The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 71: NGAE: ~/cyan/ally sigma\$ cd blue

999 OST: [Who is Zero?]

You don't think I planted it, do you...?

I never said that.

Not out loud you didn't!


You've gotta be kidding me! I don't know anything about this bomb!

Back when we were in the AB room, you said you saw the moment when the bomb exploded.

Th-That was... um... just a...

According to Tenmyouji, any one of us could have been in here!
Why am I the only one who's under suspicion?!

There's no way to know the culprit here is actually one of us!
Maybe there's someone else in here, and they set up the--

Listen in: [English/Japanese]


There's no way that would get past Zero.
And there's no way Zero would let anybody do something that would get in the way of the game going forward.


When you say "Zero"... you mean the AI, right?

Of course.

This is confusing.
From now on, let's refer to the Real Zero, the one behind all of this, as "Zero Sr.".
Which would, of course, make the AI "Zero Jr.".

Okay. Fine with me.

Whichever one it is, they're not going to let a tenth person in. There's no way.

But what if the tenth person is Zero Sr.?

I don't think it could be.

Why not?

Well, Zero Jr. said so.
He said the real Zero was one of us.










[Music fades out]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What is it?

Press the buttons on your bracelet!

We've only got four minutes until the Chromatic Doors open!

VLR OST: [Strain]

You're right.
This bomb thing is going to have to wait until later.

All right! Come on, everybody!

Obligatory scrolling map skipping.

As before, they arrive just as the doors open and Phi lays out the options.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

We need a system here, or we'll never have time to argue it out.
Why don't we let the people who are at the most disadvantage right now decide?

The most what?

The people who only have 1 BP.

Oh, so that would be me, you, and Tenmyouji.

Well then what would you suggest?!

We'll be fair and take a vote.

A vote? So we all just, like, raise our hands for the option we want?


So which one do you want, Alice?

Tough. Pick something else.

My my, looks like you're not so fond of me anymore.
Do you agree with him, Luna?

I-I'll just let Sigma decide...


I'd like Option C too.
Clover and I were a pair for the first round, so I feel that I can trust her.
What about you, Quark?

That's fine with me.

So that's three votes for Option C, counting mine.

I'd like to pair up with Sigma and Luna too.

I'd like to go with Phi. You good with that, Luna?

Um... sure. I really don't mind.

Then we've got three votes for Option B.

You want to pair up with Alice? You're a strange duck.


How about you, Tenmyouji?

I don't mind going with Option A.

If Clover's vote doesn't decide this thing, we're gonna have to figure something else out.

Which one do you want, Clover?

Um... I want to go with Option C.
Quark chose "ally" in the first round and I was with K in the first round.

Then that's what we're doing.

Nine... Eight... Seven...

C'mon, Luna! Hurry up! We've gotta get to the blue door!


Two... One... Zero.
Chromatic Doors closing.

[Music fades out]

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Does that mean this is just a dead end?

Try pulling it.

How about you try pulling it?

Hey, what's with all this hostility?
Are you still mad about the last AB Game?

Of course I am!

We need to work together or we're really going to be in trouble...


Very well.
I'll pull the lever, then. Is that okay?

Yeah, go right ahead. See if I care.

But only one.
I wonder how you open the other ones?

Who cares? We should get moving.

VLR OST: [Clarification]

Don't tell me we somehow managed to get outside...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I doubt it.

Yeah... I remember the door said "B. Garden" or something...

It probably stands for something... M-Maybe "beautiful"...?


Like an oasis in the middle of all this metal.

I feel kind of weird saying this, considering where we are, but...
This place feels so... liberating. All of this green... It's wonderful.

It's huge, though... We'll wear ourselves ragged trying to search the whole thing.

Damn. Well, so much for this being easy. It's locked.


Well, let's get to it, then.