It is difficult to clearly define the boundaries of today's frequently used in colloquial language the word pop. Indeed, there are no clear criteria for such a sequence of notes or a combination of colors on the monitor to accurately determine whether to attribute this creation is unknown craftsman in this category. Nevertheless, this kind of work are recognized immediately …
detective craze that gripped the recent authors quests somewhat alarming. Almost all have appeared over the past six months, the game relating to the genre, had a detective story or psevdodetektivny. And this despite the fact that this direction was the least popular, even in times of a legendary Police Quest from the Sierra. The reason for the displeasure of players around the world to understand the detectives – not all the logic works the same way as the developers. In addition, since the process of solving crimes is mostly tedious search of evidence, the dominant position is a pixel-hunting. And the logical conclusion based on a dozen different items to be difficult. Usually ended all that angry shoving a detective suffering disk (CD) with a game in the incinerator, and renounce never in my life to play this "stupid ugly."
, however, premature to draw any conclusions to anything. Yes, Nancy Drew – a detective. But perhaps all is not lost?
The heroine of the game – character in the cult. This teenage girl is the protagonist a solid series of detective novels written by a group of authors under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene MA. The first book ("The Secret of the Old Clock") was published in 1930, and since then the image of Nancy Drew captured the imagination of several generations of young women. Biographical facts? You're welcome. The detective-lover, to unravel the riddle, puzzling her father's lawyer, friends George and Bess, and Ned Nikkersona appearing in some products as a close friend. Place of residence – the city of River Heights. Nancy explained the appeal of its ability to be feminine (she is smart, attractive, good, well-dressed and has excellent manners), and at the same time, demonstrate the strength, resourcefulness and courage.
And the next adventure is …
Do not go in the men's locker room
Alas, the part of the story is a wonderful instance of the utter vysosannosti of the finger. Going to the theater, kidnapping, blackmail … Just "shedevr."
And Uniforms pandemonium. What if the girlfriend was kidnapped almost under his nose? Of course, we should call the police. However, law enforcement agencies did not believe Nancy, sugary-saccharine sympathetic voice urging her to wait another day. We have to get down to business itself.
To accomplish the mission should be, primarily, to walk on slot machines. Of course, nothing is more important in the process of salvation. The purpose of all this ugliness is to get gear. Why do they need, no one bothered to explain, but the instinct that unwanted things do not happen in quests. I hasten to note – correctly suggests. But the situation is – silly.
Similarly, things and other puzzles. Why is attached to a particular place is this little problem – a mystery. In addition, the solutions of the completely obvious. For example, in the basement to open the safe, you need to dial a sequence of aces on the lock. And why aces? Oh, the website is written? Well, well.
Finally, Nancy Krivorukov fantastic, performing simple actions only by obscure combinations. A striking example is the wheel on the cornice (believe me, you still curse those Circuits). At our disposal is an excellent stick. But she could not throw off the gear to the ground, in the passage, which is easy to go down. No, we have to climb round the chairs in search of sticky gum from the bottom, and then to stick this stuff on a stick, well …
Actually, the game is strikingly similar "mikroedsky" quest Road To India . Is part of the mediocrity of the exiled writers still moved into the camp of "dream catchers", and so captured the hearts and minds there the employees that they began to repeat some of the full situation of the "masterpiece" by Microids?
spoon of honey
In spite of the technological gap, all landscapes are generated in the highest degree of quality (in fact, this method is the game no one is doing, and if first-person view – very kindly in full 3D). Active points clearly stand out among inactive subjects, although exceptions certainly occur.
A few good words can be said about the video. They stepped to the next level, even compared to Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Death (part of the previous series). Pre-rendered characters are only slightly fall short on quality digitizing to those that inhabit the world of animated film "Shrek." Expressive faces and the extent of natural movements – two big pluses.
to suffer from a weak level of IQ of players is provided "lite" version of the passage (Junior Detective) – most of the puzzles there is a lot easier. However, all this has happened before. Unfortunately, we have to acknowledge – a series of games is gradually shrinking – after the most interesting hand-drawn Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill we have proposed a somewhat more boring Message in a Haunted Mansion . What it ended up – see for yourself. Kvestostroeniya laws and the laws of organic chemistry are exactly the same: if you mix a kilo of jam kilogram of waste, – oddly enough, you get two kilograms of waste. And no graphics do not compensate for boring and illogical narrative action.
In the name of life
I believe that deep down all people – are good. And the developers The Final Scene does not want to hammer the next nail in the coffin of the long-suffering genre. They just took it into his head to earn money for the promoted brand. Here they raised a couple of minutes the subject, are scattered in a dozen levels of unrelated exercise for the brain. And suffer – to us.
32 MB of memory
Recommended System Requirements
Pentium II 266
64 MB of memory
Developer: Her Interactive
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Release date: January 17, 2008
Similar games: Black Dahlia, Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion, Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill, Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger, Ripper