N3: Ninety-Nine Nights (2006, Game, 360) – 6/10 review

Director: Sang Youn Lee
Producer: Tetsuya Mizuguchi
Creative Director: Henry Lee

N3: Ninety-Nine Nights (2006)

Inphyy and Aspharr leads the Knights into battle against the Goblins to prevent them obtaining and combining the Orbs of Light and Dark and bringing an apocalyptic ninety-nine days of darkness before taking over rulership of the world.

6/10

This is a badly-designed game with good, fun, spectacular, button-mashing, combo-learning gameplay. The most obvious, though excusable, barrier is a lack of checkpointing; you have to slog through a level then get instantly splatted by a fresh boss (rinse and repeat). Inexcusable is that the game is so badly designed it isn’t even hinted that you have to play through all eight characters to unlock a secret mission (for Inphyy) to actually finish the story and complete the game. This is a shame as all the characters are fun and different to play and some of their Orb Spark attacks are some of the most spectacular ever seen in video games. Special mention for some frequently outstanding music.

This game contains extended extreme but non-graphic and stylised violence.

Classified 12+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 12 or over.

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