The Let's Play Archive

The World Ends With You

by Orange Fluffy Sheep

Part 30: 7 Days Left: Sensible/Senseless

7 Days Left: Sensible/Senseless


: it really ends. ...... Shiki’s out. They made her my entry fee. Joshua, too. Took the bullet for me. Rhyme’s gone. Noise got her. And Beat left to join the Reapers.

: I’m the only one of us left--the only hope we have. The mission!

: 104 again? They’re not very creative... I need a partner--otherwise this’ll be a very short Game. Better check Hachiko. Somebody there must have what it takes.

: Naw, I just...don’t feel like working.
: I hear that. Hey, how ‘bout a game, then? Games make work fun!

: I’m not too keen on games right about now. I mean, can you BELIEVE this week?

: Consider it a loophole. The grey area juuust short of black.
: This is ridiculous! The Game Master is Ms. Konishi. How am I supposed to make a good impression?
: On the Iron Maiden? Heh. Well, you’re right about the Game being borked. Three weeks in a row? That’s a first, even for me. You gotta wonder what the Composer has goin’.
: I just want my job to be...what’s the word... Rewarding! That’s it. I want my job to be rewarding.
: Then put your heart into it. You reap what you sow.
: Very funny. And not all that convincing coming from you. ...But all right.

: ‘Atta girl. Now let’s just hope we get to the scene while there’s still a Player to harry.

At Hachiko...

: Anybody!? Huh? Where are all the Players? My phone? Another mail...

: What!? I’m the only one? Then I can’t make a pact! I can’t fight the Noise! ......
: Rrgh... How could I be so stupid? Shades played me.

: Dammit! But... I can’t just give up. Think, think... I could try running for the next seven days. Wait, no... If just one mission says to take a Noise out...

: Oh, just perfect. I’m gonna have to run!

They enforce this by making all of your pins inoperable. The only way the Reapers could win is by disabling Blue Blood Burns Blue. Clever punks.

Battle Video: Let's Bounce Some More

And I couldn't get Neku's dash started which sucks. This Game is not going to end well.

: Crap... I’m surrounded!
: Yoohoo!
: Reapers!

: Now, how about a little countdown until the ball drops? 10!
: It’s all over.
: 9! Kariya! You owe me ramen for this. 8!
: Yes, ma’am. Just pay attention. “This” isn’t done yet.
: 7!

: Huh!?
: Buh-bye! Muah.
: Shiki... Joshua... I’m sorry.

: What are you doing here?
: It’s him!

: You can’t have a Game with jus’ one Player! Maybe the Composer’s down widdat, but I ain’t him!
: Who invited you, Freshmeat? ...You’re not thinking of betraying us?
: First you gimme some lame special op and make me snipe my friends, and now you gonna take down a defenseless Player? Ain’t you Reapers got any honor? Now you got me all kinds a’ pissed! Y’all goin’ down, yo!

: Yeah. I mean, what kind of IDIOT chooses the Players over the Reapers?
: Ha! You’re the idiots, yo. I ain’t treadin’ on thin ice!

: Um...
: Yo, Phones!

: Let's do it!

Video: Beat's Pact

: Aight, le’s lay ‘em flat, yo!
: OK!

Battle Video: Orchefrogs

Orchefrogs are the next step in frogs, and they bring Orchesprog, which not only slow Neku down like Bigbansprog, but slowly drain his health.

: Heh, served! You got nothin’ on us, yo!
: Snotty little worm! The gloves are off! TAKE THIS!

: Huh?
: We gotta bounce, now! This way!

: You little... You dare run? Come BACK HEEERE!
: Whoooa, Uzuki! Stop, stop.
: Why should I!?
: We gotta report to the brass. You know how this works.
: But, but--
: You’ll enjoy punishing them more if you take it slow.
: ...... Yeah...Good point.

: We have an emergency. A Reaper--
: Hoo boy... Now the real party starts.

: Huff...huff... So...for now...huff...we’re safe?
: Yo, enough wid the huff, man! Tha’s weak! Don’t you start blubberin’ on me now.
: ...Please. Who’s blubbering? So... Why exactly did you make a pact with me?
: ‘Cause you was hung out to dry, man. I wasn’t about to leave your sorry ass to die.
: Right... My hero.
: Tha’s right!

: I owed you. Tha’s all.
: For what?
: Rhyme’s pendant.
: Big deal. It was yours, so I returned it.
: Wait... That’s the only reason you helped me? Geez, man! You’re a Reaper! They’ll kill you for partnering with a Player.

: Leas’ you still alive.
: ...... Hey, your wings are gone!
: Huh? ...... Oh yeah. Guess they are.
: You don’t care?

: I was getting’ sick a’ how they ran things. The good guys suit me better. But forget me, man. Why you in the Game again? What happened to the prissy kid you was with?
: ...... Well...

Like last week, a ~flashback~ to the end of the previous week, at the incredibly bright room...

: The Game ended!? When? How? Joshua! Where’s Joshua?
: Shhh.
: Who...

: You play the Game well. Let me take a moment to congratulate you--and to thank you for your assistance.
: Assist you? I don’t think so.
: Ah, but did you not rid us of Sho Minamimoto, the rebel?
: Rebel? He wasn’t on your side? Then that last mission--
: Was issued by me.
: You used us! What did you do to Joshua?
: Joshua is no more.
: No...

: Nuked to oblivion, no doubt.
: Then he died...protecting me? Why would he do that?
: He must have had some affection for you as a partner.
: ......
: He was a fool, though. No partner merits that kind of sacrifice.
: ...I did this. I blamed him. He’s gone because of me. I accused him of shooting me, but he was innocent! I made him feel like he owed me something. I didn’t... I didn’t trust him. My partner. I didn’t even apologize. I’m the worst... I never told Joshua I’m sorry.
: I can see you’re taking this hard. But you needn’t blame yourself. Technically, he never entered the Game. He didn’t actually exist in the UG. How could he disappear...

: That’s not funny!
: And, we mustn’t overlook his grave transgressions. Meddling with the UG from the outside? Breaking into the Game? The living are not eligible to play.

: P-punished!?
: With erasure.
: What!?

: But lucky for you, we repay our debts. The Composer has generously decided to enter you in one final Game with a penalty. You may not refuse.
: Another Game? But what about Shiki? What happens to her!?
: Nothing. The last Game is null and void. Your entry fee will be carried over.
: That’s... That’s the penalty?
: No.

: You will not be allowed to play again...again.
: This is my last shot?
: Now, I must collect your entry fee.
: I...I already paid!
: For your last entry, yes. But one entry fee is required for each Game. Composer’s rules. I’m afraid I can’t bend them.
: Dammit...

: ...What?

So ends the ~flashback~.

: Takin’ all the Players as an entry fee!
: Doesn’t matter. I was forced into this either way.

: Just one: win.

: Aight, then. Come on.
: What?
: You comin’ with me, Phones.
: Why?
: ‘Cause I got someplace to go.
: Um, I said I have to clear these missio--
: To the station underpass, yo! Book it!
: H-hey, wait! Listen to what I’m telling you!!!

If I don't cut it here I'm not sure I can fit all of W3D1 in a single update. How did I get so much content from a D1?