|Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device|
December 18, 2012 Ted Bade
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Overall, Deadly Device was definitely a fun Nancy Drew game to play. The characters were definitely more developed than they were in Tomb of the Lost Queen. The plot in Deadly Device was also much more engaging as it was scary. I would definitely recommend this game to any Nancy Drew fan or adventure gamer looking for a good challenge.
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Nancy Drew and the Deadly Device is another installment of the Nancy Drew mystery adventure games. Once again we help Nancy investigate a mystery. This time a brilliant scientist is killed by a high powered electrical device he was working on and no one knows what really happened. In this game you investigate the environment, the people in it, and solve a variety of puzzles ranging from easy to quite difficult. Mystery fans will enjoy searching for clues and piecing together what happened.
The slain scientist was killed while working with a high voltage Tesla coil, late at night in a research facility. Although the police have a suspect, there is no concrete evidence. Nancy was hired to pose as a representative of a company interested in purchasing the research facility. This cover puts her in a position to look around and ask questions, without making the employees think she is investigating the death. However, given that she has to ask some specific questions, it is hard to hide the truth. The killer apparently figures this out and some mysterious things happen around Nancy.
As always, the Nancy Drew mysteries have an educational component. Books and other information found in the game expose the player to the history of electricity and Nicola Tesla, one of the notable figures heavily involved in the development of electricity, as well as some fun facts about energy conservation.
Gameplay is pretty straight forward. You move Nancy around the facility, inspecting the offices, lounges, laboratory, and other rooms. You will also need to interact with the employees, finding out what they think about the person murdered and the prime suspect. This game is driven by the investigation. Often nothing will happen or no new information can be found, until a certain task is completed or a clue uncovered. But the game isn’t specifically linear, there is generally more than one path to investigate. The player usually has an idea of what needs to be done next, although there were a few instances where it wasn’t so obvious. If there is a question, Nancy keeps a journal which includes a list of tasks that need to be completed as well as keeps track of important information, such as codes found, and other information gathered.
This game takes place in a high tech facility. A few of the puzzles require figuring out an employee’s password so Nancy can access their computer to gain more knowledge. While clues are provided, assembling the clues to make a working password can be a challenge. All the information needed to solve the puzzles are included in the game, generally as part of the educational aspect in the books and other information documents. Piecing it all together is the hard part.
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The spaces in this game are nicely rendered. They stay pretty much the same throughout the game. This is a 24/7 facility, with a day and a night crew. The player moves from day to night shift as needed, guiding Nancy through the investigation. The game characters are interesting. Interaction is via set phrases in a text box, although the characters and Nancy also speak the words. When there is more than one question to ask a list of possible questions will be in the text area. New interactions show up once you figure out one puzzle or another, or ask a specific question.
Nancy has her trusty cell phone, good for snapping images of items in other rooms that cannot be moved (for review when the information is needed). It also connects her to three outside sources of information: an acquaintance who is studying criminology, the man who hired her for this investigation, and the Hardy Boys. All of these people provide additional information and clues to help the investigation. They are great resources if you get stuck.
There are some timed events which require the player to complete a puzzle in a certain amount of time or to lose and restart. It’s always a good idea to save the game at various points so that if you fail a task, you can easily go back to that point. Losing isn’t a really big deal, you get some text about being caught or killed and are given the option to restart. The timed tasks give a goodly amount of time, but it might take a player more then one try to figure out the puzzle.
The audio in this game is pretty good. The music is background, but will ramp up when an important event is taking place. Interacting with certain objects will cause appropriate sounds, and other objects just hum or make environmental sounds.
Overall, Nancy Drew and the Deadly Device is very well done, fun but often challenging, and a bit educational. It requires some good problem solving skills to conquer the challenges ranging from easy to difficult. This is really a step above simply reading a mystery novel, since you, the player, will need to figure out many things. Of course, if a particular puzzle has you completely stumped, there are always walkthroughs available on the internet. :-)
If you are looking for a fun and challenging mystery based adventure game, you will definitely enjoy this Nancy Drew game. It is well designed, challenging, and a lot of fun. Heck, you might even learn a few things about electricity as well!
