The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 211: NGAE: ~/ sigma\$ cd cyan/betray/red/ally/ally

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Why are we here?

Do you know what happened at the AB Gate?

K and I went back to the infirmary, but...

We waited and waited, and the two of you never returned.

So we went to the warehouse to check on you...

We found you passed out in front of the AB Rooms.

K and I hurried back here with you.

I looked over at Phi, and met her eyes.

You mean what happened a long time ago?

Yeah. You got him pretty good, huh?

Hey, what're you guys talking about?

What am I, chopped liver?

Back among the conscious and not psychotic, huh?

Yeah. Thanks.

Grandpa told me what you did.

Thanks for finding the medicine for us.

No problem. All in a day's work.
Although... I wouldn't mind a little swimsuit action...

Really grabbing at straws here, aren't you?

Hey, I wasn't talking to Quark. That was an offer for Alice.

Not really my point...

Now that you guys are awake, all we've gotta do is open the number nine door!


What are you talking about?

Look at your bracelet.


I have 10 BP!

That means I got 6 more points while I was out.

We've played the AB Game three times.

Three times?!

Of course, the color and group assignments were shuffled around each time.
But no matter who voted, everyone chose "ally."

I was stunned. How had everyone cooperated long enough to raise all of our BP past 9?

Was it because Akane hadn't been killed? Without a death to start things off, maybe we'd been less suspicious of one another.

Or could the bombs have had something to do with it? We'd all joined forces against Dio, and Phi and I had been able to disarm all of them.
All of us had banded together against a common enemy and overcome a tremendous threat. Perhaps that had strengthened our bond.

...Which, I had to admit, would be somewhat ironic.
After all, Dio had planted the bombs that forced us all to work together against him.

This must have been what Akane was talking about...

Sacrifices had to be made, for the sake of the project.

Let's open the door and get out of here!


After some discussion, we decided to leave Dio behind.

Alice was the only holdout. She'd complained about wanting to take him back to her superiors, but after I mentioned they'd come back to investigate after we escaped and deal with Dio then, she reluctantly complied.

[Music fades out]

Yes! Just get on with it!

Everyone else swallowed and nodded.

I grabbed the lever and pulled it down.

The number nine door has been opened.
It will remain open for 9 seconds.

VLR OST: [Demise]

All right everybody! Let's move!

I didn't need to tell them twice.

The room inside was clearly a loading elevator. It looked sort of like a large plate on top of a huge pedestal.
We ran to the center of the plate and turned around.
The number nine door stood wide open.

The number nine door is closing.

This ends the Nonary Game.
Thank you for your participation.
As the game is over, all doors other than the number nine door have been unlocked.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Yes. We should keep moving.

[Music fades out]

Beyond the door was a wide hallway that ended in a very solid wall.

To the left we found a very familiar-looking door.
We pushed it open and went in.

You know what this place is?

Y-Yeah, sort of.
This whole facility is pressurized, apparently.
I think the idea is to keep the air outside, and consequently the virus, from getting inside.
That means that if we want to go out, we have to decompress so we match the outside air pressure.
This room here is where you prepare for going into the actual pressure exchange room.

I figure we need to put those on and head to the decompression room downstairs.

W-Whoa! Hold on a minute!
You're saying the air outside is full of that horrible virus?!

Yeah... That's what it seems like.

Of course, according to Akane we were all already infected with Radical-6, so the whole room seemed a little pointless...

Did...did they...?

No! That's not possible!

Let's go outside.
There's no way to know what's really going on until we do.


All right.

No one else objected. We all donned the protective suits and headed downstairs to the decompression room.

999 OST: [Riddle and Puzzle]

As soon as we were all inside, the process began.
Through my helmet I could hear the soft hiss of air being sucked out of the room.

We stood there for several minutes, waiting for the process to finish.
At last it did, and we heard the door begin to open.

Beyond it was another decompression chamber.
We repeated the process two more times before we reached the final door and opened it.