posted by empathy4u (STEVENS POINT, WI) Aug 27, 2009
Member since Dec 2007
I love Nancy Drew and really enjoy the long Adventure games for the PC/Wii, as well as the Dossier games. This is the first time I've played a Nancy Drew DS game and I intend to try the others.
The story line was interesting and it was rather like reading a graphic novel. It keeps your attention but is not too deep. The game leads you along from area to area, with a non-optional task list and linear play. I don't think there is any possible way to get stumped or go wrong.
There are a few mini-games that you need to complete in order to talk with people, open locks and other often-repeated tasks but they are not usually challenging.
I didn't time myself but I completed the game in one afternoon. I'd estimate two hours or less. I'm glad I rented it, but I would not buy it.
This game is fun. Its very easy so it can be finished quickly with no problems. If you are looking for a challenge this is not the game for you. I'm not sure if it is even possible to lose at this game.