Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes - most misunderstood 3DO game?

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Did you ever think the 3DO Sherlock game was just a port of the fmv title?

Yes, it's just an enhanced version right?
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No, I knew it was different (and better!)
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Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes - most misunderstood 3DO game?

Post by Trev » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:33 pm

I admit I was stunned how many people thought this 3DO masterpiece was just a port of the TG-16/Sega CD fmv game! Check out the comments in this thread alone (and comment while you're at it) ...

http://3do.cdinteractive.co.uk/viewtopi ... sc&start=0

Do you think this identity crisis has contributed to the game being underappreciated by 3DO fans? Does knowing that it is a completely different game now make you wan't to check it out if you skipped it in the past?
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Post by oldskool » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:18 am

I'll have to check it out. I thought it was the same game I beat on the Sega CD.
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Post by Trev » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:19 pm

oldskool wrote:I'll have to check it out. I thought it was the same game I beat on the Sega CD.
You should definitely check it out. The Sega CD game was ok, and I do have some fun memories of it ... but Sherlock on 3DO is so far beyond it. Totally different, and much, much better.
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Post by Scarlettkitten » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:36 pm

I knew it wasn't the fmv game and I still couldn't get into it, too slow and boring but then adventure games aren't my thing.

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Post by Trev » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:43 pm

Scarlettkitten wrote:I knew it wasn't the fmv game and I still couldn't get into it, too slow and boring but then adventure games aren't my thing.
The game is slower no doubt, but that's pretty much par for the course w/the entire genre. It may not win over people who don't care for point n' click graphic adventures at all, but fans would be hard pressed to find a better representation.
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Post by Scarlettkitten » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:46 pm

Trev wrote:
Scarlettkitten wrote:I knew it wasn't the fmv game and I still couldn't get into it, too slow and boring but then adventure games aren't my thing.
The game is slower no doubt, but that's pretty much par for the course w/the entire genre. It may not win over people who don't care for point n' click graphic adventures at all, but fans would be hard pressed to find a better representation.
I agree, if you're into point n click adventures and like a challenge it's worth a look.

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Post by zook1981 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:36 am

At one time long ago, I thought this game was also for Sega CD as well. It was not until I got access to the internet later in life that I learned they are two totally different games.

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Post by Trev » Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:30 pm

It's a shame that the other releases got so much more hype. FMV for consoles in the early 90's was peaking, while point n' click games were slowing down. :(
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Post by zook1981 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:42 pm

Trev wrote:It's a shame that the other releases got so much more hype. FMV for consoles in the early 90's was peaking, while point n' click games were slowing down. :(
This game did not get much promotion either, I still can't find a Sherlock Holmes poster or AD from back then for my collection.

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Post by Trev » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:29 am

I'd enjoy seeing an advert for the game. I can see why the 3DO port didn't get one, as it was released over a year later. Plus 3DO games didn't seem to get much advertisement, especially in the early days. But I'd think the game must have had some pc ads.
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Post by zook1981 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:08 am

Trev wrote:I'd enjoy seeing an advert for the game. I can see why the 3DO port didn't get one, as it was released over a year later. Plus 3DO games didn't seem to get much advertisement, especially in the early days. But I'd think the game must have had some pc ads.
I have tried looking and found nothing, I always try and collect ads and posters for my favorite games. If I see one I will snag it for the right price.

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Post by Trev » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:29 pm

zook1981 wrote:
Trev wrote:I'd enjoy seeing an advert for the game. I can see why the 3DO port didn't get one, as it was released over a year later. Plus 3DO games didn't seem to get much advertisement, especially in the early days. But I'd think the game must have had some pc ads.
I have tried looking and found nothing, I always try and collect ads and posters for my favorite games. If I see one I will snag it for the right price.
I've never really looked myself, but now I'm curious. Will have to see if I can find any.
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Post by zook1981 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:55 pm

Trev wrote:
zook1981 wrote:
Trev wrote:I'd enjoy seeing an advert for the game. I can see why the 3DO port didn't get one, as it was released over a year later. Plus 3DO games didn't seem to get much advertisement, especially in the early days. But I'd think the game must have had some pc ads.
I have tried looking and found nothing, I always try and collect ads and posters for my favorite games. If I see one I will snag it for the right price.
I've never really looked myself, but now I'm curious. Will have to see if I can find any.
I thought about buying old VG magazine issues but all the sellers on Ebay want too much money. Even the lots are too much. I was hoping I could find someone that just wanted to clear out room and just make me pay for shipping but no dice. I don't want to spend $50 or more on a stack of magazines that probably won't have it.

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