Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness

Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness

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The celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid,” is usually the centerpiece of an Icelandic town's local festival. Now that its captain has disappeared, the renovated vessel has become an eerie distraction. Did Captain Magnus sail away with a legendary treasure, or was he carried off into the night? Take the helm as detective Nancy Drew and set a course for the Sea of Darkness!

  • Explore a Ship Hold and Ice Caves!
  • Follow in the wake of an ancient sea legend
  • Chill with this amazing Icelandic setting
  • More Nancy Drew Adventures!

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  • OS: 10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard Drive: 1976 MB

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Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A delight if you love brain teasers! Or wooden sailing ships. HER evidently went to Iceland to film this game. The backgrounds are compelling and quite beautiful, and it's nice having actors rather than animations. You will be crawling all over a fully-restored, utterly gorgeous, Dutch East Indies three-master -- from the bilge to the crow's-nest. That alone will have me coming back to replay the game. And I loved that the history of the ship, and how it ended up wrecked in Iceland, is a mystery-within-the-mystery. However, what I most enjoy about the ND series in general is that the games have such a wild variety of puzzles. Sea of Darkness is no exception. In fact, it has the best replay value of the three I've played thus far, because two of the puzzles are actually mini-games with a random element that I can load whenever. I like Nancy Drew's variety specifically because some of the puzzles are bound to take me out of my comfort zone, while others are old-shoe comfy. It's likely that which ones are comfy for you will be different, but not the result. You'll stretch yourself playing this game! Caution: one puzzle involves reading musical notation. And if you also have no ear for music or ability to read sheet music, Sea of Darkness will require you to resort to hints for a solution. On master level, an outside hint guide like UHS becomes a necessity for me. I have a few complaints. Like the other ND games I've played, Sea of Darkness does not provide adequately explained rules for some of the puzzles. I definitely resorted to UHS more than I liked, just to figure out what I was supposed to do. I hope that HER has fixed this in their more recent games. Second, you can simply fail to notice something you need to explore in order to advance the plot. On my first playthrough, it was the fish-gutting station; on the second, the sign clearly labeled "Crow's Nest." Again, the hint guide rescued me! But you may be better at sorting details out of a complex scene. The only flaw I observed that might have you turning away to a different ND mystery is that there was a bit of choppiness in the writing. For instance, you see someone walking and pulling a sled at one point, while you are riding on the snowmobile she loaned you. She beats you back to town! Not a crucial detail, you see, just an irritant. If you like thinking your way through puzzles and can gloss over minor short-comings, by all means try Sea of Darkness.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Game So Far This Year I just finished playing this game, and I can't say enough great things about it. This is one of my favorite ND games. I love them all, but this one is great! They put alot of time and effort into these games, and it shows on this one. There are lots of tricky puzzles, which I absolutely love. If you are familiar with ND games, then you know that there is dialogue, but in my opinion, that adds alot to the story and ADVENTURE part of the gaming experience. If you don't want to use your brain, and just click along mindlessly with simple HO games then this game isn't for you. I suggest you start with the first ND games, and once you start and fall in love with the characters, you will be hooked and will want to play them all. I immediately purchase ND games when they come out without bothering with a demo, as I know I will enjoy playing. Please keep bringing them to BF. I wouldn't even mind the complete version where you can collect all the extras, like the phone charms, and easter eggs that aren't offered in the regular version and offer it as a collectors game.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true adventure game A true adventure game for those of us who don't like hidden object frames where you have to look for random garbage items, unrelated to the story. The puzzles are challenging and that is the kind of fun I am looking for.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE a Game that MAKES YOU THINK! I'm SO tired of all the "mystery" adventure games that use all the same gimmicks they've been using for the past few years. And they're NOT mysterious. And they usually don't make any sense with their storyline and are a waste of time and money, for the most part. (There are a couple good ones that come around now and then. Like once a year.) Anyway, I started playing the ND games last year, and there is a learning curve to them. You HAVE to PAY ATTENTION, and it's best to take notes as well. So if you don't want your mind to be challenged and if you like the majority of the games available, read no further, the ND games aren't for you. But if you're as annoyed as I am with what's available to play, you will find these games a real treat. You actually look for clues and use your brain to figure out what to do