The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 83: NGAE: ~/cyan/ally/blue/ally sigma\$ cd ../betray

Previously, 71% of 400 voters chose to Ally with Alice over Betraying her. Now, however, 48% of 315 voters chose to go back and Betray her over going literally anywhere else in the timeline. Also, 21% of voters were in favour of Betraying Alice even earlier.

What I'm saying here is that I don't think Alice is very popular right now.

So. Let's try that again.

Forvige us, Luna.

VLR OST: [Sinisterness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What happened to "It's not fair to betray someone who isn't voting"?

I thought...


R-Right, well, we should go see the results.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Really? We already know what they are. It's just simple math...

Skipping the preamble...

VLR OST: [Desperation]


My mind was still reeling. Where had she come from?!
As I was trying to form a sentence, she began to move toward us.

From around me I heard a chorus of muted gasps.

It seemed we were united in our surprise and confusion.

Alice drew to a stop in front of me and glanced up at the display.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Not so easy when you have to look your victim in the eye, is it?

Me a coward? You've got some balls saying that to me after you picked "betray"!
Why are you even here?!

You gave me the anti-virus, didn't you?
Tenmyouji told me.
Thank you.
I mean that from the bottom of my heart, honestly.

B-But you should still be under the effects of the anesthetic...

Yes, well, I still am. A bit.
I have a throbbing headache and I can barely stand. It's horrible.


I have a feeling Zero Sr. knew that.
They gave me way more than the standard dose of that gas when they kidnapped me.
In any event, a few minutes ago I woke up in the infirmary.
Tenmyouji explained what was going on, and I got here as fast as I could.

Yes. Right in the nick of time, too.
About 10 seconds before the deadline, as I recall.


Right. What, don't I get to do that?
I mean, it turned out to be the right thing to do, didn't it?

You two chose "betray".
If I'd stayed back there, I'd have lost 2 points.

So you're saying it was self-defense...?


You had 6 BP.
If I'd picked "ally", you would've had 9.
That's what you're trying to do, right?

So what if I was?

Are you serious? You would have killed me!

You were this close to murdering me!

Just admit it. You were planning to kill me so you could escape.

There was--

Tell the truth!

That is the truth!

Why am I the only one getting the third degree here?!
Look at those results!
Two other people just tried to kill someone!

Yes! If Dio had chosen "ally", Phi would have killed Tenmyouji.
And if she'd chosen "ally", Dio would have killed her.



...Not that it seems to have worked.



...Or had it been something else?

If we don't start being a little more trusting, we're never gonna get out of here. We need to work together!

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

But I need to think on something for a bit. I would appreciate being left alone.


Things are getting a little too intense here for my... delicate constitution. Sorry.


Et tu, Phi?

Yeah, sorry.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

In the end, everyone's just thinking about themselves.

So I'd appreciate it if you could not treat me like I'm the only villain here.


C'mon Clover, let's go.

I was really worried, you know...

[Music fades out]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]



You... aren't going to leave too?


Are you sure? I chose "betray"...

I know.
But I still believe in you, Sigma.

I think your hand must have just slipped or something.

Luna, I...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Round three of the Ambidex Game will be the Star Round.
Star keys are required to open the gates.
There is no set limit on usage of the star keys.
The Ambidex Gates can be opened as many times as the players wish to open them.

VLR OST: [Placidity]

Yes, as long as we have the star keys.
That means we can keep playing the AB Game over and over, too.


Um, Sigma... Could you show me your bracelet?


Do you remember what Zero Jr. said?

The pair and solo assignments hop around a bit too.

Um, let's see here.

Whar about you?

I wonder what the others are?

They could be anything, I suppose. We won't know until we have a look.

Hm... We've got about...

Everyone else has gone off on their own...

Yeah. Physically and emotionally.
I really don't like how this is going...
It won't matter how many times we repeat the AB Game if nobody trusts anybody else...
We'll never be able to get out of here...

Maybe it would help if we all had a common goal...
Something to unite our hearts and minds.

Yeah, but we've already got something like that.
We all want to get out of here.
That seems like a pretty clear goal to me, but everybody chose "betray".
Including me...

An enemy?

Yes. A common foe!
Like the person who set the bombs, for instance...

Hmm... Yeah, that might work.
If we can figure out which one of us planted those bombs, then everyone else would work together against them...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]


But... how do we figure out who it is?

Well, do you have any clues?

Um... Hm... Clues, huh?



I pulled it out of my pocket and handed it to her.

What's this?

I told you, a memory card.
It was under the bomb we found in the lab.
I think whoever set the bomb dropped it.


Yeah. I don't know what's on it, though.
We couldn't find any kind of memory card reader.

I guess we can't really use it then.



You know what, I think I might have seen something...


There was a memory card just like that one!


Yes! I think we can see what's on it!
The computer there should be able to read it!