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Hotel Dusk: Room 215

by 1234567890num

Part 54: 07:40 PM

Music: Same as previous updates (Sapu)

We'll buy the two items we didn't buy before.

It's a NougaChew! bar. My favorite.

(I'll eat it when I start to feel tired.)

It's candy.

(This'll do me if I need some sugar later on.)

We can actually eat them by "using" them from the examination screen.

Use potato chips, chocolate bar, NougaChew! or candy
Mmm... Delicious.

This doesn't actually remove them from the inventory. And before I forget...

I'm going to go ahead and get this. It's the prize for the star stickers sidequest. We don't need to find all the stickers to get it. We can just brute force it. It's actually faster than playing ahead to the point where the last sticker is available.
Oh, and if you're wondering, the number for this timeline is 43.

Something fell out of the vending machine.

Pinkie Rabbit, huh? Better than a poke in the eye, I guess.

Music: So Noted

It's interesting to note that the description for the first item says coin while the name says coins.

It's also interesting to note that the conversation with Rosa will trigger if we try to go to the right hallway without talking to her. She just didn't scream at Kyle.

Music: Sapu

Show NougaChew!
A NougaChew!? Is that for me? Oh, say it is! (Takes the NougaChew!)
Show candy
Candy! Oh, yum! Is that for me? (Takes the candy)
Show Pinkie Rabbit doll
Oh, hello there, Pinkie! I've got one of those, too. So cute!

Apparently Rosa will take any snacks we show her. We don't get a question because we didn't press. We can just proceed to the second floor.

So let's ignore Dunning upstairs and talk to Rosa from behind!

Music: Hangover Blues
Got a minute?

I'm almost done with my cleaning. Talk to me later!

Music: Sapu

The sign is a nice touch. I don't think it appears anytime else. We can now walk between the central hallway and lobby without issue if we need to (we don't).

Anyway, let's talk to Dunning since Martin will be busy until we do.

Show NougaChew!
NougaChew!, eh? Yeah, I ain't much for that. Go ahead'n eat it yerself.
Show candy
I ain't a big fan'a candy.
Show Pinkie Rabbit doll
So ya did that vendin' machine contest or campaign or whatever, huh?

If we already returned the crowbar, screwdriver and pliers to the toolbox the conversation will be a bit different.

What's missing?

What's missing?

Some things from my office.

(...Uh-oh, I'd better watch my step here.)

Looks like someone just waltzed in and took 'em.


And that's not all I've gotta deal with today.

The rest is the same. Dunning then stomps off to search for justice and we enter Martin's room. We can't examine the table with the notebook while he's here.

Show NougaChew!
Ugh! What a positively pedestrian confection!
Show candy
I do love sweets, but I fear now is not a good time.
Show Pinkie Rabbit doll
That is a Pinkie Rabbit doll, is it not? A genuine piece of Americana. They are quite difficult to obtain. I'm certain a collector would pay handsomely for it.

Kyle's rich! (Kyle will automatically give it away later.)

Where'd you drop it?

So where do you think I found your pen?

I believe I dropped it in the lobby.

Nice try, Shakespeare.

It was in the restaurant.

Is that so? I dropped it in the restaurant, did I?

I had no idea whatsoever.

You sure it's your pen?

Yes, I'm certain.

But the name inscribed on the pen isn't yours. The name on the pen is Alan.

Oh, well, you see, Alan is... Alan is my real name.

Do tell.

Then we look through Martin's notebook and meet Iris on the stairs.

So we go down now. We didn't see Dunning before. What's the worst that could happen?

Music stops

Uh-oh. Apparently Dunning is a Schrodinger's cat.

Can I bend yer ear fer a minute, Mr. Hyde?

What is it?

I'm sorry as hell about this, but... I gotta go through some'a yer stuff. Ya mind?

Depends. What do you plan to go through?

Well, yer... Uh... Yer... Yer belongings.

No way.

Look, I don't believe fer a second ya took anything from the hotel or Angel. But I gotta do what I gotta do, ya know?

If ya don't let me, I'm gonna have to ask ya to leave the hotel.

...Doesn't leave me much of a choice.

All righty, then. Let's get this over with.

Music: Drunken Waltz

Hyde! What the hell ya doin' with all this scratch?!

I won big at the track.

It's still better than getting it from the dinner prize.

You were the lousy thief all along! So that's the kinda scum I'm dealin' with, huh? Think yer pretty slick, do ya? Well, yer nothin' but a lousy bum!

Pack yer things and get out!


Music: Dream's End
(It's all because of that punk, Angel.)


Louie: 5
Rosa: 4
Dunning: 4
Martin: 2
Melissa: 2
Jeff: 2
Iris: 1

I'm listing it as Jeff's fault since Kyle said so. Let's see what happens if we try to go down without the stack of cash. The part without the music is the same.

Music: Drunken Waltz

Hyde! What the hell ya doin' with that?!

Um... I hang out at yard sales?

4/10 not good enough reason. Just say that you're a salesman and those items are what you're selling! It won't help with the memo, but still.

You were the lousy thief all along! So that's the kinda scum I'm dealin' with, huh? Think yer pretty slick, do ya? Well, yer nothin' but a lousy bum!

Pack yer things and get out!


Music: Dream's End
(Way to screw up, Hyde...)


Louie: 5
Dunning: 5
Rosa: 4
Martin: 2
Melissa: 2
Jeff: 2
Iris: 1

We then move on to the confrontation with Martin.

Impossible, huh?

What do you mean by impossible?

I intend no offense, but the thought of a man such as you taking up the pen is... The world of literature is not such an easy and forgiving place. Speak no more of it!

Loop and skip. Actually, it just kicks us back to the map screen. Then talking to Martin will get us to the beginning of the confrontation like normal.

You're a big liar!

I don't think it's really your notebook.

Of course it's mine!

Sorry about this, but let me ask you one more time.

My good man! Enough! How much longer must I stand here while your cries of "j'accuse!" assail me?

Loop and skip.

Is that REALLY your pen?

Does that pen really belong to you?

It is indeed my pen.

OK. Let's go over this again.

Enough! I cry enough! Spare me more of this madness!

Loop and skip.

Show NougaChew!
NougaChew!, eh? The name alone is enough to turn my stomach! Do put it away.
Show candy
No thank you, Mr. Hyde, I've just brushed my teeth.
Show Pinkie Rabbit doll
As fond as I am of Pinkie Rabbit, I've no desire to discuss it with you.

Why are you so angry?

The handwriting is awful.

It's because the handwriting is such a mess.

That has nothing to do with it!

Who wrote the novel?

I showed both choices already.

If we try to exit...

Mr. Hyde! What on earth are you doing?

Shut your head for a second and you'll see.

And back to the puzzle.

Who's Alan?

This one has no choice.

Music: Countdown
Mr. Hyde.


I had hoped my conversation with you would prove more entertaining.

Want me to juggle?

You, sir,, are nothing more than a discourteous lout. There is nothing more I wish to discuss with you. This has been a most unpleasant experience. Please leave.


Music: Sunset Men
I returned to Room 215.

Way to go, Hyde. You couldn't think your way out of a paper bag. Dammit...

Always screwing things up like this... Hell, who are you kidding? You'll never find Bradley...

You're a total loser, Hyde. Always have been. Always will be.

Hyde spent the rest of the night brooding in his room.

Louie: 5
Dunning: 5
Rosa: 4
Martin: 3
Melissa: 2
Jeff: 2
Iris: 1

Considering that the only way to fail in that confrontation is by choosing "awful handwriting", yeah, it's fair to say Kyle couldn't think his way out of a paper bag.

Next time: Chapter 5!