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The trilogy of the most popular dark visual novel / whatever you want to call it series in the West is now complete! Until a 4th game comes along.
Well, when a series starts on a system, it should continue on that system as long as it's possible -- no matter how modest the profits. That's what companies always do for Nintend--- ...... *shakes head*
Been avoiding this thread since I was playing through Virtue's Last Reward. Just beat it!
Like others have said, the ending definitely lacked the ooph of 999's. I really loved that VLR touched on pretty much every sci-fi thing that I enjoy reading about, but the fact that it ends on a cliffhanger makes the story as a whole feel less special. Like, jumping through all the branches to uncover the story was awesome, and then you get to the end and it kinda deflates all of the impact from that... but then it sets you up for another huge thing!
...and then it ends. But knowing that a third game is on the way made that feel not quite as bad to me. Still, I gotta give props to 999 for having the better ending sequence.
That artwork is a pretty wild departure from what the first two games featured. Though considering how uh, "dark" these stories have been, I don't necessarily mind it. My "knee-jerk" reaction is; I prefer the anime style from previous titles. However, if the tone and story arc of this latest (and maybe last?) game skew differently than the others before it, I may end up liking it after all.
If nothing else, the piece here is pretty detailed and interesting to look at. I wonder what that emblem is on his shirt? And if he has a "lethal bracelet" or not. You can see the female has one on her left wrist. But because of his restraints, I can't tell if he has one as well. If he doesn't, maybe that's why he's in this "chair?"
So, this game is out now. I bought the physical copy, as I have done for the previous two entries. Gonna start it tonight.
I wanted to make a Discussion Thread about the game, but....I felt it would be more appropriate for @Zero to do it. I mean...it's ZERO Time Dilemma. And while I know his namesake is in reference to the Maverick Hunter, I feel his name as the originator of this game's discussion thread would just....feel "right."
Has anyone started playing it yet? I have a question about something that happens early on and reveals how the "game" works. Mainly how everyone is given a shot that erases their memories every 90 minutes but if it does so, how do they recall they were given a shot to erase their memories? Is it somehow just very selective with what memory it erases?
I bought the game on Steam. Other than a little of the second one, I haven't played any of the other 2. Since a 999 port has been confirmed, and a port of VLR seems super likely, I'll probably wait for the others to hit Steam before I end up playing it.