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In Progress Let's Play SMT: Devil Survivor!

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Neku, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Neku Novice

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    Ah, Devil Survivor. I've tried to play this game, like, two times already, but my computer kept dying. I wanted to find some motivation to play DeSu again, so I decided to do a Let's Play of it (my first one in fact :oops:)!

    DeSu is part of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, so there will be demons to fuse, awesome music to fap to, grimdarkness to envelope us and all the good stuff. Combat is a bit more simplistic than usual since we won't be able to use any items, but the game offers plenty of challenge anyway (mostly because of those god-damned "escort" missions). Unlike other SMT games, this one is an SRPG - you can control up to four teams; battles are fought in first-person and are turn-based though, so it's all good! I'll explain the mechanics in greater detail later on.

    Did I mention DeSu has some actual choices and consequences? No?
    Yeah, you do lock yourself on a single path in the end-game, but your previous actions have an influence on which paths are available so it's already better than most AAA "RPGs"!

    I'll be asking you guys (and girls and trannies and whatever you want to be called) for your input when I'll have to make some important decisions.

    So, without forcing you to endure my Engrish any longer...
     
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  2. Neku Novice

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    Update 01: Ominousness and Handheld Consoles



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    Devil Survivor OST - Demon of Darkness

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    You're the arrogant one here, dude.

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    I get the feeling this isn't just some unusually difficult song.

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    ...what does she have on her head?

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    Uh oh, mister I-am-obviously-evil-as-fuck is our cousin?

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    Holy fuck, he's cute. Instant GOTY. :M

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    I was thinking about asking you guys about MC's name, but we'd end up with Tranny Fagface Cockmuncher, so I'll pass.

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    ...yeah, I'm not very creative. His name in manga is Kazuya Minegishi, but his last name wouldn't fit, so I had to improvise.

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    I guess I'd prefer to be destroyed by the sounding of seven trumpets rather than by a different kind of sounding.

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    Ominous and cryptic!

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    That's a nice view!

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    Devil Survivor OST - Action

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    The summer of your second year of high school is almost over.

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    People visiting Tokyo have begun travelling back home.

    It feels as if there are fewer people about in Shibuya...

    Your cousin Naoya, with whom you'd been living until a few years ago, suddenly called for you to meet him outside of 901...

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    A boy carrying a laptop computer runs up to you.

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    [​IMG] : Atsuro is our best friend and the most loyal character - he will stick with us no matter what, unlike others. Therefore, he will be referred to as AtsuBRO!

    [​IMG] : Real nice of Naoya to make us meet him outside on a hot day like this, isn't it?

    [​IMG] : So, how's your summer been? We usually meet at school, so it feels like it's been forever.

    [​IMG] : Is everything good?

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    [​IMG] : Still, I couldn't think of anything to do, so I spent all day on my laptop. Haha!

    [​IMG] : This is great timing though, man. I just ran into this problem with my coding.

    [​IMG] : It has me completely stumped, so I was about to ask Naoya if he could help...

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    [​IMG] : God, she's really annoying and I can't even make her shut up. :decline:

    [​IMG] : Don't call me “Yoohoo!”

    [​IMG] : My name is Yuzu! Sheesh, will you stop calling me that stupid nickname?!

    [​IMG] : Even boys at school call me “Yoohoo”, and it's your fault!

    [​IMG] : Hehe, it's not that bad, is it?

    [​IMG] : It's a friendly nickname!

    [​IMG] : And it's not just our class. Some of the teachers actually think your name is “Yoohoo”.

    [​IMG] : That's because people like you keep calling me that!

    [​IMG] : Haha, it's working!

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    [​IMG] : I ran into Naoya a moment ago, and he asked me to give these to Atsuro and you.

    [​IMG] : He said that something's come up and he won't be able to make it.

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    [​IMG] : Here, take them. They were a pain to carry around in my bag, too.

    Yoohoo opens her bag...

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    [​IMG] : I've seen commercials for them before. They're like, “Play with people around the world!”

    [​IMG] : Oh, you know about them, Yoohoo? That's exactly what these are.

    [​IMG] : The name “Communication Player” is a real mouthful, so people just call them COMPs.

    [​IMG] : They have email and web browser, so they're more like cellphones than game systems.

    [​IMG] : Huh... Is that so?

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    [​IMG] : Eh? “You'll all need”...? Well, there are three of them.

    [​IMG] : ...Still, why would we need these? I mean, I've got a COMP back at my own-- huh?

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    [​IMG] : What the...? I've never seen this menu. Did he homebrew this?

    [​IMG] : What...? Do you mean he made this himself? Is that even possible?

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    [​IMG] : Something like this would be no problem for him.

    [​IMG] : Huh... I had no idea. Is he really that good?

    [​IMG] : Hmm... I can't open this folder. Looks like it's protected...

    [​IMG] : Protected?...

    [​IMG] : You mean, it's set so other people can't mess with it? We can't look inside, then.

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    AtsuBRO connects the COMP to his laptop and begins masturbating typing furiously.

    [​IMG] : ...Huh?! H-hey, Atsuro! What're you doing?!

    [​IMG] : Heh heh! What does it look like? I'm gonna hack this folder wide open!

    [​IMG] : You're hacking it?... Hey, Naoya's gonna be angry if you do that!

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    [​IMG] : You don't get it, Yoohoo! Naoya's my teacher.

    [​IMG] : If he took the time to call me up and give it to me...

    [​IMG] : That means he wants me to break his protection scheme! It's like a friendly greeting!

    [​IMG] : That doesn't make any sense! Why can't he say “hello” like a normal person?!

    [​IMG] : Let's take a look here... What's his encryption scheme this time?

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    [​IMG] : No! Only someone like you would find this exciting, Atsuro!

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    [​IMG] : You can at least check your mail for now. Here, these are yours.

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    [​IMG] : He'll be attacked by some carnivorous beast...

    [​IMG] : …?! What kind of news is this? That's so creepy...

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    [​IMG] : It also said there'll be a blackout in Tokyo today... What is this?

    [​IMG] : It says it's today's news... But none of this has happened today.

    [​IMG] : Why would Naoya put a lock on this?... Ooh, maybe it's a code for something!

    [​IMG] : Aoyama, Aoyama... Hmm... Naoya's place is near there, but is that important?...

    [​IMG] : That's enough! This is way too creepy!

    [​IMG] : I bet Naoya knew you would tinker with the COMPs and played a trick on us.

    [​IMG] : I don't know... He's amazingly smart, so I think he must have meant for this to happen.

    [​IMG] : Hmm... I can't figure it out from just this. I'll try the rest of these files too.

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    If you think this is the end of prologue you're wrong. :M
    Still, it's not nearly as slow as P4's beginning (DeSu is much shorter tho) and will get much more interesting.

    If you'd prefer longer or shorter updates or if I've made any stupid mistakes just let me know!
     
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  3. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Oh no another LP video....
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    oh. Go on.

    I though it will be other SMT that got translation (update?) recently but whatever. Another LP that motivate to try game by yourself, good job.

