Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Makes you nervous but leaves you WANTING more
The game makes you nervous on the right decisions but the plot behind the story is perfect and when your done you just want more... I recommend this game for gamers who like to be on edge and left guessing XD
This game is not for kids, or those that are sensitive. However, it is the most engaging game I have ever played. AND it keeps me coming back. There is a lot of text, but the plotline is what is so wonderful about this game. Don't let that put you off. I got it on a recommendation from a GameStop employee, and I am really glad I did.
best story i've seen in a while!
this game has kept me on the edge of my seat for 5/6 endings! (haven't gotten the 6th yet), as stated in other reviews this game is mostly reading. so if you have qualms about reading walls of text this game is not for you! but be warned! you are missing out on a wonderful game~
the music is good, i've heard better, but it isn't horrible either. it fits the urgency and emotion of the scenes and doesn't distract from the puzzles. if you've played any of the "find your way out" games on ipod/ipad/iphone/computer/ect, that's essentially this game, just with a very well thought out story.
i picked up this game on a whim and thanks to a few recommendations from a few people.
i must admit i didn't have very high expectations, i'm not much for nintendo... not many of there games can keep me interested for long periods of time.
not for Kids, graphic descriptions of gory deaths.
Can't wait to return to the nonary game in Virtue's Last Reward this October!
90% Reading, 9% Playing, 1% Morphic Resonance.
This is the deepest and most interesting plot a DS game can have. I was surprised, disgusted, and even brought to tears (of happiness).
**** This is a graphic adventure, not an 'action' game. No fighting or anything. Most of the game is READING!!! There are puzzles... and you get a TON of hints if you need them. ****
90% Reading/Talking, 9% Playing/Puzzles, 1% Morphic Resonance... ;)
This will make you yell at your DS
This game... I don't know where to start. It is amazing. Usually people will pass when it comes to text based games, but this game is different. Think a game like iSpy or Professor Layton but they got 20 years more mature. It has six multiple endings! Six! That is as much as Devil Survivor! But that isn't the best part, there is a new game plus! I mean, thats pretty legit for a text-based puzzle point-n-click. Needless to say, it will keep you up for a while. It also requires smarts and lots of time. So you kids looking for professor Layton, go elsewhere. Oh yeah, and why did I yell at my poor DS? Well, I got the bad ending (or one of them). But it wasn't that I got the bad ending, it was how the ending played out. It seemed that I was in the clear and winning the game but then... STAB.....*gurgle*.....I was dead.... That isn't keeping me away. No sir. It is worth the shouting and curling up in a ball while trying to solve one of Zero's puzzles. It truly is.
Visual novel games? Sign me up.
Combining complex plot and puzzles makes "999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors" a satisfying mental challenge as well as a fascinating narrative. Nine characters are assembled in a sinking ship. Their objective? To make it out alive within the time limit of nine hours specified by their host/kidnapper, the mysterious Zero. I love puzzle games, but the combination of puzzle and plot really blew my mind. I'm hoping more games like 999 will be published in the U.S. in response to 999's critical and commercial success.
Interactive storytelling at it's best.
It's funny because the individual scores would otherwise indicate that this is a mediocre game, but the graphics, gameplay and sound are really secondary to what is essentially a visually appealing "choose your own adventure" novel. More than any other game on the system, 999's appeal comes from it's ability to tell an engaging story. So it's fortunate that 999's story is also one of the BEST on the system. It's dark, trendy, unpredictable and never feels exploitative in the least. You're never going to get the heavy-handed philosophizing or any of the overly melodramatic stuff that Japan seems to be so increasingly hung up on these days. Everything presented during the course of the story feels natural. The more dramatic scenes are always believable and carry actual emotional weight thanks to the characters. And the characters are all interesting. Some of them veer closely to established anime archtypes, but unlike most games (and anime these days), 999 does a good job of establishing WHY these characters act the way they do rather than just presenting them as walking piles of meat with a few cliched traits tacked on to create the illusion of "character." So no, the game doesn't excel in any of the categories that most people traditionally consider when describing what makes games great. The graphics and art are pretty, but static. The sound is solid, but minimalistic. The gameplay serves only to move the story along. However, if video games are simply a form of entertainment, then you're going to get all the entertainment you need out of 999.
An instant classic!
First thing's first. If you're not 17, don't even think about playing this game. I don't mean this in a derogatory sence, but between the bloody violence and incessant swearing, this is one you seriously do need to wait for. Disclaimer aside, 999 is one of the best games on the DS for one simple reason: The mind- blowingly compelling story. The story is dark, fast- paced, and the presentation is top-notch, especially in the game's final scenes, when the characters are stopped from their escape with one last disturbing plot twist that left me reeling. If you meet the ESRB requirement, buy this NOW.
I Stumbled Upon This Game By Looking At A Video Posted On Facebook, It Looked Quite Interesting, So I Went Out Of My Way To Purchase It. I Would Have Never Expected The Game To Be So Amazing Though, It's One Of The Most Entertaining And Fulfilling Games I've Ever Played. The Graphics Are Good But For A DS Game It Looks Great. The Music Is Entertaining And Very Catchy. As Far As The Gameplay, The Puzzles Are A Little Shadowed By How Story Driven The Game Is. It Leaves You With A Lot Less Gameplay And A Lot More Cutscene Watching But The Depth Of The Story Is So Intense That It Wont Bother Much.
999 easily one of my new favorites
9 hours 9 persons 9 doors has to be one of the best gameplay experiences on the DS I have had in a long time. The story was gripping and the gameplay was absolutely wonderful. I have played games where 'the choices you make impact the ending' and all it is is one choice. This one, one wrong door, one wrong choice will lead you to a bad end, and the fact that there are multiple bad ends makes this game exciting - to the point that I had to get them all! And even bad endings had tons of information that you did not get in the other endings requried to beat the game. I totally reccommend this game to anyone that wants a satisfying story and possibly anyone who is looking for something different.