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October 27th, 2011, 22:16
The Awakened is the 3rd game in the series, while vs. Jack the ripper is the 5th, though those two are the only horror(ish)-themed parts. The first one, Mystery of the mummy is a rather poor attempt to create a Sherlock Holmes game, with sub-par voice acting, and frustrating puzzles. It plays a bit like Myst (but it is not nearly as good). The second part of the series, The Silver Earring, plays a bit like a classic point & click adventure along the line of Syberia. It is a good adventure game, and a huge step forward from the first one in the series (if you want to play them in order, just skip the first one and start with this one). With the Awakened they move to a free roaming first person control style, and the series takes another step forward. This is also where they start the crossovers, as the Awakened mixes Sherlock Holmes & Cthulhu, and the result is quite interesting. Part 5 is called vs. Arsene Lupin (or Nemesis, depending on where you live), and pits Sherlock Holmes against another contemporary literary character, a master thief (they actually met in a book, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle forced the author to change the character, so only the first printing has the meeting), and the last (to date) of the games in the series is vs. Jack the Ripper.
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