History VisualNovel / VirtuesLastReward

15th Mar '17 3:57:31 PM TaylorHyuuga
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** [[spoiler:Old Akane]] tells Sigma in the GoldenEnding that [[TomatoInTheMirror he's]] [[spoiler:Zero, the mastermind of this Nonary Game]]. This is followed by a WhamShot in which [[spoiler:Sigma sees his face: that of the old man he saw in a hologram who said was Zero]].

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** [[spoiler:Old Akane]] tells Sigma in ---> [[spoiler:'''Akane''': (to Sigma) Zero, the GoldenEnding that mastermind of the AB Project... [[TomatoInTheMirror he's]] [[spoiler:Zero, the mastermind of this Nonary Game]]. This is followed by a WhamShot in which [[spoiler:Sigma sees his face: that of the old man he saw in a hologram who said was Zero]].Is you.]]]]
15th Mar '17 3:36:57 PM Gosicrystal
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The game opens in 2028 and involves issues of [[spoiler:nuclear and biological warfare]] that feature heavily in 21st-century fiction.



* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In Alice's route, you have to choose whether to give Quark or Alice your ''one dose'' of Radical-6 cure, Axelavir, before they kill themselves. Unless you've found the replicator in the Laboratory, in which case Sigma can TakeAThirdOption and save them both.]]
** There's also the choice of [[spoiler:who to give the Neostigmine injection to in K's ending - K, or Phi? Made HarsherInHindsight with Zero Time Dilemma]].
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:In Sigma, Alice, and Phi's routes, Akane is the one in K's masculine looking armor.]]

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* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In SadisticChoice:
** In
Alice's route, you have to choose whether to give [[spoiler:give Quark or Alice your ''one dose'' of Radical-6 cure, Axelavir, before they kill themselves. themselves]]. Unless you've [[spoiler:you've found the replicator in the Laboratory, Laboratory]], in which case Sigma can TakeAThirdOption and save them both.]]
both.
** There's also the The choice of [[spoiler:who to give the Neostigmine injection to to]] in K's ending - K, [[spoiler:K, or Phi? Made HarsherInHindsight with Zero Time Dilemma]].
Phi]]?
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:In In Sigma, Alice, and Phi's routes, Akane [[spoiler:Akane is the one in K's masculine looking armor.]]masculine-looking armor]].



* SchrodingersGun: Used and discussed. [[spoiler:A few characters inexplicably change their cooperate/betray decisions depending on what the player chooses at the same time. After a while, ''Sigma starts to notice this'' as you replay sections. This is eventually used to open a scenario lock, as seeing the Game Over where you betray Phi and she cooperates is what's needed to stop her from leaving in the alternate choice where you cooperate and she betrays you.]]
** [[spoiler:Sigma himself is subjected to the Schrodinger's Cat effect: he is forced to remove his memory of his past in order to make dramatic changes to his future.]]

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* SchrodingersGun: SchrodingersGun:
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Used and discussed. [[spoiler:A few characters inexplicably change their cooperate/betray decisions depending on what the player chooses at the same time. After a while, ''Sigma starts to notice this'' as you replay sections. This is eventually used to open a scenario lock, as seeing the Game Over where you betray Phi and she cooperates is what's needed to stop her from leaving in the alternate choice where you cooperate and she betrays you.]]
** [[spoiler:Sigma himself himself]] is subjected to the Schrodinger's Cat effect: he is forced to remove [[spoiler:remove his memory of his past in order to make dramatic changes to his future.]]future]].



* {{Seers}}: [[spoiler:Sigma, and Phi to a lesser degree, thanks to their MentalTimeTravel abilities.]]

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* {{Seers}}: [[spoiler:Sigma, and Phi to a lesser degree, degree,]] thanks to their MentalTimeTravel abilities.]]



* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The game ends with Akane asking ''you'' to help Sigma and Phi finally prevent the incident at the "trap filled" Nevada Mars Test Site that caused the Radical-6 virus outbreak.]]

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The The game ends with Akane [[spoiler:Akane asking ''you'' to help Sigma and Phi finally prevent the incident at the "trap filled" "trap-filled" Nevada Mars Test Site that caused the Radical-6 virus outbreak.]]outbreak]]. Indeed, this is the gist of the {{Interquel}}, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma''.



* ShipSinking: This game shows [[spoiler:in the timeline Sigma and Phi failed to stop the Radical-6 outbreak, Junpei and Akane]] never end up together.
** WordOfGod has explicitly stated that Sigma and Phi will never be in a romantic relationship. [[VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma The sequel]] reveals why this is.

