History VideoGame / NancyDrew

2nd Dec '16 5:38:05 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: In ''Blackmoor Manor'' Jane claims she saw one sneaking into Linda's bedroom. Also counts as {{Foreshadowing}}; [[spoiler:Jane, the culprit, is lying to point suspicion away from herself, ''but'' sharp-eyed players will notice that Jane is the only character dressed in black. So she ends up playing this trope straight]].
28th Nov '16 9:16:49 PM Nicoaln
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** When you encounter the "Culprit" in Haunting of Castle Malloy. [[spoiler: She is a 70 year old feral woman who wordlessly reaches out to you and pushes you down a hole.]]
28th Nov '16 9:38:16 AM kataangluvr
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* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Nancy and her friends aren't show for most of the games. Nancy's friends do eventually get physical appearances and pictures for their contacts. Nancy, on the other hand, is never fully shown in any of the games. The audience is teased by the possibility of seeing her face, but we only get glimpses of it.
15th Nov '16 7:31:39 AM Nicoaln
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** The heating puzzle from ''Sea of Darkness'' is... not quite an electrical circuit puzzle. This prompts Nancy to say that it was the weirdest wiring panel she's ever seen.
13th Nov '16 7:27:51 PM Nicoaln
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** One case involves Nancy having to go into someone's briefcase, read his manuscript, and ask him a question about something mentioned in said manuscript. The question itself is so specific, he asks where you heard of it, and mention that you read it in a book, he'll (correctly) deduce you were poking around his belongings and game over.
1st Nov '16 10:06:25 PM ProfessorDetective
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Two additional games with a less immersive format, ''Lights, Camera, Curses!'' and ''Resorting To Danger'', have been released under the "Nancy Drew Dossier" heading.
Most of the the games are available on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} [[note]]Except for ''Secret Of Shadow Ranch'' , ''Stay Tuned For Danger'', ''Message in A Haunted Mansion'', ''Treasure in the Royal Tower'' and ''The Final Scene'' [[/note]], and a digital version of ''The Curse Of Blackmoor Manor'' is now available on [[http://www.gog.com/game/nancy_drew_curse_of_blackmoor_manor GOG.com]]. Big Fish Games has all releases from 2000-2014 (including the Dossiers).

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Two additional games with a less immersive format, ''Lights, Camera, Curses!'' and ''Resorting To Danger'', have been released under the "Nancy Drew Dossier" heading. \n Most of the the games are available on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} [[note]]Except for ''Secret Of Shadow Ranch'' , ''Stay Tuned For Danger'', ''Message in A Haunted Mansion'', ''Treasure in the Royal Tower'' and ''The Final Scene'' [[/note]], and a digital version of ''The Curse Of Blackmoor Manor'' is now available on [[http://www.gog.com/game/nancy_drew_curse_of_blackmoor_manor GOG.com]]. Big Fish Games has all releases from 2000-2014 (including the Dossiers).



** Similarly, in the early games, your voice actor says "Its ''locked''" in a very deadpan way. They kept this in future games, so many fans play a game of trying to find all the locked doors they can just so they can hear the "It's ''locked''." voice clip.

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** Similarly, in the early games, your voice actor says "Its "It's ''locked''" in a very deadpan way. They kept this in future games, so many fans play a game of trying to find all the locked doors they can just so they can hear the "It's ''locked''." voice clip.



** Most prominent in ''Thornton Hall'' where [[spoiler: carbon monoxide]] explains everything. ''Everything.'' Except for [[spoiler:the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI4_JPPL5-o multiple]] scenes you can get where Charlotte gets pissed at you and insta-kills you, forcing you to restart. And the 'HELP ME' message that carves itself into the fireplace -- at a point where it would be impossible for the villain to have done so -- and then disappears. And Nancy Drew's name appearing out of nowhere on one of the crypt's gravestones, in a place where any fumes from the faulty furnace would be easily dispersed. And we never do learn what sparked the climactic fire that destroys Thornton Hall]].

