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Philosophy, sci-fi, mystery. QUANTUM PHYSICS!!!

posted by HLarge4 (WOONSOCKET, RI) Feb 7, 2013

Member since May 2010

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

EVERYONE! SHUT THE "language that is problematic" UP! PLAY THIS GAME! Zero escape appeals to the thoughtful gamer on many levels. Puzzles range from deductive reasoning, lateral logic, and "seat-of-your-pants" intuition. Characters appear to fall into genre cliche early on, but through expert writing and story progression show those cliches to be more player bias than fact. Each cast member has a story, a past, and a motive players will gladly grind tooth and nail to uncover and, most importantly, play directly into the ever growing mystery of the "Nonary Game." All these carefully buried truths can only be exposed through choices, but these are not one and done decisions. In order to fully experience this remarkable tale, you'll need to play through each part of the binary (and occasionally tertiary) choice. Don't worry though; this is more than just a ploy for multiple play-throughs. Real world quantum mechanics marries with some of the best existential philosophy and a carefully applied dressing of plausible science fiction to develop a narrative that transcends and connects each alternate path where one is impossible without the other.
Only reservation: stay away if you don't enjoy a gratuitous level of reading. Shame on you, heathen. Go read Fitzgerald!

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Best game of 2012

posted by twilee (HOUSTON, TX) Jan 15, 2013

Member since Jan 2013

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you're interested in any games within these genres (Point-and-click, mystery, puzzle/logic, or visual novel) then this game will excel for you.
If you played games like 999 (the predecessor), Ace Attorney, Professor Layton, or Trace Memory you will be hugged by a new yet different look at playing these types of adventure games.
You're forced into playing a game that is like Saw but just a smig less gorey. You may frequently have to write down codes as there are few you may need. It is key to the game that you replay it to go down all the different paths. I beat the game in one and half weeks as I could not keep my hands off of it.
Graphics 10/10
Sound 10/10
Story 11/10
Controls 10/10

The sequel has been announced to come out this year to hurry a get this so you can enjoy the next installment.

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Beware the PEC Room Glitch!

posted by penguinpaladin (FAIRBORN, OH) Feb 28, 2013

Member since Apr 2011

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is a good game, an interesting story, good, if somewhat confusing at times puzzles, but my main purpose for this review is to warn about the PEC Room Glitch. If you enter the PEC room and you're playing on a 3ds, you may encounter a heart-breaking glitch, that cause the game to restart from the last save point. Especially if you haven't save for like an hour, like I did. Researching the glitch I found that there is also a glitch that affects your save file if you save in the PEC room, making it unusable. So, if you find yourself in a scenario where you're going to the PEC room (one scenario I was with Clover and the old guy, good idea to save before you pick a red, green or blue Chromatic Door) save during the novel sequence, not the puzzle sequence!

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