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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper - PC
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- 2 points-of-view available at all times: gameplay in third-person or classic first-person point-of-view, a favorite for the enthusiasts of the series.
- 2 mythic characters of 19th century England engage in a horrifying manhunt: the illustrious Sherlock Holmes and the terrifying Jack the Ripper.
- Discover the hidden side of London and the sinister streets of Whitechapel, all faithfully recreated (e.g. public work house, hospitals, brothels, etc.).
- The ability to switch between the role of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes or his trusted friend Doctor Watson with a progressive help system always at your fingertips when needed.
- Interact with more than 30 authentic characters that help you complete your investigation and use and combine more that 100 objects as you collect hundreds of clues.
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There are numerous puzzles, from very easy to more difficult number combination and sliding object tasks, but none are computer destroying impossible and can be figured out with a little logic. There are also many retrieve this-to make-that tasks and errands that must be done before the next sequence is revealed, but all are pertinent to the story line, are never MacGyver-level stupidity and are not boring. The ability to switch between 1st and 3rd (annoying) person is new to this game, but I mostly used first person (it makes the game more engrossing). It is a fairly long game (about 20-40 hours gameplay), but there are numerous prompts to avoid the what-do-I-do-now syndrome and the item interaction search feature cuts down on the pixel hunting that was rampant in the previous games. Slower machines may experience long loading times at some of the cut screens (due to graphics rendering) and if playing for more than 2 hours, the save feature may stop working :)
This Holmes game is the first in the series to actually let the player in on the action and deduce how Holmes actually comes up with his solutions, instead of the 15 minute closing monologue in other games where he explains the solution to poor oblivious Dr. Watson using clues that you scarcely remember picking up during the game.Read more ›
Now comes Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper! What an ingenious idea! Already being a fan of the previous game, and harboring a deep interest in the Jack the Ripper murders, I didn't think twice about shelling out the twenty bucks for this title, resigning my ego to the fact that I would probably have to use online walkthroughs to get through it as well.
Well, nearly a week has gone by since I've bought the game, and I just finished it last night. Perhaps a bit of bragging is in order? I didn't need to use a single walkthrough this time around. Now, that's not to say that they aren't challenging puzzles (I'm not a dummy; I play chess frequently and got a B.A. with honors in English), my brain was definitely grinding to get through a few of the later ones. But, the system built into this game -- when a correct combination of clues are automatically hi-lighted in green, for instance -- really helps for those times when we're unsure of our solutions.
Most impressive about the game, once again, is the storyline. These guys have really done their research regarding Jack the Ripper. I was delighted to see actual evidence (testimonies, letters from the Ripper, newspaper reports, photographs of the victims, etc.Read more ›
Music can make a game and Frogware's latest has some good mood music, but not nearly as much as they displayed in Nemesis. Familiar classical music, none of it overtly dramatic, plays in the background of most scenes. With no chase sequences, or any other portions of the game requiring speed, the music remained mostly flat and methodical. There were chances at building up 'horror' through music at the various murder scenes found throughout the game, but alas they were not taken.
The plot is probably their best yet! (However, I do praise Cthulu so Awakened is a close second) In the prior games the plot could become difficult to follow, bogged down in poorly written notes and snippets of conversation. In this game the plot is well constructed with an evidence board for players to put together the pieces and determine time, place, method, motive and so on, of the various murders. The developers did a stellar job taking the real events and working them into the game to follow a plausible solution to one of the most famous unsolved murders in history. From a historical perspective the developers were able to blend reality and gameplay seamlessly together.
The investigation of the murder scenes were horrible. And I mean that in a good way. As Holmes and Watson you get to see first hand how Jack the Ripper evolved from murder to murder and its quite dreadful.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
yes is the mos clasic game. Im lose thes game
Sorry it took a while to write this review. First off I just wanted to say great customer service from AOOutlet from the UK. I haven't finished the game yet, but I have enjoyed it.Published 6 months ago by Ray Clark
Fun to play and hard to find in PC format! it really gets you thinking and has a good plot!Published 13 months ago by christine
We both enjoyed playing this one winter. Very challenging just make sure you save if frequently.Published 13 months ago by Joe
As I was a bit unfamiliar with this type of game, it took a while to master the art of movement, but the game itself was very satisfying. Decent graphics, interesting story line.Published 16 months ago by HOGamer
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is yet another game made in the same vein as Sherlock Holmes vs. Arsene Lupin. Read morePublished 18 months ago by The Muvian