Part 14: RivalLast time on Hyperdimension Neptunia, we did some work in Lastation. Now, on Hyperdimension Neptunia
And we are joined in the studio by Gust, who has a revolutionary new product to show us!
Today Im gonna focus on the education system of Lastation.
Remember I said Lastation is sometimes called mechanic land?
To surpass Planeptune, our main focus with education is to raise engineers and technicians.
Lastation offers affordable technology courses. The most affordable on Gamindustri.
The students will soon become professionals and support Lastations future-proof growth.
I suggest you come to Lastation if your dream is to become an engineer.
Thats it. See you in the next update.
Gust happy to be here!
Hold on, is this some kind of crummy infomercial?
Chian: There you ladies are. Its nothing lavish, I know. Its just a small factory.
Oh, we make everything from kitchenware to missiles. Come in. Lets get cozy before we talk.
Gust infomercials never crummy!
Cool! Dibs on the barstool! Its so neat having a restaurant next to your office. You can drink whatever you want!
Chian: Yeah, since its my house. Having one business isnt enough for living expenses, so my mother helps me around here.
I really did have to get two jobs at Lastation. Theres just not enough work since Avenir was established.
So, Avenir IS bad! Everyone in town, including you, is suffering because of them, right?
Chian: Theyre not just bad! They took all of our clients Theyre monsters!
Even the goddess and her Basilicom just turn a blind eye and let them do whatever they want.
Theyll eventually take over this entire landmass if we dont do anything about it.
As I suspected! Lastation wont find peace with Avenir around. We gotta defeat them!
What should we do? Its not gonna be as easy as it sounds. How do we defeat an entire company, anyway?
Chian: We wont go down easily. Plus, weve got the Technology Expo this year.
Whats that? It is like a festival?
Oh, you two have never been to Lastation, right? Im sorry, but can you explain?
Lets split the difference, well work the infomercial into the story. Crap, where even are we supposed to be now? Tech Expo? Okay, roll with it.
Chian: The Expo takes place in Lastation every four years. Various companies showcase new technologies under a common theme.
Its for people to network, or exchange information and skills. The best item gets a trophy from Lastations CPU!
A trophy? What an achievement! So, can we take down Avenir with a trophy?
Chian: Well aim for the goddess. Well showcase at the Expo, win, and meet with her for a negotiation!
I see. Then, youve got your work cut out for you. Itll be really tough.
Chian: Sure. I need to begin making arrangements. I actually asked you here today to discuss just that.
Nope, we wont cosign any of your loans.
Chian: Hah! Its not about money. We need to transfer tools and materials, but the monsters are still
Wed risk our lives for a single screw! Im just warnin you, but well probably be asking for your help more often.
Ah, I getcha. You want us to make sure you dont get distracted by monsters while prepping for the Expo.
Chian: Youre right! Im glad youre such a quick little thinker. Im counting on you.
Neptune and friends took job from Avenir. Most confusing, unlike quality of Gust products.
Idealism wont feed us. Youll never be an adult if youre always picky about food or work. Theres our client.
Hello, Mr. Singe of Avenir. Were Compa, Nep-Nep, and Iffy. Weve come to fight monsters!
Singe: I dont have a choice. I need you to eliminate all the surrounding monsters while I inspect a plant by the city outskirts.
Dont let any run loose and cause damage to the facility. Get moving.
Whats his problem? He must be underestimating us because of our looks. How rude!
Its inevitable when you or Nep are around.
Iffy, youre not one to talk when youre that short and without boobies.
Yeah, and even after we beat the monsters the guy was a huge jerk. Um unlike Gust?
Nope. Im certain the rest ran away. Thats all for today!
Singe: The inspection is complete. Are you kids done, too? You sure you didnt miss any?
Its all good when Im on the prowl! We eve n took out the boss-like one, so I betcha theyll stay away for a while.
Singe: Good. However, if even one remains and it damages the facility, we will never conduct business with you again.
Th-Thats a bit harsh. Why cant you just repair the damage if that happens?
Singe: You have no idea, do you? Mere humans should never degrade machinery!
Have you ever seen a human as detail-oriented or precise as a machine?
I-I dont now Im not a machine.
Singe: Right. Youre just an incompetent human. Who knows when youll make a mistake? Being human is no excuse for errors!
If humans are expected to make mistakes, Id rather machines do the job from the very start.
Keep that in mind the next time you take a job from this company.
Wh-Wh-What did I do to get yelled at? Did I really say something bad?
Dont cry. You didnt do anything. That was pretty immature of him, yelling at three pretty girls like that.
M-Maybe he thought I was making fun of machines
But hes mocking humanity!
What are we even supposed to be advertising anyway?
Iffy, whyre you screaming at your cell phone?
Oh. I was watching a TV show on it, but the connection got cut.
Probably because Im behind this ridiculously tall building.
