Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave Review
By Jerri Wright
Nancy Drew. What does the name conjure up? A female detective -- curious, intrepid, her sleuthing skills accentuated by youth and determination.
And as for the Nancy Drew adventure games? Well, I expect a Nancy Drew game to have an engaging story. The setting will be quaint or exotic. Nancy will volunteer her services to help a friend or “employer,” but she's really there to solve a mystery. (After her most recent adventure experiences, our heroine should write a bestseller: “Crazy Bosses I Have Known.”) Outlandish local characters will round out the game's cast.
Puzzles will match the setting -- historical symbols, crafts, tasks, colorful food. Suspense? Sure, but for the most part the game will be relaxing and may even contain optional educational elements. The interface will be easy and the game glitch-free.
So, how well does Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave - the fifteenth installment in the series - measure up?
In The Creature of Kapu Cave, Nancy Drew arrives on the Island of Hawaii (exotic location -- check). You first assume the role of Nancy, viewing the world from a first person perspective. Much of the early portion of the game takes place near the beach and in the tropical forest. You stroll down stretches of white sand and explore winding paths fringed with dense foliage and undulating roots and branches.