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  • Summary: It’s 1930 and Nancy Drew is asked to visit Emily Crandall in Titusville, a girl whom Nancy knows only through a mutual friend. She and her mother had been counting on the generosity of their kindly but strange neighbor, Josiah Crowley, to leave them part of his estate to support the inn they own. But in his will, everything was left to Richard Topham, his ESP teacher. A contested will, a suffering girl, suspicious psychics – can Nancy solve the mystery before time runs out? [Her Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Cybersleuths will enjoy the period music, a playable minigolf course, research in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and a nice variety of classic and novel puzzles.
  2. A pretty tough game, but mystery buffs and Nancy Drew fans will have a blast playing as the famous sleuth.
  3. It’s not the “bees knees”s, and it’s not “all wet”, but it’s “keen;” good enough to keep you busy for a short period of time, and I’m sure some gamers will find something positive to say about some of the things I found negative. Case closed.
  4. A good game, but not one that lives up to the high standards set by previous Nancy Drew games. It's just too short.
  5. 75
    The controls, graphics and story are great, but length and lack of replay value brings the game down - but it's always nice to play something different now and then.
  6. 70
    In the end, Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock comes across as one of the lesser games in the ever popular series and that’s simply based on the puzzle content which is incredibly easy.
  7. Clock is pleasant but inconsequential. The puzzles are interesting but among the easiest of the series, and the mini-games are generally fun but poorly integrated into the story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. TanyaR.
    Oct 22, 2005
    Fun, and very puzzling. Will keep you busy for hours!
  2. ShawnH.
    Dec 26, 2005
    A fun distraction to keep you busy for a few hours. The game is moderately difficult, though some of the puzzles are too simple and easily solved. Some of the solutions were so obvious that I found myself solving them before I had even gathered any evidence or clues from the game. The music fits the time period, and voice acting is good. Graphics are not groundbreaking but are well-drawn and detailed. The game is not very long and can be finished in 2 or 3 sessions. I would recommend this for 11-16 year olds. My 11 year old watched me play and was able to solve most of the puzzles. Expand