London, 1898. Holmes has just solved a recent case by retrieving a priceless set of jewels that had been stolen. Unfortunately, the jewels' owner reveals that the necklace Holmes returned to him is a pale imitation... and everything seems to incriminate the detective as the culprit!
The Sherlock Holmes series of hardcore puzzle adventure games has been hit-or-miss over the years, serving up decadent homespun tales involving the vigilant hero with ease but dumbing down the experience with awkward animations, obtuse puzzles, and bizarre design disasters. I took the plunge for the very first time with the atrocious Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper only a couple years ago, and was met with a rancid concoction of all of the above, cooked into an adventure that did little to entice me to continue. But I'd like to think we're older now, both developer Frogwares and myself, and so I returned to the Sherlock Holmes mythos with an open mind and renewed sense of wonder, and darned if I wasn't disappointed yet again. The Testament of Sherlock Holmes has... Read Review