Picked this up in the sales, how the fuck did they let a Sherlock Holmes game be so good? I mean, one case in and I'm being asked to juggle three viable (if only two vaguely realistic) suspects with the possibility of collaboration and no effort by the game to shout at me which the right answer is, on top of a morality system that asks what you think is right rather than if you want to be good or bad. I can't remember the last time a game like this actually asked me to think a little.
Do these games actually sell? Do video gaymers care about Holmes? Or at least Holmes not portrayed by Bernard Cabbagepatch in his tumblr show?
You know, the US Holmes modernisation series is actually really good. He comes off as a smart man written by a smart man, rather than a smart man written by a dumb man that thinks smart people are akin to wizards.
I echo your thoughts OP, it was
freeon PS+ a few months ago, shrugged that shit off as some filler game then I played it and genuinely had a good experience with it
The game is by no means flawless but it is very unique at what it does, the mysteries and how they are done are by no means easy to guess and come with multiple paths to different suspects and the stories for each are actually well done - my biggest gripe really is some later levels in particular become a bit of a drag as you run around in circles for 15 minutes trying to find another clue and then back tracking to his house to test clues on his shit but to be honest I suppose you should expect that as a sherlock holmes game
Overall a solid 8/10 game