It finally happened! We finally got to see the official trailer for Midnight In Salem! On November 30th, Her Interactive released the official trailer for the game and there were 800+ people watching the live reveal of the game. I was one of those who was watching and chatting in the live chat and it was so much fun talking with everyone. Today I have a special guest, Daniella from The Little Book Spy and we’re both going to go over what we thought of the trailer. So let’s get started!
Before we can get into the trailer, I want to first focus on the news of Britney Cox joining the Nancy Drew family as she is the new voice of Nancy Drew! I personally want to say Welcome to the ND community and Family! I can’t wait to play MID and all the games you voice in the future as Nancy Drew! Over on Apple Podcasts or on the Her Interactive YouTube channel they announced the news and an uploaded a podcast of her interview on Unlocked, the official Nancy Drew podcast, which you can listen to it here! Now, onto Daniella and my thoughts on the trailer!
While watching the trailer the first thing that caught my attention what the fact that it looks like characters can drive! First we see Deirdre Shannon drive, then we see Jason Danforth, thought he was mistaken for Joe Hardy by quite a few people in the live chat. I’m honestly super exited for the fact that driving like this might be a feature we get. I think it would be super fun. Though it might just be a quick animation. I still think it looks really good.
|Midnight In Salem: Parry House with Hardy Boys, Teegan Perry, and Olivia Ravencroft|
Another thing that I noticed what how present the Hardy Boys were in the game trailer. They weren’t just in the background like games 13 and 15, no, they seemed to be everywhere in the game! This is really exciting as this shows how much of an influence they are in MID! Now, the only thing left is to have Her Interactive develop a Hardy Boys series and life would be complete!
|Midnight In Salem: Hathorne House|
Overall, I’m super excited for this game and I can’t wait to play MID on the big screen of my TV once I hook my computer to it!
One thing that I noticed immediately was how the trailer was very cinematic. The game trailer almost felt like a movie, which was really cool. The music for this game also sounds amazing! I’m definitely looking forward to adding it to my playlist. I will admit, its going to take me a little bit to get used to the new Nancy’s voice, but I have high hopes that Brittany Cox will do an amazing job!
Obviously, the game has changed a lot since the early development that we had previously known a few years ago. Based on the story that we currently know today, it does seem extremely familiar. Alibi in Ashes had a very similar story where Nancy was accused of arson at the old town hall. I’m curious to see if that case is referenced at all throughout the game since Mei is going through a similar situation that Nancy had was also accused. When I referenced the cinematic trailer above, I’m really looking forward to the rich and atmospheric gameplay, an enthralling storyline, and the most intriguing and mind boggling puzzles that I’m determined to solve!
|Midnight In Salem: Deirdre Shannon Walking To The Perry House|
|Midnight In Salem: Secret Underground Area with Deirdre Shannon and Joe Hardy|
|Midnight In Salem: Tombstone in Cemetery|
After reading through some of the comments under the trailers release, I just wanted to address them really quickly. One of the first comments I saw was a comparison to Sims. Now, do they look like Sims? Yes, they look like Sims from The Sims 4 but I honestly don’t think they look that bad at all. In my opinion, I think that their design makes them look more life like and full of energy. They also aren’t that different in design from the program they were originally using to build the games either. Though there are visible differences.
The second comment I saw was about how the lip syncing was an issue for many. Honestly there can only be two things that I can think of that would cause this. YouTube de-syncing the audio or they took lines from other parts of the game. I can’t say which is true but it is possible that this is the cause for lines not matching up to the person speaking.
|Midnight In Salem: Runes Puzzle|
Thank you everyone for reading! Only one more day until Midnight In Salem is released and I can’t wait to finally install the game on my computer! So what did you think of the trailer? I would love to know your thoughts down in the comments below!
Until next time,