Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
The Identity of Jack the Ripper Revealed1
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper, returns you to the roots of Sherlock Holmes and allows you to actually get involved with the mystery and come up with your own conclusions. The story is really good and tells about the murders of Jack the Ripper, from beginning until end. You help show Holmes/Watson, the clues to come up with the truth of what is going on. You must investigate the townsfolk and areas of Whitechapel to uncover the clues of the mystery. You begin the story behind the eyes of the killer and witness the murder that takes place. You then find yourself in the home of Holmes and Dr Watson. Both find out about the murders via the local newspaper and want to investigate to find out the truth. During gameplay, you are allowed to choose between a 3rd Person or First Person Perspective. You must examine everything and leave no stone unturned. You also must figure out what is right from wrong in certain situations in the game. Using the interface, to review clues is very simple and easy to use. Combining certain tools and finding what you need is also easy. Finding where to go, is also guided by Holmes/Watson. You must also deduct what has occured at the scene of the crime, to be able to tell correct facts from wrong. The voiceover work is okay at best, however the music of the game sets the tone perfectly for this mystery. The graphics are also about ps2 level and are not too impressive. Even though these seem to set the tone for a boring game, surprisingly it does not hinder the games performance. The length of the game is about 6 hours long, and shorter if you are good at solving the many puzzles in the game (which are not difficult), however in that time, you find yourself wanting to find everything and complete this mystery. Achievement/Trophy Wise, you will have no issues getting every single one in one playthrough. Some are mor obvious than others, but very easy nonetheless. All in all, a Really Good game for the price. I enjoyed it very much and recommend it to everyone, if you enjoy a good mystery story. Thanks for reading!
Good for 1 time use
I wouldn't recommend buying it. Only rent it for a weekend for a quick 1000 gamer points. Sometimes it won't give you the achievement even though there is only 1 way to play it, so you may have to start another game to make sure you get them. Other than that it has no replay value.
A Must Have For Fans Of The Ripper Or Holmes!
I first heard about this game from a friend who is a massive fan of Sherlock Holmes. While I'm not a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, I'm a MASSIVE fan of Jack The Ripper. I picked up the game a few days ago and I am very pleased with my purchase.
The gameplay is somewhat similar to Heavy Rain, but less action oriented. Expect the gameplay to consist mostly of exploring environments to find clues and getting information from various people. It isn't anything new as point-and-click adventure games have done it since the 1990s, but it's fun if you like the genre.
The audio is a mixed bag. Some of the sound effects and ambient sound are well done while the voice acting is hit and miss.
The visuals are also a mixed bag. Overall, the game does look a bit dated when compared to other games on the XB360. However, the graphics get the job done. The streets of Whitechapel feel alive as people are always coming and going. One really nice feature is the ability to switch the First Person View as it really makes the game more immersive.
The story and gameplay mechanics are where this game shines. The characters of Sherlock Holmes and Watson are accurate to the books in terms of their behavior and Jack The Ripper is accurate in terms of the accuracy of the murders portrayed in the game. There are even subtle references to the books. The game plays out with you solving each murder one at a time and even includes a crime re-enactment segment which is pretty cool.
The game isn't very lengthy, but it's definitely worth a rental or a purchase if you're a fan of Sherlock Holmes and/or Jack the Ripper.
