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#206976 - 09/25/07 11:15 AM Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde Worlde Park
Whimsical Offline
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Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 78
Loc: Ohio
AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!

I spent $30 on this yesterday. Now, despite the fact that the DS appears to be perfectly capable of supporting decent PC adventure games, I wasn't expecting anything up to the level of the Nancy Drew series on the PC.

I was expecting a pleasant 8-10 hour diversion with logical puzzles and a few irritating errand type games (cooking in Icicle Creek, I'ma lookin at you). And, you know, an actual mystery.

What I got was spoon fed pap (seriously, the game just takes you straight from one location to the next- you don't even get to choose), no mystery, and instead of actual touch screen puzzles (like say in Trace Memory) I got irritating little minigames instead. And even worse, I got about 3 hours of game play before I'd finished it all.

I know it was designed as a kiddie game, but really, even for a kiddie game, 3 hours of gameplay is entirely unacceptable.

Do not spend your money on this game. I'm all for Nancy Drew on the DS, but not like this. This was just insulting to my intelligence.

I'm very disappointed.

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#206988 - 09/25/07 12:10 PM Re: Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde Worlde Park [Re: Whimsical]
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Ouch! frown

No mystery???

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#207059 - 09/25/07 04:07 PM Re: Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde Worlde Park [Re: Becky]
thracia Offline
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Registered: 10/01/05
Posts: 1044
Loc: Central Islip NY
I also bought this game, since I like the DS. First of all, it's not made by HER Interactive, it's made by a company called Majesco, so it doesn't play the way we are used to.I don't hate the game .It is very simple so far and the mini games are a little repetative. But so far I don't regret buying it. But be warned, it is not like the pc games. I'm not dissapointed yet because I did not know what to expect.


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#207203 - 09/25/07 10:22 PM Nancy Drew DS
lucinda Offline
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Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 46
Loc: san antonio tx
Just wanted to let everyone know that I just finished the Nancy Drew DS game in about 2 hours. It is very easy. It shows you were the clues are, who to talk to, and were to go. I think it is geared more to younger children. It's way overpriced at 29.99.

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#207204 - 09/25/07 10:24 PM Re: Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde Worlde Park [Re: thracia]
lucinda Offline
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Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 46
Loc: san antonio tx
Sorry but I just started another topic about this since I didn't see this post. I was very diappointed also. It was very short and very easy.



Edited by Becky (09/26/07 05:47 PM)
Edit Reason: The two threads are now merged.

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#207233 - 09/26/07 03:12 AM Re: Nancy Drew DS [Re: lucinda]
JennyP Offline
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Registered: 07/22/04
Posts: 14334
Loc: West London, UK
Shame, I was waiting for the UK release ...
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#207236 - 09/26/07 03:30 AM Re: Nancy Drew DS [Re: JennyP]
dragonuk44 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/05
Posts: 3635
Loc: stoke on trent England
very dissappointing

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#207453 - 09/26/07 01:36 PM Re: Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde Worlde Park [Re: lucinda]
Darleen03 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 14687
Loc: Northeast NJ
Very Informative info..

Thanks
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#207508 - 09/26/07 05:29 PM Re: Nancy Drew and the Deadly Secret of Olde Worlde Park [Re: Whimsical]
ramona Offline
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Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 1175
Loc: Michigan, USA
Thanks for the heads up and it is good to know it is not by Her Interactive. I love my DS but you hate to waste money on bad games for it.

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