Part 26: The Tech ExpoPreviously on Hyperdimension Neptunia, the party fought a killer robot. Now, on Hyperdimension Neptunia
Needing proof for the Sanctuary, our heroines tried to provoke Avenir into sending out their robots.
Its near the facility Avenir asked us to work at before. I thought theyd release a robot if we walked around suspiciously.
There are way more bad guys than before. Hopefully we wont get bonked before we can get what were looking for.
I didnt think about that, really. Well, whatever. Im sure well be fine.
Dont worry, no matter how simple the plan Im sure they can find a way to make it fail.
Uh, it aint so. Lets go back for today. Im tired.
Wait! I see someone over there!
Ganache: Greetings, little ladies. Fancy meeting you here.
This is no coincidence. Avenirs solicitor and a robotic sidekick.
You know, its probably difficult to have completely automated robots throughout Lastation.
Ganache: Youre keen, as usual. All of our larger-scale machines are controlled remotely.
Then, youve been controlling the robots? All this time and forever and ever? Is it a motion controller?
Ganache: Yes. Also, yes, all this time. But from now on? Hmm. Thats up to you.
Remembering what you did to us last time is pissing me off. Were taking you to the Basilicom to confess your wrongdoings.
We havent found that hardware yet! We should interrogate him about it.
Also are they seriously about to buy that this guy had a change of heart and is totally going to help them now after he trapped them in an exploding building with monsters and blew up their friends factory with a killer robot?
Ganache: Ive come to help you take Avenir down.
This is too good to be true. If youre trying to help, why did you attack us with your robots?
Ganache: To see you without seeming suspicious. Im still an Avenir employee. Great benefits. I had to look like I was following orders.
Well whatever, said the blind man to the deaf dog. Youre gonna bring Avenir down, and thats that, right?
We cant forget what he did to us. How did you hear about Neptune? Why did you try to get rid of us?
Ganache: That was the companys order. I was told to keep you girls busy while they raided the Passe factory.
Your story makes sense, but that doesnt mean Im convinced.
Ganache: Ill give you the hardware youre looking for as proof. You want it, right? Ill even testify against Avenir.
Awesomesauce! Thatll give us a fightin chance against Avenir. Still not convinced, Iffy?
You know what happened before. This is just an odd turn of events. Can we really trust him?
Theres no reason to assume otherwise for now. Why not leave it up to the Sanctuary?
Ganache: Sanctuary Those people are at the old Basilicom, right? Please take me there. Ill tell you everything then.
Crazy enough he really did in fact give them what they needed.
You betcha! Its a small place, but please, scootch yourself on in.
I wish Chian could hear you say that. Anyway, what did you do with the solicitor? Kick him out?
The Sanctified: No, he told us everything. We also got the hardware.
Were still wary, but weve gained something weve been searching for. Well require your help on the day of the raid.
For real? I mean, its the enemy base and the most important day, yknow?! I guess, like, why wouldnt the heroines be there?!
The Sanctified: I doubt theyre heavily armed, since the main building is in the citys center. Still, we should take precautions.
Well start on the day of the Tech Expo. Most employees will be there, but the rep, Singe, wont.
The day of the Expo?! We cant do it then! Weve already promised Chian we would help her.
The Sanctified: Dont worry. We should have it all wrapped up by the time the Expo starts.
So youll help us, wont you? Were counting on you girls.
There is no damn justice in this world.
Huh? That person looks familiar.
Isnt it Zach? The aspiring game creator? He looks kinda serious. I wonder whats up.
Zach: Huh? GG10?! Right. Like we could possibly make a game like that!
Within the GG series, 7 and 10 stand out among the rest. A crapshoot company like us could never create such masterpieces!
All we need is money! Its all about money in this industry, no in this world!
Hes turned into a hopeless, dreamless, passionless shell of a man
I wish I hadnt seen that.
I mean this bitch is going on some epic adventure with her buddies while Im stuck here listening to Black Heart whining about shit to promote my stupid land and its stupid snow.
And then she keeps parading herself around in front of me like she owns the damn world. Its just infuriating.
Whoa I can tell from here its brimming with enemies. Theyre really giving off a villainous vibe.
The Sanctified: Looks like theyve already abandoned their wholesome corporation front.
They mustve sensed the Sanctuary was coming. Isnt it odd? Why wouldnt they try to cover up evidence this time?
Ooh, Ive seen it on TV shows before. They shred and burn paperwork and rub big magnets on their computers, right?
The Sanctified: I understand the words you speak, but they make no sense. Lets press on and deal with what they have in store for us.
Please. Our primary goal is to capture Avenirs Representative, Singe.
O-kay. The raid on Avenirs headquarters went smoothly, but when they reached the facilitys depths they were in for a surprise!
Video- The Scheme
Ganache: Hello! Weve been running into each other a lot lately. Oh, youve transformed. Unfortunately, Singe is not in his office.
Solicitor? The hellre you doing here? This is the least favorable outcome!
Ganache: Whats that supposed to mean?
We expected Singe. I cant believe we were tricked. What are you doing here, anyway?
