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  • Summary: You, as Nancy Drew, are undercover at a prestigious girls' boarding school to discover the culprit behind threatening notes and dangerous accidents aimed at its valedictorian candidates! Is there a secret someone wants to protect or are the malicious pranks intended to scare away the competition - permanently? Solve the mystery before the threats turn deadly and you're expelled from the case! [Her Interactive] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
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  1. But even with all of these positive attributes, not to mention the other hallmarks of the series – the fabulous soundtrack, the suspenseful timed ending, the plot twists, the historical research, the phone calls to Nancy’s friend and boyfriend – I found the game very underwhelming.
  2. The puzzles are engaging without being too taxing, and are mixed into the story nicely. The plot is paced well. I just couldn't find anything about this game I didn't like, except that it is a bit short.
  3. Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy is a challenging, quality adventure game.
  4. Probably written with the back-to-school season and Halloween in mind, Warnings at Waverly Academy is a refreshing change of pace for Nancy Drew as, for once, we get to see Nancy in a school setting being a somewhat more normal teenage girl.
  5. Warnings at Waverly Academy proves that Nancy Drew has come a long way since she made bobby socks hot in 1930. As a value point-and-click adventure/puzzle title, it may not be the valedictorian, but it’s good enough for honor roll.
  6. In all, this game is one for the younger and loyal crowd of Nancy Drew followers; all others can take a pass.
  7. Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy is an excellent example of a game that could have been a lot of fun had it just done a few things differently.

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  1. Feb 24, 2011
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    Another very poor Nancy Drew game. I grew addicted to these games because I love the mystery solving and intrigue. This game feels more like a cat fest at an all girls boarding school. There is no suspense, the puzzles are dull and I found the eventual outcome very disappointing. Expand