The Sherlock Holmes games, from developer Frogwares, are a pretty mixed bag. They lack the triple-AAA polish a lot of gamers crave (See Top 10 Chart Games for proof), but on the other hand they’re more fun than hunting demon hounds while wearing a deer stalker and chuffing on a pipe.
So fans of the series – which has already racked up 10 games already – will be rather delighted, old chap, with Frogware’s latest offering.
The Ukrainian studio has finally revealed their latest gameplay trailer for Sherlock Holmes The Devil’s Daughter.
Not only that, but they’ve also dropped a ton of screenshots from the upcoming game which look impressively details. There’s a hint of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate about them – which makes sense, given the Victorian setting an’ all.
I like to think of the ‘Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ series as the B-movies of games. Sure, the controls can be clunky, the voice acting stilted, the gameplay buggy, and the storylines campy and melodramatic, but by jove, man, they’re a lot of fun.
A guilty pleasure, then… but not guilty enough to have Inspector Lestrade knocking at your door.
In fact, you could say that Frogware’s approach to game development is elementary, my dear Watson. But that’s part of the fun, along with the addictive puzzles and solving clues that make you feel like you have a brain the size of London once you complete them.
Sherlock Holmes The Devil’s Daughter is released on May 27th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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