Go Undercover in Paris and Unravel a Case in Style!
You, as Nancy Drew, intern undercover in a prestigious fashion design studio in Paris. The lead designer, Minette, hasn’t quite been herself lately. She hides behind a white mask and often throws tantrums, even firing several employees. Mysterious threats arrive at the old windmill studio and other troubles lurk in the underbelly of the City of Lights. Can you help Minette release her latest clothing line on time? Or will your sleuthing abroad meet an unfashionable end in Nancy Drew: Danger by Design?
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“The graphics in Danger by Design is well done for an adventure game of this nature and year (2006); you will find a unique blend of real life photos mixed in together with detailed game artwork.” -- Daily PC Game Reviews
“Danger by Design is just as fascinating as Minette, and far less frustrating. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes Nancy Drew, and many who like adventure games.” -- Adventure Gamers
“Nancy Drew: Danger By Design is an entertaining and challenging game that should be a refreshing change for casual game players. If you don't mind the huge download and some tricky puzzles, you're in for a fun adventure with well-written dialogue, many locations and a clever mystery to solve - if you're smart enough, that is.” -- Gamezebo
“As proof, I enjoyed the game the whole way through, and I'm a young adult male who usually plays M-rated action games. For those holding out hope that Sierra or LucasArts will eventually come to their senses, or anyone who wants to give their brain a workout, Her Interactive's Nancy Drew: Danger by Design is a fair amount of fun for a low price.” -- File Factory Games
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One of my favorite Nancy Drew games in the series. The end challenge is alittle silly but I love all the puzzles and the characters are all very interesting and fun!
Hey, I'm Australian and lemme me tell you...we are not all like J.J Ling. What a prat. Ugh, also...I'm not fat, but if I was..I'd also be offended at that. I'm not even that easily offended I was just annoyed that the one Australian character is a royal pain in the butt. But hey, pretty good game.
this one was just ok. the ending was weird but it was funny when you find out why minette was wearing the mask. the story was good the music was ok. i had to look on walkthrough for the tea puzzle (and just most of the puzzles in general) i like minettes personality.
I liked the plot, at least how it was presented. But the overall story was kind of empty. The ending was a bit disappointing as well. I had fun though, just not as much as with the other games.
This game was medium, I had to go on the website for some of the harder codes and there were a few times Nancy had to look at something before knowing what to do next. I loved all the locations and I actually learned a lot of French by the end! It was a good balance between talking to people and puzzles, and I loved the days! The ending has an awesome, weird, and funny twist! One of my all time favorites!
This game really brought out a sense of the beauty and fun that is Paris. A really fun and at times hilarious game. The ending was actually very funny but also made you think about actions and the consequences they have.
Really great to play even if you have no interest in fashion. Great characters and scenery. Fun mini-games. Fun plot. Overall a great game.
Nancy's in Paris working as an assistant to the "rude" fashion designer Minette, but she's really there to investigate Minette's erratic behavior.
Delve into the fashion world, put together designs, run errands around Paris. Eat at a cafe, make parfait, explore in the park and haggle with vendors. Sneak into the catacombs beneath the city and explore the waterlogged tunnels.
There are so many little fun things to do in this game, making cookies, painting pictures. Plus an appearance by Prudence Rutherford as a phone friend. Danger by Design is a lot of fun, a great choice if you're new to Nancy Drew.
This game never gets old. Though the "mystery" itself is, in my opinion, a bit dull compared to other games, the sub-plot and culture-based puzzles of the game make up for it. I love that Parisian food, fashion design, language, and history were incorporated into this game. The cultural elements were seamlessly blended into the plot and the puzzles, making for fun yet interesting gameplay. The characters weren't my favorite of all time, and it's a bit of a bummer that you can never have a conversation with Hugo Butterly, seeing as the characters lead you to believe that he's important to the plot. But overall, I have enjoyed playing this game again and again. It's just awesome!
HER Interactive has done it again in this wonderful game. Stepping into Paris, France, the characters have charming accents, the map takes one to different areas of the city, and one is even given the opportunity to buy items from Parisian vendors. The game is thrilling and provides the perfect amount of puzzles for a master--or junior--sleuther. This game has it all and leaves the sleuth wanting more when the game has finally ended.
This game was the first Nancy Drew game that I played when I was younger, and it got me hooked on ND for life. I loved the cultural aspects and the plot of the game like getting to learn some of the history of Paris.
10 to Adult
Retail Release July 2006
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Why is this famous couture designer acting strangely and wearing a mask? Unwelcome surprises and looming deadlines cause Minette to throw tantrums and fire employees. She’s your boss, so watch out, or else you’ll blow your cover!
A perfect size 12 with a taste for mint chocolate chip cookies, JJ was tricked into signing an exclusive fitting model contract for Minette. A little revenge could go a long way to satisfy someone who deserves her just desserts.
As a famed photographer, Dieter dated Minette, but the romance fizzled. He also obsessively searches for his great uncle’s lost treasure. Is he trying to get revenge for his broken heart or does he know the secrets of the moulin?
THE critical voice when it comes to fashion. A writer of nasty reviews for Glam Glam magazine, this author is unpopular and scorned as a “conceited Nichtsnutz” by some. Having the power to shape the fashion industry can corrupt and lead to some reckless behavior!
She endures the nightmare that is Minette to gain a foothold in the fashion industry. After all, the quickest way to the top is to steal trade secrets, dethrone the reigning queen, and appoint yourself as the successor.