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25 November 2011
Conclusion: While it’s been nice to travel the world in the past, I had a great time learning about Nancy’s home town and her place in it. Being such a renowned do-gooder hasn’t made Nancy quite as many supporters as you would think, which is an interesting insight into a character that you usually don’t learn much about.
Solve Nancy's latest mystery with help from her friends.
Common Sense Media
20 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes is a mystery game about the famous literary detective, Nancy Drew. Unlike previous Nancy Drew games, in this one you spend much of your time playing as Nancy's friends, since Nancy is in jail charged with arson. Players can explore the game at two levels of difficulty, as Senior or Junior Detective. No matter which mode is selected, though, puzzles are challenging and can't be skipped.
Excerpt: Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes is the 25th game in Her Interactive's long-running series of point-and-click adventure games based on the Nancy Drew franchise. Though billed by the company as the "Special 25th Edition" release, this landmark title does not inspire the series' earlier nostalgic entries such as Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock; instead, the game is a fairly typical entry for the series with only a singular major innovation—the ability in the early parts of...
Excerpt: While participating with her friends Ned, Bess and George in “The Clues Challenge”, a week-long puzzle competition in Nancy's home town of River Heights, Nancy finds herself in the vicinity when the town hall mysteriously goes up in flames. Arrested by the police and detained as the main suspect, Nancy must now fight to prove her innocence, as her friends rally round to help uncover the true culprit and reveal the motive for the crime.