The Let's Play Archive

Shin Megami Tensei II

by Luisfe

Part 17

This page is getting ridiculous with the screenshots D:

Sixteenth Update:

Oh god they are inside.

Aleph needs a drink to cope with this event.

... What?
Aleph will definitely need ANOTHER drink. Also, shouldn't this dude be fighting the demons OUT of the bar?
Maybe he was stationed there to protect the valuable BOOZE.



The dude in the Bar said the same. It wasn't just drunken rambling.

Wanted some excuse to visit Holytown again, got it now.
Valhalla can wait.

Ah, Holytown, much better now that it is not freezing, and not filled with Basilisk gases.

But still filled with DANGER.

A piece of Junk.

High HP. That's it.

A Ghoulette!
That is, a Female Ghoul, durr.

Wikipedia posted:

A ghoul (Arabic ,غول ġūl) is a monster from ancient Arabian folklore that dwells in burial grounds and other uninhabited places. The English word comes from the Arabic name for the creature: الغول ghūl, which literally means "demon".[1] The ghul is a devilish type of jinn believed to be sired by Iblis.[2]

The female form is given as "ghouleh" in Muhawi and Kanaana (see ref below). The plural is "ghilan".

Ghul is also the name for a desert-dwelling shapeshifting demon that can assume the guise of an animal, especially a hyena. It lures unwary travellers into the desert wastes to slay and devour them. The creature also preys on young children, robs graves, and eats the dead[3]. Because of the latter habit, the word ghoul is sometimes used to refer to an ordinary human such as a grave robber, or to anyone who delights in the macabre. The word "ghoul" has also been used to describe cannibals such as Jeffrey Dahmer.[citation needed]. The term "ghoul" may also be used as slang, particularly in Ireland, to describe a person who acts in an odd and/or humorous manner.[citation needed]

The star Algol takes its name from this creature.[4]


First, let's check the NEWS.

God damnit. He is in Valhalla. Oh well. No point in wasting a trip to holytown. Maybe there will be something interesting around here.

Time to go in.

No messiah has a plunger for an arm!

Now that there are people in Holytown, the bar must be open!

Quite aggressive.

Aleph does not need to look for Fame OR Fortune. He knows he's got both.
After all, he is the champ, isn't he?

So there is a tunnel down there, eh? Interesting information.

Holy shit.

Holy holy shit.

And then he goes back to his glass.

And Aleph has the dolls...

Something happens in this place:

Pillar acquired!

Time to check what fortune Aleph has (hey, he knows he HAS fortune, but he doesn't know what kind )

Okay. Valhalla. Yeah. Whatever. The fortunes don't want Aleph to be in Holytown

Yeah, but not right now.



In this Casino, they have different prizes for the lucky winners. Including some very expensive ones.

They have the same games, two types of Slots, Keno, and B&S.

And their Big & Small has different prizes as well.

Star Glove! Increases luck, but is not an improvement over the current equipment.

Bingo Hat! Increases luck, and is better than the current headwear.

and the Screp! Increases speed, and is a better weapon than what Rei is currently using.

Bored of winning slowly in the B&S, it is time to give a chance to Keno.
I thought that the numbers were going to be rerolled every time that the game started.
I was wrong.
One can easily abuse the system with Savestates. And so, I did.


The Smile Stare has lower attack stats than the Miracle Glock, but it is better than the m16. Why? A) Very good selling price. B)It hits from five to seven times. That guaranteees that MORE damage will be dealt with it than with the M16.
It is an awesome gun.

The Valhalla Sword is unusabe at the moment. It is a Female Only sword... And it needs a Chaotic person to wield it.
Rei is very much a Lawful person, so she can't use it.

That's it with the things that are in the first part. Time to go out.


Allrighty, they are treasure hunters.

He's got a point, you know?

Time to go back in and fuse a couple of minions.

FALSE messiah, goddamnit.

Ah, at last, the Terminal works.

And so does the DISCO!

She's into her job.

But. The music is the SAME!

Holy shit, the security MUST be pretty damn lax in the disco.

Hms. Pillars, eh?
Aleph already has one of them, and knows that someone got the Jupiter Pillar in the Factory...

Oh, really?

And when one comes back in the FULL MOON:



Time to check the CHURCH.

First of all, it is not blue anymore.

And inside the Mesia Church room, there is actually a Mesian priest!

Aleph is not feeling too charitable.

And there is this weird dude doing... Something.


And in King Frost's room:

Other than that, it is exactly the same as before.

A MALE Ghoul!


Time to hit the Virtuals, it's always important to be in TOP SHAPE!

A Nightmare!

Map of the first level.

Ugly boss Corpus/Corpse.

VIDEO: Click me for easy bossfight!


Slightly less ugly boss Gurulu! (also known as: GURR).

SMT3 Demonic Compendium posted:

A demon that takes the shape of a giant bird in Sri Lankan mythology. It is rumored to be a derivation of Garuda.

A Power!

Wikipedia posted:

The Powers are the bearers of conscience and the keepers of history. The angels of birth and death are Powers. They are academically driven and are concerned with ideology, philosophy, theology, religion, and documents pertaining to those studies. Powers are the brain trusts: a group of experts who serve as advisers and policy planners. They are also the warrior angels created to be completely loyal to God, thus the only order created after the fall. Some believe that no Powers have ever fallen from Grace but others say that not only have some of them Fallen, the Devil was believed to have been the Chief of the Powers before he Fell. Their duty is to oversee the distribution of power among mankind, hence their name.

The bastards are STRONG.



And the last boss of the Holytown Virtuals:


Wikipedia posted:

In Greek mythology a Cyclops (pronounced Cyclōps), or Kyklops (Greek Κύκλωψ, is a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single round eye in the middle of its forehead. The plural is Cyclopes (prounounced Cyclōpis) or Kyklopes (Greek Κύκλωπες. The name means "round-" or "wheel-eyed".

Hesiod describes one group of cyclopes and Homer describes another. In Hesiod's Theogony, Zeus releases three Cyclopes, the sons of Uranus and Gaia, from the dark pit of Tartarus. They provide Zeus's thunderbolt, Hades' helmet of invisibility, and Poseidon's trident, and the gods use these weapons to defeat the titans. In a famous passages of Homer's Odyssey, the hero Odysseus encounters the Cyclops Polyphemus, the son of Poseidon and a nereid (Thoosa), who lives with his fellow Cyclopes in a distant country. The connection between the two groups has been debated in antiquity and by modern scholars.

Click me for boss fight!

Two points available, sirs! Where should they be used?