Reviews and Problems with 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
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. Time not spent reading is devoted to solving environmental and logic puzzles in contained rooms, where you must discern the use of items to escape.
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. Unfortunately the third person descriptive prose is generally quite lacking, there's only one save file and while it's practically too compelling not to play through multiple times to see the "true" ending and other variations, as well as learn all the facts of this fascinating...