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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Kyle Hyde, a former New York cop, gets by with a salesman's job. He's sent to Hotel Dusk, a hotel in the middle of nowhere, to search for some particular items. But, as he spends the night there, the secrets and past of the hotel's guests reveal themselves. What is so special about Room 215? What do these people have to hide? It's up to you to take control and find out.

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is an adventure game from the creators of Another Code. The player takes on the role of Kyle Hyde as he searches through Hotel Dusk. You hold the DS in the same manner as you would a book to play. The game takes place in two different perspectives: the touch screen is used to navigate top-down through the hotel, while the top screen displays a first person view of your surroundings. You can strike up a conversation with the guests, and when you do, Kyle, along with any questions you have, appear on the touch screen. The person you're questioning appears on the top screen. When interrogating people, you can stop them at points in conversation and press them for information. However, if you're not careful, you'll arouse suspicion and may even get kicked out of the hotel.

The game also features different kinds of puzzles, ranging from physically using your inventory to manipulate objects (such as jiggling a wire in a lock to pick it), or completing logic puzzles, like assembling a jigsaw. Hotel Dusk also features a unique art style: the characters are drawn in an animated sketchbook-type fashion. Some scenes feature a partially watercolored look, but most of the time the characters themselves appear in black and white.

Screenshots

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS A girl is calling while Hyde is driving.
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS Hand selection
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS Title screen
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Nintendo DS Hotel Dusk overview

Alternate Titles

  • "ウィッシュルーム 天使の記憶" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Wish Room: Tenshi no Kioku" -- Japanese title
  • "호텔 더스크의 비밀" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

A long, intricate and rewarding investigation. RussS (781) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Is Kyle Hyde the new Columbo? So Hai (338) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars

The Press Says

EL33TONLINE May 25, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Portable Review Feb 09, 2007 40 out of 40 100
GameSpot Jan 23, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
Adventure Island Oct 21, 2007 8 out of 10 80
IGN Jan 24, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
FOK!games Feb 25, 2007 77 out of 100 77
GamePro (US) Jan 26, 2007 3.75 out of 5 75
GameCola.net Dec 19, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2007 7 out of 10 70
TTGamer Feb 28, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2007 – #2 Best DS Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Best Adventure of the Year

Ben K (23100) added Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (Nintendo DS) on Feb 12, 2007