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Zapo
Brisbane, Queensland
2856 posts
Has anyone else here played either 999 (DS) and/or Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward (3DS/Vita)?

I finished 999 about a month ago, and I'm playing through Virtues Last Reward at the moment and really really enjoying both. If you have a means to play it I would strongly recommend it. I got 999 from Ebay for really cheap, and VLR from ozgameshop.

Both are really virtual novels with a puzzle component thrown in. The puzzles are really intricate and some a fucking hard!!

999

Zero Escape : Virtues Last Reward

Would like to know if anyone else has played either of them. I'm a little over 10 hours into VLR, so probably half way'ish I suspect.
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eski
Perth, Western Australia
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I've heard that they're amazing.

I started playing 999, but I found the puzzles a little clumsy and couldnt sit through the endless slow scrolling unskippable text.

I've heard the devs fixed a lot of the text and general playability issues in VLR, but without playing the first one I dont think I would understand the story. I also have a Vita that is doing fucking nothing, it'd be great to find something that I actually wanted to play.
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Zapo
Brisbane, Queensland
2857 posts
The whole idea of the game is that you can't beat it on the first play through. It's just not possible. This was handled really clumsily I thought in 999 and that frustrated me to no end so I actually did finish it properly - I used a walkthrough.

VLR though is totally different. You get a flow chat of all the possible story branches in the game, and you can skip back to a branch and play from there. You can easily skip over areas/conversations you've listened too. The whole note taking and password stuff is recorded better too.

If you couldn't sit through 999, then I would still give VLR a go - so far there hasn't been anything that's made me go - crikey I'm glad I played 999 so understand this! It's also got voiced dialogue, while it's in Japanese, and I find myself skipping a bit, it does break through the monotony of the walls of text.
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