I'm a big Sherlock Holmes fan, but can it really make a good adventure game? I've played a few Sherlock Holmes franchise games before, and they all somehow lacked imagination and perhaps too faithful to the book, so they were rather flat in terms of gameplay.
So when I discovered 'Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles', I was pleasantly surprised with its playability and imaginations. The game starts as Henry Baskerville visits Holmes' famous residence, 221B Baker Street during the typical rainy day in London. After hearing Henry's story about his family curse, Holmes doesn't waste no time and heads to the Baskerville mansion with his righthand Doctor Watson, where they discover grim murder scenes from the past...
As Holmes digs deep into the mystery, you'll gain magical powers such as 'Materialisation' with which you can materialise objects from paintings. Some hardcore Sherlock Holmes fans may find it a little far-fetched, but I throughly enjoyed using the magical powers and loved the way Holmes tries to keep his head cool and straight while all these illogical phenomenons are going on! All in all, it's a well-balanced Adventure game with good puzzles, hidden object scenes and a nice twist to the original tale.
Part 1: Rodger Baskerville
Upon the tragic death of Charles Baskerville, his nephew Henry asks Sherlock Holmes to investigate the curse of the Baskervilles family, whose members have died in mysterious circumstances seemingly killed by a big dog. In this episode, Holmes will look into the death of Rodger Baskerville, a renowned hunter. Can he lift his curse...?
1. Rodger's Door Lock (05:32)
2. Picture behind the Ivy (10:17)
Part 2: Luisa Baskerville
After lifting the curse of Rodger Baskerville in the previous episode, Holmes gains an access to the Room of Luisa Baskerville. She was a great actress who died prematurely in another mysterious circumstance. Can Holmes save her cursed soul...?
1. Little Box (01:35)
2. Clock (12:44)