Zero Escape Series

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  1. JBThazard

    JBThazard Jazzgasm

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    Wait. Really? Okay then.


    I searched again and again and again on this site for a thread about Zero Escape, 999/Virtue's Last Reward, and didn't find any, so I guess I'll just start the thread here and now? Hopefully I'm not the only one who got to save my waifu by teaching her mad sudoku tricks. These are some of my all time favorite games when it comes to plot, so let's get this rolling.


    Also, this in like 11 hours: http://4infinity.co/
     
  2. Number 13

    Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

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    Oh a possible sequel? Thought this was dead in the water after bad sales.
     
  3. JBThazard

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  4. chillbean

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    Cool, i've been recommended this game by a tonne of places, and it seems like a good fit since i'm a fan of Ace Attorney and Dangan Ronpa. I guess this might as well be a good enough reason to get into the series
     
  5. Number 13

    Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

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    Oh nice to see it happen. I'll get it for my Vita when it drops. Hopefully the sales are better this time with all the demands for a sequel. Wonder if this will come out before DR3.
     
  6. SanoBaron

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    I'm still in the process of getting the endings in the first game.

    I got to one of the endings in the sequel where you need to put in the password but I couldn't get it.
     
  7. Jutsei

    Jutsei Unwavering Hype

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    Been meaning to get into it, just got no idea when to start.
    I'll get 999 no problem, but after that do I get the sequel for Vita or 3DS?
     
  8. JBThazard

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    Apparently it's been confirmed that Vol 3 will be the final piece in this trilogy, but who knows if it sells.
    Was it...the path on the left or on the right?

    I played it on 3DS and to my knowledge, that one is considered the better version, but I doubt it really matters. Get it on whatever platform you prefer.
     
  9. Jutsei

    Jutsei Unwavering Hype

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    Really? Because I've heard conflicting reports that the PS Vita version is better and I could get either
     
  10. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    get the Vita because you can have 3 save slots and NO CRIPPLING SAVE BUGS!

    left.
     
  11. Number 13

    Number 13 Training. Off-Topic Mod

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    Now I have the drive to play the games again and I was just trying to get through Ar Nosurge + too
    This. I would wait for a PSN sale though since the game has sales often.
     
  12. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    So here's some Zero Escape related news

    There's going to be a promotional event going down in LA starting April 15th called "Real Zero Escape: Trust on Trial". It's an hour and a half, 9 person room escape event. Tickets are already on sale so you can check those out here. http://realescapegame.com/zero_la/

    We also have a screenshot of the cast from the most recent Famitsu magazine.
    [​IMG]
    From left to right:
    Akane, Carlos, Junpei, Eric, Q, Mila, Phi, Diana, and Sigma. The plague doctor is speculated to be Zero.

    I'm really digging some of the new style although Akane has the most jarring transition from the previous one. And while they did go for a more grounded aesthetic for everyone it's nice to see a kid in a weird sphere helmet. It wouldn't be a zero escape game without someone looking out of place.
     
  13. Jutsei

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    I want that Plague Doctor dude and the Little Girl with the mask to team up and solve crime
     
  14. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    They have also been putting up character portraits on the Aksys twitter. Here's a compilation of all the released ones except for the masked girl.
    [​IMG]
    Show Spoiler
    Me Gusta Mila
     
  15. Ruin

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    i hope Liam's the killer
     
  16. chillbean

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    I meant to ask here earlier whether I should get myself Fire Emblem Awakening or Virtue's Last Reward for my 3DS, but forgot and ordered FEA earlier.

    I'd heard really good things about 999 for ages and decided to play it a few months ago. Unfortunately i decided to play the ipod version.

    Don't do it lol.

    No puzzles, slow text. It became a chore to finish off, and as i understand it parts of the story were also glossed over. Its put me off playing VLR slightly, and I've also been slightly spoiled on the story of VLR (apparently). Here's what I know:

    Show Spoiler
    Junpei is the old man
    They're on Mars?
    People can swap bodies??
    There's a robot girl


    Is it worth me sticking with the series? Zero Time Dilemma looks pretty good. Did I make the right choice choosing Fire Emblem?
     
  17. Ruin

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    if you didn't like 999, you won't like VLR
     
  18. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    The Vita version is better. The 3DS version has crippling save bugs. And one save file


    Play the real version of 999 on the DS.
     
  19. Ruin

    Ruin Hopes & Dreams

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    or treat yourself to a game that isn't about masturbatory pseudoscience why don't you
     
  20. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    I mean, considering VLR is one of the few times where masturbatory pseudoscience is done well, its a good recommendation.

    I mean, it could have gone the route of Gantz but didn't.
     
  21. Ruin

    Ruin Hopes & Dreams

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    well it's certainly not hard to be better than gantz

    I've had chinese takeout written better than gantz
     
  22. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    I've been pussyfooting around picking up VLR for my PSTV for the last couple of days and I'm almost finished with my 100% run of 999. Someone convince me to spend $26 and to stop being cheap.
     
  23. Ruin

    Ruin Hopes & Dreams

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    spend 26 dollars to stock yo fridge a little, fam
     
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  24. SanoBaron

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    there's a bunch of different endings and I paid full price for it and even then I would have paid more for it.

    also, there's a blonde guy named Dio.
     
