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

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS)
alaScore 84

4 reviews

Sep, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors- NDS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

 

If a picture is worth a thousand words, apparently a number is worth tens of thousands. Or even hundreds of thousands if that number is nine. Numbers are quite literally at the root of ChunSoft's 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. This...

Compelling premise and intriguing backstory; eclectic cast of characters; clever use of thematic math puzzles; lengthy, substantial adventure if you’re prepared to flesh it all out

Excessive, ill-fitting dialogue drags down the pace and kills tension; looks and sounds functional at best; at least one inexcusable non-ending; horrible replay implementation that imposes tedious repetition

With its enticing premise and solid gameplay elements, 999 manages to deliver on some of its gigantic promise, but its repetitive, tedious storytelling technique threatens to sink the rest.

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Second Verse, Worse Than the First

The game's climax, which does a magnificent job of tying its plot and its relationship arc together

Completing the game for the third time and realizing I'd have to do the first puzzle again again

is a good experience, and in parts it can be quite clever?I particularly enjoyed that the game made the existence of its multiple endings an explicit part of its plot. Unfortunately, the weak prose doesn't justify the time investment, and the puzzles...

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