Video Game Review: Zero Time Dilemma

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

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: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Details: Played the Nintendo 3DS version. Beat it in about thirty hours. More information can be found at

Score: 7.4/10

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is leaps and bounds better than Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (at least the Nintendo DS version) the prior and first game in this franchise. Virtue’s Last Reward improves on voice acting, visuals, game mechanics and overall presentation. No spoilers ahead.

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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 More information can be found at

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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