DS #5179: Real Crimes: Jack the Ripper (Europe)

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Judging by today's cartoons, Jack the Ripper could just be considered a dude who has bad gas.
 

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There's something seriously wrong with the age of that game.

also, damn you Tempbot!!!
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According to IGN's review (of the DSiware version), it's a hidden object game. By definition, that's a no-go for me.
 

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hmmm...hidden object game. Not my cup of tea, but my wife will love it.
I'll have to get this for her.
But, she's working on her Master's thesis right now. She may kill me if I get her a new game to play.
I'm an evil husband!
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GeekyGuy said:
According to IGN's review (of the DSiware version), it's a hidden object game. By definition, that's a no-go for me.

Awww, when I saw the title I hoped that it would be a mystery type game where you try to find clues and try to find Jack the Ripper.
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Wikipedia said:
"Jack the Ripper" is the best-known name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter, written by someone claiming to be the murderer, that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by a journalist in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story. Other nicknames used for the killer at the time were "The Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron".
Attacks ascribed to the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes from the slums whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that their killer possessed anatomical or surgical knowledge. Rumours that the murders were connected intensified in September and October 1888, and letters from a writer or writers purporting to be the murderer were received by media outlets and Scotland Yard. The "From Hell" letter, received by George Lusk of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, included half of a preserved human kidney, supposedly from one of the victims. Mainly because of the extraordinarily brutal character of the murders, and because of media treatment of the events, the public came increasingly to believe in a single serial killer known as "Jack the Ripper".
Extensive newspaper coverage bestowed widespread and enduring international notoriety on the Ripper. An investigation into a series of brutal killings in Whitechapel up to 1891 was unable to connect all the killings conclusively to the murders of 1888, but the legend of Jack the Ripper solidified. As the murders were never solved, the legends surrounding them became a combination of genuine historical research, folklore, and pseudohistory. The term "ripperology" was coined to describe the study and analysis of the Ripper cases. There are now over one hundred theories about the Ripper's identity, and the murders have inspired multiple works of fiction.

Ahem.. yes, how lovely for a six year old to be learning about serial killing, yes.
 

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I actually really enjoyed the hidden item game millionheir, but other ones I've tried have just had controls which are too clunky to bother with.
 

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Schlupi said:
Oh God... this is just that fucking Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde game in disguise...
Except this one is in English too, everyone can enjoy the horribleness! Every time I see one of these "adventure" games, I get my hopes up thinking along the lines of the classics, like basically any of the Lucasarts or LSL games.

Also, insert joke here about how the real crime is how these games are being release.
 

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It would have been nice if this was a point and click adventure instead of finding things. Something like Broken Sword or Secret Files would have made it a must get for me.
 

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Just look for the (even for german standards) ridiculous pseudo word "Wimmelbild" on the Cover. Once you see that you're in for the hidden object crap. For some reason there appears to be a whole lot of demand for that kinda stuff in germany.
 

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A game like this is a hidden object game? They really didn't think that through.
Like how nobody knew who Jack the Ripper was, or the police hat not exactly matching 1888 fashion.
 

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