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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

#Review: Nancy Drew's Newest Computer Game "Sea of Darkness"



Do you like a computer game that is full of fun tricks and "brain teaser" puzzles?  How about one with a fun teenage sleuth that you help to solve a mystery?  Would you be interested in a mystery full of hidden dangers, a missing person, and a legendary treasure?  Then you'll find Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness full of fun and excitement!


We love a good computer game that is loaded with mystery behind each corner.  In Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness, be ready to embark on a course of danger and discovery - and that is just what you will get.  This next mystery game, the latest of 32 Nancy Drew games, will keep you on the edge of your seat as you play.


The celebrated ship “Heerlijkheid,” is usually the centerpiece of an Icelandic town’s local festival. Now that its captain has disappeared, the renovated vessel has become an eerie distraction. Did Captain Magnus sail away with a legendary treasure, or was he carried off into the night? Take the helm as detective Nancy Drew and set a course for the Sea of Darkness!


The features of Nancy Drew: Sea of Darkness
  • Solve puzzles and interrogate suspects as you retrace the steps of the missing Captain Magnus
  • Learn the truth about the Heerlijkheid’s secret past and Iceland’s darkest days
  • Earn money by mastering your knowledge of the Land of Fire and Ice
  • Master maritime knots, terms and seaworthy tasks dating back to the 1700s
  • Sleuth at Amateur or Master level and erase any mistakes without starting over

One of my daughters was the main player of the game, and has since just finished it.  She thought it was another good Nancy Drew game.  She was disappointed in the reference to homosexuality as am I.  Overall, the puzzles are real 'brain teasers' which is what we are really after.  There is nothing like making the mind work.  The characters were all neat.  We like the burly old sailer character, Gunnar Tonnisson, the best.  I find that because the game is set in Iceland, that it's bit boggling to be in the dark a lot in this game, but it was fun to shed some light into that darkness.  Nancy Drew Sea of Darkness is truly a fun game. 


This game is rated Everyone 10+, for alcohol references, mild blood, and violent references.  If my kids were younger, I would not let them play this game until they were older due to these references.  Being a strong Christian homeschool family, I saw some things in this Nancy Drew game that I would not want my children seeing and hearing until they were at least 15.


This game does come with a strategy guide.  If you purchase your game directly from Her Interactive, then a step-by-step strategy guide is included for Nancy Drew Sea of Darkness.  At Her Interactive, they are committed to sustainability practices focused on building a better world for future generations. Thus, they only offer digital versions of their strategy guides.



Operating System:
Windows® Vista/7/8
OS X: OS X: 10.6.8 Snow Leopard/10.7 Lion/10.8 Mountain Lion/10.9 Mavericks/10.10 Yosemite or higher

Windows Minimum System Requirements:
1.5 GHZ or greater Pentium 4 CPU or equivalent class
512 MB of RAM
3GB or more hard drive space
128 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
4x DVD drive
Keyboard, mouse and speakers

Mac Minimum System Requirements:
Intel processor
512 MB RAM
3 GB or more hard drive space
Intel GMA X3100, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 graphics card or better
4x DVD drive
Keyboard, mouse and speakers
Internet connection the first time the game is launched
This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac)


With all of the Nancy Drew games from Her Interactive, we never know what intriguing characters we are going to meet, what thought-provoking puzzles to solve, and what mysterious story there is to solve.  If you are already a fan of the Nancy Drew games, you will find satisfaction in Sea of Darkness.  If you are a newcomer, you will find surprises and be beguiled in this chilly crafty case.  Get Nancy Drew Sea of Darkness at Her Interactive.

At Her Interactive, they are all about quality, excellence, and fun!  They strive to create high quality synergy between game play, story and aesthetics that result in a fun and engaging experience.

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Disclosure: The game, Nancy Drew Sea of Darkness, was provided to me by Her Interactive in order for me to facilitate an honest review. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless, all thoughts are my own honest opinions!




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