I was selected by Her Interactive to be an AmbassadHer and received the game – Shadow at the Water’s Edge, part of the Nancy Drew series. This game works with both PC and MAC. I love Nancy Drew and have played a number of games and read many of the books. I have also been able to share this love with my bonus daughter and cannot wait to share them with Big J & Little J when they are bigger of course. Big J will watch me play now, but sometimes it can be a little scary so I do not let her watch that often.
In the 23rd game of the series Nancy Drew heads to Japan to where she is staying at a traditional ryokan (inn) for a little R&R with Bess & George. (For anyone new to Nancy Drew, Bess & George are Nancy’s best girlfriends.) When reports of a vengeful ghost start scaring away guests, Nancy’s vacation takes a turn into terror!
Playing as Nancy Drew you will immerse yourself in Japanese culture by learning about origami, tea ceremonies and calligraphy. (So far I have tried my hand at calligraphy, it is tough!) I actually love the little side games that you can play in the Nancy Drew games; it keeps things interesting and adds a little change to the game.
One of the best features, I think, in Nancy Drew games is the ability to automatically try again if you make a fatal mistake. This allows players to take certain risks and try different things in the game without worrying that they will have to start from the beginning again. You also have the ability to choose from two different difficulty levels, Senior or Junior. I usually play the junior level because you get a check list of things that need to be done, this way you do not have to take notes while playing. This is especially good for me because many times I am interrupted while playing or sometimes unable to play for a few days. The checklist ensures that I can catch up easier. Nancy also has a journal where you can read about suspects, places, events, etc.
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• Seven different stores with multiple endings
• Reader interacts with the story by making decisions for Nancy