Part 26: Day 6: Beast on the Prowl (Part 1)Day 6: Beast on the Prowl (Part 1)
Holy shit, I am certain mingling adds to time.
: On the phone... Mr. H again? Why would he help this kid? Does he know Joshua killed me?
: All right. Ill call you.
: Morning, sunshine.
: Again, say it was me. What are you going to do?
: Thats easy! Ill--
: Erase me?
: Dont tempt me.
: Oh, please.
: Rrgh! You smug little piece of snot! You knew that going into all this! You knew youd be safe if you made a pact with me! But why kill me in the first place? You could have picked anybody! Why me!? You dont care about the Game or the missions... Just pushing along your little agenda.
Wait what? There hasn't been one since Day 2...
: Nngh! Theres the timer...
: The bosses of 0+5... Meaning two fights?
: Is 2.23 whatever code for something?
: Lets leave that for now. First lets see where we have access to.
: Youre sure into this today. What do you care about missions?
: I care plenty, Neku. I am a Player.
: Youre alive.
: Maybe so, but Im still a Player. If Im erased here in the UG, the RG me dies. My stakes are just as high as yours.
: Then why put yourself in danger?
: Beats staying in the RG. Now lets go.
: Wait. Dont think for a minute Ive forgiven you. Ill put up with you to clear the mission. Thats all.
: Hee hee. Yes, sir.
Black symbols are out and about, taboo noise are thirsty for blood.
Also we get the best sticker, Joshua's long-belated "jump" is actually floating in the air and using his cellphone to drop lasers from the heavens rather than SUVs. Also he's now the best partner.
Whenever you scan with taboo noise about, they instantly home in on Neku's position and can automatically engage battles. Hell, they have a tendency to chain themselves if you trangulate yourself between them.
Battle Video: 3 Reduction Chain feat. Taboo Noise and Levitation
Way back when I first played, Taboo noise, due to their defenses, gave me all sorts of hell. Now, with my magnificent puck-passing techniques and fetish for Joshua's levitate I am unstoppable.
It's an unremarkable fight against Eurobeat Boomers IIRC. Or some other kind of Taboo noise. A bunch are about.
: They attack without any provocation. Some new kind of Noise?
But then a blinding flast of light!
: Wh-what just happened?
: ...... It seems we owe someone for saving us.
: Who? ...Beat?
: Either way, we were lucky. I shouldnt have been so careless. Stay sharp today, Neku. The Noise are on the march. Now--lets see what roads are open.
The only route open is to Center Street.
: There are generally two types of Noise. Strays that emerge from negative emotions in RG people, and the ones Reapers make to erase Players. Strays wont attack Players, so...
: The Grim Heapers out for blood?
: Most likely.
: Ugh. Well, he can bring it on. Lets go!
No taboo noise. At all. Instead here is a piggy. The high defense is meaningless before the might of Blue Blood Burns Blue.
I get this... thing... that I'll never use.
Anyway, on to AMX...
: A Reaper. Hes being attacked by Noise!
: Well, Neku?
If you refuse you fight anyway so don't be a jerk. Jerk.
: Weve gotta help him!
: If you say so.
Taboo carcins. Pretty boring except they can actually hit Joshua in the air by turning into crabby buzzsaws.
: Gone, Im afraid.
: We left him to die...
: We did what we had to, Neku.
: Still... Why was that Noise attacking a Reaper?
: Do Noise made by Reapers not attack them?
: Thats what Id heard, anyway... ......
: What the hell are these, then?
A microphone pin, the Street Jam psych. Hits the whole battlefield. Pretty nice.
Hey a Blue Noise!
First, fighting some new frogs to get Dragon Couture up the brand ranks. These frogs absorb positive psychs, so shockwave will recover their HP.
Boss Video: Grindcore Minks
Since it's a chain Junk Garage doesn't play. The Grindcore Minks have a special attack wherein they can do some crazy screen-covering cyclone that's hard to dodge but they don't get to do it since Joshua and Neku wail on them.
: Sota, sorry... I cant...
: Nao! Stay with me! Were finishing this thing together!
: Id...love to...
With a flash of light, Nao dissipates into nothingness...
: he wont be far behind. Well, Neku? Do we help him anyway?
: ...... You have to ask!? Lets go!
: Nngh! Nao... Looks like I wont be far behind ya. Huh? Arent you--
Crabs get blasted to bits. A bunch of them.
: You OK?
: Yeah... You saved my ass. Heh, for now, anyway. I lost Nao... I dont have much longer. Nngh...
: If...if wed gotten here sooner--
: Aint your fault, dawg. I wasnt strong enough. End of story. Neku and Joshua, right?
: You two survive. Get your old partner back. I hope all three of ya get back safe.
And Sota joins his lover in oblivion...
: Augh!!! We were too late! They were right there, but...I couldnt do a thing.
: We may be the last pair. Lets stay sharp.
: Friggin Reapers!
: Hell yes, Im angry!
: At least youre still in the Game.
: Yeah? What about the people who arent? Screw the Game! These are people, not toys!
: Why the sudden interest? I didnt think you cared about other Players.
: No what?
: Everyone. I dont know who they are, where theyre from, what they care about. But...since I came to the UG, I...Ive talked with them a little. Got to know them a little. Felt them a little... Felt my world grow. Just a tiny, tiny bit. Its different now.
: My, my. This isnt like you at all. Well, just dont get your hopes up. Youll never really understand the people around you.
: Enjoy the moment.
: Enjoying your world means making it bigger. I finally get that. The world as one person sees it is tiny. Youve gotta...gotta reach out to other people.
: ...... Hee hee.
: Its possible. Now, are you ready? It looks like this missions up to us.
Oh hey. It's Velocity Attack. Of the psych Velocity Crash. The game neglects to tell you how great Velocity Crash is.
So anyway lets end this with another evolution montage!
This is slightly weaker than its base, Go 2 Hell, but the charge is faster and I think it boots faster.
It wasn't until I saw the higher-res images that I noticed this series is numbered 1, 2 and 3. This is 3.
Evolved Velocity Attack, this pin is quite the helper since it turns the dash into a damaging maneuver that even knocks enemies into the air. And I think the invincibility is longer than the normal dash, even.
Fiery Spirit, Spirited Fire evolves into this via MPP. Though a bit weaker than Flames Afar, Foes Aflame, it lasts longer.
...And here I said at the start of the LP that no one would be mad if I missed Wassup Voltage!
Final Pyre, once leveled up, lasts a damn long time. I use it for a bit to keep enemies in hitstun while BBBB reboots. Or something like that.
: From the crossing out to Udagawa.
: So that 2.2 number...
: Ugh, Pi-Face and his lame jokes. So whats the 0 + 5?
: Route 5 spans a total of six areas. The scramble, Center Street, AMX, Tipsy Tose Hall, Shibu-Q Heads and Udagawa. Assuming the scramble is 0...
: Udagawa would be 5.
: Precisely. Problem solved. Our targets are the bosses of the scramble and Udagawa.
: All right. Lets get this mission done. Next stop, Udagawa!