Sherlock Holmes VS Jack the Ripper
Average game, great setting
This game is based on the story of Jack the ripper, the infamous killer who murdered many women in the poor district of Whitechapel, London.
You will play alternately as Mr. Holmes or Dr. Watson, to collect evidence, talk to suspects and witnesses, solve puzzles... until you identify the culprit.
Generally speaking, this game has a good potential not completely exploited. It deserves not more than 3 stars.
The most positive aspect is the setting of district Whitechapel, absolutely great.
The game exploits the 3D engine rather well, and when you walk in the foggy and dirty streets (choose 1st person to enjoy best), you can feel a strong sense of depression, misery and desperation.
Astounding, a really live experience.
On the negative side, the game experience is not at all involving. Long dialogues, where you are only requested to click the mouse, certainly add depth to the story, but also give you the impression to watch a movie instead than playing a game.
Also, puzzles are easy, and in at least two occasions I "solved" them just clicking here and there.
The other aspects, like music or game controls, are average.
I recommend the title only if you are a true "aficionado" of Sherlock Holmes games
October 20, 2012
Sherlock Holmes: Lost in London
I had such high hopes. I loved Hound of the Baskervilles. This, however, isn't even a quarter as good. The visuals are stunning but the game play is stilted, no tutorial, no hints and after 27 minutes no puzzles. Everyone makes square corners when they walk. Just not up to the quality I've come to expect of Big Fish. You can play either 3rd person or 1st person. First person means you can play one of the 2 (Holmes, Watson) without the help of cues. Not even the 'walk this way' footprints.
It's a sad little game, if you can call it a game. Map doesn't even show you where 'you' are.
September 12, 2012
"What are we doing Holmes?"
Far too many unmarked areas. Why doesn't the map show where you are? Spent half an hour trying to get out of the police station courtyard before I realized the yellow dot wasn't me. :-((
September 15, 2012
No fun in this Game!
The graphics made me dizzy and its a slow process. The game doesn't have anything fun about it except for the title, it seems like it should be great but its boring.
September 26, 2012
I didn't like that game it was complicated and hard to understand. I didn't even finish my demo.
September 19, 2012
my head is still spinning
couldn't get through the first 10 minutes. It gave me motion sickness. Good luck
September 12, 2012
i know there are some views saying this game is good.....but....i found this so boring and very slow..really drab.. perhaps it gets more interesting but could only suffer 20 mins of this.. not my game.....
September 13, 2012
Not for me
only played the demo but that was enough to put me off!
maybe its very challenging for some but i found it very confusing and boring!
you seem to be walking about a lot without doing anything and getting anywhere!
September 13, 2012
I don't get it
I don't get why the guys who create games make the puzzles so hard that they can't be solved without cheating. There is no figuring it out. In this game the first puzzle had no reasoning to it and as you go on in the game it's the same thing with most of the puzzles.
November 5, 2013
Lost in the Fog
If any one purchases this game, get the collector?s addition . Then you can tell what is going on.
The scenes are very dark. The puzzles sometime do not make sense . I found myself wondering as I wandered through White chapel what to do next. I found no exit button, no way to save a game I had to restart this game 5 times before I was stuck in an alley for good. Could not finish it. Very Disappointed
September 4, 2013