Hotel Hideaway

Hotel Hideaway Review!

“Jump into the world of Hotel Hideaway: a social online 3D role-playing game full of opportunities to meet new people and make new friends. The Hotel is a lively and vibrant world full to the brim with social adventures and fun activities!

Dress to impress and stand out from the crowd with an abundance of stylish clothing, items, and accessories. Customize your room with a variety of furniture items and decorations. Learn secret gestures and dance moves- and then party into the early hours inside unique public rooms!

No matter what you like to spend your time doing, Hotel Hideaway is the place to be. There’s oodles of fun to be had and secrets to discover, so jump in and make sure the other guests recognize your name!” 

Hotel Hideaway Links:

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotel-hideaway-virtual-party/id922825959?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.piispanen.hotelhideaway&hl=en_GB

Company: Sulake Corporation Oy Apps

Genre: Role Playing

Rated: 17+

Offers in-app Purchases

Gameplay

There’s no specific story to Hotel Hideaway, but the gameplay is fun!

Hotel Hideaway begins with you making a character – when I say making, all you do is choose your gender, skin color and username. Once that’s done, you’re given the key to your room by a character who runs you through the tutorial. She teaches you how to move, how to change your mood, how to visit another room, how to change your clothes, how to customize your profile, how to chat and much more. As you’re going through the tutorial, there are real players surrounding you and talking to each other. Some of the conversations were a little inappropriate so I can see why the game is rated 17+.

There is no specific storyline to Hotel Hideaway, this is because it’s a virtual world and the aim of virtual world games is to meet new friends, and simply look cool. Collecting clothes, colors and stickers will increase your star ranking and will make you become more well-known on Hotel Hideaway.

Graphics

The graphics are 3D!

Hotel Hideaway’s graphics are bright, cartoon-like and 3D. They’re fun, work well with the genre of the game and they don’t seem to crash or lag at any point which is nice to see.

Although this game is aimed at people over the age of 17, I think the graphics are a little bit on the immature side with the aesthetic. Although players don’t have much of a cap with what they can speak about, it still physically looks like a children’s game.

Music & Sounds

In terms of music, all you can really hear is hotel lobby tracks. Which, of course, fits in with the game, but for the vast majority of the gameplay, you don’t hear it.

For sounds, you can hear birds tweeting, the sound of purchasing, and the ocean waves. Of course, this is specific to Oasis Lobby and I’m sure each room is different in terms of sounds and music.

I like that there isn’t much to the music and sounds in this game, as it keeps it a lot more chill than it would with super annoying music that ends up getting muted halfway through the game.

Controls

The controls are extremely easy to follow!

If you want to move, just tap a space on the floor and your character will run to it. Same with if you find a shop or other location that you want to go to, if you click on it your character will run to it without you having to do anything else.

To jump, there is a weird pad of shapes on the right-hand side of the screen, and all you need to do is drag upwards. Drag to the side of shake your head, and drag down to sit down. The controls are extremely easy to use, and they’re pretty self-explanatory without the tutorial.

As for the buttons on the screen, there are quite a few. To chat, you will find a chat bubble on the bottom left-hand side of the screen along with a chat history log, and to change your clothes, emotion or to jump, you will find that on the bottom right-hand of the screen.

The Power of in-app Purchases

Purchase diamonds and coins from the store!

In the hotel’s store, you can purchase diamonds, coins, and crates. Here’s a breakdown:

Diamonds

  • 500 diamonds for £2.99
  • 1000 diamonds for £4.99
  • 2400 diamonds for £9.99
  • 5000 diamonds for £19.99
  • 14000 diamonds for £48.99
  • 30000 diamonds for £99.99

Coins

  • 4250 coins for 200 diamonds
  • 17000 coins for 800 diamonds
  • 34000 coins for 1600 diamonds
  • 136000 coins for 6400 diamonds

Crates

  • Free daily Crate
  • Carpenter Crate for 150 diamonds
  • Bundle of Crates for £4.99
  • Stack of Crates £9.99
  • Mountain of Crates for £19.99

From what I’ve seen, in order to get any type of credibility in this game, you need to look good and to look good, you need coins and diamonds. This means, if you’re hoping to grow popular in Hotel Hideaway, you’re going to need to spend some of your real money.

The Verdict

What did you think of Hotel Hideaway?

I personally thought that Hotel Hideaway was a pretty poor virtual world, and from my experience on it, there wasn’t much to do. Despite being a British game, there were a lot of people speaking other languages and of course, if I can’t understand what people are saying, the game is pretty pointless.

I do, however, like how easy the controls are to use and how there isn’t an abomination of buttons on the screen. Everything is very well explained in the tutorial, and I pretty much knew how to do everything from that moment on.

If you decide to download Hotel Hideaway, let us know what you think and if you agree or disagree with the things we said. Happy gaming and stay casual!

Hotel Hideaway Overall Rating: 2/5

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotel-hideaway-virtual-party/id922825959?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.piispanen.hotelhideaway&hl=en_GB

Company: Sulake Corporation Oy Apps

Genre: Role Playing

Rated: 17+

Offers in-app Purchases

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