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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby Petrichor » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:43 pm

I didn't know anything about them firing the majority of their staff until I started wondering where the heck the new game was last fall. :P I also assumed that Lani Minella had left on fairly amicable terms, but apparently when HER Interactive let Lani go, she was asked to do Midnight in Salem with the understanding that it would be her last game, and she refused.

I do think the fans are going a little crazy, though. I know it's disappointing not to get a game for two years when you're used to two every year, but alas, we are by no means entitled to them. If the company wants to alienate their entire fanbase by refusing to update them on the game, then I guess that's their prerogative, although it is frustrating and disappointing. :( I just have to wonder what's going to happen if they do eventually release MID. I don't really believe all the angry people who keep saying, "Even if it is released, I won't play it! :x " ...yeah, you probably will. ;) But if they don't like it, they might not stick around for the next game, given what HER has put the fans through.
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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby bookworm » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Wow I didn't realize it was so long without a new game now! It would seem something is definitely going on there, but I would hope it's not as dire a situation as you make it out.

Back when that app thing launched I did raise an eyebrow, but I didn't consider it may lead to significant corporate issues, I just thought it was another questionable attempt to branch out. Like that short lived Dossier experiment. Those bombed so hard they actually scrapped the next one that was actively in development right?

Anyway, in my own journey with the games I've finally been able to slowly make some progress in catching up. I finished The Shattered Medallion, and I have purchased Labyrinth of Lies, but haven't been able to start it yet.
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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby Petrichor » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:08 pm

It's been almost a year since I made my last post summarizing the state of Her Interactive and Nancy Drew games. Still no real news. Still no game. Bye-bye, Nancy Drew. :(

They did release this kind of weird newsletter that says they're aiming to release the game in Spring 2019, but that was about four months ago, and since then, no updates.
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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby bookworm » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:21 am

I have gotten all caught up finally. I took so long I thought the next game would be about ready to release by the time I was ready and I could skip the wait everyone else had to go through, but I guess not. At least mine won't be as long as the people who have been waiting for this one since the beginning.
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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby Petrichor » Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:18 pm

I'm still kind of torn on whether or not I should keep my hopes up for a new game being released, or if I should just give up waiting and be pleasantly surprised if at some point something is released. I still think they must be trying to release something since they keep their Facebook page and newsletter active, and they did just give away a fairly lucrative prize. I guess we'll see what Spring 2019 brings.

On a happier note, I started playing The Final Scene with my niece today. It was her first time playing Nancy Drew, and it brought back all sorts of happy memories for me, since it was my first Nancy Drew game, too. She's only four, so it'll probably be a few years before she actually starts understanding what's going on, but she still had fun exploring and talking to people!
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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby Peachey Keen » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm

I'm almost to the point now that I don't really care if they ever release a new game. I don't play any of the old games much anymore, although I did start playing The Deadly Device recently. I'm afraid that a new game will be too different than any of the previous games. That said, when (if) Midnight in Salem ever comes out, I'll still buy and play it, but I don't have high hopes for it.
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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby Petrichor » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:41 pm

For anyone who's interested, this article has a fairly detailed summary of what's been going on with the Nancy Drew games.

Peachey Keen wrote:I'm almost to the point now that I don't really care if they ever release a new game. [...] I'm afraid that a new game will be too different than any of the previous games. That said, when (if) Midnight in Salem ever comes out, I'll still buy and play it, but I don't have high hopes for it.

This is pretty much how I feel. To my understanding, there was a pretty consistent team of developers and writers who worked at HER, and now that they're all gone, I think whatever game HER produces is going to feel totally different. Like you said, if they somehow manage to miraculously produce a game, I'll try it, but I'm not expecting great things.
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Re: Nancy Drew PC Games

Postby bookworm » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:36 pm

My brother got me the Blackmoor Manor DVD game for my birthday this year. It's of course inferior to the original, but it's really neat to have since that's my favorite in the series. :) And it's an interesting oddity in the collection.
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