Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
Middle of the Road
Nothing really spectacular about this and it could have been good with an Edgar Allen Poe theme.
I rambled around quite a bit not sure of what to do next. I tired of making snacks for people. I got tired of the text messages (thank goodness I am not a teen-aged girl), and the setting was claustrophobic. My goodness, one scene is a big library but they confine you to about 4 interactive areas and ignore all the ladders and second level. I am a book person so just roaming thru the library to find a clue or two would have been great.
Just OK. But not a strong addition to the ND game library.
November 28, 2013
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