Part 18: Day 3: Roamin' The Streets (Part 1)Day 3: Roamin' The Streets (Part 1)
: And Joshua? ...Hes on the phone again.
: Youll have it all ready for me, wont you?
: Whos he talking to? Same person as yesterday? ......
: Well, shouldnt be long till the mission shows up.......
: OK... Whats the deal? It never takes this long. Am I even getting reception?
: ...That smile makes me nervous. What are you scheming now? Yeees?
: Youre coming with me today, right? Theres someplace Id like to go.
: You never followed through on your promise yesterday. So today, youre making it up to me. ...Right? We havent got anything else to do yet. So lets go take care of my stuff first.
: No way! I told you yesterday--first, we do the mission. Then you can play around. Besides, the mission could show up any sec--
: Whoa, youre right. There it is, Neku! Lets see...
: Fifteen minutes!? Thats on the other side of Shibuya!
: Wed better hurry, then.
: No joke! Shut up and start running!
But as is OFS tradition I get distracted by chump noise.
Such as jellies. Jellies float around lazily, sometimes spreading their tentacles to hit Neku or Joshua if they get close and inflict immobilize. Sometimes they shoot a bolt of lightning between the Jellies and reproduce, creating a whole new jelly that floats around.
Sometimes, they produce mutant jellies.
These guys have different pin drops and everything, along wtih higher EXP and PP rewards. They aren't all that uncommon, but you may still have to sit and wait for one.
Anyway, the trip proceeds smoothly through the Dept. Store, but once Neku reaches Cadoi City...
: Ugh! Not one of THEM?
: Looks like theres a wall up ahead.
: Dammit, we dont have time for this! ...Theres only one way to Cat Street. And thats through here. Quick, lets clear the wall!
For clearing the wall, Joshua gains his counterattack, so to speak. It moves enemies to the other side of the screen and immobilizes them.
Towa Records is selling some new CDs. Still not Rush Hour.
Cars drive by. It's neat.
I've had one of these sitting around for ages.
The park itself is looking nice.
Anyway, we're finally at our goal, Cat Street.
: Huh? No timer... Wait! Was there ever a timer? I never stopped to notice before... But our phones got the...
: Whew! We finally made it. Its that café just over there, Neku.
: Im surprised it worked this well.
: You...UGH! I cant believe you!
: Oh, come on. No harm done. Its not like we have a real mission yet. Anyway, here we are--so let me get this done.
But first, the Jupiter of the Monkey store is here.
Jupiter of the Monkey, a 4th wall-breaking reference (Jupiter, one of the companies that worked on TWEWY, was formed on the Year of the Monkey), has sports wear. shorts, jackets, tennis shoes, the works. Still stylish with a generally blue asthetic, the pieces are named after assorted Japanese deities.
Yes, those are Neku's shorts. The ones he has on now.
And that's his shirt, the one he has on now.
Notice that the clerk is rapping. JotM is awesome like that.
Anyway I buy a lot because it's all low-bravery stuff that gives Neku a lot of stat boosts. And because the clerk raps.
Anyway, time to go into that cafe.
: Mr. Hanekoma!?
: Hmm? Oh, Phones! What, youre in the Game again?
: Yeah... And because of that, Shikis... She was my entry fee.
: They took the young lady, huh...
: Well, buck up. Nothin you can do about that right now. Sides, boss, Im sure she understands.
: I see you two are acquainted.
: The two seem to go way back. Is this where Joshua learned all about the UG?
: I hate to seem impatient, but could we, you know?
: Sure thing, J. Lemme see your phones.
: Yours too, Neku.
: My phone? What do you need with it?
: Gimme just a sec, guys.
: I told him we were coming, so it shouldnt take long.
: Told him how? Wait, so you the person you were talking to on the phone was--
: Mr. H, of course.
: Man, now I feel like an idiot. Mr. Hanekomas got his secrets, but Ill trust him over this kid. I guess...if Mr. H is OK with him, I dont have to worry quite so much.
: Sorry for the wait, guys. Here ya go.
: Thanks. Now we can finally go on a little hunt.
: A hunt? For what?
: Youll see when we find it. Lets step out front and give the tracker a whirl.
They step out front and give the tracker a whirl.
: ......Just what is this tracker tracking?
: Ready to go, Neku? Well canvass Shibuya and look for signals.
: Should I really go along with this?
: Whats up, Phones? You look like ya got something on your mind.
Yup, a lot of words from Hanekoma. Two day 3s in a row.
It's okay because Hanekoma is cool.
: So this is your place?
: Yup! I call it WildKat. Pretty hip, right?
: Yeah... Its a nice enough looking place, but...nobodys here. Hows he paying the rent?
: I got to be such an addict, I started up my own café.
: Because you love...beans. Who gets into coffee because they like BEANS? Thats just... No.
: Oh, hey! I said Id fix you up with a cuppa last time, huh? Have one for the road, man.
: Ive known him for a while now. Hed swing by when he was bored, and wed talk. See, hes a little special...
: Yeah. He sees things.
: Things? Like what? I see dead people, kind of sees things?
: And when he wanted to talk about it, he came to me. There arent many folks whod listen, If you know what I mean. In a way, hes been alone all his life. Hes pretty aloof, and can get prickly from time to time, but hes not a bad kid. In any case, hes your partner. Youre gonna have to make friendly.
: Thats what I hear. The Game Masters the one who handles all the missions, so I cant tell you what I dont know. But yeah, usually its one mission per day.
: The Game Master... This time, its that whack-job junk collector. Hes capable of anything... Doesnt matter, though. Im not letting the Grim Heaper trash Shikis life. I have to beat him, for her!
: The missions are guaranteed to show up on your phone. When ones issued, youll know. So dont go losin that phone, Phones.
: Whatever you call it. So...what, it picks up some kind of signal?
: Pretty much. I set both your phones to locate energy spikes now. The tracker will point you towards the nearest spike.
: ...... Not if I want a straight answer.
: Theres one other feature in there now, too.
: Another one? Whats it do?
: I told Josh how to use it. Ask him.
: ...... Not if I want a straight answer.
No more questions
: If youre bored, go take a walk with Joshua. You still dont have a mission, right? Itd be a waste to just sit around all day.
: Yeah, but...
: You dont look convinced. Did you forget already? If you wanna survive in this Shibuya, you gotta--
: Trust my partner, I know. Its just...
: You still got a long way to go, Phones. Knowing it in your head doesnt mean much if you dont act on it.
: What!? What did you just say?
: Huh? I say something weird?
: Enjoy every moment with all youve got. Thats the motto of the one person I respect. Ive made it my mantra. Its the way I live.
: You coulda fooled me.
: Well, nows not really the time to be enjoying life.
: Uh-huh... You really have got a long way to go
Title drop detected.
: If you want to enjoy life, expand your world.
: Im stuck in the Reapers Game. I cant even leave Shibuya. How an I supposed to expand my world?
: Thats for you to figure out.
: Expand my world...
: Now go on! Get!
He says that but there is nothing stopping me from walking right back in and...
Buying things. Mostly coffee, some pastries, and some soup.
All of these have high efficiency increases, and the pancakes and muffins are slightly more efficient than crepes at bravery. I stock up and
Wait wait wait
It's the best attacking pin in the entire game.
It requires Dark Matter.
You're mocking me TWEWY.
You're mocking me.