History YMMV / NancyDrew

23rd Jul '17 4:13:01 PM nombretomado
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* J.B. Lewis, another YouTuber, has been performing [[https://www.youtube.com/user/thetopcrusader2/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=12&view=50 several Nancy Drew LPs to date.]]

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* J.B. Lewis, another YouTuber, [=YouTuber=], has been performing [[https://www.youtube.com/user/thetopcrusader2/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=12&view=50 several Nancy Drew LPs to date.]]
12th Jul '17 12:43:11 PM dolphinvisionquest
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*** All of the music in ''Stay Tuned For Danger'' is pretty much amazing. The use of vibraphone and upright bass creates a brilliant noir-jazz vibe throughout the game, which is especially cool to hear when sneaking at night.
** ''Message In A Haunted Mansion'' is home to supernatural piano music of highest quality. Some songs like "MHM", the theme, or "Attic" are downright creepy. "Abby's Room" is meanwhile one of the most beautiful in the games.


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** ''Treasure In The Royal Tower'' has some truly awesome wintry, baroque-like music. Also, there's harpsichord in it. What more could you want? Special mention also goes to the theme song "TRT" and the music in the library.
** ''The Captive Curse'' has some of the best music in the series. "Girls" is nearly perfect. Mournful piano and strings at their best. "Mystery" is also awesome for evoking the atmosphere of the game so well.
** ''Ransom Of The Seven Ships'' maybe didn't have the best music but "Toro" by itself is a fabulous tragic guitar piece, very fitting for the story of El Toro.
** The music in ''The Haunting Of Castle Malloy'' can veer into some atmospheric, seriously beautiful territory. "Fiona" in particular, which is very haunting and sad.
** ''Curse Of Blackmoor Manor'' is full of shadowy medieval beauty.
24th Jun '17 7:31:25 AM Argon2
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* MemeticBadass: It's a pretty common joke among fans that "Nancy can do by herself what it takes two Hardy Boys to accomplish." Considering the people she's put away, it's not that far off.

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* MemeticBadass: It's a pretty common joke among fans that "Nancy can do by herself what it takes two Hardy Boys to accomplish." Considering all the people she's put away, it's not that far off.



* KarmaHoudini: Charleena never gets any comeuppance for plagiarizing a plotline from Lori, [[spoiler:as the latter's life is in shambles after the events of ''Last Train'']].



* UnintentionallySympathetic: The culprit in ''Sea of Darkness'' [[spoiler: is a JerkassWoobie who was treated as an outsider because he was born outside of town... not more than ''a mile''. That alone resulted in a lot of the locals treating him like he was an outsider. This is sadly TruthInTelevision for small towns, and can make his desire to try and get ''out'' of the town seem kind of excusable. That said, it doesn't justify how he went into traditional "Culprit" territory when he [[AxCrazy threatened Nancy with an axe]] and left her and Magnus behind to freeze in an ice cave]].

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: The culprit in ''Sea of Darkness'' [[spoiler: is a JerkassWoobie who was treated as an outsider because he was born outside of town... not more than ''a mile''. That alone resulted in a lot of the locals treating him like he was an outsider. This is sadly TruthInTelevision for small towns, and can make his desire to try and get ''out'' of the town seem kind of excusable. That said, it doesn't justify how he went into traditional "Culprit" territory when he [[AxCrazy threatened Nancy with an axe]] and left her and Magnus behind to freeze in an ice cave]].]].
20th May '17 1:03:17 AM PurpleWarrior13
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!! Tropes in the movie include:

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!!Tropes in the 1938-39 movie series include:
* SoBadItsGood: Some fans' view of this series, given the campy tone, and Nancy's more ditzy personality. There's a scene in ''The Hidden Staircase'' where she squeals in fright at the sight of a frog.

