Part 28: Arts, Cooking and Secrets, oh my!Chapter 27 Arts, Cooking and Secrets, oh my!
This chapter is mostly just me detailing all the side stuff I couldnt find a good place for in any other. But there are some interesting bits to see nonetheless.
Lets start with what will probably excite people the most: Art Exhibitions! Weve seen most of the characters normal Arts, but theres many Hyper Arts, Variable Arts, and Mystic Arts Ive yet to show off. Ill go through them character by character.
Click here to see Langs full exhibition: Arts, Origin and all.
Lang doesnt have a great deal we havent seen, but heres some highlights:
Sky Fang is learned by using Roaring Fang, which comes from Raging Fang. Thunder Sky is learned from Divine Bolt.
Funny that the Sky Fang School has a technique called Sky Fang, but its neither the Final Art nor the best one they have.
Click here to see Mayas full exhibition.
We stopped using Maya a long time ago, so we only ever saw one of her Hyper Arts. Most of them are just different elemental blasts and not all that interesting.
Her best Hyper Art is this one. Its learned from a scroll dropped by Velna. Its Dark elemental in nature, so its usefulness in Demiurge Tower is limited.
This is her Type-B Variable Art, Shockwave. Forget Kazan, Mayas firing a goddamn Kamehameha here.
Mayas Mystic Art, Forbidden Rite, has her smash the enemy with magic and then heal the party completely. Very useful, considering Mystic Arts normally leave you vulnerable. Although, it could also be annoying if you were counting on others to use their Mystic Arts after.
Click here to see Kazans full exhibition.
We stopped using Kazan to use Ayne, so theres plenty for him we never used either.
This is where he went full DBZ. This levels into an attack called Ultimate Fury, but its basically the same with one extra step.
Kazans Type-B Variable Art is some DBZ shit too. A pity you cant use both Type-Bs at once, or Maya and Kazan could do a dual Kamehameha.
Kazans Mystic Art sees him thrown into the air on a rock, and then he punches the rock onto his enemy. Not gonna lie, its pretty cool.
Click here to see Sharons full exhibition.
Weve gotten to know Sharons Arts rather well, but theres some you havent seen.
Skylord is developed from Lord of Eden.
And Detonating Rose comes from Windmill Rose. This ones basically her best Hyper Art.
Sharons Mystic Art, Apokolips, has her use her sword as a lightning rod for Arrode. Its a bit underwhelming, because she doesnt actually attack herself, and the explosion is less impressive than Arrodes Thunderbolt Bow.
Click here to see Aynes full exhibition.
Ayne doesnt have much in the way of new attacks, but he has a few.
Power Blade can only be obtained from an optional treasure in Demiurge Tower.
And Axe Crush is gained from using Power Blade.
Thats it for Arts. Now we move on to some less exciting stuff.
Cooking in Legaia 2 is perhaps a nice metaphor for much of the game: its strangely in depth, with there being 60 total recipes to be found, but you will never need to use most of them. I only ever used Kazan Curry, Heavenly Beef, and Atomic Heat. Its nuts how so much effort went into something that most people would barely pay any attention to.
Going through every damn recipe would be an enormous chore and I doubt anyone would be that interested. So Ill just pick out some related highlights.
We get this when Ayne proves his love of sweet things.
Ayne, you like sweet things, dont you?
Yeah. Whenever you eat chocolate or cake or stuff like that, you get this smile on your face.
I smile .?
Yes, you do. You look pretty nice when youre eating sweets. You mean you cant tell when youre smiling ?
So, I smile, do I ?
Ayne gets the Sweet tooth nickname from this.
We get this one after Sharon does some cooking.
Sharon, you sure are a good cook!
Ha ha ha! Thats what my henchmen tell me, too! If you can appreciate dishes like that, you must be from Tanza, too.
Yeah! You can tell, huh? I was born and raised in Tanza!
So was I! What a coincidence! Hand me that bottle! Ill pour you a drink.
You will? Thanks. Why dont you have a drink, too? Here!
(Whoa Master sure does drink a lot these days )
I presume this convo was meant to be from well before the end game.
Here if the follow up to Aynes offer to cook for the party.
Cocky Lang is nice to allies, as usual.
Oh, it was really good.
Really? Im glad.
(Dont tell him that! What if it just came out all right by chance this time?)
(Yeah! Thats right! Think before you speak next time!)
What are you talking about so quietly?
And thats that.
We get this one after making Pasta Carbonara with Maya.
What is that pasta that you made the other day called, Maya?
Pasta Carbonara. Why?
Uh, Well Id kinda like to have it again
Really? Im happy to hear that!
Lang! I can make pasta, too!!
