surskitty: Cecile from Suikoden III looking excited while holding Koroku (a dog) (hugs!  thousands of them!)
surskitty ([personal profile] surskitty) wrote2012-03-11 11:03 pm

Let's Play Gensou Suikoden!; GS1 PART 14

It's been a bit! I think there may actually be people who have me on their flists now, imagine that. Sorry, anyone who doesn't care about my ongoing pet project or reposted shit! :'(

I think my primary motivation for updating over here these days is 'am I somewhere in my suikoII lp where I'm left waiting for audience involvement' :|a

I've provided download links somewhere, but if you have a PSP or PS3, you should totally buy Suikoden off Playstation Network! It's $6.

Oh, while I don't usually expect you guys to actually check what the bgm is most of the time (though I think you totally should look up Touching Theme, Theme of Tension ~ Impact Version, and Main Theme Arrange ~ Ensemble Version), you should totally youtube Theme of the Advancing Army. This series has great music! And that's one of the three tracks for this game I really want to stress looking up.


LAST TIME: THE FUCKING FOREST ARC ENDED. GODS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM ABOUT THAT. Also, absolutely everything is forgivable with mind control.

Oh, hey! On a whim I walked up to Seika (the town Mathiu lives in) to see if Apple was there, and there she was! Wonder what the exact appearance requirement was.
APPLE: "You're the one who took Master Mathiu away, aren't you. You can't fool me." Of course not, my shiny Apple.
APPLE: "He was saying, 'I've had it with wars,' and yet you forced him to follow you!" No, actually, I think he forced me to be in charge. Like an asshole.
In the mood to pick all three ...
> TIR: "Because Mathiu wanted to."
>> APPLE: "Liar. That's impossible. Just forget it, I'll ask him myself."
> TIR: "This is not just another war."
>> APPLE: "A war's a war. Just forget it. All right, I'll ask him myself.
> TIR: ".........."
>> APPLE: "Forget it, I'll ask him myself."
APPLE: "Where is Master Mathiu? Penis? ... You mean the castle on Lake Toran? You'd better not be lying."
Apple get! I miss SuikoIII Apple already.

To the castle!
[BGM: Island Fortress]
Oooh, a timeframe!

Saying hi...
GREMIO: "Oh, Young Master. What happened?"

Welp, walking over to the castle proper. And talking to people! Wtf, segfault on talking to Luc to look at the Tablet. Checking the tablet myself works, though.
Random stars~
APPLE: "I suppose Master Mathiu is right, as he is about everything. But I still can't forgive you." You're just jealous because he likes me more.
SYLVINA: "I'd like to give Kirkis something in return for the ring. What do you think will please him?"
STALLION: "This castle is too small for my feet."
VALERIA: "If I stay away from battle for a while, my hands ache with bloodlust." You're kinda creepy.
SHEENA: "There are some fine women in the Liberation Army, aren't there, ☆☆☆☆☆☆? Cleo's exactly my type of girl." Errrrr.

In the stratergery room are Flik, Viktor, Humphrey, and Sanchez! Flik accosts me as soon as I walk in.
FLIK: "Why isn't Odessa here?! This is the new Liberation Army's headquarters, right?! After our hideout was attacked, I managed to round up the scattered remnants of the army, and we finally found our way here, to this mystery! What the hell's going on?! Hey, you... you're ☆☆☆☆☆☆, right? Where's Odessa? Why doesn't she greet us?"
VIKTOR: "Because..." SHE'S DEAD, FLIK
MATHIU: [walks in] "You're Flik, right?"
FLIK: "Hey! Who is this guy?!"
MATHIU: "I'm Mathiu Silverberg, Odessa's brother. I'm now the Liberation Army's Chief Military Strategist."
FLIK: "Odessa's brother... So where is she? She's here, isn't she?"
[BGM: This is Just a Rumor]
MATHIU: "She's dead." Break it to the man easily, eh, Mathiu?
Everyone not Flik steps closer to Mathiu.
VIKTOR: "Mathiu!"
HUMPHREY: ".........!" Eloquent!
SANCHEZ: "W-What do you... mean? I heard she was missing." I hate you.
MATHIU: "Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, may I tell him?" You already did, asshole.
'But Odessa's last request...' or 'You're right.' Oh. Oh, Tir. You have as much in the way of diplomacy as Mathiu, don't you.
TIR: "But Odessa's last request..." Herpity derp.
MATHIU: "Odessa made her last request to keep the Liberation Army from falling apart. But now that it has been rebuilt, it's time to tell the truth." Also because Flik would probably gut you if you lied.
FLIK: "What are you hiding from me? What do you mean, Odessa is dead? Answer me, ☆☆☆☆☆☆!"
MATHIU: "We can't keep this a secret forever. Many are already suspicious." That little exchange gets skipped if you pick the less asshole line.
MATHIU: "Odessa was killed when the hideout at Lenankamp was attacked."
FLIK: [jumps] "What! Viktor, what happened?! You were protecting her!"
VIKTOR: "Forgive me, Flik. Forgive me..."
MATHIU: "Odessa was thinking of the future of the Liberation Army right until her last breath."
FLIK: "I see. And I suppose ☆☆☆☆☆☆ took over the leadership."
MATHIU: "Correct."
FLIK: [turns away] "You must be kidding! Humphrey! Sanchez! Are you going to let them get away with this? How can this kid follow after Odessa?!"
HUMPHREY: ".......... .......... We need a leader. And ☆☆☆☆☆☆ is doing well."
SANCHEZ: "Flik, please calm down. Didn't you come here for a reason?" Fuck off.
FLIK: "Yeah, for a reason. To be shared with Odessa, not you, ☆☆☆☆☆☆! Humphrey, Sanchez, I'll be staying at the inn in Kaku. If you change your minds, come and join me. You guys don't want to be with these scum, do you?!" ;~~~~; Flik doesn't like me.
Aaaaand he bolts out the door.
SANCHEZ: "Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆, Flik is in shock after hearing about Lady Odessa. He's not usually like that." What, paranoid? No, that sounds like Flik to me.
VIKTOR: "I must have a good long talk with Flik. After all, he was Vice-Commander of the Liberation Army." Five people in a sewer.
MATHIU: "You're right. We need all the help we can get."
Viktor joins party!

