Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
Good... but not great
This was my first Nancy Drew game, and while I enjoyed the game, I was annoyed that so many of the puzzles required looking at a walkthrough. Also I felt like there wasn't enough clues to let you know where to go next - well in the beginning anyway. For Nancy Drew followers you may be used to who the character thinks, but I just felt like I had no idea what was expected until the end of the game. The puzzles were hard. I loved the way I got caught out of the bedroom so many times and received demerit points... that was clever and the small amount of rooms to investigate meant I knew where I was all the time without use of a map which was great.
Overall, I liked it, but I didn't love it. Not sure if I would play it again.
November 14, 2012
Couldn't be bothered
I'm a great fan of Nancy Drew: the ones I like best are Shadow at the Water's Edge and Secret of Shadow Ranch. So I bought this one as some people think it's the best ever.
Sorry but I thought it was awful. You have to spend ages talking to these vile, spiteful, over-indulged, over-competitive brats in a private college. Do I care? There wasn't enough intrigue in this game to catch my interest and make me persevere. Maybe it's well programmed and has some hard puzzles, but I found the characters unpleasant and boring. I had to win at air-hockey against one of them, and I really couldn't be bothered. I gave up at this point, the only ND game I've ever given up on.
September 18, 2012
Games are supposed to be fun
We played it as a senior detective -- big mistake, but we're avid game players so thought that would be fine. To complete some puzzles, you have to do them again and again before the game accepts them (e.g.,take the same photos over and over). If you do a puzzle correctly, you're not told, so you have to exit to see if you did okay. You have to wander hinder and yon over and over -- needs a map. We didn't care "who done it" after a while and didn't finish the game.
February 27, 2012