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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
9.9 out of 10

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (Nintendo DS) Review

10 October 2012
Overall 9

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors review

24 June 2012
  • Pros: Intense, engaging story, Piecing the mystery together, Clever puzzle solutions
  • Cons: Slow text speed, Having to replay puzzles, Obtuse "good ending" requirements
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Overall 10

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

13 June 2012
  • Summary: A few years ago, I discovered escape-the-room Flash games and was hooked instantly. Shorter and more compact than your typical point-and-click adventure, escape-the-room games such as Crimson Room are a great way to kill time on a lazy Sunday.
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Second Verse, Worse Than the First

5 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Lady, we are about to die of hypothermia. I do not need to hear about ice-9.
  • Pros: The game's climax, which does a magnificent job of tying its plot and its relationship arc together.
  • Cons: Completing the game for the third time and realizing I'd have to do the first puzzle again again .
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999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (DS)

The Review Busters
23 January 2011
  • Conclusion: Basically, I could not put this one down and recommend it to someone looking for that niche game because this is definitely it. Rating Breakdown Gameplay: 9.50 out of 10 + Off the wall and creepy escape the room puzzles that are both horrifying and awesome - Only complaint I could give is that there...
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Overall 9
Gameplay 9
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Storyline 10
Control 9

Expert Review

26 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Few Americans play digital novels, let alone know exactly what one is. For all of our love of Japanese gaming (from Mario to Final Fantasy), several genres never took hold here in the states.
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Review: 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors (Nintendo DS)

Diehard GameFAN
26 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Adventure games can fall, most commonly, to three major problems. The visuals and audio of such games, honestly, don’t matter much; while it’s nice to have a pretty game like Myst to play around with, some of the best games in the genre, like Zork and, more recently, Shade , are purely text-based...
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Overall 8

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

AV Club
22 November 2010
  • Excerpt: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors is what Japanese folks call a “visual novel.” The story’s major incidents, its characters’ emotions and background, and much of the game’s tone comes through text and light animation; a character portrait will blush, an explosion will shake the screen, etc.
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Expert Review

Nintendo Life
9 June 2012
  • Summary: 999 is stunning. It sports a captivating plot driven by a fantastic cast of characters, a satisfying mix of puzzles and interesting mathematical, scientific and philosophical quandaries to ponder.
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9 out of 10?

Pocket Gamer
10 February 2011
  • Conclusion: If you're willing to forgive its foibles this is a fresh and exciting narrative driven experience like no other
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