[BGM: Island Fortress]
MATHIU: "Flik and the survivors of the old Liberation Army... If we could get them to join us..."
SANCHEZ: "Odessa... not that time the hideout was attacked? Impossible..." Sanchez has feelings.
HUMPHREY: "......... Odessa..."

Teleporting!
VIKI: "Uh oh, I've forgotten the spell again. Oh well."
[BGM: Eternal Flow]
Liberation Army dude outside that one random unoccupied Kaku house says, 'Flik is inside.  He's in shock.'
Inside is Flik, next to the stove!
FLIK: "☆☆☆☆☆☆, Viktor. I was expecting you."
VIKTOR: "Sorry, Flik. Because I was careless, Odessa..."
FLIK: [walks over slowly] "It's not your fault, is it? Odessa used to say to me, 'You should be more aware of your position as a leader.' Those words are coming back to haunt me. Maybe she knew that her death was imminent. But I was unworthy of her expectations."
VIKTOR: "Flik..." :<
FLIK: [walks to ☆☆☆☆☆☆] "I was so enraged at her death that I completely forget what I came here for." Tenses, Flik!
FLIK: "No wonder she gave up on me. ......... ☆☆☆☆☆☆, I can't accept you as a leader yet. But this is no time for bickering. So, I have a request. Will you join forces with me?"
'Of course.' or 'No.'
TIR: "No."
FLIK: [bounce] "W-what? ......... I will ask you again. Please. Will you join forces with me?"

TIR: "Of course." (The rest of the 'no' dialogue isn't funny.)
FLIK: "Good. I'm grateful. Now we can save our comrades. Well then, I'll assemble my men and take them to the castle in the lake." And off he goes.
VIKTOR: "☆☆☆☆☆☆, we should be getting back to the castle too."

To the room that Mathiu's usually in!
MATHIU: "Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, Flik would like a word with you..."
SANCHEZ: "The Fortress of Garan is west of Kouan. It's guarded by 6000 soldiers."
HUMPHREY: "........."

[BGM: Theme of the Advancing Army]
I love this bgm :D
FLIK: "Is everyone here? Then listen to me. After the hideout at Lenankamp was attacked, I escaped toward Milich's domain in the west." Milich! Milich is my favourite villain in this game, no lie.
SANCHEZ: "Milich... You mean Milich Oppenheimer, one of the Five Great Imperial Generals." Yeah, the dude with the otter t-shirt and the see-through body suit. By SuikoIII, he also has his own makeup line.
FLIK: "Right. I was out there rounding up the former soldiers of the Liberation Army who were scattered all over the place. Suddenly there was a crackdown on the rebel factions, and many of our comrades were captured. That was when I heard about a revived Liberation Army and came here. We must unite our forces to liberate Milich's domain." End the tyranny!
MATHIU: "I agree. Combined with the men that Flik has brought our forces should be strong enough to break through the entrance to the west, the Fortress of Garan. Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, what do you think?" I think that sounds fabulous.
'Prepare to depart.' or 'It is not yet time for battle.' Always save first!
TIR: "It is not yet time for battle." [And back to Island Fortress.]
MATHIU: "I see. Perhaps we should wait until we have more men." There's only one SoD I could reasonably have who I don't yet -- that's Lorelai -- so I'm just going to save for now.

