Game Review: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (Xbox 360)
Release: April 27, 2010 (US)
Developer: FrogWares / DreamCatcher Games
Available Platforms: X360 & PC
MSRP: $29.99 (XBox 360) / $19.99 (PC)
ESRB Rating: T for Teen: Mild Blood, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence
Dreamcatcher sets the atmosphere of the game as follows:
“1888, London, district of Whitechapel. A series of particularly horrible murders takes place in this district of the East End of London where atrociously mutilated prostitutes’ bodies are found. The police are unable to find a serious lead and the murders increase creating a real psychosis.
Sherlock Holmes starts looking for clues in the dark and sinister alleys of Whitechapel in order to follow the macabre trail of the one the press now calls Jack the Ripper. During a frightening adventure, Sherlock Holmes will try to bring out the true identity and the motives of the one who hides behind this scary alias.”
In this game you play the part of either Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Watson during different parts of the game, depending on the task at hand. Examining crime scenes and getting information from citizens is all very straight forward as the interface will highlight all the items that you can interact with and will not let you go astray.