PALGN writes: "Despite all the effort that Phantom of Venice puts into frustrating and annoying the player, we did enjoy our time with the game. The story hangs together quite well and, while it's not pushing any sort of boundaries, remains interesting throughout. It's definitely one of the best games in the Nancy Drew series, and may be one of the better adventure games around at the moment. The various problems with the game - f'gosh sake, skippable dialogue next time, yes? - prevent us making a wholehearted recommendation, and it's unlikely to distract anyone from the shoutier end of the gaming spectrum. There are, however, worse ways to keep warm during a rainy Sunday afternoon, and you might just find yourself won over by Ms. Drew".