Klouthan | Added on: March 17, 2014
As a life-long Nancy Drew fan, it took me a while to admit that I was starting to hate this game. I felt the switching of characters was just a little too gimmicky and non-intuitive. I felt it also made for a lot of busy work so it was hard to enjoy the neat little game world here. Lots of locations, especially the cool ice cream shop. I didn't like the tunnel puzzle at the end, as you have to run through it several times and take notes to compare to the book to work it out. I found the time limits surprising for some of the puzzles as you don't know there is one until...the fatal error. I don't recall other games being as particular on timing but some of the newer ones appear to be, so okay. Graphics were great, and the characters were really well filled out. The story was good as well. I think it's a shame that the gameplay could be so frustrating. If you are a ND fan, you might feel there isn't a game you can skip, especially one based in River Heights. But, if you are new to this type of game, you might want to give it a pass and try some of the other ones first.