Part 57: 6/25: The Nice MeltdownPart 56: 6/25: The Nice Meltdown
Theres some important news coming at the end of this update, everyone. Just read normally, youll understand in time.
Music: Tokyo Emergency
First things first, we need some stuff from Takemi.
Music: Butterfly Kiss
Some of these will greatly increase our survivability, but theyre not the only reason were here.
No, the main reason we came to the clinic is for SP Adhesive 3. If you dont remember what this does, it gives us Invigorate 3, which restores 7 SP per turn on whoever has it equipped. We were only going to buy one of these, but considering that we have yet to actually incur the massive expense we went to Mementos to save up for due to the Palace visit getting pushed up, we can afford to buy two while still having plenty left over. Since the end goal is to have four of these, one for every active party member, we might as well buy a second one now. Well stick one on ourselves and give the other to Makoto.
Music: Tokyo Emergency
Now, its time to head to the Palace.
You all were using code names, werent you?
Youre quite perceptive.
This times a hard one Maybe somethin like Shoulder Pads?
Why in the world did you focus on that ?
I refuse to be called that.
What about Rider?
Sounds too much like a smuggler. Next.
Im not a mastermind though. Next. Wont you give me something better to work with?
She reminds me of an empress. You got anything, Joker?
Whoa, I totally see it!
It fits so well that Im at a loss for words here.
Queen It has a nice ring to it. I like it. Lets go with that. Now then, could you explain to me the strategy for this mission?
This is approaching Naoto levels of not understanding that were all idiots.
Uhh We pretty much look around the area, I provide navigation when needed, and then
If we run into Shadows, we beat the shit outta em!
Very well then. I feel like Ill be useful for sure. It seems my role is to be the brain of this team. Ill analyze Monas information and give out orders. Any objections?
I bet Skulls definitely the type thatll be under a girls thumb.
Mona, will you begin navigating us?
Him too, it seems...
Apparently we are acknowledged as customers who can be extorted.
...Thats fine. We can take advantage of his negligence.
Though I will say, its a little scary every time.
Approaching the front door reveals that it is impassable.
It seems as though they didnt want to leave that gaping hole...
But we cant get in now...
Sorry I think I might have taken it a little too far...
Thats right. We would have been in serious danger had it not been for Queens actions.
The details are no longer important. Let us search for a new infiltration point, Joker.
Lets examine this suspicious pig statue.
Wait. I can feel a draft coming from underneath the statue Doesnt this seem strange to you, Joker?
...Especially that placard. I wonder why it looks so odd.
Why dont we check it out?
The statue moves, and that weird Legend of Zelda chime plays again.
Lets head inside After were adequately prepared, of course.
I dont remember seeing this place last time Just where exactly are we ?
There has to be a map somewhere. For now, lets try to explore and search for the Treasure.
We dont got any business with reception anymore, right? Lets try attackin some new places!
That should be OK, but there will be a lot of enemies. Try to be careful, OK?
These Nekomata are weak to Electricity and use Wind and Physical.
High Pixies are weak to Gun and Nuclear, and like to put party members to sleep, heal, and use Wind.
An elevator arrives.
The Shadow gets in the elevator, and it descends.
It looks like there are lower floors in here too
Hm, but that elevator is lacking a control panel.
They probably control it from a security room. Its a simple, but effective measure of screening.
That must mean they really dont want anyone going down there...
Orobas is weak to Bless and uses Sukukaja and Fire attacks.
Angel is weak to Curse (not Gun, though, the first winged enemy weve seen that isnt), and likes to try to instant-kill us with Hama and also blow itself up. Sure, why not? This place is hell.
Im not sure I can handle that...
Ymean cause youre a cat?
I meant cause it might be quicker or smarter than other enemies! J-Just be careful, Joker!
I dont know about smarter, but these things are definitely a hell of a lot faster than other enemies.
In a second, theyre on you. Its really important to get the ambush, because if they catch you off guard theyre likely to get the advantage.
This is Orthrus. Its weak to Ice and really, really likes Fire.
We see the ever-rare hostage situation once more here.
Lets call in for help this time, just to see what its like.
A true hero by the name Vitam1nB...
A shot from offscreen forces the enemy to back away.
Finally, we see yet another Oni.
One thing Makoto can do is sub in occasionally for navigation duties. Its pretty neat. It also wont save us here!
Oni still loves using Rampage!
Now, fine, we just go do all that again and--
Okay, one more ti--
All right, lets think about this calmly and approach this with--
Im not mad. Its funny, actually. Just one more tr--
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...Nope, no more of this. Im done. Im not kidding. This is too much. All this work to appease you chattering imbeciles, but its never enough, is it? You think you know more about this game than me just because you constantly point out my countless grievous factual errors, huh? Well, maybe you do, but thats not the point! You wastrels get off on this, dont you?
Persona 5 has no chill. Just because you leave on the wrong Persona multiple times and refuse to change your strategy at all between deaths, it keeps happening? What bullshit is this? This is the worst gaming experience Ive had since my heavily savescummed playthrough of XCOM 2!
And you realize Im never actually going to finish this game, right? Its been five months and Im not even halfway done. This LP is an asymptote. I committed to this thinking it would be an interesting way to spend some time and get some e-cred. I never thought Id spend most of my Sunday rewatching footage of me dying five times in a row in the first three rooms of this fucking Palace that smells like butts and oh god what am I doing with my life.
This isnt worth it. Goodbye forever.