Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Is A Hit On Steam

Gamers really seem to be enjoying themselves playing Spike Chunsoft’s Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, the latest entry in the SAW-esque torture drama series.

The game has managed just over 12,000 sales on Steam after launching a week and a half ago, according to Steam Spy, even though it appeared to have no consistent or regular marketing push for its release on PC. It just kind of came out of nowhere.

Nevertheless, gamers have really taken to the title and absolutely love it. At the moment Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma has an overwhelmingly positive user review rating on Steam, with more than 544 reviews on hand. Only 19 are negative.

The game itself features nine individuals who have been captured by a Jigsaw wannabe, putting them in locked chambers that contain various puzzles to complete. Not everyone will make it out alive. You can get a glimpse of the trailer below courtesy of Nintendo Time.

And yes, the game originally came out for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. Some Japanese companies have been putting in the time and effort to port their games over to PC after receiving a lot of positive feedback from both local customers and foreigners.

In the case of Zero Time Dilemma, the game mixes the storytelling elements of a visual novel, with the puzzle solving found in most point-and-click games, all while taking gamers on a mindfully destructive journey into the lives and deaths of the nine individuals captured by their mysterious torturer.

Steam user Kirby seemed to sum up a lot of the repeated sentiments from other users by writing…

“Upon reaching the credits, a message saying that this game was meant for the fans, and without them, the project wouldn’t have even existed. After experiencing this, it definitely and genuinely felt that way, and mastermind Uchikoshi did a wonderful job in wrapping the Zero Escape trilogy up.”

A lot of gamers seem to enjoy the non-linear storytelling methods that the developers used to connect all the characters and story elements, as well as the original soundtrack and the puzzles. User tsukichild seemed to say just that in his review, writing…

“I liked the puzzles, the updated flow charts, and the ability to play the story as different people, and the characters themselves. I don’t want to spoil anything, but some of them are pretty interesting and way more then they seem.

“Therefore, the short version is that I fully recommend it, with no reservations.”

According to some of the reviews the game clocks in at around 22 hours, so you’ll get some decent play values out of it for its asking price of $39.99.

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma recently launched on Steam and if you were looking for a bloody, violent, drama-oriented, mystery puzzle game, you can check out Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma over on the Steam page.


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