xantiriad's Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (Xbox 360) review

Entertaining and Fascinating

 Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper take its design from a combination of a puzzle game and a point and click adventure. Played from either a first or third person perspective, you take control of both Holmes and Watson as you investigate the gruesome Whitechapel murders of 1888. The story, characters and events are largely based on facts, and the resolution is entirely plausible. Though-out the game you'll be solving a variety of logic and deduction based puzzles which are cleverly woven in the story. Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper is not without it's flaws - including some terrible voice acting and loose controls - but it proves to be both a entertaining and fascinating game.


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    Fun but easy 0

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