Amazon.com has a new feature called a plog — product weblog — that informs you of various new items based on items you have already bought. It’s an interesting idea, but not too different from what they already did, and some of the recommendations seem a little off somehow. This is the strangest one so far:
Nanch Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch was released today; We thought you’d be interested because you rated Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind Game Of The Year Edition.
From the Manufacturer: Saddle up as super-sleuth Nancy Drew for a trip out west to the Shadow Ranch in Arizona. A phantom horse is terrorizing the ranch, leaving a trail of frightening “accidents.” Local legend says the horse has come to avenge the hanging of its master, and that misfortune will befall whoever sets eyes on it. The mysterious horse tramples all hope of a restful ranch vacation for you, as Nancy Drew. Is it a four-legged spirit from a tragic love story or is there a sinister scheme lurking in the shadows of the saguaro cacti? You must divine the truth from the ghost stories quickly, and question everyone you meet. Dont expect a straight answer from anyone. In this high-stakes game everyone seems to be wagering that youll be gone before sundown.An interactive mystery-adventure game, Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch puts players in the shoes of teenage super-sleuth Nancy Drew as she investigates a string of mysterious events on Shadow Ranch and in the desert and canyon lands that surround it.Features:A thrilling western adventure; complete with roping, riding, and romance All-new interface features a larger game window, increasing the sense of realism and adventure Based on the best-selling Nancy Drew book of all time—The Secret of Shadow Ranch—a favorite with generations of readers Assume the role of Nancy Drew, girl detective Up-close interaction with horses and other ranch animals; saddle up and ride your very own horse, and go barrel-racing Explore incredibly lifelike Arizona ranchlands, complete with ghost towns, ranch buildings, canyons, and wide-open spaces 20+ hours of thrilling game play as you search for clues and interview suspects Call for hints, get e-mail, and surf the Web on your in-game cell phone Solve the mystery on your own or team up with family and friends New puzzles that tie directly to storyline and give important cluesBuilt-in game hints, but only if you want them Two difficulty settings, Junior and Senior Detective, so both experienced and new detectives can have…read more.
Yep, they recommended Nancy Drew because I rated a fantasy-based RPG, and apparently when they were entering the product, it became “Nanch Drew.” I’m almost tempted. 🙂