Thursday, July 9, 2009

Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships - First Impressions

I got my copy of Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships today, even though it officially comes out next Tuesday, the 14th. YES!

But...no one's made a guide for it yet, so I have to solve all the puzzles by myself. NO! I've got three or so puzzles right now that I have little/no idea how to solve.

The game is pretty awesome so far. There are CRYPTOGRAMS, which are so much easier to do on the computer than in puzzle magazines (because you don't have to worry about erasing everything if you make a mistake).

And the plot has grabbed my interest. This game is...somehow related to the other games in the series. For example, in the demo, there's a map inside the closet. If you examine it, Nancy notes that there are nineteen pins on the map...one in each place she's solved a mystery. I'm interested in seeing how/if this pans out, how/if the other games in the series are related to this one.

I don't know how far I am into the game, but I have notes for seven puzzles written out. So...I've solved seven harder puzzles so far.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

you preorderd it? AEWSOME i get my copy tuesday.
also, people said it has a shocking ending! cool!

Tallulah said...

Lucky!!! I want to play it SO badly, but I'm leaving for camp on the exact day it comes out! I can't wait to see your walkthroughs and hear your review!

Viv said...

How did you get it Michael? I cannot wait until it comes out! Tallulah I am so sad you won't be here. I was looking forward to playing it with you. =(

P.S. Michael, did you ever see my answer to your Harry question on my blog?

Tallulah said...

I'm sorry I won't be there, Viv :(
This year is going to be the hardest for me since I blog so frequently and I have such a great friendship with you. But I'll write you a letter every single day. You'll start to get sick of my letters, that's how much I'll write you. I believe Michael preordered, is that correct, Michael? I will look forward to seeing you again from the time I get on the bus to go to camp, Viv. Boohoo I am sad! Maybe, just maybe, you can come with Mama and Kitty to the place where they will drop me off to get on the bus. I hope you can. I'm sure they will let me.

P.S. I would really like people to comment on my blog as much as they can throughout the next two or three days because I will be leaving for four weeks on the fourteenth and where I am going there is no internet (I'm going to camp). I will miss being able to blog and comment, but I promise I will blog all about camp when I get home. I would really like to have lots of comments before I leave, so that it will make up for the time I am gone. This is becoming a VERY long comment so I will stop now. Thanks!

Viv said...

Ya that would be good! We absolutely positively, have to hang out before you leave. K? Preorder? Hmmm. I will just wait til it comes out.

Tallulah said...

I don't know if I can because I have to clean and pack and go shopping, but if you feel crazy enough to help me, be my guest!

Viv said...

Can you moonwalk Tallulah? We should have a moonwalking party!

Tallulah said...

Nope, I can't... yet. But I'll learn just for you. I'm lonely! I don't want to clean my room! Ugh I just sounded like my whiney neighbor.

Anonymous said...

YO!!! Micheal I preordered it to!! I'm axious to get & play it!!!! Please HURRY with the walkthrough!!! Thanx soooo much for doing nncy drew videos!!! YOU'RE AWE-SOME!!! Also you're HILARIOUS!!!!! NEVER STOP MAKING VIDEOS YOU'RE AS I SAID BEFORE AWE-SOME!!!!!

Tallulah said...

He totally is awesome and hilarious. I agree.

Michael Gray said...

Never fear, Tallulah! I will try to finish the walkthrough BEFORE you get to camp! I still haven't beaten the game yet, though. If I can beat it tonight, I'll try to start the walkthrough tomorrow.

I'm getting excited for the end of the game. I think we're going to see Bess, because the back of the game/Her Interactive website, it says we see Bess and George for the first time, so that means we will see Bess, right? At the end of the game?

AND I am major-psyched about the idea that the villain might be someone from another game in the series. What if it's the culprit from the first game, who is mad that he didn't get any lines? What if it's the culprit from Danger on Deception Island, who used orca power to swim to the Carribean? What if all the culprits from the other games teamed up to try to stop Nancy? I want to find out!

Tallulah Who Feels Very Special :D said...

Aww! Thank you Michael, that is very very kind of you! It's okay, if you don't finish it in time, it'll just be like a big coming-home surprise! The game sounds so groovy, but I bet your walkthrough will be even groovier! Thanks again! :D

P.S. Comments would be appreciated, as I will be leaving soon and want to get as much blogging interaction as I can, because there won't be any at camp!

Anonymous said...

well, i am sorry to say that some person spoiled the culprit for me on the message boards on herinteactive even though your are not allowed to post the any of the spoilers on the message boards :(

Tallulah said...

That stinks. I'm sorry to hear someone would do that.

Anonymous said...

yeah.. oh well. i will still buy the game though

Tallulah said...

Yeah I want to buy the game, too.

Viv said...

Me tres. Adios!

Anonymous said...

Micheal do you think you will be able to finish the walkthrough befor the 7/15/2009

Anonymous said...

Micheal do you think you will be able to finish the walkthrough befor the 7/15/2009 My Name Is Joanna.I love you nancy drew walkthroughs, and have the nancy drew games

Tallulah said...

I agree, Joanna!

Anonymous said...

Me too, Joanna!

Tallulah said...

Awesome! Ya know, that would make a good name for a song: My Name Is Joanna. Or maybe Her Name Is Joanna. Just a thought. Hahaha I just had a vision of Domo (he's this fuzzy turd-looking thing on a Japanese TV show) dancing in a meadow with a milk mustache singing 'Her Name Is Joanna!!!' wearing a tye die shirt. Sometimes I worry about myself. :D

Anonymous said...

hi it's me Joanna.Tallulah i love your blog.AND i LOVE your vision of a demo.I am so happy that i am getting the new nancy drew game in 4 days!!!!yay!yay!yay!yay!yay!yay!if anybody wanted to know i hav a channel in www.kidsbop.com
called: NancyFan

Anonymous said...

i cant post nancy drew videos in that account because nancy drew videos are longer than 3 mins and 30 seconds but in that account i do sing and dance. you should really check it out.


LOVE,Joanna

Patricia said...

Tallulah! I will miss you so. You were my first BB (blogging buddy) And I will miss you at camp.I'll be waiting in here at my computer for you to come back. Night and day.
"Don't let the turkeys get you down!"n
Whoops! I let the turkeys get me down.

Anonymous said...

I got the game on the 14th, and man i need your help, can you help me with the hourglass thing because "I think i made a boo boo"

Patricia said...

Michael where did you get the game?Can you suggest where to get it too? Thank you!
A huge fan-

Patricia :/