I agree that it's a fantastic game and I think your connection to that event in your life is pretty cool. There are plenty of games (and platforms) that I have that sort of connection to so that was great to read. I may end up downloading that game. I don't think I've played it since renting it back in '98 and I know I never finished it. And you ain't lyin about that soundtrack.
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As the resident game enthusiast among my circle of people I spend time with and junk, I've been asked to evaluate the Wii version of the game. My...we'll call her sister-in-law wants to know if this game is worth keeping the Wii around for her young children for another Christmas or if it's significantly better on the PS3/360. Her kids have Skylanders for Wii and love it but now they're interested in Infinity which has all this fancy online stuff on the HD consoles. So how is the Wii version? Is it at least comparable?
Just chiming in to say that I would still love to see some Giant Bomb coverage of this game. It's my GOTY, and more people deserve to know about it.
Patrick has a copy so maybe we'll see a quicklook or something after all.
Agreed. It might be my GotY as well. At the very least, it's the best game on either the 3DS or Vita, hands down.
I came to this game's forum because I was hoping hearing the GB squad's sudden interest in the series would make some people more aware of its existence. I recently completed 999 (I own every major game released since August and dropped them all after two hours of 999) and I'm about halfway through Virtue's Last Reward.
It was forced down my throat by a friend so I finally got a hold of a DS and the game. It absolutely blew my mind. It ranks very high with the best stories I've ever experienced. After much internal debate on how to do this, I described it to a friend as "creating a 5th wall and then breaking it." Hopefully anyone who has seen all the endings understands that comment.
Regarding the design choice to force you into seeing the bad endings and things like that: I HATE games with multiple endings. I think it's a cop out and a waste of time. Once I'd reached two endings in 999, I almost put it down because I thought that was such a dumb idea. Having seen them all, I will say this: just keep playing. If you want to know why (minor spoiler that will likely make you want to play the game) ...
The "true" ending explains and justifies both why you had to go through all the other endings AND why this is a DS game. Trust me. It matters.
Also, I apparently don't know how to use the spoiler block.