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** Most prominent in ''Thornton Hall'' where [[spoiler: carbon monoxide]] explains everything. ''Everything.'' Except for [[spoiler:the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI4_JPPL5-o multiple]] scenes you can get where Charlotte gets pissed at you and insta-kills instakills you, forcing you to restart. And the 'HELP ME' message that carves itself into the fireplace -- at a point where it would be impossible for the villain to have done so -- and then disappears. And Nancy Drew's name appearing out of nowhere on one of the crypt's gravestones, in a place where any fumes from the faulty furnace would be easily dispersed. And we never do learn what sparked the climactic fire that destroys Thornton Hall]].



* OpeningTheFloodgates: Nancy can die this way in ''Ghost Dogs'' if [[spoiler: you don't drain the water-tank where the gold is hidden first.]]
* OptionalTrafficLaws: ''Trail of the Twister'', wherein you can cause ten-car pileups without any penalty. Until your health meter runs out, and you get a GoodNewsBadNews screen.

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* OpeningTheFloodgates: Nancy can die this way in ''Ghost Dogs'' if [[spoiler: you don't drain the water-tank water tank where the gold is hidden first.]]
* OptionalTrafficLaws: ''Trail of the Twister'', wherein you can cause ten-car pileups pile-ups without any penalty. Until your health meter runs out, and you get a GoodNewsBadNews screen.



** In the novel of ''Stay Tuned,'' for example, Nancy defeated the culprit by tackling [[spoiler:him]] and fighting [[spoiler:him]] till the police arrive. But that wouldn't make a good ending for a puzzle game, so the finale was made more puzzley (and, sadly, less awesome).

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** In the novel of ''Stay Tuned,'' for example, Nancy defeated the culprit by tackling [[spoiler:him]] and fighting [[spoiler:him]] till the police arrive. But that wouldn't make a good ending for a puzzle game, so the finale was made more puzzley Puzzley (and, sadly, less awesome).



* RousseauWasRight: In ''Kapu Cave'', the culprits weren't bad people, they just had some financial problems and were ''quite'' smart in forming their plan. [[spoiler:They also turn themselves in right away - and according to your monologue, it takes awhile for the authorities to figure out ''what'' to charge them with]]. This is subverted, though, if you fail the last puzzle; [[spoiler: they will quite happily leave you to die in an underground cavern]].

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* RousseauWasRight: In ''Kapu Cave'', the culprits weren't bad people, they just had some financial problems and were ''quite'' smart in forming their plan. [[spoiler:They also turn themselves in right away - and according to your monologue, it takes awhile a while for the authorities to figure out ''what'' to charge them with]]. This is subverted, though, if you fail the last puzzle; [[spoiler: they will quite happily leave you to die in an underground cavern]].
1st Nov '16 9:57:21 PM ProfessorDetective
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A series of DRM-free AdventureGames based on the ''NancyDrew'' novels, released mostly for the PC by [=HerInteractive=] starting in 1998. The company typically releases two new games a year, to much critical acclaim. In 2016, release of [[spoiler: ''Midnight In Salem'']] has been delayed due to an overhaul of the game engine.

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A series of DRM-free AdventureGames based on the ''NancyDrew'' novels, released mostly for the PC by [=HerInteractive=] starting in 1998. The company typically releases two new games a year, to much critical acclaim. In 2016, the release of [[spoiler: ''Midnight In Salem'']] has been delayed due to an overhaul of the game engine.
1st Nov '16 2:28:03 PM dotheroar
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** ''Curse of Blackmoor Manor'' has a few with the variety of deaths for Loulou the talking parrot. These can turn into BlackComedy since, you know, these lines are her FamousLastWords.

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** ''Curse of Blackmoor Manor'' has a few with the variety of deaths for Loulou the talking parrot. These can turn into BlackComedy since, you know, these lines are her his FamousLastWords.
26th Oct '16 8:33:37 AM kataangluvr
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* StalkerShrine: In ''Ransom of the Seven Ships'', Nancy finds all sorts of references to her old cases such as newspapers and a US map with certain areas marked. [[spoiler:Considering that the culprit is one of the first people she arrested, of course he's been keeping tabs on her.]]
20th Oct '16 5:54:22 PM kataangluvr
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** ''Curse of Blackmoor Manor'' has a few with the variety of deaths for Loulou the talking parrot. These can turn into BlackComedy since, you know, these lines are her FamousLastWords.
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