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surskitty ([personal profile] surskitty) wrote2012-04-09 10:16

Let's Play Gensou Suikoden!; GS1 PART 22

Huh, I might actually get around to reposting suikoII soon.

LAST TIME: TAKE THAT, NECLORD. Also, Viktor's gone for a while.

Hm...
SANCHEZ: "If we can convince the Knights of the Dragon's Den to join us, we'll be powerful indeed." Why do you care?
I talk to Mathiu and Flik, Humphrey, and Lepant suddenly appear. Like ninjas.
SANCHEZ: "Welcome back, Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆. It's good to see that you're well. It was a major accomplishment to liberate the Lorimar region without the use of troops."
MATHIU: "According to Kasumi, Kasim Hazil has been placed in charge of northern defenses and is presently building up his forces." You probably could've guessed that, Mathiu, given that Kasim's minions were threatening to send your students to Banner...
SANCHEZ: "The Imperial Army's forces are nearly 8000 strong under Kasim Hazil, another 6000 soldiers in the Floating Fortress of Shazarazade, and 10,000 troops in and around Imperial Headquarters." I keep wanting to spell Sonya's fort Scheherazade.
LEPANT: "With what we've got, Kasim Hazil's army is all we can handle. The only way we can win is to unite the rebel forces around the country." ... And collect all 108 stars of destiny, yes, I know.
HUMPHREY: "I happen to be an old friend of Joshua, Commander of the Knights of the Dragon's Den, whose domain is in the west. If you plan to befriend them, I'll come with you..." 8D!
SANCHEZ: "The Dragon Knights have always rejected Imperial jurisdiction, preferring to maintain a neutral status. Should they join us, our forces will be formidable. But I must warn you that Joshua is a proud man. The only chance of an alliance is for you, Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, to visit him in person." Well, yeah. We, the Dragon Cavalry, would never deign to accept orders from rebels without them first introducing themselves to us, the Dragon Cavalry. ... Wrong game. We, the Dragon Cavalry, would like to apologise for our -- the Dragon Cavalry's -- tactless disregard for setting and hope you will forgive us.
FLIK: "☆☆☆☆☆☆, if you're going, so am I."

TIR: "I'd rather not go." 'Last time I saw Futch, he was eleven years old and my best friend got into a fist fight with him. I hope he doesn't remember me.'
HUMPHREY: "... I see."
FLIK: "Hey, you're just kidding, right ☆☆☆☆☆☆?" I do like dragons.
TIR: "Let's go meet these Dragon Knights."
HUMPHREY: "... All right."
SANCHEZ: "The Dragon Knights' domain lies northwest of liberated Antei, formerly known as Bier Blanche."
Flik and Humphrey join party! Also sticking in Kirkis, Liukan, and ... hm. Clover suggests Sarah (as in the one with the throwing knives and the laundry), so Sarah it is.

So Humphrey mentioned he's friends with Joshua! Here is a link to a translation of the short story for how he met Joshua. In essence, Joshua tried very, very, very hard to give Humphrey his rune, but Humphrey is not a tenkai star! Humphrey is capable of saying no and expecting people he just met to honour his refusal!

First thing's first: get as broke as possible. This turns out to be a simple matter of sharpening Tengaar and Kirkis up a bit and then buying five medicines.

Conveniently, I can teleport straight to the entrance to the Dragon's Den!
[BGM: An Old Irish Song. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES YOU GUYS]

GATEKEEPER: "No one is permitted to enter."
HUMPHREY: "I am Humphrey Mintz, former Captain of the Imperial Army's Hundred Man Battalion. I request a meeting with Commander Joshua of the Knights of the Dragon's Den." That's a lot of words in one place, Humphrey! You sure you're not a pod person?
GATEKEEPER: "I have orders from the Commander of the Dragon Knights to let no one in, not even the Emperor himself."
FLIK: "Not even the Emperor? Those are very strict orders."
GATEKEEPER: "Now be on your way."
FLIK: "What do you think, ☆☆☆☆☆☆? I think something's happened. Let's see if we can gather some information. The nearest town is Antei, to the southeast."

