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    ......................MyCatTilly Presents,
    What I Really Thought:
    Ghost Dogs
    ٍ َ of ô ُ
    Moon Lake

    Edition




    One of my all time favorites and the very first ND game I ever finished. Just a little MyCatTilly trivia for you

    Plot

    Nancy receives a letter from her friend Sally, who just bought a run down house on secluded Moon Lake. She won't tell you what’s wrong but something...strange is going on. When you arrive at the house, Sally has already fled in terror and has left behind a note saying "I just couldn't bare to spend another night in that house" and then -- the ghost dogs attack!

    I may be a bit biased but I adore the plot of this game. It's spooky (but not too spooky), thrilling, exciting and similar to TRT in that you learn a little history along the way. To be more precise, the 1920s, prohibition and gangsters.

    It gets 10/10

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    Graphics and Setting

    The graphics in this game are pretty much on par with the previous release, SSH.

    You start off exploring Sally's house, the local store, the ranger station, the woods, and *gulp* the cemetery! As the game progresses, you get to snoop around even more places.

    I give it 9/10

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    Puzzles

    For me, this game had the perfect balance of puzzles. There were little ones, there were big ones. Some led you to secret places, others were life-and-death. They required you to think without you wanting to pull out you hair. Very well done :)

    I give them 10/10

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    Characters

    Honestly, there have been more exciting characters than those that reside at Moon Lake. Only one of them has a strong back story, but they all have defined personalities and a purpose. There are some classic quotes you may have seen round the boards. Be sure to look out for those.

    I give it 6.5/10

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    Ending *Spoiler Free*

    I really like this ending. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: a good ending requires you to think fast and move fast. GDML fits right into that formula. I do, however, wish that the culprit was a little harder to guess. It's not obvious but it's not shocking either.

    I give it 9.5/10

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    Overall

    If you can't tell, I love this game. I don't even know what else to say, except try it out!


    Overall score: 9.7/10
    Creepiness (10 equals terrifying): 4/10
    Difficulty (10 equals hair pulling): 6/10



    "Should I buy this game?"

    There isn't a single ND that I wouldn't recommend. If you read anything from above, you know that I love this game. However if you end up not liking it, don't let that stop you from trying other ND games because there's a lot of variety.

    Happy Gaming!
    Last edited by MyCatTilly; November 15, 2009, 12:06 PM.
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  • #2
    great review! i liked the game alot, too.
    I have finished all these games:

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    • #3
      Great review!It is one of my fav games.

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      • #4
        This is an excellent review!!
        Im getting this game in a month!! (yay! cant wait)
        And you really helped me because Ive been so curious and interested to find more about because i cannot wait any longer!
        I love how you discribed so much and I like your opinions.
        The only thing I am worried about is that I get scared really easily... so I just hope I dont get freaked out too much...
        I <3 Mysteries
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        • #5
          Originally posted by I <3 Mysteries View Post
          This is an excellent review!!
          Im getting this game in a month!! (yay! cant wait)
          And you really helped me because Ive been so curious and interested to find more about because i cannot wait any longer!
          I love how you discribed so much and I like your opinions.
          The only thing I am worried about is that I get scared really easily... so I just hope I dont get freaked out too much...
          That's very cool, I'm sure you'll love it

          And don't worry, it's not too scary. I know that when I first played it several years ago, most of the scary stuff was just in my head. What I mean is, I kept thinking that at any moment this or that could happen even though it never really did. LOL I don't know if that makes any sense, I can't think of how to word it properly
          aka SnappyBlueRoadster

          What I *Really* Thought Reviews
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          • #6
            cOOl

            Loved ur review, was thinkin of buyin this game next & i think i might just do that now Cant wait 2 play the game
            Hiya! Im Bonnie & Im new to nancy drew games & new to this forum aswel. I love nancy drew games SO much!

            If i helped, reps are very much appreciated


            In 2008 i have completed

            The curse of the blackmoor Manor
            The Secret of the Shadow Ranch : (my fav)
            The White wolf of Icicle Creek (my other fav)
            The Legend of the Crystal skull

            Danger by design

            GhostDogs of Moon lake
            Message in a Haunted Mansion


            Currently playing The Haunting of Castle Malloy :

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            • #7
              Awesome review! I agree with you completely on your ratings for this game. DOG is one of my top favs! Reps!
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              • #8
                Awesome review! This is the next game I'm buying for sure!

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                • #9
                  great review,!
                  i am getting this game hopefully for my b-day (the 17th!!)
                  or for Christmas! YEAH!
                  haha

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                  • #10
                    Good review, I though DOG was tons of fun too!! I HATED going around in the forest though, found it boring and unnecessary. This game was great, I just felt like we had to run around in the forest more than we got to do anything else. BUT i love this game, a great ND classic!
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                    • #11
                      I love your reviews! I have two questions: Why is the storyline so cool? And what makes it your favorite?
                      Just solved my first dossier! Summer break and I'm on an ND roll :)

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                      • #12
                        Your reviews are awesome.
                        This has always been my favorite game, I think I've played at least 10 times.
                        Solved:
                        Secrets Can Kill
                        Stay Tuned for Danger
                        Message in a Haunted Mansion
                        Treasure in The Royal Tower
                        The Final Scene
                        Secret of the Scarlet Hand
                        Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
                        The Haunted Carousel
                        Danger on Deception Island
                        The Secret of Shadow Ranch
                        The Curse of Blackmoor Manor
                        The Secret of the Old Clock
                        Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
                        Danger by Design
                        The Creature of Kapu Cave
                        The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
                        The Legend of the Crystal Skull
                        The Phantom of Venice
                        The Haunting of Castle Malloy
                        Ransom of the Seven Ships
                        Warnings at Waverly Academy
                        Trail of the Twister
                        Secrets Can Kill Remastered
                        Shadow at the Water's Edge

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                        • #13
                          Thank you everyone. It means a lot to me that people even bother to read my reviews at all.

                          To answer your questions, bro/sis team:

                          I love the plot because it involves a few topics that I find interesting and, as the game goes on, you learn more and more about what's really going on at Moon Lake and how all of the people are involved in some way. It's just so full of secrets and mystery.

                          And why is it my one of my favorites? Hmm, well I should admit that the game has some sentimental value so there is a little bit of that going on. But beyond that, I think its a very well rounded game. Good puzzles, decent characters, an interesting plot, a healthy amount of snooping, and pretty much everything else I look for in a Nancy Drew game.
                          Last edited by MyCatTilly; November 15, 2009, 12:10 PM.
                          aka SnappyBlueRoadster

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                          • #14
                            Okay! Thanks for the answers!
                            Just solved my first dossier! Summer break and I'm on an ND roll :)

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                            • #15
                              Dog-Gone great review!!!~~~

                              Good Job!!!~~~
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