Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter (Xbox One) review
At A Glance...
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
- As a story, well written and giving you incentive to see what happens next.
- Having to pay attention to details and deduce the correct suspect makes the player feel considerably more in control of the plot than they actually are - and it feels good.
- Atmospheric backdrop of late Victorian London, albeit selectively detailed and populated by few personalities
Not So Much?
- All of the story telling is linear - your involvement in numerous puzzles and minigames is merely to keep it moving along...
- ... and some of these minigames can be hit or miss.
- Linearity also hits the replay value - much as the story may grip you, once completed it will feel done.
Final Fiendish Feelings?
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Family Fiends Findings?
- Rated 16 by PEGI (“Realistic looking violence”); and Teen by ESRB (“Blood, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence”)
- Murder, and examining the resulting crime scenes, are common events for characters like Holmes
- Generally, the game avoids excessive violence, gore or even profanity.