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: Awesome game. I never thought I would enjoy what is basically a point-and-click adventure, but the story is what is so absorbing and the plot thickens as you continue. I found myself hooked! I have yet to finish the game, but I really like what I have played so far. Innovative and captivating.
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. The game is also very text heavy, as the driving force behind the story progression is your conversations and interactions with characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, as it was very well written.
Summary: The best reason to play this game is for the story line. It unfolds like a good novel, which starts out slow but comes together beautifully in the end. The art style is great, especially the 2D character models during conversations. It's only fault is it's gameplay. The puzzles can be interesting and creative, but sometimes a little frustrating when you're not sure what to do next (not quite as bad as Trace Memory though).
Summary: Ever since playing Deja Vu on the original Commodore 64 back in the 1980's, I've been a sucker for detective-themed video games. However, they are pretty rare. Since then, the big ones that have stood out are the Tex Murphy series and L.A. Noire. (I played and enjoyed Batman: Arkham Asylum and Sam & Max but they aren't quite the same.) So as soon as I purchased a 3DS I had to get Hotel Dusk.
Summary: WARNING this is a text heavy game be ready to read alot of dialogue between characters. But the mystery novel story line insterested me and solving clues with the touch screan was cool. Not much replay though.
Summary: I used to play games as a kid, and I still love them now. However, I do not have the time anymore to play them as much as I used to, so I started playing adventure games mostly because I don't feel the rush to complete them on one sitting, I can play them at night just before going to sleep, and not feeling all worked up. I've been hunting these kind of games all over, specially for the DS, but they're hard to find.
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. There are lots of interesting puzzles but the best part is that each puzzle is interlinked with the story. There are different characters and each character's past is somehow connected to Hotel Dusk.
Summary: This game was fun and challenging at the same time. Lots of interaction between people. When meeting a person the player is given three questions, to choose from, to ask that person, depending on the question asked is the way the game will go.