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Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Adventure Mysteries - ICOM adventures are coming back

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by trustno1code, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I don't really like episodes and frankly I would prefer a 2-D adventure in the style of the "Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes". 3D(or pseudo 3d) wouldn't be bad either, all the good ICOM adventures were in first person. I guess FMV is probably cheaper nowadays though, especially if you hire unknown/amateur actors.
     
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  2. udm Arcane Patron

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    Yeh bro I WTF'ed at that too. Sad. You'd think that having the name of one of the most prominent characters characters to be conceived in detective fiction in the title would at least catch some attention, but no.
     
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  3. udm Arcane Patron

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    Posted on RPS but to no effect. It's funny, I used to think the K-K-Kodex was a hive of scum and villainy, but there are some genuinely intelligent posts here, and above all other than in GD, bros here care for gaming, and not just the next romance simulator. I suffered a penalty to IQ after trying to reason with the posters on RPS. Now lurking moar on the Codex to boost IQ.

    :troll:

    -edit- Reading the thread again, there are some people there that are okay. It's just that there are diametric opposites, so you have reasonable people on one end, and complete fucking retards on the other end
     
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  4. Kersey Educated

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    Well, thanks for everyone in this thread for bringing this to my attention. I was only vaguely familiar with the game(s) previously but looking more into it this is definitely something I'd like to see happen. Too bad the Kickstarter doesn't look too promising. Wish I had more to put towards it.

    The boardgame these are based on looks interesting as well. Apparently there is a reprint coming later this year. That said, I would probably have more fun with an updated computer version.
     
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  5. udm Arcane Patron

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  6. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    Here's some good news, even if the Kickstarter won't fly.

     
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  7. udm Arcane Patron

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    I still think he should have started with Shadowgate first. I'm seeing more Shadowgate fans than Consulting Detective ones, even though I'm actually more familiar with the latter. It's a shame the KS project won't make it though, but at least it's good to hear they've begun work on Shadowgate.
     
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  8. asper Arcane

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    Looks pretty grim for this one. I blame the fact that not many people seem to have played the original games.
     
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  9. Is the Cthulhu game any good? I actually own it on steam, but never could gather the courage to play it. Could you please also elaborate upon its strengths.
     
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  10. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    The Cthulhu one is great. There's no "monster jumping out from the shadow" or anything like that. It's 100% shadows and atmosphere. Some of the puzzles were a bit weird but overall I like it very much.
    The voice acting isn't superb, but it's charming. So is everything else. It's just a very atmospheric game, I can't put it any other way. It's not a horror game, it's a mystery game. You don't really do much besides talking to people, interacting with objects and solving mini-game puzzles.
     
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  11. Thanks Zed. Will give it a try! :bro:
     
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  12. udm Arcane Patron

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    Yeh I heard from some community that I can't remember atm (AdventureGamers I think) that the Cthulhu one is pretty good too.

    Btw, I found this on eBay, and I'm gunning for it :smug:
    1982 Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Game | eBay

    Reviews on BGG are favourable. I hope I get it. The binder version seems to be quite rare compared to the boxed one.
     
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  13. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    A Kickstarter update informs us that the PC version of the first 3 cases is out:

    Hey everyone,

    First, I wanted to let you know that the PC and Mac versions are now available on desura.com (links below or go to the zojoi site). I hope to put them on more sites but this is a good start. It also looks like we will be able to put out Kindle and Nook versions so I'll keep you up to date on that. (BTW, if you are interested in playing on a different Android device, we've been having some issues with Google Play - grrrr - so, because you have been very supportive of us, send me an email and I'll see what we can do for you.) dmarsh@zojoi.com

    http://www.desura.com/games/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-case-1

    http://www.desura.com/games/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-case-2

    http://www.desura.com/games/sherlock-holmes-consulting-detective-case-3

    Obviously, it's taken us longer to get these done than we had hoped. As I've said before, we started the campaign to fund these particular mysteries and not fund the entire company. Even though the campaign was unsuccessful, we still wanted to do whatever we could to get as many mysteries out as possible. We'll have to see how these sell before we can move on to the others. Many thanks for being patient with us!

    I hope you are all doing well.

    Dave​

    I think I'll buy the first case next week, once I have some time to play it.
     
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  14. Tramboi Prophet Patron

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    Yep, got this mail too.
    Are the games any good? Any real sleuthing?

    I just bought The testament of Sherlock Holmes but I still have a juge stack of to-finish-games (damn you charles-cgr)... Sometimes i'm somewhat happy that there are mostly shitty games out there.
     
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    I've got a taste for semi-cheesy FMV videogames, so I'll probably at least test the first one.

    (By the way, the Testament is really good)
     
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