Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (1991)

Video Game  -  Mystery | Thriller  -  1991 (USA)
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Use your wits, interviewing skills, logic, and reasoning to solve three cases as Sherlock Holmes with over 90 minutes of motion video of Mr. Holmes' interaction with everyone on Baker Street.

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Use your wits, interviewing skills, logic, and reasoning to solve three cases as Sherlock Holmes with over 90 minutes of motion video of Mr. Holmes' interaction with everyone on Baker Street.

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Can't believe I'm the first one writing here
11 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This game was one of the first games I played as a youngster around the time computers were coming into people's homes for personal use. This game helped commence my passion of playing games.

Basically, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are assigned to solve bizarre cases and it's up to you as to how to go about solving the case. You have two backup sources - the Baker Street Regulars, a 'civilised collection of gentlemen and institutions' to help you with official documents, reports, etc, to guide you in your case. The other sources are the Baker Street IRregulars, a group of streetwise but well meaning orphans who you can use to visit suspects for you or to note anything that may be important to your search.

Peter Farley's portrayal of Sherlock Holmes is extremely watchable and Warren Green's portrayal of Dr. Watson is amusing and rather naive. The supporting cast, while not perfect, manage to keep up convincing performances and make you feel you actually are in good ole London.

What strikes me is how well this game looks - and feels - even 15 years after its' release. The feel of this game feels so new. You can play the mysteries over and over and know who killed who and why. Yet it has that funny feeling of originality. You just gotta come back playing more.

The only complaint I have about this game is the graphics. Even on my old pore-Windows computer (Apple, i think) the video scenes were blocky and the image was not clear. Squinting your eyes sorta helped though. This has not changed for Windows XP computers, sadly, although the DVD version of this game can act a very reliable substitute.

So the graphics is the only thing that has prevented me from giving this game full marks. Aside graphics, it's a brilliant mystery game with engaging characters, intriguing cases, an eerie music score and one of the best point-and-click games ever.


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