Posts Tagged ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened’

Have You Played… Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

I was recently most entertained by reviews of the utterly bloody awful Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter, a game actually slightly better than the previously abysmal Crimes & Punishments, as people who’d madly claimed to rate the earlier game suddenly realised what a pile of shite it had all been. But impressively, both represent a huge step forward for the amazingly dreadful series which has been being terrible for over a decade. The Awakened appeared ten years ago.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remastered Demo

No, Shit, Sherlock.

Walker’s talked about the fact Frogware are “do”ing an improved version of their Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened previously, but there’s now a just-over 500Mb demo of the game available. Also, in French. You can download it and play it and similar. This is becoming something of a trend, what with the Witcher’s Enhanced edition and all that. And to that, we can say: Splendid.

If you need a reminder of the improvements, below the cut’s the video Walker previously linked to.
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Sherlock Holmes Gets A Face-Lift

'Let's go back to mine, smoke crack, and then talk about bitches, Watson.'

Frogwares are the latest the get on the respectable remastering train. Like a director who realises his film’s special effects were a bit poop, and decides to do a better job for a later DVD release, a number of developers are looking back at their older games and realising how they could improve them. In this case, it’s Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, now released from the first-person perspective, with an optional third-person mode, which should appease many adventure fans. There’s a video detailing the changes below.

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