History VideoGame / NancyDrew

21st Apr '16 11:12:24 AM sparkles38
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* GrumpyOldMan: Red Knott in ''Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake'', Gunnar Tonnisson in ''Sea of Darkness''.

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* GrumpyOldMan: Bill Pappas in ''Stay Tuned for Danger'', Red Knott in ''Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake'', Gunnar Tonnisson in ''Sea of Darkness''.
17th Apr '16 11:55:26 AM Wynne101
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** One of the bad guys on the slot machine in ''Secret of Shadow Ranch'', El Diablo, is half of another pair of star-crossed lovers from the backstory of ''Message in a Haunted Mansion''.
19th Mar '16 1:28:51 PM tatiana
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** And in one of ''Thornton'''s multiple endings, you can leave the BigBad, [[spoiler: a thief and murderer, whose lies have ruined Harper's life, to die in a fire -- akin to the one [[DeathByIrony she caused]].]] The following ending is treated as bittersweet [[spoiler: even if you chose to save everyone else]]. The game's stance is that, [[spoiler: whether the murderer deserved to die or not, You will feel bad that you essentially killed someone, and your feelings are important, even if Clara's life isn't]].

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** And Deconstructed somewhat in one of ''Thornton'''s ''Thornton''s multiple endings, you can leave the BigBad, [[spoiler: a thief and murderer, whose lies have ruined Harper's life, to die in a fire -- akin to the one [[DeathByIrony she caused]].]] The following ending is treated as bittersweet [[spoiler: even if you chose to save everyone else]]. The game's stance is that, [[spoiler: whether the murderer deserved to die or not, You [[YouBastard you will feel bad that you essentially essentially]] ''[[YouBastard killed someone, someone]]'', and your feelings are important, even if Clara's life isn't]].
1st Feb '16 8:34:18 AM dmcreif
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** Veers into FridgeLogic, especially when characters don't call you out about their missing possession. For example, you have to steal the director's script in ''Labyrinth of Lies''. Which has all the lighting cues in it, as well as the weighs of the flies and a code for the stage lift. And you do this on ''opening night.'' [[spoiler: And since the show is the cover for an elaborate heist, this is a ''very'' important document - and you carry it around for almost the entire game. Unless the director has extra copies of his script or has a photographic memory, this is a big oversight.]]
26th Jan '16 1:54:47 PM Gravidef
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: The culprit, Joe]] in ''The Final Scene''. [[spoiler: This person]] treats Maya well despite kidnapping her, and committed the crime in a desperately misguided attempt to keep the theater open.
25th Jan '16 9:26:14 AM Gravidef
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* AsYouKnow: ''Alibi in Ashes'' has to rely on this a lot, as the game takes place in River Heights, where Nancy and her friends have always lived. ''They'' have a lot of information about the people in town, but the ''player'' doesn't, so Nancy, Bess, George, and Ned end up making comments such as "Remember--Deirdre's always had it in for you!" or "Remember all of those times that Brenda did something crazy to get a story?" throughout a lot of the game.



** Her Interactive also held a contest to get your picture put in ''Secrets can kill'' remastered as students in the high school. Arglefumph (one of the most famous Lets Players of the series) was one of the contest winners.

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** Her Interactive also held a contest to get your picture put in ''Secrets can kill'' Can Kill'' remastered as students in the high school. Arglefumph (one of the most famous Lets Players of the series) was one of the contest winners.


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* FriendlyEnemies: In ''Alibi in Ashes'', Deirdre is ultimately this toward Nancy. She admits that she hates the teen detective--but she doesn't ''hate'' hate her, and in fact enjoys disliking her so much. Nancy seems to return the favor.
20th Jan '16 8:38:12 PM nombretomado
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Most of the the games are available on {{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]].

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Most of the the games are available on {{Steam}} 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]].
15th Jan '16 8:10:32 AM dmcreif
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* BadBoss: '''Minette.''' She's gone through three assistants, and after playing ''Design,'' you'll understand why.

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* BadBoss: '''Minette.''' '''Minette''' from ''Danger by Design''. She's gone through three assistants, and after playing ''Design,'' you'll understand why.



* CallingYourAttacks: Played realistically. At the end of ''Danger By Design'', [[spoiler:Minette]]'s insistence on calling their attacks makes the culprit easier to defeat. In fact, the Ichi-Do book that you read beforehand politely points out that this trope is the "only weakness" of the style.

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* CallingYourAttacks: Played realistically. At the end of ''Danger By Design'', [[spoiler:Minette]]'s insistence on calling their her attacks makes the culprit her easier to defeat. In fact, the Ichi-Do book that you read beforehand politely points out that this trope is the "only weakness" of the style.
15th Jan '16 8:07:33 AM dmcreif
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* BadLiar: In a ''Design'' game over sequence, your response to being arrested in an underground tunnel network is 'So this ''isn't'' the way to the Eiffel Tower?' ([[RuleOfFunny Normally]], though, you're a pretty good liar- unless the plot requires otherwise.)

