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29th May '13 3:22:13 PM MarkLungo
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A 2012 AdventureGame by Frogwares, and the 6th entry in the ''Adventures of SherlockHolmes'' series.

Unlike the last few games in the series, ''Testament'' does not feature any influences from other contemporary sources (those past "crossovers" being with [[CosmicHorrorStory H.P. Lovecraft]], Literature/ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper), instead focusing on the relationship between Holmes and Watson as they find themselves embroiled in an intricate and sordid criminal investigation.

And as Holmes finds his integrity being questioned in the papers, with his methods becoming gradually more questionable and secretive, even Watson has to start considering just how far he's willing to trust his old friend.

NeedsWikiMagicLove.

!!The Testament of Sherlock Holmes contains examples of:
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Watson does not let the rare occasion of him bringing Holmes up to speed for a change to go by unremarked.
-->'''Watson''': At last you understand!
-->'''Holmes''': You are reversing the roles on us Watson...''[{{Beat}}]''...very amusing!
* AmusementParkOfDoom: [[spoiler: The finale]] takes place in one.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: While the majority of the game is spent controlling Holmes, you will often switch over to Watson to perform certain errands. But on one occasion you take the part of [[spoiler: Toby, Sherlock's old faithful bloodhound]].
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: You can skip any puzzle you're stuck on. There is a Trophy/Achievement to not skip any.
* CatchPhrase: Holmes is fond of stating "It is simplicity itself!" whenever he/you solves a difficult puzzle.
** Also "Evidently," whenever he wants to avoid answering a question with a simple "yes" or "no".
* ContinuityNod: References are made to the previous games in the series, particularly Holmes' recent conflicts with Literature/ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper. Late in the game, Holmes also bemoans [[spoiler: leaving the apparently brain-dead Moriarty in the Swiss mental asylum from ''The Awakened'', given that he's up and about now...]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Watson, in the politest, most gentlemanly way possible.
-->'''Holmes''': ''[after coming to a deduction]'' Ahh! I understand now.
-->'''Watson''': Lucky you.
* FramingDevice: The game is set around a group of young children who have found and are reading Watsons old journals. These primary-school aged children apparently find the saga of blood, death, betrayal and murder to be enthralling.
* GameBreakingBug: Watson can get stuck in a doorway, leaving you with no way to leave the room. The only solution is to reload a saved game.
* HatePlague: The early stages of the game introduce a nasty poison that causes the victim to go literally insane with rage.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In what turns out to be a wonderful two-for-one-sale, [[spoiler: Schielman is infected by his own HatePlague poison, and in his maddened state attacks and kills Moriarty]].
* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: "I need something".
* InsufferableGenius: Holmes, natch. Actually a plot point, as while he's more than capable of solving cases single handedly, his manner in which he goes about it has started to ruffle some feather's, Watson's included.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: Holmes [[spoiler: fakes it pretty convincingly. Moriarty, however, is not so lucky]].
* MasterPoisoner: Schielman.
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty]] apparently has a daughter whom he cares very much for. So much in fact, that he's willing to give her up to be adopted by his worst enemy only because he knows he'll bring her up right.
* MythologyGag: Does anyone else think the judge that Holmes and Watson track down looks like Robert Downey Jr?
** In a more traditional sense - there are several items around their Baker St apartment from their earlier adventures.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Holmes [[spoiler: breaks Schielman out of prison]] in order to properly interrogate him about the HatePlague poison...only for [[spoiler: Moriarty's men]] to pick him up before he gets a chance to. Whoops.
* PoliceAreUseless: An opinion strongly held by Holmes, which is why he goes to great lengths to keep them out of his hair in the early game. Whether or not he's right in doing so is a plot point...
* {{Retcon}}: In the original canon, Inspector Baynes was one of the few Police Officers to prove to be, if not smarter, at least on a similar level of Holmes, even gaining his genuine admiration. In the opening chapters of the game, Holmes is instead less impressed by his efforts. Oh, and he's also [[spoiler: a mole for Moriarty]].
* [[spoiler: TakeOverTheWorld]]: [[spoiler: Holmes earnestly believes that, once he's seized control of Britain, then this will be Moriarty's next step. And he'd probably succeed too because, well, ''he's Moriarty''.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Watson to Holmes. Even as Holmes actions become more and more suspect, Watson still sticks by him, albeit not without a grumble or two. [[spoiler: After Holmes' return and TheReveal, he's genuinely apologetic about how big a prick he's been to Watson, good reasons notwithstanding]].
* WhamLine: Which also doubles as TheReveal, unsurprisingly.
-->'''Watson''': And just who was it [[spoiler: you were protecting me from?]]
-->'''Holmes''': It was [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty.]]
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A 2012 AdventureGame by Frogwares, and the 6th entry in the ''Adventures of SherlockHolmes'' series.

