Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blackmoor Manor DVD

I powered through a large portion of Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor (DVD) yesterday.

It's an interesting game.  They made a number of changes for the DVD version, the most obvious of which is moving around. In the PC version, you just click left and right, and it takes you to a different screen.  In the DVD version, you move left and right, and a short scene of Nancy walking to the new area plays.

For example, if you're going down the stairs of the main hall, the camera moves down the steps. It looks like you're actually seeing things from Nancy's point of view, when she moves around.  There are a few areas where this results in you seeing things which were offscreen in the PC game, such as the ceilings, floors and backsides of things in Blackmoor.

Some of the puzzles have been removed, and others have been simplified.  I was most interested in the puzzles that were completely changed, such as Jane's card matching puzzle and the thirteen ghosts puzzle.  That's right!  The thirteen ghosts are in completely different locations in this game!  It was rather fun, finding all the newly-hidden ghosts.

...Then I got to the point where I was missing four ghosts, and it turned out that I had to check every single coat of arms to find them.  That got kind of boring, because 75% of the coat of arms didn't have ghosts.

I promised to do a video walkthrough for this game, and I intend to keep my promise!  ...Just as soon as I figure out how to record DVD footage.

47 comments:

GameOverTown said...

I always hated it when Jane said "you"ll have to play a game
with me first. It was really annoying, like the Please Prove You're Not a Robot you have to fill out every time you want to post a comment. I wonder if on the DVD version if I can
scare Mrs. drake in the middle of the night, I loved doing that. Thank god for the second chance button!

Louis Chandler said...

Gum Bo Fu

William D said...

This game sounds like a lot of fun. I kind of want to try it!
Louis?! o-o is it really you?????? O_O

Louis Chandler said...

Yes it isssssssssss

Louis Chandler said...

Dear Michael,

LEAVE THE MANSION NOW

Regards,
乚〇U亅乙 己ha冂阝乚ER

Anonymous said...

that's been the best comment on this blog since the entire month.

thank you louis chandler.

SO LONG LOSERS!

Louis Chandler said...

What a shame to have lost those papers... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N9tzuBtyjs&list=TLh5N2qaHuljQ

Louis Chandler said...

I just got out of jail Michael. I am coming for Nancy.

Louis Chandler said...

If you would like to know what is going to happen to Nancy, I suggest going here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGOvlEuT1R8&list=FL5H5RgHRBG4JCCY4frW2Row&index=4

William D said...

o-o I know who the villain for the Silent Spy is now! XDD

Louis Chandler said...

And for the murder of William D
HaHaHaHa

Louis Chandler said...

I'm kidding
I only want your money

Dwayne Powers said...

Louis Chandler!? I must confess that man has NO talent.

Detective Beech said...

Where's my journal?

Lisa Ostrum said...

Has anyone seen the pepper?

Taylor Sinclair said...

I expected it to be the tooth fairy.

Emily Griffen said...

Golly! Where's my share of the gold Louis?

Andy Jason said...

What did that do? Say Goodnight Nancy.

Shorty Thurmond said...

All I had to do was follow you.

Jane Penvellyn said...

I hate cages or boxes or whatever they are. Silly rubbish.

Jane Willoughby said...

It's been swell knowing ya

Lori Girard said...

Forget about Beech's journal, what about Abraham Lincoln's?

Joseph Hughes said...

Ahhhhhhhhh!
That light!!!

Elliot Chen said...

Where are the diamonds!?

Anonymous said...

The Cover Art for Silent Spy was just revealed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just in case you hadn't seen it yet...

Chase Relerford said...

I was just looking for oil!

Sonny Joon said...

Well, this has got to end before all the Aliens get us o-o All this negative energy is attracting you!!!

Sonny Joon said...

(Sorry talking to them *wink*)

Anonymous said...

^ Well, let's hope that everyone who read those comments has already beaten those games...

Victor Losset said...

Stay still. I want to electrocute you.

Brenda Carleton said...

Back to you, Jim.

Anonymous said...

I have beaten those games, actually. And SPY cover art has been revealed! I have been waiting so long! Ever since GOTH came out I've wanted to know. And now it's here!

-Lee (or Liana)

Rentaro Aihara said...

Nancy: Look familiar? It's been on this whole time.. I'll just push this button and I'll send everything you said to every voicemail box in the place.

Rentaro: No, don't,. ( puts finger in mouth instead of taking the remote that's right beside him)

Minette said...

Nobody fights like I do!

Nancy Drew said...

There's a reason

Big Island Mike Mapu said...

I owe too many people money. They don't understand my need for hamburgers.

Yanni Yolkstaia said...

But Lou is the bomber!

Renee Armande said...

I am going to take this skull. And I always fulfill my obligations.

Louis Chandler said...

Everything you know about my accident is a lie. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93830486

William D said...

They are coming for us, The Anunnaki, they are among us. Some are good and kind, but the ones here are... less than friendly...

Anonymous said...

i hope they get william d first. so tired of him

William D/Sonny Joon said...

XDD more silly sausages
How cute =3 (Whats that I hear? They want you first? Ok then =3 Besides, Im sonny Joon, Im friends with all aliens =3 XDD )

GameOverTown/Louis Chandler is awesome fan club for losers said...

LOUIS DOES NOT HAVE A BORING VOICE MICHAEL!!!!

William D said...

It's a very calm voice.

GameOverTown said...

Until he said so long losers

William D said...

XD true!

gamemaster468 said...

"I promised to do a video walkthrough for this game, and I intend to keep my promise! ...Just as soon as I figure out how to record DVD footage." Well, you have a capture card, right? Just use the capture card the same way you normaly do, only instead of recording video games, you're recording DVD footage. Or, if you want to do it the easy way, play the DVD on your computer, and record it using Fraps. That's what I do when I get footage from DVDs. Hope this helps. :)