The Let's Play Archive

Shin Megami Tensei II

by Luisfe

Part 2: Bonus Update 1

First update: Okamoto's Gym.

New game!

The game does not start like the first one, with a dream, instead it starts with the main character waking up in Okamoto's gym, a third class gymnasium for Gladiators in the Millenium. The main character is currently a Second Class citizen of Millenium (authorized to have an Arm Terminal, a device that works just like the portable computer Stamos had), suffering from amnesia, and who may be more than he appears to be...

Clearly, the main character was asleep. Delicious and lazy sleep.

If the main character is anything like me, at least a couple more hours.

Hawk? What?
So no assignable name for the main character?  not yet, soon. SOON. 

Oooh, a Tournament.
And the finals!
The opponents must have been real wimps, because "Hawk" right now is very, very weak.


So he had to be saved by the old guy. Okay.

But at the same time, he is a Drunken Master. Or something like that. Interesting.

Hawk sets records.

Hawk sets awesome records.

Amnesia. Yay for that cliché plot device.

Isn't that one of Claudio Frollo's lines?

Suuure, it sure isn't for other factors besides that...

This dude agrees.

Getting out of hell holes is a good motivation.

Haneda is probably his rival, and possibly the cause of his bad luck.

No slacking. Okay.

Let's see what he says if one selects "Leave"

(was used to Snes9x's screenshot button )


Save then:

Aaah, sleeping, the most relaxing training ever.

Time to choose Training, at last.

The green lines indicate that it is high tech virtual reality. A simulated dungeon!

Turning back makes this happen...

Well, that's a typo, surely.


A Virtual Zombie Dog!
A undead canine! Easily dispatched.

A Poltergeist! Spooky!
There are really 3 of them, or one that changes between 3 positions.

Wikipedia posted:

Poltergeist (help·info) (German for noisy ghost) is a term used to describe a supposed spirit or ghost that manifests itself by moving and influencing inanimate objects.

Reports of poltergeist activity typically feature raps, bumps, thumps, knocks, footsteps, and bed shaking, all without a discernible point of origin or physical reason for occurrence. Many accounts also report objects being thrown about the room, furniture being moved, and even people being levitated. Though rare, a few reported poltergeists have been purported to speak, including the The Bell Witch in 1817 and Gef the Talking Mongoose in 1931.

... Talking Mongoose? Will have to check that article later. Sounds amusing.

A Gaki!

Wikipedia posted:

Preta (Sanskrit) or Peta (Pāli), Tibetan yi.dvags, is the name for a type of supernatural being described in Buddhist, Hindu and Jain texts that undergoes more than human suffering, particularly an extreme degree of hunger and thirst. They are often translated into English as "Hungry ghosts", from the Chinese, which in turn is derived from later Indian sources generally followed in Mahayana Buddhism. In early sources such as the Petavatthu, they are much more varied. The desciptions below apply mainly in this narrower context.

Pretas are believed to have been jealous or greedy people in a previous life. As a result of their karma, they are afflicted with an insatiable hunger for a particular substance or object. Traditionally, this is something repugnant or humiliating, such as human corpses or feces, though in more recent stories, it can be anything, however bizarre.

In Japan, preta is translated as Japanese: gaki (餓鬼, "hungry ghost").

The virtual Gaki is hungry for Hawk's flesh. It shall not get it.

And after a little while, having a couple of level ups in the easy dungeon, Hawk faces this particular monster:

Unlike the Resident Evil ones, it was slightly harder than the dogs.

Time to select the "leave" option once more.

His savings! ALL OF THEM.  of course, when you waste all your money in the Casino, it is not easy to get savings :P 

Adcancing a bit, and entering the neighboring apartment thing or whatever, this event happens:



*hint hint* Name required.

If one refuses to give him a name:

What would be an appropriate name for Zayin/Zain? And no way I am letting that guy name them, why? If you let the guy name them all, the main character gets a nasty Law alignment from the beggining, and guess what path I would like to follow? :P