Last Window: The Secret of Cape West is a Adventuring game available on the DS. It can be played in Singleplayer modes.
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West is a Adventuring game. Adventure games are enjoyed for two reasons: they provide enemy encounters that require tactics and strategy to conquor, and they create a fantasy world in which to explore and adventure.
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.
Last Window expands Hotel Dusk's success with a branching story and multiple endings, but happily keeps hold of the sketchbook aesthetic and steady prose.
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West is the follow up to Hotel Dusk: Room 215, the interactive thriller novel. It retains the unique newspaper cut-out art style and grownup dialogue of the original and should appeal to older audiences.
Hotel Dusk: Room 215
Last Window's branching story and newsprint presentation got me involved in what ended up feeling more like a mystery novel than a DS game. I was surprised how much I enjoyed sitting down for a few hours to play something I could have easily written off.
I've got a soft spot for Hotel Dusk and Mr Kyle Hyde. It was one of the first video game song reviews by Rebecca Mayes I heard on Game People and one of the reasons I started my column. In Last Window you get to find out a little more about Hyde while you pursue the Secret of Cape West in true Colombo fashion.
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West DS is a mystery about the burdens we all carry and the connections we share. After a slow start, I fell in love with Kyle Hyde's world all over again as I got to know the characters and share their stories.
Like the previous game in the series, Hotel Dusk: Room 215, Last Window is strongly focused on time and place. It creates a microcosm where everything is infused with meaning. The environments often seem mundane on a surface level, but they have deep significance to the characters. People constantly connect emotion to their surroundings, such as a widow returning to the place where she originally met her husband.
The Last Window's classic adventure and stylish presentation struggled to replace the shared experience of PC adventure games. Its text heavy nature was readable but didn't really get me playing the detective.
The Last Window is a detective point and click adventure game from the defunct developer Cing and a sequel to Hotel Dusk. It follows the story of a down on his luck private eye who has not only just lost his job, but is imminently about to lose his home. His apartment block, which was formerly a hotel is about to unveil the murky secrets of its past and luckily you are there as Kyle Hyde ready to piece it all together.
Last Window: The Secret of Cape West DS looks stylish, sounds atmospheric and has a great interface, but this mystery adventure squanders a promising premise with a fatal lack of momentum to its plot.
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