"Hotel Dusk: Room 215" is a video game for Nintendo DS. It is a interactive mystery novel, with a storyline that is sure to capture your attention. Protagonist, Kyle Hyde, is an ex-cop from New York. After his partner, Brian Bradley, went missing, Hyde becomes a door-to-door salesman for a company named "Red Crown" in California. In the midst of his assignments as a saleman, he also keeps up with his own personal agenda of trying to find Bradely. The game sets Hyde in the location of a small run-down hotel: Hotel Dusk. Hyde enters with the simple intentions of doing his job as a salesman; but as he begins to fimiliarize himself with the other guests and the history of the hotel, Hyde realizes that his stay that night was not going to be an ordinary one. Within every acquaintance he makes, another oddity arises before him. In this game, mystery after mystery enters the complexity of the storyline to bring out, not only Hyde's, but also your own natural intincts to find some answers.
This game is in story book format with much dialogue. The rules are very simple: converse with all the guests and employees without angering them to find out answers you need to problem solve. If you do anger them, you might just end up having to hit the road and it is "Game Over". One might think simply talking to characters would be a disappointingly boring game plot. "Hotel Dusk: Room 215", on the contrary, makes sure every conversation is a crucial one; whether it dramatically adds to the storyline or brings you a step closer to solving a mystery, no conversation is pointless. "Hotel Dusk: Room 215" brings a mystery story to life and requires your own skill to keep the story going.
If you have an interest in games that involve strategy and puzzle solving, or even if you're a mystery novel lover, "Hotel Dusk: Room 215" will most definitely not disappoint in entertaining you.