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    ..............................................MyCatTilly Presents,
    What I Really Thought:
    LStay Tuned for Danger·
    Edition



    Plot

    Soap opera star, Mattie Jenson, has invited you out to her house to investigate some creepy occurrences. Rick Arlen, her co-star, has received dozens of death threats and poisoned chocolates! As if that weren’t enough, during filming, morbid messages appear on the teleprompter predicting an early fate for the TV hunk. But despite all of this, he isn't taking any of it seriously. Is it a publicity stunt? Or is there really a murderous maniac on the loose?

    Very intriguing. The main storyline is much more thrilling then some of the newer games (*coughcoughCREcough*). As the game goes on, you begin to feel a greater and greater sense of urgency. You can also get caught snooping which is one of the best parts of any ND game. The main problem is, the story can move a bit slow.

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    Graphics

    Taking into account that the game was made many many years ago, the graphics are great. However, compared to today's technology, the characters look like they are made out of plastic and are rather stiff. On the other hand, the backgrounds are pretty great for the time. They can look a little cut/paste but, all in all, they don't distract you from the game.

    Considering the time period I give it: 6/10

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    Puzzles/Activities

    The first time that I played the game, the puzzles were challenging to the point of being frustrating. Now that I've played the game a few times, they've become much easier (in a good way) and fun. So for re-play value, the activities work pretty well.

    There aren't as many puzzles and whatnot as there are in the newer games. This game focuses more on snooping and sleuthing. Depending on your preference, this could either a good thing or a bad thing. For me, it's pretty good but the whole story would've felt more complete if there were a few added activities.

    All of that being said, there is a "puzzle" in this game that your phone friends will keep telling you to do but, there is no real way to solve this. Talk about frustrating.

    I give them 6.5/10

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    Characters

    The characters are pretty good. They have strong identities and are pretty entertaining. On the other hand, some of the them aren't very dimensional.

    Be prepared for their eccentric personalities!

    I give it 6.5/10

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    Ending *Spoiler Free*

    I have one main problem with the ending, and that is that there is no surprise as to who the bad guy/gal is. You find undeniable evidence about midway through the game, which is a bit odd. That being said, this is a pretty cool ending. I wouldn't say that it's violent, but it is more threatening than the newer games. You need to think fast to escape the culprit who has, more or less, gone crazy.

    The actual gameplay for the ending is, well, kind of lame. But I feel that the rest of the ending (as well as the rest of the game, in general) makes up for it.

    I give it 7.5/10

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    Overall

    I think it's a fun game and you should give it a shot. It's quite a bit different from the newer games, so keep an open mind and I think you'll enjoy it. You can really see the changes that HER has made over the years.



    Overall score: 7/10
    Creepiness (10 equals terrifying): 4/10
    Difficulty (10 equals hair pulling): 5/10




    "Should I buy this game?"

    There isn't a single ND game that I wouldn't recommend that you buy. For STFD, I wouldn't necessarily suggest that it's your first because it's not a good representation of the series. What I mean is, if you didn't like this game, don't let that stop you from trying out the others (TRT, GDML, DDI, and SHA are great for both first time sleuths and more seasoned detectives)

    Happy Gaming!
    MyCatTilly
    Registered User
    Last edited by MyCatTilly; November 11, 2009, 04:36 PM. Reason: typo/added info
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  • #2
    Good review! Very detailed. Reps!

    One time, I nibbled on a piece of cheese, and my cholesterol went up to 900.

    -marcel the shell with shoes on.


    NOTE-
    school is currently overtaking me, thus, HER is a lower priority.

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    • #3
      Great review! Love it! Reps!
      I'm [thinking] about you...

      ...like [Joe Hardy] thinks about {cheeseburgers}


      got kilt?

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      • #4
        I've read all your reviews and they are all awesome!!
        ~Cami
        Happy Thanksgiving

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        • #5
          Wonderful Review! I agree-I also love endings with crazy/creepy culprits!
          Reps to you!

          -Katia
          what if everything is an illusion &nothing exists?
          [(in that case, I just seriously overpaid for my new carpet)]

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          • #6
            Good job!

            that was great! I totaly agree. i loved this game and just for fun i let the bad guy/gal do the 'bad stuff' to be! lol! reps given!
            LOTR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .
            . . . . . . . . =. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Best movie EVER!!!
            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ............... But those Dancin bananas are pretty awesome too


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            • #7
              I agree!! reps!
              can you dig it?
              ...............................................<3 volleyball

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              • #8
                Great review! I haven't gotten STFD yet and this really makes me think about it, thanks! I think that I will get it soon and I was debating which one to get next. I think that I might pick STFD but either way your review was great!
                .....Delancey
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                • #9
                  ♥ Your Review! I can't wait to read all of your others. Bummer though, your MHM review link on your sig doesn't work :( I really wanted to read it.
                  bro/sis team
                  Registered User
                  Last edited by bro/sis team; August 8, 2009, 07:51 PM.
                  Just solved my first dossier! Summer break and I'm on an ND roll :)

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                  • #10
                    i'm reinstalling this one next. i haven't played it in forever, and now i really, really want to.
                    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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                    • #11
                      Great review, you basically read my mind!

                      I hate to sound like a know-it-all (because I don't!) but her name's actually Mattie, not Maddie.

                      -Emily♥

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                      • #12
                        Thanks everyone!

                        Originally posted by Nany D. View Post
                        Great review, you basically read my mind!

                        I hate to sound like a know-it-all (because I don't!) but her name's actually Mattie, not Maddie.

                        -Emily♥
                        Thank you for that, I never noticed before
                        aka SnappyBlueRoadster

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                        • #13
                          Hi MyCat! I just re-read your
                          review because I'm considering
                          trying STFD and I am wondering...
                          you said the puzzles were
                          challenging your first time. Are they
                          easily spoiler-able? (unlike, say,
                          Fox & Geese?). If I get stuck, I like
                          to have a Plan B. Thanks! ♥ Katrin
                          Just solved my first dossier! Summer break and I'm on an ND roll :)

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