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The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel

by Rocket Baby Dolls

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Original Thread: Come, Watson! A megathread of Sherlock Holmes adventure games is afoot.

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Introduction



What's this all about?

There have been a lot of games made about Sherlock Holmes over the years. They've been released on many platforms and in a wide variety of different genres. This megathread will be focusing on the numerous graphical adventures that were released for the PC. The list is subject to change but the plan is to LP these games:

The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel and The Case of the Rose Tattoo.

Sherlock Holmes series: The Mystery of the Mummy, The Case of the Silver Earring, The Awakened, Nemesis (or Sherlock Holmes Versus Arsène Lupin), Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, Crimes & Punishments and The Devil's Daughter.

Under consideration right now: Consulting Detective volumes I, II & III. Possibly more if there are requests.

How much background information do I need?

You can go into these games blind, the majority of them play as standard point 'n' click adventures. I have read several of the short stories, but they were some years ago and my memory of them isn't too great. l have recently started to read the complete collection and I intend to finish at some point, most likely long after this LP series has ended. I will try to give some basic information here and there about some of the characters from the books, but I won't go into too many details. I'm sure that we will see several of the canonical characters often throughout this LP, I will try to give some tidbits here and there when they appear.

LP details

These will be VLP's and I like to record commentary as I play. Feel free to speculate and deduce all that you want too but please don't post spoilers unless they are appropriately tagged.

Let's Play - The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel

The fog, always the fog. Without it, the city would still be a place like no other, but it would not be London. The sights, the smells, even the legends would not linger so without the thick, characteristic vapour to drift upon. Without the fog, the sound of chamber music would not carry as far in Chelsea, nor would the consumptive coughs in Spitalfields alleys echo so in the night. The smell of perfumed hair entering or leaving Covent Garden Opera House wouldn't linger so in a fogless night, nor would the sulphurous smoke of cheap coal mix so piquantly with the smell of the open sewers in Whitechapel.

So many contrasts here, seeming all the more pronounced at night. But what the night can amplify it can also mask: The bloodlust in a murderous eye, the arc of a keen scalpel, a surprised gasp savagely cut short. Day or night, this is a city of extremes and contrasts. This was the city of the Conqueror. the Lion-Heart, the Bard, the Virgin Queen...and now, the city of Jack the Ripper.

But it is also the city of one more remarkable individual - Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 22lB Baker Street. The Ripper, and his imitators, have found their nemesis.












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