Nancy Drew: Secrets can Kill

Nancy Drew: Secrets can Kill

skyzestar Nov 21, 2012 @ 2:33pm
Game Has Wrong Title
I just wanted to let everyone know that this is actually Nancy Drew: Secrets can Kill Remastered, not the original "Secrets can Kill", which is the first of the Nancy Drew series. This is very important since the manufacturing actually stopped making the first "Secrets can Kill" Nancy Drew game.
Last edited by skyzestar; Nov 21, 2012 @ 2:34pm
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Osiris~ Sep 6, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
What is different other than updated graphics and interface?
Kormandyr Sep 8, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
@ Osiris: More easter eggs, different call options, and a different ending than the previous one. The puzzles have been altered and improved, and the storyline has been refined a little.
Osiris~ Sep 8, 2013 @ 5:09pm 
Heh ... Thanks for letting me know.
sensitivestoic Dec 27, 2014 @ 12:57am 
This actually is an important distinction to make. Not only that, but the "c" for "Can" is lowercase rather than capitalized as all other titles are. It seems like Steam or someone was just lazy when typing the title for this game (or is this just because "can" is considered an article word? Not sure, but there are a few inconsistencies admist Steam's rendering of the Nancy Drew titles).
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Osiris~ Nov 4 @ 7:35am 
Okay so based on your comments I purchased the Original not the Remastered edition. It is my understanding that there are some missing voiceovers and puzzles in the remastered version as well.

I have noticed today, to my astonishment, that it will only install the lesser Remastered version. That is NOT what I purchased.

Should I go back to cd/dvd purchases if they are going to the digital bait and switch on some of these titles?

Anyone -- Thank you in advance.
sensitivestoic Nov 4 @ 3:47pm 
@Osiris Actually just to clarify, you did purchase the correct game. However, Steam has not been very accurate in depicting this as the Remastered version. All of the other digital games are exact copies of their physical counterparts. Secrets Can Kill is the only game that was "Remastered" as it was too old to run on many modern systems and required more than one disc to play. If you check out (the publisher's website) you will see there are two versions of Secrets Can Kill- the original 1998 version and the 2010 re-released version. In the 2010 version (which is the one available on Steam) there was a major graphics overhaul to match modern Nancy Drew titles and some puzzles, characters, and story-plots were adjusted. Overall though it's pretty faithful to the intentions of the 1998 version. You aren't being gimmicked in any way. It's just someone at Steam may not have known that there was an original 1998 version and the "Remastered" naming scheme marks the 2010 edition as a different version. It's still the full game and by no means a lesser version. Does that make sense? If you're still confused I would recommend using the publisher's website to understand the difference between the 1998 and 2010 versions. All of this confusion affects only the Secrets Can Kill title as it is the only one that has been changed or revised over the years. I have bought many digital versions on Steam and they all work great.
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Osiris~ Nov 4 @ 5:29pm 
Thanks for your input!
Well, it is good to hear that not much changed in the Remastered and I have researched this a little. Maybe I should clarify my point a bit regarding what I purchased versus what I now have.

When I purchased the game 3 years ago or so there were 2 Secrets can Kill on steam. One said Remastered and the other on did not. So I assumed I purchased the older version since it did not have the Remastered and it was a cheaper price. The reason I originally came here 3 years ago was to decide which to buy and find out why there were 2 titles - one with Remastered.

So clearly I have the question of what did I buy - afterall why would one be $20 and the other be $5. I clearly thought at $5 I would be getting the original release.

Most important, I needed to say something if I did indeed buy the Original and now all I have is the Remastered. If I had purchased the disk I would still have the luxury of having the old graphics,etc -a game that is expensive on ebay probably. While I care less regarding this title and I am fine with whatever, some people want the original for nostalgia -like the original Elders Scroll, half-life, diablo,Counter-Strike would be nostalgic to some.

I have many of the older original Nancy Drews on disk and they will ALL work on wn xp,7,8. You can even get the older ones -epsodes 3,4,and 5- from Amazon digital and they work flawless-I have no idea why they are not available through steam but I wish they were.

I hope that helps clarify my concern but it is confusing.
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