My review of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is up.
“Crimes & Punishments is a game that I truly had a blast playing. While none of the puzzles are overly complex (if a player does find them so, the game allows them to be skipped), they are very natural to the context of the situation. Each case is well designed and offers a fun and interesting moral choice at the end. Visually, the game is impressive and takes full advantage of Unreal Engine 3, without making any of the characters look like hulking space marines. Frogwares have outdone themselves with this installment of Sherlock Holmes, and I hope to see future installments explore and further hone similar mechanics”
Read the full review here
Been a while since I’ve posted anything of merit. Mostly I’ve been busy chasing after the new puppy and dealing with work. Part of what has kept me busy at work is a major project getting ready to overhaul our phone system. Switching phone systems (and potentially carriers) is not something you do overnight and thus requires meetings with multiple vendors vying to sell you their “best”
On the upside, there is a fun aspect of dealing with multiple vendors trying to get you to buy their wares, sometimes you get free tickets to sporting events. Or in this particular case, suite tickets.
Let me take a few steps back for a moment. I’m not a huge sports ball fan. I’ll watch the Tigers, but I don’t go out of my way to call myself a diehard fan. I’ll invest more time on Sundays during football to try and watch the Lions and review highlights for the rest of the games (so that I can be a part of the typical water cooler conversations come Monday morning). The Wings are always fun to watch. Basketball. Fuck basketball. That sport is dumb.
With all that said, I’ve never gone to a Lion’s game. I’ve lived in the Metro Detroit area for ten years and never been to see the Lions. Until yesterday. I’ve been spoiled by having my first game be a suite game, but that’s okay. I don’t fashion myself as someone who will ever buy season tickets.
It was a blast to go and see the game (and all of the stuff that goes on at Ford Field that you wouldn’t see from a TV broadcast). Part of me would almost love to have season tickets, but I can’t justify a whole day dedicated to the culmination of 3+ hours of one game. (Maybe if my family was more into it, but that’s never going to happen).
The game was mostly a disappointment. Stafford was underwhelming for 3/4 of the game. Golden Tate III was a bright spot on the few plays where Stafford gave him a chance. Bush was stopped pretty much every chance he had the ball. Hell even Drew Brees didn’t come out as a fantastic QB (I’m not against rooting for a potential Hall of Famer). The Saints played solid for three quarters and the Lions did nothing special. So when Stafford through a pick which led the Saints to leap ahead 23 to 10, we decided to leave.
By the time we got to my buddy’s truck we turn the Ticket (97.1 for those not in the know) to suddenly hear Golden Tate get a 73 yard run for a touchdown. Wait, what? Tate lives up to his name. With less than 3 minutes left we then hear Glover Quinn intercept and suddenly the Lions have a fucking chance to win the game. Seriously. What. The. Fuck. We left early and they turn their shit around? (As a good friend of mine said, the entire city of Detroit thanks me for leaving so the Lions could start playing).
Needless to say my buddy and I drove home shouting and high fiving as the Lions pulled out a win in the most spectacular way ever and we missed it.
Hopefully next week the Lions can pull out another win while in London.