Despite the lack of truly compelling gameplay and any kind of replay value, I would still recommend this game due to its rewarding and involving crime and puzzle solving elements, and obviously, because of its strong story. Sure, the characters, particularly the annoying lead, can tend to waffle on a bit, but overall, they help build the atmosphere and set the scene for the events that transpire. For history buffs, it lets you look into a slice of life at the time, a poor, desolate, and frightened London. And for pure gamers, it offers a unique and intriguing puzzle solving experience, that proves both rewarding and compelling. It does feel a tad under accomplished though, and you do get the sense it could have been so much better, but as it stands, it's still a game worthy of your time and attention. Just wait for it to hit the bargain bin, as paying over £20 for this game would be as big a crime as Jack the Ripper committed himself.