I haven’t made any posts on it up until now, but one of the DS games I’m looking forward to is Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. A visual novel/point-click adventure game by the writer of Ever17 (which I have yet to play but heard many amazing things about), 999’s English release is this week. I’m thinking of heading to EB tomorrow to see if they have it, since something like this might actually end up hard to find. Plus, I’m definitely buying early at full price to support the translation of English visual novels. Unlike Sony, Nintendo is more willing to allow things that are blurry in their definition as games so companies can have more experiments as to what to localize. If they let a game called ‘100 Classic Books’ be release on the DS then visual novels have higher chance, plus they’ve already released VNs with gameplay like the Ace Attorney series. Gotta thank shovelware for blurring the boundaries of gaming on DS as many of them probably aren’t what Sony considers ‘games.’
For some reason, Amazon.ca lists 999 as $35 while Canadian GS site lists $40. Maybe I should do online order, since Amazon has free shipping…although I’m getting tired of pre-paid cards. Dammit, when my urge to buy games finally dies down, games I really want to play come out.