• Interesting story
• Good gameplay
• Realistic characters
• Should provide more information
• Doesn't allow player to look at all aspects of the environment
|Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device|
|Developer: Her Interactive|
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|The Deadly Device|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X|
|Release||October 23, 2012|
Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device is the 27th installment in the Nancy Drewpoint-and-click adventure game series by Her Interactive. The game is available for play on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X platforms. It has an ESRB rating of E10+ for moments of mild violence. Players take on the first-person view of fictional amateur sleuth Nancy Drew and must solve the mystery through interrogation of suspects, solving puzzles and discovering clues. There are two levels of gameplay, Amateur and Master sleuth modes, each offering a different difficulty level of puzzles and hints, however neither of these changes affect the actual plot of the game. The game is loosely based on two books, The Crime Lab Case (2000) and In and Out of Love (1997).
Theoretical physicist Niko Jovic is found fatally electrocuted in a remote Colorado laboratory, Technology of Tomorrow Today, under suspicious circumstances. Relating to wireless transmission of electricity, Niko Jovic's work could sell for millions on the market. With the case stuck at a dead end, the lab owner has asked Nancy Drew to go undercover to investigate this murder. Tensions rise as attempts on Nancy's life start, Nancy must get to the bottom of this case before the murderer catches up with her.
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- Nancy Drew (Lani Minella) - Nancy is an eighteen-year-old amateur detective from the fictional town of River Heights in the United States. She is the only playable character in the game, which means the player must solve the mystery from her perspective.
- Niko Jovic (Josh Crandall) - Rumors in the scientific community said that he had discovered the secret to wireless energy transfer. But before he could release his findings to the world, he was found murdered. Like Tesla, Niko was clever yet secretive. Could someone be looking for what he left behind?
- Ryan Kilpatrick (Katherine Grant-Suttie) - Ryan is a technical engineer that has built and modified several parts of the lab. Her knowledge of the Tesla coil makes her a prime suspect. Is her nice girl impression genuine or an act?
- Mason Quinto (Marc Biagi) - Mason is the smart, driven, and arrogant senior lab assistant. He likes structure and perfection, and values his work. Unlike Niko, Mason believes in proprietary rights. How far will he go to get the credit for his work that he thinks he deserves?
- Ellie York (Sara Mountjoy-Pepka) - Ellie works the night shift in the research department. She is a little evasive and does not get along well with Mason, which drove her to work opposite shifts. While appearing genuinely shaken, her actions after Niko's death seem to indicate that she could be hiding something.
- Gray Cortright (Mark Dodson) - Gray is the head of security. Not the friendly type, he comes across as a little intimidating and is not forthcoming while being questioned. His knowledge and unrestricted access to all areas provide plenty of opportunity for sneaking around unnoticed.
- Victor Lossett (David Cravens-O'Farrell) - Victor is the co-owner of the lab. He has hired you to solve the cold case murder. Eager for the case to be solved, he pushes Nancy to find the culprit. Niko's work and name appear to be very important to him, but there could be more to this mystery than meets the eye.
Additional voice work was performed by Jayme Crandall.
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Jinny Gudmundsen of USA Today rated it 3.5/4 stars and wrote, 'While this mystery is exciting, what makes it even better is that it is filled with intellectually challenging puzzles — most of which are baked into the story...The developer does a great job of combining real science with a compelling mystery.' Brandy Shaul of Gamezebo rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote, 'The storyline is easily the best thing Nancy Drew: Deadly Device has going for it. With so many installments under its proverbial belt, Her Interactive clearly knows how to develop an intriguing tale, and that’s no exception here.' Merlina McGovern of Adventure Gamers rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote, 'Despite its slow start and limited exploration, The Deadly Device provides a good jolt to the franchise with its compelling story and fun puzzles.'
- ^, Teaser Trailer
- ^'Nancy Drew The Deadly Device Girl Games Online'. Herinteractive.com.
- ^Gudmundsen, Jinny (January 13, 2013). 'Nancy Drew uses science to solve her 27th mystery'. USA Today. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
- ^Shaul, Brandy (May 13, 2013). 'Nancy confronts the supernatural in one of the franchise's scariest entries yet!'. Gamezebo. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
- ^McGovern, Merlina (December 5, 2012). 'Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device review'. Adventure Gamers. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
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