I loved 999 but man, a DS game it is not. The writer seems to bounce around trying out all kinds of genres; the last thing he had in the States is Ever 17—a dating sim where you’re trapped in an underwater theme park and only have 5 days to live.
It’s just absolutely… I… Wow. I could make a list of everything I hated about it and it would be pretty substantial and yet I still think it was a really excellent game. I can see why it was critically acclaimed, but I would not wish the actual gameplay on my worst enemy.
He and Mateusz Skutnik should work together. Between the two of them they could probably put together the greatest escape the room game ever. Or the most nightmarishly incomprehensible and unplayable, depending.