HMMM...
DUDE: "Who the hell are you? One of this con man's friends?"
[BGM: Theme of Narcissism]
OWNER: "Trying to eat and run, eh? You scoundrel!" ENTER, VINCENT DE BOULE.
VINCENT: "No, no, no. You are mistaken. Your lack of trust is so typical of peasant stock. What I'm trying to tell you is that you have the honor of being owed money by me for a little while. Think about it. I, Vincent de Boule, of pure aristocratic extraction, will owe you money. You should be happy." I love Vincent.
OWNER: "Don't give me that cock and bull. If you're an aristocrat, why can't you afford breakfast?"
VINCENT: "Ah, that is indeed a painful question. You see, if I had some money, I would be glad to pay you as much as you like. But unfortunately, I just gave it all away to some poor starving children."
OWNER: "Liar! You're no aristocrat!"
FLIK: "Hey, what's going on?"
OWNER: "Shut up... oh, why it's the leader of the Liberation Army, Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆."
VINCENT: "☆☆☆☆☆☆? Are you not ☆☆☆☆☆☆ McDohl, son of General Teo McDohl? Permit me to introduce myself. I am Lord Vincent de Boule, at present vacationing in these parts."
HM....
TIR: "Greetings, sir."
VINCENT: "Aha, we are both of fine stock. Let's fraternize on a more casual basis. Now that introductions are out of the way, may I impose on you for a moment and ask if you might lend me a few coins. It appears this fellow here doesn't trust me." 'Fraternize'. Right.
TIR: "Sure, I'll bet."
VINCENT: "Oh, even you think I'm untrustworthy. What a sad world we live in. Nobody trusts anybody anymore. I, Vincent, am deeply wounded. And now, to ease my pain, I wonder if you'd be so kind as to pay this man for me."
VINCENT: "I am presently on my way to meet Joshua of the Knights of the Dragon's Den. As I am in a hurry, if you'll excuse me..." He bolts!
FLIK: "What the hell was all that? Did he say he was going to the Dragon Knight's Domain?"
[BGM: Theme of Perversion]
OWNER: "Excuse me... I wonder who's going to pay for his meal?"
FLIK: "What?"

Fade out!
They're in the inn's kitchen.  <img src='http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g48/surskitty/gensui/suiko1/flik.png' alt='FLIK' title='FLIK' />: 'Why should we have to wash dishes for that scoundrel?' Flik moves back and forth between the sink and the stack of dishes.
HUMPHREY: "... Really."
FLIK: "But that swindler did say he was going to the Domain of the Dragon Knights."

If you're not broke, you just lose 200 potch and don't see that scene. I think the innkeeper says something, but it's not as interesting.

[BGM: An Old Irish Song]
I guess that wasn't much of a setback as far as time goes :V
[BGM: Theme of Narcissism]
GATEKEEPER: "You are very persistent. I can't let you in."
VINCENT: "What a thing to say. I'm telling you who I am for your sake. Vincent here is a dear friend of Joshua's. If Joshua finds out you turned Vincent away, he'll be furious. You're new here, aren't you? There's still time to do the right thing."
GATEKEEPER: "I have been in this post for five years." Burrrrrrn.
VINCENT: "Oh, I see. The last time I was here was a little over five years ago."
GATEKEEPER: "Tell any more lies and you'll be sorry!"
FLIK: "Ha ha. He's at it again."
VINCENT: [turns] "Why, if it isn't my dearest friend Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆. Have you business with the Dragon Knights too? Well, you're wasting your time. We'll never get past this hard head here."
HUMPHREY: "But we must see Joshua!"
VINCENT: "You look familiar. Why, it's Humphrey, one of the most renowned Captains of the Imperial Army's Hundred Man Battalion. You're in the Liberation Army too? Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, dearest friend, I have something good to tell you. Please follow me."

