Nancy Drew Dossier: Lights, Camera, Curses
so movie like
This game was so easy but fun at the same time thats why i always like the dossiers they are so fun and i also like the anthor one "Resorting to danger"
December 4, 2011
Nice HOG with a twist
First one in the (now sadly discontinued) Dossier series, published by Her Interactive. Nice to hear that Lani Minella was still the voice of Nancy.
In the ND Dossier series, people have to find and pair "matching " items, like lock and key, battery and remote control etc. Obviously these are very simple examples, and a lot of it is much more confusing and depends on the actual scene you get. What makes it more tense is the fact that every time you match something right, you get points, and bonus points for chains. You also get points and chains for choosing correct replies when talking to people. There are two endings, depending on the amount of the points you manage to collect throughout the game. (And the "good" ending requires about 90% or even 95% of the points!)
There are also clever little minigames, like lock-picking and hacking into PDAs. I especially enjoyed the cocktail-mixing one.
I found the story a bit too long for what it was, but it was interesting to play through the first time. There was a fair bit of lock-picking and it did become slightly tedious, and also, it wasn't as easy to navigate than the second one. However, for a first go, a good new game (and a new type, I haven't seen or heard of any other HOGs where player has to match the objects). Nice cartoon-like graphics, even though people were still 3D.
Simpler than the Adventure games, but with an interesting story and making a welcome difference from your usual "find 20 items in this junkpile"-type of HOGs. Give it a try.
November 21, 2011