The renowned Clue Bender Society admits only the world's greatest detectives, so naturally teen sleuth Nancy Drew is on the short list of prospective new members. But before being admitted, Nancy must join two other exceptional candidates in completing a series of challenges to determine whether she has what it takes to join this elite group. If she can solve the mysteries before the others, she'll become the Society's newest member. But when a secret book containing solutions to some of history's most enduring mysteries goes missing, the game turns all too real. Now Nancy and her fellow applicants have been enlisted to help the Society recover the book and if they don't find it within the next 24 hours, the consequences for the world may be dire.
Take on the role of legendary girl detective Nancy Drew as you hunt for clues in Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Clue Bender Society. Complete investigative tasks ranging from retrieving and identifying fingerprints to following and interrogating suspects. Do your best to stay calm and evade danger, stick to the shadows to avoid detection, and make use of Nancy's Clue Journal to uncover new information. Pursue the missing tome across nine compelling chapters that unfold in an intriguing graphic novel format designed to pay tribute to the classic book series. Demonstrate your detective skills to get to the bottom of the mystery and prove you have what it takes to stand alongside the famous Nancy Drew and the members of the Clue Bender Society.
Play as Nancy Drew and attempt to recover a missing book filled with dangerous secrets
Use the DS's unique touch screen controls to access clues, navigate an all-new map feature and more
Play contextual detective games that affect your progression through the game, as well as conversation and unlocking games
Keep track of incoming information with a new cell phone feature
Apply your lock-picking skills in order to sneak into areas and search for clues
Tackle progressively more difficult tasks over the course of nine chapters, including fingerprint retrieval and identification, following suspects, sneaking around, inspecting items and even snowmobiling and boating
Check current objectives and discover new information in Nancy's Clue Journal
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.