So I just played the new Nancy Drew Game :Tomb of the Lost Queen. Beware of some Spoilers.
First of all, I was excited to have an Egyptian themes Drew game. I just knew there were to be secret rooms galore! My sister and I were always sticklers for secret rooms and trick doors. If a ND game didn't have enough we would rate it pretty low. Of course this is just my preference, but I love a large platform to explore.
So Nancy's on a archaeological dig for an recently discovered Egyptian Tomb. Of course something goes wrong and Nancy ends up having to solve a mystery. I was kind of happy to have so many twist with the back story of the characters. It really kept the game fresh and exciting. Also, I didn't mind the reading the books on Egypt and the History of different queens. Some of the books you have to go through in these games can be excruciatingly boring, but not Tomb of the Lost Queen.
The puzzles were creative enough, but not that hard. I still don't know if it's because I grew up and have gotten smarter or they've been dumbing them down. I hope I'm just smarter. That would at least make me feel better.
You only have Bess to talk to and that Professor Hotchkiss
again who never remembers your name? No Ned, which made me sad. One of my favorite things about the old games was calling your friends for hits. I sorta think the hints hotline is useless.
You get to decipher hieroglyphics throughout the game. Part of them can be translated with your book (just clicking on your book and then clicking on the hieroglyphics) the other times you have to solve them yourself by trying to break the code. Once you've done a few, it gets easier since the code is the same for all of them.
All in all, I love this game and would recommend it to anybody interested in getting into the ND games.