Nancy Drew is back! Or apparently, she never left. Nancy Drew: Labyrinth of Lies, out this month, is #31 in a series of PC games from Her Interactive based on the intrepid girl sleuth.
The blurb describes the game, meant for ages ten to adult:
“Thread Your Way Through a Maze of Deceit in this Epic Greek Drama!
A museum curator hires you to assist with the most anticipated event of the year, but artifacts from the exhibit are mysteriously disappearing. Are these mishaps connected to the amphitheater’s upcoming performance? Or is an unseen villain pulling strings behind the scenes? Uncover the truth and recover the missing artifacts from the Labyrinth of Lies!”
I personally found it refreshingly original and fun. The Greek settings were interestuing to explore and the puzzles presented were challenging enough to hold my attention. In video games I usually gravitate towards world-building of any kind. So honestly my favorite part was the ability to be the curator and organize the exhibits. If anything, I would just have liked there to be more– more depth, detail and options!
I also thought having Frank and Joe, The Hardy Boys, standing by to give game tips was a cute touch.
Overall, I think anyone who enjoys a good mystery would really like this. It made me quite curious to explore the other games in the Nancy Drew line. This would probably be a good jumping-in point for a tween or teen unfamiliar with the series.
The video game runs on both PCs and Macs, you can visit the site to find the exact computer specifications to check if yours is compatible.
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