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#114798 - 06/05/04 06:42 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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And when you get to Scarlet Hand, remember...
Semper ubi sub ubi !

From Tally Ho's Walkthrough: "The Latin translates into nonsense: 'Always where under where.' But if you read that sentence aloud, it sounds like 'Always wear underwear.' Good advice Joanna*..."

*Joanna Riggs, Nancy's boss at the Beech Hill Museum
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#114799 - 06/06/04 06:52 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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I have all the Nancy Drew games and I agree with everyone who said that the first two weren't that good. I'm looking forward to the new one this summer. My favorite was the Royal Tower, followed by Deception Island. This is an excelent series!

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#114800 - 06/07/04 11:04 AM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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Well, I finished it last night. Now I'm gameless!!!
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#114801 - 06/07/04 12:40 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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going to replay an old favourite??
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#114802 - 06/07/04 01:11 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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Originally posted by wysewomon:
Well, I finished it last night. Now I'm gameless!!!
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WW
Congrats on finishing. What did you think? Will you be trying another ND game?
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#114803 - 06/08/04 10:52 AM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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going to replay an old favourite??
Hmm...maybe. I've been hankering to replay the Gabriel Knight series for a while, tho' I'm wondering how hard it'll be to get the 1st two to run on my new, improved system. Or Beyond Atlantis. Or I could make an excuse to run down to the big city and find another laugh !


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Congrats on finishing. What did you think? Will you be trying another ND game?[/QB][/QUOTE]

Oh yeah! I really liked it a lot! It had a good variety of puzzles, lots of nifty locations, the music was haunting and quite well done. The voice acting was pretty good and the conversations didn't go on forever. I really liked the "second chance" feature--it made the possibility of dying so much less threatening. I think the only thing I could have wanted was more save-game slots.

I think I saw ...don't remember the name, but the one at the theatre...at the same time I bought royal tower. Maybe I'll go there next...

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#114804 - 06/08/04 09:27 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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WW glad to hear you enjoyed it so much for so many reasons. I never thought about the short conversations, but now that you mention it.. they we the perfect length. I'm now playing Post Mortem and I would love to see one feature added similar to PM, that is the feature where you can read past dialogue, sometime I missed things in the ND games because the phone rang.. or someone in the house needed something.

Playing with second chance actually has made me hunt for ways to get Nancy in trouble and make fatal mistakes. lol

The Final Scene also has some history about Harry Houdini entwined in the plot. I'd have to say the most difficult part of the game is finding your way around the theatre in the beginning.
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#114805 - 06/09/04 01:37 AM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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If you do get Final Scene, you will probably need the slowdown patch for the end bit...
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#114806 - 06/09/04 06:53 AM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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The Nancy Drew games have evolved as the series has progressed, and some of that I believe in response to player feedback.

Worth pushing for some means of reading old dialogue RydAStar, Her Interactive might well do something.
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#114807 - 06/09/04 10:27 AM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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That's a really good idea, RydAStar. I'd like to see Nancy have a journal of some kind where important information gets recorded. There were a couple things that slipped right by me-- and not just in conversations-- that had me stumbling around thinking "what the heck do I do next?" Then when I found them I was all, "Oh, I had totally forgotten that!!"

Tigger--thanks for the heads up!

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#114808 - 06/10/04 03:52 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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I've played them all and am waiting for Shadow Ranch.

Nancy hasn't had a Halloween night adventure. Guess I'm just hung up on that time of year and would sure like an adventure about walking up and down neighborhood streets 'trick-or-treating', getting spooked, etc., ala the "Goosebumps" stories. I can see a Nancy Drew in that environment.
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#114809 - 06/11/04 05:30 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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In several of the games Nancy does have some kind of journal that remembers important clues. Sometimes its on her laptop and sometimes its in a book (usually in her luggage). Very handy. I forget things too. smile

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#114810 - 06/12/04 06:22 PM Re: Playing My First Nancy Drew
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The new SHA (SHAdow Ranch) does have a different journal than the games before and a "to do" list, so if gamers miss the hint of what someone says they can use that list, I like that idea.

You've all encouraged the idea to read past dialogue, I'll put in a suggestion to HI and see what comes up. Thanks everyone.

I also read the next one is based on the best selling ND book of all time!
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