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What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Nancy uses bobby pins to open locked doors and containers in the course of her investigation. People associated with the film have various motives for sabotaging it, including jealousy, greed, and revenge.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the Nancy Drew Dossier series, of which Lights, Camera, Curses! Is the first installment, is a spin-off of Her Interactive's long-running Nancy Drew point-and-click adventure games. Gameplay has been adapted to cater to fans of casual PC downloadable games like Mystery Case Files, and involves more searching for items and figuring out how to use them in a scene. There are threats of violence, but none of it is ever acted upon. Nancy frequently uses bobby pin to break into peoples' offices and open locked boxes under the pretext of gathering evidence for her case.
Is It Any Good?
Her Interactive's Nancy Drew games have a reputation for great production values and solid mystery stories that can be enjoyed by young and old players alike, and Lights, Camera, Curses! is no exception. Atmospheric music, attractive graphics, and competent voice acting (the actress for Nancy Drew reprises her role here) complement a set of challenging and creative inventory puzzles and mini-games that make sense within the context of the story.
As well, Nancy Drew continues to be a great role model for younger female gamers. Multiple endings, which are based on how many points players earn throughout the game, make a good case for replaying the game more than once.
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