Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch is a game that requires you to get down on your hands and knees and get your butt right to the play button. The game itself can be played in two ways; either you can grab a Switch controller from the base and run around or you can play the entire game by holding the controllers like you’re running a marathon. There is a slight difference between them; a running mode requires you to be upright, whilst playing the whole game by holding each controller in each hand is slightly prone to tipping over – I prefer to play by holding, and my legs never move from side to side during my run, however I have no reason to complain about the game’s controls while playing in the hand-held version, as it simply feels more natural to me.
There are a dozen things you can do while running around in the game, but by far the most exciting aspect of any Running Adventure game (I’ve played them all) is running through fields full of cute animals and cute critters that are waiting for you. They are all cute, but each one is worth exploring for a little while just to see what they are. Some of them just look adorable, while others can be quite a challenge. It’s hard to describe how much of a challenge something like a giant pig is to deal with and I’d recommend you keep trying until you get it, which you are free to do in any order.
The game also provides four worlds in total to run in, each a little bit longer than the next and all with their own special abilities, challenges and rewards. Each level begins with you on the bottom floor of a large farm house, which you are not quite sure of what to do at first. After playing for a bit you decide to climb up to the top floor and take in the view. Once up you are ready to head into the town of Nodar and find the shop to buy your next item, or take a break before finishing up your last shop and heading to the next level. Once all the shops are done you are ready to try out all the new and exciting things you can discover in your run; there’s a mini-boss battle in the woods and all sorts of hidden goodies to find and unlock too!
An adventure game where you play the role of a new and improved Jack the Ripper. He is joined by his partner, Mary and his mysterious arch nemesis, John “Jack Sparrow” Jackman, as they search the streets of London for an ancient manuscript. It is your task to discover what truly happened to this manuscript and find the real culprit behind the murders. In an effort to understand the riddle, Jack has developed a unique, fully interactive, digital assistant, named Emma, and is equipped with the most advanced technology known to mankind, including high-tech police scanner as a backup. The game is being developed in parallel with the development of Jack the Ripper for PlayStation 4 as well as an Xbox One (both developed by Lionhead Studios). The game has been in development over the past two years and all the technology for the game has been sourced from and is being tested on PlayStation 4.
If you are a fan of this original PC release, you can enjoy the full version of this game on the Steam store and the Xbox store. And if you want to get the current, high priority patch, be sure to add the game to your wishlist.
You can start Jack the Ripper by opening the game with the executable file ‘jtrd’. It will first ask for the title of the game to be set to ‘JTREW’. If set to 0 then the game menu will appear and you will be presented with the main menu. Once that’s opened, press Start to start the game. You can also start the game by pressing the spacebar, or by entering the command ‘start’ to open the options.