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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the gameplay and usability. The graphics and design are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the action.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Nintendo DS Games on Amazon.com.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (DS)

 

Something fishy is going on at the Hotel Dusk. A variety of shady characters have taken up residence in this sleepy, Southwestern hotel a few days before New Year's Eve in 1979. They are apparently unfamiliar with one another yet are seemingly bound...

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DS Games Review: Hotel Dusk

 

One of the greatest games in any Nintendo platform is Hotel Dusk: Room 215, because it has great noir themes and an amazing detective story where the player takes the role of Kyle Hyde a former NYPD who is now a door to door salesman trapped in the...

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - DS review at Thunderbolt Games

 

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 Review

 

Nintendo offers an intriguing tale of theft, forgery, and secrets; just remember to pack your reading glasses...

Gripping storyline ; Majority of puzzles are well thought out ; Well suited to the DS

Perhaps too much dialogue ; Plodding tempo at times ; Linear structure restricts player's choices

Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is undeniably a brave idea with occasionally clever execution. Unfortunately, the overall experience is bogged down with too much dialogue despite its novel influences, and an unfulfilled demand for something to actually play.

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

 

What happens when you take a gritty mystery and complement it with a text-heavy, pseudo-point and click game? Well, you get the compelling Hotel Dusk: Room 215 from Nintendo and Cinq. It seems that Cinq has come a long way with their take on the point...

Linearity and an ending that makes you want more aside, Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a wonderful addition to the text-based/point and click adventure game genre. Cinq really has raised the bar with what can be done with a type of DS game that hasn?t been...

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215 on Nintendo DS

 

Staying the Night

As far as adventure games go, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, brings some new ideas to the table, but I feel the makers were so caught up showing you something new that they forgot that you might want a little more influence over it all. Still, if you’re the...

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

 

Around the time the Nintendo DS was released, there was a text-adventure game titled Sprung. Unfortunately, it was a terrible game that made the genre look bad, and it should rot in the ground. The following year, Nintendo released a point-and-click...

I greatly enjoyed Hotel Dusk, and I respect Cing's work even more. The story was engrossing, getting me engaged from start to finish, and the 2D styles on the characters and environments gave the game some charm. It's unfortunate that the game suffers...

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Hotel Dusk Room 215

 

If you are a die-hard adventure gamer and you own a Sony PSP, well, what can I say except that you're a putz. But if your choice of handhelds is the Nintendo DS then you're already aware of its rapidly increasing library of adventure games. Trace...

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

 

More fun than free HBO and a stocked minibar.

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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

 

If you're a fan of adventure games, you've probably had at least one experience (if not half a dozen) of going into a store, asking for a game, and getting a blank stare from the clerk. I'm so used to this by now that it doesn't faze me, which is why I...

Well-paced mystery story, engaging characters, lots of exploration

Mundane puzzles that aren't well integrated into the story, clunky navigation

Hotel Dusk is another good DS release from Cing. The game is entertaining, and a worthwhile purchase for any DS owner who enjoys a lot of story in their games and doesn't mind the occasional lame puzzle.

Product Specifications

Kyle Hyde, a disgraced New York detective turned salesman, arrives at a run-down Los Angeles inn called Hotel Dusk. Once there, Kyle soon becomes involved in a 30-year-old mystery that involves lies, betrayal, kidnapping, and murder. And over the course of the night, he will also discover something very special about Room 215... a room that is said to grant wishes. But who is Kyle Hyde? Why is he haunted by his past? And what happened in Room 215? Only by taking stylus in hand and navigating through the story's twists and turns can you learn the answers.

Game

Elements:Adventure - first person adventure
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)

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Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:Room 215
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Hotel Dusk

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Package Type:Retail

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Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - adventure