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Hotel Dusk - The Thread!

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I recently finished this, and I know that Emily has been frantically trying to track down a copy (any luck on that yet?). I figure that a few of you have been trying to hunt this little gem down.

Any thoughts?

I love it. It's an early contender for game of the year in my book. Any fan of adventure games (and I think that includes most of you) should track this down and play it.

Now, I'm interested in what Telltale could come up with for the DS.

For those who want to know more, I wrote some impressions.

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  • Hi Greg!

    I finally bought it on Sunday and have put in a few hours. So far I'm enjoying it, although I have a few nitpicks about the controls. For some reason my brain is having a hard time getting used to holding the DS vertically and I'm having trouble using the touch screen to move, and looking at the left screen to see where I'm going. (This isn't necessary, but it looks nicer if you watch the left screen than if you watch the right!)

    Too early in for me to have a real opinion about the story or puzzles, but so far, so good.

  • @Emily said: Hi Greg!

    I finally bought it on Sunday and have put in a few hours. So far I'm enjoying it, although I have a few nitpicks about the controls. For some reason my brain is having a hard time getting used to holding the DS vertically and I'm having trouble using the touch screen to move, and looking at the left screen to see where I'm going. (This isn't necessary, but it looks nicer if you watch the left screen than if you watch the right!)

    Too early in for me to have a real opinion about the story or puzzles, but so far, so good.



    I thought that the vertical part was a plus (sort of like holding a book), but I do agree with you about the looking at both screens at once. In general, I just watched the touch screen while moving.

    Not to get too far off topic, but how are you liking Phoenix Wright: JFA so far?

  • I've been enjoying phoenix wright:JFA.. its a lot of text to scroll through.. but the cases are quite interesting :) hotel dusk is on my wish list

  • Still haven't had a chance to play this, despite raving reviews from seemingly everyone ever .... It's next on my list after I complete Justice For All, though.

    I'm not entirely into the supernatural amulet giving you mental lock breaking powers... that seems unnecessarily sequeley to me, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. The paranormal channeling thing didn't irk me as much in the first game, and I really wasn't expecting there to be more of it in the second one. Actually, I was expecting less of it, especially after the (bonus) fifth case in the first one was so focused on evidence and interrogation and left the craziness up to the actual characters and scenarios. I know that last case was probably more representative of whatever the fourth Ace Attorney game will be like than the second, but it was surprising to suddenly have the screen flash blue and have paranormal chains and stuff come flying in in the middle of my witness interviews.

    Anyway, I'm apparently dedicating a lot more time than I intended to what is only a little minor thing that I'm sure I'll get used to and enjoy (if only from an added-gameplay perspective) pretty quickly.

    Also, howdy! 4cr is a great site!

  • @Jake said:
    Also, howdy! 4cr is a great site!



    Thanks! I tend to lurk here from time to time, so I figured that I'd finally start posting.

    While we're on the subject of Phoenix Wright, the last case in Justice for All really blew me away. It's my favorite in the entire series. I won't spoil it, but it really poses some interesting moral questions. Adds some good drama to the plot.

  • Cool, 4cr is on my daily newsround.

    Havnt gotten either yet, too many expenses on other things right now unfortunately. Actually havnt even got the first Phoenix game or Lost in Blue.
    Hmm todays payday..

  • Is this game, along with it predessors, with getting a DS Lite for? You guys have piqued my interest. Looks really good.

  • @Rasher said: Is this game, along with it predessors, with getting a DS Lite for? You guys have piqued my interest. Looks really good.



    Absolutely. The DS goes everywhere with me. There are tons of great games out for it, even a mini-revival of the adventure genre (Trace Memory, Hotel Dusk, both Phoenix Wright games, Touch Detective).

  • Hotel Dusk is probably the best graphic adventure game since Grim Fandango, likely, which was the last game to have a comparably compelling narrative and as low a count of frustrating puzzles. I'll post a link to my review when it goes up on my site.

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