I've been getting a real handheld game craving lately which is so unlike me. I'm planning on getting Spirit Tracks at some point (I hear it's the better of the DS Zeldas) but I'm also looking at 999: 9 Hours, 9 Something, 9 something else. I've heard people speak of it in a positive manner around here, would anyone care to enlighten me a bit about what makes it so good?
It's been a long while since I played it so bare with me here, this'll probably sound a bit off to those who have a fresher recollection of it.
It's pretty much a visual novel text adventure with puzzles thrown in. The puzzles aren't that challenging, but do give you some thought. The real draw is the plot - which is scripted, written and translated really well. There are multiple endings (6 to be precise, you can only get the true ending by getting a certain other ending before hand though.) along different branching paths. I don't want to say too much about it, as I can only really remember the really spoilerific stuff, but the atmosphere for the setting is totally spot on, with the great soundtrack going a huge distance to help that mood. So if the general premise sounds interesting then I'd say go for it.
If anyone else has a better way to describe it then please help me out here, currently flailing a bit and it's reminding me to replay 999 before Virtue's Last Reward comes out!