Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Video Reviews

Yesterday, I discovered that there are some Youtube channel which do funny reviews of books and movies and whatever.  I'd like to do a series of reviews like that for the Nancy Drew games, only that would be a ton of work.  I spent all of two minutes, trying to write one for Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill before giving up.

In the interests of sharing, here are the bullet points I came up with.
  • Bess and George are useless in this game.  You're supposed to be able to call them for hints, but their hints are more along the lines of "This is puzzling" and "I know you can solve the mystery".  Bah.
  • Apparently, one of the books in Aunt Eloise's has a key inside, which you can use to open the trunk against her wall.  That allows you to get a quarter.  What is the quarter for?  I completely forget.
  • Why did this game come on two CDs?  It is seriously not large enough, to necessitate that.  There are larger games, which came before and after this one, that were able to fit on one CD.

5 comments:

Breanna(; said...

You have to switch the cd's a hundred times like every 2 minutes. Which to me i find extremely annoying and your right michael Bess and George are a waste of time to call in that game.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I agree with you. The disc switching stunk.

But, as it was HeR's first ND game, I find the more lousy aspects of the game forgivable. It was a pretty good start to a great series.

FYI, you can use the quarter to play songs on the jukebox. :-)

rocksrollsrules said...

Remember, CDs come in various sizes. Standard back then were like 128 MB, not a couple gigabytes like later games. ;)

Anonymous said...

It would be easier to do a video review instead of a written review.

Andi said...

It would still be great to hear some reviews! Similar to how you did the 4 Part thoughts on Secrets Can Kill.