Hooked Gamers: The Phantom of Venice Preview

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nancy, she's an eighteen-year-old sleuth, comparable to, say, the Hardy Boys, Mysteries Inc. or that Sherlock Holmes TV-series spin-off that involved a teenage girl. In feel, the games themselves are mostly comparable to the Phoenix Wright series, with the same themes of clue gathering and mystery solving. Only with rather more detailed graphics - so good that they look like photographs, similar to those in the Myst series, only with beautiful Venetian landscapes.

From what Hooked Gamers has seen so far, it seems Her Interactive have kept the standard of graphics satisfyingly high - even if the games do lack the dramatic action scenes apparent in other games available today. This isn't a bad thing - the lack of inappropriate content - violence and swearing - is somewhat refreshing.

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