    And yes, music is nice. Still remember some silly tracks from time to time.
     
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  4. Neku Novice

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    Update 02: Peaceful Days are Over

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    Devil Survivor OST - Action

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    [​IMG] : We can go kill some time in Shibuya, or go somewhere else. I'm okay either way, Neku!

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    Now we can access our map which allows us to see events, examine locations, talk to people and do other things; of course this is still tutorial so our options are limited.

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    This is our menu, but interesting options aren't available for now. We can read about characters we've met, but it's not that useful, really. Unless you've forgotten about 'em!

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    Oh, so our hero is 17 after all.

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    We can skip the time if we feel like fucking ourselves over, but I don't think I'll be touching this option ever again.

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    So, yeah. Here's the list of places we can access. We can see a description of the area, talk to our teammates and check out what people are saying. None of these are that useful, but you can sometimes hear something interesting.

    These colorful little thingies tell us that there's an event available. There are some events that don't advance the time, but most of 'em use up, like, a half hour of our precious time. We won't be able to see all of them, obviously.

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    Huh, sounds like there's something unusual happening in Shinjuku. We could go and ask AtsuBRO what's he up to, but he's busy anyway so it's better not to waste our and his time.

    So let's see who the hell those Shomonkai freaks are!

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    Shinjuku, Kannagi-cho...

    As usual, Japan's largest shopping district is bustling.

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    [​IMG] : Atsuro might call us, so we should go somewhere with cellphone reception...

    Devil Survivor OST - 神秘 -jingle-

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    A man who appears to be the leader is making a speech from a podium...

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    [​IMG] : Oh, man... What's with that bunch of weirdoes?

    [​IMG] : Now, along with our Shomonkai, let's us bring the world together.

    [​IMG] : With the power of the Internet, the world will be as one once more...

    [​IMG] : The “power of the Internet”, huh? Gimme a break... Are you interested in this, Neku?

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    [​IMG] : Uh! Oh, sorry, I didn't mean that in a bad way.

    [​IMG] : Well, even I think it's great how the Internet let's you connect with the world.

    [​IMG] : But all this stuff about gods and bringing the world together... I don't know.

    [​IMG] : Ugh! Why are we even talking about this? Let's go somewhere else, Neku!

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    [​IMG] : in the power of the Internet will gather in Tokyo. All are welcome to take part.

    [​IMG] : Believe in His Majesty and prepare for the ordeal. That is when we shall...

    The speech continues...

    [​IMG] : The Internet is the new Tower of Babel? That's kinda neat.

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    See? We will have to choose between the events quite often! Still, nothing we do really matters - for now, that is!

    Let's hang out with Yuzu, we don't have anything better to do anyway.

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    Devil Survivor OST - 通常 -jingle-

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    [​IMG] : I used to go to Harajuku all the time, but I always wanted to fit in Omotesando.

    [​IMG] : Hey, do you think I stick out like a sore thumb here?

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    [​IMG] : Let's throw her a bone, I don't really like her, but whatever.

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    [​IMG] : Don't you think that Harajuku and Omotesando have different images?

    [​IMG] : Omotesando feels more like Aoyama's style than Harajuku's...

    [​IMG] : Speaking of Aoyama... Hey, Neku... What time is it right now?

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    [​IMG] : You know, the one about someone being attacked by a “carnivorous beast”...

    [​IMG] : It said the attack happened in the Aoyama area, right? It's around the right time, too...

    Devil Survivor OST - 不安 -jingle-

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    [​IMG] : Those police cars... They're heading towards Aoyama...

    [​IMG] : Ah... Ahaha! There's no way that could be true, right?

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    [​IMG] : Hey... Naoya's apartment is in Aoyama, right? Shouldn't we... go check it out?

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    [​IMG] : Y-yeah.

    [​IMG] : I'm a little scared... But, he should be okay. Let's go!

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    There are always some mandatory events you can't skip no matter what - but avoiding optional ones can fuck you over if you don't know what you're doing.

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    The scene is roped off by police, and a crowd of onlookers has gathered.

    Someone else who has just arrived approaches you.

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    [​IMG] : Nice to see ya again, cousin.

    [​IMG] : ...I'm surprised to see you, Kazuya. What are you doing here?

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    [​IMG] : Th-That's right! We thought something might have happened to you, Naoya!

    [​IMG] : ...Oh, you mean the incident in the building.

    [​IMG] : Of course that's what we mean! What's going on, anyway?!

    [​IMG] : That weird email you made us read made us all jumpy!

    [​IMG] : I see...

    [​IMG] : You're right... Sorry about that. I didn't mean to frighten you.

    Devil Survivor OST - Disquiet

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    [​IMG] : He was eaten...? No way!

    [​IMG] : Is what that email said really true?!

    [​IMG] : But, we got the email before the incident happened, so...

    [​IMG] : Neku, what does this all mean?!

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    [​IMG] : Usually, one would suspect that the one who sent the email carried out the murder.

    [​IMG] : No wonder you're my cousin...

    [​IMG] : I understand why two of you came here, Kazuya.

    [​IMG] : But, our meeting here is an accident. We shouldn't be talking like this.

    [​IMG] : Hurry and find Atsuro immediately. ITZ going to begin soon...

    [​IMG] : Begin...?! What are you talking about?

    Naoya looks away, and he seems to have no intention of answering any more questions.

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    Naoya walks away...

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    [​IMG] : Something... didn't seem right with him, huh? I wonder what's wrong.

    [​IMG]: It's not like he obviously knows what's going to happen or anything :M

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    [​IMG] : Yo! I figured out how to crack the encryption on those COMPs!

    [​IMG] : I need yours so I can unlock them. Meet me in the front of the Electric Museum in Shibuya!

    [​IMG] : Um... Why don't we meet up with Atsuro?

    [​IMG] : I'm all confused from everything that's happened so suddenly...

    [​IMG] : Maybe Atsuro's figured something out on his end!

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    Those mandatory events often require you to fight something and this one isn't the exception. Of course if you want to grind (and we will grind quite a bit to get everything we need :smug:) there are plenty of battles that don't advance the time! Convenient and silly, but necessary if you want to defeat the bonus boss any time soon. Weaker demons give us much less xp than stronger ones of course, so it's not like we're able to grind to level 99 on day one.

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    The Electric Museum is north of Shibuya along the Yamanote line, east of Miyashita Park.

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    [​IMG] : Huh?! You guys went to see Naoya?

    [​IMG] : Oh, yeah. Well...

    Yuzu tells Atsuro about what happened in Aoyama.

    She also mentioned how what happened matched the email you received, and what Naoya said.

    [​IMG] : Wait, what? Are you saying that the email actually came true?

    [​IMG] : Hmm... Anyway, if you ran into Naoya, why didn't you call me? I had some stuff to ask him.

    [​IMG] : Sorry. So much was going on that we kind of forgot you.

    [​IMG] : Oh, well. That's okay. Bringing it up now isn't gonna change anything.