He leads the party off to that rock with a dragon on it.
VINCENT: "Ah, nostalgia. I would come to the Dragon Knight's Domain to play when I was a child. So I know the area well. You can enter the domain from behind this rock. I played in this spot often as a child."
FLIK: "This is a way in?"
VINCENT: "Indeed. You're quite bright for a commoner." Asshole.
FLIK: "Heh! Listen up, aristocratic scum! If this is an entrance, why didn't you use it yourself?"
VINCENT: "that is a foolish question. A man of my birth would never sneak in like a common burglar." Lack of caps is original.
FLIK: "That's quite enough, gentlemen."
VINCENT: "Oh, ☆☆☆☆☆☆, my dearest friend, you believe me, don't you? Good, good. I wouldn't know what to do if even you distrusted me. Well, be very careful then. It's quite dangerous inside."

[BGM: An Old Irish Song]
VINCENT: "No, no, no, don't depend on me. This is a kind of friendship too."
[ There is a cave behind the rock. Enter? ]

[BGM: Penpe]

It is ... a cave! Much like every other cave, except the enemies are stronger.


No music, just the sounds of sad dragons.
HUMPHREY: ".........."
FLIK: "What's the matter?"
HUMPHREY: "...... look below."
FLIK: "Below? Whooaaa!"
They all fall and crash.
There is a woman wearing a yellow cape! And a bunch of sleeping dragons.
MILIA: "What are you doing there?! Who are you? Rather brazen for thieves, aren't you?" ... Hi Milia.
FLIK: "W-we're..."
FUTCH: "☆☆☆☆☆☆!"
Futch walks in!
FUTCH: "You're ☆☆☆☆☆☆, aren't you? Don't you remember me? It's Futch. I'm the one who took you to the Magician's Island on Black's back. What are you doing here?"
MILIA: "☆☆☆☆☆☆? Then you're the Liberation Army's leader?"
FLIK: [walks over to a dragon, hopefully not to tickle her] "Why are these dragons sleeping? Are they always like this?"
FUTCH: ".........!"
MILIA: "What business does the Liberation Army have in our domain?"
FLIK: "Aren't you going to answer my question?"
HUMPHREY: "I am Humphrey Mintz, former Captain of the Imperial Army's Hundred Man Battalion. I would like to see Commander Joshua."
MILIA: "......... All right. Now that you've seen what's happened here, I must report to Sir Joshua."
HUMPHREY: "Thank you. Ah..."
MILIA: "I'm Milia, Deputy Commander of the Dragon Knights."
HUMPHREY: "Thank you, Lady Milia. Please lead us."
MILIA: "When you emerge from this cave you'll see the Palace of the Dragon Knights. I'll run on ahead of you and inform Sir Joshua of your arrival. Let's go, Futch."
She walks off with Futch. Futch stops for a moment to stare at the dragons or my group or both, then bolts to keep up.

They look at me if I nudge them, but mostly they just sleep there.

[BGM: An Old Irish Song]
Welcome to the Dragon Knights' Fortress!
LITTLE BOY IN BLUE: "I wonder what's wrong with Futch. He's been a bit morose since the time he stood guard."
NINJA IN BRIGHT RED
FUMA: "You must have remarkable powers of vision to find me, when I can obliterate my very presence and become a shadow. You must be... Ah, leader of the Liberation Army, I see. My name is Fuma, follower of the Ninja Way. Please let me join you as a member of the Liberation Army." [recruit] "Honored, sir."

