Alice wrote:Went ahead and got Nonary Games and started it today. It feels a lot like Danganronpa in a lot of ways but there's definitely some key differences. For example the main interaction format isn't 3d like Danganronpa. It's 2d much more like classic adventure games. And it also has some adventure game logic for accomplishing things at times. It's also MUCH more wordy than Danganronpa tends to be. I've got about three hours sunk into it so far and I'm only three or four sets of rooms in, mostly because the characters absolutely love to start having long-winded and generally pointless conversations in the middle of a puzzle.
Also there was on puzzle that kinda pissed me off a bit. I'll spoiler tag it to be safe but I'd say it's probably fairly unlikely to spoil anyone until they've already realized it on their own anyways.
The game very quickly makes it a point to focus on digital roots. One of the very first chances you get to consider this concept though doesn't require it. And even worse it seems to mislead you into thinking that concept is the correct way. You get three sets of two-digit numbers. There's a keypad to enter a code but it can only take three numbers. The digital root concept however, once you understand it, would quickly make you realize that those three two-digit numbers can be condensed down to three one-digit numbers. This is not correct, however. Instead the correct answer is in fact two digits. The method of reaching that is simple and straight forward enough itself but it's very misleading so shortly after the game make it a point to focus on digital roots.
That's pretty cool. I know my roommate played 999, and it's one of the many games I should check out.
Kinda wish it wasn't so pricey, like you said in your other post.