Explore an abandoned railway station and hotel searching for your missing brother and two college students. Your brother was working for an architectural firm who wanted to renovate the hotel, abandoned since just after World War Two. Nigel and Polly, the students, were there as ghost hunters! Looks like they found something, all right -- or did Something . . . find them?
This is a very spooky and atmospheric game, best played in the evening with lights out. There is very little actual background music, but plenty of little music stings, and sound effects that will send shivers down your back. Oh, and lots of helpful in-game advice and clues, whispered to you from The Other Side. Lots of reading material too: letters, diaries, PDAs, old newspapers and new .txt documents, even take-out menus. Most are more for background and atmosphere, but some do provide important information.
This game struck me as very Lovecraftian with regard to the evil Presence that is lurking at the threshold: \\\\\\\"There is a power...a godless power, and has no place in our world.\\\\\\\"
This game is not insanely difficult, and should be solvable without hints or walkthrus; just in case, walkthrus can be found online, and Universal Hint System covers it too.
Some puzzles can be solved without using the in-game clues, such as an \\\\\\\"order\\\\\\\" puzzle: the solution can be found in-game, but is solvable by trial and error as well. A few effects that seem to provide clues are apparently solely for atmosphere after all.
There is not too much in the way of old-fashioned \\\\\\\"pixel-hunting\\\\\\\", however all scenes should be explored thoroughly for \\\\\\\"interaction\\\\\\\" icons before being considered complete.
Mount the iso image and install; game should play even without mounting afterward.