Join Nancy Drew for all-new fun in Nancy Drew(R) - Dossier(TM) - Lights, Camera, Curses, an original hidden object adventure full of mystery and intrigue! Strange things are happening on the set of the film, "Pharaoh". When the producer calls Nancy for help, she can't resist the opportunity to get to the bottom of a real Hollywood mystery. Is someone trying to sabotage the movie or is it a curse? Search for hidden clues, solve brain-bending puzzles, complete challenging mini-games, and save the picture before it's too late! Nancy Drew fans of all ages are sure to delight in Nancy's latest adventure and the in-game tutorial makes it easy for everyone to play. Help Nancy Drew crack an all-new case in Nancy Drew(R) - Dossier(TM) - Lights, Camera, Curses!
i love all the nancy drew games all thou i have almost never have played half of them
slapme7 | Added on: August 31, 2009
I bought this game in April/May. I love that you have to click on all everything in order to find the certain objects that you looking for. You also get to interview your suspects. Ask questions to earn points. I'm almost finished playing the game. But I love the mini challenging games in order to get more points for the clues ahead. This is my 6th game that I have bought from Gamehouse. And it does get better.
ZepZoSoRox | Added on: November 12, 2012
I wouldn't call this game a hidden object game. A better description would be a match game. I played approx. 90% of the game and did NOT see one true hidden object scene. I like "different" HOGs... but they still need to be Hidden Object Games. Sorry, not good at all. :-(
DarkDragon | Added on: April 25, 2011
This one is different from the traditional Nancy Drew games. You have to pair objects/actions that go together in the same scene, for example, writings with eyes to see, or tape with wires to fix. There are two possible endings, depending on if you earn enough points for ultimate detective title or not. They're not very different from each other, just slightly altered. You get more points if you pair several objects without a mistake. You can always click an object to see what it is, and click again to unselect it, this will not interrupt the pairing chain. The hint when you click on the object is pretty helpful. There's also bonus games where you can earn points by a memory game. You get the points that you match, and the faster you match, the more points you earn. You can also earn points by picking the right answer in interview (possible points are reduced if you pick wrong answers) All mini-games have time limit, some are very short, so you have to be quick. The mini-games mainly are lock-picking (build color blocks as shown) and data hacking (fill up the scene with blocks so there is no gap in reading data). There're also other mini-games: catching snakes/lizards (hint: not with hands), pairing crows with appropriate objects (hint: color), lighting candles, blowing up the rocks, and taking the pillars in the right sequence (hint: spell the name for same drawings). Overall, this game is interesting and great. However, it requires some thinking and fast clicking. The crow mini-game is the hardest of all. It took several attempts for me to finish it. In this game you have to pair the crows with objects in the dark and with a super fast timer. It can be quite frustrating, which is the reason of 4 stars. But, I enjoyed this game. I played twice for both endings. I highly recommend it for those who like mysteries, have patience, and can click mouse pretty fast XD.
This was a five star game as I had no problems until I got to the snakes trying to catch them but the real pain was the crows then it got kinda frustrating as I felt for how much time you had to find them all and match them up wasn't quite enough. Also lighting the candles. But I made it after many tries. Not so many on the snakes and candles as I figured it out A LOt quicker than those crows as they were a pain. Then the very end matching every thing up (the pillars). As mentioned previously by another person, I made a handful of mistakes as well. I also found that clicking on and finding everything first and then figuring out how it went together went better. I did really enjoy the mini games. I made it to the sleuth detective but didn't quite fill up the bar on that. I will try to play again in a few days now that I know what to do to see how I do. Overall I give it four stars and recommend it. You just have to really think it through. If you don't mind doing this, then this game is for you.
If you like Nancy Drew games you might like this one. I like it because it isn't like the other Nancy Drew games. In this one you have to search for objects that go together. If you like HOG you will like this one. So in other words this game isnt like other Nancy games so try it you might like it I know I did because I beat it in 3 hrs.
Summer | Added on: July 22, 2009
Excellent game in terms of graphics and intriguing storyline, definitely on the honors list of quality and depth. My quibbles were fairly small but meaningful, there were a several arcade type screens that were EXTREMELY challenging, I even had to print out a solution screen to one puzzle and even WITH that, I had my fiance do the game for me because hes better at arcade type things, and he had to retry it half a dozen times. The timer for the arcade type puzzles is just too short, making it quite frustrating for someone who just likes to relax and think over puzzles and leisurely search for things. Also, the points system that penalizes you for trying incorrect solutions feels somewhat unfair, so you are less likely to try something unusual which may be required, and its very, very difficult to get enough points to get the "alternate" ending which is the only satisfying ending. (The one you're likely to get is ok, but sort of disappointing.) I wont retry the game for the better ending because it was just too hard to manage the arcade screens the first time, but fortunately I read about it on a forum. Theres a bit too much repetition of the same information regarding the plotline. It was nevertheless fun to look for the clues and pleasantly challenging (as opposed to frustrating) sometimes to figure out what to do with items, and not having a list made it even more challenging. Worth the playing, but it could have been done slightly better to make it more relaxing and enjoyable. The storyline held up quite well, Nancy didnt suffer from "superwoman syndrome", like so many games have their main characters do things far beyond what they should be capable of for no good reason, or have circumstances happen for no reason other than because it was part of the game, altho one big weak spot was at the hotel where there was perpetually no desk clerk on duty to notice her snooping and tampering with things. An option to skip or tone down the arcade type screens would have been quite welcome for me, the puzzles of the main storyline and the hidden items was enough by itself. I much more enjoyed figuring out what to do with something, or finding something than seeing how fast I could click something. If not for those, I would have probably replayed it a couple times just because it was fun.
This is one of the best HO games I have ever played and I have played a LOT of HO games! A great game is never too long and even though this one has a decent length it could have been at least a bit longer. If you have played Nancy Drew PC games before you are going to recognize the voice of Nancy as it is done by the same actress, and she has done a great job. There are a lot of different mini-games to enjoy in between the regular game play and these are always relevant to the plot and very well done.
Didn't quite get enough points for the alternative ending which is the only downside, as it is frustrating that I was so close by working so hard at getting everything right. If you buy this game - and you should - just take your time and think. It's not that hard when you think logically. I made a handful of stupid errors along the way which is probably what cost me. Click on all the objects first, then work out how it all fits together around you. The mini puzzles are great too. You will want to come back for more every time you save and quit!!
This was a good game I would highly recommend it but like other ‘Nancy’ games it did have one or two frustrating elements, but for me these were near the end of the game so didn’t mar my overall enjoyment (to that point) of the game. The game had a good story-line, and the dialogue worked well and while plentiful flowed nicely as unlike other games it was spoken as well as visual, also they tried with facial expressions whilst speaking which all added to the mix. I did get confused slightly with the dialogue but that could have just been because I get confused easily anyway thus no detriment to the story. The ‘crows’ puzzle which others have mentioned was frustrating and did take me a while to continue, but because I knew it was ‘doable’ I persevered. The ‘candle’ puzzle like the crow puzzle was another timed one, and all candles had to be lit before time ran out, again I found this tricky for the first two attempts. The mini-games were good and well explained, so overall the game was a pleasurable experience. Like other Nancy Drew games took be around 5 – 6 hours to complete. It has again spurred me on to try the other ‘Nancy’ games.