Talking to people inside!
RANDOM MALE DRAGON KNIGHT: "On our Master Joshua's arm is the Dragon Rune, one of the 27 True Runes. That's why he never grows old. It is also his curse."
RANDOM FEMALE DRAGON KNIGHT: "We the Knights of the Dragon's Den have always dealt with the Imperials as equals, and vice versa. But recently their attitude toward us..." WE THE DRAGON CAVALRY DO NOT APPROVE OF THE GODWINS' SHENANIGANS

A dude in the corner with a unique sprite!
HUMPHREY: "Kreutz... you..."
KREUTZ: "You're Humphrey, aren't you? Commander of the Hundred Man Corps in those days. What's going on? Back then you fought for Barbarosa against my master Emper Geil, and now you turn against Barbarosa? Wishy washy, aren't we?"
HUMPHREY: "In those days I believed in Emperor Barbarosa."
KREUTZ: "Then why are you now in the Liberation Army? A change of heart?"
HUMPHREY: "I haven't changed. The one who changed is... Kreutz, I have a request..."
KREUTZ: "A request for me, a former foe?"
HUMPHREY: "Our forces are still vastly inferior to the Imperial Army. We need all the support we can muster. You were Geil Rugner's greatest general. You could be a great help. Please join us."
KREUTZ: "................ My only master is Geil Rugner. But if this is an opportunity to kill Barbarosa, the killer of my master, then it's an appealing thought. All right. I'm with you, Master ☆☆☆☆☆☆."
Fucking Kalekka.


JOSHUA: [walks over to Humphrey] "Humphrey! It's you, isn't it? Been a long time."
HUMPHREY: "Yes..."
JOSHUA: "I was so worried about you. After that incident at Kalekka, you vanished without a trace." Yeah, for some reason no one's really happy about Scarlet Moon killing everyone in Kalekka so they can invade Jowston. I wonder why.
HUMPHREY: "I had my reasons. Joshua, this is Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆ of the Liberation Army."
JOSHUA: "So you're commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆. I'm Joshua, Commander of the Knights of the Dragon's Den. I have heard a great deal about the Liberation Army."
HUMPHREY: "I have come to discuss an important matter with you."
JOSHUA: "Important matter? What is it?"
Does he act professional?
TIR: "Please let me fly on a dragon."
JOSHUA: "On a dragon? I d-don't know if..." Aww, Joshua so flustered.
FLIK: "Is there a problem? Something to do with their sleep, perhaps?" I like how Flik doesn't care that Tir just completely missed the point.
JOSHUA: "So you've seen them. I tried to keep it a secret by barring the gates, but... A few months ago, the dragons fell asleep and have not awakened since. We tried everything we could think of, but to no avail." So have they been force-feeding the dragons ...?
HUMPHREY: "Never awakened?"
JOSHUA: "At the moment, the Knights of the Dragon's Den are completely powerless. We brought many doctors here, but not one was able to cure them. We sent a man to look for Liukan, whom people call the Holy Doctor, but he has apparently disappeared."
FLIK: "So you think that Liukan can cure the dragons?"
JOSHUA: "He's the finest doctor in the land. He can probably find a cure."
LIUKAN: [walks over] "I am Liukan." I like how he waited a bit before saying that.
JOSHUA: "Y-you are Master Liukan. I had no idea you were a member of the Liberation Army. Please, sir, will you take a look at our dragons?"
LIUKAN: "Of course."

Cut to where the dragons are sleeping. Liukan's walking around looking at them; ☆☆☆☆☆☆, Milia, Futch, and Joshua are watching.
MILIA: "How are they, Master Liukan?"
LIUKAN: "This isn't a disease. They have been poisoned with sleeping poison." FASCINATING. TELL ME MORE.
JOSHUA: "Not a disease?"
LIUKAN: "No. Somebody gave them poison." That's why he said they were poisoned.
FUTCH: "I had a feeling somebody sneaked into our domain." And that might be why he's been looking morose.
JOSHUA: "Is there a cure?"
LIUKAN: "I can prepare an antidote, but I will need certain ingredients. Moonlight weed, black dragon orchid, and..."
JOSHUA: "What is the other ingredient?"
LIUKAN: "We'll leave it till later. First get those two. Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, there should be some moonlight weed in Seek Valley."
MILIA: "Seek Valley... Sir Joshua, the only dragons awake are Futch's Black and my own Thrash. I will take ☆☆☆☆☆☆ and his men to Seek Valley on Thrash." As opposed to on Black.
JOSHUA: "Good luck, Milia."
MILIA: "Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, let's hurry to Seek Valley."
LIUKAN: "I guess I'll wait here for the ingredients."
MILIA: "Commander ☆☆☆☆☆☆, Thrash is out front."