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* BadLiar: In a ''Design'' ''Danger by Design'' game over sequence, your response to being arrested in an underground tunnel network is 'So this ''isn't'' the way to the Eiffel Tower?' ([[RuleOfFunny Normally]], though, you're a pretty good liar- unless the plot requires otherwise.)



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: While sneaking around and lying to people are perfectly acceptable tactics, neglecting any sort of real-life safety tip (leaving the iron on, not wearing a helmet or life jacket) will ''always'' get you fired or killed so fast it's funny.

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: While sneaking around and lying to people are perfectly acceptable tactics, neglecting any sort of real-life safety tip (leaving your hotel room without turning off the iron on, iron, not wearing a helmet or life jacket) will ''always'' get you fired or killed so fast it's funny.[[RuleOfFunny hilarious]].



* ComplexityAddiction: '''Everyone''' in the Blackmoor family -- every [[spoiler:second heir]], at least. So, let's say you want your family to keep something secret. ''Forever.'' How do you make sure this happens? Well, if you're like Randulf, the first Blackmoor, you [[spoiler:first build a giant castle out in the middle of nowhere, with multiple hidden compartments and secret rooms, some of which will kill whoever goes through them in the wrong order. And then leave in said castle a hint about how to get through said secret rooms and reach it. Done? Okay, good. Now get your intelligent grandson, and tell him about the secret and where the hint is. Then see that he creates ''another'' layer of security on top of your own secret passageways to protect the secret and keep it safe, and insist that he leave a sufficiently cryptic hint about how to get through said layer. Then ask that he does the same thing with ''his'' grandchild. Now get the UndyingLoyalty of another completely unrelated family, tell them about your plan, swear them to secrecy about said plan, and make them promise to train their heirs as mentors and teachers to your own, so that even if a future Blackmoor heir is orphaned, someone will always be around to initiate them into the Blackmoor legacy and help them keep said secret.]] The Blackmoor treasure stayed hidden for ''centuries,'' and [[ThanatosGambit everyone involved played their parts to a T- even the people who were born long after Randulf's death.]]

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* ComplexityAddiction: '''Everyone''' in the Blackmoor family -- every [[spoiler:second heir]], at least. So, let's say you want your family to keep something secret. ''Forever.'' How do you make sure this happens? Well, if you're like Randulf, the first Blackmoor, you [[spoiler:first build a giant castle out in the middle of nowhere, with multiple hidden compartments and secret rooms, some of which will kill whoever goes through them in the wrong order. And then leave in said castle a hint about how to get through said secret rooms and reach it. Done? Okay, good. Now get when your intelligent grandson, and grandson comes along, tell him about the secret and where the hint is. Then see that he creates ''another'' layer of security on top of your own secret passageways to protect the secret and keep it safe, and insist that he leave a sufficiently cryptic hint about how to get through said layer. Then ask that he does the same thing with ''his'' grandchild. Now get the UndyingLoyalty of another completely unrelated family, tell them about your plan, swear them to secrecy about said plan, and make them promise to train their heirs as mentors and teachers to your own, so that even if a future Blackmoor heir is orphaned, someone will always be around to initiate them into the Blackmoor legacy and help them keep said secret.]] The Blackmoor treasure stayed hidden for ''centuries,'' and [[ThanatosGambit everyone involved played their parts to a T- even the people who were born long after Randulf's death.]]



* ContinuityNod: In ''Alibi in Ashes'', Brenda Carlton says that the fire at Town Hall is the biggest thing to happen since "Old Man Crowley's will was found," a reference to the very first Nancy Drew book (which was also adapted into a game), ''The Secret of the Old Clock.''

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* ContinuityNod: In ''Alibi in Ashes'', Brenda Carlton says that the fire at Town Hall is the biggest thing to happen since "Old Old Man Crowley's will was found," found, a reference to the very first Nancy Drew book (which was also adapted into a game), ''The Secret of the Old Clock.''



** Although in ''Creature of Kapu Cave,'' you can freely walk around inside the caverns of a volcano and beside rivers of magma with no ill effects at all.

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** Although Played straight in ''Creature of Kapu Cave,'' where you can freely walk around inside the caverns of a volcano and beside rivers of magma with no ill effects at all.
3rd Jan '16 6:15:24 AM Rain-dancer
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Most of the the games are available on {{Steam}} [[note]]Except for ''Shadow Ranch''[[/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]].

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Most of the the games are available on {{Steam}} [[note]]Except for ''Shadow Ranch''[[/note]], ''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]].
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