Summary: Actually, I would like to give Jack the Ripper three and a half stars. It is an old school HOG, but the developers really managed to convey the atmosphere of the period. I visited the East End of London a couple of years ago, and was taken on a personal tour by my cousin in law (my family came from that area). It was a lot of fun, and we visited Millers Court where the last grisly murder had taken place. There is a graffiti image of J the R in the Laneway.
Summary: It was just an ok game. Although it had some interesting facts (or fiction), the whole aspect of the game was a little disappointing. Firstly the graphics were disappointing, scenes were blurry and items were dark and hard to see. I was so frustrated with finding the finger prints as they were too well blended into the scenes or too miniscule to spot. Some items were too translucent and all I can see are 'ghostly' faint images.
Summary: I wanted to like this game. I liked the format but the graphics were fuzzy and items to locate most were very small or not clear enough to tell what it was. Directions for game were not clear.
Summary: I didn't like all the HdO games but I thought I'll give it another go this time since the title looked interesting. To my horror, another awful game. HdO games have interesting great concepts and themes but they always screw up the execution of their games. The graphics are quite ok in this game but the objects are as usual blurry or miniscule. You got to have a really gigantic screen to find the items, otherwise it's just painful for the eyes to find them.
Summary: In the dark fall of 1888, a brutal killer murdered and mutilated five women in the seedy, hopeless area of London England known as Whitechapel. Though there have been many theories over the past 120 years, the killer, well-known throughout history as Jack the Ripper, has never been identified.
Summary: I am somewhat of a newbie to computer games. My very first purchase was Bejeweled and I got tired of that one after awhile. The second purchase was Escape: Whisper Valley. The third was Escape: Rosecliff Island and the fourth was Classic Adventures: The Great Gatsby. This is number five that I have downloaded. I love it and have played it several times, but I keep getting confused because those streets in London are so dark, I have trouble trying to identify items.
Summary: I thought I'd give this game a shot (despite the poor reviews) and boy did it not disappoint. You start out as a newspaperman, and go through the normal HoG routine (gather stuff so he can leave, use a map to go places, etc.) but the scenes are so poorly done it's almost unreal. Everything is so dark and blurry it's hard to make anything out. And the dialogue? What there is of it doesn't make any sense. Like a ten year old wrote it.
Summary: I just finished the demo, and I did like the game. It's different, and not just the story; it makes you think a bit more than most games. I like the graphics, too. The music is quite boring. Didn't need a hint so far, so the 9 hints haven't been a problem. The only difficulty I had was to assemble the camera, that took me quite a while to figure out. And of course I didn't remember the number I was asked for by the policeman, but that turned out to be no real problem.