I know I said on Facebook that I won’t be posting regularly until next week (and if you missed it, make sure you follow my page here), but I felt bad about the wait and thought of a great quick post I could do! Plus, writing about something I thoroughly enjoy, like Nancy Drew games, could get the creativity flowing for other projects.
If you don’t know already, I’m a huge fan of Her Interactive’s Nancy Drew games (and a lover of the books since childhood). I decided that for all the other fans in this niche, and since I do have a game section on this blog, I will reveal my list of other resources for them to get their fill of Nancy Drew games while they wait for the release of Midnight in Salem (we have to wait a whole year after all).
If you played your Nancy Drew games a billion times (all of these have spoilers) and want some other way to appreciate the games, these four are awesome go-to’s!
4 – Her Interactive Twitch Parties
Why not go directly to the source of the Nancy Drew games? Her Interactive is the company that makes these games. Unfortunately, they are also the ones taking forever to release the next one, Midnight in Salem, but it’ll surely be worth the wait and they are making up for it by having monthly Twitch parties with Little Jackalope (LJ). My favorite team-up for these Twitch parties are LJ and Tess, with LJ on mouse. I like how LJ speaks very softly but clearly and navigates the game expertly while Tess is an awesome personality who is just so sweet and funny. They work very well together (like Shawn and Gus level from Psych). It’s fun and you find out some behind-the-scenes facts about the games!
3 – Everything Wrong with Nancy Drew Games
If you love CinemaSins’s analyses of movies, TV shows, games, and music videos on YouTube, then you’ll love Arglefumph’s analysis of the Nancy Drew games. He has a hilariously dry and sarcastic tone of voice as he drones on about the errors of Nancy Drew’s ways. Some of the points show his immense attention to detail while others are fun commentary that will make you chuckle. He also does quick playthroughs, reviews, and more. I usually stick to the Everything Wrong With series, but the other ones are definitely worth giving a try!
2 – Nancy Drew game reviews
One of the first people I followed on WordPress was somebody who appreciated my ode to Nancy Drew games (linked above in intro). She revealed to me she was planning to do game reviews on each one, so I instantly followed her, and you really have to, too! Diary of a Part-time Writer posts comprehensive, entertaining reviews on the games. I enjoy reading her take on them, even though I might not agree on everything, and it’s always nice to bond with other people in the fandom online because I don’t know any in person. Read her reviews here!
1 – Kpopp plays Nancy Drew
My latest find is a hilarious YouTube gamer named Kpopp (I don’t know why she’s called that actually, and would love to find out if she’s a K-pop fan or something). She was first striking to me because she sounds just like Jenna Marbles. She’s basically hilarious with a very distinct voice (apart from sounding like Jenna Marbles), and it’s fun to watch her freak out playing Nancy Drew games and curse off the annoying characters (so, yes, there is cursing). Definitely give her channel a try! Once you’re through her Nancy Drew streams (there aren’t that many and she doesn’t finish all of them, but they’re very fun to revisit, as well), you can even watch her play Sims or Grand Theft Auto (which I don’t even play or have any interest in)!
Although I was not a huge fan of their streaming of Nancy Drew, this reaction was pretty hilarious, so if you like, you can check out their other streams of the games, as well! (This also has cursing.)
If you don’t know about the Nancy Drew games, I highly recommend them. They’re educational, fun, and exciting. You can check out more on Her Interactive’s site.