Time has passed, and I've been able to think about the upcoming "Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill" remake.
It says the new game will be about 1 GB in size, which is the standard size they've used for Nancy Drew for a few years now. Just out of curiousity, I decided to see how large the original Secrets Can Kill game was.
Their page says 42 MB. Wow...I mean, obviously, the game is a bit bigger than that because most of the files are on the CD (whereas the modern games only use the CD for installation), but still. The new version is going to be loads bigger than the old one, which makes sense, because the old one is kind of short (if you know what to do ahead of time, you can speedrun it in less than 30 minutes).
I'll be interested to see if they try to duplicate the original game interface, or if they'll use the newer interface.
Actually, it'll be interesting to see if they'll still have the victim's VHS tape as one of the items in the game. Remember VHS tapes? Those things were fun.
I'm looking forward to calling Nancy's friends in this game. In the original, calling them was really optional, and kind of pointless. So I'm interested in seeing useful/interesting phone calls from them, because that's definitely something to improve on in a remake.
And some people pointed out that this could be the game with yearbook photos in it. That does sound like it could be the case. The release form said a game from 2010, instead of naming a specific game. However, if you remember, the contest accepted yearbook photos and artwork. Does this mean the artwork will appear in the game? Where? Off the top of my head, I can't think of any good spots for it, besides on one of the school walls. Will there be a new art room in the remake?