Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall

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Jessalyn Thornton’s fateful sleepover at the abandoned Thornton estate was supposed to be a pre-wedding celebration, but the fun ended when she disappeared. While her family searches for clues, others refuse to speak about the estate’s dark past. Did something supernatural happen to Jessalyn, or is someone in Thornton Hall holding something besides family secrets?

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  • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
  • CPU: 1.6 GHz
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • DirectX: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 2493 MB

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Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not Your Average Nancy Drew Game I've played almost every Nancy Drew game and this one, for me, started out slower than most of the others; it took me some time to figure out that I simply had to use an item on a door in order to make the game continue but once I figured that out, the rest flowed very well. I don't recall any other ND games that had the number of puzzles this one has and was pleasantly impressed by their originality and level of difficulty. The environments, as always, are beautifully done and quite scary in places. It always dismays me to read bad reviews that are written by people who are looking for games that offer a completely different format; Nancy Drew games are not comprised of hidden object scenes and the puzzles they incorporate are there as an important part of the challenge, so I, for one, am happy that the developers have never offered a Skip button; it's just good to know there are games tailored to players who enjoy the challenge. Having played this game, and The Deadly Device just before it, I'm hoping that Big Fish will soon be offering #32, Sea of Darkness. In the meantime, I'll be playing the few older games I haven't tried yet. Regards to all and Happy Gaming!
Date published: 2016-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, atmospheric, challenging, adventure! (NO HOPS) (Available at BFG since 2014) Wow! Just wow! This is the first Nancy Drew game I've played!! Extremely good atmosphere. Spooky from the start, but not scary. Just like a well-written book, you gradually get to know the characters and the plot thickens... Like other reviewers probably have mentioned, you really are at the helm in this game! It's 95% up to you. GRAPHICS:Full screen, not widescreen. Roam around the grounds of Thornton Hall on a spooky moonlit night! You WILL need full computer brightness. Not for anyone struggling with eyesight. SOUND:Spot on atmospheric sounds, and great voice-acting. Music is separate. All 3 volumes are separate. MOUSE MECHANICS: The center part of the magnifying glass will glow WHITE when there is something of significance that you should inspect further, or go back to later. It changes to a HAND to pick something up for your inventory. DIFFICULTIES: 2: Amateur or Master. Master level has no hints and limited tasks list. HOPS: NONE PUZZLES: You HAVE TO complete the puzzles, even in Casual (NO SKIP) . Maybe 10? Refer to a separate walkthrough source if necessary.Occasionally, with very tough puzzles, you are provided with an option for a "solution". This solution appears to you in the Task's list as an option. HINT: Limited, written hints, sometimes with increasing levels of clues for an item. But this is not always the case. You won't be led anywhere, or shown anything. Nothing sparkles. No hints at Master level. JOURNAL:You get a phone and can take photos instead of making physical, written notes. I found I had to have a notepad handy a couple of times.The journal next to the tasks list is very limited. Good to go back to if you've had a break from the game and need a recap. MAP:NONE INVENTORY: Stays visible at all times. CHARACTERS:I can't say enough good things about the characters! Wonderful acting, wonderful direction and expression of characters on the screen. Character interaction is a MUST in this game. ** Don't be put-off if you don't find the 'eggs.' ( I thought I had a computer game glitch, because the Youtube walkthrough showed an egg in the inventory!! Collecting the 3 eggs is just for fun, at least it doesn't prohibit the continuation of the game. Just so you know!**
