Reviews and Problems with Last Window: The Secret of Cape West
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Gosh, I love Kyle Hyde.
11 August 2014
Summary: This was a delightful, involving EXPERIENCE of a game. To be honest, after finishing it, I felt utterly crushed to read that the company behind this (and its predecessor Hotel Dusk) had folded. I NEED another Kyle Hyde game! I care about this character--do you know how unique that is, for a DS game? To be fair, someone who needs nonstop action and constant stimulation from a game will find little to appreciate here.
Summary: After all is said and done, secrets revealed, mysteries uncovered and Kyle finds his resolve, you're left with a feeling of completion that is only slightly overpowering a saddened hankering for more. That's how it was for me anyway. I love these type of games because you're on an emotional journey with the main character. I was happy to find the truth and yet sad when the game ended knowing my time as Kyle Hyde was over.
Summary: This is a UK import, and I live in the US. It plays fine on my 3DS. It's from the same developers as Hotel Dusk. I'd never played a graphic novel style game before Hotel Dusk, and it was weird at first. A lot of dialogue! I was frustrated at the lack of adventure & puzzles that I'm used to, but before I knew it I was hooked. The story was so enthralling!
Summary: I really liked Hotel Dusk and naturally wanted to get the sequel as well. Last Window uses the same kind of style and gameplay as the previous game: with 3D environments, puzzles, and several mysteries that are all somewhat connected to the main one you spend the game trying to solve. I personally enjoyed it, though not quite as much as Hotel Dusk.
Summary: Hotel Dusk was a good game. As a sequel, Last Window improves on nearly everything in Hotel Dusk. Last Window is truly a great game with a very interesting plot and a lot of well-written characters. The puzzles are very creative as well. If you liked Hotel Dusk at all, Last Window is worth buying. However, it's best to play Hotel Dusk first.
Summary: Didn't enjoy as much as Hotel Dusk, which is one of my favorite games. Better gameplay, better puzzles, but the mystery is rather convoluted and does not draw you in as much as Hotel Dusk. Characters, while not flat, are uninteresting and not paticularly enjoyable. If you liked Hotel Dusk for its large and complex story, its wonderful characters and interaction, this game will probably fall a little flat with you. However, still glad I bought it and experienced it.