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* ShipSinking: This game shows [[spoiler:in in the timeline Sigma where [[spoiler:Sigma and Phi failed to stop the Radical-6 outbreak, Junpei outbreak]] that [[spoiler:Junpei and Akane]] never end up together.
** WordOfGod has explicitly stated that Sigma and Phi will never be in a romantic relationship. [[VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma The sequel]] reveals why this is.
together.



* ShoutOut

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* ShoutOutShoutOut:



** Also in the laboratory, Dio will refer to a dead frog as an "ex-frog", much like how John Cleese referred to a certain [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "parrot"]].

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** Also in In the laboratory, Dio will refer to a dead frog as an "ex-frog", much like how John Cleese referred to a certain [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "parrot"]].



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The game opens in 2028 and involves issues of [[spoiler:nuclear and biological warfare]] that feature heavily in 21st-century fiction.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Akane could easily be seen as one. Even [[WordOfGod Ushikochi]] sometimes talk about her in this manner. She is the explicit mastermind behind every event featured thus far in the playable series, cares very little about casually ruining lives, as well as taking them, when it suits her purposes. She even flat out admits that the people and methods involved in her games matter very little to her and could be achieved in different matters, implying if she cared enough.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Akane [[spoiler:Akane]] could easily be seen as one. Even [[WordOfGod Ushikochi]] sometimes talk talks about her in this manner. She is the explicit mastermind behind every event featured thus far in the playable series, cares very little about casually ruining lives, as well as taking them, when it suits her purposes. She even flat out admits that the people and methods involved in her games matter very little to her and could be achieved in different matters, implying if she cared enough.]]



---> [[spoiler:'''Akane''': (to Sigma) Zero, the mastermind of the AB Project... [[TomatoInTheMirror Is you.]]]]

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---> [[spoiler:'''Akane''': (to Sigma) Zero, ** [[spoiler:Old Akane]] tells Sigma in the mastermind of the AB Project... GoldenEnding that [[TomatoInTheMirror Is you.]]]]he's]] [[spoiler:Zero, the mastermind of this Nonary Game]]. This is followed by a WhamShot in which [[spoiler:Sigma sees his face: that of the old man he saw in a hologram who said was Zero]].



---> '''Luna''': [[spoiler: Quark has an...infection. A viral infection. He's been infected with a virus called [[TheVirus Radical-6]].]]

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---> '''Luna''': [[spoiler: Quark '''Luna:''' [[spoiler:Quark has an...an... infection. A viral infection. He's been infected with a virus called [[TheVirus Radical-6]].]]



---> '''Sigma''': [[spoiler:You chose "betray" last time![[note]]For context, this is after you choose to ally with Alice in round 1, then go back to that decision and choose betray. There are also variants for the other way around, and for Tenmyouji, who does the same thing.[[/note]]]]
** More like Wham Dialogue, but:
---> '''Tenmyouji''': (after they see a circular shadow moving on the surface of the red moon) I meant what I said before: [[spoiler: That up there is the Moon's shadow.]]
---> '''Sigma''': What the hell are you saying?
---> '''Tenmyouji''': Think about it. If that's [[spoiler: the Moon's shadow]], then what's it falling on?
---> '''Phi''': [[spoiler: [[TheReveal That's... Earth?]]]]
** This one happens a few seconds later:
---> '''Tenmyouji''': [[spoiler: This isn't New Year's Eve in 2028. Today is January 27th.]]

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---> '''Sigma''': '''Sigma:''' [[spoiler:You chose "betray" last time![[note]]For context, this is after you choose to ally with Alice in round 1, then go back to that decision and choose betray. There are also variants for the other way around, and for Tenmyouji, who does the same thing.[[/note]]]]
** More like Wham Dialogue, but:
In the GoldenEnding, after the characters escape the facility and see the surroundings:
---> '''Tenmyouji''': (after '''Tenmyouji:''' ''(after they see a circular shadow moving on the surface of the red moon) moon)'' I meant what I said before: [[spoiler: That up there is the Moon's shadow.]]
---> '''Sigma''': '''Sigma:''' What the hell are you saying?
---> '''Tenmyouji''': '''Tenmyouji:''' Think about it. If that's [[spoiler: the Moon's shadow]], then what's it falling on?
---> '''Phi''': [[spoiler: [[TheReveal '''Phi:''' [[spoiler:[[TheReveal That's... Earth?]]]]
** This one happens a few seconds later:
Earth?]]]]

