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Jamie Specht
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Hey guys -
I've played this for the first time last week and have been talking about it to people and have had 2 separate people ask me if the cases in the game are the same cases as from the books. I have never read any of the books so said so and guessed that it probably would be a bad idea if they were the same... so anyone know?
 
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Wayne Walker
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Having read through most of the original Holmes canon and played through many of the cases, I know of no intersection between the books and the game.
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Jamie Specht
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wwalker98 wrote:
Having read through most of the original Holmes canon and played through many of the cases, I know of no intersection between the books and the game.


Thank you!
I was thinking/hoping that would be the case.
 
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Tor Sverre Lund
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Nope! Some of the same main characters pop up, of course, but the stories are all original.
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Andrew MacLeod
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Nevertheless, knowledge of the Holmesian canon (of which I have exceedingly little) can be of benefit in some of the cases. Not that it will give you solutions, but it will cause you to stop and think, "Ah! I remember something like this in The Case of the Dog Pound of the Baskervilles", or "I wouldn't rule out that possibility: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a firm believer in that kind of thing."

I'm thinking especially of the now notorious Case Three.

With the same caveats, I would also say that some knowledge of Victorian England and 19th century history can also be of benefit in some cases (still looking at you, Case Three).
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Constantine Caviris
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This isn't fully related to what you asked, but it's close enough to on topic that I figured I'd share it. The original Sleuth editions featured some questions that were unrelated to the case but delt with the original Sherlock Holmes stories. Luckily, those questions were replaced in the current editions.
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Donald Johnson
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Some of the cases have similarities, so the more you know about the canonical Sherlock, the better you should be able to play the game in general. There is a set of standard locations that are always in play for every game, knowing what to expect from them is a part of the game and the canon is one way to know how they work. As the game is one of deduction, if you enjoy other types of puzzles where you figure out the solution, this can help in some cases.
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