Summary: Fans of the Visual Novel genre will find this to be an enthralling tale of mystery filled with fun characters, well-written dialogue, and a surprising amount of character development for a Nintendo-owned IP. People who dislike the genre may find it boring and would rather read it as a book. Quite a shame. Their loss. While the controls can be a bit clunky at time, the story and characters are about as good as they come in the VN world. Give it a whirl.
Summary: Never have I ever had a game on a portable console that I enjoyed more than Hotel Dusk: Room 215. The beauty in this game is not what it is, it's what it's not. This game is not a high speed, jam packed, action filled, explosion showing, run. It is rather a slow, elegant tale, beautifully spun on this small handheld console. I will try to describe and review the game as well as I can without giving anything away.
Summary: I like the suspense and all the different things you can do. You meet different people and have several different angles. I don't like all the reading, but I guess that's how it is when you have a game like this. Overall great game.
Summary: The Nintendo DS continues to impress me with software that is not only portable but also innovative. This game is one for people who love mysteries and solving them. The game uses clever and unique graphics to tell the story and reminds me of reading a mystery novel only I get to control the main character. Hotel Dusk is definitely a rare and great title to have in anyone's DS collection and hopefully there will be more games like this coming in the near future.
Summary: When I first played this game, I felt like I was more than playing. Instead I believed I was reading a novel. And a pretty great one. Love to see how the whole action of the game is set inside the Hotel. For each chapter which concerns a certain time period, you have to deal with the residents of the hotel and uncover both their mysteries and secrets.
Summary: Right off, I'm just going tell you that if you don't own this game, you are missing out. You play as Kyle Hyde, an ex-cop with a troubled past, where he is sent to Hotel Dusk by his employer, where he begins to uncover secrets of his past. The story is amazing, and plays out just like a detective novel. The graphics aren't even graphics, and I'm saying that as a compliment. The graphics look like a flip book animation, and fit the game perfectly.
Pros: Amazing visuals, Engaging story, Innovative concepts, Just plain fun
Summary: The game was like a gritty crime noir novel, which was fantastic. The gameplay could be a bit slow at times, but the animation and level of dialogue more than made up for it. Highly enjoyable for mystery lovers, and fans of crime syndicate conspiracies.