The Sinking City Puts Detective Work Ahead of Action in New Video

What do Sherlock Holmes and fishmen have in common? Already giving up? You are no fun! Oh well, here, have a freebie: Frogwares is the common link in this riddle. Why, you ask? Elementary, my dear reader, Frogwares has been releasing Sherlock Holmes game after game, and now they’ve graduated to working on lesser-known detectives trying to solve paranormal mysteries in the Roaring Twenties. Yes, I’m talking about The Sinking City, as Frogwares has just released a new trailer that highlights the importance of detective work in their upcoming open world adventure title.

As Charles, the player will be completely on their own in their investigation, helped only by their observational skills and their trusty notebook. They’ll need to explore crime scenes, collect information, and question the inhabitants without any hints or assistance. While some challenges might be easily resolved, others will require using Reed’s unique abilities, such as Retrocognition, which allows him to replay past scenes.

In order to succeed in their investigation, the player will need to collect clues, figure out what they have in common, and try to back up their theories using one of the game’s essential tools called the Mind Palace. While it will let the player submit their hypotheses about potentially guilty parties, it will never tell them whether they’re on the right track. The player will have to accept the consequences of their choices.

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