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84 (Oct 25, 2010)
Last Window: Das Geheimnis von Cape West ist ein würdiger Nachfolger von Hotel Dusk - auch wenn es nicht mehr derart überrascht wie der geniale Vorgänger. Vieles ähnelt dem großen Vorbild: Derselbe Detektiv, wieder ein düsteres Haus mit vielen kleinen und großen Geheimnissen sowie seltsame Typen, die es bevölkern. Gerade bei der psychologischen Darstellung hat Cing abermals Großes geleistet, denn die Bewohner wirken wie lebendige Charaktere mit Stärken, Schwächen und überraschenden Lebensläufen. Diese persönlichen Geschichten ziehen einen schnell in den Bann, so dass man anders als zuletzt bei Again immer wieder gerne ins Mietshaus zurückkehrt, um weitere Mysterien aufzudecken. Auch die Rätsel bleiben interessant bis zum Schluss, da man nicht immer dasselbe macht. Schade ist, dass sie manchmal etwas zu simpel sind und es in der Regel nur eine Lösung gibt.
RPGFan (Mar 02, 2011)
While the aesthetics and atmosphere closely mimic that of its prequel, the soul that was present in the first game seems to have been stripped away, leaving a story that, while interesting, doesn't quite engage the player in the same way that Hotel Dusk did. That being said, despite the drop in overall quality, Last Window still has moments where it lives up to its predecessor. It's a shame that Cing no longer exists, as it's fairly obvious that Kyle Hyde's journey for answers is still ongoing by the end of the game. As a swan song, though, Cing could have done much worse than Last Window. Those who are looking for an adventure on the same level as Hotel Dusk may be somewhat disappointed, but there is no question that despite the chinks in its armor, Last Window is still an adventure game that's worth playing.
80 (Oct 12, 2010)
All diejenigen, denen „Hotel Dusk: Room 215“ bereits gefallen hat, denen wird auch „Last Window: Das Geheimnis von Cape West“ gefallen. Die Geschichte um Kyle Hyde wird gebührend fortgesetzt und bekannte Komponenten kontinuierlich ausgebaut und um neue erweitert. Wer sich auf die tiefgehende Atmosphäre und teils langwierige Dialoge einlassen kann, darf sich diese Adventure-Perle nicht entgehen lassen. Ein weiteres Meisterwerk der Adventure-Spezialisten von CING.
Nintendo Life (Sep 16, 2010)
Overall, Last Window won't suit everyone's style. It's a lot slower than similar games on the DS, and one that requires time and patience to get through and this isn't helped by the text-heavy nature of the game. However, for those who can appreciate graphic adventure games, it makes notable improvements over its predecessor resulting in a rewarding experience that will keep you occupied for many hours.
IGN UK (Sep 17, 2010)
As with practically all of Cing's output, Last Window: The Secret of Cape West is a bit of an acquired taste. Less a game and more a sequence of tightly-focused - if not always successful - set-pieces, it's the rich atmosphere and masterful sense of narrative that drives the experience along. Those of a less patient disposition will undoubtedly balk at Last Window's deliberate pace and text-heavy delivery but anyone looking for a sophisticated, stylish slab of hard-boiled intrigue should revel in Cing's lovingly-realised world.
70 (UK) (Sep 15, 2010)
Last Window's unique marriage of art, story and game feels at once contemporary and anachronistic. Pitched to the Professor Layton crowd, its ponderous pacing and obscure puzzles will seem laborious, too much work for too little payoff. For those hankering after a modern take on Broken Sword, the emphasis on dialogue and ambiance will feel as though substance has been traded for style. As such, the game is best viewed as a curio quite unlike anything else, an experience that deserves its niche off gaming's highway, and whose mild shortcomings are made up for by a combination of uniqueness and general competence.
70 (Sep 20, 2010)
Last Window : Le Secret de Cape West est la digne suite d'Hotel Dusk, un roman interactif qui avait l'insigne mérite de s'assumer comme tel. Il bénéficie des mêmes qualités narratives, mises en exergue au détriment du gameplay, et du même style visuel unique et fascinant. Il est dommage que son entame un peu poussive et que sa propension à la redite le relèguent un peu en deçà de son prédécesseur, qui bénéficiait de surcroît de l'effet de surprise. Les adeptes des productions CING y trouveront toutefois un titre captivant, difficile à lâcher à partir du moment où l'on a réussi à s'y plonger, à l'instar d'un bon polar.