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#114990 - 12/10/03 01:20 PM Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
bermag45 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
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I have seen quite a few postings about the various Nancy Drew games but I have always steered clear of them due to the view (probably blinkered) that these games are (a) for teenage girls and (b) not the most difficult of adventure games to solve!

I would be most grateful to hear your views out there because, if I am totally wrong and misguided, there could well be a whole series of adventure games which I have yet to sample?

Best wishes and happy gaming to all!


Bernie happydance

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#114991 - 12/10/03 01:45 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
threads Offline
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Registered: 12/25/02
Posts: 5741
Loc: Cornwall
Hi Bernie,

I love the Nancy Drew games - in fact am saving the latest two as a treat for Christmas as I usually spend it alone.

Well, as you probably realise, I am relatively new to playing computer games but I find N.D.a very nice way to relax. OK, they are not as difficult as Black Mirror but do have some very good puzzles and near the end of each one has to be very quick or get killed. Think I have died more often in N.D. games than any other!

The graphics are good, the plots make sense, and each new game is more of a challenge than the last.

Having said all that, as I have passed my three score year and.......(well, that's best kept to myself), possibly I need to relax at times. But then again, I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of games such as Black Mirror etc, and the wonderful graphics of Syberia.

Don't know if this helps but don't let the gender put you off. In Black Mirror (nearly finished) I have been playing the part of a male.

I like the Christmas look of Gameboomers, don't you. It is all much more easy to read.

I'll send a letter to Santa perhaps he will leave a Nancy Drew in your stocking this year - oh dear, I doubt if you wear stockings. Only joking! oops

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#114992 - 12/10/03 02:12 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
GuybrushThreepwood Offline
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Registered: 09/06/03
Posts: 3263
Loc: Lincoln, NE
I'm male going on 40 and I just finished Stay Tune For Danger. The last (timed) puzzle was impossible to beat. I had to download the patch to remove the timer to finish it. That game was better than Secrets Can Kill. I don't have any more Nancy Drew games and don't plan to buy anymore. I got the fist two because they were cheap at Walmart.
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#114993 - 12/10/03 02:46 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 35199
Loc: southeast USA
The first two are the worst two.
Don't judge the entire series by those.

The Nancy Drew games have an option when you start for a "junior" and a "senior" mode. I've always played them on senior mode.

I don't know about the "gender" issue, but they aren't simple games at the senior level.

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#114994 - 12/10/03 03:02 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
Carolin Offline
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Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 565
Loc: Oslo, Norway
I don't think they are easy, I needed a walkthrough to every one of them except three.
I am a girl (soon 22 years), but I recently told my mother that if these games was designed for ten year old gils and upward, then american children must be a lot clever than the norwegian. Maybe that just tells how little clever I am? Well, I think you should try one at least, but I recoment one of the latest. Number 6-Scarlett hand and 7-Ghost dogs are very good with a lot of puzzles and things to do. That is in imho.

Caroline.
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#114995 - 12/10/03 03:28 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
bermag45 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 5048
Loc: Deepest darkest Norfolk, Engla...
Hi Threads and everyone

Thank you all for your input on this and thank you especially Threads for your detailed observations (you're right - I'm not into stockings just at the moment smile )

From what I gather I think I may be wiser to invest in one or two of the later games rather than the earlier games, am I right?

I did not realise there was a junior/senior player mode so, with your good advice I will of course choose the 'massively senior' mode (due to my age and not my skill wink )

Best wishes and happy gaming to you all


Bernie happydance

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#114996 - 12/10/03 03:47 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
Mome Offline
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Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2232
Loc: Houston TX
I think the ND games are fun & some can be difficult (but then all PC game are a challenge for me as the GB board will attest too, since they have to spoon feed me thru most of the games.

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#114997 - 12/10/03 03:53 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
sami5901 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/01
Posts: 1584
Loc: Tacoma Wa. 98445
I really like the ND games. In fact I have all 9 and waiting for # 10 to come out next year. I would recomend you try the newer NDs although I love them all. This is a very young at heart 62 yr.old speaking . LOL Diane

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#114998 - 12/10/03 04:14 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
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Bernie, I posted the same question some time back and boy let me tell you, all these boomers set me straight immediately. Since then I have played the last 2 and enjoyed both of them. Have others I bought at discounted prices but havent gotten around to playing them yet. Enjoy!
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#114999 - 12/10/03 05:02 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
conmol Offline
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Registered: 11/28/01
Posts: 279
Loc: Hudson River Valley NY USA
I love them, Treasure in the Royal Tower remains my favorite. I play on junior (and am a middle aged mom) and I find them challenging at times.
Also, they are good for either gender...there are plenty of male characters, and the Hardy Boys lend a hand (via the phone) at times.

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#115000 - 12/10/03 05:22 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
bermag45 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 5048
Loc: Deepest darkest Norfolk, Engla...
A big thank you to each and every one of you - I will most certainly set forth on this series from hereon in wink


Happy gaming everyone!

Bernie happydance

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#115001 - 12/11/03 12:10 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
threads Offline
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Registered: 12/25/02
Posts: 5741
Loc: Cornwall
Hi again Bernie,

Don't think you will regret it. I am looking forward to playing The Haunted Carousal and Danger on Deception Island but, as I remarked, am saving them for as special Christmas Treat - though am sorely tempted every time I sit at the computer.

Ghost Dogs on Moon Lake was a real teaser.

Have fun

Alice
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#115002 - 12/11/03 12:57 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
bermag45 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
Posts: 5048
Loc: Deepest darkest Norfolk, Engla...
Thanks Alice. I will take your advice and the advice of all the other kind respondents and begin on the ND series in 2004 wink

Best wishes and happy gaming!


Bernie happydance

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#115003 - 12/11/03 01:49 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
fov Offline
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Registered: 12/28/01
Posts: 2964
Loc: San Francisco
how does The Final Scene compare to the others? would those who have played them consider this one to be a good one, or not?

just curious - i picked it up at a thrift store awhle back and haven't decided if i want to try it or not.

-emily

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#115004 - 12/11/03 03:58 PM Re: Nancy Drew series - player gender and difficulty?
MyAllyCat Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 257
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Hello....I'm now finding that i'm getting interested in the Nancy Drew games after reading the reviews & posts. So just got myself 2 of the games. Of course i decided to start at the beginning & work my way to the most current.
Hhhmmm...now i just need to find out how i can juggle BS3 & Syberia in the mix as well!! lol I guess the upcoming xmas weekend will come in handy. laugh

Jana
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