The Real Deal

We’ll be posting some contest details later today, but first I wanted to drop a post about something discussed in the office today; Characters.

We’ve had a myriad of suspects in our 10 years of making ND games, some more memorable than others. With such a huge variety, we’ll often begin a short “kitchen meeting” (AKA a water-cooler debate) about some of the qualities that make some characters more likable than others. It would seem many of our personal favorites (Sonny Joon, Professor Hotchkiss, Eustacia Andropov) are all quirky and eccentric characters. While they are interesting to listen to and interact with, I can’t help but feel sorry for all those other wonderful characters that often get overlooked. You know; the necessary elements that help build a good story and encompass great characterization. Joseph Hughes, Donal Delany, Tino Balducci, just to name a few. Sometimes I can totally see their “life after the case.” Adding characters that are believable, ones that you can like, or even champion is great… especially if you fall for the villain! 😛

Is there a suspect you’re a total fan of?

Anyway, just thought I’d share some of the office chatter. Send me a line if you’ve got the time, I’d like to hear your thoughts. See ya in a few.

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8 responses to “The Real Deal”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I LOVED Eustacia Andropov! I really wish you guys would bring her back. I’ve also been waiting for Simone Mueller to make another appearance (besides the e-mail in Resorting to Danger). I’d, personally, like to see Ned appear in the game as a playable character like you guys have done with the Hardy Boys, Bess, and George. And c’mon, when are you going to let us see Sonny Joon? One last thing. Please, please, please don’t bring Tino back. That guy is a jerk!

  2. HelenaBergFan says:

    Well, isn’t it obvious. I like Helena Berg. Written right here on my name.
    But I changed my mind when I played WAC, so Mel Corbalis is my favorite character since she doesn’t blend in with the crowd and became herself. Very unique.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I loved Heather McKay & Dave Gregory. I would like to see Ned in a game or even have Bess & George in another game. Also, I think it would be fun to see a “life after the case” for those you mentioned even though Tino drives me bananas! 🙂

  4. Carlina says:

    Shorty rules! I don’t know why, but Shorty is one of my favorites. There should be a Shorty fanclub…

  5. Kaitie says:

    My top 3 favorite ND characters[not counting Nancy’s friends] are Professor Hotchkiss, Henry Bolet and Mel Corbalis. Hotchkiss because, well, she’s eccentric, like you said! I love those wacky ones. Henry because his background story was so sad but intriguing; it made me want to learn more about him! And Mel because we’re kind of alike, with her “I-don’t-care-what-people-think” thing. She’s just herself, and doesn’t try to change that.

  6. KingsRider says:

    I’m a fan of Dirk Valentine. He is the most awesomest guy from all the games and everything about him intrigued me =)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Mel and Jane are very awesome and I totaly fell in love with Henry Bolet! Henry, Mel, Jane, Eustacia (and Vivian, but especially Eustacia), Hotchkiss, and Sonny are my favorite characters. (Isis is my favorite animal!)

    I hope all of them will come back in future games!

  8. Victoria says:

    Henry Bolet – Favorite guy character
    Jane – Favorite female character

    I would love to see them again!

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