Part 2: Day 2: Don't Kill Me (Part 1)Day 2: Don't Kill Me (Part 1)
While the first day opens with a cutscene, the rest open with a screen like this.
Neku seems to have waken up in a place far from 104.
Where? He doesn't know. Neku isn't too familiar with Shibuya.
Shiki has already woken up, and is checking out something on her phone.
: Grow up. Youre obnoxious...
: Umm...Is something wrong?
: Where are we?
: Isnt this the underpass by the station? I can hear the trains.
: Thats weird. Howd we get here?
Their phones beep, indicating a new message.
: Theres the mission!
A flash of light and a surge of pain goes through both of them.
: Timers back. Whats it for?
: The mission. ...You really dont know? If we dont clear the mission before the timer hits zero, well both be erased!
: Sounds crazy to me. But...maybe not that crazy. I saw it happen to those people by the station. And met a Reaper. ...I cant believe Im even entertaining that thought. But I know what I heard. ...Wait.
: I think we fell asleep after the mission. But thats OK. We need to focus on today!
: Have you lost your MIND? Its anything but OK! We were in the middle of a street, in broad daylight! Why would we fall asleep!?
Though Neku's not paying attnetion, we should.
: Maybe we passed out. And then...woke up here? Everything between is a blank.
: But then whats the curse? ...Neku?
: Did somebody drag us here? Or-
: Cmon, Neku, pay attention!
: Hey! What, now youre ignoring me? If we dont work together, well fail the mission!
: You dont have to be like this.
There's nothing in the underpass besides another guy in a red hoodie.
...Who won't talk to Neku. Upon trying to leave...
: So now were trapped in here.
: No... Well never finish the mission now.
: All she ever does is whine... ...Why not?
: Because this is the way to Hachiko.
: Then we have to get through. We got past the wall yesterday. Is there some kind of rule?
: What should we do?
: Dont just stand there. Think of something!
: I AM thinking.
: That guy in the red hoodie. Ive seen him before.
: Neku. What are you looking at? That guy... You know him?
: I remember... He was at the crossing yesterday, by the wall. Who is he?
Im gonna try reading his mind.
Not a thing. Scanning reveals nothing.
: I cant read him.
: What!? You cant scan him?
: I had no trouble scanning people yesterday. Maybe the rules changed? Or maybe the pin is broken.
: Can we finish the mission without being able to scan?
: Hmm... What if its just him? Maybe hes special.
: What now!?
: That guy is coming right towards us!
: Huh? What are you talking about?
: Are those the conditions to move on?
: I dont see any Noise!
I like this guy. He's pretty calm about this whole thing.
: He left. What a creepy guy.
: I dont know what his deal is... But hes part of the Game, thats for sure. Which can only mean one thing. Interesting... His kind cant be scanned? "The world is more than just what you see." So to find the Noise... Hey. Lets get rid of the Noise.
: How? Theyre not here!
: Yes they are. We have to scan for them.
: You think? All right! Lets try it. But first...
Oh god please, Pyrokinesis sucks.
You... didn't notice all of those pins? It would've made Day 1 easier if I had them.
: Why not test them out?
: Remember the flame pin yesterday?
: This one?
: Well, I wasnt able to use it. So maybe--
: I get it. Certain pins only work for certain people. Ive got to try them all and see. ...Talk about a hassle. All right, lets see what I can do.
It's a pretty splash screen, isn't it?
Battle Video: Slash and Touch tutorials
Like the video description says, Thunderbolt is bugged to be half-speed so it misses half of the time. Besides that, you're given a bunch of low-efficiency pins so you produce pitiful numbers.
Efficiency is how much of your attack score the psych deals as damage. Neku has 10 attack, and with the 11-attack shockwave pin, he has 21 effective attack. However, with the psych's 35% efficiency it only deals 8 damage a hit.
Psychokinesis has a variable efficiency depending on what you're flinging. That motorcycle has somewhere around 80-90%. SUVs have over a 100%!
Upon defeating the noise...
: But what about the wall? Its still- Huh!? Its gone! Why?
: Because we took out the Noise.
: So thats the trick to getting past the walls. But...thats odd.
: Whats odd?
: I heard you can only beat the Noise in pairs. But I fought them alone.
: Hmm, me too...
: I couldnt see you while I was fighting.
Thats because he was in the other zone.
The Noise exist simultaneously in two zones. And the only way to defeat them is by purging them from both.
He then leaves.
: Wait, but- What is with that guy?
: He knows too much... He must be one of them.
: Well, anyway...You did great. You were able to use all the pins!
: Youre like some sort of psych genius!
: Come on. Using a couple of pins doesnt make anyone a genius. Dont be naïve. The bigger question... is where these came from.
: So why two? You only need one.
: How should I know? Why do I have any of them? I need them for psychs, so I can stop the Noise from killing me. But howd I get em?
: Well, umm...
: Youre the one who said I only need one...
: Think how lucky I am! My partners a psych whiz. A genius! Youre a genius, Neku! Id never make it without you!
: If youre going to flatter someone... you could try to sound a little genuine.
: Neku, you listening?
: Stop that. Im just trying to be nice.
: Im listening.
: Would you shut the hell up! I just met you. I dont like you. And I dont give a rats ass if you think Im rude!
: You dont have to yell...
: Now shes playing with her phone? Forget this.
Neku leaves the underpass.
: Hey! Wait up!
She leaves the underpass too, once outside she begins to catch up with Neku.