    [​IMG] : So, what's going on? Is what was written in that email actually coming true?...

    [​IMG] : C'mon... There's no way an email can predict the future.

    [​IMG] : Are you sure you didn't just fall for one of Naoya's pranks?

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    [​IMG] : Yeah, it's all just an elaborate joke, move along, citizen. :M

    [​IMG] : ...See?

    [​IMG] : But someone really did get killed! The police were there!

    [​IMG] : I can't believe they'd be part of his joke!

    [​IMG] : Hmm... if Naoya was telling the truth, that email wasn't a warning, right?

    [​IMG] : Unless someone really did predict the future, it's probably just a coincidence.

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    [​IMG] : What do you mean? Oh yeah, it mentioned an explosion and a blackout, too.

    [​IMG] : If it really was predicting the future...

    [​IMG] : It would be odd if those don't happen. Still, they seem pretty unlikely.

    [​IMG] : What...? But...

    [​IMG] : Who cares, anyway? Once I crack those COMPs and look inside, it'll all make sense.

    [​IMG] : Hmm... I'm still not convinced, but tell us what you've figured out for now.

    [​IMG] : You did figure something out, right, Atsuro?

    [​IMG] : Yeah, well... I was completely fooled. I think Naoya knew I'd try to get inside one myself.

    [​IMG] : It seems these three COMPs are always monitoring each other, so I can't crack one alone.

    [​IMG] : See, the COMPs are constantly transmitting certain signals to each other.

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    [​IMG] : Man, you never change... Anyway, I'm gonna unlock the systems, okay?

    [​IMG] : Turn your COMPs on, you guys!

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    [​IMG] : ...he is handsome, so it's not like we want him to stop creeping on us or anything.

    [​IMG] : Okay, done! I'm restarting the COMPs!

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    Neato.

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    Our menu appears, but it crashes, like, a second later and...

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    ...something unexpected happens!

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    Blurry code FTW.

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    Where can I get one for myself?

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    There wouldn't be SMT without ominous Bible quotes!

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  5. Kz3r0 Arcane

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  6. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    "Neku", huh?

    Do carry on.
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  7. Night Goat The Immovable Autism Patron No Fun Allowed

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    I like the idea of the internet as a Tower of Babel. Hopefully it will meet the same fate.
     
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  8. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Is the girl also supposed to be 17?

    Isn't that too young to have plastic surgery done, even in Nippon? ....
     
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  9. Neku Novice

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    Update 03: Losing Our Cherry

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    It was difficult to snap this screenshot since it gets really bright very soon so please, forgive me, I know it looks pretty bad. :<

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    I will try to explain most of the basic mechanics in this update. I hope my explanations will be satisfactory. :oops:

    Battles in DeSu occur on grid-based maps; they often feature obstacles and elevation levels which can be a huge pain in the butt in certain missions, but also can be quite useful if we want to create a chokepoint - we will be more often than not on the receiving end of this strategy tho. This map doesn't really feature any obstacles other than that little fence.

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    Demons appear!

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    [​IMG] : I missed you, my old friend :love:

    [​IMG] : So this is the human world? Hmm. Then these humans must be the ones who summoned me.

    [​IMG] : We will fight, then! If I win, I'll have my freedom! Let's go!

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    [​IMG] : Hehehe! Get ready! I'm not gonna let you guys go!

    [​IMG] : You have to die so I can go free! Hehehe!

    [​IMG] : ...I guess you aren't so friendly this time. :cry:

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    This is only a tutorial fight so we don't really have any abilities available. Attack command deals a basic physical damage that scales according to character's/demon's strength. Guard reduces damage we receive and - if I recall correctly - allows us to resist some status changes, but don't quote me on that. Anyway, it may be useful if you're fighting someone who uses elements you're weak to.

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    Some abilities target a single enemy and some target the entire party, but I guess that's kinda obvious.

    I snapped a few more screenshots of this pitiful fight, but they got borked. I love my Linux, but it's not perfect. :roll: Anyway, the “battle” was short and very much easy. Yoohoo is, as usual, way too thin-skinned.

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    [​IMG] : W-wow! You're pretty tough... For a human, anyway!

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    Demons in DeSu are divided into species; every single one features an unique ability - some of them will be critical to our survival. Pixie, for example, is a Fairy and is able to cast Charm...

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    ...which is a quite nice healing ability. Charm can also heal ailments (not always, it's random). It's main advantage is a large range. Some other species have passive abilities which can be very useful - Avian family increases our movement and allows us to move through obstacles (including our and hostile teams IIRC) and, for yet another example, Tyrant species allows us to regenerate our MP according to the damage inflicted by our team.

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    Animal Leg ability isn't flashy, but it allows the team to move twice during one turn - once before the combat and afterwards. I think so, anyway. :oops:

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    So, yeah. Extra turn battle system is an extremely important one because it allows us to attack twice during the combat... or be attacked twice. Higher initiative (which is affected by character's agility) gives us a higher chance of free extra turn. We can also 'earn' an extra turn by dealing critical damage to the enemy or by exploiting our enemies' weaknesses. Even better, we can remove their extra turn by doing so! ...of course, they can do the same to us.

    No more than one Extra Turn can be obtained during combat though. Also, all the combatants must act first before the Extra Turn takes place, so things may sometimes go wrong.

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    As you can see, fire deals less damage to Kabuso. He's also resistant to darkness (instant-kill element) and weak to electricity. Weakness to elements is a thing you have to be wary of - elements you're weak to can steal your extra turns, deal you extra damage and leave you more susceptible to certain ailments. Electricity can paralyze enemies (or our characters) so it's one of the better elements. Fire, for example, is only able to cause damage and nothing more.

    [​IMG] : Gyaaaarh! Why do the human's attacks hurt?! Nobody said anything about this...

    [​IMG] : Wh-What the?! That should've hurt me way more than it did!

    [​IMG] : This is weird. Humans are supposed to be soft and chewy! Not hard!

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    Kobold belongs to Touki species. They're able to use Aggravate which ensures a critical hit for the first physical attack. Did I mention the entire team is affected by it? No? Then now you know. :smug:

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    [​IMG] : Be careful, Neku! You've got to get them before they get you! You have to fight!

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    He obviously dealt me quite a lot of damage with his critical attacks, but I'm no slouch either. :smug: Screenshots got borked once again, I have to be more careful with 'em.

    [​IMG] : THIS... FUN! FIGHT SOME MORE!

    [​IMG] : Th-The attack worked! Our attacks work on these guys!

    [​IMG] : …! Is it because of the COMPs?!

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    It's our turn so let's see what we can do!

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    This is our menu. We can move, attack and use a single ability during one turn.

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    The movement range is limited by our 'move' stat. Yuzu kinda sucks because she has a smaller move stat, but it's nothing we can't fix thanks to certain demons we will encounter later on.

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    Here we can swap demons in case our previous one died and we can't resurrect him or something. Also, we can find here abilities like charm or aggravate.

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    Our skill menu is rather empty at the moment.

