The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 27: Round 2: Aftermath

This time round, we don't get to pretend that the order in which we visit places has any bearing on the plot, because we don't even get a choice. Oh well!

Oh, by the way, there's some new music in this update. Eventually

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Well, it sure looked like you were trying to get away from us.

I wasn't running away, though...
I just... don't want to talk to you.

Isn't that pretty much the same thing?


Don't you want to find out who killed Alice?
Well, you're not gonna be able to figure that out unless you talk to people.

I don't need to.

Why not?

Who was it?

Why not?

You might be working with them. Both of you could be in on it.

Oh come on, of course we're not--

Forget about it.
There's no point.
It doesn't matter what you tell her, she's never going to believe you.


Just tell us one thing, Clover.

...I noticed something.

And what was that?

Alice figured it out too.
Before she...

What was it?


Anyway, I gotta go.

Hey! Wait! Clover!

[Music fades out]


What's wrong?

I forgot to ask Clover what color her bracelet is now.

Oh. Really? That's it?
Calm down.
She's a cyan pair.

You saw it?

Yeah. Snuck a peek at it when she ran by.

And it looks like Alice's is a... blue solo.

Yeah. Good idea.

You mean what Alice noticed. Were you even listening?

Fine. What did Alice notice?

What are you doing?

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I'm investigating.

What are you investigating?

What does it look like I'm investigating?
I'm looking for any clues to what she figured out before she died...

Ha. Found something already.
Have a look.

VLR OST: [Portentousness]

Is that... blood?

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Looks like it.
It's darker than Alice's, so it's probably been on her since before she died.

If it's not hers, whose blood is it?


...The old lady?


Do you think Alice... killed her?

Who knows...
She could have just found this somewhere, for all we know.

Hmmm. And you think she figured something out from this handkerchief?

Can't say for sure, but it's definitely a possibility.

We need to figure out what Tenmyouji and Dio's bracelets have changed to.

And we need to find Quark.


Let's take the blue door, then.
We should be able to get to the room Tenmyouji, Quark and Clover went to that way.

[Music fades out]

Lots of beeping and door CGs later...

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Yeah. So this is where Tenmyouji's team went...

I'm going to open it, all right?

How many times do I have to tell you? You don't need to keep asking permission.

Okay, okay...

VLR OST: [Anxiousness]


I'm guessing from your face that Quark is still missing.

This here voice link is a pretty good example of why it's a travesty that Europe never got the English dub.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

No sign of him, huh?



N-No, of course not. Why would I be?

Then does it hurt?
Are you so terrified about whether or not he's safe that it feels like someone's got your chest in a vice?



Hmph. Didn't think so.
Quark's got 9 BP.
If I find him first, I might make him escape.
So it's better for you if I haven't found him yet.
Am I wrong?

Tenmyouji... what's going on here?
This doesn't sound like you.
I know you're worried about Quark, but--



He's all I've got left.
If something happens to him, I'll... I'll...


It's all my fault.
It wasn't supposed to be like this...

Did you say... brought?

Yes. Zero made me an offer.

W-Wait a minute!
I thought you said you and Quark were abducted like the rest of us!

You mean you came here voluntarily?

Hey! Answer me!
What the hell is going on here?!




Please, just do it.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]



Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Calm down. It's not going to hurt you.

Is this some kind of chemical?

Yeah. I found it when I was searching this room.

Good work. It's dark now.

Show me your bracelets again.

That stuff you sprayed us with was luminol, wasn't it?

Yeah. How'd you figure that out?

I guessed when you turned off the light.

Isn't that the stuff they use on cop shows to find blood and... uh... other stuff?


Why did you spray us?

That's all I needed to know.


Neither one of you is Zero Sr.

Are you saying that because there wasn't any reaction from the luminol?


Well, you know as much as I do now.
I was just making guesses based on what he was doing.

Sorry, but I've got to go. I need to go look for Quark.

No. I'm sorry, but I can't let that happen.
You dropped a real bomb back there, and I'm not about to just ignore it.
What did you mean when you said that Zero made you an offer?
Why are you here?

Why not?
I don't really understand how, but you seem to have decided that neither of us is Zero Sr., right?


Then why--

I can't tell you, no matter who you are.
Right now we might as well assume Quark is a hostage.
Zero Jr. seems to be aware of everything that goes on here.



Please, I'm asking you...
Put yourself in my shoes.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

It won't do you any good.
Whatever you want to know, I don't know anything about it.

No, it's not about what just happened.

Yeah? Then what is...
Oh, I see... you mean his bracelet, right?

Chill, man.
He's a red solo.
I had a look when he was talking.

Oh. Good job.
That, uh, wasn't what I wanted to ask either.

Well what is it then?

When he sprayed us...


Yeah, you did.

No, I didn't.

No, I'm pretty sure you did.
Not quite so tough when you're scared, huh?

We've got stuff to do! Get going! Move!