999 is a Mystery-Horror story in which you play as Junpei, a college student who awakes immerse in a deadly game with 8 other people who will struggle through puzzles to find their way out of a fatal trap set up by a mysterious man.
The narrative in this game is grippingly intriguing: the characters are deep and the puzzles are compelling. You get a good feeling of accomplishment without getting stuck too often. The art is simple but looks great and the sound goes along nicely without standing out too much.
On the flip side, you'd miss a text-speed switch to accelerate the never-ending instructions at the very beginning of the story, but that becomes a lesser issue on later stages in the game.
Very recommendable. (9)