Nancy Drew spin-off retains the appeal of the main series.
Common Sense Media
6 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that the Nancy Drew Dossier series, of which Lights, Camera, Curses! Is the first installment, is a spin-off of Her Interactive's long-running Nancy Drew point-and-click adventure games. Gameplay has been adapted to cater to fans of casual PC downloadable games like Mystery Case Files , and involves more searching for items and figuring out how to use them in a scene. There are threats of violence, but none of it is ever acted upon.
Conclusion: I haven’t played enough casual games to guarantee a truly unique experience in Nancy Drew Dossier, but I can certainly say that it’s quite unlike any other game I’ve played, resulting in a surprisingly refreshing experience. If you’re looking for an adventure as fulfilling as Her Interactive’s regular series, move right along. Similarly, if you’re hooked on hidden object games and hoping Nancy delivers more of the same, there’s… uh… nothing to see here.