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  • My Spoiler Free Review of VEN

    I have just finished The Phantom of Venice in a record 2 days with few references to HER boards... And I have composed my review...

    I believe VEN has got to be my favorite game. The creative ways to earn euros, the mysterious and fun puzzles, the realness of the characters and scenery, and the enjoyable yet dark plot kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
    For those who were disappointed after the Menu and theme song went away, never fear! A new and improved theme song has been added, as well as the Second Chance option to continue and placing you right where you made your fatal error, reminding you what you did wrong...


    Plot: 10
    Characters: 9.5
    Setting: 8
    Dialogue: 6
    Puzzles: 7
    Difficulty: 8
    Scariness: 8.5
    All Around: 9.5!

    I recommend this game to a little more advanced ND players who are familiar with how the game works...

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  • #2
    Great review! Reps! But I have one question: When you say scarinesss: 8.5, does that mean that the game was really scary like CUR or the beginning of CRY, or was it just a little scary. Sorry if that was a really lame question.


    • #3
      I hope it is not scary! (I hate scary cases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!)


      • #4
        No, not a lame question... I mean, the all around "scare factor" of the game, like a little bit of creepiness. Not as much as CUR, but more than CRY. In between I guess you could say... Good question!

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        • #5
          what about the travel? I didn't like CRY all that much because there was very little that u could travel to. I really liked DAN though because there was tons of travel places.
          "It takes a bigger fool to fool a fool, but a fool I am not"-Link Ren Ridelle fr. DSMR's TOF.


          I know the secrets that kill,
          I've stayed tuned for danger,
          I know the message in the Haunted Mansion,
          I've found the treasure in the royal tower,
          I know the secret of the scarlet hand,
          I've raced with the ghost dogs of Moon Lake,
          I've ridden the haunted carousel,
          I've reaveled the secret of the shadow ranch
          I've taken on the Beast of Blackmoor
          I've derailed the Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
          I've designed the Dangers of Designs
          I've searched through the caves of Kapu Cave
          I've befriended the White Wolf Of Icicle Creek
          And I have the power of The legendary Crystal Skull


          • #6
            What game would you compare it to most? and is it one of your favorite games?
            Nancy Drew Game Ranking

            1. Curse of Blackmoor Manor

            2. Treasure in a Royal Castle

            3. Haunting of Castle Malloy

            4. Stay Tuned for Danger

            5. Warnings at Waverly Academy


            • #7
              Oh it is my absolute favorite! I would compare to DAN, since it's European, and there are tons of places in VEN to travel to at different points in the game.
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              • #8
                Great review! Now I can't wait to paly the game!


                • #9
                  Hi, i was wondering how you've already finished
                  Phantom of Venice, when it's not even in stores yet...
                  Hey Stephen, I could
                  . give you fifty. .¸.·*¨¯¨*·¸ reasons why I should be
                  . . . . . . . . . .(. . . *·-·´.the one ¸.·*¨¯¨*·¸ you choose.
                  .All those.¸·*¨¯¨*·.¸.other girls. ¸.·´. . . *·-·´ well theyre beautiful,
                  . . . . . . .`·-·* . . .`×.,¸_¸,.×`´·.¸. . . . . . . ¸.·*¨¯¨*·¸ but would they write a
                  [color="b+Taylor Swift+Charli
                  . . . . . . .`×.,¸_¸,.×´. . . *·-·´ song for you?


                  • #10
                    I preordered it and it came in the mail on Wednesday...
                    A few people have finished it as well...
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                    • #11
                      What level did you play? Great review by the way!! Thanks so much!
                      ..à PeanutButter...........¸x`¯`x¸
                      ..........................م..ARE YOU SUGGESTING
                      .....................`x.¸¸.x`............و coconuts migrate ?
                      .................................................. .....
                      ©SL + MONTY PYTHON


                      • #12
                        It's sad, but I usually start with Junior, even though I could do Senior. I usually redo it and play Senior another time, since I replay my ND games many many times!

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                        • #13
                          Favorite part

                          What was your favorite part in ven.


                          • #14
                            The parts where you dress Nancy up in different costumes... They cost a lot, but it's funny.
                            I also liked the gelato (duh) and the ending...

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                            • #15
                              Tiny question. Did it have a warning in the beginning, like CRY?
                              Ya know, the lil message b4 the game started.