Unlike the last few games in the series, ''Testament'' does not feature any influences from other contemporary sources (those past "crossovers" being with [[CosmicHorrorStory H.P. Lovecraft]], Literature/ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper), instead focusing on the relationship between Holmes and Watson as they find themselves embroiled in an intricate and sordid criminal investigation.

And as Holmes finds his integrity being questioned in the papers, with his methods becoming gradually more questionable and secretive, even Watson has to start considering just how far he's willing to trust his old friend.

NeedsWikiMagicLove.

!!The Testament of Sherlock Holmes contains examples of:
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Watson does not let the rare occasion of him bringing Holmes up to speed for a change to go by unremarked.
-->'''Watson''': At last you understand!
-->'''Holmes''': You are reversing the roles on us Watson...''[{{Beat}}]''...very amusing!
* AmusementParkOfDoom: [[spoiler: The finale]] takes place in one.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: While the majority of the game is spent controlling Holmes, you will often switch over to Watson to perform certain errands. But on one occasion you take the part of [[spoiler: Toby, Sherlock's old faithful bloodhound]].
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: You can skip any puzzle you're stuck on. There is a Trophy/Achievement to not skip any.
* CatchPhrase: Holmes is fond of stating "It is simplicity itself!" whenever he/you solves a difficult puzzle.
** Also "Evidently," whenever he wants to avoid answering a question with a simple "yes" or "no".
* ContinuityNod: References are made to the previous games in the series, particularly Holmes' recent conflicts with Literature/ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper. Late in the game, Holmes also bemoans [[spoiler: leaving the apparently brain-dead Moriarty in the Swiss mental asylum from ''The Awakened'', given that he's up and about now...]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Watson, in the politest, most gentlemanly way possible.
-->'''Holmes''': ''[after coming to a deduction]'' Ahh! I understand now.
-->'''Watson''': Lucky you.
* FramingDevice: The game is set around a group of young children who have found and are reading Watsons old journals. These primary-school aged children apparently find the saga of blood, death, betrayal and murder to be enthralling.
* GameBreakingBug: Watson can get stuck in a doorway, leaving you with no way to leave the room. The only solution is to reload a saved game.
* HatePlague: The early stages of the game introduce a nasty poison that causes the victim to go literally insane with rage.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In what turns out to be a wonderful two-for-one-sale, [[spoiler: Schielman is infected by his own HatePlague poison, and in his maddened state attacks and kills Moriarty]].
* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: "I need something".
* InsufferableGenius: Holmes, natch. Actually a plot point, as while he's more than capable of solving cases single handedly, his manner in which he goes about it has started to ruffle some feather's, Watson's included.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: Holmes [[spoiler: fakes it pretty convincingly. Moriarty, however, is not so lucky]].
* MasterPoisoner: Schielman.
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty]] apparently has a daughter whom he cares very much for. So much in fact, that he's willing to give her up to be adopted by his worst enemy only because he knows he'll bring her up right.
* MythologyGag: Does anyone else think the judge that Holmes and Watson track down looks like Robert Downey Jr?
** In a more traditional sense - there are several items around their Baker St apartment from their earlier adventures.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Holmes [[spoiler: breaks Schielman out of prison]] in order to properly interrogate him about the HatePlague poison...only for [[spoiler: Moriarty's men]] to pick him up before he gets a chance to. Whoops.
* PoliceAreUseless: An opinion strongly held by Holmes, which is why he goes to great lengths to keep them out of his hair in the early game. Whether or not he's right in doing so is a plot point...
* {{Retcon}}: In the original canon, Inspector Baynes was one of the few Police Officers to prove to be, if not smarter, at least on a similar level of Holmes, even gaining his genuine admiration. In the opening chapters of the game, Holmes is instead less impressed by his efforts. Oh, and he's also [[spoiler: a mole for Moriarty]].
* [[spoiler: TakeOverTheWorld]]: [[spoiler: Holmes earnestly believes that, once he's seized control of Britain, then this will be Moriarty's next step. And he'd probably succeed too because, well, ''he's Moriarty''.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Watson to Holmes. Even as Holmes actions become more and more suspect, Watson still sticks by him, albeit not without a grumble or two. [[spoiler: After Holmes' return and TheReveal, he's genuinely apologetic about how big a prick he's been to Watson, good reasons notwithstanding]].
* WhamLine: Which also doubles as TheReveal, unsurprisingly.
-->'''Watson''': And just who was it [[spoiler: you were protecting me from?]]
-->'''Holmes''': It was [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty.]]
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29th May '13 3:16:57 PM MarkLungo
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-->'''Holmes''': It was [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty.]]

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-->'''Holmes''': It was [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty.]]]]
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29th May '13 11:58:21 AM sunlitgarden
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: You can skip any puzzle you're stuck on. There is a Trophy/Achievement to not skip any.
25th May '13 9:21:05 PM nombretomado
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Unlike the last few games in the series, ''Testament'' does not feature any influences from other contemporary sources (those past "crossovers" being with [[CosmicHorrorStory H.P. Lovecraft]], ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper), instead focusing on the relationship between Holmes and Watson as they find themselves embroiled in an intricate and sordid criminal investigation.

