February 15, 2015

The Hound of the Baskervilles

On-Line Systems, 1993

The Hound of Baskervilles is one of the most obscured CD-ROM titles based on the legendary Sherlock Holmes Mystery novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The mystery involves the murders that took place in the small town of Baskervilles, which are rumored to be the act of a hound. The game is a better example of a multimedia novel, where the player views Dr. Watson's desk in the perspective of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. The player solves the mystery by going through the clues gathered by Dr. Watson by clicking the dates on the desk calendar and other documents scattered on the desk. Once you click on a clue, you get two options to select from either reading the document by yourself or hearing it in a cinematic Dr. Watson's voice. The game has very few graphics, which in return are quite dated for the time it was released. I recommend this game to every mystery adventure gamer and especially to all the Sherlock Holmes mystery fans.