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Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper - Xbox 360
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- From the award-winning developers of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
- Scour eerie environments and interrogate mysterious suspects
- Search carefully for clues in first-person, or zoom-out to third-person and observe the incredible surroundings
- An original system that allows you to piece together individual crimes and test your hypothesis as the investigation unfolds
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In the opening scene Holmes is smoking cigarettes with yellow filter tips. It should be common sense that filtered cigarettes have no place in the 1880's. That doesn't inspire confidence in the people who came up with the puzzles, perhaps it was intentionally put in as a clue that this game was badly designed. More inaccuracies follow and while I'm not one to nitpick such things this sloppiness is relevant because it also manifests itself in the design of the puzzles.
Voice acting is another thing I normally don't care about but the voice and accent of Holmes in this game is identical to that of Stewie, the baby from the cartoon Family Guy.
At times the dialogue in the subtitles has mistakes or differs slightly from what is said by the character. More sloppiness.
In some of the puzzles elements are small and poorly rendered. I've got a 42 inch plasma set and had to get up for a closer look a few times. Good luck with a small tube set. There was no reason for this other then sloppy design.
Up until now all my complaints have been minor but here is the serious problem with the game.Read more ›
I also find the camera angles weird to control. I have spent way too much time trying to figure out what the heck i am missing so I can continue to the next piece of the game. But there is no indication as to what I need to do. I also find it frustrating that to get one clue, I have to do 20 favors for people (one leads to another, in order to get another, to get another, and so on...).
There a lot of glitches in the rendering too that makes it distracting and feels like it wasn't quite finished/complete before they produced it.
Overall, I am disappointed in the game. It's more frustrating than exciting. I feel obligated to finish it so I can move on to a new game.
On the plus side, I rather enjoyed the lock combination on the briefcase. That part was fun!
If you don't like the genre, don't buy the game! If you do, this will provide for quite a lot of enjoyment. I would, however, not play it with younger children, due to the whole prostitute-murdering aspect.
Using a guide, I was able to complete the game and get all achievements in a day. This game is an easy 100% completion game for 1000G, but the storyline is probably more interesting than the game itself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the best games i have played in a long time. It actually makes you think as opposed to the typical shoot the bad guy" type of game.Published 13 months ago by Jonathan Eaves
Amazing game. I've already played it three times. Hope they make many more like these.Published 13 months ago by softsing
i have never played a game like this before on a console. its very slow and you slowly piece together the clues and evidence and find out who jack the ripper is. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Andrew
I love these games! Good puzzles, really fun to play. They really capture the true spirit of Sherlock Holmes and WatsonPublished on November 2, 2013 by belinda
I was playing this game and happy as a pig in pooh. All of a sudden, for some unknown and stupid reason, the producers of this game had to throw in a difficult eye-hand... Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Tommy C
I Saw This Game At Family Video And Thought Id Try It Out. I Must Say That This Game Just Plain Sucks. I Could've Made A Better One. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Mitchell