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The Final Scene is a joy to play and where it may lack in replayability, it more than makes up for in length and substance. Mystery and adventure fans 10 and older will be truly captivated and glued to the computer screen until this mystery is solved.
All in all, though, Nancy Drew: The Final Scene is a must have for anyone who likes good adventure games, and any fan of Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew series will not be disappointed. Although it is not quite as enjoyable as Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger or Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch, it is still a game that is highly recommended to both genders and all ages.
Not having a daughter, I had never read a Nancy Drew book or played any of the PC games. I was pleased, therefore, to accept this assignment and approach the task, as much as possible, from an open, naive, innocent perspective—trying, as much as an old geezer can, to adopt the vantage point of a teenager, in terms of game appeal and marketing. An interesting challenge, and one I enjoyed!
Wieder geht es darum, unter den vier Verdächtigen den wahren Täter zu finden, daneben gilt es aber auch, das Leben der Freundin zu retten und die Wahrheit über einige im Nebel der Vergangenheit versunkenen Vorgänge herauszufinden. Während man versucht, die verschiedenen Motive zu sichten und Beweise zu sammeln, erfährt man etwas über die Tricks des großen Magiers Houdini und lernt auch nebenbei sogar ein paar Kartentricks. Das alles in dem mit Samt und Stuck verzierten, etwas trödelig-staubigen Theater, wo jedes Bild eine eigene Geschichte erzählt. Wieder ein spannender Fall, mit ausgezeichneter Grafik und Atmosphäre und einem sehr spannenden Endgame.
Fans of HerInteractive's Nancy Drew series won't want to miss this excellent installment. And for newcomers, The Final Scene is an excellent place to start.
Nancy Drew made her debut in our house with Treasure in the Royal Tower, the fourth game in this series. My 12 year old daughter Emily enjoyed it a lot, so the fifth instalment, The Final Scene, was a welcome arrival.
An easy, fairly short game with a lovely 3D atmosphere but unoriginal music, Final Scene features flawless gameplay, an interesting story and characters, and two difficulty choices with different versions of the same puzzle types. Some puzzles can be solved in any order and replayed after solving the first time.
While Nancy Drew: The Final Scene is not as strong a game as its immediate predecessor, it is still a largely entertaining game that fans will enjoy. The game really delivers in the areas of character interaction, story and voice work, which helps it to overcome a number of its shortfalls. And while the game’s interface is utilitarian, it is simple and straightforward to use. I really think Her Interactive has got a pretty good approach going with these games. If they can fix a few of the flaws identified in these early games, then I think they will continue to build a loyal following of both junior and senior detectives.