Her Interactive. (2010). Nancy Drew: Shadow at the water’s edge [computer game].
Follow Nancy Drew as she travels to Kyoto, Japan to teach English with her best friends George and Bess. But once they arrive, Nancy realizes that strange things are happening at her ryokan. Help Nancy try to figure out what is happening so that she can help to save the ryokan.
This mystery game introduces players to the Japanese culture and invites them along Nancy’s adventures. Users must solve puzzles, gather clues, and interrogate suspects to help solve the mystery. Some of the puzzles and tasks players must complete can be a little challenging, especially for younger players. There are also some scary scenes which many not be appropriate for players under the age of 10.
Overall, though, this is a fun game which challenges players to put on their detective caps and solve the mystery! It’s also a great tie-in with the Nancy Drew books. Based on the fact that this game kept me up into the wee hours to solve the crime, I give it a 4.5 out of 5!