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I've been playing Hotel Dusk a while now, and I like the game. The "special" about this game, is that you hold it like a book. It works pretty well and it feels very natural. On the left screen you have the action in 3D. Well, the background is. The character is black & white like the a-ha video for Take on me.
You are Kyle Hyde, a former NYPD detective, who takes in at Hotel Dusk. You get the room 215 which is also known as the Wish Room. Your task is to find a missing friend, and to do that you have to walk around the hotel, talk to people that work there and solve puzzels. All rooms have their own name, but room 215 is a special where your wishes may come true.
You can get the US version from Play-Asia.com.
This is the story, taken from Play-Asia:
"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."
Here's what IGN.com said about the game after E3 last year:
"Your adventure as Kyle begins as you search for the whereabouts of your missing friend. Your search takes you to Hotel Dusk, a hotel rumored to have a room that can grant wishes. You end up spending one night in this hotel, surrounded by some strange characters.
Cing isn't just doing Trace Adventure with a new story. While Wish Room promises control almost exclusively through the stylus, the game is meant to be played with the DS on its side, just like when playing Train Your Brain.
Wish Room also has one unique feature that separates it from other titles. Backgrounds and maps are in full color, but all character artwork is in black and white."
"Finally there's the odd-sounding Hotel Dusk: Room 215, a graphic adventure from Cing, due out in Q4, in which players play an ex-cop trying to find a missing friend. The clues lead to a hotel with a strange room where wishes are granted, apparently. Players hold the DS like a book and use the touch-screen to interrogate people, search for clues and solve puzzles, and graphically it's done with hand-drawn character portraits animated in black and white. As you can see if you click through to the shots, it's quite the handsome devil."