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Last Window: The Secret of Cape West Review
22 December 2010
Excerpt: Last Window is something of a bittersweet release for me. On the one hand, it's the long-awaited sequel to Cing's classic Hotel Dusk - which means the return of goateed detective Kyle Hyde, of the gorgeous hand-sketched art style, and of odd puzzles that find you messing about with doorstops, plastic rulers, and other curiously useful household objects.
Excerpt: Cing is dead. Long live the...Cing? Silly introduction aside, adventure game fans might remember a wonderful little Nintendo DS title that was released all the way back in 2007 titled Hotel Dusk: Room 215 . The exceptional adventure was lauded for its wonderfully crafted story and fantastic character writing, and did a solid job of briefly putting developer Cing’s talents in the limelight. Unlike Hotel Dusk , Cing’s story is not one that ends well.
Summary: Overall, Last Window won't suit everyone's style. It's a lot slower than similar games on the DS, and one that requires time and patience to get through and this isn't helped by the text-heavy nature of the game. However, for those who can appreciate graphic adventure games, it makes notable improvements over its predecessor resulting in a rewarding experience that will keep you occupied for many hours.
Summary: A wonderful sequel sure to match the critical acclaim of its predecessor, also likely to be overlooked by many in the same way. The immersive story, rounded characters and lovely art style are incredibly pleasing and create a thoughtful game with substance, perfect to play as the long winter nights approach.
Excerpt: Kyle Hyde est un homme malheureux. En tous cas, il a des raisons de l’être. Tout juste viré de l’agence Red Crown, il apprend en rentrant chez lui que sa propriétaire a vendu la résidence où il habite et qu’il doit trouver un nouveau logement sous peu. Mais plusieurs incidents vont rendre ses dernières semaines à Cape West plus qu’intéressantes. Les secrets des habitants de la résidence vont petit à petit refaire surface, y compris le passé de Kyle.