About the Product
- 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 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.
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?
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.
Minimum System Requirements
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
Interesting characters & suspects.
Hidden rooms & passages.
Vivid game environments.
*This game will NOT run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac).
Top Customer Reviews
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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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the first "new" Nancy Drew game I've played in a looong time. The newest I'd played to date was Shadow at the Water's Edge and that was like a year ago, so to say... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Llama Mama
Arrived quickly just before Christmas. My daughter's very happy with the game!Published 6 months ago by WoMack Daddy
Can't stop playing this game, even after I finished it! So authentic, funny, and even a little creepy/spooky-- an element that has been absent from previous game before it. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Abigail
bought as a christmas present , she has all the games so added this one to help her complete the new ones outPublished 20 months ago by barbara james