    Command skills are our bread-and-butter. They're our attack and magic abilities.
    Passive skills are self-explanatory, I think. We will find here skills that allow us to resist elements etc. Some of them have stat requirements.
    Auto skills are unique to human characters - they're activated at the start of the battle. Of course, they won't activate if we don't have enough mana or if other requirements aren't met.

    I will explain in later updates how exactly we get new skills.

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    As you can see, if we attack first we get the bonus to our initiative!

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    RIP in pieces.

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    We got a level up, yay!

    Strength increases damage dealt by physical attacks.
    Magic increases damage dealt by magical attacks, decreases damage dealt by hostile magical attacks and increases MP.
    Vitality increases HP and decreases damage dealt by hostile physical attacks.
    Agility increases our chance to dodge, decreases enemy's chance to dodge our attacks and makes us more likely to start the combat with an extra turn.

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    We will be focusing on our Magic and Agility stats since physical skills are kind of lacklustre in DeSu, but I'll need to have 11 Strength to be able to use a certain passive ability so let's pump that first!

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    [​IMG] : IF ME DEFEATED BY ONE WHO SUMMONS ME, BECOME MASTER.

    [​IMG] : THIS CALLED CONTRACT. ...ONLY HEARD OF THEM...

    [​IMG] : ME KOBOLD, DEMON OF WAR, TO MEET YOU, NICE!

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    [​IMG] : ...Yes! We can win, you guys! We can't die here!

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    That fight was just a formality so I didn't bother screenshotting it. Kabuso had only 4 hp anyway.

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    We can't modify our companion stats, but their increases aren't entirely random. Atsubro is our physical fighter so he tends to gain Vitality and Strength at level up.

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    [​IMG] : Gahh... I've heard that if I lose, I become your servant. Oh well...

    [​IMG] : I'm the monster, Kabuso. Pleased to meet you...

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    Yuzu tends to gain Magic and Agility on level up, so she will be quite strong later in game.

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    [​IMG] : But I'll abide by the contract. I HAVE to lend you my powers.

    [​IMG] : I'm the fairy, Pixie. Don't you DARE waste me!

    [​IMG] : This isn't Nocturne, Pixie. I can waste you all I want and you won't be able to do anything about it!

    The monster disappears, mumbling incoherently...

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    Almost everyone - including our new demons - got a level up!

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    Strength again...

    Aaaand we're done with our first mission!!

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    [​IMG] : Some strange numbers appeared after the fight. What are they trying to tell us? I'm not gonna tell ya :M


    [​IMG] : We're all still alive! Aaaaah, that was so scary!

    [​IMG] : What's going on? What was that?! Atsuro, what did you do?!

    [​IMG] : I don't know, either! I just undid the encryption! The program activated itself!

    [​IMG] : Then... The COMP is what made this happen just now?

    [​IMG] : That doesn't make any sense! That's just impossible!

    [​IMG] : Let's go to the police! We can't hold onto something this dangerous!

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    [​IMG] : Check them out?! What more is there to see?!

    [​IMG] : Calm down, Yoohoo. I think Neku's right.

    [​IMG] : Huh?! What are you saying?! What'll we do if demons come out of these things again?!

    [​IMG] : Will you settle down a little?! I know why you're freaking out! I was there too, you know?

    [​IMG] : But even after what just happened, is it right to throw everything out immediately?

    [​IMG] : We don't even know if that's the safest thing to do at this point.

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    [​IMG] : Ugh... He did say that we would need them...

    [​IMG] : I'm going to take a deeper look into these COMPs, okay?

    [​IMG] : Y-yeah, okay! But if something comes out, we're making a run for it! I've had it with this!

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    [​IMG] : Ah... I get it. So that's why...

    [​IMG] : What, did you figure something out?

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    [​IMG] : Demon?! You mean, like... from books and myths and all that stuff?!

    [​IMG] : How should I know? I can't wrap my head around how a computer can summon them...

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    [​IMG] : Rituals... You mean like in fantasy manga?

    [​IMG] : I suppose it's possible to convert the spells and procedures to programs, but...

    [​IMG] : ...Anyway, the other function I found in this COMP is called the “Harmonizer”.

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    [​IMG] : No shit :lol:

    [​IMG] : I suppose so. The word “harmonize” means to match, or adjust.

    [​IMG] : It's similar to the summoning program, and I have no idea what principles are behind it.

    [​IMG] : But it seems to match some wavelength so that our attacks work on demons...

    [​IMG] : And, likewise, it attunes their attacks to lessen the damage we take from them.

    [​IMG] : *sigh* I'm totally lost... I don't get any of this! What is Naoya trying to do?!

    [​IMG] : Summoning demons, protecting us from them... What does he want us to do?!

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    [​IMG] : But why?! Are we supposed to bring about world peace or something?

    [​IMG] : Huh...? Wait a sec... That's it!

    [​IMG] : What? Don't tell me it's really for world peace...

    [​IMG]: Yuzu's bright as usual.

    [​IMG] : No, it's not that. Do you guys remember that email?

    [​IMG] : The one with those predictions? Y-yeah...

    [​IMG] : I thought about how the COMP's functions would work in conjunction with it...

    [​IMG] : Take this, for example... The death in Aoyama was blamed on an animal attack, right?

    [​IMG] : Huh?... Yeah...

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    [​IMG] : …! Wh-what are you saying?!

    [​IMG] : If you're trying to scare us, knock it off!

    [​IMG] : I'm not trying to scare you, I want to sort this thing out.

    [​IMG] : Okay, to start out... If the email delivered to our COMPs really did predict that...

    [​IMG] : Then we would have known when and where the attack was due to occur before it happened.

    [​IMG] : So, if we wanted to, we could've been there at that moment.

    [​IMG] : In addition, the COMPs are modified to summon demons and fight against them.

    [​IMG] : So, what conclusions can we draw from this?

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    [​IMG] : Yeah... That's what I think, too.

    [​IMG] : Huh...?!

    [​IMG] : There's been a lot of weird stuff in the city recently. The Internet's full of rumors.

    [​IMG] : There have always been things happening, but there have been a lot of them lately.

    [​IMG] : What if they were all ignored by public... but they were actually caused by demons?

    [​IMG] : And what if we can use these COMPs to fight those demons?

    [​IMG] : …!

    [​IMG] : Then... are you saying these COMPs were made to fight the demons who are doing all this?!

    [​IMG] : Yeah... That is, if demons are really the cause of these things.

    [​IMG] : I'm so not doing that! Why don't we just give these back to Naoya or somebody else?

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    [​IMG] : No, that's not what I mean, but...

    [​IMG] : Naoya's really good at planning things in advance.

    [​IMG] : I don't know why he chose us to have these, but there must be a good reason behind it.

    [​IMG] : I mean, I don't want to fight monsters like that again, but...

    [​IMG] : But... If we get attacked by demons like the other victims, I can't give this COMP up...

    [​IMG] : Without them, we're just normal people. We don't stand a chance against demons!

