The title is a question and so here is my answer: No, this is not really a "game review" because I am unfortunately, not really a gamer anymore and cannot provide you with valid comparisons between this game and every other one. However, I do want to talk about a game that I discovered and thoroughly enjoyed. (so I guess technically it is a game review, it just won't be a good one haha)
If you know me, you know I love Wes Anderson. I fell in love with Moonrise Kingdom when it first came out. I mean, how could you not? Suzy is a such a bad(butt), she is honestly all I ever aspire to be. Shortly after watching Moonrise Kingdom, I went on a Wes Anderson movie marathon. I admire his stylistic approach to film directing, and the fact that you could recognize his films from a mile away. I wish I could steal his style, but at the same time, that really defeats the purpose of having a "style", doesn't it?
So when I found this game based on The Grand Budapest Hotel, I downloaded it without hesitations. Basically the game follows the journey of a lobby boy, who is told that one of his guests is from the resistance. Given the characteristics, the lobby boy must then eavesdrop & spy on guests to figure out who it is. The game is quick, and straight forward. Yet, it was still extremely enjoyable to play, and games like these are really all I have time to play nowadays. In addition, I love the graphics in this game, you could tell from the colour palettes that it is very Wes Anderson-esque.
* I also remembering programming an elevator as one of my first programming assignments, seeing something similar in a game definitely felt nostalgic.
You should try it out and let me know what you think!
Download it here: http://maquisard.itch.io/maquisard (You could download it for any amount of money you think the game deserves, but technically it is free!)
Anyway, I guess I just really wanted to share what I have been up to. This game has definitely made me really interested in game design, that just might be the next thing I tackle. :)