After hearing how Virtues Last Reward should be played after playing 999, I've been waiting for a chance to nab it. Technically the DS version isn't too expensive on Amazon UK right now, so depends what it actually costs on iOS.
I don't think he would be banned if he didn't pirate it. I played 999 on my PC after buying a copy from a GAFer since my DS with my sister who was in another city and no one had a problem with it in the OT including the Aksys staff.
You had to completely re-do puzzles, though. VLR's "Safe Password" system meant you could skip a room you didn't want to do again the moment you were in it, or poke around for fun or dialog you enjoyed while always having the option to skip forward at any time.
I played 999 for 40mins, got stuck at the very beginning of the game, had to Youtube that shit, which I hate doing for games, then I just gave up. Apparently it has a great story, and I love that but I hate puzzle games so damn much.
So annoying it didnt say anything it wasnt optimized for iPhone 3GS (unless I missed that information, all I found was it's optimized for iPhones with iOS 5.1 or later), Im stuck at the main menu screen because the resolution is for iOS devices with retina display; "New Game" button is out of the screen.
Ah... well, my goal was anyway to support the developers. Bring on ZE3!
One of the very first words you see when you first start the game is "crusie" ship. How did this manage to slip through?
Aside from that, it seems alright so far. I made it out of the first room. My biggest complaints so far are the speech bubbles and the notification bar while playing horizontally. The speech bubbles look pretty out of place but maybe I'll get used to them later on.