Part 17: TricksLast time on Hyperdimension Neptunia, um, I dont remember. Things happened? Anyway, now on Hyperdimension Neptunia
Neptune? Where the hell have you been?
R-Right here? Can we, maybe, wait until we find somewhere else ?
Whats up? You look even more timid than usual.
I had a a really bad encounter with a boy here while waiting for you two all alone.
Huh? You mean a man, right? Not a little boy?
Oh. Was he picking on you or something? Youre an easy target since youre too nice and quiet to stand up for yourself.
N-No! The boy was really I dont know how to say it, but
Boy: Oh, its you again!
Ack! Youre !
Are you the ragamuffin who made fun of Compa?
Well, I was hanging out with this narrator guy and he left me in charge to go complain to his boss and hasnt come back yet.
Teach her a lesson? Hes a little bit of a cornballer
Boy: My birthdays coming up, so why dont you all chip in an buy me a new console?
You said your birthday was coming up last time!
Boy: My mom said shed buy me the second-gen console off an internet auction.
Sure, it plays movies and technically monopolized the gaming industry, but thats why I want the third one!
Cmon! Buy me the newest one! Please!
Wh-What the hells wrong with this brat? Compa, whats going on here?
Th-Thats why I wanted us to rest somewhere else. I didnt want to get involved with him again!
Boy: Youre so mean to me
Im going to join your party and keep bugging you until you buy me one! Okay?
Whoa, thats some devotion and commitment or something. Im kinda touched by your passion
Is is that okay? I mean arent there scenes were not supposed to know about or something?
What?! No, I did not!
Then hows about this dealie? One grope of Compas left boob and well call it even.
Leave my boobies alone!
Oh, cmon. Just cuz yours are bigger than ours. Right, Iffy?
Dont turn this lecherous crap on me! Huh? The boys acting weird
Boy: B- Boobs. Boobies. Boobilicious, sexy-jiggly booby bubbies. Boob times two equals twin boobage
Great! Neps boob talk was a bit too stimulating for this little boy!
Compa, its our chance. Run!
This really sucks!
Its fine. I mean I didnt tell anyone about all that weird stuff you were doing with that Red girl.
Its time to talk about Lastation again. Id like to discuss an environmental issue today.
To be honest, the air surrounding the downtown and factory areas isnt the best.
We used to get a lot of smog warnings, but since we started focusing on future-proof eco-activity, it doesnt happen as often.
Three years ago, many top-class engineers moved here from Planeptune since some factories chose to stop making hardware.
With their knowledge from Planeptune combined with Lastations undeniable technology
We successfully decreased the levels of smoke and toxic waste from our factories. Thats what I call discipline.
The Planeptune engineers were pleased to see their knowledge finally being put to good use.
Now theyre working very hard at their goal: surpass Planeptune. I think some of them will get a second job to do that.
Thats our current stance on Lastations environment.
S-Sorry this got all long and preachy. Not that you should complain about hearing me talk. See you in the next update.
See, like this scene. None of us were around to see it, so we shouldnt know about it!
Video- Dark Dealings
Im glad you feel that way about me, despite being from a different land. Still, Ive no time to waste chatting.
Lets get right to it. Neptune is stronger than I anticipated and, of course, shell continue to grow in strength.
Ganache: So we should deal with her immediately? If its for you, Id collect every weapon possible and face her tomorrow.
But realistically, I doubt I can do that so quickly. We shouldnt rush into this.
Im not telling you to or anything, but Whaddaya think? Will you plan truly succeed?
Ganache: Ive been observing the little Neptune for a while. Im sure itll go as expected.
Just sit back and wait for us to take her down. Ill stake the Guilds pride on it.
What of the representative? I cant understand what hes thinking. Is he fine with this or not?
Ganache: I dont think he likes me all that much, but its irrelevant. Hes got his own way of dealing with things.
I dont think I know about it even after seeing it so Im sure its okay.
Heeeeey, youre the meaniepoo who kicked us out when we first went to the Basilicom! Whatre you doin here?
Moderator: Im substituting for an Avenir employee. They asked me to explain the job to you.
You are to defeat as many monsters per their specification as you can and deliver the bodies, dead or alive.
Why do they want the monsters? Are you sure thats what they said?
Maybe they need their hides. But over-predation will drive a monster species to extinction!
Moderator: Who trades monster hides anyway? Monsters should become extinct.
If you have questions, just ask the damn employee later.
Hey I do remember this part, it was that weird little thing that totally almost killed us all.
Video- March of the Clione
LWE Feinne on Neptunia Mechanics:
So yeah, this video shows why its risky to just engage the Clione every time you see the thing on the ground. They can be really powerful and totally wreck your shit if youre not careful. Watch the video to see me almost get a game over. On the other hand, it was 100% worth it because Neptune gets some incredible skills over the course of this dungeon. The first is Variable Edge, a powerful single target attack that Ive woven into my combo. The second is Neptune Break. This is an expensive attack that only works at the end of a combo which does massive damage to an entire enemy party. Its not awful on single targets either, honestly, though well get things more tailored for such enemies that will obsolete it in those cases.
Yeah the monster we were there to kill was pretty weak in comparison.
Video- Boss Battle
Boss Battle: Roc
If you feel like caring, the Roc uses Wind attacks and you could totally equip gear that would reduce the damage that does. Honestly though hes not much of a threat compared to either Black Heart fight weve just gotten through. Watch the video if you want to see Neptune Break in all its over the top glory. Also memo to self I need to record what it looks like when Neptune uses it in normal form.
Anyway we should seriously stop helping these Avenir guys because theyre totally evil.
Work is work, but Im not thrilled to help our evil nemesis, Avenir.
Employee: Nemesis? Um, this is ?
Dont worry about her. Anyway, we gave it our all and covered most everything in this area.
Employee: Thank you very much. Youve done exceedingly well.
Here is your reward. Please take it.
System Message: Received 1000 Credits as a reward.
What do you plan to do with these monsters? Depending on your answer
Employee: P-Please, theres no need to get so tense. I know it sounds odd.
This creatures nervous tissue acts as a conductor in the hardware Avenir is developing.
The monster will die as soon as the nervous tissue is removed, so thats why we didnt specify dead or alive.
Hmm. Basically, the monster has whatever you need to make some kind of machine.
Employee: Im relieved you understand. Well definitely call on you if something normal humans cannot handle arises.
Thats hardly flattering.
So what happens now? Were out of stuff.
Oh, right. Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Persistence! Wait, we have to do that again already?