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Ally or Betray, whichever you choose, do not overlook this game. 13

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors came out of nowhere. A dark  visual novel with great puzzles and an even better story. When Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (VLR) was announced, I was instantly onboard. I was mad at that game when I finished. Actually, I don’t think I’ve ever been angry at a game as much as I’ve been with VLR. The game does end on a big cliffhanger, but mainly I was mad that there was nothing left to do in it, and that my time with it came to an end. Virtue’s Last Reward i...

15 out of 17 found this review helpful.

A poor ending ruins an otherwise fantastic game 3

Virtue's Last Reward is a difficult game to review - for the first 35 hours of my playthrough, I was enraptured, with the plot providing a sustained level of intrigue that is difficult to maintain for such a long period, and the puzzles being immensely satisfying to solve. Unfortunately, the final five hours of the game left me with such a bitter taste in my mouth that I felt almost betrayed by the game. Setting up such an intricate story and leaving the player wanting answers to so many questio...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

999 Was a Tough Act to Follow 0

Virtue’s Last Reward is a sequel to a game that I loved on the DS called 999, or 9 Person’s 9 Hours 9 Doors, which absolutely floored me. I did not expect to enjoy 999 as much as I did and it was one of my favorite titles in a long time. VLR did not hit me as hard but it is still a quality title in its own right.The art-style of VLR is different, as this game focuses on 3D models rather than the manga style drawings of the previous title. I prefer the past design much more, but it is really a ma...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A disappointing ending doesn't ruin this unique visual-novel experience 0

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was one of my favorite games on the original DS. It was unlike anything I had ever played before it and one of my first exposures to a visual novel game. It seemed boring and strange at first but quickly became next to impossible to put down. The puzzle rooms were fun to solve, if not maybe a bit repetitive, and the story was fascinating, keeping me hooked until the final couple hours of mind-blowing reveals. The sequel, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Rewar...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

looking for one of 2012’s best told stories? Then you can do no wrong with Virtue’s Last Reward 0

A couple of years ago I was surprised by a relatively unknown DS game called 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors – a visual novel, adventure game that was developed by Chunsoft and published by Aksys Games. As a videogame, 999 did not do much in terms of gameplay. It was a visual novel, after all. So what little gameplay sections featured were the typical, point-and-click adventure, puzzle segments of finding clues and items and coming to a conclusion to escape the situation the characters...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Brilliant story line. 0

Played this game on PSVITA and loved it. Completely mind boggling at the end! For those who plan on playing, all I can say is, it just gets better and better.As for the puzzles, every puzzle in the game is of the same difficulty. They start off at HARD....

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

They lost me at "... ... ... ... ... ..." 1

My brother played VLR and loved it, talked its story up, and then bought it for me for Christmas so we could talk about it. I cleared out a weekend to get through the first play through. It started out alright enough, locked in an elevator with spunky/sassy anime female and a crazy bunny AI/Puppet from a Saw movie. By Sunday night, I was irritatingly cussing at the screen while blindly clicking through every bit of the first ending I got for this story. I then immediately was thrust back into th...

2 out of 7 found this review helpful.

Fantastic 0

Here is a little game I didn't even know I was excited for. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward! This is the sequel to the beloved 999, which I admit I haven't finished. I started it like the day before I get Virtue's Last Reward, but I did read the story and trust me...its amazing. So play that or read the summary of that before you play this.Virtue's Last Reward is a game in the niche genre of Visual Novels. Think of this game as Professor Layton for the big kids. You read the story, and occasio...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A great sequel to a great game 0

Let me get one thing straight: I completely revere 999. It was my game of 2010. It has it's flaws, but it offers a story unlike any other game. A story so good, it will make you forget anything not so great about the game. So when I heard there was a sequel coming out, I was absolutely thrilled. And when I played Virtue's Last Reward (which isn't a great title, I have to say), I saw how much this game is similar to 999... starting with the flaws. First of all, the 3DS version is busted. Overflow...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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