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Zero Time Dilemma (Zero Escape 3) review thread

It’s part of the weekly update, I think those happen worldwide on Tuesdays and EU PSN is more reliable with when the store get’s updated than US PSN. Not sure about the exact time though.

From what I've seen, blog.eu.playstation.com always writes about the update on Tuesday lunchtime. So I think that we europeans can expect the game around that time. I guess...
 

Bogeypop

Member
I'm at least an hour in.

Animations are really awkward and Akane's hair is kinda buggy. It was kinda going all over when she was bending.

Reminds me in VLR when Tenmyouji would occasionally have an exaggerated underbite for 4 seconds when he'd smile before the model corrected itself.
 

Joey Ravn

Banned
I'm still not very sure how to use the new progression system. Slight spoilers for the first section of the flow chart:

I finished the first set of three branches. That is another can of worms altogether, since I got the same result in two of them and nothing on the third, which was completely unexpected! But that's besides the point.
Now I'm facing several different "screenshots" for each group. They correspond to different points in the flow chart, as far as I can tell. How should I select them? Just pick one and go? I played through the first option for team C and it resulted in a locked branch and a game over... although the branch clearly goes beyond that scene! Should I pick different scenes or should I stick to one group at the time? How are you guys playing, those of you who already have the game?
I'm loving the game so far, but I don't know why they didn't leave the regular progression system of picking a point in the flow chart and going through the game starting there :(
 

mStudios

Member
I'm still not very sure how to use the new progression system. Slight spoilers for the first section of the flow chart:

I finished the first set of three branches. That is another can of worms altogether, since I got the same result in two of them and nothing on the third, which was completely unexpected! But that's besides the point.
Now I'm facing several different "screenshots" for each group. They correspond to different points in the flow chart, as far as I can tell. How should I select them? Just pick one and go? I played through the first option for team C and it resulted in a locked branch and a game over... although the branch clearly goes beyond that scene! Should I pick different scenes or should I stick to one group at the time? How are you guys playing, those of you who already have the game?
I'm loving the game so far, but I don't know why they didn't leave the regular progression system of picking a point in the flow chart and going through the game starting there :(

Trust me, it'll all make sense...
 
Okay, played ZTD for 9 hours just fine, and suddenly my Vita crashed twice.... Thankfully I just saved and my save isn't fucked.

What can I do? Rebuild database? It runs fine now though.
 
Ugh waited so long for this game. Played it for one day and woke up to find my 3ds dead. Things were starting to get so good.
Goddammit, why does the pc version have to come out two days later. Only 3 more days :(
 

Corpekata

Banned
Ugh waited so long for this game. Played it for one day and woke up to find my 3ds dead. Things were starting to get so good.
Goddammit, why does the pc version have to come out two days later. Only 3 more days :(

It comes out like a day later, technically. It's releasing at midnight Japan time so it's technically the 29th for most PC players I imagine. Should be like 10 AM PST roughly (aka around when Steam normally updates).
 
Just tried to cancel my preorder to see if it was shipping or not and it is!!! Maybe it will get here tomorrow after all....Amazon this will test my faith in you for sure.
 

ULTROS!

People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks.
I know you guys love Zero Escape but this game has one of the worst and most awkwardly animated 3D characters ever. There are even characters who make awkward poses like in one segment (title/char spoiler, so nothing biggie)
Execution: Q, Eric does a walk standstill pose which was awkward as hell lol
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I know you guys love Zero Escape but this game has one of the worst and most awkwardly animated 3D characters ever. There are even characters who make awkward poses like in one segment (title/char spoiler, so nothing biggie)
Execution: Q, Eric does a walk standstill pose which was awkward as hell lol
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I actually think that was a humor/Intentional thing...
 

Mohasus

Member
I feel really dumb playing this game, I didn't have difficulties finishing 999 or VLR, but I got stuck twice already and I have no idea what I should do (I could try another fragment, but nah, I'm stubborn).

Early game question (C-team):
Is the infirmary supposed to be this hard? I found the luminol, stethoscope, bar code reader and syringe, but it doesn't seem like I can do anything else.
 
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Deleted member 518609

Unconfirmed Member
I feel really dumb playing this game, I didn't have difficulties finishing 999 or VLR, but I got stuck twice already and I have no idea what I should do (I could try another fragment, but nah, I'm stubborn).

Early game question (C-team):
Is the infirmary supposed to be this hard? I found the luminol, stethoscope, bar code reader and syringe, but it doesn't seem like I can do anything else.

Use the luminol on the bottom half of the lockers.
 
bahhh
going to get this physical from na...
i'm not butchering my physical collection of the serie with a digital only vita edition..
#thanksForNothing
 

//ARCANUM

Member
I feel really dumb playing this game, I didn't have difficulties finishing 999 or VLR, but I got stuck twice already and I have no idea what I should do (I could try another fragment, but nah, I'm stubborn).

Early game question (C-team):
Is the infirmary supposed to be this hard? I found the luminol, stethoscope, bar code reader and syringe, but it doesn't seem like I can do anything else.

I haven't played this but I remember in VLR that there were things you could only figure out once you had played certain other sections. Maybe it's the same thing here? Maybe you *cant* figure it out until you try another fragment?
 

Mohasus

Member
Use the luminol on the bottom half of the lockers.

That was it, and the rest was a piece of cake.

I was pretty sure I had tried that, maybe I clicked somewhere wrong.

I haven't played this but I remember in VLR that there were things you could only figure out once you had played certain other sections. Maybe it's the same thing here? Maybe you *cant* figure it out until you try another fragment?
In VLR it was pretty obvious when that happened, it wasn't the case here, I just missed something obvious.
 

PranooY

Member
3 days till Steam release and we still can't pre-order? Hope that changes soon.
Nope
 
Got my shipping notice when i woke up this morning , If everything goes well in 2 days i'll have my copy, if not i'll just change my timeline
 
Unbelievable! Still NO update from Amazon! Still says release date pending! I sincerely doubt I will be getting this tomorrow unless they overnight it.

Maybe if I contact them they can at least bump it up to one day shipping. Don't really know if that'll make a difference though.
 
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