Sherlock Holmes the Awakened PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 7.0
Graphics 7.0
Sound 7.1
Value 7.0
Developer: QVS
Review Date:
January 2007
Reviewer:
Tory Favro
Classification: PG

7.0


Sherlock Holmes the Awakened

A lot of the time these games are slow moving affairs with your character making itís way through a nicely pre rendered world and listening to stacks of dialogue. This time itís a different affair with an adventure game that takes a somewhat unique spin on things with the game playing out from a first person perspective. Itís pretty cool and does change the way that you take on the title. 

People have gone missing Holmes and itís your job to look everywhere for clues that can help save the good folk. But will you do that in time? There is a very different feel to this game with the third person angle to it all and it is sometimes hard to find everything that is around with the total new world perspective that you have. 

I found during gameplay that it was hard to find things that you needed to progress through the game. Whilst the viewpoint is interesting, itís hard to get a lock on stuff that gets you through the game. You have to almost look directly at interactive objects before you will get any indication that they are usable. It does get frustrating. 

Holmes keeps records though the game which you can refer to. They are packed with information and make for a good addition to the title. Mystery junkies will love the level of detail, however the speed that you have to play the game got on my nerves after a while. 

This is a good looking game though and I think that gamers will get caught on more than one occasion simply glancing around. Everything seems to be richly detailed and is a lush game environment to play around in as you gather clues up on your quest. The soundtrack is also a great addition to the game, making you fee like you are really a part of something bigger than you are. 

The game is one of those that is hit or miss though, I think that fanatics will love the level of detail and Holmes aficionados will be more than happy to play the game despite the problems with interacting with objects within the environment. I would say that if you are not sure about this though, you can always give the title a quick rent. The payoff is ultimately there but you have to be aware of some of the shortcomings you might experience.  

 






 
 



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