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#121431 - 09/02/03 09:34 AM Which Nancy Drew?
MacDee Offline
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Registered: 06/06/99
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Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
Hi All,

I have all the Nancy Drew games but I have only played Message in a Haunted Mansion. I haven't played any games for a while, so which one of the others would be a good one to start with?

Or should I start with The Omega Stone?



#121432 - 09/02/03 09:50 AM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
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Dee, you know I love those first person Mystie games, right? Well, hon, I hate to disappoint you but Omega Stone isn't very Rivenesque. frown Save that for when you don't have anything better to play. It's a tad slow. (YAWN)

As for Nancy,I'd get Royal Tower outta the way as it's the shortest/easiest IMO. Or start with the first one & work your way through. I haven't played Ghost Dogs yet but Laura's comments make me want to! happydance Don't know anything about Haunted Carousel other than I want it. lol Glad to hear you're feeling up to playing. :kiss:

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#121433 - 09/02/03 10:45 AM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
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Registered: 05/25/01
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Loc: New York
Hi Dee,

I've got them all except Haunted Carousel which Amazon says is on it's way. I loved Ghost Dogs. Thought it was the best of the Nancy Drews. laugh

#121434 - 09/02/03 10:50 AM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
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Ghost Dogs is prpbably my favorite, with the Royal Tower close behind. I loved the setting of Royal Tower, with secret rooms, tunnels, passageways, etc. The only downside of Royal Tower was the dead-ends that occured if you didn't follow the right conversation trees, and people didn't show up where they were supposed to be. But with the help of a WT, I made it through OK.

#121435 - 09/02/03 10:57 AM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
advgamer Offline
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Registered: 05/04/01
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Ghost Dogs is my favorite after MIAHM.

#121436 - 09/02/03 02:16 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
Jenny100 Offline
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Why don't you play them in order of release?

#121437 - 09/02/03 02:49 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
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Loc: United Kingdom
Hi Dee smile

I can recommend Royal Tower - my favourite upto now - closely followed by Ghost Dogs happydance


Mad wave
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#121438 - 09/02/03 04:20 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
dmtomchick Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
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Royal Tower is definitely the best, but I'm with Jenny--you should play them in order!


#121439 - 09/02/03 06:07 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
MacDee Offline
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Thanks all. wave

Do I need to play them in order? I really enjoyed Haunted Mansion. wink Looks like most of you like Royal Tower. Any particular reason?


#121440 - 09/02/03 08:17 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
Pokey Online   content
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Registered: 06/01/99
Posts: 5705
Loc: California
Dee, I have several of the Nancy Drew games and I intend to play the best ones first. I just finished Haunted Mansion and liked it the best of any I played. Ghost Dogs was good too. I didn't think that Scarlet Hand was nearly as good. I have Treasure in the Royal Tower and Final Scene lined up to play next. smile

#121441 - 09/02/03 08:19 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?

Hi Dee, you dont have to play them in order. I liked Ghost Dogs the best, and I enjoyed The Final Scene more than Royal Tower.But if the choice was either Scarlet Hand or Royal tower I'd take the Royal Tower. Scarlet Hand was too much note taking.. smile smile

#121442 - 09/02/03 08:25 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
RCrew1 Offline
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Loc: Ohio
Yeah, playing Scarlet Hand was like being in school again! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />
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#121443 - 09/02/03 11:27 PM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10323
Hi Dee smile

I played them in order - which is nice to see the changes and such. But I agree that it's not needed. I think Haunted Mansion, Royal Tower and Ghost Dogs are the best. Final Scene was probably the shortest - but good. If you play Stay Tuned - be sure and get the patch that extends the time for the finale puzzle.

#121444 - 09/03/03 03:12 AM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
Kickaha Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
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Good to hear you're in a game playing mood Dee!

I would play the games in order myself. There's minor references backwards, the user interface improves. "Secrets Can Kill" is atypical (seem to remember I needed a patch for that for one puzzle to be doable.)

Best wishes, Peter.
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#121445 - 09/03/03 08:08 AM Re: Which Nancy Drew?
watson Offline
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Registered: 08/30/03
Posts: 4
Loc: Venice Fl
looking for nancy drew haunted carousel if stores in Florida cant find why

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