Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge

Nancy Drew®:
Shadow at the Waters Edge

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  • Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by learning about origami, tea ceremonies, and calligraphy
  • Create custom anime-style characters for your in-game phone
  • Play fun mini-games such as pachinko and Sudoku
  • Choose from Junior or Senior Detective difficulty levels

 GUEST REVIEW by Ruth from Mom's Musings!

I grew up reading Nancy Drew books, I think my mom still has the whole set. The yellow, hardcover collection. I loved Nancy Drew and how I would get totally sucked into the mystery. I had a hard time putting the book down, until I figured out the ending. I loved that time in my life, the imagination, the excitement of a new book, the reality I would feel while reading the book.

So, when my friend Tara asked if I would review one of these video games, I was on it!! I have girls that age and I thought it would be fun to introduce them to something from my childhood.

The week of March Break we had my 12 year old niece over. They were bored, they had already played outside, cleaned, played Kinect I set them up with the Nancy Drew game to see what they thought of it. My niece was GLUED to it!! She has figured out how to get further in the game and has finished certain tasks.

She says "It is good so far. It is very, very interesting and it teaches you a little bit about Japan that I didn't know before. Like what it is like in Japan. It is sometimes easy and sometimes hard to figure out, when it is hard I just keep trying or I skip that part and look for more mysteries to solve."

My niece says she would give it 4 thumbs up. She really likes the game.

(Now I know what to get her for her birthday, but don't tell her that;-)

Grace (9), had a turn at playing the game too. She enjoyed it and sat at the computer trying to figure it out. It was a bit harder for her to get through the different areas, but she said that she really did enjoy the game. I think in another year or so, she will love it even more!!

Grace said "I like how you can solve mysteries, it was hard and maybe I will figure it out better another time. But it was cool to see Japan and that the mystery was in Japan."

I would definitely recommend this game for 11/12 year olds and up. It is a game that my kids are going to enjoy playing for a while. I like that they will be learning, thinking, and problem solving while playing this game, not just sitting their aimlessly.

4 thumbs up from us!!

* You can read more from Ruth on her blog- Mom's Musings. You can also find her on twitter and facebook

Thanks so much to HER Interactive for sending us this game to review. 


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