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Sherlock Holmes Vs Jack The Ripper (Xbox 360)

By Steve Wollaston on Dec 16, 09 01:19 PM

Never has a game perplexed me more than this one.

It's easy to look straight at the iffy graphics and diabolical voice acting and head straight for the off switch.

The presentation of the game in my opinion is naff to put it midly, yet something kept me playing and I am glad it did.

This is not the best game in the world or anywhere even close, but the subject matter in the game is excellent as you take on the role of Sherlock Holmes investigating the Whitechapel Murders and the mystery of Jack The Ripper.

It's a gritty setting and an even grittier subject matter but it's the perfect atmospheric setting for some point and click sleuthing.

I enjoed elements of this game a great deal particularly the investigation elements but I can't help feeling that had the game had a bigger budget we could have been looking at a much better game than the flawed game that this is.

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Steve Wollaston

Steve Wollaston - Sunday Mercury games reviewer Steve has been writing about video games for donkey's years. In fact he is probably far too old for it now which is why you will see a lot of reviews been done by kids... He has been nominated three times for Regional Games Journalist Of The Year at the Games Media Awards, but never wins. His major love is sports games and rates Sensible World of Soccer circa 90's as the greatest game ever made - closely followed by Championship Manager 2. Skyrim has currently taken over his life.


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