This game is very similar to the PC nancy drew games. The Wii adds a little wiimote extra to the game but otherwise it's your typical nancy drew game. If you like those games, rent this one because as you know, after you beat it the replay ability is pretty low.
My rating and review are based on this game as apposed to other nancy drew games not other wii games in general.
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It is a decent game to play. I was expecting more than cooking, fishing, and stuff like that. The snow ball fights are a lot of fun. The ice floe part was hard at first, but after failing about four or five times, you can do it. At least I did. The racing with the snow-mobile was hard. I kept hitting it a lot. I crashed more than I usually do on the PC game. Besides the action you get with the Wiimote, it felt more like the computer game than Wii gaming. There should've been more Wiimote action. The graphics were really good. Just like the PC graphics. That's just it. A lot of the game is just like the PC version. Except all that action you get to do with the Wii remote. I expected a lot more from Her Interactive, but I'm pretty sure this is just a test run for all of us to see how we react to the game. I think this might be the last Wii game from them, but I pray for more because I love Nancy Drew. Any chance that they'll make more, or at least more new, is the chance I get to play it. (Besides, I'm a member on their website.)
Okay, so a 50/50 rating was the best I could do with this game. There were so many things I liked about this game, but there were also an equal amount of things I didn't like. The "Pros": Decent graphics, intuitive gameplay and a fun storyline. The "Cons": Too much game stopage and loading, spoken character scenes were long and drawn-out and there was no smooth scrolling or scanning of an area. One other note of dislike: Even though the game is obviously called "Nancy Drew", it would have been nice to be able to play the game from a guy's perspective. What I mean is, it was hard to play this game and not shake the idea that all the characters were interacting with a girl and I almost felt that I had to think the way a girl might think in order to really immerse myself in the story. It's not the same as controlling Samus Aran in the Metroid series. Having said all that, this is still a fun game. And I'm sure that my little gripes could be easily overcome. This is why I felt it only fair to rate this game right in the middle. But try it for yourself.