Okay, I have to talk more about the iPhone/iPad version of Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch, because I'm curious as to what this game will be like.
It is not going to be a port of the PC game. This is good news to me, because I've noticed that a lot of ports are...um, not so good. I still remember the Nancy Drew: White Wolf of Icicle Creek port to the Wii, which had the problem of an obnoxious loading screen that appears every two seconds. Other than that, it's a very good port.
Some not-so-good ports that I've written reviews for are the Pajama Sam PC to Wii port, the Samantha Swift PC to DS port, and the Phoenix Wright DS to Wii port. And let's not forget the rather unpopular PC to GBA port of Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion, which I personally thought was well done, but it was sort of doomed to failure due to the limitations of the system.
So the new Shadow Ranch adventure is not going to be a port. In fact, it's going to be a completely different genre from the original adventure game. It is now going to be a text-based game.
A text-based game? They...still make those?
Judging from what has been said so far, it is sort of like a "choose your own adventure" game. You can choose what Nancy says, and what she does, which is standard adventure game fare. BUT--this is where it gets interesting--it says you can also choose the culprit.
So presumably, this game has four different endings, one for each of the culprits. All right, that has my attention. I'm interested in seeing how the case will change from culprit to culprit.
The game is not going to be entirely text-based. There will also be some pictures to go along with the text. There are also minigames, and unlockable rewards. That's basically all we know right now.
What do you think, Nancy Drew Clue Crew?