Nintendo DS

Noir Sleuthing on a Rainy Night: Celebrating Hotel Dusk: Room 215
Noir Sleuthing on a Rainy Night: Celebrating Hotel Dusk: Room 215
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is a quiet achievement in Nintendo's library: an overlooked mystery game for the DS that felt like it belonged on the system, but still only "quiet" for being relatively unknown to most. Following the format of a visual novel, Hotel Dusk was heavy on dialogue with a story laden with secrets, but its gameplay was in line with a point-and-click with elements of risk similar to Broken Sword, as well as the occasional puzzle treatment. This blend made for a compelling and suspenseful detective story, one that nailed a 70s-themed noir art style.
On the Cheap: Batman: The Brave and the Bold
On the Cheap: Batman: The Brave and the Bold
I think it's pretty safe to say that we're all eagerly anticipating the release of Arkham Knight this fall, but for some of us, October is way too long to wait for the thrill of Batman punching people right in the face. Sure, you could play through the first two games again, but why bother? There's an overlooked classic out there that will provide you with all the bat-punching you need: Batman: The Brave and the Bold for Nintendo DS.