    [​IMG] : If... If you're right, Atsuro, and this weird stuff is also being caused by demons...

    [​IMG] : And even if COMPs were made to fight those demons...

    [​IMG] : Then, why us?! The police should be the ones dealing with this stuff!

    [​IMG] : Yeah, give them to the police, I dare you. :smug:

    [​IMG] : We can give them to police, but if we do, we'll never get them back.

    [​IMG] : That said, do you really think we can really protect ourselves without them, Yoohoo?

    [​IMG] : I'm sick of all this... Why is this happening...?

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    [​IMG] : A number above our heads? What are you talking about?

    [​IMG] : I don't see anything, but you look serious... What's going on?

    [​IMG] : Man... Is that because of the COMP, too?

    [​IMG] : We know so little about all this... I feel like my head's about to blow up!

    [​IMG] : Hey, why won't we go back to Naoya's place, after all?

    [​IMG] : All this about the COMP, the email, and everything else... We really need him to tell us.

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    [​IMG] : It's better than sitting around here. C'mon, Neku. Let's try to see him.

    [​IMG] : Yeah... I need to talk to Naoya, too.

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    What those numbers mean? Will the prologue finally end? Will Yuzu finally stop acting hysterical? You will find answers to these questions and more in the next update!

    Or not. :M
     
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  10. Neku Novice

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    I kind of like the character design in DeSu, even if it looks silly. :oops:

    Yep, Yuzu's 17 just like our protagonist and Atsubro. Maybe she was so horribly disfigured that doctors took mercy on her? Still, I don't really care about how she looks like, since her bitching is only going to get worse.

    Thankya! What game are you talking about, exactly? I'm kinda out of date with SMT news.

    I will let you guys choose our final path! ...if we ever get there, that is :lol:

    Someone important to me used to call me Neku and... well, it stuck. :oops:

    Thanks for the comments guys and bees, it's really encouraging to see some replies even if we're still in the prologue :love:
     
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    Update 04: Let's Survive!

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    This update is longer and - hopefully - more interesting than previous ones, so be ready for lots of pictures!


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    Woman: Don't you know about bloodless murders?

    Woman: These serial killings have been going on for about six months now.

    Woman: All the corpses are found totally drained of blood, with holes in their necks!

    Woman: It's a pretty famous mystery.

    [​IMG] : Huh, it looks like Tokyo has a bit of a vampire problem. Also, news about that strange murder are already spreading...

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    Devil Survivor OST - 不安 -jingle-

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    It seems the police are still investigating. The police barriers are still up...

    [​IMG] : Man... We'll never get near Naoya's room like this...

    [​IMG] : Hey! Over there!

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    [​IMG] : Hmm... Isn't that Naoya's mailbox?

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    [​IMG] : I suppose so. It looks like he hasn't been to his apartment for quite a while...

    [​IMG] : I wonder where he's been then.

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    [​IMG] : How about some real answers instead of vague hints, my dearest cousin?

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    [​IMG] : Gee, thanks, I guess? You – whoever the hell you are – are already more helpful than Naoya anyway.

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    [​IMG] : Haha... Naoya's insight is his greatest strength.

    [​IMG] : He's a genius when it comes down to knowing what people are going to do next.

    [​IMG] : Anyway... Did you guys read the other email?

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    [​IMG] : Yeah, I wanted to point that out.

    [​IMG] : Remember what those demons said during the battle?

    [​IMG] : About submitting to us, contracts, lending their power... Sounds familiar?

    [​IMG] : Wait a sec! Gah... I can't keep up with this! It's all so unreal...!

    [​IMG] : Um, so, basically...

    [​IMG] : The demons we fought can now be summoned from the COMPs? And they'll be our allies?

    [​IMG] : Yeah, but I can't say for sure until we actually try it out...

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    [​IMG] : Maybe this is why Naoya entrusted us with these COMPs.

    [​IMG] : Jeez!

    [​IMG] : If that's what he wanted all along, he could have just told us!

    [​IMG] : As if you'd have listened, Yuzu :lol:

    [​IMG] : Hahah, yeah, I think so too. Sometimes he's so smart I can't understand him...

    [​IMG] : In any case, the email from Naoya... It said to go to Aoyama Cemetery, right?

    [​IMG] : It mentioned someone “who will influence our actions”, but... who could that be?

    [​IMG] : Sounds like someone we're destined to meet... Do you think it'll be human?

    [​IMG] : Who knows?... Considering all that's happened, anyone would be suspicious...

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    [​IMG] : Yeah, you're right. It does say “person”, after all.

    [​IMG] : This is Naoya. He would have said “monster” or “someone” if he meant otherwise.

    [​IMG] : Sometimes I think Atsubro has a huge crush on Naoya. He's so smart, insightful and handsome, after all. :laugh:

    [​IMG] : ...Fine.

    [​IMG] : I'd rather ask Naoya about this than sit around feeling scared and stupid!

    [​IMG] : Well... I guess I've got no choice! If you two are going, I'm coming too! Let's go!

    [​IMG] : Finally stopped complaining, eh? Don't you worry guys, this won't last long.

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    [​IMG] : But, I found something in the COMP's functions. Let me explain it to you.

    [​IMG] : The function called Skill Set looks like it'll let us use powers like magic spells, too.

    [​IMG] : If we have to fight demons again, it'll help if we set our COMPs to let us use them.

    [​IMG] : It looks like there's a skill set for each of us right now. That's a total of four skills.

    [​IMG] : It looks like you choose the Team Setup option to distribute points to us.

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    Looks kinda stylish! <3

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    So yeah, this is how Team Setup screen looks like. Each team can have up to 2 demons and a single human character. We'll be able to swap demons before every battle so we won't have to enter this screen too often. We can also change human characters' skills here.

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    We have our basic abilities now. We can't learn any new skills though... for now, that is!

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    It's already dark, huh? And we're entering the cemetery? Sounds like a good idea :M

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    [​IMG] : Don't tell me it's a ghost... I feel like there's something out there... All those graves!

    [​IMG] : Hang on a second... Aoyama Cemetery... That rings a bell...

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    [​IMG] : Huh...?!

    Suddenly, an explosion rocks the sky!

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    [​IMG] : An explosion in Aoyama Cemetery around 19:00... It's just like what the email said!

    [​IMG] : Look! Something's coming...!

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    The number above his head disappears...

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    He might have fulfilled his promise if not...

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    ...her sudden appearance!

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    Much to Yuzu's disappointment, it looks like we're surrounded.

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    Just a few.

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    So, yeah. We can edit our team, switch out demons and skills, but I won't bother with showing that a second time.

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    We can't give our demons any skills, but they can gain new abilities when they level up. Kobold will learn Hero Aid (Critical rate +25%) later on.

    Let's kick their butts!

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    Our first real battle theme! :D

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    [​IMG] : Argh! I'm SO gonna get you!

    [​IMG] : Hey, you guys! It's too dangerous here! Run!

    [​IMG] : Yeah right! That's not really an option right now!

