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vervaine reviews Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (PC)

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vervaine said...

+ length (took around 20 hours to complete).
+ good plot - I found myself playing in order to see what happens next when I should be doing something else... The ending was also good, and matching the atmosphere of the game.
+ atmosphere - dark, dreary London, lots of people on the streets. Rather slow pace, but I enjoyed it. The game focuses more on examining things and observing closely than on action.
+ logical puzzles. No need to try to figure out what impossible things the creators cooked up, more relying on common sense.

- "insert original CD" blah blah. 1 in 5 attempts to run the game ended up in this. Quite annoying, though not unplayable. The game also checks the CD when saving / loading, which hangs it up for several seconds.
- some parts were CPU-heavy for some reason.
- it was a bit too easy. Maybe it's because everything was logical, but I got stuck only once.
- translation (Polish). Some of deduction board stuff didn't quite add up. Dialogues were left in English, so I could see that subtitles didn't match in places. At least one puzzle didn't make sense thanks to translation mistakes.

There's quite a lot of reading in the game, but I didn't mind. Only a couple of papers bored me... They just weren't concise enough.

Game Traits applied to Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (PC) by vervaine

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  • How it's Played:
    adventure, puzzle solving
  • General Tone:
    Detective, Dark, creepy
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (PC)

Genre/Style: Adventure/First-Person Graphic Adventure
Release Date: 22/MAY/09
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