Rated 10 out of 10 by Jamon 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Starailia 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!
Rated 10 out of 10 by supergamequeen Best visual novel game yet!
I had never heard of Aksys until 999, and I must say that they have made an excellent first impression. 999 was a great thriller and it touched my heart. I hope to see more games like this from Aksys. This game got my blood boiling at times due to the suspense, gore etc. That usually doesn't happen, not even close, so I'm impressed. The only thing I would complain about (and this is just me) the game should have been longer, The puzzle rooms, I felt, were too easy and too short. Same goes for the storyline, but it was already great as it is. I wish I could see it when it's longer. If Aksys could play their cards right, who knows what they could do with this already great story. The game was great and it left me wanting more. As great as this game is, I would love a remake with extra contentand voiceovers, and maybe for a console system. Hopefully visual novel games will become popular enough here to make them want to develop longer games in this genre.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Arman1 For those who don't know, it is a puzzle game
The game is a fast paced puzzle game in which you must find clues and items that will help you escape a certain situation. Sometimes you find items to combine for you to produce a better item that can get you out of the situation. Since the situations are life and death (and might be timed even though there was no time limit in the demo) the game has a pressured and thrilling feel to it. Pretty much like the title suggest, there are 9 people who have 9 hours to escape (from what I am not sure but you are stuck on a ship) and there are supposedly 9 doors to pass as well. I think there will be more than just 9 puzzles but who knows. Anyways, if you want to try out the demo for free and get a feel for what the game is like, just go to aksys games website and it is there. Im looking forward to this game and I definitely liking the watch! Thanks Aksys games!!! You guys got the best pre-order gifts!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gvaz Influenced by Saw, without the bull
999 is a game for people who like adventure games. I put casual, because the people who would do "hardcore" are the CoD types, who aren't interested in this game anyways.
Anyways, imagine Saw, without all the gore, but with improved suspense, and everyone is stuck on a boat and the goal is to escape the boat before the 9 hours are up. It isn't a pixel hunting adventure game, but it is a "find items and combine them and use them to escape your current situation"
The writing is pretty good, for a video game. Much better than anything you've thought of in recent years. The music is simple, and compliments the game. The game is HEAVILY story driven, so if you have some sort of low attention span you should probably go play CoD or something lame.
Anyways, I haven't gotten far in the game yet, but the presentation is really great and the story is interesting. No gameplay is going to be exactly the same because you can move down different paths in the story and have completely different endings (what game does this lately? None do.)
Each ending/playthrough reveals more of the story, so just one playthrough will not explain the situation fully.
One of the best DS games to come out this year, totally worth it!
Rated 7 out of 10 by mooserocka WOW so good but sooo SHORT
Wow possible one of the best storylines i have EVER played. EVEn tho it is a mix between saw and the titanic n some of the ideas arnt original the nonary game is VERY original and it is AMAZING. Everything about this game is amazing acept the worst part is that it is like 5 hours long. I was atleast expecting atleast 9 hours cause the games name but no u get 5 hours of the best story you will ever b told from someone that has a VERY sick mind. I beat 5 out of six possible endings in 7 hours now. atleast the new game plus lets u skip convos u already had. WOW such a great game but SUCHa letdown at the same time. I dunno how to review it if u like short games this ones for u if u like long games dont even touch it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Raine 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by CounquerorVII Unexpected Gold
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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Thatnerdguy 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.
Rated 10 out of 10 by bopbot 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.