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Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge Game Review

Updated on May 8, 2015

In the 23rd installment of the game series from Her Interactive, Nancy solves a haunted mystery.

Things seem to be off to a great start as Nancy travels to Japan for some rest after solving her last mystery. Entering the ryokan (inn) she will be staying in, she announces her reservation. Only seconds later a portrait falls off the wall, upsetting one of the owners. Curious as always, Nancy wonders why. Shortly after she learns that the ryokan is a haunted hot spot! She begins to uncover the story, digging deeper and deeper, setting off a string of mysterious and eerie events. Locked rooms, broken mirrors, shadows outside on her balcony late at night! Is Nancy being scared by someone.. or something?

Packed with challenging puzzles and Japanese culture, this game offers players a chance to step into another world and help solve a spooky mystery.


My personal game experience

I'm not usually a fan of the haunted gameplay, but I liked the mystery behind the story and gave it a try. It was definitely a challenge! The story line is great, the graphics are great and the scare moments really made me jump. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a mystery with a spooky twist.

I would not however recommend it to younger children due to the scare factor. It may be a little much on them.

Official Game Trailer from Her Interactive

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Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge can be purchased as a disc, digital download, or a box set (2 games in one) from Amazon or through the official Her Interactive game site.

I have the boxed set, which includes the game Trail of The Twister (review coming soon). I would recommend both games to any Nancy Drew fan.


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