The Let's Play Archive


by ProfessorProf

Part 37: SAVE the World

Video: The True Final Battle

(Please watch this. In addition to being the grand finale of the entire game, the battle's intensity is far too high for me to effectively gif Asriel's attacks.)

BGM: Hopes and Dreams

If I can't stop Asriel, then none of this will ever end.

He has become the most powerful being ever to exist.

I Hope.

Hope allows me to keep holding on.

I Dream.

You can feel the empty space in your inventory get smaller and smaller!

Asriel calls down a wave of stars to destroy me. All of his attacks do 5 damage per hit.

After each attack, I can see the name of the one coming next.

Through DETERMINATION, the dream became true.
Your HP was maxed out.

I don't care about destroying this world anymore.

Wave after wave of lightning pours down on my soul.

After I defeat you and gain total control over the timeline...
I just want to reset everything.

Asriel's swords cut away at my soul.

When I'm using Hope, his attacks do 3 damage instead of 5.

All your progress... Everyone's memories.
I'll bring them all back to zero!

Then we can do everything ALL over again.

I succumb to Asriel's attacks...


I refuse to let it end like this!

Every time I die, my soul holds on. The fight starts over.

In order to advance, I need to hold out until the turn where I died before.

To avoid Chaos Saber, I follow his body's movements with my own. The safe spot is always directly underneath him.

Shocker Breaker is easy - it warns everywhere it's going to strike beforehand.

And you know what the best part of all this is?
You'll DO it.

Asriel rapidly alternates waves of 3-4 bullets...

...and finishes the attack off with a huge laser!

And then you'll lose to me again.

By the end of this attack, my health is running low again.

And again.

And again!!!

Shocker Breaker II starts faster...

Adds a stream of aimed bolts in the middle...

And ends with a sweep of lightning across the entire board.

Because you want a "happy ending."

Because you "love your friends."

Because you "never give up."

Isn't that delicious?
Your "determination." The power that let you get this far...
It's gonna be your downfall!

Now, ENOUGH messing around!
It's time to purge this timeline once and for all!

Even after that attack, you're still standing in my way...?
But don't get cocky.
Up until now, I've only been using a fraction of my REAL power!
Let's see what good your DETERMINATION is against THIS!!

BGM: Burn in Despair!

I can't fight. I can't reach my items. I can't even use mercy.

All I can do is Struggle.

Urah ha ha ha... Behold my TRUE power!

I'm no match for Asriel's true power.

But... I refuse to give up.

I can feel it...
Every time you die, your grip on this world slips away.
Every time you die, your friends forget you a little more.
Your life will end here, in a world where no one remembers you...

The torment continues.

Still, you're hanging on...?
That's fine.
In a few moments, you'll forget everything, too.
That attitude will serve you well in your next life!

Ura ha ha...
Come on...
Show me what good your DETERMINATION is now!

But... I refuse to...

You struggle... nothing happened.

You tried again to reach your SAVE file. Nothing happened.
Seems SAVING the game really is impossible.
Maybe, with what little power you have...

BGM: SAVE the World

I SAVE Undyne.

They're in there somewhere, aren't they?
Within the depths of Asriel's soul, something's resonating...!

I Clash with the Lost Soul.

She feels your fighting spirit... It's familiar somehow.

I ask the Lost Soul for a Recipe.

She doesn't know why, but she kind of wants ot teach you how...

I attack the Lost Soul with a Fake Hit.

Something about the way you fight... it's all flooding back!

Undyne has been saved.

I SAVE Alphys.

I Call the Lost Soul.

She doesn't know why, but this all seems very familiar...

I Nerd Out with the Lost Soul.

She can barely hold back from giving you an enormous answer...

I Encourage the Lost Soul.

Suddenly, she remembers... It's all flooding back!

Alphys has been saved.

I SAVE Papyrus and Sans.

I talk to the left Lost Soul about a Puzzle.

He doesn't know why, but he really wants to help you.

I ask the right Lost Soul about a Break.

It seems like it wants to.

I tell the left Lost Soul a Joke.

He seems to hate it... But the other Lost Soul seems to like it.

I talk to the right Lost Soul about Judgment.

It nods solemnly...!

Papyrus and Sans have been saved.

I SAVE Toriel and Asgore.

I tell the left Lost Soul my Preference.

Somehow, she faintly recalls hearing this before...

I show Mercy to the right Lost Soul.

Something about this is so familiar to him...

I Hug the left Lost Soul.

Something about this is so familiar to her...

I Hug the right Lost Soul.

Suddenly, his memories are flooding back!

Toriel and Asgore have been saved.

Is that everyone?

No. Not quite.

BGM: Silence

Something else began resonating within the soul, stronger and stronger.
It seems that there's still one last person that needs to be saved.
But who...?
Suddenly, you realize.
You reach out and call their name.

BGM: His Theme

I SAVE Asriel.

What's this feeling...? What's happening to me?
No! NO! I don't need ANYONE!

I SAVE Asriel.

Do you hear me!?
I'll tear you apart!

I SAVE Asriel.

Prof... Do you know why I'm doing this...?
Why I keep fighting to keep you around...?

I SAVE Asriel.

Because you're special, Prof.
You're the only one that understands me.
You're the only one who's any fun to play with anymore.

I SAVE Asriel.

That's not JUST it.
I... I...
I'm doing this because I care about you, Prof!
I care about you more than anybody else!

I SAVE Asriel.

I'm not ready for you to leave.
I'm not ready to say goodbye to someone like you again...

I SAVE Asriel.

I SAVE Asriel.


I'm so alone, Prof...

I'm so afraid, Prof...

Prof, I...

BGM: Silence

BGM: Memory

...I know.
You're not actually Prof, are you?
Prof's been gone for a long time.
Um... what...
What IS your name?

A nice name.
I haven't felt like this for a long time.
As a flower, I was soulless.
I lacked the power to love other people.
However, with everyone's souls inside me...
I not only have my own compassion back...
But I can feel every other monster's as well.
They all care about each other so much.

I wish I could tell you how everyone feels about you.
Papyrus... Sans... Undyne... Alphys...
Monsters are weird.
Even though they barely know you...
It feels like they all really love you.

I understand if you hate me.
I acted so strange and horrible.
I hurt you.
I hurt so many people.
Friends, family, bystanders...
There's no excuse for what I've done.

Wh... what?
...Frisk, come on.
You're... You're gonna make me cry again.
...besides, even if you do forgive me...
I can't keep these souls inside of me.
The least I can do is return them.
But first...
There's something I have to do.
Right now, I can feel everyone's hearts beating as one.
They're all burning with the same desire.
With everyone's power... With everyone's determination...
It's time for monsters...
To finally go free.

BGM: Final Power

BGM: Silence

I have to go now.
Without the power of everyone's souls...
I can't keep maintaining this form.
In a little while...
I'll turn back into a flower.
I'll stop being "myself."
I'll stop being able to feel love again.
So... Frisk.
It's best if you just forget about me, OK?
Just go be with the people who love you.

You're going to do a great job, OK?
No matter what you do.
Everyone will be there for you, okay?


...take care of Mom and Dad for me, OK?