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Passing Judgement: Shadow at the Water's Edge

The fans have spoken, and Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge is a huge hit! Snooping is back, the characters are interesting, and this was indeed the scariest Nancy Drew game in the series.  So we're extremely thrilled with what our fans had to say, and hope that our next game can meet the bar we just set...

The professional reviewers also had their take on this mystery adventure game.  They seemed to want more from the series and additional features, such as dialog fast forwaring.  The points they bring up are interesting and something we'll considering in creating future games, but we'll always come back to what our fans want.  We won't make any changes that will ruin the core experience and the way you've become accustomed to playing the games.  But it's always good to get an outside opinion.  Here's what the reviewers are saying:

"Shadows at Water's Edge is one of the less linear entries in the Nancy Drew series... The exotic and beautiful Japanese setting adds a breath of fresh air to the series, allowing players plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in Japanese culture and learn a thing or two. Like past Drew games, the puzzles can get quite challenging and can't be skipped which might result in some frustration. A skip option for the dialogue might have been nice as well, since some of the characters tend to talk quite slowly. Overall, though, Shadow at Water's Edge has all the ingredients of another worthy entry to the well-respected series." ~Common Sense Media

"Shadow at the Water’s Edge is a good game with a fascinating horror story to enjoy, but the need to solve large number puzzles could make the game less appealing to some people. Still, it’s quite fun and definitely worth playing." ~The Adrenaline Vault

"The Nancy Drew games are still always worth investigating. They carry with them enough charm and chutzpah to override the wobbles of the odd alarming puzzle or timed panic. If you’ve enjoyed previous and recent Nancy Drew adventures then it’s a safe bet that you’ll have a good time with Shadow at the Water’s Edge as well." ~GameBoomers

What do you guys think?  Do you agree with the professional reviewers?

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