Ganache: The president went to attend the Expo. Im here because I figured youd come.
Do you know how much trouble it took for me to sneak all this way?
What do you want from us? Why were you waiting here?
Ganache: Because you would come. I wanted you to leave the rest to the Sanctuary and go to the Tech Expo.
I stayed here to tell you everything so you would do that.
What? Whats your game?
And seriously another stupid human butting into things. We wouldnt be in this mess without shit like this going on.
Ganache: Ive manipulated everything from the start up to this point. Ever since I heard about the Console War three years ago.
I chose a small company on the verge of bankruptcy and created a bond between them and the Parliament.
So, youre the founder of Avenir? For what? Just who are you?!
Ganache: Im the head of an Extremist Guild from Lowee. Were believers of Lastations Lady Black Heart. She only does everything.
Our objective is simple Neptune! We are to defeat her warring rival from the ancient Console War!
Console War? Im sorry, that rings no bells. So, Avenir was just a means to get to me, right?
Ganache: Yes! I created Avenir to develop weaponry that gathers all the advanced technology of Lastation.
That weapon awaits you at the Tech Expo. You should hurry. It will not obey Singe.
I also added some features to the weapon. Something regrettable will happen to the Expo attendees if you dont make haste.
I hate the notion of listening to this prick, but we better hurry to the Expo, or else!
Lets leave Mr. Solicitor to the Sanctuary people. He wont escape, anyway.
Your efforts will be for naught. Ill end all of this drama!
And seriously she always steals all the good lines!
Still youd probably be pretty unhappy if someone else beat her, right?
Video- The Tech Expo
Bawwww, its so exhausting! Where is everyone? Is this what the Tech Expo is usually like?
Looks like everyones already made their escape. Its empty and creepy here, even though its all lit up.
Im more goosebumpalicious thinking about whats waiting for us up ahead.
Chian! Whatcha doin?!
Chian: Just listening to Singes stupid lecture.
Singe: Man-made products sometimes provoke unexpected, unfortunate incidents. Ive gone through it personally!
Whoa, look at that robot! Is that what Avenir prepared for the Expo ?
Its sole purpose is to take down Neptune. It looks like its only function is to destroy.
Singe: I do not wish to make the same mistake. Thats why Im replacing all of humanity with machinery!
These precise machines, made from the imprecise hands of humans! Hey, you are listening, right?
I dont get it. You hate humans and totally dig machines, so youd prefer dating a buncha tools?
Chian: He He cant trust any products he makes himself.
Hes deathly afraid of hurting someone with a product he created and hes shouldering everyone else with that fear.
Use my weapon to show him how trustworthy a man-made, future-proof product can be!
System Message: Equipped Mech Sword Armas.
Heck yeah! Ill strike Avenirs robot in its weak point for some crazy damage!
Chian: Its not quite our original plan, but this should be the most impressive demonstration ever!
It would be lame to be outclassed by some dumb robot I guess.
Boss Battle: CPU Breaker
The CPU Breaker is a real test of your ability to take advantage of the game mechanics that favor you. Hopefully you have DLC characters to take advantage of Switches, otherwise this will take a while. Just as with the Killachine, you want to minimize how much you do with your characters that will be exposed to the boss so they can Defend with about half their AP. If I were less lazy and silly Id get NISA and level her up so that I can give Neptune IF to take her hits but thatll have to wait a couple of updates. When the CPU Breaker gets low he starts using a desperation cutscene attack that can really wreck you if you didnt defend, so seriously never let anyone who didnt defend be out. Neptune dying is really, really deleterious to your efforts in this game so you should pretty much consider it a game over. Well discuss why later. One last note, while the fight does auto-equip you with Mech Sword Armas its actually been buffed since you last saw it and is in fact better than any sword you can get right now in the game.
Yeah but seriously how likely was that?
I dunno how you two became rivals, but I betcha I know why we won.
Chians weapons are warm. Yours are cold.
Chian: Thats right. I used everything you tossed away to make my weapons, including the human heart!
Hmm. This is touching, but I wish we couldve had a good closing comment, too.
Chian and Nep-Nep did a good job for us, though.
Singe: I dont understand What was wrong with this?
Well, thats the end of Avenir, huh? All their plans ended in failure. You little girls stopped everything.
Hey you, Newtype! We got a fancy weapon now. Cmon, lets go!
We can do this is you insist, but wouldnt you need a nap first? Two bosses in a row is a bit Well, I wont go easy, yknow.
Shut it, Nep. Shes not here to fight.
What are you doing here? We already beat up the bad robot. Youre not needed!
Its not like I came here to thank you for anything. I couldve beaten that robot easily. S-So well Thanks, I guess.
Huh? Whats this ?
If I were more careful, this wouldnt have gotten so out of hand. Thats it.
Umm, so, what do we do now?
Chian: Come on, help me clean this up. Lets call the Basilicom. Im sure the Sanctuary is back and operating normally already.
Next Time on Hyperdimension Neptunia: Fade to Black! Finally a Key Fragment!
Brought to you by Lady White Heart.