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Challenging but fun

  • Sep 19, 2010
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+3
NOTE:I am posting this review on both product pages for this game since Amazon has the same game listed as two different products.

After getting stuck on this game for a while, I had put it away to try later. After I tried it again and managed to finish it, this game quickly became one of my favorite Nancy Drew games. "Stay Tuned for Danger" may be one of the older games in the Nancy Drew adventure game series, but it is also one of the best.

Story-A soap opera star has called you to New York to figure out who is sending death threats to her co star. It soon becomes evident that someone is out to hurt or kill him as the threats elevate and some near fatal accidents occur. It is up to you to figure out who is causing it all.

Graphics-Although the graphics are much better than the first game, they still aren't perfect. They are in 3D, and the 3D is done pretty well. The characters are also pretty good, but they tend to freeze in awkward positions as they are done talking, only resuming movement when they start to talk again. But, overall, the graphics are pretty good.

Sound-The music in the game is OK, but it really doesn't stand out as being catchy. The background sounds are good in the game, and the voice acting is good, too. Some of the voice actors sound like they were really into their parts while some sounded like they were bored.

Gameplay-This game, like all games in the Nancy Drew adventure series, is a first-person point-and-click game. You will move around between 3 main locations while solving puzzles, questioning suspects, and finding clues. The puzzles in this game are very innovative and may require some serious thought to solve them, but although they are a challenge, they are still really fun. In addition to talking to about 6 people in the game, you can also call your friends on the phone to talk over the case from them. You can also ask them for help which is a way to get hints for what to do next.

Length-It's a pretty good-sized game. There's a lot to do throughout the game, and it's not necessarily very obvious what to do next. The game should probably last several hours at least.

All in all, this is probably one of the most challenging and fun games in the Nancy Drew series. It lasts a while, and it incorporates great adventure gaming elements into the gameplay. I highly recommend it to fans of the Nancy Drew series and adventure gamers everywhere!

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This second title in the Nancy Drew series has the titian-haired sleuth posing as an extra on a soap opera, trying to expose someone who's been threatening the show's star. Kids "become" Nancy and navigate the program in first person viewpoint, exploring, searching for clues and solving puzzles. In our first hour of play, we had to gather clues in an actor's apartment, make our way to the television studio, search it and piece together a torn letter that we found in a jewelry box. As we explored, we collected items for use later on, namely keys, a VCR remote control and a visitor's pass to the sound stage of the soap opera. We also called Ned on the telephone for a little TLC and phoned Nancy's buddy George for a little sleuthing advice. Reviewers and testers all loved the experience. The graphics are great, the game is very playable and the feeling of suspense and danger is definitely there. The game has three levels of difficulty and an embedded help system. We've yet to make it all the way to the end- let us know if you do!
Teaches:logic, strategy, problem solving
Age Range:11-up Copyright © 2000 Children's Software Revue
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