11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The ressurection of Point 'n' click,
This review is from: Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
I have yet to finish this game but I am so far enjoying it lots. It plays out like an interactive graphic novel with puzzles and finds a balance between realism (in that the puzzles are related to the runnings of the hotel) and keeping things interesting. They also utilise the DS, making plenty of use of the stylus and the DS itself (sometimes you have to close the DS and open it again to flip an object over to view the other side...genius eh?)
Unlike alot of other similar games, the chracters are more then just 2D stereotypes and in order to progress in the game you have to have an understanding of the chracters (for instance by learning that you cannot lie to one chracter you instead have to choose the path of flattering thier ego). Kyle Hyde, the ex cop you play has good if sometimes cliched cop dialouge and some cute fluff growing on his chin which is sure to entertain. The visual style is unique and makes the game all the more playable
I wouldn't reccomend it for those who are impatient or do not have the time to read endless reams of dialouge that go on and on and on and on but if you enjoy a slow burner to provoke thought and you were a massive fan of point and click games like indiana jones and the fate of atlantis this game is well worth it. It is also a game that anyone who is a fan of mysteries would like and for once it is a game which doesn't target any specific gender.