Originally Posted by Fish-and-Chips-Yum
I still haven't gotten into 999 yet because of the Layton games, but when I finish up with the Layton games I'll start getting into it. :3
999 actually goes pretty fast, especially since you when you replay it to get the other endings, you can fast forward through any text you've already seen. It makes replaying it to get all of the endings a lot less painful.
And, as mentioned by Stars, VLR is a sequel to 999. I'm still working on that one though, but it's pretty good so far.