Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Remastered
Another Great ND Game!
Not short for me as I expected going in from the reviews! I thoroughly enjoyed this game! Even when I was stuck in the school wandering the halls trying to find places and clues and people! I can't say anything bad about this game having never played the 1st edition! I did like all the clues you had to find and there were many spread out everywhere!!
The Library was a trip and a half, it would be so easy to miss a clue in there and I was certain I had and surprised I hadn't! However I did solve a puzzle to soon and got an egg instead of the "CLUE" Funny addition!! As with "Alibi In Ashes" I had papers everywhere and hated to see the game end! Good for Kids from 10-100!! Very enjoyable game and interesting characters!
Big Plus is how cleverly the 18 clues are hidden throughout the game!
My negatives: Not enough characters and interaction!
To many stretches of silence.
This didn't take away from it but, you could hear where the game had been Spliced during the re-make!
Other than that Yes..
February 23, 2013
This game is awesome, I got no complaints
March 8, 2012
Great Game for a Beginner
This game should be played first or second in your ND Game Playing life. I enjoyed looking for the coins (I got to find 220). The puzzles weren't difficult and my favorite part was no marble/action games that drive logical people crazy. The game is short, so it will disappoint on a "length" level to more seasoned ND players. But the short games allow you to get done in a few hours.....The ending is no surprise if you pay attention to the game. I did notice that if I didn't select the correct order of questions when questioning the various suspects, I never got certain information. So pay attention to the order in which you ask the questions of your suspects.
Have fun playing.....
July 7, 2013
Shortest Game Ever
I haven't played the original Secret Can Kill game so I can't compare between the two, but this one is super short so I guess the original one must be, too. The characters are not very interesting, sadly, and none of them are sociable. The culprit is quite predictable. The puzzle is easy, a plus for me who doesn't really enjoy puzzle games. Not my most favorite but always a good one for replaying.
May 10, 2012
I love anything Nancy Drew!!!
This one is not my favorite but it's still good.
May 9, 2012
It was good, but...
Honestly, I actually liked the original version from 1998 better.
May 5, 2012
Good game but...not intuitive
Most of it was alright. The storyline comes together at the end and it was pretty good - better than most. The graphics were impressive for this type of game. Where it left me frustrated was with the clues and required actions not being intuitive. Still needs work. The worst being a clue on the bulletin board outside the student council room there is NO WAY you could have possible in a million years made the connection of that clue with the soda machine in order to get the egg. There were a few other minor ones, but that was the most galling of them all. Overall, I enjoyed the game and the character animations and facial expressions were spot on.
August 20, 2013
I really enjoyed the game, but it was too short. I usually take kind of a long time too.
April 13, 2013
They were still learning...
The skinny: First game in the series, with updated graphics and a new culprit. 5 persons to talk to, three locations (high school, Eloise's house and Maxine's diner), the usual check list is present on Junior level and Ned is the only person to call.
I read the book and found that it was very different to the game for a long time. In the book, Nancy witnesses the "murder", does a smooching session with the school jock while her car explodes (yeah right), Brenda was cut and every suspect has a different motive (for example, Connie has a problem with shoplifting). Also, there is a Russian Embassy involved (conveniently located in Middleofnowhere, USA) and the town is called Bedford.
That said, the game offers the usual ingredients of dialogs and riddles. The riddles usually consist of word puzzles, and none of them have to be solved. Not that great an idea if you ask me, but as we all know, "the developer who shall not be named because otherwise this review will be turned down again" were still learning with this game.
About one riddle, I cut "the developer who shall not be named because otherwise this review will be turned down again" too much slack. I thought that they'd actually managed to put a secret message into the Periodic System of Elements. Like "Carbon", go 1 to the right, find an "N" for the message. Well, maybe in another game.
One really not logical thing: Unless you enter the code first you cannot find the box - even if you know it's there.
Bottom Line: It's not bad, but there are way better games in the series.
December 13, 2011
For new Nancy Drew players ONLY!
I've played the first version of this game. It was pretty good for the first Nancy Drew game that they made.
Then they remade it. They changed the whole thing! It was my least favorit Nancy Drew game because they just botched it.
I recommend it for new Nancy Drew game players because it's so easy.
October 29, 2012