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Thurston Last is dead. His lawyers, in accordance with his last will and testament, have identified you the player as his next-of-kin, and have awarded you control of his mysterious and failing mansion, The Last Resort. As you take possession of your inheritance, you discover strange and destructive forces hard at work, slowly but inexorably destroying the once-stately mansion. Perhaps becoming the sole proprietor of this aged mausoleum isn't such a fortunate turn of events after all.
In 9, which gets its name from the nine muses that call The Last Resort home, it's up to you to restore the mansion and revive its fading magnificence. To accomplish this task, you'll need to discover Thurston Last's many secrets, and battle the evil forces that are well on their way to twisting and capturing the resort's mysterious powers for nefarious purposes.
The game is a showcase for marquee talent, with voice-acting by Christopher Reeve as Thurston Last, Cher as Isadora, the resort's quasi-historian, and James Belushi as Salty, the late Thurston's man-servant and caretaker of the mysterious machine found on the premises. In addition, the hated (by Last, at least) Twins are played by Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry in a production that counts Robert De Niro as one of its executive producers.
The game's movement interface is entirely mouse-driven, with supportive keyboard shortcuts available for many of the administrative tasks and details. 9 also features options for "zip mode" movement (similar to Myst) and adjustable (screen) transitional speeds. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide