Part 1: Chapter I - Rush Fools In
Rush Fools In -OR- What in the hell
- Video: Opening
We start out in a forest, and pan down to meet our protagonist. Ill tell you now that hes called Rush Sykes, to save us all a lot of ???? dialogue.
Damn! Where is she?
He notices some purple petals blowing in the breeze.
Music: The Search
Last Remnant drinking game #1: Take a drink each time those goddamn flowers appear in a scene. I dont think the game ever even mentions what theyre called, but boy do they ever show up a lot.
Rush hears shouting in the distance, and races off in that direction.
What in the hell
Two armies are marching upon each other. The one on the left is made up mostly of beastmen and some large animals. The one on Rushs right seems a little more organized.
The right-hand army has brought a large thing of some kind with them.
Theyre also a lot more racially diverse. The Last Remnant eschews the traditional elves and dwarves for some pretty unique-looking creatures. They even call the human analogues by a different name (Mitra). The small guys with long ears (Qsiti) are moving towards the left, and getting too close to the big thing, which is a Remnant called the Gae Bolg.
Out of the way, you idiots!
Everyone stops and silence falls.
One of the big fish-men guys (Yama) releases the framework holding the Gae Bolg.
It falls onto camera and
A large cloud of dust spreads from the impact. Im guessing the Gae Bolg is not fragile.
The leader of the army puts a special eye-patch on. Its for interfacing, I suppose youd call it, with the Gae Bolg.
The Gae Bolg is ready!
We are ready, my lord.
Victory shall be ours!
What is this?
In the midst of the army to his right, Rush spots something.
Last Remnant drinking game #2a: Take a sip each time one of Rushs sentences consists of Irina and nothing else.
Rush slips and slides his way down the steep slope, racing towards the female figure he spotted.
The enemy army charges. At least, Im pretty sure theyre the enemy, because we didnt see any of THEM get detailed models or dialogue.
Rush races into the battlefield, the screen fades to white, and
Music: Clash of Opposites
- Video: Yamarn Plains Battle (and Aftermath)
The controls to use the menu-based combat are not relevant because this is an LP. Im a keyboard+mouse using heathen anyway, and those work just fine. (By default the prompts are displayed as Xbox controller prompts, but under the Controller section of the menu how intuitive you can change that to display keyboard/mouse prompts.
Oh, our first tutorial battle, right in the middle of the introduction movie! Well, Im sure this will start us off simple at fir-
Yeah, the game just dumps you right in. You probably dont understand most of this, but dont worry, you dont need to, nor does the game expect you to understand this immediately. This is just showing you what youll eventually have to manage up front. The first couple hours will get you up to speed better.
To avoid ruining the pacing, Ill make a separate post explaining the battle UI after Chapter 3. In the meantime, just go with the flow.
The four-armed cat is called Torgal, and he is of the Sovani race. Hes going to use his quad-slice combat art. All playable Sovani characters are show-offs, and will only use Sovani-exclusive wield styles that make use of their extra limbs.
Gae Bolg: Fire!
It doesnt matter what you do, because after the first turn, all the options are gone, and you can only use the Gae Bolg. You cant lose this battle.
Eh? What is Emma doing? Shes too close!
The Gae Bolgs firing sequence is complete. Not even Lord David can stop it now
Being too close to the Gae Bolgs target will never come up again.
The Gae Bolgs firing sequence is suitably impressive. The display of enemy unions to the right means that it is an area-effect attack, which can affect multiple unions.
Well, uh, everything near the blast seems to have crumbled to black ash, so I guess thats the end of Rush.
Oh, never mind, he and the woman he was chasing are safe within some kind of bubble.
The bubble shrinks until it disappears back into Rushs talisman.
Irina? Huh? Who are you?
Thats what I should be asking you!
W-wait, hold on!
The ground starts to rumble
And collapses under their feet. Insert the obligatory well, that was a short LP joke here.
Flower Count: 1
Irina Count: 2
Video: Yamarn Plains Battle (and Aftermath)
Next Time: Well be sending someone to pick you up.