Just discovered this game in a Steam sale. Worth buying?

#1 Posted by michaelfossbakk (236 posts) -

I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes in general and the trailer seemed pretty dark, which I find appealing, but is it a good game? What are some pros/cons on it?

#2 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

@michaelfossbakk: Get it. Play it. Stay the fuck away from Giant Bomb while you do so because I guarantee you they will spoil you on it.

But not knowing what pretty much everyone here knows... you have to play this game.

#3 Posted by ripelivejam (3962 posts) -

in this game, sherlock holmes, he solves cases

#4 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1247 posts) -

@ripelivejam: um...Spoilers?

#5 Edited by Aleryn (704 posts) -

@ripelivejam said:

in this game, sherlock holmes, he solves cases

"And I'm going to tell you a secret... it's not Mr. Holmes last case... !"

(I wish I had a link to the e3 podcast with the quote, was hilarious)

I got nothing beyond this stupid bombcast reference, sorry op.

#6 Edited by dungbootle (2457 posts) -
#7 Edited by mordukai (7150 posts) -

You got six foot prints...What do we know from zhis???

#8 Posted by ShaggE (6453 posts) -

Play it, then come back and ask somebody to dig you up all the hilarity over this game from Bombcasts past. I'll do it, even. You're in for a treat.

#9 Edited by michaelfossbakk (236 posts) -

So, what I've gathered is that it's good, I think? Or is it just for Bombcast references that people are recommending it?

EDIT: I stayed away from the spoilers here.

#10 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2029 posts) -

Wait... this is the one they were talking about with a very foreign-sounding lady doing a preview and a part of the preview where they highlighted a playable dog, right?

#11 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

You don't know about Sheven!? Man after you finish the game their is a podcast you have to listen to.

#12 Posted by michaelfossbakk (236 posts) -

@Irvandus: So, is this game actually a good game or not? Sounds like a GB circle-jerk over a humorous podcast. No offense. Just trying to gauge bias.

#13 Edited by Xeirus (1305 posts) -

@michaelfossbakk: It looks fine, I don't know anyone who played it. It's a puzzle/adventure game, if you like those you'll like this.

Edit: 4/5 per some random website, "The Testament of Sherlock has one of the darkest and most gripping storylines that I've experienced in the Sherlock Holmes franchise"


#14 Posted by michaelfossbakk (236 posts) -

@Xeirus: Thanks. Picked it up just based on the fact that it has been described as a dark take on Sherlock Holmes. Coming off of season two of Sherlock, which was pretty dark, imo, I hope to get more of that.

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