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21. Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors (37)

This is a wonderful visual novel wrapped around a room escape game.  This game uses the Nintendo DS and its medium in some of the most creative ways I've ever encountered, and surprisingly, for a story-telling purpose.  Never before have I turned my handheld upside down because it made sense in the context of the story.  I also loved that the story also breaks through the fourth wall to the player and gives reason for multiple playthroughs.  The puzzles themselves provide a variety of interesting challenges and information.  The mystery keeps you intrigued throughout the game and I was only annoyed that because I played through the route for the true ending the first playthrough I had to do the same set of doors twice.

Primarily an RPG player but have interest in any game that will make me think.