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999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors review

The Good:
  • 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
The Bad:
  • 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
999
999
The Good:
  • 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
The Bad:
  • 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
Our Verdict: 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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Posted by TimovieMan on Feb 6, 2013

Great story, interesting concept, and an awesome mindscrew of an ending.


Like a true visual novel, you'll be spending a lot more time reading in '999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors', than you'll be actually playing. Fortunately, the "Nonary Game" (as it is called in-game) is a very intriguing and engrossing concept, and...

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