---> '''Tenmyouji''': [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This isn't New Year's Eve in 2028. Today is January 27th.]]



---> '''Alice''': Then just [[spoiler: what year]] is this?
---> '''Tenmyouji''': ...[[spoiler: It's '74. 2074.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: You can visit [[spoiler:the Gaulem Bay]] during a route where you went to another puzzle room instead and see that [[spoiler:G-OLM isn't there]]. There was no explanation for this in game. [[spoiler: [[WordOfGod Ushikochi]] states in the Q&A that he was inside the operation table, and most likely put there by Zero Jr/III.]]

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---> '''Alice''': Then just [[spoiler: what [[spoiler:what year]] is this?
---> '''Tenmyouji''': ...[[spoiler: It's '74. 2074.]]
[[spoiler:'74. 2074]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: You can visit [[spoiler:the Gaulem Bay]] during a route where you went to another puzzle room instead and see that [[spoiler:G-OLM isn't there]]. There was no explanation for this in game. [[spoiler: [[WordOfGod [[spoiler:[[WordOfGod Ushikochi]] states in the Q&A that he was inside the operation table, and most likely put there by Zero Jr/III.]]
15th Mar '17 3:15:31 PM Gosicrystal
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* DevelopersForesight: When you solve puzzles by just inputting the passwords without making most of the room, such as in the [[spoiler:Lounge when you're supposed to see the Red Moon, which prompts Phi to elaborate on how this happens, if you solve the room without making use of the globe, she'll suddenly just blurt out information about Lunar Eclipses just before exiting the room, making Sigma and Luna quite confused.]]



-->'''Sigma:''' [[IWillFindYou We'll meet again. Somewhere, somewhen.]] I guarantee it. [[spoiler:We can jump through parallel worlds!]] We can change history! You see?! This won't end here! I won't let it! This is just the beginning!

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-->'''Sigma:''' --->'''Sigma:''' [[IWillFindYou We'll meet again. Somewhere, somewhen.]] I guarantee it. [[spoiler:We can jump through parallel worlds!]] We can change history! You see?! This won't end here! I won't let it! This is just the beginning!



** [[spoiler:Sigma is also a 22 year old college kid's mind in a 67 year old man's body, which explains a lot about how other characters react to his perversions: As a college kid, it would be unsurprising. As an old man with wild hair and a prosthetic eye? It's downright creepy.]]

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** [[spoiler:Sigma is also a 22 year old college kid's mind in a 67 year old man's body, which explains a lot about how other characters react to his perversions: As a college kid, it would be unsurprising. As an old man with wild hair and a prosthetic eye? It's downright creepy.]]



** TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: The "memo" feature is called "Brain Memory." It allows you to store data, hand written onto the screen. One easily-overlooked "feature" of Brain Memory is that every time you jump, the information in there gets more and more distorted, and if you save information on the screen across enough jumps it may become unreadable. [[spoiler:This is because, although Sigma has photographic memory, he loses information when he jumps.]]

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** TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: The "memo" feature is called "Brain Memory." It allows you to store data, hand written onto the screen. One easily-overlooked "feature" of Brain Memory is that every time you jump, the information in there gets more and more distorted, and if you save information on the screen across enough jumps it may become unreadable. [[spoiler:This is because, although Sigma has photographic memory, he loses information when he jumps.]]



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: When you solve puzzles by just inputting the passwords without making most of the room, such as in the [[spoiler:Lounge when you're supposed to see the Red Moon, which prompts Phi to elaborate on how this happens, if you solve the room without making use of the globe, she'll suddenly just blurt out information about Lunar Eclipses just before exiting the room, making Sigma and Luna quite confused.]]
19th Feb '17 11:01:54 AM Lionrider
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*WhatTheHellPlayer: A few Bad Ends obtained through Betrayal will have Sigma sincerely confused by his own choice, since there was no logical or emotional reason to do so. During his introspection he mentions being overwhelmed by the desire to [[LastLousyPoint see what happened,]] [[HundredPercentCompletion purely for its own sake.]] He promptly berates himself for making such a [[YouBastard needlessly stupid and selfish decision.]]
10th Feb '17 6:47:37 AM TaylorHyuuga
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On Halloween of 2016, [[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/10/31/fight-for-survival-in-zero-escape-the-nonary-games-out-next-year-on-ps4-ps-vita/ a bundle with 999]] was confirmed for PS4, Vita, and Steam for release in 2017.

