It is amazing how such a long series can still be fresh and entertainment. "Warnings at Waverly Academy" is the first 21st century adventure for Nancy Drew. With this new title, Nancy Drew basically steps into the computer world with new and interesting features.
The story behind this new title is quite simple: the Waverly Academy is experiencing some nasty practical jokes. Behind these jokes we have only one secret identity: the "Black Cat". The parents are upset about all these and a senior has left the academy.
The administration is asking for Nancy Drew help in solving this problem and finding the "Black Cat". As soon as she arrives at the academy, Nancy is approached by some important seniors. These characters are the perfect portrait for goth, misfit, jock, mean girl and sate
llite teenagers but they are well designed and interesting. From here, the new adventure of Nancy Drew starts.
As in any Nancy Drew game, you have to solve lots of puzzles. However, these puzzles are a bit easier than in many Nancy Drew games so this new title is a bit more accessible for new players.
These puzzles are various and in range of spatial, memory, manipulative and logic puzzles. In addition to these puzzles, players can also learn many cool stuffs and the focus is especially on Edgar Allen Poe and his books.
Besides the usual features from a Nancy Drew game, we can find here some new cool stuff. For example, the player can take pictures as a task from various people. Interesting here are these people comments on your pictures.
Another thing is the "losing clause". If Nancy is losing more times on a row at some arcade game, she will receive the needed item anyway. This can be seeing as another feature designed to make new comers job easier.
"Warnings at Waverly Academy" is not an extremely long game but it will keep you busy. The environment is not that large as you may be used on others Nancy Drew games but is filled with many puzzles, mini games and characters. All these are creating a nice diversity and enough hours of entertainment experience.
The graphical elements knew a big improvement since the last Nancy Drew game. We have a nice 3D graphic, detailed and animated. The music and sound effects are also really good and perfectly chosen to complete the Nancy Drew atmosphere.