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Nancy Drew: Shadow At The Water's Edge Reviewed
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Macworld has posted a new review of TransGaming's Nancy Drew: Shadow At The Water's Edge. In the mystery game players step into the sleuthing shoes of Nancy Drew as she works to unravel the secrets of a haunted Japanese inn.

From the review:

As with other games in the series, Shadow at the Water’s Edge offers players the option to play as a junior or senior detective, which affects the level of difficulty. To maneuver through the game, players must point and click to explore their surroundings and zoom in on potential clues. You must also guide Nancy through interactions with other characters, and can choose her responses and questions. Careful, though, too harsh of an interrogation can lead to a game over. Nancy has several useful tools at her disposal; a camera cell phone, backpack for storing clues, and a to-do list are all accessible via icons at the bottom of the screen. These and other aspects of the game play are thoroughly explained during an in-depth tutorial at the start of the mystery.

One of my favorite aspects of the game takes place in the “culture room” where the grandmother character of the inn assigns various challenges related to Japanese traditions. Here, players not only learn skills like the art of Japanese katakana, but also find books and pamphlets explaining the importance of these traditions in Japan. Puzzles and challenges pop up at other places in the game as well, and while they aren’t exclusively cultural games, Japanese culture is a theme woven throughout Shadow at the Water’s Edge.
Read the full review at the link below.

Macworld: Nancy Drew Shadow At The Water's Edge Review
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