Nancy Drew: The Ransom of the Seven Ships is a quality adventure game that will appeal to longtime fans as well as newcomers. However, ACG hopes that future stories will involve more meaningful interactions with the characters that Nancy meets. George's role is this game is quite limited, and she spends so much time hopelessly working on a phone alone rather than helping Nancy. Likewise, Bess does not interact with Nancy or George at all for better part of the game; the player does not meet her until the very end, so only Nancy Drew fans who are familiar with the books will know anything about her.
On the other hand, the monkeys in the game are lively and cute, and there are plenty of fun puzzles for the player to solve. They recommend this game for every adventure game fan, though I also recommend newcomers to try out one of the other titles in the series first.