Sherlock Holmes Vs Jack The Ripper Xbox 360

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As you would expect from a title with Sherlock Holmes in it, this is a game of puzzle solving and logical deduction, and, although the action is, in my opinion, secondary, it is, along with the accompanying scenery and atmosphere, first class.

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2010-12-19

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Two of the most famed of English characters are here in this game. Sherlock Holmes is fictional, Jack the Ripper, although unknown, is not. The game tackles the horrific crimes, the mutilation of female prostitutes, which concerns the two characters. If you are after an investigative and detective type of game, that is what you will get here.

This game will let you control the famous detective and also his sidekick, Dr. Watson. You are in charge of gathering clues to solve these famous crimes. At Baker Street, Holmes’ Address, and at other locations, you will be solving puzzles, mind games and overcoming lots of obstacles to find clues that will help you solve this mystery case. With the game play and how the game was presented, even the most patient mind will have a difficult time getting around the challenges thrown at you by this game.

The storyline is well presented all through and gets even more interesting as the game progresses. It also has some funny and charming scenes. But what you will be amazed with are the puzzles being thrown at you. Sherlock Holmes was famous for his impeccable logic and some of these puzzles will leave you clueless as to their solution. This game is not for kids, the logic is far too involved and there are also scenes of violence. As an adult game, the plot and storyline are impressive and the smoggy, dull, dark, depressing atmosphere of late the Victorian London side streets and alleyways is well captured.

I was actually surprised that this game only had a teen rating, because Sherlock is known for his opium drug usage, and there is a lot of racial tension, references to prostitution, venereal diseases, and some pretty grim scenes of violence. You even go undercover as a tramp, however you voiceover doesn't really change when you are undercover. Kind of seems a little out of place.

There are a lot of hidden objects to be discovered and by the end of the game you’re the table on which you place them will be creaking under the weight.

The game controls are good. You can play in third person mode or from your characters viewpoint. Everything is pretty simple and it seems to be just point and click. There are no fancy controls that will take you hours to get the hang of. In fact, I got the hang of it after just 15 min. of gameplay. Puzzles are well designed and can be difficult. The graphics are good but dark, just as they should be for the scenes portrayed.

As you would expect from a title with Sherlock Holmes in it, this is a game of puzzle solving and logical deduction, and, although the action is, in my opinion, secondary, it is, along with the accompanying scenery and atmosphere, first class.

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