An argument can be made that the main innovation of current-gen games is the introduction of significant player choice. Mass Effect, The Walking Dead, and others made players choose a path and live with the consequences of their decision. Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes is the next game based on player choice and consequence. This trailer in particular shows off the interesting choices players will have to make. Not only will you have to figure out clues and narrow down suspects, but you will also have to figure out why the crime was committed and whether or not you want to let your suspect get away with it. With all the different permutations of choice and consequence, I’m very interested to see how Sherlock Holmes turns out.
Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes comes out for Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC in Q2 2014.