Reveal the great mystery that lies behind high walls of the Bellevue hotel!
User reviews: Mostly Negative (17 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 1, 2010
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About This Game

Meet the ancient Egyptian cult in a search of almighty artifact, Marcus Antonius, King Arthur and many others who tried to kept this omni-powerful object hidden away from those who wanted to use its terrible powers for conquering the world and stop the evil from raising from its grave!

- Lead a young detective and confront the ancient Egyptian cult
- Meet King Arthur, Cleopatra, Marcus Antonius and other historical characters
- Explore the mystical old castle and over 50 other locations
- Search the "underworld" and discover the supernatural
- Help save the world from the ultimate evil

Additional features “Collectors Edition”:
- Characters Biography
- Integrated Strategy Guide
- Bonus Art and Desktop Wallpapers
- Bonus Music

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Xp / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB 3D video card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB 3D video card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
If you like PNC adventure games, you might like this. It is mostly in 2.5D. The puzzles were just right: hard enough to be amusing but easy enough to avoid frustrating you. The story is a little slow at first, but gets interesting about half-way through. There are bits of voice acting at the beginning and at the end, but for most of the game you get the dialog by reading text. If you compare this to a top of the line PNC adventure, like Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, that being a 10, this game is about a 7. It could have been better if all the dialog had been in voice acting. I am not above using walkthroughs, and this provides it's own walkthrough, called the "Strategy Guide". I also used this walkthrough: http://www.gamezebo.com/2010/05/25/hotel-walkthrough-cheats-strategy-guide/ I got it on sale for about $3 and I feel I got my money's worth in entertainment.
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93 of 102 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
I wish I could say I was impressed, but I wasn't. I finished in less than 2 hours. The plot wasn't that well written or great. Secret societies, ancient magic, saving the world from evil, blah blah blah, the usual. But nothing made the game stand out as unique among similar point-and-click games. It's a decent, casual point-and-click, but I wouldn't recommend buying it for full price (which is currently $10). Then again, I can be miserly.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
If it's on sale for $1.99, then buy this game.

I love a good point and click game because I'm all about a great narrative and interactive story. While Hotel may have soothed my craving for a good PNC, by no means did it satisfy me.

Pros:
1.) Graphics are pretty decent (which you love to see in a good PNC).
2.) There are a few unexpected twists.

Cons:
1.) The puzzles are so easy that you don't have to think very much, or at all, to pass them.
2.) The story goes from "weird" to "wtf" really quickly. Plus, the character development is very weak and predictable.
3.) This game is SO short. I completed this game is 2 hours and that's with me taking my time. Look at the other reviews, no one takes very long to complete this game.

As a rule, I think that PNC games tend to only be worth as much as: (1.) Hours put into the game, (2.) Strength of the storyline. Since this game's story really falls flat, I'd recommend not spending more than $2.00 to play this game because it will not take you more than 2 hours to finish it.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Hotel - Collector's Edition (Cateia Games, 2010)

While playing I planned on writing a recommendation for this game. Now that I've finished it I realise the thing as a whole has little merit and, aside from recommending it to long time adventure gamers, I honestly can't give a thumbsup to what I've experienced here.

Why recommend it to long time adventure gamers? Because we'll play anything that is an adventure game, and so if you are one and you havn't yet played Hotel you may as well go and get it over with.

The odd thing is that I really love the core concept: you have a fancy hotel somewhere in France, an accident has resulted in a young woman's death. You're a police inspector and your boss believes it was murder. Will you find out the truth? And what's with the weird occult symbology all over the place? And that's how the game starts; for about an hour you feel like you're building up to something interesting, then it all quickly falls apart as the developers, who clearly had no idea where to take the story, slather on layer upon layer of hoodoo and fantasy that ill-suits the tone of what has gone before. In other words, they quickly ruin a good murder mystery with what can only be called nonsense, in the process grasping at various mainstream clichés as regards the supernatural.

Note, the game is short. I logged a bit more than two hours, and that includes exploring the collector's edition extras. Regarding those extras, they aren't worth buying the game for, for the simple reason that Hotel takes up less than 300 megabytes, making for an extremely compressed package. That means everything that counts as art assets including audio is incredibly downgraded to fit the meagre file size. This, I presume, was done to make the game better fit portable devices (there's also a version for smartphones and tablets). On PC however, you end up suffering because of the low quality assets being run through much better speakers and a much bigger screen than you're likely to find with your mobile device.

In terms of puzzles Hotel is fairly easy. There isn't much to interact with. And oddly enough this creates a nice flow through the game, and I became quite engaged early on, despite the game not really taxing my grey matter. Of course, then the hoodoo starts.

SCORES

Graphics: 35%

Extremely compressed pre-rendered 2D backgrounds. 3D models lack detail. Character designs are fairly generic and lack outstanding features. The game starts off with one of the worst pre-rendered FMV sequences I've ever seen. I mean, straight out of 1992. It really is that terrible.

Sound: 45%

Not much in terms of atmospheric sound effects. Only one particularly catchy tune. No voice acting outside of the horrible introduction and ending FMV sequences.

Execution: 35%

As an adventure game, the mediocre first half manages to improve on Cateia's Kaptain Brawe; the second half throws all that away.

Addictiveness: 40%

First hour, I wanted to see what happens next.

Second hour, I wanted to get it over with.

Overall: 34%

Like I wrote before, if you're an adventure gamer you either already own this game or you were planning on buying it anyway. (Which is how I ended up with it.) For others, forget about it, there are much better adventure games out there if you're only interested in dipping your toes in the adventure game pool. Buy the likes of Culpa Innata, Perry Rhodan (sadly not on Steam), Jack Keane, Lost Horizon, etc. instead.

Heck, now I feel like making a list of the best adventure games.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
An interesting storyline, but really there is no challenge to this game. It was over way too quickly.. oh, and the 20 hours I have against it is merely because I left it open one night.. in reality you will finish this within a couple of hours
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
This game was alright. I am glad I got it part of a bundle and didn't pay too much for it. It is definitely not worth the full price. The storyline and plot was average and the graphics aren't that great. The gameplay could have been better, it was quite boring actually. I thought the game was going to be interesting, but it just.... wasn't. Do not buy this game at full price ($10), it is definitely not worth it. However, if you can get it really cheap then it might be worth a play through but you will probably come out of this game disappointed.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
For point and click adventures, this one was pretty dull. The mini game puzzles are ok but not as challenging or unique as I would have liked. The storyline progresses so linearly it seemed hardly worth it to keep going. So, in short, don't bother.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
LIVE TO PLAY THIS HOTEL SIMULATOR. This hotel game was all i was looking for it is awesome.
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6 of 54 people (11%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
it sucks and thats all i have to say
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2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
A short little game with some very interesting puzzles interspersed with a forgettable and excessively railroady plot, some each of really straight forward, "guess the item", and "I did something elsewhere which silently enabled this" puzzles, and pretty-but -grainy graphics.

I do have to give the game props for having a "speedwalk" button and supporting double-click travel to rooms you've already visited. There are some games I've liked much better overall which I found myself giving up on because of how slowly the protagonist moved.

If you've picked it up as part a bundle which had other games you wanted, it might be worth an hour or two of your time on a long, boring day. But I wouldn't make playing it a high priority, and I definitely wouldn't reccomend buying it for its own sake.
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2.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Short, lame story with emotionless characters, forced puzzles and no voice acting or so..it ain't no gabriel knight or broken sword to be sure....
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