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Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring Nintendo Wii

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring

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Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring takes the legendary British detective and thrusts him into an unchronicled adventure.

Although new to the Wii, this is actually a port of a seven year old PC adventure game that received good critical acclaim in 2004. As well as following up Sherlock Holmes: The Secret Of Osbourne House, it also looks to capitalise on a number of action adventure titles that have been ported to Wii recently.

Taking inspiration from the successes the Broken Sword remake, the addition of another Holmes game to Ubisoft's catalogue is an intellgent choice, especially given the Wii's input method being so well suited to the point and click game play mechanic of the genre.

Here, Holmes is trying to solve the murder of Sir Melvyn Bromsby who was killed before the detective's very eyes. Solving the mystery sees the player embark on the task of deducing the identity of the murderer through reasoning and a string of logic puzzles.

With the original release gaining high praise for character interaction, puzzles and an atmosphere befitting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original works it would seem clear that the fundamentals of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring are already in place.

What does remain to be seen however is if Ubisoft can carry over the visuals and implement good Wii controls to do the original game justice, that is assuming of course that time has been kind to the seven year old title.

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Silver Earring. Wii is set for release in early 2011.

Written by Paul Govan

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