The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 4: Warehouse A

VLR OST: [Ambidexterity]

Now let's get the hell out of here.


What? What's wrong?


Oh yeah...

I'd say that's at least six feet, maybe more.
All right, then. Climb up on my shoulders.

Your... shoulders?

Yeah, that's right. Why, something wrong?


Wh-what? What's that look supposed to mean?
What do you think I'm gonna do?


Oh come on!
I'm just trying to be rational here. No ulterior motive, hand to God.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I... I was just kidding.


...Right. Look, I'm just trying to get us out of here. You got any brilliant ideas that don't involve your thighs?

On your knees.


You're a little tall for me to just jump up on your shoulders.
And I'm certainly not going to give you the satisfaction of making me climb.
So, kneel.

Oh... Okay.

Heh. Thanks.
A little step up is just what I needed.

What?! Wait, what are you going to do...?

Quiet. Here... we... go!


(Sh-She can fly?! How in the hell...)

Listen in (recommended!): [English/Japanese]

All right, give me your hand.

What? Oh... uh.
...What the heck are you?

And I'm not Batman, or Spiderman, or Aquaman, or a merman, or a wolfman.
I'm not a brahman, or common, or ramen. I'm not a caiman either, so you don't really need to worry about anything.


I guess you could say... I am no man.


Just come on!

Our lead characters, ladies and gentlemen. Funfacts: "Sigma" is the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet, most commonly used in its uppercase form ("Σ") to denote the summation operator in mathmatics and in its lowercase form ("σ") to denote a standard deviation in statistics. "Phi" is the 21st letter in the same alphabet, commonly used in uppercase ("Φ") in philosophy as shorthand for a generic act and in lowercase ("φ") in mathematics and the arts as shorthand for the Golden Ratio (1 + (√2/5)).

VLR OST: [Sinisterness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

It sure doesn't look like an elevator shaft.
Some kind of warehouse, maybe. Or a hangar...

So we were in an elevator that doesn't... elevate.

Yeah. It wasn't going to go anywhere..

When that rabbit said it was gonna fall, he was just screwing with us?

So it would seem.

Then why...?

Forget it. Look.

Looks like an old guy, a young man...
Two girls, and...

...A kid?

They're all wearing bracelets.

Probably safe to assume they're trapped here too.

Right, well, let's go say hi, then!

Hey! Hey there!
Any of you guys know what the hell's going on here?

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

No, we don't.
I haven't been out here much longer than you.


Oh... yeah... I got in my car...
I went to start the engine and then there was this white smoke...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

The smoke seems to be some kind of general anaesthetic.
When I woke up, I was in one of these "elevators".

All five of you were in one elevator?

Mr. Dio and I were in the same elevator, but...

Wait. Which one of you is Dio?

This little guy here is Quark.

Quark is voiced by Erin Fitzgerald in English and Rie Kugimiya in Japanese. Erin Fitzgerald is another pretty prolific voice actress in games and anime (and cartoons); her longest gig was as May Kanker/Nazz in Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy, and she was Polka in Eternal Sonata, Parasoul from Skullgirls, and two, shall we say "secret" characters in Trigger Happy Havoc née Dangan Ronpa. Rie Kugimiya has been dubbed the "Queen of Tsundere" due to roles such as Shana in Shakugan No Shana, Rena in Hand Maid May and Nagi in Hayate the Combat Butler - despite the enormous fame she accrued voicing Al in Full Metal Alchemist.

Dio is voiced by Liam O'Brien in English and Yoshimasa Hosoya in Japanese. Liam O'Brien got famous as Gaara in
Naruto and has since been Caius Ballad in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Asura in Asura's Wrath. Yoshimasa Hosoya has been Subaru Hidaka in Robotics;Notes, Wataya Arata in Chihayafuru and Kazuichi Souda in Super Dangan Ronpa 2 - and Jacob in the Japanese dubs of Twilight. Yeah.

Uh, right, nice to meet you too.
So... what about the rest of you?

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Correct me if I'm wrong...

So... you'd be Tenmyouji then, right?


And Alice is...?

She's Luna.

It's very nice to meet you!

