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Goli
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(05-29-2013, 05:24 AM)
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https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id643241607
This new version removes the "escape the room" bits for people to focus on the story.
It also has higher quality graphics/music as well as a new flowchart option.
Note that this is Japan only for now, if you wanna purchase it you need a Japanese iTunes account, and keep in mind that none of the other games Chunsoft has have been released internationally so far.

iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id643235266
Official site: http://www.spike-chunsoft.co.jp/ssn-999/
Chacranajxy
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(05-29-2013, 05:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Goli

This new version removes the "escape the room" bits for people to focus on the story.

Wait... like the game is gone from the game?
Byronic Hero
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(05-29-2013, 05:26 AM)
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Removes the escape the room parts?! That's half the game!

Hopefully US will get it soon.

Cool, Jumpy gets his own character art. Awesome.
Pinko Marx
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(05-29-2013, 05:26 AM)
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So how is the twist going to work?
flatearthpandas
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(05-29-2013, 05:26 AM)
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And another one bites the dust
miksar
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(05-29-2013, 05:26 AM)
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How is the twist at the end supposed to work?
Fey
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(05-29-2013, 05:26 AM)
Removed the Escape the Room parts? So ... it's just a comic book then?
ScraftyDevil
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(05-29-2013, 05:26 AM)
STORY SPOILER How is the entire "Past Akane trying out each timeline" twist going to work without the DS's lower screen?
Korigama
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(05-29-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Escape the room gone, AND only one screen (not even bothering to divide it on the display)...they couldn't have missed the point any harder if they tried.
Busaiku
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(05-29-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Goli

https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id643241607
This new version removes the "escape the room" bits for people to focus on the story.

But the escape stuff are what had a lot of background info and whatnot.
So you're not even getting the story.
Wario64
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(05-29-2013, 05:27 AM)
I feel like I should back out of this thread cause of spoilers
Wickerbasket
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(05-29-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

Wait... like the game is gone from the game?

That sounds terrible.
Javier
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(05-29-2013, 05:27 AM)
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Wait, does it flat out remove the puzzles, or you can choose to skip those parts?
CronoShot
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(05-29-2013, 05:28 AM)
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:D

Originally Posted by Goli

This new version removes the "escape the room" bits

D:
clay_ghost
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(05-29-2013, 05:28 AM)
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:D :| :/ :(
Byronic Hero
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(05-29-2013, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

I feel like I should back out of this thread cause of spoilers

You still haven't played it?

's wrong with you?
Lee Chaolan
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(05-29-2013, 05:28 AM)
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OMG Flowchart for 999! Very cool.
cjkeats
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(05-29-2013, 05:28 AM)
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It looks pretty, but removing all the escape parts? Huh.
Wario64
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(05-29-2013, 05:29 AM)

Originally Posted by Byronic Hero

You still haven't played it?

's wrong with you?

Give me a copy and I'll play it
cosmicblizzard
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(05-29-2013, 05:29 AM)
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So basically, one of the best convergences of story and gameplay in the medium is made moot. Whelp...
Ridley327
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(05-29-2013, 05:29 AM)
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I guess by higher quality, they mean not DS resolution.

It looks like bad DeviantArtist trying to ape Nishimura's art style.
chickdigger802
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(05-29-2013, 05:30 AM)
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dual screens.... and its not even pretending to fake dual screens...

The ending....
Busaiku
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(05-29-2013, 05:30 AM)
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I don't even understand how the big twist is gonna work.
Seriously, you're missing so much without the escape.
Byronic Hero
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(05-29-2013, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

Give me a copy and I'll play it

I totally would let you borrow mine had I not already given it to a friend to try out.
not psycho
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(05-29-2013, 05:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pinko Marx

So how is the twist going to work?

WrenchNinja
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(05-29-2013, 05:31 AM)
That's just weird. The game was pretty much built with the DS in mind. And without the escape rooms, it's just a damn choose your own adventure book.
meltingparappa
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(05-29-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by miksar

How is the twist at the end supposed to work?

I thought all of these new changes are great, since even though I love 999 the puzzles always seemed like a way to backdoor a visual novel to people who would never buy one.

BUT YOU'RE RIGHT. HOW THE HELL WOULD THAT WORK?

I thought my brain was done being blown by this game, it got me one more time.
Stumpokapow
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(05-29-2013, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wario64

I feel like I should back out of this thread cause of spoilers

Definitely get out of the thread now, this is probably one of the most spoiler-sensitive games I've ever played.
Hours Left
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(05-29-2013, 05:32 AM)
Awesome!

