Zero escape Virtue’s Last Reward

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I bought zero escape virtue’s last reward the other day. It’s for research. So if you see me playing my 3DS there’s a good chance I’m actually doing research.

For anyone who doesn’t known virtue’s last reward is a Japanese adventure puzzle game. Based around the prisoner’s dilemma.

I was told it’s similar to what I’ve been doing in honours so I needed to give it a play.

The game is made up of two parts. There’s the puzzle side where you are trapped in a room and you need to escape it which is a mini game towards the bigger game which is the ally or betray game (or AB game). The aim of the game is to get 9 points which you get during the ally or betray game. If you and your friend both vote for ally then you each get 2 points, however if one goes ally and the other goes betray, the betrayer gets 3 points while the ally looses 2. And if both people betray then no one gets any points.

I haven’t gotten very far, but my plan of action is to ally until someone betrays me, or ally until it’s almost game over and then backstab everyone.

I’m only up to the 3rd puzzle but I can see the similarities. But I believe I’ll be able to learn from virtue’s last reward and be able to make my game different enough so it doesn’t seem like a copy.