Well, I'm going to change my party...
Back in Kobold land!
KIRKIS: "Rubi."
RUBI: "Kirkis. Why is an elf helping humans?"
KIRKIS: "Elves, humans, it doesn't really matter. We were all born in this land. At least I feel that way. I'm doing this for everybody, for friends, and not for vengeance!"
RUBI: "................... Kirkis, when I left the village, you were so little. And now you're greater than I am. I'll give you a hand. For the Liberation Army!"

Just changed my party to ☆☆☆☆☆☆ / Flik / Humphrey / Milia / Pahn / Cleo! I hate Pahn, but he's thematically (in)appropriate.


Thrash makes elephant noises!

Flying on the overworld!

[BGM: Penpe]
Seek Valley uses a lot of the same sprites as Mount Tigerwolf. It also has queen ants as random encounters, but for some reason I haven't found any this playthrough. Still, it's worth noting.
MILIA: "This is Seek Valley."
FLIK: "I don't see anything that looks like moonlight weed. We must go deeper in the valley?"
The crystals keep glowing and pulsing.

Well, that's odd.
MACE: "Who are you people? What do you want? If you've got no business with me, go away!" [recruit] "Liberation Army? You fellows still lack the power to change the world. If only this castle were a little bigger." I am ONE RECRUIT SHORT of size four, you asshole.

The ball is pulsating. "What the hell!" is right.
Don't start out by throwing the big guns at it. It loses a crystal every certain amount of HP, and as long as it has crystals surrounding it, it can't do much damage. Once you've gotten rid of its surrounding crystals, you want it to die as fast as possible.

... Oh, huh, it might be resistant to magic. Still, though! Once it's down to the red orb, you'll want it dead: it's got a target-all for 200 spell.

The treasure chest next to that save point contains a cyclone orb, which is upgraded wind. Cyclone's not that great in this game, but I swear by it in II and V. Mostly V; I use it in II a lot because Luc has a brilliant wind affinity, not because cyclone is inherently good.

I dunno, Flik! It's the only plant we've seen.
MILIA: "Probably."
[BGM: Theme of Tension ~ Impact Version]
WINDY: "That's moonlight weed, all right. It's used as a restorative."
FLIK: "Who's that! Come on out!" He looks around frantically!!
Teleporty sounds, you know the drill.
WINDY: "I'm impressed that you made it this far. But I can't let you leave with the moonlight weed."
FLIK: "Whoever you are, we had a rough time getting here! We're taking this stuff!"
WINDY: "Oh my, what an energetic young man. But I'm talking to ☆☆☆☆☆☆ right now, so please be quiet. ☆☆☆☆☆☆, you must be getting tired of this Liberation Army game. You will give me the rune on your right hand, the Soul Eater. Don't look so angry, ☆☆☆☆☆☆. I won't force you to give it up. I have something more elegant in mind. Come on out, Ted."

I WAS GOING TO CUT IT HERE, BUT THEN REALISED THAT WOULD BE MEAN

idk my bff teleportation~~
TED: "It's been a long time, ☆☆☆☆☆☆. You sure were cruel to leave me behind on my own. But I forgive you. We're old friends. Now, will you give me back the rune I lent you? I was able to live 300 years because of that rune, so I need it. Please give it back." :)

