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#257128 - 01/04/08 06:21 AM Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot
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Leading North American gaming website GameSpot.com, has recognized Sherlock
Holmes: The Awakened with its Best of 2007 Editor's Choice award. The title
cleaned up in the "Best Use of a Creative License" category, beating fellow
nominees The Darkness, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, The
Simpsons Game and Conan.



The full award can be viewed at
http://www.gamespot.com/best-of/specialachievement/index.html?page=10.

funny enough that a site which has the reputation of disliking adventure games put it above huge titles like those ones.

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#257143 - 01/04/08 06:45 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: thehood]
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The game deserved it. The Awakened was the best Sherlock by far, followed by Arsene Lupene. Excellent game!

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#257145 - 01/04/08 06:51 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Also take a look at the readers' choice as well though, it came last.
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#257148 - 01/04/08 06:54 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: Butcher]
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Well considering that the majority of readers on GameSpot are not adventure gamers, that is not surprising in the least.

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#257154 - 01/04/08 07:12 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Yeah, there should be a poll as well of how many actually played the game, if 1200 liked it and 1500 played it then it's a high percentage.
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#257169 - 01/04/08 08:03 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: Butcher]
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Wow -- and look what licenses the game was competing against!

Congratulations Frogwares! Woo-hoo! broccoli

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#257180 - 01/04/08 08:48 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: Becky]
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I love this game. One of the rare ones I had fun thinking and solving puzzles.
Congratulations, Frogwares!

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#257230 - 01/04/08 10:28 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: MaG]
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A well-deserved award, The Awakened really is a magnificent game.
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#257313 - 01/04/08 01:29 PM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: Rushes]
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Congratulations to Frogwares, a really good game and a great group of folks!
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#257364 - 01/04/08 03:33 PM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: nickie]
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#257367 - 01/04/08 03:40 PM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: thehood]
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I loved the game; absorbing, beautiful, and intelligent. bravo

A well-deserved award. thumbsup wave

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#258808 - 01/07/08 10:24 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: Marian]
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It is a goodie--I'm glad it is getting some recognition from the general gaming community. puppy
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#258834 - 01/07/08 11:01 AM Re: Sherlock Holmes: the Awakened award on gamespot [Re: thehood]
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Originally Posted By: thehood
Leading North American gaming website GameSpot.com, has recognized Sherlock
Holmes: The Awakened with its Best of 2007 Editor's Choice award. The title cleaned up in the "Best Use of a Creative License" category, beating fellow nominees The Darkness, Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, The Simpsons Game and Conan.

Actually I don't think too much of the competition it had, so I'm not too surprised it would win.
Games based on licenses are notorious for either not being very good as games or for not bearing much resemblance to the licensed property or both. In this case, they've weeded out the bad games. So the question is which game made best use of the license. The Awakening at least had good characterization for Holmes and Watson. You could even argue that it wins based on quantity, since it combines both the Sherlock Holmes characters and the Cthulhu mythos -- two creative licenses instead of just one.

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