Just to clarify, this game is a port of the PC version. It's a simple point and click mystery style game. You play as Sherlock Holmes and sometimes Watson at certain points. Jack the Ripper has struck Whitechapel, London and it's up to Sherlock to solve the case.
GRAPHICS: They are terrible, they look like they originally did on the PC many years ago. The animations are stiff and bland. By today's standards, this is extremely unacceptable.
SOUND: The voice acting is very boring and stale as cardboard. Nothing really exists in the dept. of sound effects or music.
STORY: Solve the case of Jack the Ripper. It's hard to care about it when the voice actors are so uninteresting to listen to that the story drags on feeling like a meaningless task.
CONTROLS: Clunky is the word of this game. Camera moves out of whack, controls are awkward and your character moves at the speed of a snail most of the time.
GAMEPLAY: Point and click to find clues, solve puzzles and gain valuable information.
FAULTS: -Graphics and animations are so 2001 -Voice acting is poor and sound effects and music barely exist -Controls are out of tune as opposed to mouse and keyboard -Some puzzles and tasks are mind numbingly frustrating and sometimes just downright hard as...well you know where I'm getting at -The story doesn't pull you in, it feels like an obligation
This game wasn't great nor extremely bad. It's a good old fashioned point and click mystery game from way back when, but with just as much pizazz as getting dressed in the morning. Easy 1000G though. I would recommend against it, but if you were, or still are, a fan of these kinds of games, then this is for you my dear Watson.
posted by burgballer (WALSENBURG, CO) May 16, 2010
Member since May 2010
Although this game may not be the best RPG game, its actually worth renting on the simple fact that it is easy to get a 1000 gamer score. I myself wasn't over ecstatic to hear the rambling dialogs, But I did find myself getting sucked in to the story line. Overall not too bad, STD's, Murder, Solving Crime, and some cool Puzzles, Made this game bearable.