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I was looking forward to getting this game. But was I let down big time! First of all I beat the game in atleast 3 hours give or a take alittle bit. Mostly was reading dialog. The little mini games were very easy. Nothing to them at all. I was expecting the game to be the same as the PC Nancy Drew games. If that is what you are hoping for also. This game is nothing like the PC versions. In my opinion do not rent this game! It is a waste of time.
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.
The minigames are just okay and the rest of the game is very short. I played the entire game in about an hour. The Nancy Drew PC games are very good but this game did not live up to my expectations at all.
If you are a fan of Nancy Drew games on the PC...don't bother playing this game. I have played every Nancy Drew game that has come out for the PC and enjoyed every minute...hour...days...solving the puzzles and getting lost in the story lines. I played this game for the DS and was completely disappointed. I beat it in 1 evening. If i wouldnt have been so completely bored I would have finished it in an hour. This may be a good game for a 5 or 6 year old girl, but even that is pushing it.
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.