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Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Gumshoe game for girls overflows with clever conundrums.

Game Windows 2009
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Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games have a reputation for quality, and Resorting to Danger lives up to the franchise’s high standards. The narrative is engaging and features a cast of colorful characters such as a dour janitor, a moody mogul, and a pompous manager, all of whom are voiced enthusiastically by a talented cast of actors.

The activities are, by and large, a lot of fun -- especially the hidden object games. Finding a metal ingot, a key mold, a towel, a bucket of water, and smelting iron, then combining them in order to create a functional key that opens a hidden lock, for example, is a nice change of pace from traditional hidden object games that don’t offer players anything to do with the items they search for after they’re found. And while the matching games aren’t as habit forming as a blockbuster like Bejeweled, they’re engaging enough for the few times we have to play them. Nothing in the Resorting to Danger is particularly innovative, but everything has been polished to a fine shine.

Online interaction: Not an issue.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Her Interactive
  • Release date: August 25, 2009
  • Genre: Girl
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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