this game seems kind of a wierd approach on a game i have seen the doccumentary of jack the ripper and sherlock holmes so i could see this game working but it would be hard to make the gameplay work
Sherlock Holmes v. Jack the Ripper
The only mystery here is "why oh why did I buy this game?" It's painfully boring. The storyline, while it may be at least in part based on something that really happened, was boring. I never felt like I cared who Jack the Ripper was, and never felt like I cared about what happened to anyone in the game. Had JTR come around a corner and hacked away at Holmes, I can't say I would have cared. I might have cheered him on since Holmes was miserable to listen to. The interactions between Holmes and Watson were painful to sit through. That's why I gave the sound a "1". I had to mute the tv and just read the subtitles just to get through it. The graphics, well, they may be Super Nintendo at best. They were absolutely nothing to write home about. Again, I gave them a "1". Maybe I've been spoiled by playing the big time games, and maybe I shouldn't have expected so much from this little game, but please, give me something more than a game that looks like something I played on my computer in 1992. The challenge here is none. Really wish I could have given that a "0". A second grader could solve the mystery. The controls stink. They don't always react, making them very frustrating. You think you have selected something and only find out later that you haven't. Or you mean not to select something and find out that you have. Very frustrating since some of the achievements require you to leave a certain element alone until Holmes instructs you to use it, and others require that you select and examine all of the objects or all of a certain object in a room. The length for this game is terrible. If it were a decent game, a 6-8 hour play time wouldn't be bad. This is not a decent game, and so the 6-8 hours it takes to complete it seems more like 12-16 hours. 10 minutes into the game, I muted the sound, and 45 minutes into it I was bored entirely. The only thing that kept me going was the 1000 gamerscore points that I was assured, and which I obtained in 1 playthrough... thankfully, because if I would have had to played through it again to get to 1000, I would have probably pulled all of my hair out and snapped the disc in half.
This looks wicked. I don’t know who I’m rooting for...Sherlock or Jack the ripper lol! JK…Sherlock all the way! I grew up reading detective books and got into the Sherlock games a few years ago, so needless to say, I’ll be pre ordering this baby.
Anything like the PC games, it'll be great
If this is anything like the PC games developed by Frogwares, and it should be since they are handling those duties once again, it should be fantastic. I recently played through Sherlock Holmes and the Awakened and it was a great experience. The only issue I had with that was Holmes' voice, but gameplay and puzzle wise, absolutely spot on. I'm looking forward to more brainteasers in the Holmesian tradition. Day one purchase for me.
Testing your detective skills!!!!!
I cant wait for this game!!!! I absolutely love all detective shows and I've read all the stories by connan doyle that he wrote on holmes. I also like the graphics, the gameplay, and the voice overs absolutely amazing. If anyone has seen Case Closed your detective skills should be top notch and i think this game will prove it and i've always belived in one truth: With a Keen eye for Detail, One Truth will always prevail!!!!!
Cool trailer and idea!I was always intrigued by jack the ripper because we still don’t know who he really was. There was speculation, rumours and accusations at the time, but they NEVER figured it out. That’s what makes his story to interesting, because people are still, til this day, debating on who they think jack the ripper was. I wonder who it is in this game too…that’s another thing that sparks my interest.
It's for those interested in Jack The Ripper..
I enjoyed how they pieced the evidence together & the conclusion they gave in finding out who Jack The Ripper was. Who Sherlock discovers to be Jack The Ripper makes a lot of sense. Those that are actually interested in the case would love going through the evidence. Since it does piece together real facts/evidence & if I remember correctly it actually shows the real photos of the victims in the game too (Not the gory photos. You go to the crime scenes itself to see what happened to each victim.). So it does feel like you're a detective of that era. Since you get to flip through all the evidence. If you're not into delving into the crimes of Jack The Ripper then I wouldn't recommend it. Unless you're a diehard Jack The Ripper 'fan' then I'd only rent the game to get the easy 1000 achievement points. If you're not into the case you'll probably find it completely boring. I bought the game without any prior knowledge of the game play & even though I wish there was more to do in it..I still can't see myself selling it. I loved the conclusion & it put another spin on it that most writers have overlooked/dismissed. I wouldn't really consider it a game anymore than an interactive story of the case itself. There are game related things you have to do in it (puzzles, finding evidence/investing the victims bodies & their surroundings, talking to witnesses, & piecing together everything you've discovered). So it does give you things to do but it's not an over exciting game. You have to actually be interested in the Jack The Ripper case to take anything away from it. Which I've always been. So to me I can overlook that it didn't have an exciting feel to it. It grasped my attention by piecing together the facts & making me see another side to the case that's often overlooked & many people don't talk about. Which in the end I could appreciate where the game took me in 'solving' the case.