The Haunting of Castle Malloy
First person view
As usual, the Nancy Drew game always has the same gameplay, even if there is any change, it only changes slightly to give some variety.
For example, usually Bes and George, Nancy's bestfriends, and Ned, Nancy's boyfriend are the one who always give some hints for Nancy. But this time, there is a fortune telling machine inside the castle that can give Nancy some hints.
Instead of using the cellphone, Nancy has to use the public phone, Nancy's diary is divided into several topics such as 'observation' 'suspect' 'clues', etc instead of being written as one story.
The puzzles in this game is too much, in my opinion. I start to feel that Nancy Drew is moving towards the puzzle solving genre instead of the adventure genre. Or was it always like this?
I start to forget since i have not play Nancy Drew for a long time. But even that does not make me loose my fun playing it. Nancy Drew has always been a great game to play. Although i must admit that the puzzles are quite hard sometimes, and i need a walkthrough to solve it.
Even with the hints given in the game, some puzzles or mini games just need a walkthrough to be able to solve it. The hints does not tell me the details but only what i should do next.
I am a bit surprised to hear some vocals were not compiled nicely enough. It was cut too soon before the next sentence.
This has never happen before in a Nancy Drew game.
As for the characters and character animation, ever since the Skull game, Nancy drew characters, especially their animation has improved tremendously. I even recommend the skull game of Nancy Drew for character animation study!