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    .....................MyCatTilly Presents
    What I Really Thought:
    &
    Treasure in the Royal Tower
    Edition





    Oh yeah, here's where it starts getting good. If for what ever reason you wanted to know, this is the very first ND game that I played. The one that started it all.

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    Plot

    Nancy tries to take a nice relaxing ski vacation but, we all know that trouble follows our young sleuth and she's quickly thrown into another mystery! Someone vandalized the library at the lodge and a guest's room has been robbed. If you're thinking that sounds like snoozeville, let me just say that other things happen too. But then I wouldn't be able to call this "Spoiler Free"

    The premise is great. You get to learn a bit about Marie Antoinette and French History...and how that information will help you with your case. The game moves at a nice pace and it's a lot of fun.

    I give it 8/10

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    Graphics and Setting

    The graphics continue to improve with each game. The characters are still a little stiff but they’re better at conveying emotion than any of the previous games. They even out did themselves on the backgrounds.

    In this game you are confined to the castle and the grounds. In some games this type of setting works, and in some games it doesn't. Luckily you have several floors to move about so you don't feel cramped, and it works out fine

    It gets 7/10

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    Puzzles

    There aren't too many small puzzles in this game. (a Nancy Drew staple, the slider box, does not make an appearance.) But there are quite a few challenges that take place on a larger scale. I really enjoy those types of problems, things that require some critical thinking in addition to puzzle logic. I only wish that more of these challenges existed in the newer games.

    I give them 7/10

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    Characters

    If you've browsed the forum I bit, I'm sure you've heard of Professor Hotchkiss, everyone’s favorite historian. She's full of personality and one of the best formed characters from any of the games. But she's not the only one. Most of the other characters are also done very well. They have proper motives and each have clues that point their way. Great job HER.

    I give it 9/10

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    Ending *Spoiler Free*

    Now, I wouldn't call this one of the best endings but, it easily could've been if it was a bit more complicated. It was just too easy. And short. Therefore, I don't have much else to say about it.

    I give it 6/10

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    Overall

    This is a great first Nancy Drew game for you to try, or for younger kids that want something simpler. It's not very hard and not scary at all.
    That being said, even if you've already got a few Nancy Drew games under your belt, you should give this one a shot. You're missing out if you don't. It may not be best (in my opinion) but it's where HER found the magic formula for the games.


    Overall score: 8/10
    Spookiness (10 equals terrifying): 2/10
    Difficulty (10 equals hair pulling): 4/10



    "Should I Buy This Game?"

    There isn't a single ND that I wouldn't recommend that you buy. Just remember: if you didn't like this game don't let that stop you from trying out the others. There is a ton of variety in the series.

    Happy Gaming!
    MyCatTilly
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    Last edited by MyCatTilly; November 13, 2009, 01:35 PM.
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  • #2
    that was an awesome review! i will totally give u reps! i have played them all but: Treasure, STFD, SCK,and ghost dogs. i have secrets can kill (SCK) but it doesn't work. i was trying 2 decide which one 2 get and i think i will get TREASURE thanks a ton!


    NDrules!


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    Last edited by ndrules908; April 30, 2008, 01:41 PM.
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    • #3
      Wow! That was a really big-like review. I even took the time to read it (unlike me...I usually skim through things and go on). Anyway, good job!

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      • #4
        Thanks you guys! LOL yes, I admit that I usually only skim reviews too


        ndrules908: I really hope you like TRT. And be sure to check out DOG too, that was one of my all time favorites.
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        • #5
          : ) thanks a lot!

          Thanks... i will check out DOG too! I am totally giving you reps MyCatTilly!
          à without you
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          • #6
            I know this is old, but I'm going through and reading all your reviews to decide which game to play next. Your reviews are awesome!

            Anyways, great review, I agree with mostly everything you said! I enjoyed this game very much.
            I have solved (in this order):
            The Secret Of The Old Clock
            Treasure In The Royal Tower
            The Secret Of Shadow Ranch
            The Phantom of Venice
            Warnings At Waverly Academy
            Trail Of The Twister
            The Final Scene
            Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
            The Haunted Carousel
            Danger On Deception Island
            Curse of Blackmoor Manor
            ~*~*~
            I'm pretty new to the Nancy Drew games. & I love them!

            -jessemgirl

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            • #7
              Hey this was my frist game too but it took me a long time to get thourgh (i finally got done today!!) you must be older than me lol. im going to read the rest of your reveiws i have a few games i havent started ill read your review for thouse games thanks!
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              • #8
                wow.... great review! it must have taken u a long time to write all that! :)
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                • #9
                  Great review! Makes me wanna get my game out and play it now!!

                  Felicity
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                  • #10
                    Cool review (as usual ) I would love to know more about the plot and detective work also.
                    Just solved my first dossier! Summer break and I'm on an ND roll :)

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                    • #11
                      Great review, MyCatTilly! TRT was my first ND, too. Today, I agree that the scariness should get a 2 out of 10, but when I first played the game, it terrified me! I also agree that the backgrounds are amazing. I think sometimes the graphics in the older games are even better than in some newer games. Anyway, thanks for the awesome review! It made me want to play TRT again!
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                      • #12
                        Thank you everyone!

                        Originally posted by bro/sis team View Post
                        Cool review (as usual ) I would love to know more about the plot and detective work also.
                        Well, honestly I don't think I can elaborate on the plot more than I already have with out giving anything away. That's certainly one of the many great things about TRT, you get right into the action.

                        That's pretty much the same deal with the detective work, I can't elaborate much, but I can say that there certainly is a lot of it. Snooping, sleuthing, questioning suspects, sneaking around in the middle of the night, and even some puzzle solving. It's a pretty good balance of activities.

                        Compared to the other games that you've played, I think TRT has a very different approach so I'm not sure how you'll feel about it but by all means give it a shot.
                        aka SnappyBlueRoadster

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                        • #13
                          Great job on this review!
                          TrueDrewFan20


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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the answer! I looovvee snooping. Sounds good to me.
                            Just solved my first dossier! Summer break and I'm on an ND roll :)

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                            • #15
                              Awesome job! (Like all your reviews)
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