Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels (Commodore 64)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Text Parser How sophisticated the text parser is, how appropriate its responses are, etc. 3.7
Overall User Score (3 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Commodore User (May, 1988)
Altogether, this is a mystery that conveys just about the right atmosphere for the place, time, and subject, with a good helping of general historical interest thrown in as well. I take my hat off to it. Now that is something I could recommend you to do before you get very far into the game, too!
Sherlock has all the puzzles and text that go to make a moderately difficult Infocom adventure of the expected standard. The trouble is, it is all made frustratingly easy by the presence of those Invisiclues!
What's missing from the program however, is a really inventive interaction with computer-controlled characters.
Sherlock is enjoyable, its initial ease encourages you to play on, and as puzzles are solved and time ticks by, a certain necessity to crack the case is instilled. The on-screen hints are tempting to use when a seemingly insurmountable problem is encountered, but true adventurers should find them easy enough to resist. I shall return to olde London towne in the guise of Watson during my own time, this, to me as a reviewer, is the sign of a good adventure.