The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 93: NGAE: ~/cyan/betray/red sigma\$ cd _

All players please enter your votes.
If no vote is recorded before the deadline has passed, any non-voting parties will automatically ally.

VLR OST: [Sinisterness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

What about Alice and Quark?

I guess we're just gonna have to leave them behind.


I'm staying here!
Like heck I'm gonna leave Alice all alone!

S-She's going to be fine...
I gave her some Soporil.
She'll just be sleeping like Quark--

I don't care!

I just... I just want to stay with her...
She shouldn't have to be all by herself...


I see...
Dio and Tenmyouji's opponent in the next AB Game is Clover.
If she doesn't vote, then she'll default to "ally".
Which, I don't think I need to mention, would be pretty favourable for Dio. If she stays, he's got an easy round...

You think I'm gonna chose "betray"?

Yeah, I do. Am I wrong?

Yes! Of course I'm going to pick "ally"!
For one, Tenmyouji's going to be in there with me!
I can't just ignore his opinion and make my own choice!

I can't leave Quark here when he's like this.
I'll be staying, just like Clover.

Hey, c'mon now, what is this...?

Knock it off, Dio.
He's too smart to let you make a scapegoat out of him.


What if Dio stays behind too?
If Clover, Tenmyouji, and Dio all don't vote then... everyone allies, right?

Oh? You... don't know?

K-Know what?

This. You didn't find a note like this one?

We found it in the archives.

Well there sure as hell wasn't anything like that in the garden.

We didn't find one in the control room either.

Apparently only the archive had one...

What does it say?

Why don't you read it for us, Sigma?

We, of course, already know what it says.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

At least one member of each trio must vote. Otherwise...

That means K has to vote.
Quark and Alice certainly aren't in any condition to.

K's got 6 BP right now...
His opponent is going to have to default to "ally"...

You needn't worry. I have every intention of choosing "ally".

Oh give me a break! You expect us to just swallow your bullshit?!

Oh dear...
Dio, please think for a moment.
You do realize that Alice only has 1 BP, don't you?
If I were to betray her, what would happen?

Therefore, I will definitely choose "ally".
Indeed, I really have no choice. Unless, of course, I wish to become a murderer.

[Music fades out]

Clover, you're going to have to go vote for us.


What does that mean?!

What, did I use big words?


Listen in (it's satisfying!): [English/Japanese]

VLR OST: [Consternation]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]


You and K are in the same position now.
I've only got 1 BP, just like Alice.

So long as Tenmyouji doesn't vote, Clover's only choice is to choose "ally".

Hmm. Admittedly, there is a chance she might kill me...

Are you saying you trust me with your life?

That's about the size of it.

You don't need to worry about Alice.
I'll keep a good eye on her, I promise. Now get moving!


You still don't trust me?

N-No... That's not it at all...
I trust you, I just...

Come on!


Take care of Alice.

She'll be fine.


Yes, we do.

Then let's go!

The sixth, which would have been Alice's, remained unopened.
K and Clover quickly entered the second and third from the right, and Luna and I headed toward our own...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

You're going to choose "ally", right?

Y-Yeah, why do you ask?

Of course we are.

You promise?




Cross your heart?

Cross my heart.

You're gonna be in a world of hurt if you double-cross me.

Don't sweat it. I'm a man of my word.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

999 OST: [Chill and Rigor]

Well, I don't have a choice, do I?
I promised. I said I'd choose "ally".

Yes, but... Phi has 6 BP.
If she betrays us...

Yeah, she'll have 9 points. I know.


What do you think we should do?

It's your decision, Sigma.
I'll be in the same position either way.


That means if we betray Phi and she chooses "ally"...

Then I would have 9 points.

You see?
In either case, I could end up with someone in my group reaching their goal.


Are you sure this is okay with you?




All right.

Ten seconds remain until Ambidex Game polling closes.

(What am I going to choose...?)

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

("Ally"... or "Betray"...)

Six... Five... Four...

(This is impossible!)

Three... Two... One...

We trust Phi... don't we?