Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is Frogwares’ most ambitious detective game to date. This time around it features a young Holmes in his early twenties as he explores the fictional island of Cordona and gets to put his sleuthing skills to the test while trying to uncover forgotten details of his childhood.
Sherlock has travelled with his childhood friend Jon (not Watson, a different Jon) to pay his respects at his mother’s grave soon after her passing, but soon realizes that there may be more to his past than he initially remembers. While he’s investigating and reminiscing about his mother he ends up getting roped into solving a frankly ridiculous number of crimes and murders on the island. What more could sleuth-em-up fans ask for?
While Holmes is a bit younger than in the previous games he’s still just as awesome at investigating as we’ve come to expect. You’ll rock up at crime scenes and need to closely eye up any potential evidence and try to work out the chain of events based on the things you’ve found. Whether you’re zooming in on people to make observations about what type of person they are, or searching through dusty archives, you’ll really be tested on your attention to detail and it’s great fun to try to slowly piece together the truth.
Outside of the first couple of cases, there really isn’t a lot of hand holding going on. You’re left to investigate at your own pace which ends up being a bit of a double-edged sword. There are definitely times when it can be tricky to work out what you should be doing next and you can easily find yourself feeling a bit stumped.
Seeing as you have your childhood friend with you at all times it would have been great if Jon could have offered up little hints about what you should do next. Instead, he just writes little notes in his journal to whine about all the things you’re doing wrong which does end up feeling pretty frustrating. On the other hand, this does also mean that when you do have a sudden moment of insight it can feel pretty euphoric to finally be able to prove who-dun-it. Even without Jon’s help.
One of the pretty great things about this game is that when you do hit a bit of a brick wall on a case you can easily step away and spend some time investigating something else or exploring the island. Cordona is a small open-world setting and while it can feel a little empty in places, there are quite a few adventures to be had if you’re willing to search around.
You can take a trip to the local police station and help out with some unsolved crimes, restore your childhood manor house, or even take part in a treasure hunt for tourists. It always feels really awesome when you accidently overhear something while wandering around town which then leads you into a brand new case to investigate.
The open world setting is fun but you can definitely tell that it’s been made with a limited budget. There are lots of repeated NPC models walking around and you can’t really enter many of the buildings unless they’re related to a case. Running around the island can also be pretty headache inducing at times, as the game’s frame rate frequently struggles to keep up, making it feel pretty choppy to play.
Occasionally while investigating you’ll end up annoying the wrong people and have to fight. You’ll have a pistol to hand as well as a snuff box that you can throw at enemies to temporarily disorientate them. As you’re a good guy you’re not supposed to just shoot everyone in the head. Instead, you need to arrest people by first shooting off any armor and then creating some kind of distraction so that you can rush in and grab them.
I’m not quite sure why so many bad guys have flammable bottles strapped to their waists but it does make it pretty easy to stun them. You’ll also find plenty of things dotted around the environment to shoot and cause a disturbance, so it’s not usually too difficult to arrest everyone. It’s a bit of a shame but the combat ends up feeling pretty repetitive and overall a bit clunky. The developer seems to be aware that not everyone who plays these kinds of games will be interested in fighting and has added the option to turn off combat altogether. This is definitely a very nice touch for those that just want to play detective.
You’ll come across some truly bonkers moments during your investigations such as the case where you end up having to create a huge elephant sex doll to try to capture a horny escaped elephant. There are also plenty of times where you’ll get to play dress-up and try to disguise Holmes in a wide variety of different outfits. Chapter One knows it’s being silly but isn’t afraid to lean into its daft sense of humor which does a great job of lifting the mood even though you seem to be surrounded by plenty of grisly murders.
Despite a few missteps in terms of the combat, if you’re a fan of detective games then Sherlock Holmes Chapter One is a pretty easy one to recommend. Getting to do things like interviewing witnesses or performing chemical analysis on suspicious evidence is an absolute blast. The island of Cordona is chock full of cases for you to investigate and while there are a few technical issues with the open world setting it’s easy enough to forgive when sleuthing around is this much fun.