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    [​IMG] : H-hey! Say something!

    [​IMG] : ...I guess I have no choice. I'll cooperate with you.

    [​IMG] : But Wendigo is far too powerful a foe for you right now. ...Leave him to me!

    [​IMG] : I will follow your orders. Direct me as you please.

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    [​IMG] : Hey! The COMP's saying something!

    [​IMG] : ...This must be the tutorial that email mentioned!

    [​IMG] : They showed up when we were fighting too! I guess some functions won't be usable...

    [​IMG] : Hey, Neku! Are there any functions you can't use on your COMP any more?!

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    [​IMG] : …?! It must be those numbers they talked about at the Electric Museum! I'm confused!

    [​IMG] : ...Oh wait! It looks like there's more to the tutorial!

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    I believe I've explained it to you already :)

    [​IMG] : So I've gotta use these demons' skills, eh?! Well, whatever it takes to survive!

    [​IMG] : I... guess we have no choice. I'm glad we have demons on our side and all, but still...

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    Yuzu's team doesn't really have any offensive capabilities for now...

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    ...so she will take care of the weakest enemy.

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    Huh, I forgot about that 'leader takes less damage if his minions are alive' thingy.

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    Yuzu, Pixie and Kobold fought for a while, but Yuzu's team is too weak to kill a single kobold. :roll:

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    Aww yeah! :smug:

    There'a a tutorial about extra chance, but it's quite long so I'll just write it down for you:

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    I decided to focus on the leader for some retarded reason :roll:

    Usually, I want to defeat minions first to get as much experience and macca as possible. Of course, this tactic is sometimes just too risky and go straight for the leader.

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    Atsubro will try to intercept Pixie's team; her healing abilities can be a huge head-ache.

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    Holy fuck, our mysterious ally is seriously overpowered!

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    [​IMG] : Am I seeing this, or is she holding... a COMP?

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    That wasn't much of a fight :lol:

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    Uh oh.

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    Ey, get back! We didn't even have the time to thank you properly for saving us, dammit!

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    Yuzu's team finally killed that kobold, but her pixie's almost dead. :cry:

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    Strength level-up. For Yuzu. Greaaat.

    [​IMG] : Yes! We defeated them!

    [​IMG] : Wait a second! Defeating demons summoned by others doesn't make them join us?!

    [​IMG] : Kind of unfair to have to fight them if they're not going to join the team...!

    [​IMG] : Getting greedy, eh? :M

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    Our plan worked, but Pixie casts Bind on Atsubro which limits his movement range to 1 for a single turn. :decline:

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    Atsubro rapes Pixie's team tastefully, manages to kill Ogre and gains a level-up! :salute:

    Pixie heals herself, but she won't be a threat any more.

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    Neku almost destroys Kobold's team, but the leader has, like, 4 hp when the battle ends.

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    Atsubro finishes off Pixie and his demon gains a new ability! Zan is a weak force-type elemental skill which can also petrify enemies.

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    Yuzu tries to run away because Kobold's team is dangerously close. We have defeated/severely weakened most of our enemies, but I forgot about this one and left her in a vulnerable position. :blush:

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    Neku finishes off that almost-dead kobold.

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    I have a bad feeling about this.

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    Please stop.

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    They rape us with critical strikes and KO Pixie. I'm ashamed of myself. Seriously. :dead:

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    Kobold's rapist team is the last one left, but it takes some time for Atsubro and Neku to come and save Yoohoo's ass.

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    Feels cathartic. :smug:

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    +25% to critical rate is always nice!

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    Only two points more and we're done with strength.

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    Yay! I will be more careful next time, I promise. :oops:

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    Yuzu's team has some firepower now!

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    [​IMG] : Th-there's nothing we can do about it...

    [​IMG] : What we just went through... A... A person was killed...

    [​IMG] : This is why I like this game so much – it looks very much like your average animu with cute sprites, big-breasted teens, cute boys and everything, but the story is far from sugary. It's not overly grimdark tho, just... kind of balanced. Some would say “realistic”, but I think that would be way too pretentious.

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    [​IMG] : Hey, the animal that attacked that person in the apartment... It was a demon, wasn't it?

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    [​IMG] : Yeah, that's what I thought...

    [​IMG] : Demons, huh...? Looks like we're prepared for the worst...

    [​IMG] : In any case, I never though the Shomonkai would be fighting against demons...

    [​IMG] : They were using COMPs, too, and the demons didn't really scare them.

    [​IMG] : That explosion must've been caused when they were fighting earlier.

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    [​IMG] : That means... The demons must have been around for a long time, right?...

    [​IMG] : What are the Shomonkai?...

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    [​IMG] : And I'm Priscilla, Queen of the Desert :lol:

    [​IMG] : I kind of doubt that. But still, we don't know anything here...

    [​IMG] : Anyway... There's no doubt that Shomonkai girl had amazing powers.

    [​IMG] : That big demon, Wendigo, seemed to be afraid of her, too...

    [​IMG] : Could she be the person mentioned in that email from Naoya?

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    [​IMG] : I wonder, too. She seemed really strong, and I got this feeling from her...

    [​IMG] : The email, the demons, and now the Shomonkai... Damn it! Too much to think about!

    [​IMG] : All we can do now is pray that nothing more happens today...

    [​IMG] : Take a deep breath, try to relax and-

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    [​IMG] : What's going on?!

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    [​IMG] : The email?... O-oh, yeah! That's it!

    [​IMG] : What's wrong, Atsuro?

    [​IMG] : ...Neku's right. It's a blackout!

    [​IMG] : Remember what was in that first email? It said there'd be a blackout!

    [​IMG] : Is this for real?... We don't know if it's city-wide, but so far it's all coming true...

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    [​IMG] : Huh?... Why not? How can you not have reception in a place like this?

    [​IMG] : Is this because of the blackout?

    [​IMG] : But the phone centers have their own backup power, right? This doesn't make sense!

    [​IMG] : I don't know! I just can't use my phone!

    [​IMG] : * sigh * I hope it's only temporary... I'm really tired.

    [​IMG] : It's pitch-black... I never thought Tokyo would be so dark at night...

    [​IMG] : Hey, what are we going to do now?...

    [​IMG] : Wait...! Someone's coming!

    Devil Survivor OST - 神秘 -jingle-

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    [​IMG] : …! Aren't you that girl from a little while ago...?!

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    [​IMG] : R-right. I'm Atsuro Kihara, and she's Yuzu Tanikawa.

    [​IMG] : Oh, it's a pleasure. Oh, and you are?...

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    [​IMG] : Kihara, Tanikawa and... Miyagi. I shall remember your names.

    [​IMG] : The Wendigo seems to have released his minions into this cemetery.

    [​IMG] : I have set a simple barrier around this place tonight. It's best if you stayed here.

    [​IMG] : M-minions? You mean, demons?!

    [​IMG] : You said we should stay, but... this is a cemetery!

    [​IMG] : It's better than dying. Wait here until dawn, then head for the station. Now, I must go.

