999 is a DS game anyway, and actually, I felt it was tedious that the puzzles couldn't be skipped in subsequent playthroughts. I couldn't be bothered to do them six times, so eventually I just googled all endings. The true ending was fairly ... disappointing, I felt, but I prefer more believable stories in general, and 999's was far out there. Still, a remarkable game.
Last Virtue's Reward is the 3DS sequel, but if you opt for it, play 999 first.
I heard the latest(and apparently last) Professor Layton iteration struck a pretty emotional chord as far the story goes.
Not sure if I can attest to that though, as I'm not very familiar with the series nor have I ever played any of the games. But with PW vs PL coming soon, maybe I should get to it sometime...
I played through Layton not too long ago and agree with this. It was a pretty emotional conclusion. That being said, I don't think it would mean nearly as much to people who haven't played the rest of the series. I actually had missed the first game in the prequel trilogy (last specter) myself but still felt familiar enough between all the rest of the games.
Also, a port, but I also found Tales of the Abyss to be pretty up there. --- It's a secret to everybody.
999/VLR made me misty eyed at a few points so I'd say that. MGS 3 Snake Eater counts I guess too, but I see it as a playstation game. If you do want to play 999/VLR, you could play VLR alone I guess but some of the twists wouldn't have as much punch without context and VLR spoils 999's story. --- 3DS FC: 0404-6897-6322 Pokemon IGN: Summer
This may sound weird, but the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games are REALLY well done as far as storyline. I've cried like a baby at each and every one. The ending of the most recent MD game, Gates to Infinity, left me in uncontrollable hysterics. Lol. --- She was walking on a stage after the play was over. Who now could say it had ever happened. AC:NL: Town: Repaupo, Mayor: Stoochy, Dream Address: 5600-2142-2397