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When I went to my local game store I saw 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors (or something like that) on the shelf and it caught my interest since it was rated M and on the Nintendo DS. Don't see does too often so I was wondering if it was any good? I got it for like 10 bucks. All I know is that it is like a visual novel with puzzles. Also don't post spoilers to the game as well.
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Posted 7/5/13 , edited 7/5/13

globenstuff wrote:

Don't see does too often so I was wondering if it was any good?


It's a fantastic story, and I highly recommend it.

I've played through the whole thing 5 times: I got all the bad endings plus the true ending. It is very much a visual novel interspersed with puzzles. None of the puzzles are very hard, but I will make this suggestion: have a notepad handy. You'll want to write hints and puzzle solutions down as you play. Because YOU WILL DIE! And you'll have to play through the whole game again to make different choices.

Enjoy the game. Once you are done, you can move onto the sequel: "Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward".
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Posted 7/6/13
It's a great game, really. Many love it.

The most bothersome part is that if you want to replay it to get all the endings (which there are 5/6 of) you need to replay the earlier sections of the game before the path diverges. You can't "jump" in a flowchart. Luckily you can fastforward through the text, but you can't skip puzzles and even if you know the solutions, you will spend up to 5-6 hours just replaying it. This made me a bit disconnected to the story. Plus some requirements for the endings are a bit... hard to know. You can do 3 endings without a guide, but if you want others, especially the final one, you need a guide. Shame, really.

Other than that, love it. Never been so into a game before.
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No doubt about it. It is a funyarinpa.
Posted 7/8/13 , edited 7/8/13
It is a brilliant game. I'd break my Ever 17 discs after playing it if that game weren't so rare. It is blasphemy to say, but I think of 999 as a good Ever 17. I always wanted to keep playing it and I never had the urge to skip text like I did in Ever 17.

There was one puzzle I disliked, but everything else was fine. I knew a friend that hated the game because he got stuck getting the same ending, so I can support the claim that you may need a guide. I used one after getting a duplicate ending after 3-4 of them. That person refused to use a guide and I no longer talk to him (due to an unrelated matter, hahaha).
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Posted 8/14/13
It is no doubt a fascinating game, but one must be warned that it will take pretty good math skills for some of the puzzles. If you're not the kind who likes to spend a good bit of time the first time trying out different combinations of numbers to fit the grids of certain puzzles, then you'll get stuck fast.
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I bought the game during AX at the Aksys booth for around 15 dollars. I did not regret it one bit. Once I started playing the game, I was hooked. The characters and the story are fascinating.

I also recommend taking down notes for the puzzles and keeping them for repeats. There's a very good reason for the multiple playthroughs, but I won't elaborate why because it is a major spoiler.


I can't wait to get my hands on Zero Escape.
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It's absolutely amazing. Easily one of, if not the best ds games I've ever played. Also check out the sequel on 3ds, zero escape.
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I want this game so badly, but can't find it anywhere. I picked up Virtue's Last Reward on a whim while I was grabbing titles for my 3DS after buying it, and it's now my favorite 3DS game. If 999 is anywhere near as good as VLR, you will absolutely not regret playing through it.
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Posted 8/28/13

Bavalt wrote:

I want this game so badly, but can't find it anywhere. I picked up Virtue's Last Reward on a whim while I was grabbing titles for my 3DS after buying it, and it's now my favorite 3DS game. If 999 is anywhere near as good as VLR, you will absolutely not regret playing through it.


I believe, your only option right now is to find a used copy of the DS game. This fall, there will be an iPad version, but without the puzzles.
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/29/999-unlocked-on-ios-in-japan-minus-puzzles-english-version-set/
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Hi. I'm playing this on the iOS now. I have a question about Zero's rules.

I'm at the part of the game where Snake goes missing. They're saying they have to leave 1 person behind, but this seems to me to be wrong.

They have rooms 3,7 and 8 to choose from. The numbers of the people left are 1,3,4,5,6,7,8

Why don't they separate into 2 teams of three people and four people... and both teams go through door 8. There's no need to leave anyone behind. Santa says that two teams can't go through the same door, but Zero never says this is a rule. One team can go in first... then once the room is vacant, the second team can use the same door.

Team 1: 1,3,4
Team 2: 5,6,7,8

Both have digital root 8. Both teams can go through 8 one after the other.

Is this addressed later in the novel? Or is it just a rule that 2 teams can't go through the same door... if so when exactly is this mentioned?
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Posted 5/12/14

otakurocklee wrote:

Hi. I'm playing this on the iOS now. I have a question about Zero's rules.

I'm at the part of the game where Snake goes missing. They're saying they have to leave 1 person behind, but this seems to me to be wrong.

They have rooms 3,7 and 8 to choose from. The numbers of the people left are 1,3,4,5,6,7,8

Why don't they separate into 2 teams of three people and four people... and both teams go through door 8. There's no need to leave anyone behind. Santa says that two teams can't go through the same door, but Zero never says this is a rule. One team can go in first... then once the room is vacant, the second team can use the same door.

Team 1: 1,3,4
Team 2: 5,6,7,8

Both have digital root 8. Both teams can go through 8 one after the other.

Is this addressed later in the novel? Or is it just a rule that 2 teams can't go through the same door... if so when exactly is this mentioned?


It was addressed. Once a room is occupied, no one can enter it until the previous occupants have escaped or are dead. This is how #9 was trapped and killed at the start.
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Posted 5/12/14

deadpanditto wrote:

It was addressed. Once a room is occupied, no one can enter it until the previous occupants have escaped or are dead. This is how #9 was trapped and killed at the start.


Thanks.
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The multiple story paths mechanic wasn't implemented too well in this title, requiring you to start the game from scratch upon reaching one of the endings with little more than a speed up button (not even a very fast one). That said, the story and dialogue are interesting enough to not become stale. Since the "true" ending isn't available to access until a different path is completed, more time is wasted if you're unlucky to play them in the worst order. Despite this, I loved the rest of the game especially the puzzles and beautiful sprite-art. Thankfully, Virtue's Last Reward fixes its predecessors' flaw with an easy to navigate flowchart.
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