Aaah! Awesome day today! Besides the craziness of the weather here (snow flurries for 15 minutes, then bright sunshine the next), we have had an amazing day. ^_^ Ok, perhaps the snow flurries can be counted as amazing, too.
First off, we introduced to you a brand new UI (User Interface) on our Dare to Play Blog here. I know it is a big change, and speaking from my long-term fan experience (trust me, I've been a Nancy Drew fan for over half of my life) I was hesitant about a new UI. Change is hard, but I gave it a go. When I finished playing Tomb of the Lost Queen, I thought back on how much I thoroughly enjoyed the new experience.
I give it two thumbs up, and here's why:
- It looks vintage, yet modern (which is the perfect combination for Nancy)
- The look is very beautiful, with the dark wood grain and gold embellishments
- I didn't have to worry about accidentally hitting the exit button this time!
- Viewing and grabbing my inventory items was such a breeze, it was quick and easier to use
- The task list is amazing! Once I check a box off, it immediately drops to the bottom of my list, so that I can find everything left that I have to do near the top of my list.
- No more being called a "Junior" detective! We can be proud to boast the name "Amateur Sleuth" on the easier level, or "Master Sleuth" on the harder level.
It might be a bit early for you to draw a conclusion, but what do you think so far about the new look?
More exciting news! We launched our [insert bugle call here] [insert deep breath here] Merchandise Store! Oh, I'm so excited!! This is going to be the theme for all of my posts this week, so fair warning. ~.^
If you haven't seen it yet, check it out! Here are my recommendations:
- iPad Folio case with Sonny Joon's journal on the cover (from Ransom of the Seven Ships).
- The T-shirt found in The Captive Curse gift shop that says "I came to see the Creature, but all I got was this lousy T-shirt".
- Her Interactive logo Mug
- Any image on the magic mug! (This is sooooo cool! I played with this all day refilling it with water and emptying it out over and over. Talk about entertainment!)
I better save my breath and energy for more posts this week, there is too much to say, and I need to prepare a weekend puzzle. And eat some cookies. That's important, too. And also I need to remember that we have another fan visiting tomorrow! Hooray! ^_^