One of my favorite early stories about young detective Nancy Drew, which saw the light in 2001, becoming the fourth game of the future huge series of games. And for the most part, my love is based on the setting of the game. Nancy goes on vacation to a beautiful old castle located somewhere in Wisconsin, but right away everything starts to go wrong: a heavy snowfall cuts the castle from the rest of the world, some otherworldly things begin to happen in the castle, and also a mysterious appears from nowhere thief. And of course, our beloved red-haired detective will have to deal with these troubles, while also fulfilling many tasks given by the inhabitants of the castle. The walls of the castle keep many secrets, during the game, almost every character can be a suspect, so you need to carefully listen to the dialogs and watch them. Everyone here is very fond of chatting and loading Nancy with draft work. That is precisely this, in my opinion, is the only drawback of the game, all too often we have to be a postman, carrying out the tasks “take it there, bring it here” This is especially abused by the local castle manager, who literally terrorizes the girl with errands. And she has to be a bricklayer, and an electrician, and a plumber, and a carpenter, and many others.
The very monumentality of the castle, its richness in historical spirit, already determines the pace and mood of the plot. A measured leisurely investigation, secrets around every corner, treasures, secret motives behind the sly smiles of the characters, logical puzzles and unexpected surprises. The scenery of the castle is made in a very strict architectural style, with all these spiral staircases, beautiful paintings on the walls, weighty wooden furniture, bearing the burden of centuries lived. It is very pleasant to be in such an environment, the study of locations is carried out in a fascinating style, you are constantly discovering something new. The puzzles here are quite demanding on the mental abilities of the player and require attention and perseverance, but they are very logical, and they fit into the local environment quite qualitatively. The characters are also quite bright, there are no any passing heroes inscribed only for quantity, each has a role.
Developer: HeR Interactive
Publisher: HeR Interactive
Release Date: 20 Aug, 2001
Genre: Adventure, Point Click
- OS: Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
- Processor: 166 MHz or greater Pentium or equivalent class CPU
- Memory: 16 MB RAM
- Graphics: 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible graphics video card
- Storage: 150 MB available space
- Sound Card: 16-Bit DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card