I love nancy drew games, but this particular game in the series was a little dissapointing. when playing a nancy drew game you expect to have an interesting plot that makes you feel like you are part of the mystery, but the plot to this game did not live up to the thrill of previous games in the series. it was a little lame because of the lack of danger present, the feeling that someone is out to get rid of you is very weak in this game, which is upsetting because that was a great strength of the other games. some of the puzzles were frustrating, but others were alot of fun and rewarding. definitely not one of the best of the series, but it is still a good game. the few frustrations only showed up a few times in the game so it isnt really that big of a deal. I give it a 6/10, but if your more of a mainstream gamer, I wouldnt suggest this game to you, its for those who enjoy casual games.
Although I have been a Nancy Drew game enthusiast since the fifth game was released, I have to say that this game left me sorely disappointed. The plotline of the game is stale and short. Most tasks are not part of solving the mystery, but rather errands and chores given by other characters. The game is also disappointingly short. I finished the game in two short sittings (Steam records that I played 11 hours but this is incorrect; I have been experiencing some home IT issues that increased my calculated gameplay). Other ND mysteries have at least held my attention through a few difficult puzzle series. The "size" of the environment was also far too small. The whole game is spent in three small areas: a house, a barn, and a shop (3 rooms in the house, 2 rooms in the shop, and 1 barn area). The only exceptions are the outside area (where 2 activities are held) and driving on the roads (which was more of an annoyance than a fun game element). Trail of the Twister is unfortunately my least favorite Nancy Drew game yet. I hope Her Interactive can step up their game and bring back the excitement seen in games like Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake and The Curse of Blackmoor Manor.
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4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2013
This game dispenses with the Scooby Doo-esque myth-debunking elements of other Nancy Drew adventures, in favor of a more country-fried whodunit -- think Veronica Mars crossed with Fargo, set against a backdrop of some truly fearsome weather phenomena. The unique setting -- a struggling university storm-chasing operation in Oklahoma's notorious "Tornado Alley" region -- provides set-up for some clever puzzles and task-oriented sleuthing, based on an interesting mix of real-world meterology, heartland history (the Trail of Tears! Dust Bowl settlements!), small-town social dynamics, and, um, dubious agricultural techniques.
This was less of a mystery and more of a chore list. If you like solving puzzles, then this is your game. (I made frequent stops to the barn to mess with the circuit boards) This is one of those timeline games where you do certain tasks and then told to go to bed. One of the last days it took forever for me to find the flag to let you go to bed. Had to google it. Found that others were having this problem. Plot line was straight forward, it didn't take me long to solve.
It's much better the Ransom of Seven Ships, but is not one of my favorites. I would recommend Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake if you're looking for this sort of genre of Nancy Drew games.
I've been having problems with this game such as an application load error. I have tried many things to try to make the game work again but nothing has helped. Other then that I love this game and do reccomend it.
Truly horrendous excuse for an adventure game. It is really sad what's happened to the Nancy Drew games. They really used to be great. Everything I've played after Blackmoor Manor (which was excellent by the way) are absolute garbage and not worth anyone's money. If you want to play a Nancy Drew game, I highly recomend Treasure in the Royal Tower, Secret of the Scarlet Hand, and the aforementioned Curse of Blackmoor Manor.