Maybe. That happens to me every now and then, too.
Huh. Doesnt this building belong to that major game company?
I just started playin games, but Im already a fan of these guys!
Oh, you started playing? What kind of games are you enjoying the most?
Well, I mean, I havent played a lot, but I like those first-person action games.
Its so hectic and boom and crazy! I end up under a big rock all the time, though
If its this company, I like the golfing game made for everybody. Its so fun!
Gamings popular these days, I see.
Well, its a road everyones gotta take at some point. Oh, that reminds me. What the heck?! You can watch TV on your phone?
What era are you from, again?
Good product, revolutionize market.
Chian: Shut up! Did you meet Singe? What did you think? Isnt he horrible?
Yeah! He made Compa cry with his machinery lecture. Hes a total creepazoid!
Chian: Oh, yeah, I expected as much. Hes entirely against manual labor.
Youve met him before?
Chian: Naturally. He represents that whole company. Hes also one of my old schools alumnus.
I saw him when he came to lecture a class. I bet he just prattled on about how precise machines are and whatnot.
Heh, yeah he did! With that ominous, gruff voice!
Chian: He doesnt approve of any technicians skills or pride. I despise him, but thats not the only reason.
But enough of that. Lets talk about getting you girls another job.
I need you to go to the next town and get some materials from Chevre. Here. Its the map to his shop.
Plus Gust need infomercial after news about Tech Expo.
Radio: After discussions amongst the Basilicom representatives, the Tech Expo has been cancelled this year.
Chian: What?! Wait a sec!
Radio: The Sanctuary announced this is due to a decreased number of exhibitors. However, the civil committee speculates that
the Parliament may have pressured the Sanctuary into the cancellation of this traditional event
Chian: Are you kidding me? We cant afford to wait four more years! By then, all the factories will be long gone!
Whoa, Chian, calm down!
Chian: This was probably the last chance my factory had !
The girls left the grieving Chian to consider her options.
Yeah, Compa found us another job we could do.
Just give her some time alone. Well come back later. Anyway
We dont have a single clue regarding the Key Fragment. Why would you take a job about a lost child on top of this?!
Well never save the world if we dont save its people! My grandpa said, you must learn to walk before you can run!
The mom looked worried. There are so many nasty creatures outside of town. Her child will be eaten if we dont hurry!
So what? Babies get eaten all the time. Its survival of the fittest. Ill leave you behind if you keep dilly-dallying.
Aw, dont be a pooper-scooper. Ill buy you some lollipops later! Whats this kid look like?
The mom said her/his body is just an NPC silhouette, so she/he should be pretty easy to spot.
Ah, I see.
Oh, um, Gust is great?
Anyway when we got to the kid, the boss was already dead! What a drag, am I right?
Nope, no thanks! Its all you, Iffy! Go ahead and take care of it. Compa and I are gonna wait here patiently.
Just tell us if you dont want to find the lost child!
Weve beaten a ton of monsters already. Arent you used to seeing them dead yet?
A clean cut and a huge welt. Doesnt look like any weaponry from Lastation.
Planeptunes advanced weaponry? No but what ? Huh? Someones coming!
Some weirdo had beaten us to the punch!
R-Right back at ya! Whore you? Whatre you doing here?
The kid. I came to save a child. Its taken care of. But I dont need to be thanked.
Anyway, there was supposed to be a girl who accepted the same job. Her names Neptune. You know her?
Whoa, whats happening? Shes so coolios! Do you know her, Iffy?
No. Shes your friend or something, right? She knows your name, at least. She looks like you after you transform.
Huh? I dont think Ive met her before. Im sorry, have we?
Sure, I get it. You want to avoid fighting me in front of these outsiders.
Pretty rational. B-But, Im not praising you. You think Im just here to say hi?
Lets settle this, Neptune!
Then she totally attacked us out of nowhere!
Boss Battle: CPU Black Heart
So yeah, we get a surprise fight with Black Heart at the end of this dungeon. Shes significantly tougher than any boss weve faced so far, and were at a very real risk of getting beaten down here. Shell do two rather brutal double-swings every time her turn comes up, and shes got a substantial amount of health. Make sure you save before picking this fight, because if she focuses on Neptune you could easily see her get dropped. If you do, its probably worth it to just reset, because Neptune dying too many times can make things much more annoying later.
I mean what have I ever done to anyone?
D-Dont think this is all Ive got! Ill crush you next time, Neptune.
She was totally coming after you. What did you do to her? Im sure you knew her before you lost your memory.
I-I didnt do nothin! I hope! I cant remember but Im sure we werent really that close.
No, no, no I mean, did you see her outfit? Her flame shots?! You mustve done something really awful!
How many crimes has this little girl committed in her past? Did I pick the wrong person to side with ?
Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Heretic! The Evil Overlords Shadow!
Wait, Gust never got to introduce product!