Part 150: 11/13: Side Note: Seasons Dont Fear The ReaperPart 141.5: 11/13: Side Note: Seasons Dont Fear The Reaper
Music: Tokyo Emergency
...Juuuuuust kidding! Were not going into the Palace just yet. Well reload a save and do that next update. First, though, theres something I really need to show off.
Yeah, theres been an outbreak Im sure lots of people are suffering through it.
I see Those feelings might have an effect on Mementos
Whats this flu gonna do to it?
It might have something to do with peoples negative emotions
Uh whats that even mean ?
Im not entirely sure. This is a first for me too, so lets go find out with our own eyes.
Hmm, whatever could the effect of Flu Season be? Well...
Music: Last Surprise
...Its despair. Remember despair? The ailment that makes you totally unable to act, drains your SP, and kills you after three turns? That seems a little overpowered, doesnt it? Well, just you wait!
See, Mementos weather effects apply to any fight in the main halls (so the boss areas are unaffected), not counting ones where you get ambushed for some reason. Any fight. If you remember back to the very early updates where we went to Mementos and got a certain warning, you might already know where Im going with this.
Were going to hang out on the early floors so no Shadows bug us and just sit in a dead end waiting. For what, you ask? Why, were waiting for it to spawn.
Five minutes or so later
The rattling of chains can be heard
There he is off in the distance.
Music: Last Surprise
After one failed attempt where he killed me, I decide to let him ambush me because he doesnt get two turns at the start when he does that. Unfortunately, he cant get the despair effect when this happens, so no dice. I eventually just hit him again and it works. And boy, does it work.
One thing I should point out is that I was wrong once again: Anat can transform, just not in a cool way. The animation of Johanna rolling up pre-skill use still happens, but Makoto doesnt hop on, it just transforms into Anat at the very end. Lame.
This fight honestly isnt worth not cheesing, for the simple reason that The Reaper takes almost no damage from anything. Almighty does slightly more (Akechis Megidola does about 3 times this), but still not enough to make even a dent.
The Reaper has an absurd amount of SP for the record.
And we beat it. That was easy guys, I dont know what the big fuss was about.
We get 72 thousand experience for that. Whatever, Ill take it, but it sucks that I have to reload and lose it all.
Only 3500 yen!? What!?
And that was enough for our entire party to level up about nine times. Cool. We probably wont end up doing that again without reloading, but its a neat trick that the game seems to all but encourage you exploit. For this LP, Im fine with doing things the intended way mostly.
Anyway next time, well actually finally enter the Palace. I mean it this time.