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    [​IMG] : ...Damn, what's going on?!

    [​IMG] : She said to stay here until the sun came up... Wh-what should we do?...

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    [​IMG] : We don't have a choice. If she's right, then it's too dangerous to go anywhere now...

    [​IMG] : B-but... This is a graveyard...

    [​IMG] : Are we going to be okay?

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    [​IMG] : Y-yeah... I don't think I can go far anyway... My legs are like jelly...

    [​IMG] : We don't have a choice. Let's take turns keeping a lookout...

    [​IMG] : Ugh... I've never wanted it to be morning so hard in my life!

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    Devil Survivor OST - Sunset

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    [​IMG] : I like these nightly emails. They're a nice way to close the day and sometimes they even allow us to send our replies.

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  12. Neku Novice

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    Update 05: Lockdown Blues

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    [​IMG] : That girl was right. Some demon-looking things passed by, but they didn't notice us.

    [​IMG] : Yeah... I saw 'em too. B-but now that the sun's out, we can get out of here, right?!

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    [​IMG] : Cool! I'm glad I didn't have to spend the night alone, though. It was pretty freaky.

    [​IMG] : Haha, yeah. I hope that's the last time I have to sleep in a cemetery!

    [​IMG] : But the lights never came back on... Hard to tell in daylight, but there's still a blackout.

    [​IMG] : Yeah... I still don't have any cellphone reception. So... none of that was a dream...

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    [​IMG] : G-guess we should read it...

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    Devil Survivor OST - Disquiet

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    [​IMG] : Hey, Neku... Didn't you say before that you could see a number over our heads...?

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    [​IMG] : Well?... What was it? Hey! How many days do I have?!

    [​IMG] : ...It's 0, isn't it?

    [​IMG] : Yesterday, you said... The number was 1.

    [​IMG] : Which means... our number right now... it's 0, isn't it?

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    [​IMG] : Ha... haha... Oh man... I'm gonna die today?

    [​IMG] : That's it! I've had enough! This stupid conversation is over!

    [​IMG] : C'mon, let's go. This is all some big hoax... Let's hurry back home!

    [​IMG] : Deluding yourself won't help you, Yuzu.

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    [​IMG] : …! Wh-what do you mean?!

    [​IMG] : Calm down, Yoohoo. I checked the other email. Don't you remember what it said?

    [​IMG] : “All stations are locked down”. If that's true, we won't be able to use the trains.

    [​IMG] : B-but...! How can we know for sure unless we go? The email might be wrong about that!

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    [​IMG] : Yeah, I'm with you. No sense in griping about it here. Let's check the nearest station!

    [​IMG] : God, please let Shibuya Station be open...!

    [​IMG] : Asking YHVH to do something in SMT universe is usually a very bad idea :M

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    [​IMG] : Hey, you guys! Look...!

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    [​IMG] : What the hell...? What happened here?

    [​IMG] : What a mess... Did all this happen just because we had a blackout for one night?

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    [​IMG] : Huh? What do you mean?

    [​IMG] : Headlights aren't hooked up to the power grid. Accidents this bad wouldn't have happened...

    [​IMG] : Then... It really is because demons are in Tokyo?...

    [​IMG] : There's no proof, but that'd be my guess.

    [​IMG] : Let's hurry... We're almost to Shibuya.

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    The streets to Miyamasuzuka are choked with crowds. No one can get near Shibuya Station...

    You can see Self-Defence Force vehicles and a barricade past the crowd...

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    [​IMG] : All lines, including private rails, are affected. Remain calm until the problem is solved!

    [​IMG] : Police blockades are in effect through the Yamanote line, including overpasses.

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    [​IMG] : Hey, what's going on here?! I demand a full explanation for this!

    [​IMG] : The cause is currently under investigation. Until then, please obey our instructions!

    [​IMG] : To ensure everyone's safety, we ask for your understanding and cooperation!

    [​IMG] : We're also looking into the explosion that occurred in Aoyama Cemetery last night.

    [​IMG] : If you have any information, please inform a disaster relief worker immediately!

    The angry mob slowly quiets down upon hearing the SDF officer's repeated message...

    Eventually, the gathered crowd begins to disperse, as if they are giving up...

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    [​IMG] : Was that stuff about gas leak true? You think this is because of demons, too?...

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    [​IMG] : I don't know... Seemed to me like the Self-Defence Force guys were just lying.

    [​IMG] : Huh?

    [​IMG] : You think they put up all these barricades and blocked in the entire area overnight?

    [​IMG] : No... It looks to me like all this was prepared way in advance...

    [​IMG] : W-wait, you mean?...

    [​IMG] : Yeah... There's something else going on here that we don't know about.

    [​IMG] : Damn... Everything that email said is coming true. At this rate, we're gonna...!

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    [​IMG] : A way out...? Hey... Yeah, that might work!

    [​IMG] : The Laplace Mail and the death clock both work on what's most likely to happen, right?

    [​IMG] : Naoya's email said that the number changes based on what we do!

    [​IMG] : So let's do something! We'll prove both the email and the death clock wrong!

    [​IMG] : Haha... I'm surprised to hear that coming from you, Yoohoo.

    [​IMG] : The death clock and the Laplace Mails do run on the same predictive algorithm...

    [​IMG] : Which means the death clock uses what the Laplace Mail says to calculate a number.

    [​IMG] : Its probability ratio is pretty high... The underlying process must be real complicated.

    [​IMG] : H-hey, slow down, whiz-kid. You're getting a little ahead of us non-eggheads...

    [​IMG] : Oh, sorry. It's an important point, though, so listen...

    [​IMG] : With an algorithm this complex, one mistake could cause a very large error.

    [​IMG] : Which means... If we make sure the things the Laplace Mail predicts don't come true...

    [​IMG] : Its predictions become useless, affecting the death clock's readout!

    [​IMG] : …!

    [​IMG] : Does that mean... We don't have to die today?

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    [​IMG] : So we have a chance!

    [​IMG] : It's not certain that the result will be thrown off, mind you...

    [​IMG] : But it's probably safe to assume that we can change the outcome.

    [​IMG] : Uh... Is this really possible?

    [​IMG] : Hahaha, what's the matter, Yoohoo? This was your idea.

    [​IMG] : Huh? But... I didn't know all that stuff you were talking about...!

    [​IMG] : Hahaha, there's the Yoohoo we know. Don't sweat it, okay?

    [​IMG] : Alright! Let's do whatever we can to fight a way out of this lockdown!

    [​IMG] : As long as we prevent what's predicted in those emails, we can beat the death clock!

    [​IMG] : Yeah! C'mon, let's go!

    [​IMG] : Even if the area inside the Yamanote line is locked down, there must be a secret exit!

    [​IMG] : Right! But we'll have to be careful of the police and the Self-Defence Force...

    [​IMG] : Huh? Why?...

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    [​IMG] : He's right. The SDF guy at the station said they were looking into the explosion.

    [​IMG] : If they happen to detain us, they might take away our COMPs...