Tenmyouji is voiced by J.B. Blanc in English and Rokuro Naya in Japanese. J.B. Blanc got his big break in film, as Luigi Vampa in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) but also has like a million "Additional Voices" credits in games - mostly for Russian characters. More recently he was Boris in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Wonder Yellow in The Wonderful 101 - both of whom are, coincidentally, Russian. Rokuro Naya has been voice-acting since the 60s and was briefly the Japanese voice of Mickey Mouse. His most recent big role was Cristophe Blanc in Eureka Seven: Ao.

Alice is voiced by Tara Platt in English and Atsuko Tanaka in Japanese. Tara Platt was Temari in
Naruto and Raine in Tales of Symphonia. Atsuko Tanaka has a few interesting appearances; she's been the Japanese Lara Croft five times, Lisa Lisa in JoJo's Bizzare Adventure, and Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell.

Luna is voiced by Laura Bailey in English and Mamiko Noto in Japanese. Laura Bailey is one of the most prolific female VAs of our time: Catherine in
Catherine, Serah in Final Fantasy XIII/-2, Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4, Chun-Li in the Street Fighter series, Cheria in Tales of Graces ƒ, Marth in Fire Emblem: Awakening, Alice MacGregor in The Wonderful 101 ...on and on. Mamiko Noto has had a whole host of roles that got her a reputation for cuteness and femininity, which she has been fighting ever since with roles like Ai Enma in Jigoku Shōjo Futakomori and Masane Amaha in Witchblade... but none of that stopped her from being cast as Luna.

Um... Hey... Nice to meet you too...
(What's she so nervous about?)

Right. Uh, I'm Sigma...
And this bundle of laughs is Phi. Good to meet you all, I guess.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Say. That. Again.

And this malnourished harpy is Phi. Better?


Um, are you two...

Ha! Not likely. That elevator was the first time we'd seen each other.
I... think...

You think?

Uh, never mind. Forget I said anything.
We met, just now, in that elevator. That's the truth.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Huh? Oh, yeah. Sure.

And yours..
...Phi, right? Let me have a look.


Quark, you and Dio show them your bracelets.

They both say "PAIR" and have a number 3.
Just like Phi and I.
...No, wait, the color's different.

Sharp eye there.

What about yours, uh, sir? ...Tenmyouji, right?

Hn. Show him yours, too, ladies.

Oh... Red, blue, and... green?
They're different.
You've all got 3s, but your bracelets say "SOLO".

Listen in: [English/Japanese]


Figure what out?

Sigma and I are the red pair. Dio and Quark are the blue pair.
Each pair got put in the same elevator.

But Tenmyouji, Alice, and Luna were all solos, so..

...So they got put in their own seperate elevators.


Ok, that's great and all, but...
What do "PAIR" and "SOLO" mean?


Well, that's helpful.

I don't know why we're split up like this either.

Does anybody know what the "3" means?

Maybe it has something to do with the game.

Game? Oh, yeah..

You guys saw him too, right? That... rabbit... thing?

He said something about the elevator falling.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

You think we'd have done it last if there was?

There's some sort of.. I dunno, machine, off to the left here, but...

Well, give it a shot why don't you?

Hm. Looks like force probably isn't going to work either.
Damn... Well, I didn't really think that'd work anyway.

I don't think you'll be able to force that door with anything short of a tank.

I told you already. Each one's got a digital lock on it.
We can't pick the lock, and we can't break down the door.

You sure about that?

Okay, are there any other ways out?


Well, there is one thing I'm a little curious about.

And that is?

That means I know who was in which elevator.
I watched all of you come out, after all.



Your elevator was second from the left, I think?

Good memory. Yeah, that's where I was.

You climbed out of the rightmost elevator, didn't you?

Yes. That's the one.

You came out of the elevator next to Luna's.

Yeah, we did.

The third elevator from the left.

No one has come out of the leftmost elevator.

Maybe we should go take a look?

Yea, good idea!


Hey! Anybody in there? If you can hear me, just... I don't know, make some noise!


Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Hey, look at this...

Is that some kind of card reader?

There's one next to each door...

Well, it says it on all six of the elevators...

Oh, the "Nonary Game, Ambidex Edition"?

Maybe, maybe not. I don't think we really need to worry about that right now, though.
We should be figuring out what's inside this thing.
Anybody got a key card?

So, they've taken everything we were carrying? Wonderful.

My own were completely empty -- there wasn't even any lint in the creases.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

No! There is. There's gotta be..

Huh? Uh... Well...

It's opening! There was someone in there!

VLR OST: [Eeriness]

What the... Who the hell...?