Video Game Review: Limbo

Details: Took my about three hours to play through. More information can be found at https://playdead.com/

Score: 7/10

Limbo is a puzzle platformer that takes about three hours to get through. There’s no real story to it. It’s mostly atmosphere and puzzles. Because it’s so short, there’s not much to say other than that it was fun. I got it for free off the Epiq Games Store so I can’t complain about the price either. It was a quick, fun game. If you can get it for free, I’d recommend giving it a play through. I probably wouldn’t buy it though. It’s not that great.

Video Game Review: Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Details: More information can be found at https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/professor-layton-vs-phoenix-wright-ace-attorney-3ds/

Score: 7.3/10

Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a well told mystery story that successfully combines the puzzles of the Professor Layton franchise with the courtroom gameplay from the Ace Attorney franchise. I’ve never played a Professor Layton game before and I’ve only played one Ace Attorney game before that I did not love, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. Luckily, I found in this game a quality story told exceedingly well.

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Video Game Review: Zero Time Dilemma

Details: Beat it in about seventeen hours on the Nintendo 3DS. More information can be found at http://zerotimedilemma.com/

Score: 7/10

Zero Time Dilemma is the conclusion to the trilogy known as the Zero Escape franchise. The story in the prior game, Virtue’s Last Reward, is still superior in my opinion, but this game is leaps and bounds better on a technical level.

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Video Game Review: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

The trailer above is for The Nonary games, an updated collection of the this game and its sequel. It does not contain the third game.

Details: I played the DS version, which did not have voice acting or any of the modern changes that were included in the updated versions. It takes about ten hours to get through this game according to howlongtobeat.com More information can be found at https://www.spike-chunsoft.com/games/zero-escape-nonary-games/

Score: 5.2/10

The thing about visual novels is that the entire value of the game relies on how interesting the story is. There is little gameplay so a lousy story will equal a lousy game. Unfortunately, the story here is not presented in a good way and takes pleasure in wasting players’ time. The lack of voice acting also didn’t help.

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