You mean your soba noodles?
Shaddup! Its an authentic pasta, a recipe I learned from my dad!
Sharon learns the Pirate Pasta recipe from this.
After cooking 15 times with Sharon and Maya (earning the nicknames Sakura Chef and Traveling Chef respectively), each one gets a cut scene in Kravia where they learn a recipe. We start with Maya.
Keiji: Yes. The white wine gets rid of the fishy smell of the clams. How about it? Smells good, doesnt it! Then all you have to do is boil it down, pour it over the pasta, and its ready! Pretty simple, huh?
Maya, what are you learning?
Its pasta. Its called Bolo gnese, I think it was. You use white wine!
Keiji: Shes got talent, this girl! Shell make a good wife someday!
Really? Do you think so?
Maya gets the nickname Good Wife. Hmm. And of course, we learn the Bolognese recipe.
Next up is Sharon.
Keiji: The trick is to use low heat. If you try to rush it and the heat is too high, itll come out all wrong!
What a pain! I never shouldve asked!
Sharon, what are you doing?
Keiji is teaching me a little something.
Keiji: Shes not much of a cook, but she might be pretty good at barking in the customers! What do you say? Id pay you well.
Grr! Youve got to be kidding!! But, hey! If you paid me 100,000 G a day, maybe Id think about it
Keiji: Forget that! Wed go bankrupt!
Sharon learns the Clam Chowder recipe here.
Our last cooking related point of interest is learning recipes via special items from Monjiro in Nohl.
Theres no hint this is a thing, so you just have to get one of these items and happen to talk to Monjiro after. Theres 4 items that do this:
-The Creepy Mushroom in the screenshot, obtained on Drokonia from a chest, but you can also trade for it in Jinga. This teaches us Sick Shroom Soup.
-Slime Gelure, traded for in Jinga. It teaches us Muddy Soup.
-Suspicious Meat, also from Jinga. It teaches Rotten Steak.
-Huge Eyeball, also Jinga, teaches Eyeball Stew.
The gimmick with these recipes is they decrease one stat by a huge amount and another increases by a huge amount. This can push certain stats beyond what you would get from, say, Atomic Heat. But I dont think youd ever really need these, and Atomic Heats all round stat boosts are more useful.
Now we have one last thing to touch on.
We already know a few secret things about the game, but theres still more to find. Surprisingly more, really.
First up is a secret location found via the pirates at Dareks Haunt. We start by talking to Dupon and Yahn.
Yahn: In a nut shell Wed like you to join the crew!
Dupon: I dont mean forever .Its just that were helping you now and its not making us any money. I figure the least you can do is help us out for a little while once youve completed your mission.
We get to choose our response. Even if it wasnt integral to the secret, Cocky Lang would say yes.
Sure, Ill help. Youre helping me now. If you think I can help Its the least I can do.
Yahn: Thats great, Lang!
Dupon: You know, for a young kid, youve got a pretty good sense of duty. It probably won be for some time, but take good care of the Captain Here, take this. That bandana used to belong to Alphis. Its supposed to show the location of a buried treasure. We havent been able to find it, but you I have a feeling you might have better luck. Here, take it.
We get the Star Bandana. On its own, its not good for much, but theres someone we can show it to. Sharon? No, but youre close
Hanson: Edward the 8ths treasure In the continents navel!
Um Yeah, I think thats what he said.
That can only mean one place! Gordinar Island! That must be where the treasures buried!
We can now go to Gordinar Island.
Basically, its a wee cove full of treasure. Its a bit disappointing, honestly. Theres no Heavens Secret here, and the only genuinely useful item is the Invincibility Pill, which gives temporary invincibility during a fight. Youd think with all the optional dialogue in this game, Sharon might have something to say about her fathers secret treasure isle, but no.
Now, if we were to earn the Blacksmith nickname by combining a bunch of armour type items, and then talk to Monjiro in Nohl, hed let us know the location of another secret: The Ultimate Armor Shop.
The shop sells some decent stuff, but nothing you can buy can beat the equipment you combine for, especially that gotten with Heavens Secrets.
Speaking of, this bloke will sell us one for 1 million gold. A significant price, but we have infinite money now.
Now, if we were to get the Weaponsmith nickname and talk to Kenjiro, he clues us in on the Supreme Weapon Shop.
Again, its handy, but combining is where its at.
Just like the armour shop, they have a Heavens Secret here too, for the same price.
And that brings this chapter to an end. There are no more secrets or titbits to cover (that Im aware of). Therefore there is only one thing left to do.
We must complete the game and bring this LP to a close.
Join me next time, where we finally confront Avalon fight for the fate of Legaia.