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#1071514 - 06/21/16 01:37 PM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: Creeping_Doom]
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Originally Posted By: Creeping_Doom
There's always a choice .

That is true.
You can wait.
You can decide not to buy or play the game at all.
Or you can watch someone else play it on YouTube.

Considering all the dexterity requirements for this particular Sherlock game, I'd much rather watch someone else play it on YouTube and let them wrestle with the "action" parts. You may be able to "skip" dexterity sequences, but if you do that you miss seeing what happened during the dexterity sequence. As the PCWorld reviewer pointed out, using skips makes an already short game even shorter.

Metacritic scores are around 80%, but those reviews are from console reviewers.
http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/sherlock-holmes-the-devils-daughter
I have no doubt console gamers were the target audience -- probably considered to be where the money is.

The game is currently $50 at Steam -- not an inexpensive game.
Consider how much of the gameplay is something you'd enjoy and how much you'd have to "skip" before purchasing.

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#1071520 - 06/21/16 02:35 PM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: Jenny100]
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"Consider how much of the gameplay is something you'd enjoy and how much you'd have to "skip" before purchasing."

That's definitely what I'm doing, Jenny100.
I was very disappointed to read about all the action parts. I'm not that good with "action" in Adventures frown
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#1071579 - 06/22/16 05:44 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I have just finished playing this game and it is a very hard game & certainly not your typical sherlock holmes. The pc spec are also very high. I does have skips in some parts but in 2 different sections of this game you cannot skip so you are dead in the water if you cannot get through it.

maybe watch a bit of a playthrough on youtube before you buy this. if I could describe this game in 2 words I would say "Indiana Jones"

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#1071594 - 06/22/16 07:37 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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If anyone's looking for a good YouTube playthrough to see if this is a game that you might like to play yourself, I'd recommend DanQ8000's; it's a lot of fun. laugh

SH: Devil's Daughter playthrough

Edit: I just noticed that UruKat posted an alternative playthrough earlier in this thread. That one is without player commentary, whereas Dan's is with, so go with your preference. I know that some folks dislike commentary. yes


Edited by Rushes (06/22/16 07:42 AM)
Edit Reason: added a bit
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#1071648 - 06/22/16 07:40 PM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks for the links, UruKat and Rushes, and thanks for the review, Donald. Wow, I think I'm definitely going to go with Jenny's suggestion and just watch a YouTube playthrough. eek I may get it eventually when the price goes down drastically, but as of now, I think it's overpriced for such a short game loaded with action segments. I don't like action segments. TellTale's are fine, but that's about as much as I'd prefer to handle. Much as I'm enjoying it, even the new King's Quest takes them too far for my tastes sometimes, particularly at the end of the last episode.

For now, I think I'm going to go with UruKat's link to just watch the story without commentary. Then, maybe I'll watch Rushes' link later as well, as it's always fun to see others' perspectives on games. smile


Edited by venus (06/22/16 07:42 PM)
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#1072425 - 06/29/16 02:31 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: Rushes]
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Originally Posted By: Rushes
If anyone's looking for a good YouTube playthrough to see if this is a game that you might like to play yourself, I'd recommend DanQ8000's; it's a lot of fun. laugh

SH: Devil's Daughter playthrough

Edit: I just noticed that UruKat posted an alternative playthrough earlier in this thread. That one is without player commentary, whereas Dan's is with, so go with your preference. I know that some folks dislike commentary. yes


I watched DanQ8000 play through and he did a great job, totally recommend watching him for a few hints.

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#1072475 - 06/29/16 10:14 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, plumgas!
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#1073697 - 07/10/16 04:31 PM Re: Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter Now Available [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Thanks, BrownEyedTigre. The trailer is interesting and makes me want to play the game. I look forward to playing it once I get a better graphic card to support it.
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