GAME REVIEW SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER
Today, Blacknut Games will bring to you Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, the eighth game in the series, is an incredible adventure game with unique gameplay blending investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of players' nerves and intelligence. Playing as the great detective, Sherlock will have to track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human spirit, freely exploring several neighbourhoods in the city in search of clues and suspects while they untangle a web of intrigue leading to the final stunning revelation.
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The story of the game follows young Sherlock and Dr. Watson, who are here in their mid-thirties. Sherlock has a problem connecting with his adopted daughter, which will be the main thread that will drag through the whole game, but the focus will be on a few separate cases that you will solve. Even though there are only limited amount of cases (5 in total), the cases are usually very interesting and greatly written, each with a specific pattern and at any moment you will not feel like repeating yourself. Exploration also plays a huge part of this semi-open world game. A lot of intrigues and personality traits, all spiced up with revenge, Mayan prophecies, occult, big robberies, gambling, like a real detective cocktail.
The game starts out in a third-person perspective, although at any given moment you can change from a third-person to a first-person perspective with a single press of a button, which is not exactly a regular feature for any genre, so it is pleasantly surprising and quite ambitious as the third-person and first-person camera angles are both implemented to precision, therefore allowing a closer perspective during your search for clues. The audio consists of voice-overs, sound effects and music. The ambiance of the surrounding world is quite interesting as you can hear the crackling of the fireplace, people talking from outside, bells and chimes sounding and horses with carriages being used for transportation in the streets nearby Sherlock’s home, while there are also general sound effects such as walking, running and opening doors. For bonus point, the voice-over actors produce exceptional performances to bring the appropriate emotional depth to their characters from dark humour to inquisitiveness to insanity and distress given each character’s scenario in that given moment.
One of the cons of the game, if any, is that there is no local or online multiplayer, although it would have provided an amazing step-up in gameplay to have a drop-in/drop-out local and online co-operative multiplayer aspect of the single player story cases with one player controlling Sherlock Holmes and another player as Doctor Watson. Overall, Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is even better than Frogwares’ previous attempts at creating an accurate representation of the character and sleuthing of Sherlock Holmes, therefore elevating it to being the best video game adaptation of the character and story thus far. If you are a fan of the character and stories of Sherlock Holmes or even if you are looking for a great detective game, then Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter will absolutely appeal to your tastes.
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is now available at https://www.blacknut.com, Android TV and Android Box, Amazon FireTV and also on mobiles, tablets and Samsung Tizen TV. With only $19.99 per month, the world of game is in the palm of your hand.