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Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse - PC/Mac

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Mac OS X Intel
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  • Explore an ancient castle and follow the mystery through a remote and treacherous Bavarian village
  • Translate and learn German phrases and sayings to help discover the truth behind the castle's history
  • Take risks without starting over-the game will automatically return the player to the point before the fatal mistake
  • Get even closer to danger-to stop the curse you'll have to engage in a cat-and-mouse game with a legendary beast
  • Compatible with both PC and Mac operatng systems
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Nancy's off to Germany to investigate mysterious sightings of a creature that's been terrorizing the community of a remote Bavarian castle. Local legend tells of a creature that marauded the area centuries ago, wreaking havoc and ultimately causing the death of a young woman before disappearing without a trace. Can you, as Nancy Drew unmask the creature before you suffer the same terrible fate?

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Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse is a single player mystery game in which players take on the role of the famous teenage sleuth Nancy Drew as she investigates reports set around a German castle of a legendary monster. The 24th game in the Nancy Drew PC game series, The Captive Curse features Point and Click and mini-game gameplay, unique German related cultural content, hidden rooms and secret passages, two difficulty settings, the ability to restart the game without penalty if Nancy suffers a "fatal error" and compatibility with both PC and Mac operating systems.

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Escape the Clutches of a Legendary Monster

In Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse, the 24th game in Her Interactive's wildly popular Nancy Drew video game series, Nancy's off to Germany to investigate mysterious sightings of a creature that's been terrorizing the community of a remote Bavarian castle. Local legend tells of a creature that marauded the area centuries ago, wreaking havoc and ultimately causing the death of a young woman before disappearing without a trace. Now everyone is frightened by the sights and sounds of something large stumbling through the darkness and the possibility that the terrifying cycle is about to start all over again. Can you, as Nancy Drew, unmask the creature before it strikes again?

Gameplay

Like all games in the Nancy Drew series, Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse is a single player mystery adventure game with additional puzzle-solving elements and the ability to read case files, save clues and items found, etc. Assuming the roll of teenage sleuth Nancy Drew, players utilize the familiar point-and-click game mechanic to explore Castle Finster and the surrounding areas as well as interact with non-player characters. It is through this interrogation of non-layer characters, the collection of clues and solving of puzzles that the mystery is solved. Along the way you will uncover hidden rooms and secret passages, play a German folktale game and delve into German culture. The game features cat-and-mouse encounters with a legendary beast, the ability to restart the game without penalty in the event of a fatal mistake and two difficulty settings (Jr. or Sr. Detective). The game also contains an economy in which Nancy earns euros which can be spent in-game on digital trinkets and souvenirs at the castle store. All digital download purchases are available immediately.

The Burgermeister behind his desk in Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse
Discover whether there is anything to a legendary monster said to lurk around a German castle.
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Minimum System Requirements

PC
  • OS - Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor - 1.5 GHZ or greater Pentium 4 or equivalent class CPU
  • RAM - 512 MB
  • Hard Drive - 2 GB or more hard drive space
  • Video Card - 64 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible video card
  • Sound Card - 16 bit DirectX compatible sound card
  • Drive - 4x DVD drive
  • Other - Mouse and speakers
Mac*
  • OS - OS X 10.5.8 Leopard/10.6.6 Snow Leopard or higher
  • Processor - Intel processor
  • RAM - 512 MB or more
  • Hard Drive - 2.1 GB or more
  • Graphics Card - Intel GMA 950, ATI X1600, NVIDIA 7300 or better
  • Other - keyboard and mouse
  • Network Connection - Internet connection the first time the game is launched

Key Game Features

  • Play as Nancy Drew and Explore a German castle
  • Enjoy classic Nancy Drew Point and Click as well as mini-game gameplay
  • Plug into castle security cameras
  • Uncover hidden rooms and secret passages
  • Play a German folk tale game
  • Earn and spend Euros on trinkets and souvenirs at the castle store
  • Delve into German culture, including basic German phrases
  • Discover captivating facts and local lore

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Hidden rooms & passages.
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*This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac).


