Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island
|a game by||Her Interactive|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 1 vote|
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Danger on Deception Island, the 9th episode in the Nancy Drew series of video games, finds Nancy in the middle of another mystery. This time, while visiting a friend in the Pacific Northwest, she becomes embroiled in the town of Snake Horse Harbor's feud over what to do with a lone killer whale staying in the coastal waters around the island. Acts of theft and vandalism point the finger in different directions, but will Nancy be able to deduce who the real culprits are?
This particular title separates itself graphically from its predecessors, featuring excellent graphics and character movement (even pretty good lip-synching) for a title of this genre. Though all movements and selections are utilized through the mouse, controls are a bit choppy. The pointer needs to be in the exact spot for correct movement between screens, though the need for 'hunt the pixel'? styles of finding items for this style of game has been greatly reduced. Graphics are quite reminiscent of Myst: Everything is in first person perspective, with well designed atmospheric effects. The audio dubbing is done well, but the voice actors get annoying after a while.
Her Interactive, the game's developer, has been developing games for women for some time now, and this title was designed for a pre-teen crowd. This said, Danger on Deception Island doesn't issue much of a challenge for hardened adventure title aficionados, even when set on the 'senior sleuth'? level. Younger gamers will find a decent challenge and a great introduction to adventure/mystery titles, but this game is the perfect example of a niche market game. Well executed and visually complete, this game is for Fans Only.