History VisualNovel / NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors

25th Mar '17 5:46:13 PM HashiriyaR32
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** Unfortunately, what's lost is a pronunciation pun, which is rather important during the climax of the True End, and makes no sense for the players unless they know Japanese. [[spoiler:Specifically, the romaji letter "q" and the number "9" are both pronounced "kyuu" in Japanese. This also gives more meaning to the "Captain's Quarters," a door with a "q" where a witness is waiting for Ace to confess to his crimes; if he chooses to do so, he will be freed.]] An attempt was made to fix the most important part by changing it into a visual pun ([[spoiler: the instructions were moved to a card in Snake's pocket, and the number 9 does awfully like a lowercase letter q]]), but a {{Flashback}} towards the end of the game mistakenly shows the wrong thing, making most players forget that detail.

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** Unfortunately, what's lost is a pronunciation pun, which is rather important during the climax of the True End, and makes no sense for the players unless they know Japanese. [[spoiler:Specifically, the romaji letter "q" and most common pronunciation for the number "9" are both pronounced "kyuu" ''9'' in Japanese.Japanese is literally "q". This also gives more meaning to the "Captain's Quarters," a door with a "q" where a witness is waiting for Ace to confess to his crimes; if he chooses to do so, he will be freed.]] An attempt was made to fix the most important part by changing it into a visual pun ([[spoiler: the instructions were moved to a card in Snake's pocket, and the number 9 does awfully like a lowercase letter q]]), but a {{Flashback}} towards the end of the game mistakenly shows the wrong thing, making most players forget that detail.
19th Mar '17 12:52:58 PM sheika
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* AnimalMotifs: Snake is... well, snakes. He posesses the tenacity, the calmness, and the determination of one. "Once a snake has ensnared its prey, rarely does it release it" states the narration as Snake [[spoiler:holds onto Ace's leg, oblivious to the ''six bullets inside his chest'']].



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Ace, or rather, Gentarou Hongou is the one for the overall story and Akane herself is the BigBad for the second Nonary Game]].

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* BigBad: Zero [[spoiler:at first]]. As it turns out, [[spoiler:she]] is [[spoiler:a WellIntentionedExtremist]].
** BiggerBad:
[[spoiler:Ace, or rather, Gentarou Hongou is Hongou, [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO of Cradle Pharmaceuticals]], creator of the one for the overall story and Akane herself is the BigBad for the second penultimate Nonary Game]].Game and murderer of Past!Akane]].



** Memories Of the Escape lists all the rooms to be gone through in the game, except they are listed in an odd order. It starts with the Third Class Cabin, your starting point, but then it goes through the the rooms behind doors 4, 7, 1, [[spoiler:9]], 5, 8, 6, 3 and 2, in that order. This references [[spoiler:the path to the True Ending (4→7→1→9), the path to the Safe Ending (5→8→6) and the path to the Submarine Ending (any→3→2).]]



* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:Snake]], after [[spoiler:everyone thinking him dead]], and after [[spoiler:he has just come out of a coffin]]:
-->You're acting as though I've returned from the grave.



* MoreDakka: In the Safe Ending, [[spoiler:Ace wastes his entire load of bullets onto a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge furious]] Snake, thinking that will bring him down]]. [[{{Determinator}} Nope.]]



** [[spoiler:The Sun door]]. Despite being the setting of an ending, there is ''nothing'' behind it: no puzzles, no keys, no reason to ever go. There is only a submarine [[spoiler:that goes nowhere]].



** When [[spoiler:Snake]] emerges out of the coffin: "Just like RipVanWinkle".



* WhyWontYouDie: Result of the above trope. [[spoiler:When Ace sets [[BigBrotherInstinct Snake]] into a RoaringRampageOfRevenge, he is not afraid because he has a fully loaded gun and Snake is at a distance. Too late he finds out [[{{Determinator}} this isn't enough.]]]]
-->"Y-You son of a bitch! You're...[[YouMonster you're a monster]]!"



