Reviews and Problems with Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper
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31 December 2012
Summary: This game is a very competent game, and ends nicely too. Get it for cheap though. Unfortunately, some decisions made at the development time reduces it's fun value substantially, and may mean that it will not stand up as well as other point-and-click games over time (Syberia, Longest Journey etc.). The music brings nothing to it (to the extent that I found listening to Ambient channel from di.fm a good substitute).
Summary: I think that in many ways the SH-series is advancing, and this game is easily one of the best adventure games out there. Mind: if you more into the Longest Journey story driven-type (like me) and not the Pendulo/Puritas Cordis "make the stupidest combination without logic just to spend time "thinking" so the game feels longer"-type.
Summary: Best adventure game i ever played. Normal adventure will let u slove some silly puzzle and most of them r no connection to the story. But this one different, many of the puzzle r reasonable and will have player to think abt the case, just like u r the detective to deduct the crime scene. The atmosphere is also a great job, u will feel that u jus in the time 1888, and even some of the historical suspect include in the game.
Summary: If you enjoy games such as Dear Esther, then you will enjoy Jack the Ripper. Frogwares did a great job on the atmosphere of this game. A well told narrative, interesting characters and an overall atmosphere that genuinely conveys the horror of the time. If you play adventure games to savour the atmosphere, then Jack the Ripper will not disappoint.
Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Had a promising start, but all in all unmanly. + Jack the Ripper +Nice police cloaks +London +Reasonably atmospheric -Jack the Ripper loses -Holmes doesn't die … Expand
Summary: Good points: Fun and interesting gameplay, varied puzzles, good atmosphere and story. Graphics very reasonable considering it's not a very big games company. Bad points: Comically bad acting, badly synced dubbing, subtitles occasionally contradict what was actually said, puzzles in general too easy (though not all). Worth it if you get it cheap and like adventure games, provided you don't expect too much, there's certainly some fun to be had.
Summary: Well-made, fun game with a pleasant London 1888 atmosphere. This is a very interesting game, as almost all names, facts and evidence are authentic. Even a way to familiarize yourself with the Whitechapel murders. The game has a nice 19th Century London setting, but don't bother too much with NPCs on the street or examining the streets, they're not very deep - so spare the headache.
Summary: This games puzzles are not very hard..the accents & sound effects are very ps1ish but it sucked me in and i quite enjoyed it..you should be able to pick this up cheap now..so don your deerstalker and give it a whirl.....if you dare....