So I finally found a copy and started playing 999.
I was interested after hearing Patrick talking about it on the Bombcast so I decided to give it a go. I've only played the intro room and I thought I might give my initial impressions.
The intro is like trying to run in a pool of molasses. It is frustratingly slow.
I understand wanting to make sure the player knows how to control the game but, for crying out loud, why does it take so damn long to tell me "press x for this, and press y for this". I know it sounds like I'm being petty but I felt like screaming "I know how to play games, just let me play the game, I want to play but you won't let me, just let me tap the briefcase already, I know how to put codes in you don't have to tell me again I literally just did it on the blue one".
I know it's just the tutorial and the rest of the game won't be like this but it was really frustrating and I just had to vent for a bit.
That being said, I am going to keep playing and finish it. Mostly because I have heard good things about it.
However, I am hoping the rest of the game moves a little bit faster...