Video game junkie
11 years ago
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.
No: I don’t recommend this product