Jack the Ripper PC

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  • Summary: While writing a series of articles about horrible murders in the Low Side District of New York, the young reporter Jimmy Palmer will soon become involved in a game of cat and mouse with an illusive and deadly character - Jack the Ripper. Along Palmer's dark journey he will foster aWhile writing a series of articles about horrible murders in the Low Side District of New York, the young reporter Jimmy Palmer will soon become involved in a game of cat and mouse with an illusive and deadly character - Jack the Ripper. Along Palmer's dark journey he will foster a friendship with a young singer, Abigail, the "Irish Nightingale," and meet numerous other colorful characters of this poor district. Beginning with the search of witnesses to the crimes, Palmer's snooping will soon lead him to investigate suspects. His daily editorials trigger the interest of the serial killer himself, who begins to correspond with Palmer via the newspaper, leading Palmer to surmise that this killer is the infamous Jack the Ripper! [Adventure Company] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Like a bad movie you have to see through to the end, Jack the Ripper will keep you in your seat right up to the disappointing conclusion.
  2. 78
    The story is intriguing and engaging. While more puzzles would be expected for games of this style, there are enough to make it a game and the plot is enough to push you through the tale.
  3. It comes to be what the public expects from the Adventure Company. The quality is there from the previous titles, but so are the flaws.
  4. It's too easy, the controls stink, the game is not engaging and it's too short.
  5. The real problem here is that unchallenging puzzles, certain technical glitches, and somewhat tedious gameplay may even turn away bona fide aficionados of the genre, and, sadly, dishearten even the most devoted of fans with a rather disappointing and frustrating ending. And there's just no excuse for that.
  6. While the story is reasonably intriguing throughout the first part of the game, it becomes a jumbled mess in the later stages, and then completely falls apart in the end. It’s also a bit on the short side – the average gamer can expect to play through it in just a few hours, and there’s zero replayability.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    20
    Said crimes are only marginally more heinous than this bug-ridden, empty, lifeless, un-engaging, shoddily designed excuse for an adventure game. [July 2004, p.69]

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  1. Dec 20, 2015
    5
    This is a disappointingly average expansion and a missed out opportunity overall. The story is hardly interesting and barely fleshed out. TheThis is a disappointingly average expansion and a missed out opportunity overall. The story is hardly interesting and barely fleshed out. The only new mechanic introduced is a fear system in which evil using a mix of hallucinogenic bombs, spikes, and the Indian version of iron knuckles to scare enemies into running away.There are "new"activities that are just reskins of the ones present in the main game. Gameplay is still fun but,strangely enough I experienced more glitches than in the main campaign. The screen would temporarily freeze while driving a coach and activities would reset for no reason at all. In the end I can't recommend this at its full asking price and give it a five out of ten. It's not terrible but it's not great. Expand