X360 Saturday, July 15, 2006 | 12:20 AM

99 nights is back too!

99 nights is back too!

While shopping for Enchanted Arms, I also spotted the Asian version of Ninety Nine Nights, with japanese voices and english text/subtitles. Here is a video from this version, showing more or less precisely what's good and what's wrong with this game. In no particular order: Great and fun mass destruction, very good graphics (this is not always the case), slowdowns, terrible lip sync, nice music, and boring/annoying bosses. And as a bonus, the lack of checkpoints in a game where levels can take 45 minutes to complete, with bosses that can kill the player in 2/3 shots. Ninety Nine Nights is most definitely one of the most frustrating games on 360, and it's missing so little stuff to actually be one of the best games on the system. A terrible shame.



As you can see the "low quality" video is already very big, so no 720p version for this one. But if you have a part you'd like to see in high resolution let me know with begin/end times and I'll do my best to encode it.

Parts of a mission, asian version
Download: AVI

All comments

Commented on 2006-07-15 01:14:40
the no checkpoints aspect would be very annoying
Commented on 2006-07-15 01:16:15
Hey Is it me or does it look worst than the e3 video from last year?
Commented on 2006-07-15 01:23:07
No it doesn't only certain levels ESPECIALLY the crappy grass level.. good god.
Commented on 2006-07-15 01:46:51 In reply to Mariochief
Posted by Mariochief
Hey Is it me or does it look worst than the e3 video from last year?
A few people have been saying that, and i would have to agree to some extent.

I think ground textures have been downscaled or something.
Commented on 2006-07-15 02:01:32
The slowdown turned me off, and no chekpoints. Other than that i liked the action.
Commented on 2006-07-15 02:36:49
This game NEVER looked impressive.
Commented on 2006-07-15 03:22:51
ah yay :) thanks a lot ben waiitng for a very long time for this game, I hope it comes to europe after all.

Anyhow if it's not to much to ask for :) I wuld love any biger 720p clip with Tyururu ^^ want to see how an witch actually play in a game like this, never seen it, except the low q movies of it on this site :)

Anyhow keep up the good work of bringing us greate footage :)
Commented on 2006-07-15 07:05:50
"slowdowns, terrible lip sync, nice music, and boring/annoying bosses. And as a bonus, the lack of checkpoints in a game where levels can take 45 minutes to complete, with bosses that can kill the player in 2/3 shots."

didn't know any of that..damn i had high hopes for this game..
Commented on 2006-07-15 08:10:14
im renting it first then :(

if i like i'll add it to my collection, otherwise i'll keep waiting for the next big thing :D
Commented on 2006-07-15 08:40:04
Still, I'm buying it. I don't care about lip sync, slowdowns are everywhere those days, and I always have been annoyed by bosses. I think the lack of checkpoints is actually a good idea that adds durability to the game, though the game should save automatically before a boss fight.
Commented on 2006-07-15 11:17:31
dumbest boss ever!!!!

but im still getting this game.
Commented on 2006-07-15 11:31:10
Damn! No checkpoints...That reminds me of those "wonderful" times, with KUF:/ "Oh yeah! Now I've won!" and hundreds of enemies comes from somewhere, usually at the end of an level... Something that really pisses me off...
Commented on 2006-07-15 12:12:34
Definitely renting that, just because it looks amazing for the amount of stuff going on at once and the immense power of the specials.
Commented on 2006-07-16 05:46:37
Maybe before it comes to the states they will fix the checkpoints issue?
Commented on 2006-07-16 06:59:12
Okay I just watched

Apparently this game has nonexistant AI in just about every aspect?

Your teammates are just spectators for the most part, you can run right through most of an army(seen specifically in the beginning clearly) without being attacked once
Commented on 2006-07-16 10:23:15 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Maybe before it comes to the states they will fix the checkpoints issue?
Mizuguchi said during E3 that the US/PAL version would be exactly the same, just with new voices.
Commented on 2006-07-17 05:42:16
Don't want new voices here :/
Commented on 2006-07-17 20:57:46 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
Okay I just watched

Apparently this game has nonexistant AI in just about every aspect?

Your teammates are just spectators for the most part, you can run right through most of an army(seen specifically in the beginning clearly) without being attacked once
100% agree with you.
had high hopes for this game.looking at 360 games is depressing reminds me of E3 too human, now this

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