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BEHOLD! The sequel to one of the best late-life DS games, 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors is here! A brand new story, new characters (with some returning ones from the previous game) and puzzles galore, this sequel is a fantastic and very welcome addition to the 3DS library.
If you're ready for one of the most engrossing and engaging stories in the realm of video games, as well as clever puzzles and a unique gameplay progression complete with multiple endings depending on what you do, THIS IS THE GAME FOR YOU.
I was kind of hoping that Zero would make this thread (since it'd be pretty appropriate for him to do so - if you know the story of 999, I think you'll know what I'm talking about) but I'm not waiting any longer! Now is the time to discuss Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward!
So far I'm enjoying the game a lot. However, I will say that I enjoyed the pacing of 999 a bit more. In that game, they took some time to introduce each character, let the player get to talk to them and get to know them. There was also a firm setting of "place" - you pretty much knew where you were. And thanks to the first puzzle, you knew you were in immediate danger.
Things are more quickly glossed over in the beginning of this one, and I'm not quite sure exactly where I am. (is it a warehouse? another ship? a fortress? something else?) We didn't even really meet the character you're playing as (in the first game, you are introduced to Junpei almost immediately) nor are we told how he got there. Or how any of the characters got to be part of the Nonary Game. But maybe that's the point. If the storytelling in this game is as solid as the original, then I'm cool with just going with the flow. For now.
Yeah I was pleasantly surprised there was a Club Nintendo code in the case. Really didn't think a game like that would contain a code, but... hey. I'm not gonna complain. Also...an EB? As in, Electronics Boutique? They haven't switched all of those over to Gamestop yet?
@GameDadGrant A serious question: I noticed you've bought a lot of the recent 3DS/DS games. How are you balancing your time? I've been playing Code of Princess mostly lately, but I want to play VLR, and I feel like Pokemon Black 2 is being neglected!
I'm focusing my efforts on Code of Princess and Virtue's Last Reward right now. Pokémon is (sadly) getting pushed aside at the moment. If I'm looking to just kill a few minutes, I'll fire up some Crosswords Plus (great time killer while the wife is watching some crap on TV like '90210' or 'Grey's Anatomy'). And once in a while I'll be in the mood for some Starfox 64 3D, and now that I have that digitally (for only $20, woot!), I can scratch that itch whenever I like.
But yeah, most of my time is with Code of Princess and Virtue's Last Reward.
Dammit, I was hoping the game would be delivered today (Amazon and Fedex both say the estimated delivery is today, and I used Amazon Prime so it should be two-day delivery) but the tracking info doesn't say "out for delivery" yet. And I had it shipped to my workplace, and I leave in ten minutes
Amazon usually ships my stuff UPS and I've never had a problem with it being delivered on time. They use Fedex this once, and it doesn't come.