Part 117: 9/23: WARNING: SYSTEM DAMAGEDPart 110: 9/23: WARNING: SYSTEM DAMAGED
hellow evryonne, im am Artist. welcome to lets play.
right noww we in big space. big. space space
If its seriously that close, cant we just go from outside? No point goin through there.
Hm That might be worth a try.
i fix portraits. good now.
ride circle across whoosh
safe room, so no repeat bad card game
We have completed approximately one third of this Palace. Things seem to be going relatively well.
one three too low, we be here foreeeeeever!!!!
I hope we can keep up this pace all the way to our goal!
Just make sure you dont let your guard down. We need to stay focused in the next area as well.
Though to be fair, there are still two thirds remaining. Lets try to pace ourselves from here on.
Just past this building. Were definitely getting closer.
I find it somewhat odd that we have still yet to see anything about the mental shutdowns
Well, this Palace is on the site of the corporate HQ, remember? If he never told any employees about it, we may not find any hints toward his involvement
Worst comes to worst, were just gonna have to get that info outta the Shadow himself.
Anyway, let us hurry inside I believe the factory comes next.
we make it to ufo biulding
nother safe room time to resWhat the fuck? Hey shithead, the hell is this?!
oh i let my little brother mess with your lp thing. hes four.
Your little...? *sigh* goddammit why
listen, just let him keep doing it, im supposed to be babysitting and he finally shut up
Are you kidding? Im not doing you a favor! Screw off.
aww, be cool, man
fine. but youll regret this.
All right, now that were done with another small childs interference, lets explore the factory.
Do you think its related to that Escape to Utopia thing?
Im not fixing the portraits. Fuck it.
Hold on a sec. Aint the guys in here movin kinda weird ?
IT NEVER ENDS! IT NEVER ENDS!
*something completely inaudible over the sound of machinery*
These conveyor belts and the positioning of the workers This is almost identical to the companys bun factory I cant believe this
Wait, they make their buns at the corporate headquarters? And even if they dont, why would Haru have ever been in the bun factory? What?
At the very least, this is how Okumura views his workers. My apologies for saying so, Noir, but this is truly atrocious.
Well, itll all be under control if we can trigger that change of heart in him, yeah? Lets go!
Oh shit boys, its our old pal Belphegor! Or as hes known here...
AMBASSADOR OF FILTH!
(Ambassador of Filth is the name of my Puddle of Mudd cover band)
Dont strain too hard, buddy. Youll get hemorrhoids.
(Concentrate is the magic version of Charge, in case you forgot, increasing the next magic attack by 2.5x)
Belphegor here uses Mabufula and Bufudyne (Heavy Ice), and is weak to Fire.
We also get to skip the negotiation process because Yoshidas Rank 8 skill, Mind Control, procced. I really wanted to get his max rank skill before this dungeon, but didnt want to max anyone at all out before I knew who wed be dating (and couldnt do that until we got Haru).
And then theres some boring Lilim. They can use Masukunda to drop your hit rate, Bufula, or Spirit Drain to steal 30 SP(!!!). Theyre weak to Wind, Gun, and Bless.
Man, this song is a banger but after two hours Im fucking sick of it already. Wish I could listen to something else.
Is this gonna be another one of them authenti-whatever things?
No, theres no authentication here. Kinda anticlimactic, huh?
Im not complaining. Lets go!
Welp, on we go!
Suddenly, one of the arms explodes and shoots upwards!
And crates fall!
Whoa!? We almost got crushed!
That freakin hunk of metal broke way too goddamn easy!
There is no point in complaining at this point. We will be forced to search for another route.
But is there one ?
Hm, do you think we might be able to use the brittle nature of these arms to our advantage ?
Whatever might you mean, Makoto?
you said you wanted new music. well, asshole, heres some new music. hope you enjoy it, because its gonna loop for three days. turn off your computer or lower the volume and the timer resets. go nuts
Jokes on you, because I actually do enjoy this song.
all right, have fun then
Okaaaaay then. Now I get to listen to the dulcet tones of Styx for a while. Copacetic. Anyway, running over to this box-thing will give us our path forward.
Huh This is the control panel for that robotic arm. It seems we can use this to set it to either 3x, 5x, or 10x normal speed
I bet Itd break if it was stuck on 10x speed for a long time.