*reads that they've removed the puzzles*

Huh? One of the best parts of the game are the puzzles. Especially "that" puzzle. >_<

At least Junpei has sprites now. The flowchart is kinda neat too.
Goli
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(05-29-2013, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crewnh

That's just weird. The game was pretty much built with the DS in mind. And without the escape rooms, it's just a damn choose your own adventure book.

That didn't stop SE from porting TWEWY or FFIVDS to iOS, why would it stop Chunsoft from doing this?
duckroll
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(05-29-2013, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chacranajxy

Wait... like the game is gone from the game?

Well, this version -is- called "Smart Sound Novel". :P
chickdigger802
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(05-29-2013, 05:32 AM)
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The lack of dual screens and puzzles.

The ending would lose 90% of the impact. o_O
Chacranajxy
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(05-29-2013, 05:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Well, this version -is- called "Smart Sound Novel". :P

Doesn't sound smart at all to me!
DaBoss
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(05-29-2013, 05:34 AM)
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Well...at least people get to experience the story!? Not really. :/
Marche90
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(05-29-2013, 05:34 AM)
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So only the Visual Novel part remains, huh...? Well, it definitely could be interesting, especially since they added the flowchart, but still...

*sigh* And this thread reminded me that I'm an idiot. I know the most important plot twists of the game, but I haven't even bought it. I need to get that game soon.
chickdigger802
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(05-29-2013, 05:34 AM)
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WAit smart sound... is there VA?
WrenchNinja
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(05-29-2013, 05:34 AM)

Originally Posted by Goli

That didn't stop SE from porting TWEWY or FFIVDS to iOS, why would it stop Chunsoft from doing this?

You are right, of course.

Vita version incoming?
LiK
(05-29-2013, 05:35 AM)
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I WANT ENGLISH VERSION OF THIS
Ridley327
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(05-29-2013, 05:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by DaBoss

Well...at least people get to experience the story!? Not really. :/

Yeah, that's the funny thing about this port. It really needs to be on a DS in order for the story to have the full impact. I mean, shit, how can the big moment work if there's no puzzles at all?
InfiniteNine
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(05-29-2013, 05:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by ScraftyDevil

STORY SPOILER How is the entire "Past Akane trying out each timeline" twist going to work without the DS's lower screen?

I'm really puzzled with people bringing this up about 999 on other platforms. It's not rocket science.
Aeana
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(05-29-2013, 05:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802

WAit smart sound... is there VA?

"Sound novel" is Chunsoft's copyrighted term for visual novels.
Hours Left
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(05-29-2013, 05:37 AM)
I am really curious how that certain part is gonna be done in this version. Plus the implications that go along with it.

The escaping parts really make the mood too. :/
Squire
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(05-29-2013, 05:38 AM)
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This must be Aksys mobile game for E3.
Ridley327
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(05-29-2013, 05:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inorigo

This must be Aksys mobile game for E3.

Oooh, good catch.

I wonder if we can badger the Aksys folks here on how they feel this holds up to the DS original.
Tricky I Shadow
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(05-29-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Cool. Make it in English and I'd be happy to triple dip.....

EDIT: Wait! The escape the room parts are gone? Lame.
RurouniZel
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(05-29-2013, 05:40 AM)
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Wat?

No seriously, wat? Why would they do that? A fucking Wii U port would make more sense than iOS for this particular game!
Aeana
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(05-29-2013, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by RurouniZel

Wat?

No seriously, wat? Why would they do that? A fucking Wii U port would make more sense than iOS for this particular game!

...What is nonsensical about smartphones for a game like this? I think it's the perfect platform for visual novels/adventure games.
Cody_D165
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(05-29-2013, 05:41 AM)
So they cut the game in half? Bastardized version confirmed.

...Oh well, I guess more people will at least get to experience the game. I would have liked it to remain a DS exclusive though.

Flowchart in 999 seems pretty neato though I must admit.

Originally Posted by Aeana

...What is nonsensical about smartphones for a game like this? I think it's the perfect platform for visual novels/adventure games.

If it were any other VN I'd agree with you. But it's really really hard impossible to explain this particular game without spoiling anything.
Squire
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(05-29-2013, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ridley327

Oooh, good catch.

I wonder if we can badger the Aksys folks here on how they feel this holds up to the DS original.

*tips hat*

Good news for me. I don't have a DS or PSP anymore and have being dying to play these games. And I've heard the puzzles aren't very good anyway.
Jubern
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(05-29-2013, 05:42 AM)
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I was going to say "shit, and here I just bought the DS version", but looking at the reaction in the thread it looks like I actually made the right choice.

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