** In the Captain's Quarters, you can't input the morse code until you get the paper that reveals it. Examining the telegraph will just not let you use it. You'll have to print the cilinder's marks on paper.
** Averted in 3rd Class Cabin and the shower room. You need one code for the former and two for the latter, but you can input them right off the bat without having to find the clues to figure them out. You still are obliged to find the keys for the former and the keycards for the latter, though.

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** *** In the Captain's Quarters, you can't input the morse code until you get the paper that reveals it. Examining the telegraph will just not let you use it. You'll have to print the cilinder's marks on paper.
** *** Averted in 3rd Class Cabin and the shower room. You need one code for the former and two for the latter, but you can input them right off the bat without having to find the clues to figure them out. You still are obliged to find the keys for the former and the keycards for the latter, though.though.
** The Coffin Ending, that stops you in your tracks if you go for the True Ending before the Safe Ending.
24th Feb '17 1:59:09 PM sheika
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** While imparting the Nonary Game rules, Zero decides to demonstrate lack of incapability in this field.
-->"I have no doubt that by the time you read this note, the bomb will have passed your stomach and found its way to your small intestine. In other words, you will be unable to regurgitate it. I suggest you do not try."
23rd Feb '17 7:24:28 AM ergeis
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* XMeetsY: The game is frequently described as ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' meets ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''. The director has acknowledged ''Saw'' as an influence, but the ''Ace Attorney'' comparison has less to do with gameplay and more to do with the fact that [[SmallReferencePools both games are visual novels]]. [[WordOfGod The game's creator]] is somewhat confused by the ''AA'' comparisons as well.

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* XMeetsY: The game is frequently described as ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' meets ''Franchise/{{Saw}}''. The director has acknowledged ''Saw'' as an influence, but the ''Ace Attorney'' comparison has less to do with gameplay and more to do with the fact that [[SmallReferencePools both games are visual novels]]. [[WordOfGod The game's creator]] is somewhat confused by the ''AA'' comparisons as well. Even though the creator has seen Saw, it had no influence on the series.
10th Feb '17 6:48:00 AM TaylorHyuuga
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In February 2014, it was announced that due to low sales in Japan, production for the trilogy's last game was being put on hiatus. Fans responded with a successful [[http://www.facebook.com/operationbluebirdze3 Facebook campaign]] to show support for the series. In July 2015, the [[VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma third game in the series]] was finally announced for the 3DS and Vita, to be released in Summer 2016. In June 2016, a [[https://twitter.com/Uchikoshi_Eng/status/741171506827255808 Steam]] and [[https://twitter.com/Uchikoshi_Eng/status/741287790130909185 Vita]] release of 999 have been teased and, on Halloween in 2016, [[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/10/31/fight-for-survival-in-zero-escape-the-nonary-games-out-next-year-on-ps4-ps-vita/ a remastered bundle with VLR]] was confirmed for PS4, Vita, and Steam in 2017.

