The real mystery is that this is the only demo of this game that really shows it off. What little has been shown to viewers of this game, is a true crime in its self. A bigger crime would be not picking this up when its now at $39.99.
@metalmorphic - Really? Like what? The old hand movement reminds me of the late 90's / early 20's. Of course, again, it's a minor issue... For me at least. I like game characters that are able to interact with their world; realistically.
@Mortilla: Good for you, but I didn't say you were a COD addict; that was a general comment, obviously. LA Noire, really? If cosmetics is all you care about, great, but there are a lot of things about LA Noire that would seem outdated as well, using that same abject "recent generation" argument (not even mentioning the fact that LA Noire was a living hell to make, lots of serious issues that went with that project, and I'm not really sure about the "adventure" aspects of that game). Every game does things their own way (or should) and people should learn to broaden their horizons.
@Metamorphic - Why would you assume that I'm a brain-less CoD addict? No, I LOVE the Sherlock games, books, movies -- everything Sherlock Holmes. I just find that aspect... Out-dated? L.A. Noire upped it for me when it comes to what to expect in this generation of games. This won't by any means keep me from buying the actual game, though.
@Mortilla: First of all, that's an aspect of the adventure game genre, so if you think this is some action game or whatever, it isn't. A lot of people love this style, including myself, and while it's not as popular as an FPS or even an RPG, etc. I prefer it over the brainless and frankly inane actions prevalent in those games. The game by the way is looking terrific, and I've always loved the Sherlock games since the amazing Awakened (an eclectic mix of Lovecraft and Doyle), and this iteration looks to eclipse all of that. Fantastic effort from Frogwares, who are by the way a completely independent studio and must be commended for their efforts given their resources, especially in this economy.
Ugh... The way the game character interacts with the world is horrible. We're in 2011, dammit. Make him do something else than mere hand movements. Other than that, I like it.