Just finished this game in Casual mode and Really enjoyed it, true that at the beginning of the game in your Hotel there was a lot of major handholding i.e. A flashing picture to Pick Up an certain article, then a flashing scene where to put it, but after awhile it was not quite as obvious and one learned to ignore these help flashes if one gives the game a chance since it had so many wonderful scenes and areas to explore and not to mention that this game had a lot of Myst A La very light version of opening gates, bridges, passageways, etc. and that this game had a feel of an Adventure Light game and these are the types of games I love.
Overall, yes, simple but fun and relaxing to play especially if you have just finished a couple of Mind Boggling Puzzle games and/or games that were filled with Eye blinding and hair pulling HO scenes, this is a game you want to play to take a breather and give your Mind and Eyes a break from it all.
And one last thing, the voice of the Old lady reminded me of the voice of Mama in:
Don't throw mama off the train (Anne Ramsey) and found this to be quite amusing.