CHANGING ARM SPEED!
Just for shits and giggles, lets set it to 3x first.
The arm speeds up a bit and immediately breaks. Well, thats depressing. Oh mama Im in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
How freakin fragile is that thing!? 3X speed was enough to break it!?
That just proves how truly overworked these machines are
It seems any increase in workload would have led to its collapse
Wait, but dont you think we might be able to walk on the broken arm? We should check it out, Joker!
And now we run across the arms wrecked mechanical corpse. Wonderful! Lawman has put an end to my runnin and Im so far from my home.
Further ahead we come across a sort of office above the factory floor.
Oh hey, we can see the door out from here! But there doesnt seem to be a way to reach it
Yes, after quite the detour
>Increase the arm speed
THE JIG IS UP THE NEWS IS OUT THEY FINALLY FOUND ME
This makes me feel kinda bad.
This part really doesnt help.
THE RENEGADE WHO HAD IT MADE RETRIEVED FOR A BOUNTY
We have so many goddamn Lockpicks.
All right. The Bead is a full heal for one party member and the Fury Blade is a weapon for Yusuke that inflicts Rage.
NEVER MORE TO GO ASTRAY THISLL BE THE END TODAY IM A WANTED MAN
*ahem* Sorry. I think thats do-OH MAMA IVE BEEN YEARS ON THE LAM
>Increase the arm speed
Now we can run back up to the office and jump down onto the arm and cross. Oh god, the songs just gonna keep playing isnt it?
Come to think of it, what do they make in this factory?
According to Noir, it seems to be the one that manufactures their hamburger buns.
Thats true of the building in reality but what do they make in here ?
In a fight just after entering this new room, Morgana learns Miracle Punch, which is just like Lucky Punch but better because it has the same high Critical rate and deals Medium damage instead of Miniscule. We slot it in to replace Lucky Punch.
Oh, were almost done? Thats good. Maybe I can try to sleep or something.
We will not be able to reach it without passing over what appears to be a hydraulic press
Right I guess well just have to stop it. Lets try and find a way to do that first.
Yusuke learns Mabufula to replace Mabufu. Another direct upgrade.
First things first, we clear out the enemies. Theres a reason for this, but hell if I can remember because Im pretty sure this is how they torture prisoners in illegal government blacksites. Probably with worse music, but still.
Lets head over to the controls, then.
Wait Break is an option!?
We may be able to get past that problematic press if we can find the corresponding control panel. Lets do this, Joker.
NOW CHANGING PRESS SHIFTS!
All right, lets choose Break.
The presses stop.
Wait, what!? Thats only enough time to listen to 2% of Styxs masterpiece Renegade!
Music: Run, Run, Run!
This is the music thats playing during the scene in-game. But in my heart, its still Renegade. It will always be Renegade.
RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN
LET US WORK EVEN HARDER TO ACCOUNT FOR OUR TIME WASTED SLACKING OFF!
Take a deep breath ?
Five seconds is a useless amount of time for us. We can likely ignore that option entirely.
Then lets head back to the controls.
Hm, maybe theyll break like the arms if we overload them. Thatll be morbid!
WE ARE CURRENTLY IN A STATE OF CONSTANT UNPAID OVERTIME! FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMPANY! GLORY TO OUR WONDERFUL PRESIDENT OKUMURA AND HIM ALONE!
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold up! What the hell did it mean, constant!?
Working unpaid overtime is just how these workers live, so setting it to that changes nothing
What a nightmare
There is no benefit to us if nothing changes. We can likely ignore that option entirely.
Looks like Lunch is the only option left.
IT IS NOW LUNCHTIME! LET US CONSUME OUR SLOP AND GLEEFULLY REENERGIZE!
The presses stop. Also, the phrase consume our slop is honestly pretty great, the localization can be good sometimes.
Thats more like it.
Music: Run, Run, Run!
Theres an unlocked chest if we run to the far press instead of the near one, but I wont show that for brevitys sake. It just contains a piece of armor we can wash.
Oh, right. The reason we got rid of all those enemies is that the timer persists through battle.
I might legitimately be dying, you guys
Heres another control panel, which turns off both the purple and blue presses so we can cross the first press we saw earlier and reach the door.