Oh, huh, everyone not-Mathiu moved out of the war room when I went downstairs.
FLIK: "What's up, Great Leader? Hope you do well in taking after Odessa." Er, I thought Flik only recognises Tir as being in charge after this arc.
SANCHEZ: "Hello, Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆. How about some wine?" He lets you change your party while Mathiu is busy.
HUMPHREY: "... Yo!"

[BGM: Theme of the Advancing Army]
MATHIU: "Attack the Fortress of Garan?"
TIR: "Prepare to depart."
MATHIU: "Yes sir! Right away."

[BGM: Collision!, and then Victory March]
Then a water effect, and ...

SOLDIER: "Liberation Army? What's that? What? The guys that beat Kwanda's Army?!"
GREMIO: "Here we go, Young Master. Please take care."
CLEO: "Let's go, Pahn!"
PAHN: "Alright, let's go!"
As Sanchez said, they have 6000 to our 8045.
Oh, I hadn't mentioned this earlier: using bows against magic or magic against charges means you don't take any damage. Charge vs Bow does hurt you, though, but as far as I know you don't risk anyone dying when that happens. Charge vs Charge is also safe. Be careful with your archers and mages.
MATHIU: "Congratulations! We won!" In two rounds.
FLIK: "We did it! We beat the Imperial Army!"

[BGM: Gate]

GREMIO: "Phew! Oh, Young Master. Are you all right?" I think I got a splinter ...
PAHN: "Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆, let's attack immediately and finish them off." No.
MATHIU: [walks over to ☆☆☆☆☆☆] "Wait, Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆. We shouldn't attack without understanding what the enemy is thinking. Let's send a reconnaissance team to find out what they're up to." I do like that the 'you have a party of 6' thing makes in-world sense sometimes.
FLIK: "Wrong! The enemy is careless right now. It's our chance to attack! Follow me, everybody!" Uh, Flik, listen to the Silverberg. I know you're used to listening to Silverbergs already....

[BGM: Collision]
Battle at Scarleticia Castle! I'd post a screencap of Scarleticia Castle but the emulator's currently refusing to render backgrounds for war battles.
MILICH: "What fools. I'll show you how wonderful my Antoinette is."
MATHIU: "Please be careful. There's something wrong."
I charge! Milich uses Poisonous Pollen and wipes out around 6500 of my units!
MATHIU: "We're all over. We should retreat."

[BGM: Gate]
And now back at Garan.
VIKTOR: "What kind of roses are those? We can't even get near the enemy. We're in trouble."
SANCHEZ: "Perhaps we should send a reconnaissance team after all." I hate you.
VIKTOR: "OK, I'm coming along, ☆☆☆☆☆☆." Viktor joins party!
FLIK: [walks up] "I'll go too. I haven't accepted you as Commander yet. I'll come along and see what kind of a leader you are." A very contrary one, Flik.
GREMIO: [shoves Viktor out of the way] "Young Master, I'm going too, of course." No.
VIKTOR: "Gremio ... you stay."
GREMIO: "What are you saying, Viktor? Who's going to protect the Young Master if I don't." Gremio, here we end questions with question marks.
VIKTOR: "Don't you understand, Gremio? ☆☆☆☆☆☆ is no longer a child. He's the proud leader of the Liberation Army. Not a kid who needs your protection." You'll make him cry, Viktor. Don't make Gremio cry! Only I can do that.
GREMIO: "B-but that's no reason why I shouldn't come along."
VIKTOR: "After leaving my village behind, I traveled all over the place. I met all kinds of people, and experienced many things. That's why I sometimes have hunches. Gremio, stay here."
GREMIO: "You must be joking. Young Master, you don't plan on leaving me behind, do you?"

TIR: "Stay here, Gremio."
GREMIO: "Young Master, you too? Such a bad joke."
TIR: "Stay here, Gremio."
GREMIO: "I swore to Master Teo that I would protect you through thick and thin. Please, Young Master. Take me with you. I swear on my life to protect you." That's the problem :(
TIR: "Stay here, Gremio."
GREMIO: "Please, Young Master. Take me too."
VIKTOR: "Gremio, you're bound to get in the way. Give it up." He's not in the way!
GREMIO: "Y-Young Master..."
TIR: "Okay .Come with us."
GREMIO: "Thank you, Young Master."
VIKTOR: "☆☆☆☆☆☆, kindness alone does not make a leader."

STATS:

- STARS RECRUITED: 41 + Apple + Flik = 43 / 108
- Game Overs: 1 total
- BOCCHAAA~~~N: Gremio: 54.5 + 11 = 65.5, Pahn: 8, Cleo: 14, other: 4, total: 91.5
- TALENTED MILITARY SURGEON: Mathiu: 2, everyone else: 2, 4 total
- Bathrooms: 0

NEXT TIME: Working out whatever was up with those flowers 8D