You’re spending the night in an old, huge hotel. You’re just about to go into your room, when you hear a piano playing from inside it.
You’re spending the night in an old, huge hotel. You’re just about to go into your room, when you hear a piano playing from inside it. A young woman, a cabaret singer, is sitting on the piano, and you can’t resist.
You go in and sit down beside her and start to play the first song that comes to your mind.
Her voice is beautiful.
You think that maybe the two of you have something together, and that you should get to know her better.
She senses this, and begins to tell you about the time she came to America from Greece.
How she met a young man, a sailor, who promised her he would come back for her.
He never did.
The war was over, but he had died.
She was brokenhearted.
And then the piano player in the hotel room begins to tell you about the tragedy of her life.
Her husband left her for another woman.
They had no children, and she had no money.
She was going to starve to death.
You say, I can’t believe this.
I’ve got to help her!
I’ve got to get her a job!
I’ve got to get her back on her feet!
I’ve got to do something! The piano player in the hotel room looks at you and says, You’ve got the soul of a sailor.
You are looking for a ship to sail on, but you’re not sure where to go or what to do.
This is how you are feeling.
I’ve been reading about the Kastello Hotel.
I’ve been reading about it for a long time.
It was built for the tsar.
It was a wonderful palace.
Thousands of people lived there.
It was in this beautiful town called Solovki.
It was a prison.
They were there because they were political dissidents.
The Soviets took people who had been in prison all their lives, who were under trial, and then they put them in the Kastello Hotel.
They let the people go outside.
They let them walk around.
But the people couldn’t go home.
They couldn’t go to their homes.
So they stayed in the Kastello Hotel, for years, and the same people died there.
You’re spending the night in an old Victorian home-turned-hotel. You’re just about to go into your room, when you hear a piano playing from inside it. You explore further, to find a young woman. She hasn’t woken up yet, so you see if you can get her to remember her name.
So you’re looking for some fun, but the game is about as unforgiving as you’d imagine. We’re playing on the lowest difficulty level, but it doesn’t let up on you. We found a few time-stopping tricks (the least effective being through shortcuts in the bottom of the screen), but it seems like if you’re trying to be stealthy, there are plenty of areas where you’ll just get caught.
Thankfully, there’s an option to turn on a simple “save-every-sad-turn” mode. This makes it so that whenever you’re killed, you have to start from the last saved game. It also keeps the game from giving you a “game over” whenever you get hit, but you lose all your progress and all your items. If you’re looking for a game to get into, this might be the one for you.