Summary: It’s not hard to see why Her Interactive debuted the Nancy Drew series on Wii with
The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
, as it already had several mini-games built-in that translate well to the platform, especially the revamped cooking section. With Junior and Senior difficulty levels (and the latter actually providing a good challenge) and smart Wii-specific additions,
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
is an excellent addition to the Wii’s burgeoning adventure game...
Pros: The overhaul to the cooking section is a smart one and works well on the platform. It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s much more fun., The UI is more appealing than the original game’s, and easy to navigate on Wii., The mystery is genuinely good, and the Senior difficulty level provides a decent challenge.
Cons: This was already a slow-paced adventure game, and the extra few seconds of load time between screens slows it down even more. It can be excruciating at times., Inventory management is still a little awkward.
Wii Review - 'Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek'
1 May 2009
Summary: Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek finds Nancy far from home in the middle of the Canadian Rockies to investigate several suspicious accidents occurring at Chantal’s spooky Icicle Creek Lodge.
Conclusion: Nancy Drew’s console debut doesn’t make a huge splash, but it’s solid enough for fans that aren’t into PC gaming to take the series for a spin. The new Wii elements are nominal, and this mostly straight port seems like it belongs better on the PC. Still, the story is strong, a scalable level of challenge works well for younger or older players, and anyone who’s followed the digital adventures of Nancy Drew yet hasn’t played White Wolf will derive some enjoyment from the...
Excerpt: Nancy Drew has been a favorite of teenage girls for quite a few years. Nancy Drew the White Wolf of Icicle Creek (yes a very long name to say) plays in the same way Derek does. There is more interaction than in Derek, and it really feels like playing a choose your own adventure. Her Interactive was even gracious enough to leave the player a task list so they do not need to remember all the different clues, and/or what to do next.
Excerpt: Nancy Drew has too much time on her hands; she's ready to take on any mystery at a moment's notice. This time, the young sleuth is headed to the Great White North, where a series of escalating accidents has struck Icicle Creek Lodge. Some guests suffered food poisoning, one fell down the stairs, and most of the staff fled in fear. No one has been seriously injured yet, but an explosion lights up the sky just as Nancy arrives at the remote location.
Excerpt: The Nancy Drew series of mystery adventure games has been chugging along for quite a while on PCs, but the teen detective's latest adventure is her first to appear on consoles. It's not surprising that Nancy Drew and the White Wolf of Icicle Creek has landed on the Wii rather than other systems - its point-and-click, mouse-driven gameplay on the PC is a natural fit for the Wii Remote controller. All this aside, though, is White Wolf a good Wii game?