Nancy Drew: Danger by Design continues the popular award-winning interactive PC game series with Nancy Drew flying to Paris to investigate the strange and unexplained behavior of a top fashion designer. Sent by a nervous investor to check on Minette, … see full wiki
This started a very big change in style with the games. A lot of things became better, and quite a few things changed. This isn't the best story of the games, but everything else was perfect that I had to give this 4 stars.
Story-A top level fashion designer (her name is Minette) has started wearing a mask for no reason. She won't let anyone see her face, and some of her financial backers are getting nervous. One of them hires you to go undercover for them, which means you have to fly to France to work with Minette. Your cover is her assistant. This would be a good story if the game was about it. Rather the game is about doing the chores she assigns you so that she won't fire you.
Graphics-They were FABULOUS! FINALLY! I loved the characters, the backgrounds, everything! The characters no longer freeze at all, so they will move pretty much constantly. It's great!
Music-French type music that you might hear in a French restaurant. It's really not that boring, and I rather liked it. The voice acting is really good, too.
Gameplay-Okay, here are the changes. You no longer have the intro letters and ending letters. Rather at the beginning you have a casefile that you read, and at the end you have, like, a little ending note thing. You get around using the metro as you have before in "Secret of the Scarlet Hand." Another thing is that the airport lost Nancy's cell phone, so you have to use a desk phone. That wouldn't be bad, but you have to type in your calling card number before you can call anyone on the phone which means you have to dial about 25 numbers to call someone EVERY TIME you call someone.
Fun-It is definitely fun, but some of the chores relate to fashion, so some guys may want to skip this one. It does have a lot of replay value because the puzzles are really fun, and there are 2 endings (although the villian is always the same).
Length-It took me about 13 hours to finish the first time, but I used a walkthrough every time I got stuck (which I usually don't do). Now it takes me about 10 hours to finish.
I really like this game, but there are just a couple of things that keep it from being perfect. I recommend it to everyone who doesn't want a scary mystery, but a mystery all the same.
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