To be frank I didn't think I would like this game. I like most western gamers don't really enjoy "visual novel" style games. To those who are not informed about what that is take a look at this picture.
Yah, it looks action packed!
There are a lot of these kind of games out in Japan but 99% of them don't cross the ocean...for good reason since most of them (including the one pictured above have adult scenes. This is a picture of the game I am actually reviewing:
For anyone who has a DS then I would actually recommend 999. It is a mixture of puzzle solving, survival horror, and incredible storytelling. Arguably one of the best told stories ever in a videogame. Unfortunately there isn't much I can tell about plot without spoiling it so I'll give a quick run down and if it seems interesting then I'd suggest you give it a shot.
You wake up on a boat, locked in a room, with a wristwatch like device strapped to your wrist that you cant get off(or else you would blow up..seems like something out of the Saw movies) After escaping that one room you meet up with 8 other people only to discover that they were all brought there against their wills and only have 9 hours to escape. There only hope of escaping is solving puzzles after passing through doors that have large numbers painted over them.
I didn't think i'd start with a review for a videogame but I had just finished the game and thought I'd give my two cents to the masses.