: It kind of looked like that was a toned down version as reward for surviving
: the first two. Nice work, especially with the Hunters. That lower room was
: reachable in the 'plot level' by collecting all of the uplink chips from
: the greys, by killing them in a non-exploding fashion; I'm sure I was a
: something or other that points things out, at the time!
Ah, so that's how that was supposed to work. Somehow I thought the area that unlocked was in the next level, not in this one.
Anyway… yes, very likely this was supposed to be a reward for making it through IIHARL again.