The Games That Time Forgot – Hotel Dusk:Room 215, Nintendo DS

Screen Shot 2017-03-26 at 13.33.52It was one of those games that everyone wanted when it was initially advertised, but it is also one of the games that as time has progressed, it has been forgotten about. I remember when this game came out as it was advertised everywhere and the thing i liked about it was the color and the style was so different to any other game that I had ever seen before.

Hotel Dusk:Room 215, was released in 2007 and was a single player point and click game for the Nintendo DS. It was debeloped by Cing and Ninetendo and was based around a rundown motel near California where a former detective has arrived at the hotel searching for his former partner. He is given the key for room 215 which is rumoured to grant wishes. Over the time of his stay there he starts to realise that not everything is what it seems and he starts to discover the mysteries and the connections that the place has to past.

The game was easy to play however at times it could become confusing and whilst it was easy to click around the room to find clues sometimes it could be really hard to find what the next path is and the solution that is meant to be resolved. The game meant that you spent a lot of time using the stylus to look around the rooms and search for clues – this was one thing that made the game enjoyable as quite a few games at the time were not using the stylus part of the DS to full effect and this was one of those games that started to change the use of the game screen.

The game received mixed reviews when it came out with some criticising that it was too scripted for the player and that it wasn’t a unique experience. There was a sequel released in 2010 called Last Window: The Secret of Cape West


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