Summary: If you're looking for more visual novels for your DS, you should check out Hotel Dusk. It isn't as comical or fun as the Ace Attorney games, but the story is plenty interesting. It's a shame Cing went bankrupt and that the sequel to this game didn't get localized here.
Summary: The game is really fun to play through, but it is kind of confusing at some parts. You have to do things very specifically in order to trigger actions and sometimes you can easily overlook items you need in order for the story to progress.
Summary: If you love a good mystery story and have a DS, then you should have this game. With an unassuming title and a boring cover, the game can be easily overlooked if you are browsing for games in a DS games' shelf. But once you start playing, it just gets you hooked.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game for it's storyline and the style of gameplay. I'm not going to spend a ridiculous amount of time discussing all of the good and bad points (the other reviews do just fine with that) but there was definitely more good than bad for me.
Summary: Hey. I like games, and I like books. Can't say I'm a big fan of games that are interactive mystery novels... but it's not too shabby of a genre for the DS. This is my first DS game and it's a nice choice for getting acquainted to how the DS works. The game is decent so far.
Finally, a DS adventure game that even Mom can play
Solomon "fat cat", Amazon
9 December 2008
Summary: My 12 year old son and I both share a love for computer adventure games. I don't like to play "shoot em up" games but I love a good mystery and a storyline that has a plot. I have found very little in the video game market, I relied mostly on computer games. Hotel Dusk was a warm welcomed change!
Summary: I'm surprised Hotel Dusk: Room 217 or Hotel Dusk: Room 111 hasn't been released yet. The ending of this game left so many unresolved mysteries, I felt a little let down after 15+ hours of game play. On the other hand, I did (mostly) enjoy those 15+ hours, so the game gets four stars.
Summary: I love this game. Well, maybe "game" isn't exactly the right word; it's more of an interactive novel. Non-literary types need not apply, since there are mounds of text here. However, it's all filled to the brim with personality and humor, and that makes it all okay. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
Summary: This was a fun adventure game, it really reminded me of the old point-and-click games. The art style is cool too, I'm sure a lot of people will mention Take On Me. There *is* a lot of reading involved, I'd describe this as an interactive detective novel more than anything.