Review: Turlock Holmes


Posted on February 28, 2024 by fncwill

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9/10

Summary

Turlock Holmes is a fantastic game that’s perfect for anyone who loves a good mystery, puzzle-solving, or just something a little bit different. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind game that you won’t want to put down until you’ve solved the last puzzle. So grab your detective hat and get ready to join Turlock Holmes on an unforgettable adventure.

Developer – Find the Lamp Games

Publisher – Neverland Entertainment

Platforms –  PC (Reviewed)

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What happens when you find yourself stuck in an underground mall with a dead body and some Turtle Soup? Well, you get a fun turtle friend, named Turlock Holmes to help you discover what happened to the body of course!

Turlock Holmes is a fantastic indie game that completely blew my mind, and that truly stands out from the crowd! It’s a detective narrative puzzler, that immerses you in a mysterious world where you must use your wits to solve a series of bizarre and intriguing puzzles. It’s completely unique and unlike any other game out there. The game’s unique mechanic is that it doesn’t provide you with pre-set options to choose from; instead, you get to drive the investigation yourself by asking questions and getting answers from an AI-host (Turlock Holmes) who only responds with a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ It’s up to you to use your curiosity and question-asking skills to solve the mystery!

The game starts off with a mysterious scenario where a girl finds herself trapped in an underground mall with a dead body and some turtle soup. Your job is to help her escape and solve the mystery surrounding her predicament. Along the way, you’ll encounter other bizarre scenarios, such as a boy lying dead on the sidewalk with only his underwear and an umbrella, and a stewardess who’s taking care of a pilot with broken legs, but the pilot seems terrified of her.

You’ll encounter a variety of strange and intriguing characters, each with their own secrets and motives. The game’s story is told through a series of puzzles, and as you progress through the game, the story unfolds, and the mystery deepens.

The gameplay is engaging and challenging, with puzzles that range from simple to mind-bendingly complex. You’ll need to use your reasoning and imagination to figure out the answers to some truly bizarre scenarios. The game’s got a great sense of humor, too – some of the puzzles are fun and light-hearted, while others have a darker, thriller-like feel to them. But don’t worry – there’s nothing revolting or unpleasant in the game.

One of the best things about Turlock Holmes is that it’s a game that you can play alone, and it really makes you think. You’ll need to use your detective skills to figure out the answers to the puzzles, and the game doesn’t hold your hand or give you any hints unless you spend coins to get a keyword or a hint. As you progress through the game, you’ll earn collectibles that you can use to dress up your very own turtle! It’s a great way to track your progress and feel a sense of accomplishment as you solve each puzzle.

The game’s visuals are simple but stylish, with a unique art style that’s both quirky and charming. The sound effects and music are also top-notch, with a haunting soundtrack that adds to the game’s mysterious atmosphere.

All in all, Turlock Holmes is a fantastic game that’s perfect for anyone who loves a good mystery, puzzle-solving, or just something a little bit different. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind game that you won’t want to put down until you’ve solved the last puzzle. So grab your detective hat and get ready to join Turlock Holmes on an unforgettable adventure.

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