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What is it? The first two games in the Zero Escape visual novel thriller series.
Expect to pay £30 / $45
Developer Spike Chunsoft
Reviewed on Intel i7-4500U, 8GB RAM, Intel Graphics 4400
Link Official site
The Zero Escape series of visual novels is built on the game mechanic of revisiting past events and using your knowledge from the future to divert a dire fate. It’s not unlike when you used to slide a cheeky thumb into the pages of Choose Your Own Adventure books as a safeguard against a sticky end. The first to hit the platform was part three, Zero Time Dilemma: perfectly playable on its own, but it needs this double bill to set events in motion.
The series begins with 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. Nine contestants have nine hours to solve the puzzles behind nine individual doors if they’re to escape the deadly Nonary Game with their lives intact. The same goes for Virtue’s Last Reward, only with more rooms and…