Summary: I read several other reviews and agree with the ones that say this game is a let down from other ND adventures. You are stuck inside a house and gardens and it rains constantly. The puzzles are such that I often didn't know what I was supposed to do or why. This is especially true if you take breaks between play and forget certain bits of information that are not recorded anywhere. I resorted to the walkthrough several times, which is unusual for these games.
Summary: I personally didn't like this game as much, I found it really confusing and its annoying how you have to go back and forth to the garden and house. Also its really dark, I wish things where a little brighter. Overall it was not my favorite and I would recommended a different one. I didn't even finish this game.
Summary: I must admin, this is one of the most creepy Nancy Drew game in the series. This is the 17th game in the series. Well, since this game is set in New orleans its gonna be weird. Rather if its voodoo, a creepy lady, etc. The plot in this game was ok, but it had way to many puzzles. I felt like i was solving puzzles the whole game instead of seaking the plot. In scary, this isnt one of the scariest nancy drew games.
Summary: I really like the Nancy Drew series of games. But this game seemed to be a little too repetitive with some of the puzzles, a lot of running back and forth. I played the expert level and it was harder than I expected. There is no way I would have known what to do without checking out the walkthrough. What I did like is that you get to play Bess for a while, which gives you a change of scenery.
Summary: Okay... I have played a few Nancy Drew games and enjoyed them, but not this one. First off, I thought the plot was extremely boring, not to mention the fact that you are just hurled into the mystery. There's not really an introduction to the story or the characters, you are just knocked out by the skeleton man and then bam, you have a house of extremely difficult puzzles you have to solve.
Summary: Okay, I want to start out by saying that I am a HUGE fan of ND games, and I've loved every one so far. However, this one, was simply not my favorite. Issues I had with it are: Lack of scenery. You can only go to a couple places, and they very quickly got old. Lack of good music. The music in this game uses the same theme over and over again. At one point I was forced to mute it, it got so unbearable.
Summary: Her Interactive has redeemed itself with this game. On the positive side, I enjoyed Bess' pluck, determination, and ingenuity -- and the fact that she had the opportunity to infilitrate a secret society (like Skull & Bones.) The game was well structured and interesting....and the graphics were superb.
Summary: This adventure has everything I look for in this type of game; a haunted house, a rainstorm (that you walk in and never get wet!), New Orleans and hints of voodoo. The characters are interesting, not annoying, and there are less phone calls than in other Nancy Drew games. I especially like the diorama that gives a miniature overview of the game sites. The problem is that many of the puzzles are not solvable.
Summary: I have played all of the Nancy Drew Games, and I wish that HER Interactive would find one formula of game play and STICK TO IT. In one game there may be many characters, several opportunities to die, challenging puzzles and many different locales to explore. In others, they stick to one basic location, very few characters and easy puzzles. This particular game falls into this category.