Thanks for the thoughtful review eikone,and welcome to Gameboomers! I just finished this game, and agree with you in many ways. I thought it a shame with a locale as rich in promise as New Orleans, it was unfortunate that the game didn't reach into more areas. But I felt the atmosphere was right, and I had more fun with it than I've had with a Nancy since Blackmoor, although I didn't play White Wolf. Except for maybe the bowling puzzle - argggh.