Her Interactive is producing Nancy Drew games for some time already. The basic principle behind every Nancy Drew game remains the same as a traditional first-place adventure game with some particular features such as a combination of inventory and complex puzzles, educational content, mini-games and some sort of mini computer or PDA that helps in keeping track of the information. Most of the Nancy Drew games require you to find hidden objects and solve plenty of puzzles in order to discover some well protected secret or to solve some enigmatic case.
However, Lights Cameras Curses! takes the basic hidden objects format and bring it into a new dimension of in keeping with the detective theme of solving mysterious cases. Now, is not enough to find hidden objects, you also need to combine
them in order to solve the current task. In each scene, the player must solve a mystery.
Nancy Drew is going to find some hidden objects and you need to combine them (in sets of two usually). The combined objects are going to either be used to further in game, either to unlock something in that particular level.
Finding hidden objects is not the main purpose in this game. The main idea is to find relations between two objects and combine them to solve various puzzles. The difficulty level grows as the game progress so you may encounter some difficult puzzles later on.
As in every Nancy Drew game, the interface is simple and easy to use and understand by any player. Nancy Drew comes with an inventory where player can collect different objects and combine them. Another important item is the PDA system that helps in organizing your messages.
From graphical point of view, Nancy Drew looks really good and this is important especially in this type of games where users must look very carefully for hidden objects. Sound is also good and Nancy Drew is voiced by the same actress as before.
Overall, Nancy Drew is a good, casual game that can bring a lot of entertainment for hiding objects fans. It is available for purchase by download so it can be downloaded and played immediately.