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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (2010)

Genre: Adventure / Mystery | Players: 1 | Developer: Cing

In this sequel to the cult-hit NDS adventure game Hotel Dusk: Room 215 you play as the no-nonsense underachiever Kyle Hyde. An ex-New York cop who has recently been fired from his salesman job, Hyde discovers and unfolds a 25 year old mystery within the confines of the Cape West apartment building.

Last Window really is tailor-made for fans of the previous title, as the game plays exactly as its predecessor. Story progresses mostly through conversations and enquiries with characters, learning their secrets and solving their plights. Touch screen puzzles are innovative and varied. Characters are artfully sketched in B&W though some designs have been altered.  Music is top notch with a variety of emotions conveyed through jazzy, soulful tunes.

Last Window: The Secret of Cape West is a true masterpiece of the adventure / mystery genre and it is a true tragedy this game was never released in the U.S.

Buyers Guide:
For those interested, the title can still be ordered on Amazon from select sellers. It is no-region and plays on all NDS systems.

5 pages from Rachel out of 5

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