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Unlike the last few games in the series, ''Testament'' does not feature any influences from other contemporary sources (those past "crossovers" being with [[CosmicHorrorStory H.P. Lovecraft]], ArseneLupin Literature/ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper), instead focusing on the relationship between Holmes and Watson as they find themselves embroiled in an intricate and sordid criminal investigation.



* ContinuityNod: References are made to the previous games in the series, particularly Holmes' recent conflicts with ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper. Late in the game, Holmes also bemoans [[spoiler: leaving the apparently brain-dead Moriarty in the Swiss mental asylum from ''The Awakened'', given that he's up and about now...]]

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* ContinuityNod: References are made to the previous games in the series, particularly Holmes' recent conflicts with ArseneLupin Literature/ArseneLupin and JackTheRipper. Late in the game, Holmes also bemoans [[spoiler: leaving the apparently brain-dead Moriarty in the Swiss mental asylum from ''The Awakened'', given that he's up and about now...]]
20th May '13 2:50:56 AM ShadowFighter88
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* MythologyGag: Does anyone else think the judge that Holmes and Watson track down looks like Robert Downey Jr?
** In a more traditional sense - there are several items around their Baker St apartment from their earlier adventures.
11th May '13 6:25:30 PM sunlitgarden
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* GameBreakingBug: Watson can get stuck in a doorway, leaving you with no way to leave the room. The only solution is to reload a saved game.
17th Feb '13 4:58:54 AM Grimace
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* AmusementParkOfDoom: [[spoiler: The finale]] takes place in one.
17th Feb '13 4:56:18 AM Grimace
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A 2012 AdventureGame by Frogwares, and the 6th entry in the ''Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'' series.

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A 2012 AdventureGame by Frogwares, and the 6th entry in the ''Adventures of Sherlock Holmes'' SherlockHolmes'' series.
17th Feb '13 4:41:39 AM Grimace
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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: Holmes [[spoilers: fakes it pretty convincingly. Moriarty, however, is not so lucky]].

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: Holmes [[spoilers: [[spoiler: fakes it pretty convincingly. Moriarty, however, is not so lucky]].
17th Feb '13 4:39:47 AM Grimace
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Watson does not let the rare occasion of him bringing Holmes up to speed for a change to go by unremarked.
-->'''Watson''': At last you understand!
-->'''Holmes''': You are reversing the roles on us Watson...''[{{Beat}}]''...very amusing!



* FramingDevice: The game is set around a group of young children who have found and are reading Watsons old journals. These primary-school aged children apparently find the saga of blood, death, betrayal and murder to be enthralling.

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* FramingDevice: The game is set around a group of young children who have found and are reading Watsons old journals. These primary-school aged children apparently find the saga of blood, death, betrayal and murder to be enthralling. enthralling.
* HatePlague: The early stages of the game introduce a nasty poison that causes the victim to go literally insane with rage.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In what turns out to be a wonderful two-for-one-sale, [[spoiler: Schielman is infected by his own HatePlague poison, and in his maddened state attacks and kills Moriarty]].



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]: Holmes [[spoilers: fakes it pretty convincingly. Moriarty, however, is not so lucky]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Holmes [[spoiler: breaks Schielman out of prison]] in order to properly interrogate him about the HatePlague poison...only for [[spoiler: Moriarty's men]] to pick him up before he gets a chance to. Whoops.



* {{Retcon}}: In the original canon, Inspector Baynes was one of the few Police Officers to prove to be, if not smarter, at least on a similar level of Holmes, even gaining his genuine admiration. In the opening chapters of the game, Holmes is instead less impressed by his efforts.

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* {{Retcon}}: In the original canon, Inspector Baynes was one of the few Police Officers to prove to be, if not smarter, at least on a similar level of Holmes, even gaining his genuine admiration. In the opening chapters of the game, Holmes is instead less impressed by his efforts. Oh, and he's also [[spoiler: a mole for Moriarty]].
* [[spoiler: TakeOverTheWorld]]: [[spoiler: Holmes earnestly believes that, once he's seized control of Britain, then this will be Moriarty's next step. And he'd probably succeed too because, well, ''he's Moriarty''.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Watson to Holmes. Even as Holmes actions become more and more suspect, Watson still sticks by him, albeit not without a grumble or two. [[spoiler: After Holmes' return and TheReveal, he's genuinely apologetic about how big a prick he's been to Watson, good reasons notwithstanding]].
* WhamLine: Which also doubles as TheReveal, unsurprisingly.
-->'''Watson''': And just who was it [[spoiler: you were protecting me from?]]
-->'''Holmes''': It was [[spoiler: Professor Moriarty.]]
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