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In February 2014, it was announced that due to low sales in Japan, production for the trilogy's last game was being put on hiatus. Fans responded with a successful [[http://www.facebook.com/operationbluebirdze3 Facebook campaign]] to show support for the series. In July 2015, the [[VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma third game in the series]] was finally announced for the 3DS and Vita, to be released in Summer 2016. In June 2016, a [[https://twitter.com/Uchikoshi_Eng/status/741171506827255808 Steam]] and [[https://twitter.com/Uchikoshi_Eng/status/741287790130909185 Vita]] release of 999 have been teased and, on Halloween in 2016, [[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/10/31/fight-for-survival-in-zero-escape-the-nonary-games-out-next-year-on-ps4-ps-vita/ a remastered bundle with VLR]] was confirmed for PS4, Vita, and Steam in on March 24, 2017.
31st Jan '17 11:33:47 AM Gosicrystal
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[-[[caption-width-right:315:You have been chosen to play the Nonary Game. [[labelnote:The characters]]Clockwise from top left: [[BadassBookworm Snake]], [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Seven]], [[TheComicallySerious Ace]], [[SacrificialLamb The Ninth Man]], [[MsFanservice Lotus]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance June]], [[TheHero Junpei]], [[SirSwearsALot Santa]] and [[FieryRedhead Clover]][[/labelnote]]]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:315:You [[caption-width-right:315:You have been chosen to play the Nonary Game. [[labelnote:The characters]]Clockwise from top left: [[BadassBookworm Snake]], [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Seven]], [[TheComicallySerious Ace]], [[SacrificialLamb The Ninth Man]], [[MsFanservice Lotus]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance June]], [[TheHero Junpei]], [[SirSwearsALot Santa]] and [[FieryRedhead Clover]][[/labelnote]]]]-]
Clover]][[/labelnote]]]]
31st Jan '17 11:30:05 AM Gosicrystal
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[-[[caption-width-right:315:You have been chosen to play the Nonary Game.]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:315:You have been chosen to play the Nonary Game.]]-]
[[labelnote:The characters]]Clockwise from top left: [[BadassBookworm Snake]], [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Seven]], [[TheComicallySerious Ace]], [[SacrificialLamb The Ninth Man]], [[MsFanservice Lotus]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance June]], [[TheHero Junpei]], [[SirSwearsALot Santa]] and [[FieryRedhead Clover]][[/labelnote]]]]-]
28th Nov '16 5:33:05 PM Gosicrystal
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* SixIsNine: [[spoiler:June's bracelet (a 6) actually being a 9, which allows her to open any of the doors in the game, making it an important hint to who Zero actually is. Subverted, though, since Snake makes this assumption and concludes that Santa has a number 0 bracelet when in truth June has 0 and Santa has 9.]]



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* SixIsNine: [[spoiler:June's bracelet (a 6) actually being a 9, which allows her to open any of the doors in the game, making it an important hint to who Zero actually is. Subverted, though, since Snake makes this assumption and concludes that Santa has a number 0 bracelet when in truth June has 0 and Santa has 9.]]


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15th Nov '16 8:48:39 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]]: [[spoiler: The planners of the first Nonary Game.]] Arguably, the nine players themselves are stereotyped so that any one of them may be this, and it's not until character development kicks in during NewGamePlus rounds that the trope is defied.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther / BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler:Lotus and Seven]].
** [[http://www.aksysgames.com/999/answers#61 Confirmed]] by WordOfGod.

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* [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]]: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The planners of the first Nonary Game.]] Arguably, the nine players themselves are stereotyped so that any one of them may be this, and it's not until character development kicks in during NewGamePlus rounds that the trope is defied.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther / BelligerentSexualTension: [[spoiler:Lotus and Seven]].
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AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Uchikoshi himself declared in [[http://www.aksysgames.com/999/answers#61 Confirmed]] by WordOfGod.a Questions and Answers]] that Lotus and Seven are a canonical couple.



* CompressedAdaptation: When the game was ported to iOS, a lot of the puzzles were cut. Unfortunately, most of the game's characterization (and humour) unfolds in the various conversations had while characters solve the puzzle.
** [[AdaptationExpansion It does, however, have a new ending]]... which is basically useless as it doesn't reveal anything new about the plot and it's basically a shorter, less messy version of the Axe ending.

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* CompressedAdaptation: When the game was ported to iOS, a lot of the puzzles were cut. Unfortunately, most of the game's characterization (and humour) unfolds in the various conversations had while characters solve the puzzle. \n** [[AdaptationExpansion It does, however, have a new ending]]... which is basically useless as it doesn't reveal anything new about the plot and it's basically a shorter, less messy version of the Axe ending.



