Excerpt: Every successful series in books, movies, television programs, or adventure games is grounded in a formula. There are certain elements – plot structure, character catchphrases, or action sequences, for example – that audiences come to expect from a series, often elements that become trademarks of what makes it so successful.
Fab fun as teen super-sleuth goes undercover at prep school.
Common Sense Media
22 August 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy is a fabulous mystery game set in an elite New England prep school for girls. Amid rumors and gossip that are typical of most high schools, Nancy must learn to make friends and discover the truth of who is causing harmful accidents to happen to the seniors vying for valedictorian.
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy review (PC)
5 February 2010
Excerpt: Perhaps the biggest problem isn't the limited nature of the building, though; it's the backtracking. When you first arrive, you'll make the rounds as you get acquainted with your new classmates. That takes a lot of time, since at first it can be easy to head down the wrong hallway and find yourself at a dead end.
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy - PC - Review
7 December 2009
Excerpt: It is amazing how a series that is this long-lived still manages to stay fresh. In her 21st computer adventure, Nancy is off to an all-girl boarding prep school. She will be impersonating a transfer student in her senior year. If you imagine that this is a situation rife with possibilities for high drama, girl style, you are so right. Her Interactive has landed a winner again.
Conclusion: Nancy and I have travelled quite a few miles together. To me her games have something of an old shoe feel, broken in and well worn, very comfortable and safe. But even so, sometimes the ageless sleuth still has the capacity to kick it up a notch and sparkle brighter than usual. When the basic formula is supplemented by inspired character interaction and regular weaknesses like make-work projects are toned down to manageable levels, these games are able to deliver a...
Excerpt: Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy is the 21st installment of the flagship point-and-click adventure game series from Her Interactive. The series is based on the Nancy Drew books, a celebrated franchise of mystery and adventure novels for young readers. This time, the game takes players into the snooty society of an exclusive private academy for girls, where the protagonist (Nancy Drew) must go undercover to learn who has been sending threatening letters to the...