  25. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    Grocery shopping it is, thanks.
    I kind of know a fair bit of the plot for VLR through some streams I followed with a LPer called SuperGreatFriend. He's the reason I got into the Zero Escape series. What I remember because it's been a few years (and I wasn't there for every stream and stopped after a while so I could remain unspoiled of the true ending.)
    Show Spoiler

    Clover is back.
    Dio is part of some doomsday cult and he's not to be trusted because he's blond and named Dio for christ's sake.
    Our memory of other routes persists and at one point Phi betrays us citing us betraying her despite none of the runs we did having us betraying her.

    That's about it. I'll probably get it next week.
     
  26. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    well, you never got to the best part.
    which involves K and why he's my favorite Zero Escape character forever.
     
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  27. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    I am curious to figure out what his deal is.

    And with ZTD coming out in a few months I'm happy that I'll be able to get to one of these games fresh for a change.
     
  28. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    it's not even a story deal. there's a thing you can do in a room and it makes K my favorite character.
     
  29. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    As I resume my goal to 100% 999 just get the best Bad Ending I've ever gotten in a game.
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    So I was initially stuck after getting the Coffin, Safe, and submarine endings. I have resisted using guides except in the kitchen for the hexadecimal puzzle (my cs degree weeps at how long that took me). But after getting the submarine ending 3 times and currently concluding that door 2 is a guarenteed death flag I couldn't figure out what combinations of rooms will give me a clear. So I gave the IGN guide a quick peruse since it has no spoilers and figured out that once you get the coffin ending with the "to be continued" you need to repeat a route to get the true ending. I had written this down as Doors 4 -> 7 -> 1 and I did this just now. But boy was I surprised when Junpei was too stupid to realize that Clover had smuggled the axe out of the captains quarters. I already knew she was going to kill everyone in one of the endings but for the life of me I thought I had solved the route when suddenly the death flag reared it's ugly head.

    Anyways. After Junpei is mindbroken at the realization that Clover just murdered June, Seven, and Santa he takes Clover's hand only to have his arm cut off in the process (I'm assuming she just cuts off his hand). The whole scene was really dark and I love it. But now I'm back to my notes crossing off another permutation of room combinations.

    Speaking of which. I just looked at my notes and realized that this was a new route I took. I need to take 4 -> 7 -> 1 in order to give clover the bookmark again. Which I assume plays a part in keeping her sane. Probably going to hit this tomorrow after work but man did this reignite my desire to finish this game. Who says bad ending ruin things.
     
  30. Ruin

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    axe ending is the best worst ending
    I love it and all its terribleness
     
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  31. Maddie

    Maddie A temporary truce Off-Topic Mod

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    so excited for the Q team, they look wonderful!
     
  32. SanoBaron

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    imagine using a guide and discovering that when instead of one ending you get another.

    I was trying to get the coffin ending when I somehow made a wrong decision at the start and got the axe ending instead.

    kinda added to the axe ending's shock when ya think about it.
     
  33. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    Kind of frustrated with 999 now
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    Am I crazy or does Door 1 become a permanent bad end door after you get both the coffin and axe ending? I've been through this door three times and now all I can do is die afterwards. First time was my first time through the game and I had given Clover the Bookmark only to wind up with the coffin ending. That route was 4 -> 7(Give bookmark) -> 1.

    now I've done 4 -> 8 -> 1 and 4 -> 7(no Bookmark) -> 1 AND 4 -> 7(Give bookmark) -> 1

    and all of those give me a game over. What happened? I'm doing another permutation this time with door 5 as teh start to see if I can trigger a new flag. But I'm certain from my notes that any route ending in door 2 leads to the submarine and Door 6 leads to the safe ending which is what I'm trying to avoid. I need door 1 to work but now the game seems to have changed somehow.
     
  34. PaperBag_Sniper

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    One more ending down.
    Show Spoiler
    Got shanked. But I cleaned up my route maps and I have only 2 more permutations to go.
     
  35. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    Holy crap that ending was a ride. There's a lot I want to unpack from this but for now I'll just say that I got burnt out on 999 weeks ago because of issues with a single event flag locking me out of the true ending that is obvious now, but while I was trying to brute force it I wound up skipping it the few times I needed it.
    Show Spoiler
    It's the ice-9 conversation in the freezer

    But anyways, I've finally made it through 999 and the ending made up for all the bad blood the game had accrued over the couple of months I've been pecking away at this. The twist was amazing and the writing was a lot better than I expected going off the previous sections of the game. It hit all the right notes and left me excited to be able to hop right into the sequel.
     
  36. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    just make sure to play the Vita version of the sequel.
     
  37. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    Picked up a copy after I got off work. Going to be playing off my PSTV.
     

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  38. PaperBag_Sniper

    PaperBag_Sniper Come with me if you want to live

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    I didn't think it was possible for any one character in the series to have cornier jokes than Junpei. Then I met Phi...
    On the plus side Sigma says what I'm thinking so it all balances out.
     
  39. Ruin

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    at least junpei's jokes were usually in his head

    his ladder routine is legendary
     
  40. SanoBaron

    SanoBaron Delicious chewable Hubba-Bella

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    did you get to the best scene with K?
     

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