Comparing LIE

Earlier in the season, I briefly compared Labyrinth of Lies to the older games. The two I found to be closest in “feel” and “theme” were The Final Scene and Secret of the Scarlet Hand. This is because FIN had the theater theme, and SSH had the museum and cultural learning themes. But that’s really about it. LIE doesn’t have a perfect “sister” game to pair up with, it’s rather different than the other games (in a good way I think).

Have you played through Labyrinth of Lies? Which games would you compare it with? (I’ve seen a few fans compare it to Curse of Blackmoor Manor.)


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12 responses to “Comparing LIE”

  1. ND's #1 fan says:

    Cool! I’m so excited for tomorrow!!!! 😀 LIE will be released in stores, and if I don’t get it and play it the same day I think I shall burst from excitement and suspense. LOL 😛

  2. Shainnen Somerville says:

    I kind of think that LIE’s soundtrack is a little bit like The Phantom of Venice. That exotic but cultural music that’s in the soundtrack of VEN that’s very similar. Also, I think LIE is a little similar to Tomb of the Lost Queen, only because of the historic similarity, since both games teach you a little bit about each country itself. Historic and cultural games I think are the best kind of games in the Nancy Drew series, I think it’s wonderful at the end of the day we can learn something from these games and take it with us to our knowledge 🙂

  3. HourEleven says:

    Is Labyrinth of Lies coming to Steam? I’m a day 1 buyer, but didn’t even know there was any games released after Thornton Hall because they haven’t popped up on Steam.

  4. Katie says:

    I felt it most closely reminded me of Secret of the Scarlet Hand. Which is great, because SSH is my all time favorite Nancy Drew game! Both Final Scene and Blackmoor Manor are good games to compare it to as well. Less for the acting setting, and more for another important aspect of the game which I really enjoyed. I remember thinking “Wow, this game does _____ as well as Blackmoor Manor!” That’s quite the compliment. Great game. My favorite that you’ve made in a long, long time. As I didn’t enjoy MED, I was more than pleasantly surprised. Keep up the great work! Also, I enjoyed the teaser for the next game. Looks fun!

  5. Will L. says:

    Definitely SSH, but like you said only because of the museum tasks like building the temples and labeling the vases. I can see how it’s similar to CUR too with all the underground areas to explore, but though the LIE sets were much prettier than the tunnels in CUR, it was more interesting to find a new place in CUR because it happened over the course of the game, instead of just all at once being able to get into all the sets like in LIE.

  6. Phoenix Wright says:

    I played through the whole game yesterday. There’s nothing like playing Nancy Drew on a rainy day 🙂

  7. Kimi says:

    I agree with the FIN and SSH comparisons.
    Perhaps a little bit of the Haunted Carousel as well, mostly because of how Nancy got to go behind the scenes and see the broken down rides, etc.

  8. Angela says:

    I thought it was kind of similar to TMB, in the sense of historical and cultural context – it contained educational factors and with ‘special treasures’ and what not. I also thought it had few similarities with the past few games in terms of the puzzles, etc. Overall, fantastic! 🙂

  9. Artie says:

    I also think it’s most relatable to Secret of the Scarlet Hand. I have to say, LIE had one of the most different and most enjoyable endings! Very well done 🙂

  10. Eileen says:

    I was just wondering: Are you going to have a downloadable version of the game on amazon? Thank you!

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