Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One: What About The Combat? [VIDEO]

Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One game will allow some blows to be dealt, but it won’t always be the best or the viable solution for the young investigator.


The Ukrainian studio recapped what we should expect in the combat: “As Sherlock has always been a man of brains rather than brawn, the combat is built in a way to reflect this. Don’t expect Sherlock to be able to take a pounding. He’s a glass cannon in these situations, so you better move and make innovative use of cover. Use your concentration mode to pick out environmental hazards to slow and stun your enemies. Or use tools like your snuff box to daze at close range. And to wrap it up, expect a bit of showmanship and flair as Sherlock unleashes a flurry of slaps and mid-air jabs to put his foes in their place.

Non-lethal takedowns are also a crucial part of combat. Sherlock was never someone out for blood, so non-lethal takedowns are often the preferred option. You can, of course, gun down your foes if need be or if you find yourself in a jam, but expect to hear about it from your companion Jon. How you approach the combat will ultimately influence your relationship with Jon, the same as your moral choices during your investigations.

Despite the overall and careful focus on getting combat right, Frogwares decided early on to give players a choice to skip combat entirely should they choose,” the studio wrote, and this final paragraph is something pacifists will gladly hear: you don’t have to fight if you don’t want to. You can disable it altogether, which can make the experience far different.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One will launch on November 16 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC (Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store), while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports have been delayed. They might still arrive this year.

Source: Gematsu

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