Summary: I was really looking forward to this game and bought it when I went away - so I would have something to do on long plane flights. I was so disappointed! LONG dialogue, endless traipsing to pad the story out, irritating fx - in short, do not bother! I bought this second hand and sold it as soon as I got back from my trip.
Summary: I suppose it's rare to find a video game with a deep, engaging story, so it's understandable that Hotel Dusk is praised in that regard. However, one can find deep, engaging stories in book form, so a video game needs to bring something else to the table. Hotel Dusk doesn't. In fact, Hotel Dusk is actually less enjoyable than a novelization of its story would be, because 90% of the "gameplay" requires you to walk from point A to point B and tap the screen repeatedly to...
Summary: This game has great graphic novel like animation however it is slow going and rather long winded. The incessant dialogue is a real put off and going through the same text to get the required answer is also annoying. Unless you have real stamina or a lot of time on your hands, I would not recommend this game.
Summary: When i bought this game I though it would be awsome, especially after reading the reviews. Although the graphics are cool and so is the plot, the game is dreadfully slow. I hated having to keep talking to people and scrolling through tons and tons of dialogue...it's all you do in the game that it got me so annoyed.
Summary: I have just started playing this game and I don't think I will finish it. The graphics of the game aren't good compared to other DS games and I really can't get into the storyline because you're told what to do too much. I bought the game because the idea of being a detective and trying to find out the mystery sounded interesting however you really don't need to use your brain with the game as it tells you what to do next, where to go, who to speak to and what to say to...
Pros: Good if you have a few minutes free and don't have a book handy
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS): Different - but not in a good way.
15 August 2008
Summary: Hotel Dusk is a novel idea. Holding your DS console sideways, it's a text based pint and tap investigation game made to resemble a detective novel. You play Kyle Hyde who is an ex-cop, and now a salesman on an assignment in 1970's Los Angeles. The intro of the game is rather long and drawn out, and getting to a part where you actually get to do anything takes a while. Unfortunately this game is not for everyone.
Pros: Very different style of gaming to anything else out there currently.
Cons: Terribly boring, nothing to keep you going back.