Interrogate that damn liar in Sherlock Holmes: Crime And Punishments

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It was elementary you see. If the game was indeed a foot, then Dr Geoff and I would have no choice but to question each and every single appendage in the greater London area. As I unfortunately found out later, not only were my investigative techniques, flawed, stupid and illogical, but also illegal as the local rozzers knicked me.

If you really, really enjoy flaunting your intelligence, there is no finer game series out there than Sherlock Holmes. That’s a bunch of games where your greatest asset is your mind. And in the latest game in that franchise, Sherlock Holmes: Crime And Punishments, you’ll also need to have an eye for detail when you interrogate suspects. Also, perhaps, a mind palace. Yes, that would most certainly help.

Re-evaluating clues gained from interrogations, physical evidence, observations and crime-scenes will unlock further paths of deduction, and lead to more clues and dialogue options. During interrogation scenes, you’ll be able to interject, and support your argument by selecting the piece of evidence that supports your case. Successfully doing so will leave the suspect astounded, and they’ll soon crumble in the face of Holmes’ skills, and your wits, eventually revealing more information about the case.

Judging by your sweaty palms, the circular indentation on your right thumb, the faint dusty trail of Cheetos on your left hand and the fact that you aren’t wearing any pants, I’d say that you’re in the mood to play another mystery game. The game is out on September 30 on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. If you’re wondering why it looks much, much better than previous instalments, thank the Unreal engine for that visual upgrade. Which will most likely result in the mother of all authentically creepy games of having Watson follow you everywhere.

Last Updated: August 29, 2014

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    So many Sherlock Holmes games, but none with the greatest detective who ever lived…

    • Hammersteyn

      *edit – should have refreshed first

  • Hammersteyn

    Cant wait to “interrogate” women

  • Guild

    For some reason when I read this, I pictured Darren saying it in a Sean Connery voice

  • Xcalibersa

    Should have made Watson look like this

  • Jonah Cash

    The Testament of Sherlock Holmes was gaming porn to me!! It was one of the coolest story lines ever, but those puzzles… Man those puzzles were awesome!! I am buying this day one without a doubt!!! So happy this is coming!!!

  • Jonah Cash

    It saddens me that there is this few comments on what is a great game series!!! Every day I hear older okes moan that the new games aren’t complete and is too easy…. Well here is a great game with a difficulty rating of 9/10!!

    • Skoobaz

      You genuinely excited for this, watching the short clip I find it quite intriguing. I think it’s something to check out then. I’ll get it. Pc version!

      • Jonah Cash

        It really is well worth the money!! Think back to before youtube and walktroughs where you had try different things when you got stuck till one morning your brain just clicks the puzzle and you are on to the next one… This is those games, the puzzles are insane difficult but can be beaten given enough time!! I really enjoyed the story of Testament of SH as well, so this game is a definite buy for me!!

        • Skoobaz

          Definitely recall the days before youtube, hell, even the days before I had the Net! The same era as multiple disk installs, no dlc and of course in-box manuals.

          • Jonah Cash

            Wow in-box manuals were cool!! I grew up on a farm 120km away from the closest city so had an hour and a half to get back home, I read the manual ten times before we got there!! Hahahaha

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