Point and click (mouse) or WSAD (keyboard) and or both
3D First Person
Published by: The Adventure Company
Total Satisfaction: 70%
"Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis almost certainly isn't the game you expect, especially if you're hoping for a battle of wits between Holmes and archenemy Professor Moriarty. Standing in for Moriarty with the master detective is Arsene Lupin, a French thief who starred in a series of popular novels written by Maurice Leblanc in the late 19th century. Lupin remains a hugely popular literary figure in France, but this combo of characters lacks the punch of the Holmes-Moriarty showdown that the title suggests. Where we could have had a titanic battle of wits, we instead get a somewhat going-through-the-motions story where Holmes plays Batman to Lupin's Riddler, as well as puzzles that are too grueling to solve without immense reserves of patience and access to an online walkthrough."
quoted from Game Spot
Well, i agree 100%. Even a gamer said online on game reviews website that Even Sherlock Holmes himself would need a walkthrough to go through the puzzles in this game!
I wished this game is not as what it is now, but more like an adventure game, instead of a crazy puzzle solving adventure game. It really spoiled everything.
The puzzles are too difficult and impossible to solve without any help. There are no any other intention in the game rather than following clues from Lupin and solving puzzles.
If you like challenge, and real brain tweaking puzzle challenge, this is just the game for you. But it is definitely not for me. I wanted some adventure game with great stories and graphics and musics and relaxing. This game is nothing but stressing me out.
So i decided to quit even before i ended it.
The graphics are OK, with classical concert music in the background.
The style is pretty much the same like the game Dracula Origin. From the inventory style, to the journal and the music. The only difference is the movement. Even the game play is almost similar. solving puzzles, no others.
The vocal talent who voiced Holmes seemed to be able to picture Holmes well. He sounded real calm through out all situations. I cannot hear any excitement at all in his voice. Very calm indeed.
The musics are sometimes too loud, not because of the volume, but the music itself. Burning my ears.
I regret that this game is just a stupid puzzle games. While actually with the story line idea, they can make it into something else more interesting!
When i played The Awakened, i was kinda disappointed. I should have learned my lesson but i decided to give it another try. I also got Sherlock Holmes Jack the Ripper waiting in line...i guess i will give it a try...when i have a stronger will to have some challenge and able to bear the stress...