** [[spoiler: The Submarine ending ends with [[EverybodysDeadDave everybody dead.]] Of course, Ace was acting. However, he would not have gotten the Q door, even with Lotus's and the 9th Man's bracelet. It's one of the three endings to have credits, making it the decoy bad ending. If you don't know [[GuideDangIt that the Safe End]] is the ''bad'' end, the Submarine Ending seems the worst of all outcomes.]]
*** [[spoiler:Maybe. Given that there wasn't ''really'' any time limit involved, Ace easily could've gone back to get the rest of the bracelets and brute-forced the Q door, since Safe establishes that there is a way back to the chapel once you've passed the paired #9 doors.]]
** [[spoiler: The Knife end has Ace getting Clover, Lotus, then Junpei with a knife, retrieved from Teruaki's dead body. The fates of the others depend on whether Santa (who may have the gun) found out in time, and even then, Akane will die regardless, and unless Santa survives, unlocking the Q door will be impossible.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Submarine ending ends with [[EverybodysDeadDave everybody dead.]] Of course, Ace was acting. However, he would not acting and could have gotten been able to brute-force the Q door, even Door with Lotus's and all the 9th Man's bracelet.bracelets to escape unpunished. It's one of the three endings to have credits, making it the decoy bad ending. If you don't know [[GuideDangIt that the Safe End]] is the ''bad'' end, the Submarine Ending seems the worst of all outcomes.]]
*** [[spoiler:Maybe. Given that there wasn't ''really'' any time limit involved, Ace easily could've gone back to get the rest of the bracelets and brute-forced the Q door, since Safe establishes that there is a way back to the chapel once you've passed the paired #9 doors.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Knife end has Ace getting Clover, Lotus, then Junpei with a knife, retrieved from Teruaki's dead body. The fates of the others depend on whether Santa (who may have the gun) found out in time, and even then, Akane will die regardless, and unless Santa survives, unlocking the Q door will be impossible.]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: The True Ending. [[spoiler:Though three people had died because of the Nonary Game and in the ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' timeline, Junpei doesn't remember seeing Akane again for decades.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: The True Ending. [[spoiler:Though three [[spoiler:Three people had died die because of the Nonary Game and in the ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' timeline, Junpei doesn't remember seeing Akane again Zero, though, as revenge for decades.]]having done bad deeds in life]].



** If Junpei [[spoiler:goes through Door 3 (leaving Clover and Lotus behind to die just so he wouldn't be separated from June), all he gets for it when he returns is a glare and a slap on the cheek. Possibly justified, given that the team returned (subverting the "abandonment" part), they had found Snake, and they had just been through hell.]]
*** This is significantly changed in the IOS version, however. [[spoiler:To be exact, it's completely averted. Instead of moving on to Door 2 and the Sub ending, Clover takes her revenge on Junpei via injecting him with Soparil and drowning him.]]

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** If Junpei [[spoiler:goes through Door 3 (leaving Clover and Lotus behind to die just so he wouldn't be separated from June), all he gets for it when he returns is a glare and a slap on the cheek. Possibly justified, given that the team returned (subverting the "abandonment" part), they had found Snake, and they had just been through hell.]]
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]] This is significantly changed in the IOS iOS version, however. [[spoiler:To be exact, it's completely averted. Instead as [[spoiler:instead of moving on to Door 2 and the Sub ending, Clover takes her revenge on Junpei via injecting him with Soparil and drowning him.]]him]].



* TheEndOrIsIt: After the credits of the [[spoiler:Safe]] and [[spoiler:Submarine]] endings. One of these is the ending you need. One is a decoy.

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* TheEndOrIsIt: After the credits of the [[spoiler:Safe]] and [[spoiler:Submarine]] endings. One of these The former is the ending you need. One need to get the True ending, and the latter is a decoy.decoy that's completely expendable.
31st Oct '16 9:39:52 PM TaylorHyuuga
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* UpdatedRerelease: It's getting one in the form of ''The Nonary Games'', a bundle with it and VLR, complete with full voice acting, a flowchart, and updated graphics.
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