Seventh in the series. Players assume the identity of teenage super-sleuth Nancy Drew as she rushes to help a friend tormented by a pack of phantom hounds. Players must pick up the cold trail left by a sinister character from long ago in this intriguing … see full wiki
I was expecting another game like "Message in a Haunted Mansion" when I saw the cover for this game, but although the first scenes in the game were a little freaky, it's not as scary as the box makes it seem.
Story-One of your friends, Sally McDonald, has asked you to come help her with a mystery at her house (which is really a log cabin in the middle of nowhere). She won't tell you over the phone what's scaring her, though, and when you get to her house, she's gone! You soon find out that dogs with glowing eyes have been attacking her house, and they have scared her away. You can call her in the game, so don't think she's been kidnapped or something.
Graphics-They were pretty good, and the dogs didn't look that bad. The characters still need some work, and the backgrounds could be better, but overall, I love the graphics.
Sound-The music has a slight country twist on it, and although I hate country music the music isn't that bad in the game. The voice acting could have been better, but it's not as bad as it's been before.
Gameplay-The car you drove up in is blocked by a tree that fell down right behind it, so you have to get around via motorboat, which you have to fix first. Also, there are only 3 characters in the game, so it really gives you the feeling that this is definitely not the city anymore. Point-and-click is the same. So is calling Bess and George for hints. There is a tad bit of history in this game but not as much as in the last game. Thank goodness! You have to choose day or night, however, and you don't have an alarm clock in this game.
Fun-Yeah, this is a fun game, but as before mentioned in other reviews, the puzzles don't have much to do with the story, and they revolve a lot around Roman numerals. The puzzles aren't great, but the story really makes up for it. Still, the story is not the least bit scary, but it is still a great story.
Length-Not as long as the last one, playing this one through is about 10 hours, but of course, the first time you play it, it will be longer. It does have a replay value, but the puzzles are rather dull that I just don't bother with this game that much.
A great game with an excellent story but rather dull puzzles. I definitely recommend buying it, though!
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