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic mystery for Nancy Drew fans I've been playing Nancy Drew games for many months now, and I'm totally hooked on this series. "The Ghost of Thornton Hall" has lovely music and stunning graphics and effects--I couldn't believe how realistic some of the characters' faces are! Voice acting is truly superb. The game is a bit dark; you're always playing at night, which ups the spookiness. The storyline starts off a bit like "The Haunting of Castle Malloy" in that one member of an engaged couple has disappeared right before the wedding. But any similarities between the two games end there. This story involves a lot of dialogue toward the beginning, so I did find myself wanting to get on with things at first. However, it's a complex plot that does become quite interesting, so stick with it. Several subplots keep things mysterious. While "The Phantom of Venice" was a fabulous game, I was frustrated with some of the puzzles toward the end, such as the water towers (just frustrating) and the water pressure valves (very short timing). "The Ghost of Thornton Hall" is sufficiently challenging, but I did not need to consult a walkthrough even once, even as a master sleuth. That's partly due to my building experience with N.D. and partly due to excellent game and puzzle design. This is one Nancy Drew game you don't have to hesitate to buy. It's guaranteed good times. Unlike with some of the lamer editions, such as "Trail of the Twister" and "The Shattered Medallion," I was a bit sad when "The Ghost of Thornton Hall" ended.
Date published: 2016-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Realy great game! I loved this game. And didn't realize the strategy guide is in the list of things to do (lower right hand corner). So it's not so frustrating or costly as buying the strategy guide separately.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a real challenge to unravel Getting bored with the same old routines that so many of the 'adventure' (which are really just HOP games) offer? Then grab this complicated game. In the vain of Mystic, you navigate your way through a maze of rooms, doorways, tunnels, crypts and cellars talking to people and trying to figure out where to go next - or how to break the code on puzzles. There are NO HOPs - yay. This game could do with some serious editing - really laboursome dialogue and wordy books - again this is very Mystic in style and requires you to remember quite a bit. But they give you a camera phone - so use it! And the only other complaint is that the entire game is dark- I have trouble seeing it well on my small screen even with full bright levels turned on. I have had to refer to the walkthrough several times, which is annoying, but also representative of the level of challenge at Master level.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ghosts! Missing People! Nancy Drew! So much fun! Good games and puzzling with enough hints that I didn't get stuck. Just spooky enough and good diversity of kinds of puzzles. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall Incredibly Excellent! The story is outstanding! I could hardly wait to complete the game to its end and to learn what had happened with all of the characters. The game was very challenging. I had to restart it twice to ensure that I had followed it correctly. I did not want to restart it, BUT I am so glad that I did and I FINISHED the STORY (game). The story and the challenges kept me awake daily (two days) until I knew the ending. This should tell those who read this review, that the game is TRULY worth the time and challenge to find out how it ends.
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from one of its kind i play HOG for long time this one is not like any other game i played although you have to buy without trying it at first..don't hesitate to play.. it's worth it. no HOG scenes. very difficult puzzles .. i mean mind challenging. i really felt like a detective. (played the hard version).
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So impressed! I was so impressed with this game. After playing "Treasure in the Royal Tower," I was hesitant to play any ND games. However this one is much newer and the developers really improved upon many things I hadn't cared for in the Royal Tower one. Things I loved: -The characters were great. I especially loved the voice acting. -There was always plenty to do, and most scenes had something to interact with, as opposed to just walking around having "filler" scenes. -The puzzles were challenging and kept me interested. -The graphics were great -I definitely found myself sucked into the game! Cons: Really not much. There was one glich I hit where I completed a task and it didn't seem to register that I did. However I went through the motions again and it worked the second time. My only other complaint is very minor. Just an annoyance really. My least favorite puzzle involved the clocks in Charlotte's bedroom. I was thankful when I had that one finished. Much to my disappointment I get toward the end of the game only to find that I have to do the whole thing a second time! I feel like that was kind of a cop out, like they ran out of puzzles so they put that one in there twice. Overall I loved the game and would highly recommend it!
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Nancy Drew Game Yet! Amazing fun with this Nancy Drew game. I felt like this is one of the best storylines that Herinteractive has used. It is intriguing and creepy. The Puzzles aren't impossible like most Nancy Drew games but they are challenging. The location of the game is perfectly scary in the deep south. For the best game play, play in the dark at night! So spooky! I highly recommend this game!
Date published: 2014-07-30
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