THE EXIT! YES! NOTHING STOPS THE BAD PERSONA 5 LETS PLAY, MOTHERFUCKER
Look. The employees that can no longer work are being put on that conveyor belt
I seriously wonder what theyre making here
Hey, its going in the same direction we are. We might learn more as we continue.
Oooh, you think this is that thing where little robots merge to make one giant one!?
I suppose I cant begrudge you for dreaming.
...Queens giving me the cold shoulder.
What!? Makoto, you lied to me! Theres morrrrrrrrahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahaahahahahaahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahohgodwhy
A safe room. Perfect.
...I think I need a break from working on this for a little while. Ill finish this in a few days.
*deep breath* Renegade has not stopped playing yet. The timer will expire in an hour or so. I will probably finish this update around that time. However, in the meantime I have been unable to sleep, and inexplicably unable keep any food down. My typing is slowed because my hands are shaking so furiously its difficult to hit the correct keys.
Also Ive had to write two papers in the last few days. Thats not a bit or a joke or anything, its just finals week. All in all, pretty hellish nightmare experience Ive been going through. But my mind is intact, and this dick cant take that.
the renegade who had it made the renegade who had it made the renegade who had it maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaade
Also, I may drift in and out of consciousness while writing this because I havent slept in three days. Okay!
drop arm. crossssssssssssssssssss.
mediarama replace diarama makoto. multi-target more good than single
An interesting thing about Renegade is that the beginning is really slow, so you can trick yourself into getting about forty-five seconds of sleep before the guitar sta--*snore*
I DO THIS WITH JOY! I DO THIS WITH JOY!
Theyre still respectin him even though they prolly see coworkers collapse from gettin overworked
Its mind control Theyve been purposefully driven into a state of overadaptation.
When a person is continually faced with oppression, they come to welcome its presence. Such psychological trickery is being used here. I experienced it first-hand for many years.
So these robots exist because Father is aware that hes exploiting his employees
Yes. We should be careful though. I doubt well be able to communicate with these ones. Well probably go straight into battle when we approach them. I suggest you prepare beforehand!
Looks like we cant just run up and fight em, cuz nothins ever simple round here. goddamn lasers. given how high Maaku can seemingly jump, he could probs just leap over that shit.
Gotta hit the prrrrrrresss.
Oh hey, a Treasure Demon. This one is honestly worse than the others because it doesnt resist elements, meaning its gonna take half its health in damage from one hit. So, we break out a different tactic.
Shinyas special move we got from Rank 1 of his Confidant lets us instantly knock this guy down in exchange for all the bullets in Maakus clip.
balm of life full revive, no mercy good ann smg. opal for sell. very sleep.
many less bad than current gun
drop other arm
then, we hit yellow (green?????) press control
stop press, cross to enemies
But we have to do this. I smell the Treasure somewhere past where they are. Brace yourselves !
I have accepted that Renegade will never stop. Please kill me.
ANY WHO APPROACHES THIS PLACE WILL BE CRUSHED! WE SHALL CARRY OUT OUR PRESIDENTS WILL WITH GLEE!
Music: Keeper of Lust
This is a simple fight. I took more damage from my own Physical attacks then I did from the enemies, because they only use Matarunda/Masukunda and regular attacks. Theyre also weak to Psy, so go nuts.
Their gimmick, though, is that theres three waves of them. Still, nothing to fear.
Well I mean, theyre overworked, brainwashed, AND forced to go up against an impossible enemy. I hope nobody ever treats me like that after I turn back into a human.
C-Come on, lets keep going! Dont look so down, Noir!
Sure, lets head to the exit.
No Theyre turning all of the worn-down robots into fuel That means the power source running this factory
Its peoples lives
Noir Are you OK?
Im not going to forgive my father for this! I cant believe this is how he sees his workers! Let us go, everyone! We will change his heart, no matter what!
Right! Were with you all the way, Noir!
Okay, we reached the end of the factory, so that seems like a good place to stop for now. Well hopefully finish the Palace next time if Im not in a psych ward by the--
*beep* *beep* *beep*
Whats that beeping? Why did Renegade stop? Is is it over?
Music: Its Not Unusual
Holy shit. Im Im crying. Is this what joy feels like? Is this what it feels like to feel true, genuine joy through abject depression for the first time in years? Im just at peace. For the first time in a long time, I feel hope--