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  • ASIN: B004YQZNFS
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: June 28, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,378 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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65 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Setsuna on June 28, 2011
After "Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon", the Nancy Drew games seemed to gradually fall further away from the quality that games 3 - 13 held onto. "The White Wolf of Icicle Creek", "Legend of the Crystal Skull" and "The Phantom of Venice" made the games seem like they could gradually be working themselves back up (though I enjoyed Crystal Skull even more than the classics), but then the overwhelming third person in the next two releases kept them from reaching their fullest potential. While the games were fun, they still had a long way to go before they were as good as the classics. When "Warnings at Waverly Academy" came out, we were pleasantly surprised to see a game that lacked third person. It didn't have as much snooping, but it lacked third person and didn't have an overwhelming amount of puzzle-solving like the past few games did. "Trail of the Twister" seemed a bit like the best of both words (like White Wolf), as it did still have third person driving and puzzles that were borderline impossible to figure out, but the character development was a step above most of the more recent releases (especially "Ransom of the Seven Ships"). Then came "Shadow at the Water's Edge", which redeemed the series for many, with lots of sleuthing, character interaction, exploration, and (best of all) no third person. I had the feeling that "The Captive Curse" would define where the Nancy Drew games were heading from hereon out, as "Shadow at the Water's Edge" was so different compared to most of the recent releases. After finally playing it, I'm very delighted to say that the classic formula is back. The Nancy Drew we all know, love, and missed has returned!Read more ›
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A. Gooding on June 28, 2011
Nancy Drew 24: The Captive Curse

-Before I Begin...
My review will be spilt up into sections and have a in-depth look at that topic. Then at the end of the review I round up the stars and give an overall rating.

-Interface
The interface is very simple, intuitive, and has not been changed from the previous release. What's new is that cell phone has changed (yet again). The new feature is the Hint Hotline app, which is only available on Junior Detective mode. I think the app is great, especially since the clues that Bess & George/Ned give aren't always helpful. The hint hotline is very good at giving as little or as much help as you want, however you cannot skip right to the spoiler you have to continue to go back and forth between the puzzle you are working on and the app itself. There are also some phone games (available on the Special Edition, not sure about the standard) I found the phone games kind of silly because they are from other past games, and they weren't very "arcade-ish" like most real life mobile games are. Anyways it's just a small nitpick. Otherwise I like the new phone interface, it's very streamlined. I'd also like to point out that this game is now a DVD-ROM, so it only requires one disc to fit all the game goodies. With it being a DVD I could definitely see how much smoother the game installation and game play itself was. I experienced no problems whatsoever.
*****

-Plot
Nancy Drew games seem to always have a strong plot and this one is no exception. Nancy has been hired by a rich investor to investigate a monster problem at Castle Finster in Germany. It's a straightforward mystery that's been recycled from many past games, but the setting and the motives are different.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By LH422 VINE VOICE on August 11, 2011
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I loved this game- I thought it was one of the better Nancy Drew games. In this game Nancy finds herself in Germany investigating monster sightings at a remote castle. The castle has a long history of legends surrounding the monster, and the monster has an appetite for young women, just like Nancy.

This game has the elements that make a Nancy Drew game fun. There's a large, beautiful castle to explore. There are people to talk to, and you have to talk to them repeatedly. The mini-games are complex, but not difficult, and they fit with the context of the story. There's no irritating mini-game that's nearly impossible to pass. I got many hours of gameplay from this game. I'd compare it to Blackmoor Manor and Crystal Skull. I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. The mini-games were so much better than previous ND games, and the artwork was absolutely amazing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tracy K. White on August 7, 2011
My sister and I own and have finished all the Nancy Drew games, so naturally we pre-ordered this game to complete our collection. It took a few days to complete, and overall we enjoyed this game.
Unlike games like "Trail of the Twister", in Captive Curse there was a TON of character interaction. In fact, that's mostly what it was. I didn't mind, because I'm more of a fan of the character interaction in the game than the puzzles. However, some of these characters talk a little TOO much. Like, Alejandro from Scarlet Hand, too much.
The 'monster' in this game was somewhat scary, but the times it appeared were so predictable some of the fun was lost.
It got boring, as there was no place to go except the castle, the courtyard, and paths through the forest.
The puzzles were fairly easy, and they were classic Nancy Drew ones combined with some new ideas.
The ending was very easy to accomplish, in my opinion, and lacked the suspense that most games have.
Overall, I liked this game. It reminded me of Danger By Design, one of my favorite games.
I would reccommend it to any Nancy Drew fan, new or old.
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