next. There are walkthroughs online, for when you really get stumped, and I'm not ashamed to say that I've used them at least a couple times with each of the ND games I've played. But there are two levels of play and the less difficult one always has clues available for you, plus the puzzles are just a little less challenging. Every game has games inside the game that I truly enjoy. Whenever I get stumped, I take time out and go play one of those games. Some are so good, I wish I could keep them on my desktop. The graphics keep improving and the level of play and storyline is always above par. There's really no comparison with the other adventure games available. Whereas I'm often kicking myself for purchasing some of the others, I'm never upset with the ND games and look forward to replaying them, even if just to play the games in the game. Sea of Darkness was no exception. It was great! And what fun to listen to the Icelandic accents and learn a few of the words as well. If you are truly tired of the other adventure games, try the ND series. My only complaint is that I own a Mac and not all of the ND games are available in that format.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More Nancy Drew For mac please! Cant get enough, the nancy drew games are my favorite. Play, you'll see.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE real adventure games!! Please bring us more games like Nancy Drew and Hotel. Love point and click and true adventure. Unfortunately I'm all caught up on Nancy Drew so once again I must patiently wait. I only like adventure and hidden object but truthfully, I could do with less hidden object. Maze 360 was amazing! Please keep these coming!!!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent Nancy Drew I am a fan of Nancy drew and this one is really really good. Incredible puzzle, challenged and cool.Find the sail name was a long and fun process using the net like in real life. Nice place to visit ,some educational thing.. It is Nancy or not. A good change to the too easy game Big fish is offering
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it I wish there were more games like this. I love a variety of challenging puzzles and I hate hidden object scenes, so this is perfect.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ND Sea of Darkness - Great Gameply I love the Nancy Drew game series as much as I loved the books growing up. Sea of Darkness was a wonderful game that held my interest until the end. True to the series, you need to examine everything, talk to all the characters, study maps, read books, pamphlets, dusty old manuscripts, and search for clues. Encounter some cranky rude characters who didn’t trust outsiders and tourists. Nor did they give our sleuth much help. Frigid weather and people. Bah! Couldn't figure out how to make tips in the kitchen. Made several meals but, never saw tips. Gave up. However, I did well on the Icelandic words and made money re-doing the game in the tavern. Had fun sleuthing away in the caves, under the ship, in the captain's quarters, lighthouse and cupboards. Graphics have improved along with the characters. Nicely drawn scenes and fantastic puzzles. I like puzzles that I have to work at and there were a few that had me working the brain cells. Thanks, Big Fish for a great treat among all the dark games that have been released lately.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sea of Awesomeness...challenging gameplay and an excellent storyline. Nancy Drew is hot on a case in the frigid cold of Skipbrot, Iceland. She’s been hired by female fortune hunter, Dagny, who believes her partner, Magnus, has betrayed her. The two had partnered to restore the famed ship, Heerlijkheid, in order to look for the treasure its original captain is fabled to have possessed. But Magnus has gone missing, and there’s a town full of suspicious suspects, including Magnus’ ex-lover, Elisabet, and his sworn enemy, Gunnar. Gameplay is typical of this series. Arrows appear onscreen to indicate where you can move, and the magnifying glass glows when you hover over an item of interest. You can also mouse over the edges of the screen to look around. There’s a lot of conversation, because there’s a lot of information Nancy needs to learn about the case. However, you can click through convos as fast as you can read them. You’ll also encounter a number of books and papers to read, as is usual for adventure games. The task list keeps you on track—just check off the ones you’ve completed—and the notes remind you of important info. Also, you have a smartphone to make calls and take photos. Lastly, you have an inventory of items to use and clues to look at. I didn’t get too far along during the demo, but I did run into a few fantastic mini-games. • Correctly match up the Icelandic words with the given English words to earn money (which you can spend in several places). • Correctly label the fifteen sails on the old-fashioned sailing ship with multiple masts. • Restore the display of sailors’ knots by placing the fifteen images (which show the steps to tying the knots) in the correct places. Excellent fun factor and level of challenge for all of them. The production was terrific, as usual, with superb voiceovers and realistic dialogue, lovely graphics and animation, and appropriate music and environmental sounds. I found the storyline intriguing and, even though I’ve only played the demo, I was left with multiple possibilities for where the story might go, as a well-written mystery should unfold. Kudos to the devs for presenting a unique, well-developed game in what has seemed to be an unending line of simplistic and boring clones.
Date published: 2017-04-27
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