Are you still doing the “how I got into ND?” Cause if so, it all started when when I was 8 or 9 and my parents would put a random computer game they thought we’d like at the end of the Easter egg hunt, and one year it happened to be Final Scene. It took me FOREVER to beat it but once I did I just binge-played it all the time until I found out (embarrassingly recently) that there were more of them. Needless to say I totally fell in love and now I own them all :) (I also had NO IDEA there were more of us out there, and no one I know plays them! Yay for the internet!)
.. Secrets Can Kill and Stay Tuned for Danger for Christmas when I was seven or eight years old. I remember being terrified of the boiler scene in SCK but I would stay up so late trying to solve them!
What’s that wooden thing outside?
Yumi does not approve of Nancy’s mom jeans.
Me playing TOT: I’m not a bad driver. Why are all the cars driving on the wrong side of the road? Do they want me to crash and die? Excuse me I’m coming through God! Stop honking at me!
Then I realise it’s an American game and I’m Australian. It really is difficult to change sides and drive, even in a game.
When there’s no spoiler for certain puzzles.
Not being able to listen to the music in the scary scenes, but not admitting you’re scared.
So there’s rumours about Sonny Joon being revealed in ND#30. I honestly don’t like the idea of meeting him. He is one of the only mystery characters (apart from Hannah and Carson) that haven’t been revealed yet! I think he is important to be kept secret and left to all our imaginations!!
..probably because I had a few ND books I read and loved. I fell in love and remember being so excited when I realized there was a whole series of games to play! 13 years later and I shamelessly buy every one within a few weeks of them being released :) I can’t wait til I have kids so I can introduce them to the books and computer games!
My mom handed me The Hidden Staircase. A year later, the host of a party I’d been dragged to asked if I’d ever played the computer games. I spent the rest of the party in their computer room playing Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake and not letting any of the other kids take a turn.
My 5th grade GLO (some kind of gifted and talented class. I don’t know how to explain it!) teacher would have us play the ND games on the 3 computers in the room when we had free time. Now keep in mind, this was back in 2001-2002, so there were only the 5 classic ND games at the time! She printed out walkthroughs and highlighted the important stuff for us. Since it was during freetime, we never played all 5 games all the way through, just little bits of each game that was on the computer at the time.
After 5th grade, I kind of forgot about the games, but I would always read the ND books! I fell in love with them. Then in high school, I thought back to that GLO class and started searching for the games. ND games quickly became a regular birthday, Christmas, and for whatever reason present from my parents because they knew how much I loved them!
I am now 22 and in my 5th year of college and still love the games. I haven’t stopped since I refound the love for them in high school! I own and have played all the games! I now have a routine! Play the game on junior detective (yes, I still call it that even though they changed it), watch Arglefumph’s blind playthrough, watch Arglefumph’s walkthrough, then replay on Senior detective!
oh nancy, that was smooth.
WARNING: Major spoilers.