: Neku...Stop! Wait for me! Where are you going? Im your partner!
: Um... What? Youve got the wrong person. Neku, you know this guy?
: Dont insult me.
: Need a hint? Go ask your friends.
: "Friends"? What are you talking about?
: Shut up, yo! You aint foolin me! I cant scan you. You gotta be widdem! You cant outsmart me, yo.
: Wait! Just--
: Beat! Stop it
: Theyre Players, just like us.
: See? Theyve got Player Pins. Players must not be able to scan each other. Remember? You couldnt scan me either.
I like Beat. He's earnest but a bit... dim. His speech is pretty heavy in slang, so it's hard to tell what's a typo anymore. No. Really. It is. I am not making excuses!
: No worries. You just gave us a start.
: Yesterday this pink-haired chick cornered us before we could get to 104. Then pinky sicked a buncha Noise on us... Messed us up bad, yo.
: So thats why you were out for payback.
: Yup. ...Hey, hold up. We should do introductions.
: Hi! Im Shiki. That over theres Neku. Hes my partner.
Neku proceeds to be aloof and brooding for the rest of the scene.
: Whas with the phones? He still mad?
: No...hes just Neku. Dont feel bad.
: ...Hey, I know! Lemme give you a tip to make up for jumpin yas. You figure out how to use your phones yet?
: You mean our cell phones? Well...we dont get any calls... Sending messages doesnt work either. All we do is check the mission mail. Why? Do they do anything else?
: We played around a bit and found some things--
: Whoa, you mean you aint usin yours? You two gonna get owned down the road, yo!
: Umm... I guess...
: Its cool! You two got questions, ask us. Gotta put our heads together, you feel me?
Several conversations like this appear through the game. Let's go down the list, starting with
Using the phone
: So about the phone...
: Yeah. You can use it to pick out your pins.
: Pick them out? How?
: Then you can try it out!
: We can keep it?
: Sure. We had extras.
: Wow! Thanks!
The pink-haired chick
: Heh, that cow?
: She attacked us in the scramble crossing. Those black wings... She's prob'ly a Reaper.
: Yeah, we couldn't scan her.
: So, it doesn't work on Reapers...
: Or on other Players, apparently.
: Guess we found that out the hard way.
: So if she's a Reaper, does that mean she gives out the missions?
: Who knows... Yo, that reminds me-- 'sup with today's mission? It don't make sense.
: Yeah, about that...
"The pink-haired chick" opened up an extra topic, but we're going down the list as it is.
The Reaper's Game
: Do you know anything about the Reaper's Game?
: Just that you have to stay alive for seven days.
: And somethin' about a new mission every day.
: The Reapers send them?
: Gotta be. It's their Game, right?
: And if we fail the mission, they erase us.
: ...Maybe not.
: Beat and I never made it to 104. But here we are.
: So like... we don't gotta play? Sweet!
: It's too early to say. We should carry out the missions. I don't want to find out what happens if these timers hit zero. Do you? Thankfully, ours vanished yesterday before time ran out.
: Hmm... Ours went away when we got to 104.
: Hey, you think you and Neku finishing the mission might've got Beat and I off the hook?
: What's your take on the mission?
: The cursed sculpture or whatever?
: It's gotta be Hachiko.
: Yeah! That's just what I said! But what's the curse?
: Hmm... You got me.
: We should probably start by heading that way.
: Can't. There's a wall, yo.
: Again? What's up with that? We keep hitting these invisible walls...
: I think we trapped in here, or somethin'. I tried breakin' the walls, and they don't break.
: But some you can get through.
: We noticed guys in red by the walls we were able to pass.
You can repeat topics if you want to review the information in them, but there's no need since I used the magic of keyboards to provide a transcript. We're done with this one.
: Thanks for all the info! Specially about the phone! Thats gonna be a huge help.
: Heh heh. Good! Always happy to help.
: I feel ready to take on anything!
: Yeah, well-- you might not wanna say that. Rhymes thinkin things is gonna get tough. Yo, we should all work together!
: They say two heads are better than one. And four has to be better than two!
: Great idea! I am so in! Itll be more fun that way. Right, Neku?
Neku finally speaks up.
: What!? Neku, you cant mean that!
: Forget it. I cant take one more minute of your nagging. I dont need a bunch of strangers bringing me down.
: Neku! How can you say that?
: Dont ask me. Maybe Im just angry.
: Were on your si--
: But the Player Pins!
: Thats not enough.
: Yo, Phones! What the hells your problem!? We just lookin out for you, and you treat us like this?
: Dont get angry, Beat... I can see where Nekus coming from. I shouldnt have opened my big mouth...
: Aw, Rhyme...
: Screw you! We dont want your help! Les bounce, Rhyme.
Beat and Rhyme leave.
: Wait, no! Were sorry! ...They left. Nice going, Neku! We should all stick together, and you know it!
: Then why dont you go with them?
: Listen to yourself... Were partners, Neku. But I dont understand you!
: Let yourself in. You can scan me.
: You know thats impossible! Besides, were right here. Lets just talk to each other--
: And say what? Im not opening up to anyone. Ever.
This update has gotten long enough. Next time, curses, battles, and pigs!
<Genisi> Hey ofs gimmie shoutout in lp pzl
<%OFSheep> "This goes out to my homie Genisi who got whacked in the Bronx for being a chump who thought Eyes Full of Hope was a good pin. Pour out a fortie for him. Or not, save the booze."