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Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge

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Nancy Drew heads for Japan where she’s staying at a traditional ryokan (inn) for a little R&R with Bess and George, but when reports of a vengeful ghost start scaring away the guests, Nancy’s vacation takes a turn for terror! It’ll be up to you, as Nancy Drew, to uncover the secret that lies beneath the surface, before the ghost can take its revenge!
Key features:
  • Play as Nancy Drew and investigate a haunting at a traditional Japanese inn.3D animated characters, each with a secret to protect.
  • Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by learning about origami, tea ceremonies, calligraphy.
  • Take pictures of possible evidence and play games on your cell phone.
  • Be prepared for the scariest Nancy Drew game in the series.

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: 1.5 GHZ or greater Pentium 4 or equivalent class CPU
  • Memory: 512MB of RAM
  • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • DirectX®: 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 2 GB or more hard drive space
  • Sound: 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
  • Processor: Intel processor
  • Memory: 512 MB
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 950, ATI X160, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or better
  • Hard Drive: 1.1 GB
  • Other: Internet connection
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Translated by
Microsoft from French
In the vein of Nancy Drew, this game, English Subtitled English for this steam version, is not bad. The Japanese background is well respected and credible. Some "mini-games" are nice and original and the level of puzzles is acceptable, neither too hard nor too easy. Another feature of this point and click series is the risks of game-over that spice up the game a bit. This is still lacking in animation and cutscenes, and although this is typical of this first-person series, image-by-frame movements are sometimes a bit of a pain in the face. It is also impossible to accelerate or cut short the dialogues, which softened the rhythm of the game a bit. The story remains interesting, even if it is fairly linear and overall, the game is correct. But if you're not the patient type, the Nancy Drew may not be for you.
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
-"Kanishiva!"-"Correctly to say" Konjichiy "-" Kon-ni-chi-wa "" From the very larva age I have hooked on creativity about Nensi Drew. The Books were just leaving instantly, who would have thought that it was also playing games? This is a 23 game in the series. And it is as unique as it is. I really like that if you are taken for the gameplay-it's capital. A Whole Japanese culture, known facts, stereotypes, stories-all collected in one game. You will be introduced simply with a huge amount of goodies. It can not but delight. Here You and Origami and lessons "characters" and robots and another wagon of all sorts of things. There is no Sense to describe it. The gameplay as was simple and reference-and remained. Very convenient and simple, the character can easily inspect all at 360 degrees, the Tulbar does not interfere. For me it all looks simple and ordinary, so I do not especially can tell the player for whom the quest-it's purely Artiflxes. The Plot in the game is also very interesting (as always). Everything is twisted on Japanese superstitions and clearly giving the film "Call", in general they have many stories with gloomy and slightly otherworldly overtones, even more so there are full scenes of horror, in the detective. Thus a very interesting culture, superstitions and ghosts create a great atmosphere for the game. I really liked the characters of the game-many have perfectly passed the characters, instilled in them a spark or something like that. Since This is a detective, it is necessary to contact very often with the characters around us, you have to delve into their way of life and know where they are and when. This is certainly not L.A. Noir, but the dialogues were delivered to me. Shadow at the Wator's Edge I took the very first of those on the Steam pad and I really enjoyed the gameplay. It gradually becomes stronger and more powerful, puzzles make you really think and sweat, especially Sudoku-never knew how to solve it. Yes, the plot gives such a smell of "secondary", especially considering how many Japanese horror we have now. But the whole combination and stylistics are executed very soundly.
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