still has to be played in the 1st person.
Other than that it is awesome!!, Graphics are a little clunky, but you get used to that fairly quickly. You have to pay attention to this game, read the documents provided to you or you will not be able to complete the quizzes along the way. It is not a mindless HOG, this is a true Sherlock Holmes mind bender and if you allow yourself to be drawn into it you are in for a truly awesome ride.
It took me what seemed like 12 hours of game play, so it is a bargain for length of time, and I learnt a very important thing, save the game habitually about every 10 min or you run the risk of getting yourself killed off and having to replay your entire session, yes that happened to me, lol.
Some people have complained that the quizzes are too hard, they aren't if you are paying attention!! And the puzzles are quite easy. You just have to become Sherlock and look at everything, leave no stone unturned!!!
December 30, 2012
Sherlock Holmes v. Cthulhu
That's pretty much what this game is. It blends Doyle's characters with distinct Lovecraftian themes, and by the end you wonder if it's a Sherlock Holmes story anymore. Still, I did genuinely enjoy playing it.
November 13, 2011
I don't like snakes or any other type of creepy, crawly things, and there is a scene that is just down right nasty and repulsive. Yuk.
August 14, 2012
i don,t like this game at all it gave me headache and dizzy i can,t play it at all if big fish customer can remove in my account will best for me other sherlock games are good
April 18, 2012