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Hotel Sowls

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJul 30, 2020
PCDec 31, 2019

Developer: Studio Sott

Genre: Adventure

As a pharmacologist looking for success, you obtained a mysterious stone found in Sowls. "With this stone, I'll be able to conduct a successful research!" Afterwards, you visited "Hotel Sowls" to get some good rest... ...and found out next morning your precious stone has disappeared! "Someone must've stolen it!" So begins your investigation to find your stone... - Take back your precious stone You can stay no longer than 5 days in the hotel. Find out who the thief is before time runs out! - Clues are in the hotel This mysterious hotel has some weird secrets! Search Hotel Sowls for the clues to your lost stone! - A fate you've never expected You choose your own fate! The ending changes depending on your choice!

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6 / 10.0

Beneath the veneer, there isn't much that makes Hotel Sowls shine. The plot, the characters, and the gameplay are all wax-paper thin. The game ticks away mechanically under its inspired art style.

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I had a lot of enjoyment with Hotel Sowls, which lasted for its entire run time and never overstayed its welcome. Its one of those games which cares about quality over quantity, and the control over tone and mood which Studio Sott exhibits is genuinely admirable. This game goes highly recommended to the inquisitive, the curious, and those for whom your standard video game characters and settings are proving just a tad predictable. You won’t have any idea what’s up ahead in this hotel.

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Studio Sott has managed to create a short game filled with wonderful characters and atmosphere. This brilliantly realised story reminds me of The Shining but filled with Mr Men. While Hotel Sowls doesn't innovate the basic point and click formula, it fills it with quality content and a surrealist vibe that really elevates itself. It's just a bit short.

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Building an evident framework for a "good ending" without detailing a clear path to find the requirements, Hotel Sowls struggles between being a true mystery, and holding the player's hand with clues.

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