It really doesn't matter.
FLIK: "Th-the rune..."
He puts up his right hand ...
It starts making rune noises...
And pulsing.
Fuck it, random glowing orbs.
Aaaaaaand....
[BGM: Touching Theme]
Ted and ☆☆☆☆☆☆ are whited out in complete darkness. ☆☆☆☆☆☆ fades in first, still holding his rune hand up, then Ted does, too.
TED: "... ... ... can you hear me? I don't have much time. A strange connection remains between the rune and the one who carried it, that is, me. I'm speaking to you through the rune. My body has been taken over by Windy's Conqueror Rune, and is no longer mine. The Conqueror Rune will eventually take over my soul as well... and that is why I must hurry. ☆☆☆☆☆☆, you must promise to forgive me for what I am about to do." Oh, Ted.
A white sphere emanates from ☆☆☆☆☆☆, and it's back to everyone in Seek Valley. Ted glows briefly.
[BGM: Theme of Tension ~ Impact Version]
WINDY: "What was that? Ted! Hurry up and take the Soul Eater!"
TED: [walks closer to ☆☆☆☆☆☆] "Please, ☆☆☆☆☆☆, give me back my rune. Or else I'll take it by force." [steps even closer]

TIR: "I will not give you the Soul Eater."
WINDY: "Oh, so you plan to fight Ted? You kill your own father, send your servant Gremio to his death, and now you want to fight your best friend? How sinful you are."
TED: "Soul Eater, I spent 300 years with you. I know all about you. The meaning of your curse, your evil intentions. On the day I lost my home, you stole the souls of everyone I knew in this world. During 300 years of wandering, you caused a great many wars and plundered countless souls. Including Odessa's! And ☆☆☆☆☆☆'s father's! And Gremio's! You took them all! You steal the souls of those closest to your master, and grow in power!"
WINDY: [steps forward] "Ted! What are you talking about?! Hurry up and get the Soul Eater."
[BGM: Theme of Sadness ~ Ensemble Version]
TED: "Having the Soul Eater near me has given me power. Just enough power to move my own body. Now, Soul Eater! I command you as your former master! Take my soul now!"
☆☆☆☆☆☆ raises his hand, and --


-- and Ted collapses.

Soul Eater is Level 4! Item get jingle.
☆☆☆☆☆☆ lowers his hand.
TED: "Good... that's good. Who needs a body that can't be controlled. I now return... the 300 years of life... that you gave me, Soul Eater.."
WINDY: "Damn it! Unbelievable! I'll have to..."
She steps forward, raising her left hand, and Ted does something with Soul Eater. There's a sound much like lightning striking, and she backs off.
WINDY: "Detestable creature. I'll take that rune from you someday."
She vanishes. ☆☆☆☆☆☆, Milia, Humphrey, and Flik walk up to Ted.
TED: "Don't look like that... ☆☆☆☆☆☆. I chose my path. I think it's... farewell for sure... this time. Take care. Live your life to the fullest... for my sake too. ........."
He glows and vanishes and the music stops. Milia walks over to where he was standing, looks at ☆☆☆☆☆☆, then walks over to the plant.
MILIA: "This must be moonlight weed. Everyone is waiting. Let's hurry and take some home."
Obtained moonlight weed!

Tir holding a dying Ted.

STATS:

- STARS RECRUITED: 88.5 + Fuma + Kreutz + Milia + Rubi = 92.5 / 108
- Game Overs: 1 total
- BOCCHAAA~~~N: Gremio: 75.5, Pahn: 8, Cleo: 14, other: 4, total: 101.5
- TALENTED MILITARY SURGEON: Mathiu: 2, everyone else: 2, 4 total
- Bathrooms: 0

NEXT TIME: The Black Dragon Orchid and the third ingredient!
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[personal profile] puella_nerdii 2012-04-09 20:24 (UTC)(link)
Poor Ted. Poor, poor Ted. I didn't pay as much attention to his plight on my playthrough because I was busy sobbing over Gremio, but dang. I mean, I was laughing at the line in your earlier recap about how it's a miracle Ted managed to survive to his next birthday, but it's really not hard to see why he hopped on the Fog Ship and tried to avoid everyone ever, is it. ._.

