Reviews and Problems with Nancy Drew Alibi in Ashes
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A Fun Game, but Certainly Not the Best
Crafty Mom, Amazon
3 January 2013
Summary: I've played nearly every Nancy Drew game out there, and this one ranks somewhere near the bottom. It's not necessarily bad; it's just... forgettable. That being said, I'd buy it all over again because even a so-so Nancy Drew mystery is pretty darn fun. What I liked: - GRAPHICS: Nancy's house is beautiful. The characters are very detailed. I enjoyed poking around the various locations. PUZZLES: They weren't too difficult, but were still challenging enough to reel me in.
Summary: I am in high school, and I have been playing the Nancy Drew games since I was eight. I have played the whole Nancy Drew series, except for the original "Secrets Can Kill" and "Stay Tuned for Danger". I was mostly satisfied with this product. For the most part, the game-play was interesting, the dialogue was clever, and the puzzles were intriguing and pretty difficult. But, something was missing in this Nancy Drew game.
Summary: People have been pretty harsh so far, probably because HerInteractive have set themselves SUCH a high standard, and this game doesn't compare as well to others in the series. It does have some positives. I personally didn't find the character switching that bad, although having to go through Nancy to swap from Ned to Bess was frustrating. It was nice to see River Heights, would've loved to see more. Nancy's house is just amazing. I welcomed the auto driving this time!
Summary: This is probably one of my least favorite Nancy Drew games, and I've played them all. The puzzles are very easy. A lot of them can be completed by just pushing random buttons until you get it right. Previous games had tons of puzzles that involved a lot of work and the use of notes to keep track of everything. I didn't need to use a notebook at all for this game. That was probably the most disappointing part.