The review was ***here***
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The reviewer's problem was that he or she couldn't save at all on Vista -- a problem that might have been fixable by changing the default installation location or by using compatibility mode.
One of the best things about the game was hearing the singer sing, and one common bug at the time of release was that the game skipped the cut scenes where you heard her sing.
I don't know the best version of Windows for playing the game. According to the game box it should work with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP. I don't know if the Windows version affected your likelihood of getting the bug. I got the bug when using Windows 98, and had to replay using a walkthrough (to follow the most direct playthrough route) to hear the singer sing "Three Ravens."
It would be interesting to know if the game could be made to play using Vista/7/8.x/10 and whether it will play the cut scenes with the songs correctly. This is a hard game to find information about because there are so many unrelated links that come up with a search for "Jack the Ripper." It's hardly a unique name for a game.