While replaying SSH yesterday, I found myself paying more attention to the six keys that open the monolith and their meanings and implications. Eventually, and after a bit of research, I realized that the term “six keys” is not only representative of the jade pieces that Nancy must collect and assemble, but also of the characters within the game itself, of how they work together and how their efforts aid in the discovery of the Whisperer and her writings.
sooooo who else wants sonny joon to remain a mystery?
I’ve never been able to pick a favourite
SSH and TRN are amazing, but MHM and CUR are also beautifully done. I have a tough time picking a favorite too lol
Did anyone see the Amateur Sleuth Blog post today? The Weekend Puzzle was Solar System Shirt. And then LJ posted this little piece of concept art:
Could it be..? Is anyone thinking what I’m thinking?
Nancy tells Bess that she found Mattie’s keys to the locked desk drawer (containing the love letters to Rick), which reveals that the keys were to be found somewhere in her dressing room; however, the location of the keys is still unknown. Interestingly, it is implied that Nancy found several keys in Mattie’s dressing room, so it is possible that the keys used to get into Mattie’s apartment in the final were originally going to open the desk drawer, and we were to either use another item or not use any keys at all in order to enter Mattie’s apartment.
Do you think Colton ever opens Dylan’s closet and just looks at the four shirts there in despair.
I thought this was a Nancy Drew post at first
Seriously, the air is so tense and oppressive you could cut it with a knife. As a kid it scared me so badly I refused to go in, and even now I feel very unsafe there, even though it’s just a game! Maybe there’s something eerie about finding all the old letters and clues, and it almost seems as if their story isn’t over yet; then you arrive at Dry Creek, this empty dead husk decaying out in the desert, and find that the story has been over for a very, very long time. It’s like no one ever really left, and there are ghosts watching from every window, but not the good or passive kind, and you are extremely unwelcome.
I actually disagree with most of your details on the atmosphere - especially the “unwelcome” part - but I do agree that the atmosphere in general is extremely strong. For me, though, it’s more of a feeling of immersion and a sort of poignant abandonment teetering on the edge of collapse. Dry Creek definitely doesn’t feel at all haunted to me, at least not in the traditional sense.