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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is an adventure whodunnit by Frogware. The studio specializes on Sherlock Holmes games. 'Crimes and Punishments' is six out of seven games in the series. Gameplay The player takes a role of Sherlock Holmes — famous detective. The game consists of 6 non-related cases. The first accentuation in levels is made in investigating the crime scene and searching for clues. After the examinations section comes the deduction one — the player must interconnect the evidence and find out who the culprit is. The burden of punishment is also on the playing one, thus the game title. Story Three out of the six cases — The Fate of Black Peter, The Riddle on the Rails and The Abbey Grange Affair are reminiscent of the original Conan Doyle stories. Thus, the narrative flow and plot twists are adapted from the original whodunnit as well. Features One of the key features of the game is the possibility to guess the culprit wrong ergo making the false accusation. This, in turn, would affect the outcome of further cases. However, with the cases not being firmly tied down together, the impact of player's mistakes is insignificant. The loading screen as it appears rarely provides one with not only the loading bar but also the evidence to inspect and clues to examine thus using the loading time fully.
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Metacritic rating
77
Release date
Sep 29, 2014
Developer
Frogwares
Publisher
Focus Home Interactive
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.sherlockholmes-thegame.com/

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8
  • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.4 GHZ
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE AMD RADEON HD 3850/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8600 GTS OR HIGHER
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 14 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
  • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR THE GAME ACTIVATION
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In Victorian London in 1894, the most famous Detective in World History Sherlock Holmes and his faithful Assistant Dr Watson are dealing With six fresh Criminal cases. The Start is made by former whaler captain Peter Carey, whose Life came to an abrupt End through a Harpoon. Afterwards, Holmes and Watson go in search of a train that disappeared from their Eyes in Staffordshire, while an Archaeologist is found dead in a Roman Spa. In an aristocratic Townhouse, Sir Eustace Brackenstall is Killed in strange Circumstances during a burglary. The investigating duo then take the botanical Garden, where they will unexpectedly face the Murder Case of its Director. The Conclusion is marked By a supposed double Murder In a dark Side street London, whose Main Suspect is Wiggins (= Holmes ' teenage street gang aide) big Brother. Anyone who already knows the previous Parts of the Series knows roughly what to expect: Hours of investigative Fun, but their Reduction Components are increasingly reduced in this Sequel. Although one still has to draw the right conclusions from the evidence and Testimony of potential Suspects or witnesses (and can therefore be clearly beside it!), the Investigative Work itself now plays more like an interactive Film, As a real Adventure. The real Challenge, in The final analysis, is to correctly Reconstruct the actual Procedures and Motives of each crime, because each Case has several possible Solutions, all of which are different Suspects in the right or even the right Laken false Light. In Theory, you could build a fairly logical Sequence, but one that still brands the wrong Suspect as the Perpetrator. Another Choice Is whether we want to grant mercy with the Transferred or the Transferred, or let the full Force of the Law plump on him or her. However, these Decisions are primarily necessary for one's own Conscience and certain Steam successes, from a Storypoint point of view, consequences are limited, except for one choice at the very End, to the Final Commentary of Holme's Brother Mycroft. There we would already be at another Strength of the Game: The obligatory Great figures from the Pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who were also wonderfully British set to music. Technically, the seventh "Holmes" adventure from "Frogwares" anno offered a Revolution for the series In 2014, because one switched from the now quite aged graphic scaffolding to The Unreal-3 engine, which is still a result, especially in terms Of figure representation. Ditable Sight is-especially in this Genre. The Conversations are also all clean to music, but only in English. German Subtitles, sometimes slightly roughly translated, are present and make all processes traceable. The Control with Mouse and Keyboard Complies with the usual conventions and, in the Case of Cases, can be learned quickly. If you want, you can also use a Gamepad, whose Added Value should be limited (unlike the Successor "The Devils Daughter"). The Trend towards "Casual" gaming also makes no Stop to the time-honoured Row, which used to come across even more trickier. "Crime & Punishments," though, offers plenty of "Holmes" fabric, partly based on real Stories Doyle, and is, in Sum, well staged. The Puzzles are rarely challenging, maximum the Mini-games wrestling Off a little more Patience from time to time. The Bottom Line is a decent, bug-free Game that can entertain about 20 Hours at an above-average Level.
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