Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships
Here we are, the twentieth game in Nancy Drew series.Well done! Especially considering that the games have always been full of everything to make it attractive and interesting and challenging.
This last one from Her Interactive, Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships, is no exception.
In this game Nancy goes to an exotic island in the Bahamas where she meets her friends George and Bess.
Soon after her arrival George tells her that Bess is kidnapped and the ransom for Bess is the lost treasure of El Toro, a 350-year old legend which Nancy has to find if she ever hopes to see Bess again.
Nancy will be exploring Dread Isle and the surrounding area, looking for pieces of evidence to help her solve both the mystery of the kidnappers as well as finding El Toro's treasure. Two difficulty levels ensure that both rookie gumshoes and super sleuths have a good challenge.
You are going to keep a real-life note-book to gether all of the detail and clues. All of the details are very important here, they can help you solve the puzzles in the game.
The puzzles by the way are not as easy as those in the previous games. Some of them are timed. There's also a swich to other characters possible in this game like to George.
Navigating around Dread Isle is an interesting part of the game but frustrating at times. Nancy will drive a golf cart around the island, sail in the waters around the island, climb cliffs while dodging rocks thrown at her, and scuba diving while avoiding jellyfish and sharks.
The uadiovisuals are considerable improved in this release. The sounds and music sound like real instruments while the graphics have all the details better highlighted.
Even thought the game is inferior in some ways campared to other Nancy Drew games, it still represents features to attract the genre fans and to impress the newcomers.
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