Crimes & Punishments lets you become the greatest detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes! Solve six high-profile, gripping and varied cases: murders, disappearances, spectacular thefts and sensational cases will sometimes take you to the realms of the fantastic in this stunning game of investigation in the fine tradition of the Conan Doyle novels. Crimes & Punishments offers you a large degree of freedom to make moral choices that go beyond merely seeing that justice is done: your decisions have a real influence on the game both in terms of your character’s reputation and the consequences that arise in a realistic and sometimes unexpected way. Will you listen to your moral sense, or will you impartially enforce justice?
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments comfortably walks the line between the point and click adventures of yore and Telltale's new school of choice and morality. It offers up episodic tales where players must gather evidence, often in that classic adventure game style of clicking on everything in the environment. At the same time, it skips much of the laborious inventory management and trial & error puzzles that plague those games in favor of something more modern. The endgame of each case culminates with a brilliant web of evidence that allows the player to choose who they find guilty, and even better, how they will act on that guilt. This new Sherlock also bears no resemblance to the new BBC show, and I think that's worth noting. This is old school, 19th century... Read Review