It seems that the introduction of games like Phoenix Wright have jumpstarted a certain style of gaming on the DS. Gaming where puzzle solving and storytelling are intertwined like Mario and Mushrooms. Phoenix Wright was pretty successful in its own right as was the later Professor Layton. Now how about getting introduced to Kyle Hyde?
Hyde gets fired from his job as a door to door salesman for the Red Crown. On the outside, the Red Crown seems like a normal business but on the inside, they collect “special” items. He arrives home to his crummy apartment to discover that it he has been served an eviction notice due to closure of the entire complex. Alongside this, Hyde discovers strange messages asking him to locate the Scarlet Star.
Last Window is played holding the DS on its side like a book. It’s a novel way (excuse the pun) of playing a game that is very much focused on its driving and captivating story line. Throughout the game you move Hyde with your stylus. On the left hand side of the screen is a first person 3D view and on the right is a bird’s eye 2D view. The left hand side is slightly pointless however as you’ll often be using the right hand side to play most of the game.