Thoughts on Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek

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The White Wolf of Icicle Creek: A great game, and not just for kids!The White Wolf of Icicle Creek: A great game, and not just for kids!ACG has just published my review of the the latest Nancy Drew game, so go check it out if you're a fan of graphical adventure games. I think you'll be quite surprised at how difficult and challenging this new game is compared to most of their older games; one puzzles is almost as hard as the infamous slime puzzle in The 7th Guest!

Of course, there's always a "Junior Detective" mode for inexperienced gamers, but the Senior Mode is sure to give your brain a workout. I also loved the story and the characters. Indeed, the only problem I had with the game was the relative lack of music. The earlier Nancy Drew game Danger on Deception Island had amazing, amazing music, and I keep hoping that each new game will match it.

At any rate, I highly recommend this game--it's one of the best Nancy Drew games so far, and definitely not "dumbed down" in the least. If nothing else, you'll enjoy getting to know Isis the wolf, who is one of the coolest critters I've yet encountered in a GAG.

One suggestion (as though Her Interactive would ever read this!): Please consider including a Nancy Drew novel with each game (this was done with a few of the earlier titles and compilations). It's worked very well for the Agatha Christie games and is tremendous value-add.

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yakumo9275
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I saw this on the top of the

I saw this on the top of the amazon chart and was kinda 'WTF?'

Think i'll pass tho.

Wondreing when we will see all the enid blyton books turned into sad point n click games....

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Do the Drew

I think a book pack-in is always a great idea. I liked it with Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and I like the same concept with Nancy Drew. Hey, Matt, did you see the movie yet? Looks like it didn't do too well...

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Matt Barton
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Nancy Drew movies
Bill Loguidice wrote:

I think a book pack-in is always a great idea. I liked it with Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and I like the same concept with Nancy Drew. Hey, Matt, did you see the movie yet? Looks like it didn't do too well...

No, I haven't seen it. Actually, I'm dreading it. I think it'd take a very talented director and an exhausting casting process to really pull it off right. I was hoping they'd select the young woman from the movie Bridge to Teribithia. From what I've heard and read, this director just didn't have a clue. Looks like a pretty raw attempt to harvest the Nancy Drew trademark and draw in a few hardcore fans, that's it.

It's really a shame, because I think if the movie were done right, it could be a long series (at least as long as the Harry Potter movies). I think if I were doing it, I'd set it in the 1930s and start with the classic Nancy Drew novels. That way, you could have the benefit of attracting people to the different time period, and people enjoy historical stuff. I'd also play up just how liberated Nancy is compared to most women of the era.

Alas, I'm not a director. Needless to say, I could do a better job than most of those idiots that, God only knows how, managed to get themselves into a chair.

I do plan to eventually see it, though I may end up waiting for the DVD.

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