The Let's Play Archive

Hotel Dusk: Room 215

by 1234567890num

Part 5: Getting Into the Second Floor

New Music: Pink Rabbit


You're blocking the stairs, kid. Move it.

(So this is how it's goint to be...)

Move it, you brat!

Move it, kid.

I'm not moving. And you're a big jerk.

Where'd you come from? What's your name?

Leave me alone!

What was that, kid?

Why won't you tell me?

You won't tell me?

That's what my mom taught me. She said I should never tell strangers my name. Especially jerks.

Got an answer for everything, huh, kid?

You keep this up and we're gonna have trouble. I'm not goint to put up with your crap.

Ooooo, scary. What're you gonna do, huh?

You want to know?

Maybe I'll call Dunning and have him give you the bum's rush. Maybe I'll call your mom and tell her that her kid's a damn terror.

Hey, kid.

Ha! She's afraid of Mom!

What now? You afraid of your mom? Great!

Sometimes the portrait will break the monochrome style and have that 'aura'. If it happens, that means that you messed up and may/will get a game over.


Hey, kid.

We should back down for now to prevent a Game Over. Don't worry, we'll be a jerk later.

C'mon, stop crying.

Quit crying. You can't talk if you're bawling, right?

C'mon, kid. Knock it off, will you? Why won't you move? If there's a good reason, just tell me.

I... I can't finish it.

Can't finish what?

I can't finish my puzzle.

(??? Puzzle? What puzzle? ???)

Music: Rainy Night

Read note
What're you looking at?
Write note
What're you writing?
Show pager
What's that?
Show room 215 key
Yeah, that's the key to your room and stuff.
Show others
Yeah, that's not mine.

A puzzle, huh?

New Music: Hitting the Pavement
A puzzle? How's a puzzle stop you from moving?

I... I can't finish it.

It's almost done, but...

Smooth, Kyle.

This isn't the place to be working on a puzzle. Go to your room or the car or a freeway or something.

My dad says I make too much noise. That's why I'm here.

I was gonna go back to the room when I finished, but...

I can't, OK?!

There's some jokes to be made here, but I don't know which one to use:
1. What every gamer who ragequit says.
2. The Witness in a nutshell.

Music: Pink Rabbit
Oh, for the love of... Stop bawling!


Fine, we'll help.

Let me help.

Give me a break, kid. A puzzle isn't something to bawl about. Look, just let me do it for you, OK?

Whaaaaaaaaaa! Whaaaaa... Huh? Are you gonna help me, mister?

The name's Kyle Hyde. If you're gonna talk to me, use my name.

Mister Hyde?

Close enough.

Listen, just... Here. Give me the puzzle.

Wow. What a stupidly hard puzzle. I'll leave you guys to figure out how to solve it yourselves.


Now take this and go back to your room.

The kid shakes her head.

What's wrong now?

The puzzle's done. Everything's OK.

No, it's not.

It's not?

Why not?

It just isn't! It's no fun if I don't do it myself!

What are you doing? You're a complete basket case, you know that? At least say thanks for the help before you bust up the puzzle!

Nice attitude, kid.

You better watch your step!


Pick it up. You threw 'em down, you pick 'em up.

Again, smooth, Kyle. This one is justified, though.

OK! OK! S-Sorry...

But at least she picked up the puzzle pieces.

I'm done, OK? You happy?


I'm sorry. I'm so s-sorry... Wha... Whaaaaaaa! P-please don't hurt me!

Fine, yeah, whatever.

C'mon, kid. Enough of the waterworks already. Hey... Look, I didn't mean-

Music stops

The girl laughs at me and runs up the stairs.

Damn it! I don't have time for this crap.


(??? Who is that kid? ???)<--White Question

Music: Pink Rabbit
The girl dropped something on the stairs.

What's this?

Wonder what it is?

And finally we're on the second floor. We'll try to look around...

Music stops

Yeah... I accidentally screenshot the frame during Kyle's sprite change. That's why he looks like that.

Hey there.

Hey, you OK?

What's going on?


You don't look so hot.


You sick or something?

N-no. No, I'm fine.

All right. Sorry to bother you.

Music: Slow Steps
Hold it.


Who are you?


Kyle Hyde. I'm down in 215.

I'm Jeff. Jeff Angel.

Stay here a lot?

No, I've never stayed in a place like this before.


No choice, huh?

Why don't you have a choice? Something happen?

What's that? Why am I staying here? I don't think I need to explain myself to you.

Just asking.

Just asking?

Easy. It's not like I'm a cop or anything.

You're not a cop?

That's kind of an odd thing to just blurt out, isn't it?'re not a cop?

That's too bad.

(??? It's too bad I'm not a cop? ???)

Music: Rainy Night

Read note
What are you reading?
Write note
What are you writing?
Show pager
Yeah, that's a pager. So what?
Show room 215 key
That's the key to Room 215. My room is 213. It's called Trust. I know...stupid, right?
Show hotel brochure
That's a brochure for this dump.
Show others
Why are you showing that to me? I don't know a thing about it.

And we'll ask the questions next time! Yeah, this is a LONG game. We're not even a third through the first chapter!