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On Halloween of 2016, [[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/10/31/fight-for-survival-in-zero-escape-the-nonary-games-out-next-year-on-ps4-ps-vita/ a bundle with 999]] was confirmed for PS4, Vita, and Steam for release in on March 24, 2017.
10th Feb '17 3:42:40 AM Reversinator
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** There's also the choice of [[spoiler:who to give the Neostigmine injection to in K's ending - K, or Phi? Made HarsherInHindsight with Zero Time Dilemma.

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** There's also the choice of [[spoiler:who to give the Neostigmine injection to in K's ending - K, or Phi? Made HarsherInHindsight with Zero Time Dilemma.Dilemma]].
7th Feb '17 1:26:56 PM rjd1922
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On Halloween of 2016,[[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/10/31/fight-for-survival-in-zero-escape-the-nonary-games-out-next-year-on-ps4-ps-vita/ a bundle with 999]] was confirmed for PS4, Vita, and Steam for release in 2017.

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On Halloween of 2016,[[http://blog.2016, [[http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/10/31/fight-for-survival-in-zero-escape-the-nonary-games-out-next-year-on-ps4-ps-vita/ a bundle with 999]] was confirmed for PS4, Vita, and Steam for release in 2017.
4th Feb '17 1:38:46 PM morenohijazo
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* PrisonersDilemma: This is the basis behind the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition, and Phi spends about 3 minutes explaining the concept to Sigma. The object is to escape the facility with 9 Bracelet Points, and the only way to get BP is to vote at the end of each round either for or against the people whom you cleared the round with. If both sides vote "ally," then both gain 2 BP; if one side votes "betray" while the other votes "ally," then the betraying side gains 3 BP and the betrayed loses 2. If both decide to betray, then neither will gain any BP for that round (which becomes a problem since the door to escape can only open once, meaning someone who played smarter could reach 9 BP before you do). Voting is non-optional, with the punishment being death by lethal injection via the point-counting bracelets worn by the players (which also happens to be the punishment for dropping to 0 BP). Funnily enough, after finishing her explanation, Sigma concludes that they should vote to ally, and Phi instead insists on betraying Luna.

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* PrisonersDilemma: This is the basis behind the Nonary Game: Ambidex Edition, and Phi spends about 3 minutes explaining the concept to Sigma. The object is to escape the facility with 9 Bracelet Points, and the only way to get BP is to vote at the end of each round either for or against the people whom you cleared the round with. If both sides vote "ally," then both gain 2 BP; if one side votes "betray" while the other votes "ally," then the betraying side gains 3 BP and the betrayed loses 2. If both decide to betray, then neither will gain any BP for that round (which becomes a problem since the door to escape can only open once, meaning someone who played smarter could reach 9 BP before you do). Voting is non-optional, with Failing to vote causes the punishment being system to automatically vote "ally" on your behalf, which would seem to be an easy solution -- but ''both'' sides failing to vote results in death by lethal injection via the point-counting bracelets worn by the players (which also happens to be the punishment for dropping to 0 BP). Funnily enough, after finishing her explanation, Sigma concludes that they should vote to ally, and Phi instead insists on betraying Luna.Luna.
* PsychicPowers: They exist, and their users are called Espers. Their powers work by interfacing with the Morphogenetic field, a form of 4th dimension.
** Clover [[spoiler:and Temnyouji]] has Telepathy through a [[PsychicLink mental link]], Phi and [[spoiler:Sigma]] [[SaveScumming can jump between parallel timelines]], and [[spoiler:Akane has foresight.]]



* PsychicPowers: They exist, and their users are called Espers. Their powers work by interfacing with the Morphogenetic field, a form of 4th dimension.
** Clover [[spoiler:and Temnyouji]] has Telepathy through a [[PsychicLink mental link]], Phi and [[spoiler:Sigma]] [[SaveScumming can jump between parallel timelines]], and [[spoiler:Akane has foresight.]]
26th Jan '17 9:12:31 PM timotaka
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* MortonsFork: At several voting points Phi will explain to Sigma at length how voting "Betray" is the logical choice. If you do vote that, she will right afterwards decry you as a heartless selfish monster and use ExactWords to weasel out of her own responsibility, claiming that even though she said it is the ''logical'' thing to do doesn't mean she was advocating it as the ''correct'' option. But if you vote "Ally" at that same point instead, Phi will then chastise you for taking a foolish risk and putting your trust into people you barely know. Even if your opponent also votes "Ally", she will dismiss that as your stupid decision just happening to provide a positive outcome by pure chance.
13th Jan '17 8:32:45 AM Larkmarn
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*** It's also similar to [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Yoko Littner's outfit]].
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