Nancy Drew®: Warnings at Waverly Academy is a first-person perspective, point-and-click adventure game. The player is Nancy Drew and has to solve a mystery. Explore rich environments for clues, interrogate suspects, and solve puzzles and mini-games.
The dialogue, the graphics, and the events stay very true to the Nancy Drew series. There are puzzles, there's mystery, and there's bits and pieces of easter eggs spread through out the game.
I appreciate how they stay true to the spirit of Nancy Drew - there's never a vulgar word, graphic content, and it never forgets who she is.
♥ The graphics are better than the older titles.
There are some Nancy Drew games that feature more dated, clumsy graphics and a clunky inventory/clicking system. However Warnings at Waverly Academy is one of the updated games, thankfully without the awkward, clay like people animations and overly sized arrows.
♥ I enjoyed the mini games.
Usually when I play Nancy Drew games, I don't pay too much attention to the mini games, seeing as I'm more focused on solving a mystery or two. With Warnings at Waverly Academy, I actually enjoyed playing them, something I was pleased with! If you want to expand your play time, this is a great way to do so.
✘ The puzzles.
If I have to do that science puzzle again, I will quit. Uninstall steam, done...
If you want challenging puzzles, this one has it, in full! They just weren't quite to my taste, blarg because the rewards for solving the puzzles weren't there.
✘ The characters were blah.
I don't think this is a failure as a Nancy Drew title, however I don't think it's the best it could be, not even close. In the The White Wolf of Icicle Creek all the AI drew me in - they were interesting, unique, and I still remember them years later. However with Waverly, they just didn't feel "real" to me, nor did I feel like their personalities showed through as best as they could with their dialogue and the ways she would interact with them.
✘ The ending felt ....off.
One thing I appreciate about Nancy Drew games is the fact that the endings tie the game together, pulling in the obvious with the small, hidden hints that you may have missed story wise. There's usually a twist and a turn with a nice seasoning on top. This I found utterly lacking with Warnings at Waverly Academy.
Overall if you're intent on playing every Nancy Drew game, this is worth playing. However if you are new to Nancy Drew games or only wish to play the best ones, avoid Waverly Academy.
Hey I was taking pictures at the beginning of the game, but for some reason I can get out of the camera mode on my phone. I tried clicking menu on the bottom, but it is unclickable? I want to read the texts I'm recieving but I cant. Bug? Please help.