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Currently I’m playing Nancy Drew The Deadly Device. According to my reasons for disliking other games, I shouldn’t like this one, after all Nancy never leaves the building. But I do. Maybe it’s because the graphics are better, or because each area/room has a different feel or vibe to it. I do find it interesting that Nancy is a total klutz in the dark. Funny thing about that is I can see where she’s going, but apparently she can’t.
I have three favorite “parts” of the game so far.
1) The Dancing Pigeon in the Nikko’s office. Oh, I’d like to thank Michael Gray aka Arglefrumph for his dancing pigeon song, because now it’s stuck in my head and probably will be for the rest of the game. Thank you Michael!
2) Messing up Mason’s desk.
3) The funny things that Nancy says while she’s in the bathroom.
I can’t decide if I like this game or not. On one hand Nancy spends her time stuck in the same building throughout the entire game. On the other there are a lot of plot twists. It’s more or less a game that I like but can’t explain why.
So what do I like about it: Hmm…there is a secret room, a game that if I get tired of playing the “Game” I can go play. There is a variety of puzzles, some hard, and some easy. The culprit was a surprise (well the first time I played the game). The graphics are better. Phone charms, need I say more.
What I don’t like: You can’t fast forward over lengthy conversations. Ned’s texting, sorry Ned fans but I find him or rather his text messages annoying. You can’t get a good look at certain areas of the building, but then again that’s one of my pet peeves in nearly every game.
Ok, most games where Nancy is stuck in the same building (ahem “The Final Scene”) I find to be rather boring. But this one, may it’s the graphics and the each room/area of the building has a different feel to it. The room don’t all have the same colors, and decor, there is a difference.
so my overall score somewhere between a B+ and a A-
Currently my main Nancy Drew game is the Deadly Device. I’ve only played TDD twice before. Overall I like this game, even though Nancy is “stuck” in the same building the entire game. However I think the improvement in graphics makes up for it. This game also got me interested in Tesla, and it does have steam punk element, which I love.
There is a part of the game where Nancy sets her alarm, and goes to bed. Well I think she goes to bed. There is a banging noise outside the sleeping area, and all she does is ask if anyone is there while staring at the lockers. Of course when she opens the door (the game lets you open the door) no one is there. Just before you go into the sleeping area there is a sign about stress and banging head. I think that banging was Mason, because he realized Nancy had beaten his high score on Aggression.