Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy Image

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  • Summary: Touted as the most romantic event to grace the ruined halls of Ireland's Castle Malloy, the Simmons-Mallory wedding was supposed to be a fairytale beginning, but now the groom is missing! Did a banshee crash the wedding or is this a case of cold feet? Can you, as Nancy Drew, unravel the knot of scattered clues and scary superstitions? You'll need to catch more than a bridal bouquet to make this a happily ever after. [Her Interactive] Expand
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  1. This game was beautifully done, fun to play, and gorgeous to look at. With only a few minor quibbles such as the darkness and the movements into 3rd person, I really loved this game
  2. Kids will really enjoy this game, and adults, as well. A great choice for a family game that everyone can play without worrying about inappropriate content. Probably best played as a cooperative effort between older and younger family members and friends.
  3. 80
    A solid adventure game. After all my doubt and skepticism, I'm having to eat my words. Nancy Drew isn't a "girl" game; it's a title all adventure gamers will enjoy.
  4. With its constantly improving game mechanics, light-hearted yet creepy atmosphere, and creative selection of puzzles, Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy is one of the more enjoyable Nancy Drew titles that I’ve played to date, and I’d recommend it to any of you who collect the series or enjoy a good mystery.
  5. Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy is an enjoyable adventure game in the classic mold.
  6. While The Haunting of Castle Malloy poses a genuine challenge that will take even experienced gamers between 10-15 hours, the unbalanced difficulty of the puzzles and mini-games combined with an uninteresting bunch of characters and locations results in one of the lesser Nancy Drew games on the market.
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  1. Aug 6, 2012
    There's a lot to like about this point-and-click game. Excellent ambience, nice graphics, good audio (if laughable accents, but done with humour), good music (one piece is lovely and haunting). And it's puzzle after puzzle, which generally fits into the story nicely. And the story is good too, as you'd expect. So far all good, but unfortunately the old UI makes it more annoying than it should be for experiencing today (2012), somewhat showing it's age, which is a shame, since The Haunted Carousel is similar but manages things much better and scores well even a few years later. The biggest bug-bear is the inventory, and how to use it inside the game. It can be quite annoying and tedious, it is easier to write everything down on a notepad beside to keyboard. A dual-screen of inventory-puzzle would have been much better. Most puzzles are good, but from time to time, you look at one, know how to solve it, but also know it'll take a while getting it all from (again) the inventory, so I just looked for a walkthrough to get pass it. And finally, the viewpoint goes from 3rd person, to fixed screen, to pan screen, inconsistency is never good, make it one type and keep to it. Still an enjoyable game, worth playing even as an adult, and passes the time quite nicely. Played with someone who can write things down would make it an enjoyable experience. Expand