History YMMV / NancyDrew

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.
4th Feb '17 11:36:49 AM legoking831
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** ''Stay Tuned for Danger'' had one of the most infamous final puzzles in the whole series.You have a panel with eight buttons, and you must figure out which sequence of buttons is the right one. Only it's a trial-and-error puzzle, so you don't know what the combination is. If you hit a wrong button, you have to start over. Sounds straightforward, right? ...Except it's a ''time-limited puzzle!'' If you don't solve it in time, you have to face a rather NightmareFuel inducing death scene as the culprit slowly approaches you with an agonizingly devilish look. Okay, just use Second Chance and start the combination where you left off, right? ...The puzzle is '''[[UpToEleven RANDOMLY GENERATED.]]''' The entire thing almost completely boils down to if you're lucky enough to hit the right combination with only one or two mistakes, and if you mess up on the seventh button, just forget it. What's worse is that each difficulty decreases the amount of time you have to solve this puzzle. If you went on Master Detective, ''good luck.'' This puzzle frustrated so many players that Her Interactive actually released a patch that increased the amount of time you had to solve the puzzle.
10th Dec '16 7:34:03 PM Nicoaln
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** While the game is seen as the weak point of the series, "Ransom of the Seven Ships" is when the animation started to become ''notably'' more thorough, although it became much more notable around "Warnings at Waverly Academy" when speaking to the eager Leela, who moves around a bit while talking to you about her games. Just compare the most recent pre-Unity (Sea of Darkness) to even Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon (which still features somewhat plastic looking people)
10th Dec '16 7:21:48 PM Nicoaln
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** ''Treasure in the Royal Tower'' was where the series first found its groove, with the great setting, excellent puzzles, and some of the most memorable characters in the series. (Hotchkiss, of course!)

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** ''Treasure in the Royal Tower'' was where the series first found its groove, with the great setting, excellent puzzles, and some of the most memorable characters in the series. (Hotchkiss, of course!)course!) Additionally, the voice acting started adding some more emotion, compare them to Nancy's deadpan [[https://youtu.be/8lCd1nZW-Pk?t=2m39s "Fire!"]] in Message in a Haunted Mansion.


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** [[https://youtu.be/8lCd1nZW-Pk?t=2m39s "Fire"]].


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* NarmCharm: "It's ''locked''."
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