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    Maria Mancera's GameLog for Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (PC)

    Thursday 18 January, 2018

    For my last game log I decided to follow Q's team more. I decided to follow Q's team more because I found their character development to be more interesting. I also found that the characters in the other teams were kind of bland. They have a few things that are interesting about the, but overall their attitudes and the way that they carry themselves is kind of boring.

    This time around was somewhat confusing for me, I had so many scenes that were available to me that I didnít really know how the flow of time worked. I spent a few minutes trying to piece together what was supposed to be played after the votes, but I ended up just playing one of the scenes. I started out in a kind of gas chamber, which I think they called a contamination room. There is a yellow button by the door that Q almost pushes, but was stopped by Mira and Erick. Then Zero gives the rules to the new game, all the teams are given the option to kill each other again. If one of the teams decide to push the yellow button and set themselves free, it will kill the rest of the teams by sending fatal gas to their chambers. You then as a player are given the choice to kill the others or not push the button and chance it. I chose not to kill the other teams because my morals kind of prevent myself from wanting to kill the other teams. Zero comes back after your decision and tells you that the gas doesnít go off automatically and that you will have to see if you made it or not when you wake up.

    I moved on to another scene after that and find that my team seemed to have survived and that none of the teams decided to push the button. Q's team seems to have woken up in what looks like a biology lab, you are tasked to find a way out. This is where the actual puzzle game play starts, I have to actually look around the room and look for clues. I really enjoyed this part of the game, I think it took me around 45 minutes actually figure out how all the things in the room work together in getting me a way out. Along the way I found a few notes. Some of the notes talk about a virus that has been going around that is highly contagious and is fatal. While trying to find a way out, all of Q's team is pricked which may or may not have been the virus. When you fully complete the puzzle, you find 3 viles. Then ques Zero, he tells you about another murder and how life is unfair. He talks about the radical 6 virus (that is inside the viles) which is a virus that gives you the urge to commit suicide, when you have contracted the virus the chances of you living is 75%. He also tells you that when the 2 viruses are mixed together they cancel out and there is no effect on the body. You are then given the choice of injecting yourself with the radical 6 or not. I chose to inject because the chances of surviving are higher than if you donít. You are then taken back to the bar and everything seems to be fine. You are told about Eric's dark past about his mother's passing and how his father abused him, and the it got strange. Mira starts laughing at Eric's story, then she walks over to Eric and kills him. Q is obviously frightened and confused, Mira pretty much was the least violent person in the group and she just killed Eric (whom she seemed to have liked). Then Mira Kills Q. I found it kind of ironic that when I chose the path that would have a higher chance of survival, almost the entire team dies for no reason. It made me pretty sad to see my favorite team die, and I donít think that this is the end of it either. It's almost like I am still trying to stop the inevitable, and its biting me in the butt. Maybe they all are supposed to die anyway, and there is no way to stop it.

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    This is really interesting Maria. Most games follow the idea that there is a winner and a loser, and the player is lead to believe that they can win. This brings up the question, does the playerís decisions matter if this a result? Can a player be ethical if losing certain teams and teammates are inevitable?

    Wednesday 24 January, 2018 by zhardy
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