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All in all, Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is a fine game that is well worth checking out. The graphics are great, the gameplay is intuitive, and the story quite satisfying. The scenery around the lodge is beautiful. The characters are multi-faceted and fun to get to know. The only potential problem is the rather difficult puzzles. Less inexperienced players will definitely want to play in Junior Mode. The game also carries a good message: Humans should work to protect misunderstood animals like Isis from being unnecessarily killed.
Fail at disarming a trap or making it through a mysterious "accident" merely restarts you just before the event happened. Letting Nancy continue on without to much frustration. As usual in this excellent series the challenges are fiendish and clever, but never too frustrating for young minds.
Nancy Drew fans will NOT be disappointed in this latest installment. It’s a solid game effort by Her Interactive and those who might have been passing on the Nancy Drew series might just want to give this one a try. In my opinion, The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is an excellent step in the right direction after the last few ND titles that seemed to be lacking some of that old magic that made the series so popular in the first place.
In conclusion, this game will suit a variety of younger gamers of all ages, even some males will enjoy the mystery and adventure aspect of this title. With great graphics, a strong gaming engine and an engaging soundtrack, Nancy Drew the White Wolf of Icicle Creek will keep gamers entertained, puzzled and sometimes frustrated as Nancy solves the mystery of Icicle Creek Lodge.
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Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is another excellent installment in gaming’s most under the radar juggernaut franchise, and well worth the low MSRP for anyone that simply likes a good mystery. It’s really a mystery anyone can enjoy, although adults will find it too easy even on Senior level.
If you enjoyed any of the previous Nancy Drew games, you will probably want to grab this title as well. More hardcore adventure gamers might steer clear of this game, just because its more classical story might be a turn-off.
This is a fun Nancy Drew adventure. It ranks with the better games in the series, and kids and teens will enjoy playing. The puzzles could have been more challenging, and having some of them as stand-alone games would have been nice, but the overall game is engaging and well-designed.
The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is a better and longer game than either of the last two Nancy Drew titles and is probably worth getting if you enjoyed the other games in the series. Suitable for all ages, the game also contains some educational tidbits on wildlife and brain-teasing puzzles that may make it a good choice for children and families, though prospective buyers may want to note that there are some characters that fall into possibly offensive racial stereotypes. In any case, though, it’s a decent adventure game, and fans of the series will probably find it worthwhile to take a look.
Nancy Drew 16 - The White Wolf of Icicle Creek ist wieder eine solide neue Ausgabe der Serie. Die Spielzeit mit ca. 16 Stunden paßt zum 20-Dollar-Preis. Die Fans der Serie erhalten keinen spektakulären Teil aber einen der ihnen das liefert, was sie erwarten: gute, entspannende Unterhaltung. Ein wenig langatmiger als gewöhnlich sind die Wiederholungen, sie werden allerdings von den aufregenden Sequenzen aufgewogen. Vielleicht wird uns der nächste Teil Legend of the Crystal Skull ein paar mutigere Neuerungen präsentieren.
Non è tra i migliori della serie.
Nancy Drew, the young detective has been recruited to the Canadian Rockies in Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek. This is the sixteenth installment of the Nancy Drew series by developer Her Interactive. While the publisher is mainly known for creating engaging and interactive games for young girls, this time around they not only appeal to the target audience, as well adults can find this game enjoyable to play.
It's a solid adventure and it's well put together, but like many of Nancy's recent adventures The White Wolf of Icicle Creek errs on the side of games/activities with correspondingly less exploration and sleuthing. This balance was much better in the earlier games and it would be good to see Nancy doing some more serious sleuthing in the future. Because of the emphasis on 'activities', together with the arcade type interludes, I'd say that this game is more suited to younger rather than mature players. Although there's probably something to displease everyone, there's also a lot to please and a lot of fun to be had.
At the end of the day, Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek is everything we have come to expect from this series of games. It has nicely enmeshed puzzles peppered throughout the game, a number of quirky characters to interact with and a solidly written dialogue, even if some of the voice work delivering it is shaky this time around. The make-work projects are mostly optional, thankfully, though it's surprisingly unclear that this is the case, which may needlessly throw unsuspecting players off. In both content and presentation, we are not really getting anything out of the ordinary, for better or worse. With a few improvements in the interface, Her Interactive shows a diligence to keeping their venerable series moving forward, though really not in a significant way. The end result of The White Wolf of Icicle Creek, then, is another solid and safe, if certainly predictable, Nancy Drew adventure.
So, we come to the question: would I recommend this game even with the negatives I found within? That depends on the gamer. If you are easily frustrated with puzzling and arcading, then I would caution you: this latest game is unusually difficult. However, if you are an adventurous and courageous soul – like Nancy Drew -- I would suggest that you may not want to pass it up. The new look does make sense. The backdrop graphics are gorgeous, the FMV’s are very interesting to watch, the storyline well thought out, the voice talent right on target and the enigmas and arcade sequences are logically devious. For those of you who enjoy different types of “puzzling” along with a mild interactive mystery, The White Wolf of Icicle Creek may be a game to put on your list.
Avec cet épisode, Her Interactive nous livre un cru bien moyen. Le Loup Blanc d'Icicle Creek souffre en effet des défauts récurrents de la série, à savoir des graphismes dépassés et une durée de vie faiblarde. Il risque en plus de s'aliéner une partie des fans avec son gameplay plus que jamais axé sur les mini-jeux au détriment des énigmes. Reste une histoire correcte qui se laisse suivre sans déplaisir, mais est-ce bien suffisant ?
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