Part 215: Addendum IV: Time Enough At LastAddendum IV: Time Enough At Last
Persona 5 The Royal has been revealed. Im currently in a state of abject denial as to what I have truly gotten myself into. But, uh lets just show some NG+, I guess?
This update is going to cover about two in-game months and eight hours of recorded gameplay, most of which is me fast-forwarding through scenes. Real fun to sort through, believe me. So, to save my own sanity, were going to skip over pretty much everything I deem irrelevant. Time for a heavily condensed slideshow!
We cant summon our old Personas until we head into Kamoshidas Palace by choice for the first time, but with our weapon upgrades we can one-shot pretty much anything we run into before then.
Well, not this mini-boss, because it doesnt actually let you kill it!
Heres a weird quirk of NG+. Since you keep your social stats, theres basically nothing to do for a long time, especially in the very early game where you dont have a lot of Confidants. Remember how much training we did at the gym in the endgame of our original run, because we were out of other options? Thats only gonna get worse from here on in. Were gonna have so much HP, though.
Unfortunately, training in our room only increases HP, not SP. It may not have an associated cost besides Protein, but the gym is still better once we unlock it through Ryujis Confidant.
Never gonna get tired of Maaku Yamchaing himself.
And yes, we are going to really stock up on that Protein for all our training days.
One benefit of maxed Proficiency is that we can now make enough Lockpicks to actually open every chest in Madarames Palace without spending extra nights. Were also going to use pretty much all of Kawakamis free time in class to make more Lockpicks for Mementos and such, because theres nothing else to spend it on, really. Not like were reading books, like a nerd.
Speaking of Confidants, I dont include any footage from them in this update, but the general strategy is to prioritize unlocking each one ASAP so we can reunlock the NG+ carryover benefits. Were also likely to head into Mementos much more frequently once we get Confidant requests, because sitting on those for a long time doesnt seem right anymore.
Once we finally get the ability to resummon old Personas back, we make the mighty Thor because hes strong but also not exorbitantly expensive, and covers an arcana we need. Since we only have six Persona slots, space is at a premium, so we cant just go get Yoshitsune because then were gonna have him taking up room for months before Shinya appears.
Thors immense Strength helps us shred pretty much everything we run into.
We even make it to the end of Kamoshidas Palace having used almost no SP, primarily relying on melee attacks.
Thor will even delete a major chunk of Asmodeus health. And the best part is that since Physical Skills work off an HP percentage, you can use them a ton even in the earlygame.
One thing we never did in the original run was rent DVDs to watch on our TV, because it was pretty pointless for our strategy to max our social stats and there isnt even an associated trophy or anything. That said, we should at least check it out.
More weird parodies, heh.
Two weeks later...
Oh fuck oh shit I forgot to return the DVD, Im hosed, my credit is ruined, Ill never be able to buy that house
I didnt even watch it! I suck!
300 yen per day? My concept of money is broken at this point, but it doesnt seem that bad.
As this is your first time, I will waive the late fee.
If you miss the due date again, you will need to pay a late fee. Please try to return DVDs on time. Dont count on this again, OK?
All right, we dont have to pay the fine! Try to be a little more careful next time though, OK?
Psh, Ill be fine, cat.
Since I have clearly learned nothing, lets rent another DVD!
We get the top score once again, but this time in a test we bombed originally. Maybe Sojiro will have a reward for us!
Also, we get badmouthed by the whole school again! Great!
I guess you cant judge a book by its cover. This is for you. I got it cheap nearby.
It may not be the in thing for kids today, but aint it dandy? Keep it up, kid.
Thanks, Boss! Its only equippable on Maaku, though.
Wait, didnt we need to return that DVD?
Oh fuck oh shit
Hm? This isnt the first time youre late, is it? Didnt I warn you?
Well, to be fair, Im stupid. You should have known better than to give me a second chance.
Ugh, There are a bunch of customers in line, and my shifts already over
There are a bunch of people in line renting standard definition DVDs in 2016?
Since there are extenuating circumstances, Ill waive the late fee this time. If you miss the due date again, you will need to pay the fee. Please try to return DVDs on time. Dont count on this again, OK?
You seem bad at your job.
And once again, lets rent a DVD. For real this time.
Anyway, we can skip Azazels entire paint gimmick by killing him in a single cycle, which is trivial with Thor. The first several Palaces are just cake in NG+.
And lets cap this one off by saying hey once again to our favorite terrible stalker. I missed this, she should really keep doing it even after she joins.