Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Yet Another Ripper Video Game/Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper review
After a late 2009 rumor that Electronic Arts copyrighting the name "The Ripper" meant that the company was designing a Jack the Ripper-based video game, the company, along with developer Visceral Games, confirmed that story today. According to the website IGN:
This new game will reportedly be a download-only title for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE...Given that The Ripper is a download title, we should assume this is a small title with a significantly smaller development team. With Dead Space 2 set for release in early 2011, it's possible EA could release the game sometime this year.

I don't know a lot about the intricacies of game development, but doesn't "small title" and "smaller development team," along with it being a downloadable game, mean that not a lot of effort is being put into it?

This follows the announcement that the game Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper is to be released as an XBox360 game on April 20th. I've played this one on a PC, and it's very entertaining. I enjoyed the in-depth crime scenes and the sleuthing the player is allowed to do on each victim, which allows you to see the surroundings that can be hard to visualize in a 3-D setting. While of course not exactly true to the facts, it does stay pretty close to the official reports on each victim and it's exciting to have a way to actively work with the reports, statements, objects, etc. of the crime in a virtual world.
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