The Let's Play Archive

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

by Fedule

Part 98: NGAE: ~/cyan/betray/red/betray sigma\$ cd ../ally && chmod u+rwx *

To what I'm sure is everyone's great surprise, going back to stop Phi from taking her pre-emptive revenge was the runaway winner in the poll, getting the nod from 54% of 232 respondents.

VLR OST: [Portentousness]

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Are you sure that was okay?

Yeah, of course.
Phi did too.

You sound pretty sure of yourself...

Oh, it's not confidence. I already know.


Uh, let's just go have a look, shall we?
We'll know pretty quick whether I knew anything or not.

Okay. Let's go.

But we already know how this goes...

VLR OST: [Desperation]

You chose "ally" before!

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

I see... So you remember it too?
The... other round two.


You... you know?
You remember how I chose "betray" last time in round two?

Yeah, of course.
Why do you think I chose "betray" this time?

Don't you remember what I said?
That I'd make sure you pay?

Y-Yeah... I do remember that...


What the hell was I thinking?!
That was conspiracy theory shit!
Even if there was some sort of alternate timeline or universe or whatever, there was no way I could know what had happened in it! No way I could know... At least I didn't think there was any way I could know...

But if I could... then how?

I remembered Phi choosing "ally", then scowling at me when I broke my promise and swearing revenge...

I won't forget this.
I'll make sure you pay, even if it's the last thing I do.

Why did I know that?
Perhaps more importantly, why did Phi remember it?
What the hell did any of this mean?


It had happened before, hadn't it?
During round one of the AB Game, when I was playing against Alice. I'd seen... something.

Suddenly I realized that I wasn't alone. I looked up to see Luna, Clover and K.
They all began to speak at once.

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Why did you choose "betray", Phi?

Yeah. You're the only one who didn't vote "ally".


Then all of this happens exactly as before. Phi jumps away and prepares to open the number nine door...

Not even Jupiter can find a lost opportunity!

Are you sure this is how you want it to end?!
What about the Nonary Game? Zero? The bombs?
We still don't know the truth about any of it!
If you leave now, we never will!
Is that really what you want?!






999 OST: [Imaginary]

Look, I'm sorry. About betraying you...
I'm honestly not sure why I did it...

Listen in: [English/Japanese]

Forget about it.
This time you chose "ally" and I chose "betray".
I think we're even.

When did you betray her?

Are you talking about round one?

No. We aren't talking about round one, we're--

Just drop it. There's no point.
I doubt they'd understand even if you did tell them.

Yeah... You're right.




Well, at least it seems Phi has decided to remain.

You've really changed your mind?

Like he said, I can't leave until we've figured out what's going on.

The AB Game will continue until someone opens the number nine door.
If someone reaches 9 BP and doesn't open the door, the game will keep going.

Please don't scare us like that again...