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WWE 2K22 is officially coming to PC on March 11th – DSOGaming
2K Games today announced the full set of features for WWE 2K22 and released its official announcement trailer. In addition, the publisher confirmed that the game will be coming to the PC on March 11th, 2022.
As the press release reads, the game will feature a redesigned gameplay engine, new controls and upgraded visuals. The engine promises to ensure an unprecedented level of realism for the franchise. Alongside an updated and intuitive control scheme, as well as an immersive presentation and varied camera angles, players will “feel the pressure and reward of every punch, kick, and slam.”
Popular game modes including the returning 2K Showcase – starring Rey Mysterio – incorporate new features and updates, allowing players to relive the iconic moments behind Mysterio’s most famous matches. In MyRISE, players chart their own paths to superstardom. With Universe Mode and the upgraded Creation Suite, WWE 2K22 offers players the ability to fully customize their WWE experience down to the smallest details. From taking control over brands, premium live events, match results, rivalries, and more – or creating the ultimate custom Superstar personas, arenas, and championships – players can share all their creations with the global WWE 2K22 community with first-time-ever, cross-platform sharing.
In addition, WWE 2K22 will introduce new modes to the WWE 2K experience: MyGM and MyFACTION. In MyGM, players step into the role of a WWE General Manager and call the shots on their way to building the biggest brand in the WWE Universe. With the franchise-first MyFACTION mode, players can collect and manage their dream faction with weekly events and regular updates, providing tremendous challenges and replay value.
2K Games has not confirmed whether PC will be getting the current-gen or the old-gen version. According to the press release, WWE 2K22 on PC will be priced similarly to the old-gen version. And, given 2K Games’ history, we can assume that we won’t get the PS5/Xbox Series X version.
Stay tuned for more!
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Collect event points in Tetris 99 mode to unlock a Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus in-game theme. – Nintendo
By participating in the 28th MAXIMUS CUP online event in the Tetris® 99 game, players can earn an in-game theme inspired by the Pokémon™ Legends: Arceus game. During the event, collect 100 event points by playing matches in Tetris 99 mode to unlock the in-game theme.
The event begins Jan. 20 at 11:00 p.m. PT and lasts until Jan. 24 at 10:59 p.m. PT
You can learn more at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/tetris-99-switch/
Good luck, everyone!
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Warriors vs. Pistons: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel – CBS Sports
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The Golden State Warriors were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Detroit Pistons as Golden State lead 83-63.
The top scorers for the Warriors have been small forward Andrew Wiggins (19 points), shooting guard Klay Thompson (19 points), and point guard Stephen Curry (18 points). One thing to keep an eye out for is Jonathan Kuminga’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Detroit hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer.
Halftime deficits have spelled doom for Detroit, who have lost 96% of the games in which they were down going into the the fourth quarter.
Detroit @ Golden State
Current Records: Detroit 10-32; Golden State 31-12
The Detroit Pistons haven’t won a game against the Golden State Warriors since Jan. 4 of 2020, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Tuesday. They will face off against one another at 10 p.m. ET at Chase Center. Both teams were wiped off the court in their previous games and will be looking to bounce back in a big way.
Detroit was expected to have a tough go of it on Sunday, and, well, they did. They ended up on the wrong side of a painful 135-108 walloping at the Phoenix Suns’ hands. The Pistons were down 103-82 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The losing side was boosted by shooting guard Cory Joseph, who had 21 points and seven assists.
Meanwhile, things couldn’t have gone much worse for Golden State as they lost 119-99 to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday. The top scorers for Golden State were shooting guard Jordan Poole (20 points) and power forward Jonathan Kuminga (19 points).
The losses put Detroit at 10-32 and Golden State at 31-12. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Pistons have only been able to knock down 41.70% percent of their shots, which is the lowest field goal percentage in the league. The Warriors’ defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.90%, which places them first in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
The Warriors are a big 15.5-point favorite against the Pistons, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Warriors as a 14.5-point favorite.
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Golden State have won eight out of their last 12 games against Detroit.
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