AND I SHALL CALL IT…THE NONARY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME!!!!
Seriously though, I would recommend buying this game for your Vita or 3DS on the sole principal that the rabbit AI is awesome. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (Subtitled “Good People Die” in Japan) is the sequel to the award winning visual novel horror adventure 999: 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors for the Nintendo DS handheld system. Similar to 999, you awaken to find yourself trapped in a room you must escape, this time with spunky partner Phi who has a considerably worse attitude than I expected given how fragile they draw her. Someone has started up the awful Nonary Game once again, this time entitled the Ambidex Edition.
Your mysterious host Zero the Third guides you and eight others all over an abandoned mining facility forcing you into locked rooms with puzzles of ever increasing difficulty. Everyone has a watch on their wrist that forces them to team with a different person in the group of nine. If you choose to ally, you gain a certain number of points. If you choose to betray, you lose a certain number. If you both pick the same thing, the number remains the same. Get nine or higher to leave the mine safely…hit zero, and die.
Betraying your partners may prove beneficial if you think they’re going to betray you, as their numbers will dynamically affect yours as well. Who can you trust? Even your own grandfather, or your best friend, just might leave you to die…
Speaking, poor Clover, how many times has she been here before? Well, I know, because I beat every ending in 999, but, I ain’t tellin’!
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is now out on the Playstation Vita via PSN/SEN and in brick and mortar stores, and on the 3DS in stores as well. And wouldn’t ya know it? Amazon has 999 on sale right now! Go buy both. Immediately. I bought two copies (one regular edition to play and one collectors edition for…far more sinister purposes…), so, I did my part! The review will be up whenever I finish all the endings of this monster of a game!