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GF Rating
4.5

1699 ratings

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

A ripping good time!

posted by Wherewolf (GARDEN GROVE, CA) May 28, 2010

Member since May 2010

27 out of 27 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When I saw this game first mentioned I was very skeptical as I thought this was simply riding on the coat tails of another movie.

Being a Ripper enthusiast I was waiting for the big disappointment as always but I will have to admit I had a ripping good romp.

The fact that you get to walk around, flavor White Chapel and investigate the grisly scenes just adds more to fun, but when you step into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson that is just a real treat.

To further historical accuracy there are actual documents, photos and witnesses who were present at the time of the murders. Now I am not saying the studio didn't take creative counter measures to make the game more interesting but they did leave the element of the real investigations.

The only sad thing about this game is the frame rate skips sometimes and the investigations are more like a walk through vs. a quest. The only time you really have to "think" is when you examine the crime scenes and deduce the events and person/s who caused them.

This game would had been superb if it had multiple question and answer selections ( Mass Effect style ) and outcomes, but the superb voice acting and environmental detail make up for that lacking.

So if you want to hunt for Jack The Ripper and investigate while wearing the shoes of one of the greatest detectives of all time, then this is the game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Easy 1000 Achievement Points!!

posted by BabyDemon (DOVER, FL) May 10, 2010

Member since May 2010

44 out of 51 gamers (86%) found this review helpful

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is a click adventure. By that, I mean that you move the Left Stick around trying to find "Hot Spots" to click on the then you press the A button for some action/interaction to occur. You can easily jump from place to place using the map (press the Y Button).
The puzzles range from very easy to a little hard, as some of the puzzles do not give you any clue as to what you are supposed to do. I only ran across a snag on one of the puzzles and had to look up FAQ to get through that one puzzle.
The 1000 achievements are easily made just by playing through the game and clicking on everything! I mean everything. I had to play through twice because I forgot to click on certain items and I missed (4) 80 pt achievements because I did not click on everything in the room/street.
I was able to get through the entire game in 3-4 hours. Like I said, a quick and easy way to grab a smooth 1000 achievement points.
There was a lot of game freezes and a more than a few quirks that took away from the gaming experience. Perhaps they will fix that with an update.
In conclusion, the game is pretty easy, with a few hard puzzles here and there. I would not buy it but it is worth a rent for an easy 1000 achievements points. Thanks for reading my thoughts! BabyDemon

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Decent Game

posted by Palumbo (CORAM, MT) Mar 14, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The Story and gameplay are pretty straight forward. it was entertaining enough for me to finish, but its not for everyone. You will be spending most of ur time doing chores for information. you get to investigate a few murder scenes which was entertainig. there are also ALOT of puzzles, some pretty straightforward others leave you scratching your head, wishing there was a hint button. in terms of sound and graphics, this game could have been released on the original xbox.

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