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Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Discussion (Nintendo 3DS) [game]
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The trilogy of the most popular dark visual novel / whatever you want to call it series in the West is now complete! Until a 4th game comes along.

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Posted: 07/04/15, 01:06:01  - Edited by 
 on: 07/07/16, 22:14:17
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Well, when a series starts on a system, it should continue on that system as long as it's possible -- no matter how modest the profits. That's what companies always do for Nintend--- ...... *shakes head*
Posted: 07/10/15, 03:16:10
But the series didn't even start on the Vita! It's crazyyyyyyy.
Posted: 07/10/15, 05:25:55
Been avoiding this thread since I was playing through Virtue's Last Reward. Just beat it!

Like others have said, the ending definitely lacked the ooph of 999's. I really loved that VLR touched on pretty much every sci-fi thing that I enjoy reading about, but the fact that it ends on a cliffhanger makes the story as a whole feel less special. Like, jumping through all the branches to uncover the story was awesome, and then you get to the end and it kinda deflates all of the impact from that... but then it sets you up for another huge thing!

...and then it ends. But knowing that a third game is on the way made that feel not quite as bad to me. Still, I gotta give props to 999 for having the better ending sequence.

Bring on Zero Escape 3.
Posted: 07/18/15, 10:05:13

Yea, that's why getting ZE3 was/is such a big deal. =)
Posted: 07/20/15, 18:06:26
Small announcement.

The official name is "Zero Time Dilemma".
Release Summer 2016.

Also this teaser pic.

Hmm, I hope the in-game art remains more anime style and not this weird mix between realistic and anime.

I read a comment somewhere earlier than in Europe it will be digital-only, while North America will have retail and digital options, but not sure if that is true.
Posted: 10/31/15, 03:32:11  - Edited by 
 on: 10/31/15, 03:37:53
Well that doesn't look like a chair I'd want to sit in.

I also prefer the anime style, but, it could be Zero Escape's Woolly World for all I care, I'd still be psyched!

Also, better be retail in NA or else I'll.... be much less psyched. But they'll still get my money.
Posted: 10/31/15, 08:03:38  - Edited by 
 on: 10/31/15, 08:03:53
It's weird though if you look at the girl she looks a little more anime style than the boy does. I dunno.
Posted: 10/31/15, 08:18:39
I'm excited! I can hardly wait for a trailer.


I see that, too. The woman looks more similar to Kinu Nishimura's character illustrations from 999 and Virtue's Last Reward than the guy does. It's possible that she drew this, but it's hard to say.
Posted: 11/01/15, 01:55:41
That artwork is a pretty wild departure from what the first two games featured. Though considering how uh, "dark" these stories have been, I don't necessarily mind it. My "knee-jerk" reaction is; I prefer the anime style from previous titles. However, if the tone and story arc of this latest (and maybe last?) game skew differently than the others before it, I may end up liking it after all.

If nothing else, the piece here is pretty detailed and interesting to look at. I wonder what that emblem is on his shirt? And if he has a "lethal bracelet" or not. You can see the female has one on her left wrist. But because of his restraints, I can't tell if he has one as well. If he doesn't, maybe that's why he's in this "chair?"
Posted: 11/09/15, 21:02:08

Also I just noticed her necklace... a blue bird trapped in a cage
Posted: 11/09/15, 21:55:05
@Mop it up

It means to escape from Zero.

Something we've been trying and failing to do for years I might add.

EDIT: I was going to add some sort of tentacle monster with Andrew's face crudely pasted over the top, but I realised googling 'tentacle monster' from work might be an incredibly bad plan.
Posted: 11/09/15, 23:01:09  - Edited by 
 on: 11/09/15, 23:02:22
So, this game is out now. I bought the physical copy, as I have done for the previous two entries. Gonna start it tonight.

I wanted to make a Discussion Thread about the game, but....I felt it would be more appropriate for @Zero to do it. I mean...it's ZERO Time Dilemma. And while I know his namesake is in reference to the Maverick Hunter, I feel his name as the originator of this game's discussion thread would just....feel "right."

So uh, *hint, hint* Zero.
Posted: 06/29/16, 23:39:40
Has anyone started playing it yet? I have a question about something that happens early on and reveals how the "game" works. Mainly how everyone is given a shot that erases their memories every 90 minutes but if it does so, how do they recall they were given a shot to erase their memories? Is it somehow just very selective with what memory it erases?
Posted: 06/29/16, 23:57:55
How is dis?

Currently I'm in the middle of VLR so I can't start this yet, but I'm enjoying VLR a lot.
Posted: 06/30/16, 00:27:05

Wait it's out?! I had no idea it was so close to completion!!! I clearly didn't pay any attention to Zero's release info up there.

And here I am on my commute playing my daily Pokémon Picross like a sucker.

Will grab tonight!

EDIT: Also if you squint, the title is 'Zero Tim Dilemma'.

What that may mean is anyone's guess.
Posted: 06/30/16, 00:32:52  - Edited by 
 on: 06/30/16, 00:34:01
I preordered this a looooooong time ago in order to snag the bonus watch.
It turns out the watch is delayed but Amazon is sending me the game sometime this week.

I'm pretty excited!
Posted: 06/30/16, 00:34:44

You ordered it on Amazon.com? They never had the watch on Amazon.ca.
Posted: 06/30/16, 00:46:58
@Shadowlink If you rearrange all of the letters and add proper punctuation we get this...

Die male (m) Zero - Tim

Why are you so sexist and also want me to die?!
Posted: 06/30/16, 01:25:43  - Edited by 
 on: 06/30/16, 01:29:04
Yeah, I got screwed out of the bonus watch for VLR so I bit the bullet and dot-commed this one.
Posted: 06/30/16, 01:36:21
I bought the game on Steam. Other than a little of the second one, I haven't played any of the other 2. Since a 999 port has been confirmed, and a port of VLR seems super likely, I'll probably wait for the others to hit Steam before I end up playing it.
Posted: 06/30/16, 01:42:59
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