A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Nancy is a great role model because she is clever and resourceful.
Violence & Scariness
Bombs explode in the distance.
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Based on the Nancy Drew book series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Nancy gets into scary situations, including being trapped by an avalanche and witnessing bomb explosions. The game provides you with a "redo" so that any time you make a fatal mistake, you're automatically brought back in time to the spot before you made the wrong decision. Because several of the puzzles are quite challenging, even when played on the "Easy" level, the game is best for ages 9 and up.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of mystery games and of Nancy Drew will enjoy this new installment. As usual, the visuals are stunning. And players no longer have to worry about taking risks: If you choose a fatal path, the game automatically restores you to the point before the bad decision.
But this game isn't quite as good as some of the earlier installments. Being the maid and cook imposes limitations because you have to cook three times a day at specific times and clean the guests' rooms every morning. Your ability to investigate is further hampered by the Canadian temperature, which can be so cold that, at times, you can't venture outside and have to wait. But these limitations don't distract much from the enjoyment of solving this complicated mystery -- with two levels of difficulty, this mystery game will appeal to kids as young as age 9.
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