versus Arsene Lupin
versus Arsene Lupin is the latest true adventure game on the PC that
teleports players back to the 19th century as the legendary Sherlock
Holmes. The gentlemen thief, Arsene Lupin has announced to England
that he plans to rob London of five objects of immense value within
the next five days and it is up to Sherlock Holmes to foil his
nefarious plans before these objects fall into the wrong hands.
Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene Lupin is your classic adventure game
that is almost an extinct breed on the PC as players navigate
through a gloriously recreated 19th century 3D world as they search
the gaming environment for clues in order to stop this not so modest
thief. Faithfully recreated landmarks of the era that include the
Tower of London and the National Gallery are just a few of the sites
that gamers will visit in this engaging adventure game.
It’s the end of
the 19th century and an amazing battle of wits and wills is
going to take place between two great figures: Sherlock Holmes,
armed with his experience, and Arsène Lupin armed with his wits.
Will you be up to the challenge?
city of London with all its most famous monuments (Buckingham
Palace, the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Tower of
London…), is faithfully created for the scenes of investigation.
Meet the Queen
of England in a very private interview.
more than 40 characters to further your enquiry
being the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his faithful
friend, Doctor Watson.
Uses the latest
graphics technology, along with real-time 3D visuals, to provide
total immersion and maximum thrills.
Use and combine
more than 100 objects and discover hundreds of clues and
documents to help you bring the investigation to its conclusion
The gameplay of
Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene Lupin allows players to traverse this
fully interactive 3D world that has the player talking to a plethora
of characters from the Victorian era as they try to put together the
clues of this title. The beauty of Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene
Lupin is the advanced gameplay of the title which allows gamers to
be fully immersed in this world of detectives by allowing players to
experience a unique first person view that puts you right amidst the
Although the clues in this current incarnation of Sherlock Holmes
range from easy to difficult, the developers have ensured that most
older gamer should be able to solve this title, even if they need to
come back to the places they are stuck at a few times. It might take
a different approach or perspective to solve the riddles but in the
end, it will be worth it.
Graphically, Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene Lupin is a visual treat
on the PC with its fully interactive 3D environment that also uses
dynamic lighting to assist in a variety of the puzzles. All the
characters have been faithfully recreated to suit the Victorian era
from their looks to their mannerisms. The backgrounds are also quite
impressive and really help immerse you into this mysterious world of
legendary thieves and detectives.
special effects in the title are sometimes far and few, the
developers have ensured that the title contains enough to make this
a rather visually impressive game. It also comes at a small price
and recommends only minimum system requirements such as a 64MB
graphics card that is DirectX 9 compatible and 3GB of hard drive of
space which also assists with the speed. To compliment the title,
the game also contains an engaging soundtrack which would not be out
of place of the era and some great background ambient sounds.
In conclusion, Sherlock Holmes versus Arsene Lupin is one of those
rare adventure games of the 80's and 90's that has a 21st century
feel with its engaging storyline, detailed gameplay and best of all,
puzzles and riddles with over 100 objects that must be found and
used interactively with the gaming environment and characters. It's
time to put on your detectives hat, pop in a pipe and start
investigating the mystery of Arsene Lupin... the greatest thief of
all time and also bust the Queen herself!