Mystery Murders: Jack the Ripper
Fun from Every Angle
Let me first say I don't reserve 5 stars for CE games, or 6 hour games or games with something total new and different. If I'm playing a game and repeatedly think "Wow - I really, really like this game!" that's 5 stars; and that's what I thought throughout this game!
Graphics are lovely and there are some unique aspects to the gameplay - it's a really nice mix of H0, puzzles and adventure! Devs have even manged to make a horribly gory tale not too gory with intriguing "dream graphics".
The plot moves along very nicely and it's always fun to play from multiple character points of view. Game ran flawlessly on my laptop - always a plus!
Lovely attention to detail as well - i.e. you find a hemlock plant at one point and devs did their homework - it is a Water Hemlock the most deadly in the hemlock family!
July 1, 2012
So fun and entertaining
my family have all played this game and have all said how much fun it is to play. The storyline is very good and entertaining. We would love to play the sequel if there is ever one available.
December 29, 2012
Great Game play
Well I baught this game about 2 years ago and I love this game I have played from the start around 5 times I turned off the timer fromthe game. it is sooo enjoyable
October 30, 2012
very fun!the mysterious murders
November 17, 2011
Very enjoyable game.
I'm really quite interested in the Ripper case, so this game was a good choice for me. I liked that you played as different people and the puzzles were fun too. The scenes were nicely done as was the character art.
January 7, 2014
Competent hidden object game
This game is a nice competent H0G; good clear graphics & I like the style of the artwork. I would point out though that although a red colouring to the 'vision' scenes is a good idea it really was over the top in spades. It made it hard to make out any detail in these scenes.
This is not a game for those who do not care for crystal balls or tarot cards as you play the part of a clairvoyant who takes rather too much laudanum. As an East End Londoner I have to point out that the accent is not Cockney; however it is not objectionable & it was a pleasant change to have a voiceover.
In easy mode the hint button recharges at around 30 seconds & there are glints everywhere, in hard mode hint at 1 minute & no glints. However both modes have red sparkles where there is a H0 mode; it is a shame that these were not left out for the hard mode.
You have a notebook which gives some excellent historical details in small snippets & a little way into the game you will find a map that can be used to jump to different locations. The mini-games were very easy & the hidden objects were clear enough.
The music was not very memorable but there are a lot of background noises: creaking floorboards, footsteps, screams, laughter to add ambience.
Jack the Ripper is one of my favourite murder mysteries so I enjoyed this game & if you like your H0s give this a whirl.
January 14, 2012
Good historical mystery!
This one started out slow but like any good mystery built to a good ending. (Or did it?) I really enjoyed the storyiine as well as the graphics and music. The puzzles varied from too easy to kind of hard, just right for me. There might be some trouble viewing some of the scenes, especially the reddish tinted ones, for older eyes, but with patience it works. As a ripper fan I figured out the killer right off, but was still kept wondering by all the "red herrings" thrown at us - there are many theories out there. I heartily reccmmend this one!
January 25, 2012
Fun Game But Over Too Soon
This was a fun little game. As an amateur "ripperologist" I definitely liked the story and the use of real details from the crimes mixed with fictional inventions. The characters were great and this really played like a classic "whodunit"; I was guessing throughout the game who the killer might be. The HOG scenes and puzzles were on the easy side, but quite fun and enjoyable. The graphics were very nice. My only caveat is that the game is very short. I'm pretty sure I played the entire thing in about 2 hours. With the interesting story, it definitely could have made a great longer game ala Mystery Case Files. But still, a lot of fun.
November 28, 2011
A fun, if somewhat easy, Hidden Object Game
Overall, this game was fun to play all the way through. I enjoyed the story (though the woman's voice wore on my nerves a "little" bit).
The Hidden Object puzzles were enjoyable, as were some of the other types of puzzles.
However, I personally dislike the "sliding puzzles" where you move the pieces of the picture around into one open slot until you finally get them all in the right spot. I had little plastic puzzles like that when I was young and I never cared for them then either.
I recommend playing this one if you have even a passing interest in Jack the Ripper. It's not hard to see where the story is going, but it is still fun.
February 3, 2012
Pretty Good! Definitely Worth Playing On!
(based on 1hr trial)
I walked past this game in the store today and thought it sounded good, but my insticts told me to trial it first. I did, and now I will be heading back to purchase this game. I really enjoyed it.
Storyline is good. Set in Jack the Ripper times, and goes through a woman's visions of a murder that actually happened. Really looking forward to seeing how this plays out.
Great HOS. Like another reviewer said, you go back to the scenes, but who cares? The scenes are a great challenge, but are not too hard.
Hint and skip recharge fast.
Puzzles were much easier than most games.
Great graphics. Although a couple of scenes were blurred (which is part of the game), the rest of the scenes were very clear, and the game has been animated well.
There was a little bit of backtracking in the game.
I was constantly referring to the hint, and sometimes it didn't help at all.
I had to consult the online walkthrough of this game fairly often; sometimes I would find it very hard to figure out what to do next.
Those are the only bad things in the game, and the things stopping me from giving this a five. I thoroughly enjoyed this game and 100% reccomend it.
January 11, 2013