Plot: The year is 2040 and a serial killer resembling Jack the Ripper is on the loose. As Jake Quinlan, crime reporter for the Virtual Herald, you need to deal with corrupt police, a group of addicted cyber jocks, free-lance cyber jocks, crazed paranoid inventors and their relatives. Eventually the investigation becomes personal when, his girl friend is put into a coma by the Ripper and threatens to kill her.
Game features: There are a lot of traditional graphic adventure puzzles. Movement is Myst style along tracks in the 3D Studio Ultra-realistic backgrounds. There are objects to find and examine similar to those in the Pandora Directive.
Actors: Jimmie Walker from TVís Good Times plays a whacked out cripple cyber jock and handy man. See more on Jimmie at http://us.imdb.com/M/person-exact?+Walker,+Jimmie. Christopher Walken, from movies like View to a Kill, Deer Hunter, and Pulp Fiction, plays a notorious but effective cop on the take at www.brunel.ac.uk:8080/~mapgsat/movies/walken/. Karen Allenís pictures are found at www.fn.net/~spreng/karen_a/ka_pics1.htm, Burgess Meredithís bio can be found at http://us.imdb.com/M/person-exact?++Meredith,+Burgess. John Rhys-Davies films and other information is at http://us.imdb.com/M/person-exact?+Rys-Davies,+John. Ossie Davis is at http://us.imdb.com/M/person-exact?+Davis,+Ossie.
Music: Blue Oyster Cult
Next Generation says the game is confused over whether it is a graphic adventure or a movie and is mediocre in both categories.
CGR says that the game is great and gave it an award.
I liked the game but then what do I know.
Next Generation, volume 2, number 18, June, 1996, pg. 121, 3/5 (60%).
www.megatoon.com/~t15/issue14/ripper.htm, graphics 93%, Sound 89%, music 90%, gameplay 92%, interest 93%, overall 92%
Computer Game Review: www.nuke.com/cgr/reviews/9604/ripper/ripper.htm, frank snyder 92%, ted chapman 90%, scott gehrs 93%
Blue Oyster Cult: http://polyphemus.engin.umich.edu/boc-1
Farrell Kramer, The Associated Press: www.mdn.com/jconline/1995/12/03/1203f02.html