The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 144: NGAE: ~/yellow/ally/blue sigma\$ cd _

999 OST: [Riddle and Puzzle]

We returned to the warehouse to find only K.
I explained what had happened with Quark, then glanced around the room.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

He has gone into his AB Room.



Then he opened the first AB Gate, right?

Of course.

This is bad. I won't be able to talk with him.
This is going to limit my choices...

You've only got 1 BP left, don't you?

Yeah. Luna's the same.

If Phi chooses "ally" and Dio picks "betray"...

Phi and Luna will be penalized.

I'll have to pick "betray." The risk with "ally" is just too high.

Hey Alice, don't you have 1 BP too?

That's right.
But K and I will be playing against Quark.

...And he'll just default to "ally."
I guess you don't need to worry about getting penalized then, huh?

But what if Alice and K choose "betray"?

Even though, as you have told me, Quark is recovering, he is still weak.

Moreover, he is only a child.
To betray an innocent child, would be...

Yeah. That would be unthinkable.
Even if you ignore his age or condition, it's hardly fair to take advantage of someone who can't vote.

So you'll vote to ally?


Of course.


Well then, shall we go?


K and Alice nodded to one another and disappeared into the AB Room second from the right.

Without saying anything, Phi turned and walked into the room just left of theirs.

That left only myself, Clover, and Tenmyouji.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Something about how you'd convince me to choose "ally."
Seems like now would be the time to let me know how you're going to convince me.

Well, it's not that complicated...
I promise you that Clover and I will vote "ally."
That's it, pretty much.

And you figure I'll believe you because you've only got 1 BP.
Once you've told me that you plan to "ally," I won't be able to choose "betray."
Since if you're telling the truth...

You'll kill me.

I disagree.

And why is that?

Clover's BP is 6.

She could run off through the number nine door as soon as this round is over.

I'd never—

That's easy for you to say.
But think about it from my perspective.
Sure, you might not, but you also might. If I guess wrong, that's a pretty big loss for me.




That's just an example. What I'm trying to say is that once you two are in that room, Clover might try and make some sort of bargain with you.
I'm asking what you're going to do if that happens?

Are you sure you'll still choose "ally"?

Seduce me, huh...


What're you staring at, you perv!

There's no way on Earth I'd do anything like that!
Ugh! As if! In your dreams, creep.

...Well, that's that, then.
Not gonna lie though, I'm a little disappointed...



You can trust us.


Of course.

We promise.


All right. I guess I'll vote "ally" too, then.

Well, it looks like we don't have much time left.
I'm trusting you.

I'm trusting you too.

Tenmyouji gave us a curt nod, then turned and strode into the second AB Room from the left.

Right, well, let's get to it.


[Music fades out]

VLR OST: [Ambidexterity]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What's up?

Could you...pick "betray"? For me?


But you're so big and strong, you'd probably just throw me on the ground and that'd be it.

Y-Yeah, well, um...

So I thought I might as well just ask you really nicely.

Oh! I mean, I'd be happy you back...
If you just pick "betray" for me, then I'll listen to aaaaaaaaanything you say.


Yup. Anything.


So think carefully, okay?
If you choose "ally," you're trusting him with your life.

Yeah. If he chooses "betray," it's all over.

Are you really, really sure you can trust that old fart?

Hey now, that's not very nice...

The only safe choice is to pick "betray."

But if he chooses "ally" and we don't...

Then I'll have 9 BP.
But you don't need to worry about that!
Even if I do get 9 BP, I won't just go and open the number nine door all by myself.

I mean, Alice wouldn't have 9 points yet...
And I can't leave her behind...


Will you pick "betray"?

The voting machine was in front of me.
I didn't have much time left to think.

Would I keep my promise to Tenmyouji, and pick "ally"?
Or would I betray him for Clover, and...and...


In the end, there was only one possible answer—


How dumb are we? ...Don't answer that.

Okay maybe do answer that.