Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo DS games
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Perfect game, you know you want it
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)
Member Name: Ciaran54
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)
Advantages: plot, atmosphere, plot, storyline, interactivity, plot. and um, did i mention plot
Disadvantages: your electricity bill will go up, and your job productivity will go down!
In this adventure game you play ex cop (now a salesman) called Kyle Hyde, who is searching for a friend(I know it sounds boring but it isnt-i will explain, promise) he shot his friend but thinks he survived. I am not going to tell you any more as that would ruin the exellent plot which this game feeds on.
Unlike some adventure games, theare are actually places where you can fail (during conversations) because the game has a set plot which can only change slightly before reverting to the set path. The game's graphics suit it well and are sketchy on a 3d backround (backround blurred during conversation for extra realism).
The music gives a brilliant atmosphere to the game and changes with the circumstances-for instance if you are having an argument with someone the music will slowly blend into angry and when you have proved your point or accepted their's the music will blend happy ect.
The puzzles! Some require a lot of thought wheras others are easy. the whole game is a puzzle, of course(a pretty good one too) but i am reffering to touch screen puzzles, which range from putting a key in a hole (we're talking mind boggling stuff here)to a jigsaw, to finding out patterns on mysterious bits of paper. The game has an incredible amound of touch screen interactivity.
The plot puzzles! As I have allready said the plot of this game is incredible-it makes me wonder why adventure games are considered a 'dead genre' because this is so brilliant. I can never put this down until either my DS runs out of power, i fall asleep or i fail and realise i should have eaten breakfast and lunch allready and i am not called Kyle Hyde. Seriously, do not try to squeese a session of this game into your lunch break.
Now for the quick summmary (its fast :D) graphics are 10/10 for a suitable skechy style, music is 10/10 for its perfect atmosphere changing brilliance, plot is 10/10 for being like a well written thriller book, gameplay is 10/10 for its intresting use of the touch screen.
Thanks for reading,
Summary: get it, NOW!!!