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4.29 stars 4.29/5 Stars Average score of 14 user reviews spread across 4 releases and 0 DLC

A thrilling, engrossing game that you won't be able to put down. 0

An adventure game is a hard thing to pull off. You need to have, above all, a good plot with deeply layered characters, along with clever puzzles and items. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 ticks all the right boxes, although you might encounter a few minor niggles along the way.You play as a former police officer Kyle Hyde, who was let go due to an incident involving his partner, Brian Bradley. At the start of the game you watch a movie showing Hyde sitting in his office and receiving a call about Bradley....

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Once you enter Hotel Dusk, you're not going to want to check out. 0

Hotel Dusk: Room 215. From the guys who brought us Trace Memory, one of the older DS titles, Cing pulls off a simply superb DS adventure. Hotel Dusk can be described as an interactive novel, and what an amazing interactive novel it is. From start to finish, Hotel Dusk (Which will now go by HD) is a story of mystery, lies, and betrayal.In HD you play a guy named Kyle Hyde, a former NYPD officer in his 30s who now works as a traveling salesman for a company called the Red Crown. Kyle isn't a gener...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An Overlooked Gem 0

Let's be clear here:  Hotel Dusk is not for everyone.  I don't want to make a statement like, "You must play this game!  It will change your life!"  That's a straight up lie that could piss someone off when they play it and their life remains unchanged.  That said, it is well worth trying.  I think it was an under-marketed game that passed under a lot of people's radar, and that's a crying shame.  I absolutely loved this game and hope to God that somehow another one gets made.This is technically...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave" 0

Or at least that's what I've been told. Hotel Dusk is a point and click adventure done in a gumshoe-noirish style for the DS that, when it's hitting on all cylinders, is a real joy to play. When it isn't, it may just lull you to sleep. You play the game as Kyle Hyde, a door-to-door salesman with a secret. That secret being that Kyle is actually an ex-NYPD detective hunting for clues about his possibly dead, most likely dirty, ex-partner Bradley. The clues have lead Kyle to "Hotel Dusk", a hote...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Just sit and let the game play you. 0

Hotel Dusk can be a perfect example of a game where "plot-driven" is taken to the extreme, you basically will be reading and trying to understand the plot for more than 40% of the game, the story is top notch which can be called only as predictable because it's the most important aspect of the game and easily the most noticeable triumph;the game lacks the basic features of a regular game, like, in Hotel Dusk, for you to get a game over you don't need to take bullets, fall into a fathomless pit, ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

One of those games you will not want to put down until the end! 0

Hotel Dusk is one of those games you will not want to put down until everything has been solved. If you like misteries and crime stories you've come to the right place. This was the first game I got for the DS and man what a game, it will remain in my memory for a long long time. 01 - STORY || As usual in this kind of games, the story is the main feature and this one delivers one hell of a ride! Twists will come from nowhere and you will be sometimes left with an open mouth thinking "How did ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An excellent story looking for a good game. 0

 Hotel Dusk is an adventure game very much from the Japanese "visual novel" tradition rather than the American "point-and-click" tradition.  It has a very engaging story-line and well-developed characters.  Unfortunately, I thought most of the puzzles were poorly conceived, and wandering through the halls of the hotel in the 3D navigation sections was tiring.  Some of the puzzles were logical, but there were more than a few that seemed very difficult and I was forced to grab a walkthrough.  I wo...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A film-noir style mystery with excellent writing and characters. 0

If you're even reading about Hotel Dusk then there's probably a good chance that you're at least a little bit familiar with what Hotel Dusk actually is. It's worth noting that Hotel Dusk is not so much a game as it is a novel; think of it as an interactive book. With that in mind, Hotel Dusk is definitely geared towards a specific audience, and is definitely not for everyone. Hotel Dusk is essentially a combination of a mystery novel, an old-school point and click PC adventure game, and a distin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Review 0

For a certainty, a noir detective story/interactive novel probably wasn't the first thing on anyone's mind when they considered all the things they wanted to see on DS. Most of us wanted to see our favorite tried-and-true Nintendo franchises like Mario, Metroid, and Zelda released post haste. And, of course, after developer Cing's Trace Memory was regrettably ignored by and large, who would have expected them to come out swinging again with another game along the same lines? Fear not, for Hotel ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Up All Night At Hotel Dusk 0

      Sometimes a game comes around that isn't big on people's radar but once it is played it will knock your teeth out. Hotel Dusk is one such game. The game isn't big and flashy but it has it's own sense of style and personality enough to let it stand alone with the big boys.      Hotel Dusk is kind of a throwback to the adventure games of the 1990s. In it you take control of Kyle Hyde, a former detective now door to door salesman working for a company called Red Crown. He's searching for his...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Review 0

Hotel Dusk: Room 215, is a mystery game for the DS. The game makes you feel as if you are going through a choose your own adventure detective novel. You will play the part of Kyle Hyde, an ex-cop, who is now a salesman who is told to go to Hotel Dusk to pick up a package for your company. What you discover is that the hotel is filled with your past, and other mysteries that you're character gets drawn into.The graphics give me mixed feelings. When talking to characters I think the grey-scaled ve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS) Review 0

You are Kyle Hyde, 33 years old. Former cop turned door-to-door salesman, you’re in search of your friend Brian Bradley. Three years ago, he turned on you while you were both on the force and gave special information to the other side. He hasn’t been seen since. Your jobs leads you to a run down joint called Hotel Dusk, where Room 215 has a mysterious past, as do all the guests. Will you find your friend, or will you turn up with absolutely no lead? Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is, at it’s core, a poin...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Detective cum visual-novel 0

 Soundtrack/Voice Acting As you know, there are very few games on the DS that have voice acting. To be honest, I think that's a good thing. The last thing you need is some dodgy voice acting to ruin a game. As for the soundtrack, it really keeps in time with the gameplay. When you're doing the puzzles, the sound is almost completely turned off depending on the situation to help you concentrate. Basically, the soundtrack is great and it's perfect for the game. Graphics Probably the main talk...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

An interactive novel 0

Hotel Dusk is an interactive visual novel. You can see what is happening while you're reading and starting the events yourself, but gameplay takes a backseat while the story does drives the game.The story focuses around Kyle Hyde, a former police detective whose partner Bradley went rogue three years ago. The only clue he has is Hotel Dusk, and following that lead is the only thing that Hyde feels might shed some light on why Bradley betrayed him all those years ago. The various characters you'l...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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