Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave
The Worst of the Nancy Drew Games I've Played
This game looked so promising, with a pretty Hawaiian setting, but it was a big disappointment. The characters were mostly annoying, many of the puzzles and tasks were incredibly boring and repetitive, and the story did not make any sense.
June 19, 2012
Where's the mystery?
I began to start feeling that the developer cares more on Nancy being in tourist destinations that making a great game like their classics. Almost all of ND's games taken place abroad fall flat and this one, although taken in Hawaii is no exception.
The characters are not likeable, even the Hardys, which look so much different than they are in Last Train to Bluemoon Canyon. We only met them once. There's this scientist that always screams and a big guy who does nothing but advertises himself.
Basically conversation is minimal. You switch back and forth from Nancy to the Hardys (mostly Frank), and sadly Frank is the one who gets all the action.
There is no scare factor at this game. All you do are sorting frass, fertilizing plants, fishing lots and lots of fish and collecting shells. All are for getting big island bucks. There is very little snooping, finding clues, there's no mystery.
One good thing is that the background is great, the ocean looks very serene and nice, and the jungle looks real. But that's all I could praise on this game.
Finally, the game is very short. After collecting lots of shells, you finally find the culprit and then you will learn what's going on. Everything is thrown at once without Nancy even finding the truth herself.
Very disappointing. I don't recommend this game.
June 30, 2012