Come Watson, the game is afoot! The famous duo is on the case in Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, this time squaring off against Cthulu worshippers in a first-person adventure game developed by Frogwares and recently published in North America by cdv. The Awakened tells a pretty good story, and does so with the help of a nicely rendered 3D environment. In a major step up from previous first-person adventure titles, players can now roam freely within the game world instead of being limited to fixed The sound effects and voice work in the game are fairly good. The sound effects are pretty much what you I Although the production values are pretty solid, the gameplay hasn Value-wise, the game holds up okay but not great. The premise is solid, the story is engaging, and the puzzles are straightforward. The only downside is that it can become tedious hunting for that one last object you need to advance the plot. In the end, you can spend a lot of time playing, but only some of that time feels satisfying.
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