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!! Tropes in the 2007 movie include:
20th May '17 12:55:40 AM PurpleWarrior13
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** A lot of hardcore fans dislike the 50s/60s rewrites of the first 34 volumes, finding them to be bowdlerized, sanitized, condensed, and featuring less character development, and poorer writing. The biggest complaint is that Nancy is no longer as "tough" as she once was, and that she acts far too proper, polite, and traditionally ladylike in the updated versions. These versions did remove the racist stereotypes often present in the original books, but some think they went too far in their [[ChangingTheMinority "whitewashing"]] of almost all minority characters altogether. It doesn't help that the original versions of the first 34 volumes are mostly out-of-print and difficult to find, while the revised versions are still very widely available.
12th May '17 8:25:43 PM Repo
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** Fox and Geese in ''White Wolf of Icicle Creek'' is notoriously difficult. Made worse by how tedious and arbitrary it feels (being imposed by a suspect to receive their aid, when he could just as easily simply help Nancy)

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** Fox and Geese in ''White Wolf of Icicle Creek'' is notoriously difficult. Made worse by how tedious and arbitrary it feels (being imposed by a suspect seeing as you have to receive their aid, when he could beat it *several times* for a fairly forced reason. It just comes off as easily simply help Nancy)badly done padding
23rd Apr '17 12:17:49 PM Repo
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* ThatOnePuzzle: Fox and Geese in ''White Wolf of Icicle Creek''.
** And the Wire Portrait puzzle in ''Shadow at the Water's Edge'', as well as the Master Sudoku. Not only that, but it's not limited to Senior Detective (i.e. Hard) level. You have to solve ''five connected sudoku puzzles'' on Junior Detective level - ''easy''.
*** One of the final puzzles in "Ransom of the Seven Ships" involves seven hourglasses that must be flipped over at VERY specific times. You only get two chances to do it correctly. Players will be using the Second Chance feature A LOT.

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* ThatOnePuzzle: Almost every Nancy Drew game tends to have *at least* one. However, some stand out as significantly worse than others:
** In ''The Legend of the Crystal Skull'', tracking down the various Gravestones is notoriously tedious. Nancy receives vague riddles and has to look through a ledger (filled with several hundreds) of names, with no clear direction of what to find. Eventually, the player will realize that [[spoiler: the names being searched for are Puns, like "Constance Norring" or "Manny Kin."]] *However*, even knowing this, you have to flip through hundreds of pages, then run outside and find the grave, receive a new riddle, then run back inside to use the ledger again. It's not even challenging as much as it is tedious and time-consuming.
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Fox and Geese in ''White Wolf of Icicle Creek''.
Creek'' is notoriously difficult. Made worse by how tedious and arbitrary it feels (being imposed by a suspect to receive their aid, when he could just as easily simply help Nancy)
** And One of the final puzzles in "Ransom of the Seven Ships" involves seven hourglasses that must be flipped over at VERY specific times. You only get two chances to do it correctly. Players will be using the Second Chance feature A LOT.
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Wire Portrait puzzle in ''Shadow at the Water's Edge'', as well as the Master Sudoku.Sudoku and the Giant Nanogram (particularly on Senior Detective). Not only that, but it's not limited to Senior Detective (i.e. Hard) level. You have to solve ''five connected sudoku puzzles'' on Junior Detective level - ''easy''.
*** One of the final puzzles in "Ransom of the Seven Ships" involves seven hourglasses that must be flipped over at VERY specific times. You only get two chances to do it correctly. Players will be using the Second Chance feature A LOT.
''easy''.
20th Mar '17 2:24:41 PM Sark0TAG
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* J.B. Lewis, another YouTuber, has been performing [[https://www.youtube.com/user/thetopcrusader2/playlists?sort=dd&shelf_id=12&view=50 several Nancy Drew LPs to date.]]
28th Feb '17 9:01:42 AM PurpleWarrior13
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* ArchivePanic: Almost 500 books have been written featuring the character. Have fun!
28th Feb '17 8:51:50 AM PurpleWarrior13
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** The original versions of the first 34 volumes. The first 26 were reprinted by Applewood Books in the early 90s, but only the first 6 volumes remain in print.
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