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  • Summary: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward has players taking on the Nonary Game again, as it's back and more deadly than ever.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    100
    VLR builds on a pre-existing universe a new layer with new characters and sets the stage for the probably last volume of a series that messes with the heads of all who are involved.
  2. Nov 21, 2012
    100
    Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward is nothing short of a masterpiece. Riveting from beginning to end, it sets a new standard for interactive storytelling, and demands an emotional investment from the player that ultimately pays off with one of the most satisfying endings in recent video gaming memory. Unless you have yet to experience its prequel 999, there is simply no excuse for you not to play this game.
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    95
    Virtue's Last Reward is a worthy follow-up in the Zero Escape series. You need to play it. Just, you know, play 999 first.
  4. Nov 15, 2012
    90
    The excellent story hooked me in from the opening minutes and I didn't want to let go. With branching paths, multiple endings, and truly mysterious characters to interact with, Virtue's Last Reward will keep you thrilled for hours on end.
  5. Mar 14, 2013
    88
    If you want a suspenseful crime story with sci-fi flair, dramatic conflicts and puzzles that are as varied as they are challenging, look no further. This is a grand adventure.
  6. Games Master UK
    Nov 25, 2012
    88
    This is smart, powerful storytelling and one of 2012's shiniest hidden gems. [Christmas 2012, p.91]
  7. Dec 17, 2012
    60
    If you like seeing stories from various personal angles, Virtue's Last Reward offers many hours of value, but you might feel betrayed by the storytelling grind of this longwinded horror adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 55
  2. Negative: 7 out of 55
  1. Feb 22, 2013
    10
    I don't think I could love this game more if I tried. This game is the visual novel/puzzle sequel to the DS game '999: 9 Hours 9 Persons 9I don't think I could love this game more if I tried. This game is the visual novel/puzzle sequel to the DS game '999: 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors', and after loving the first game, this one completely surpassed my expectations. This one included increasing text speed and also being able to go to different points in the game, which were very frustrating in the original. This means you won't have to play a room twice if you don't want. It's heavily text based, but there are lots of good puzzles and escape the room type scenarios to enjoy. As far as the storyline goes, it's confusing at times, requires some thinking, but it's completely captivating. I enjoyed all the characters, and it managed to be funny and touching. There's only one save slot, but I can understand why, so it wasn't an issue for me at all. There's also a noted bug in the 3DS version where if you save in certain rooms the game becomes corrupted, this did not happen to me, as I followed advice to not save while in an active puzzle room. I totaled about 45 hours with the game and all paths completed. This is THE 3DS game for me. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    The best game I have ever played.

    VLR truly is a masterpiece. It had me hooked from the demo to the after credits. The music is great, the
    The best game I have ever played.

    VLR truly is a masterpiece. It had me hooked from the demo to the after credits. The music is great, the story is amazing and the puzzles are fun and challenging. I honestly can't say anything bad about this game except its somewhat weird models but otherwise it is an expertly crafted game that I will cherish for the rest of my life. If you like science, you will love this one
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  3. Nov 13, 2012
    10
    Obviously one of the best 3DS games out there. Words cannot even describe how great, but mind-boggling the story is. Finishing this gameObviously one of the best 3DS games out there. Words cannot even describe how great, but mind-boggling the story is. Finishing this game makes me want the sequel even more now. Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    9
    Ok so this is the best visual novel game. This was the first game i pkayed from the Zero escape series and it just pulled me in.
    The story is
    Ok so this is the best visual novel game. This was the first game i pkayed from the Zero escape series and it just pulled me in.
    The story is well written and awesome to play through. I love the characters and the twist endings. The fact i never liked playing over the same section over and over is solved here by letting you jump to important choice sections and letting you try a different path.
    Obviously there is a lot of reading and there is a lot of puzzle i had trouble with. It was a joy though so you need to give this game a chance.
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  5. Jan 26, 2013
    9
    This game was made with a large amount of people with an adherent passion for story-telling and problem solving. This game is an equivalent toThis game was made with a large amount of people with an adherent passion for story-telling and problem solving. This game is an equivalent to a lengthy novel and will quite possibly take up to 40-60 hours of your time, testing your morality, intelligence, and deductive reasoning the entire time. However the only one save 'feature' is a flaw and should be frowned upon, but disregarded. Play 999 first though since luckily for you the 3DS can play DS games. Expand
  6. Jun 23, 2020
    8
    VLR feels like a less personal story than 999 and really less impactful one, especially because characters are not drawn now and how theyVLR feels like a less personal story than 999 and really less impactful one, especially because characters are not drawn now and how they look/move is a bit of a mixed bag. Still, its a pretty worthy sequel with giant twists and overarching story, there is also one thing it does much better - it lets you navigate the story using flowchart, so you can jump right to the point you are interested in. Expand
  7. Aug 22, 2020
    0
    It is now the year 2020 and they still didn‘t fix the save game bug which will destroy the only save game you have!

    Besides that the game
    It is now the year 2020 and they still didn‘t fix the save game bug which will destroy the only save game you have!

    Besides that the game is just bad. I do not understand where all the good reviews are coming from. The story is bloated, the characters are flat and the pacing is extremely slow. The worst was that after 12 hour of playing I had reached one of the endings in the game where I was presented with a notebook screen on which I should enter an ID and a password. However there was absolutely no clue to what these might be. When I exited the screen I was presented with the message „..... to be continued“ and the game was over. After that I searched the internet to find out that you have to play other possible endings in the game to find the ID and the password! This is game design at it‘s worst!
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