One of my friends is playing Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake for the first time. She got it as a joke, and now she's really engrossed in the plot.
I don't really like Ghost Dogs, mainly because it's not character-driven. Of all the games in the series, Ghost Dogs has the fewest amount of characters. Also, I don't think the characters really reach their potential; they're just kind of boring and they don't do much, as opposed to being interesting and driving the plot forward.
But the plot of Ghost Dogs is pretty exciting. The attack of the ghost dogs at the beginning is a real thriller. Also, halfway through the game, the culprit knocks Nancy unconscious, then ties her up inside a shed. The culprit then sets the shed on fire, in a blazen, er, brazen attempt to kill Nancy. That's a pretty exciting way to set up an extended puzzle sequence of getting untied from the ropes, getting out of the shed and stopping the fire.
And this got me thinking. The culprit in Ghost Dogs attacks Nancy and ties her up inside a burning building. That's attempted murder. In other games, the culprit usually just sends Nancy a semi-threatening message like "Stop investigating this case, or else!". Attempted murder usually doesn't happen, outside of the "bad ending" to the games.
I never thought of the Ghost Dogs culprit as being particularly dangerous before. Which culprit in the series do you guys think is the most dangerous?