Also, Windy is a bitch. And she's kind of right about all the people Tir's killed/gotten killed, which makes it hurt all the more. Poor kid. I'm trying to think of JRPG protagonists whose lives suck more than Tir's does Megaten doesn't count and I'm drawing a blank. Jesus, Konami is sadistic sometimes.

And the next installment is Futch and Black. You know, for a game where you defeat the empire and save the country, Suikoden I is really fucking depressing. (II is arguably worse, but only if you get the bad ending, I think.)
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[personal profile] puella_nerdii 2012-04-10 00:52 (UTC)(link)
Oh, it was an undoubtedly shitty decision, but I can see why he might've been driven to it, particularly if the fog ship didn't initially appear as, uh, overtly menacing. (I haven't run across any context for it yet in canon, and it's not like Ted is that talkative, so I think you're right about there being none.) Or maybe he was in the middle of an emo phase and thought he ~deserrrrved it or something, but this isn't a Final Fantasy so there's probably another explanation.

I approve of the Beach House for EVERYONE plan, though! (Well, beach house for True Runebearers, at least.) And hey, you can eat the giant crabs, at least, and you can't eat the zombies. Maybe you could, but that would be gross.

I think it depends on how much he likes the turtles. If he's sort of indifferent about them, they're fine. But if he gets really fond of one and adopts it as a pet or something, it's going to get killed horribly while he watches.

I find SuikoII sadder overall, at least in terms of how many times I broke down crying while playing it, but the perfect ending feels a lot more optimistic than I's does, in some ways? Riou gets Jowy and Nanami back even if there's probably still a lot of shit they have to work out, and while Tir gets Gremio back in I's perfect ending (♥) I feel like the game ends on an overall more melancholy/subdued note, between Barbarosa's suicide and Mathiu's death and Tir fucking off in the middle of the night. (Though 'and then Tenkai fucks off' seems to be something of a series tradition.) idk, I got hit really strongly by this sense of loss while I was playing I, and as devastating as it was at times, that atmosphere wasn't as strong for me in II.

(II has plenty of other wtf lines, though. I think Konami USA either translated it blindfolded or outsourced the translation to a bunch of panicky first-year Japanese students. Granted, I'm being a little unfair because I think I read something about the team only having a few weeks to work on the translation or something, but sheesh.)

Gaaaaaaaame. ;______________; I sniffled a lot at the Trio Painting that you find in the tree, too. Good job twisting the knife, II. Good job.
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[personal profile] puella_nerdii 2012-04-10 03:13 (UTC)(link)
Hey, I think it means you have excellent taste, but my favorite characters tend to be ginormous dumbasses too. Like, even if they have PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER!!!!!!! they are still ginormous dumbasses. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Maybe the Rune of Punishment just gives Lazlo a really high metabolism or something? Since it's always consuming stuff? But it's in its forgiveness phase in Rhapsodia if I recall correctly, so that doesn't quite work. Maybe it's forgiving Lazlo's waistline. Or something.

Oh god, if I could draw anything other than stick figures, I would draw that. Because Yuber blithely whipping up turtle soup and going "whaaaaat? I was bored" while Ted goes IN THREE HUNDRED YEARS OF EXISTENCE YOU WERE MY ONLY FRIEND ;__________; cracks me up far, far more than it should.

The Trio Painting popped up for me after I defeated the Beast Rune and headed back to Kyaro on my way to meet Jowy at Tenzan Pass. It was in the same tree where you find Mukumuku at the beginning of the game.

-- I feel like I have to reboot my end save of II right now just so I can slap those items on Riou. :D (What does the Lubricating Oil actually do, anyway? I don't think I ever used it. ...maybe I should have, it might've given a few folks an easier time.)

I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL I CAN ITEM-CRAFT THE BONDAGE SUIT. :D :D :D I mean, okay, not like the game needs to get any gayer, but still. (...can you put the Bondage Suit on Snowe, by the way, I want to know because of reasons)