N3: Ninety-Nine Nights
|a game by||Q ENTERTAINMENT, Inc., and Phantagram Co., Ltd.|
|Editor Rating:||5/10, based on 1 review|
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In its most basic form, video games are centered on instant-feedback fun. This core element is something many developers unsuccessfully omit, making the actual soul of the experience lost to fluff content. A game that bares its soul to the world is N3: Ninety-Nine Nights. In rare honesty to a developer’s vision, this title provides a hack and slash experience that serves as unfiltered, mindless entertainment.
Endless Waves of Enemies
If you don’t naturally enjoy fighting mobs of enemies, the game is a little tricky to judge as a full package. Ninety-Nine Nights is a game made for people that are familiar with the crowd combat subgenre of action games. Any Dynasty Warriors veteran will easily understand the rules of engagement here. It’s easy to tell that it’s made for people that already have tons of hours invested in this sort of game. Judging from the short and simple tutorials as well as callbacks to other games of the sort. Although they’re pretty fun, Western audiences are not the biggest fans of this sort of game, and it’s for good reason sometimes.
A major setback of Ninety-Nine Nights is that it gets boring very quickly. Especially when you’re the sort of player that is used to games that have depth.
Unfortunately, the story here is generic and its gameplay can quickly feel shallow after a while. You can easily skip the dialog and go straight to the action. Even then, you’ll still have a solid grasp of where the story is going. That’s how predictable the story is. This won’t be much of a problem if you were only playing as one character, but with a sum total of 9 playable characters sprinkled into this game, one would expect things to be more creative. Button mashing is what you’ll be accustomed to throughout your adventure. Characters are equipped with a basic light attack, heavy attack, block and special. Other abilities can be used by combining direction keys with attack buttons.
Following a tried and true fantasy story formula, the tale being told feels like a poor fanfiction of Lord of the Rings. In Ninety-Nine Nights’ defense, most fantasy stories are similar. Regardless, the characters feel bland and their motivations don’t envelope any interest while playing. At least their individual abilities are unique and enjoyable for a while. However, that doesn’t completely save this game from any form of criticism.
There are also rival heroes in the game that put up somewhat of a decent fight. Similar to the way major villain characters can be fought in One Piece Pirate Warriors 3. However, the AI of these characters will pale in comparison to any competent video game’s villains. They are easy to evade and deal with, offering the opportunity to act as sponges for your endless combos.
Your character gets stronger by simply finding items on the battlefield. Once enough XP is gained, you’ll be able to level up. However, even this can be a little annoying thanks to the cutscenes that tend to pop up as you’re trying to upgrade a character.
Ninety Nine Nights is a game that provides mindless entertainment for a casual players. However, anyone looking for a gaming experience that makes an impact is sure to be disappointed.
- Instant action
- Multiple characters
- Low skill curve
- Repetitive gameplay
- Bad enemy AI
Download N3: Ninety-Nine Nights
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP