Sherlock Holmes - The Secret of the Silver Earring
Love the movie at the start.
Game starts with a story in movie format. I like that. It's not a short movie, several minutes long. It gets you into the story. From what I can see, there are no "hints", you have to figure it out on your own. When he says he needs a hint, he means to pick something from the inventory and show it to whoever he's talking to or use it for something. He'll also say other things to send you in the right direction if you are lost. To me,an middle aged woman who doesn't play a lot of games, it's a challenging game but that makes it worth the money IMO. You get to use the magnifying glass, the test tube, travel around to different locations. Act as Sherlock and Watson at different times. I think it requires patience cuz you really are investigating and asking questions of the characters. It's not a real fast paced game.
June 15, 2012
Challenging your mind for sure!
Note: LOTS AND LOTS OF READING MY FRIENDS!!!
Negatives First!: Only thing I did not like was waiting on certain parts of watching Holmes and Watson leaving the area you were in, it had nothing to do with anything. The sense of direction of you were you walk or "run", should have been worked on as well. It was difficult and a bit sloppy trying to find where to walk on the "hot spots".
Positives: The overall game was good. I have to give it 5 stars for it was a challenge and entertaining to find items and match them with questions you end up answering in quizzes. The ending, they show you the results and explanations of when, where, what and the whys, making it conclusive to your findings; satisfiable to patting yourself on the back when Holmes gives a educational, witty result.
October 6, 2012
Wow - such a great game!
It was lengthy (nice to play a good adventure game that isn't too short) and challenging. The characters were interesting, and the mystery was intriguing. There is great voice acting and a fascinating story. Not an HOG (thank goodness). I may end up playing it again to watch all the intrigue unfold now that I know who murdered who!
June 22, 2013
Amazing grapic play and story
This game is the one of the best Sherlock games I played sense the awakening. (Sherlock Holmes - the awakening)
Now this game is done redone by the help of Ubisoft if i spelled correctly. they were the ones who made the best console games I played so far, but only for the games that were based on movies, for they are the worst for a good gamer. thought there are only 2 things that are negative. 1 - navigation, this game is a little hard to find things around, the map is hopeless to me to use like they did in the last games like i mentioned earlier. 2 - what to do next? well you don't get a to do list and after not to play the game for a while after saving the game wont tell what to do. sadly this will have to make you play continually until you beaten it, unless you cheat. Overall it is a nice neat game from the Sherlock Holmes games branch
May 18, 2012
Really lovely scenes
This game had it all! Voiceovers, puzzles, moving around, fun and great quality!
January 22, 2013
A Good Game!
Very Challenging, but fun overall! Controls are a little jerky, and could use some work, but i doesn't impede the gameplay. Make sure to save constantly!
January 29, 2012
Much too slow for me! Not my cup of tea for this genre!
I'm not crazy about this genre. Moves too slow for me. With respect to the developers and positive reviewers, I'm bored with the step, walk, run genre. Not for me. Sorry! I'll give it a three-star for effort, visuals, VOS. As I've written before I would never not recommend a game unless it's really, really bad; and because we're all unique and have different tastes, these types of games don't float my boat. Try it anyway and it might float yours.
April 6, 2014
Pedantically boring. Almost fell asleep.
May 4, 2014
Too cartoonish and tedious for a serious gamer
I got through 5 minutes of the 'movie' opening, wondering when the actual game was going to begin - which for me was quite annoying. Also, it plays in 32 bit when mine is 64, truly ruining the overall hi-def graphic quality from the developers.
Also, would have been more interesting for me if the movie didn't drag on - and no 'skip' feature in order to move along into the actual game. Otherwise, it may have been an interesting HO game to play, as a few others have stated.
October 25, 2014