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Sherlock Holmes: The Devils Daughter

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter is a fantastic adventure with unique gameplay that blends investigation, action and exploration for an extraordinary experience that will test the limits of your nerves and intelligence. Track down evil in the darkest corners of London and the human soul while playing as the great detective, as you untangle a web of intrigue leading to the final stunning revelation. Each of your deductions and actions affects the rest of the story, for better or for worse… Play as Sherlock Holmes and use his extraordinary abilities to progress through the adventure. Freely explore several of the city's neighbourhoods in search of clues and suspects. Interrogations, combat, chases, infiltration… discover a game that is unlike any other!
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

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Review from Steam

Playing status: 100% achievement
Grindy Achievement(s): No.
Optional Achievement(s): Yes (~18 achievements).
Difficult Achievement(s): No.
Intro
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Daughter is an adventure game that is focused on murder mysteries. You'll be able to collect clues, deduce hypotheses, and figure out the perpetrator from the possible suspects.
Pros:
- 4 cases to solve
- Perpetrator can be hard to deduce due to the subtle hints
- Various puzzles and QTE scenes
Cons:
- Sometimes it's hard to figure out which clues are missing
- Some puzzles, especially in chapter 2, can be too hard to solve
Specs
Intel Core i5-9300H 2.40GHz, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Should you buy this game?
Yes.
If you like to play murder mystery with a lot of puzzles and QTEs, buy this game at a sale.
In-Depth Review
Visuals
Characters might look a bit weird due to their blurry texture whenever you see them up close, but they still look decent otherwise. The backgrounds look realistic with the varied interior and city landscapes, although I admit that the map can be too vast for its own good. I tend to get lost whenever I step outside the building and never dared to step outside anymore unless necessary because of it.
Story
The story seems to be a continuation of another Sherlock Holmes game made by Frogwares. I never played any of their Sherlock Holmes games before, and since the story proceeds after an event in the previous game, I didn't understand what happened whenever it mentioned those events. Luckily, the game never focused more on this except on the beginning and the end of the story, which also helps to clear the context somewhere in between due to the revelations.
The case itself is alright. I did manage to deduce most of the perpetrators correctly, although I found it hard to figure out how one of the perps manage to do their crimes. It seems that the game wants to make it look as if you are always "correct" in solving the case because they never provide a summary of how the perp killed the victim. You also have options to either jail or let them go, which leads to different cutscenes.
The Game
Gameplay
The game is played like point-and-click games, except that you are moving your character with the keyboard. You'll be able to interact with any objects to gather clues and use an ability that allows you to see other things that can be missed with the naked eye. It's not a hint system though. You'll need to use this to collect different clues, so expect to explore the whole area at least twice to get all clues that you can get. However, there isn't a hint system in case you are stuck. Most of my playtime was spent roaming around the area several times just to figure out which clues that I missed since the game apparently won't let me proceed with the story if I missed any.
Puzzles, minigames, and QTEs are abundant in the game, allowing you to play different things to proceed with the story. They are usually unique and easy to finish, although I found that the ones in the second case to be difficult to solve. Moreover, the lockpicking minigame can also give some trouble due to its controls. I still didn't get used to its controls even after I finished the game.
You need to make hypotheses based on the available facts, where you often have to choose between two choices to deduce the perp. Most of these decisions are usually quite vague since you need to pick up subtle hints given by the game. Understanding the suspects' personalities, motives, and backgrounds is needed for this, and solving the case will be more or less of a guessing game if you don't get them right.
Length and Difficulty
I finished the game with all achievements in 11.5h. I found that finishing the puzzles to be hard compared to solving the case, but you can always skip them if you want. However, doing so might ruin your gameplay experience due to them being abundant in your playthrough. Sometimes, I even thought that there are just too many "actions" and moving around in the game compared to the solving case, and the loading screen is way too slow if you like to run back and forth between places.
Problems
The game stutters a bit when I played it. It doesn't happen that often though. The character's movements are also stiff since they might stop walking or correct their positions.
Conclusion
The game might be of high quality, but I found it to be lacking a hint option to make them more enjoyable. A lot of puzzles can be difficult to solve, and there is no hint or whatsoever that can help you to solve them. There's only a skip button, which is not fun to use all the time. That being aside, some puzzles are easy and fun to solve.
Despite it being a continuation of another game, you still can enjoy it without playing the first one if you don't mind brushing off some facts. Some events might be too vague to you although they will be revealed in time.
To be honest, I didn't enjoy the game at first, especially because of the second chapter that has nothing but frustration in almost everything that it had, but I ended up enjoying the game because of the following chapters. I still had difficulties in collecting all clues, but it becomes more tolerable after I knew some subtle hints that were given from the game. I won't recommend buying this at full price, but make sure to wait for a big sale before picking it up - the base price is way too expensive.
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Review from Steam

The story of Devil's Daughter is kinda boring. I really enjoyed the cases despite their predictability and sometimes evidence not being clear enough to get the correct conclusion. The deductions and gathering evidence were really fun to do. Some of the puzzles were too easy, some were a bit challenging and some of them were just plain dumb and annoying. The game also sometimes decides to give you a puzzle to solve just for the sake of the puzzle being present. A good example of this is in the sewers where you have to solve a very easy but time consuming puzzle that is there because... Sherlock can't climb over a 50 centimeter hole in a ladder.
Voice acting of Sherlock and Watson is alright, although the rest of the cast is pretty meh. The game also offers several action sequences for some reason. I think they just don't belong in a game like this but fine, if they really wanted to put them in the game so much, they needed somewhat decent controls, which are not there. They're wonky and unresponsive with M+K.
Graphics are actually quite impressive considering the game was developed on UE3. Nice interiors and attention to details.
Overall, this is an enjoyable game even if you don't care for Sherlock Holmes or detective games in general. It was my first Frogwares Sherlock game and I'm definitely gonna check out the other ones.

Review from Steam

FIRSTLY THE STORY FEELS BORING BUT AFTER THAT BOOM ITS LIKE TORNADO
I LIKED THE STORY VERY MUCH

Review from Steam

I got this for $1 while on sale so keep this in mind when reading my review. This is a great game, its fun, the world is beautiful, the voice acting is great, the puzzles and cases are fun. When people compare a game to another game its easy to say that one is better and one is worse, but when you look at a game for what it is, you start appreciating it for what it is.

Review from Steam

I don't write a lot of reviews, but for this one I feel like I have to.
Lets first adress the "OmG tHeY wIpEd My SaVeFiLeS" issue.
They didn't!
Old Savefiles are still there and function with old builds of the game.
Frogwares provided a great guide that keeps you pretty much at the place you were in your progress with a maximum of 5 minutes of time investment on your side.
After we got this out, a few short thoughts to the game:
beautiful graphics, music and ambiente in general.
interresting story that will keep you on your toes
diverse riddles in varying difficulties
nice and simple controlls
the main negative for me is the quick-time-events that happen every hour or so, but thats just a minor problem
All in all an amazing fun game with developers who care for the community even when they have to jump through legal hoops to keep the game running

Review from Steam

My God has this game's price gone down lmao. Guess I'll take the chance to contribute to the reviews.
I actually really liked this game, even though it's pretty short. The gameplay isn't all that, and I definitely hated how they'll sometimes throw in a minigame without explaining it to you first, but I liked the story and I liked solving crimes. Back when it was 50 dollars, I would absolutely not recommend you get it at full price, but now that it's dirt cheap, sure, grab yourself a copy. It's pretty good for what it's worth now.