Part 16: CapitalismLast time on Hyperdimension Neptunia the narrator completely lost it after someone talked about cats and hasnt come back yet. Um and stuff happened I guess? Now on Hyperdimension Neptunia
So, um, I guess Ill do this narration thing? Okay, Compa totally agreed to help some Avenir guy again even though theyre, like, super evil.
Video- Avenirs Solicitor
Ahem. The train was attacked by monsters. Please save the survivor!
Whatwhatwhat? Helping Avenir again? I dunno about helping out our sworn nemesis!
Besides, dont their employees carry giant boomsticks they make at their factories?
Chian said Avenir doesnt make weaponry for human us, due to their presidents motto.
Plus, the employees themselves arent bad people. You shouldnt be picky about which lives deserve saving, Nep-Nep!
There is no line to draw when saving lives. Now, lets hurry over to the site where the train was attacked.
I dont know, just seems like we should be beating them up, not saving them.
Video- Critical Information
Oh, so the guy we saved totally acted like he knew us. Its weird though because Ive never seen him before.
Ganache: Im honored to be rescued by such a beautiful lady, but who are you?
Are you the employee we were asked to save? Your company requested we come here and get you.
Ganache: Oh, Ms. Comp and IF. Wheres Ms. Neptune? Id expect her to be running around in here causing havoc before you.
Have we met before? I apologize, but I dont recall your face. How could I forget someone Ive met?
Ganache: Oh Oh?! A-Are you Ms. Neptune? My, my. Youve gone through quite the transformation.
You were a spunky little girl when I saw you at the well, nevermind. Please ignore my ramblings.
I totally forgot to ask him if he was some kind of creepy stalker dude when he told us the Tech Expo was back on.
Tech Expo? I thought it was cancelled!
Ganache: Well, no. Itll go on as it usually does. Perhaps the news hasnt made it to the public yet. Please, forget what I said!
How could we? Chian was so disappointed If youre telling the truth, thisll be great news for her.
Thats true. You said youre preparing for the Expo. What does Avenir plan to showcase there?
Ganache: Oh, come now. Do I look like Ive got loose lips? A big mouth? Do I seem like a stool pidgeon? I cant just tell you!
But between you and me, weve been preparing for this Expo since the company started.
Which means this is something thats been in the preparation stages for three years!
Im sure youll eventually learn more about the Expo if you tune into the radio.
And then after the dude left that crazy lady with the white hair came up out of nowhere again.
Video- The Black Fate
Whoa, you again? Youre persistent. Nep-Nep, you should hurry and Oh yeah, you already transformed.
You wish to fight again? Youve lost once already. Care to make it twice?
Tch! I like that you know just how to tick me off. Makes me want to hit you for massive damage!
Before that, Id like to know why youre coming after me.
I apologize for any wrongdoings I committed against you in the past, but Compa and Iffy need more clarification.
Were destined rivals, but I dont intend to explain myself to you. If you want to know, defeat me first!
Shes kind of a jerk.
Boss Battle: Black Heart
Another fight with Black Heart. Despite the fact that the scene is clearly intended to be just after that rescue, it does let us go back to the world map so we dont have to do this in the state we ended the dungeon in. This is good becasue shes definitely stronger than she was the first time. Shell reliably do at least 60% or so to whoever she picks on even at the level Im at if she tosses both attacks their way, so make sure that people have their items set up to heal them if she takes them below half. Otherwise shes got a really good chance of just straight dropping them. She has a few attacks, but they pretty much all do the same damage. If you beat her last time you can probably do it again here.
Also shes a huge liar.
You look the same, but youve changed so much. How can you look so proud while involving humans?
You initiated the battle. Tell me about who I am.
No way! Ill admit this was a draw, but theres no way Lastation has lost!
What are you bringing up Lastation for? What are you talking about?!
I know! What if Lastation is actually a huge transforming robot ?
Thats fresh. Its possible on Planeptune, but here? I dont think so.
Dont talk down about my homeland! Youll definitely regret it one day.
Shes running away! Nep-Nep, get her! Whoa, y-youre already ?
Aww, candy wrappers. Im outta juice today. Until next time, lady. Well, lets go back and get some yummy food.
We headed back to tell Chian the good news, but now were getting kind of worried it wasnt so good.
Video- Good News
Oh, please. You owe us for coming here to tell you.
Radio: Broadcasting public information from the Basilicom.
The Tech Expo, said to be cancelled a few days ago, is now re-opened under the sponsorship of the Parliament.
See, told ya! The Expos on like monkey kong! You heard it too, right everyone?
Chian: Yeah, but Parliament sponsorship? What do you think that means?
I have a bad feeling Actually, I think I have only bad feelings about this.
We heard what that employee said. Theyve been preparing three years for this.
Chian: The Expos theme is weaponry, but that was only decided on this year. How would they have prepared without knowing ?
But if they knew in advance No, what if theyre the ones who forced the decision?!
These Avenir guys are up to no good.
True. Its a lot of effort just to get attention. They must be draping a cloak over their real objective.
Chian: Theyre probably planning to absorb the entire industry. The Expo is perfect for them to flex their mechanical muscles.
Chian: Who knows. All Im certain of is Singe, the representative, wishes to replace everything on Lastation with machines!
Wh-Wh-What? He wants a world of robots? Does he have a machine fetish? Is he a cyborg looking for love?
Chian: He just hates humans. He doesnt know how to trust them.
Avenir has a ton of employees, but all the manufacturing is done by machines. Theres little for humans to do there.
Most are in marketing or run errands like buying materials They just support the machines.
I see. Then, there must be very few humans working at their headquarters.
Chian: Right. Anyway, I hope nothing bad happens at the Expo
Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Tricks! Theyre up to no good indeed!