    [​IMG] : Oh yeah... Okay, then. We'll be extra careful.

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    Devil Survivor OST - Aggressive Tune

    There's a lot going on in Shibuya right now, but let's check out the free battle first. I'll be doing a lot of them because they're our primary way to grind experience and skills in this game. I won't waste my and your time showing them (unless you want me to!) 'cause they're easier than mandatory ones. I'll just try and keep you updated about our party's levels and skills.

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    Yuzu's lagging behind Neku and Atsuro because her team's really weak for now and I'm afraid to actually use her.

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    So with that out of our way, let's see who the hell this guy is!

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    Yet we have a lot of events here :M

    Devil Survivor OST - Action

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    [​IMG] : When the hell're you gonna let us out?!

    [​IMG] : We'll lift the lockdown once we can confirm the area is safe. Please wait until then.

    [​IMG] : Yeah, yeah, you said that already! I'm askin' when that's gonna happen!

    [​IMG] : No matter how often you ask, the answer is the same. Now go back to the safe zone!

    [​IMG] : Safe zone, my ass.

    [​IMG] : What?! You wanna say that again?!

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    [​IMG] : You know him, Atsuro...? Ugh... more “daemons”...

    [​IMG] : That's the absolute last thing I want to hear about now...

    [​IMG] : C'mon, Yoohoo. They're not quite the same thing. A daemon is a guardian spirit.

    [​IMG] : The Shibuya Daemons are one of the most charismatic punk gangs. Kaido's their leader.

    [​IMG] : They're really famous in Shibuya.

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    [​IMG] : I get it... Even if he doesn't know, maybe one of his flunkies will!

    [​IMG] : Kaido IS known for treating his people well... Yeah, let's go talk to him!

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    I felt like being sadistic :troll:

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    [​IMG] : Look, you're the ones who stopped me.

    [​IMG] : Quit freakin' out over every little thing. It gets on my nerves...

    [​IMG] : Oh, sorry! Well... We have something to ask you...

    [​IMG] : Yeah? It better be simple.

    [​IMG] : Yeah, of course! Um... Do you know any hidden exits from the Yamanote circle area?

    [​IMG] : If I did, I'da used it already. We're havin' trouble gettin' through the central ward.

    [​IMG] : *sigh* I had a feeling you'd say that...

    [​IMG] : Everyone's in the same boat here... If that's all, I'm gonna get going.

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    [​IMG] : Huh? Naoya? Who's he?

    [​IMG] : He's Neku's cousin. We don't know where he is...

    [​IMG] : Well... Things are pretty bad around here, so I'll help you look. Got a photo or anything?

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    [​IMG] : Okay, got it. Alright, once the cells come back on, I'll spread it around my crew.

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    [​IMG] : Six days? I-it was that short? That means he has less than a week, right...?!

    [​IMG] : Don't be ridiculous, it was just a coincidence. Six days is better than our time...

    [​IMG] : Yeah, but...

    [​IMG] : Sorry... Didn't mean to bring you down like that.

    [​IMG] : C'mon, let's get going! We'll find a way out and change our fate!

    [​IMG] : Y-yeah...! Let's go, Neku!

    [​IMG] : Just a moment later we got two emails.

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    [​IMG] : I'll show you how the Devil Auction works, but let's read the other email first.

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    Devil Survivor OST - Disquiet

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    [​IMG] : So... demons are whores?

    [​IMG] : ...It looks that way. One thing's for sure...

    [​IMG] : Demons have been on this world for a long time, and some people have known about them.

    [​IMG] : H-how can you be so sure?

    [​IMG] : Think about it.

    [​IMG] : For an auction to exist, you need someone to run it and you need someone to buy from it.

    [​IMG] : If there are other bidders than just us, then the auction has been around since before then.

    [​IMG] : Uh-huh... Okay, I get it.

    [​IMG] : Still... It's kind of a shock. We were living here but we knew nothing at all...

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    [​IMG] : An opportunity?... Yeah, I get it.

    [​IMG] : Well, I don't get it! I don't get anything!

    [​IMG] : At least you're being honest with yourself, Yuzu. You've been really clueless today.

    [​IMG] : Oh, sorry. Well, there's a chance we might die today...

    [​IMG] : And considering what's happening, it would probably be because of a demon.

    [​IMG] : Ugh...

    [​IMG] : ...But if we can use this website to get powerful demon as allies, we can fight back!

    [​IMG] : In other words, our chances of surviving will go up!

    [​IMG] : So you're saying that we have to get demons so we can fight even more demons?

    [​IMG] : I've had enough of this! Why do we have to fight?!

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    [​IMG] : Urgh... That's true, but... Let's try to avoid as much of this bad stuff as we can, huh?

    [​IMG] : Yeah... If we can escape, that would be the best option.

    [​IMG] : But if there's ever something we can't run from... We'll have to make up our minds...

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    [​IMG] : Yeah. We'll have to use this auction and do everything we can to help us fight...

    [​IMG] : So, let's see what this auction is all about!

    Devil Survivor OST - Cool Jam

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    Basically, we have to buy a lot of weaker demons to be able to build up our reputation and gain an access to better ones.

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    Demons cost macca which we earn by fighting in battles, so I'll have to do a lot of grinding later on to be able to fuse all demons we'll need.

    Demons aren't created equal – they all have their “quality ranking”. Lower quality demons have lower stats, but are cheaper; higher quality ones are more expensive, but gain a bonus to their stats and sometimes they even have additional skills!

    It's random which demons are available, so sometimes we'll be shit out of luck. Like we're just now. But let's try and buy this shitty Ogre just to show you guys and bees how it works.

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    During these 5 seconds, we and 3 other people make our bids. The higher the bid becomes, the higher the chance of people dropping out of the auction so if we're really desperate for the demon and we didn't bought it outright, we can make a very, very high bid and hope for the best.

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    ...of course I was being cheap so we weren't so lucky.

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    Aaaand we lost. He was shitty anyway, so I'm glad we saved our macca.

    Devil Survivor OST - Action

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    [​IMG] : It's time to try and escape this place! On our way to the Ebisu Station, we ran into this tired, tired man.

    [​IMG] : Hey, you kids, are you stuck here, too? There's nothing to do but sit and wait.

    [​IMG] : Oh, right. I found this... Do you know what it is?

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    Just look at this face :lol:

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    [​IMG] : Huh?! We can't go through here, either?!

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    The SDF members don't have death clocks. It seems they'll live longer than 10 days...

    [​IMG] : Damn it... There really are troops along all the railroads!

    [​IMG] : We might die today, too... Damn it!

    [​IMG] : If only our cellphones worked, I could call my mom and tell her that I can't come home...

    [​IMG] : Oh! That reminds me! The COMP's email works, right? Can't we contact the outside?

    [​IMG] : Oh wow, Yuzu, you aren't hopelessly clueless after all!

    [​IMG] : Hey! I'll give it a try!

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    [​IMG] : ...huh?

    [​IMG] : What's wrong?

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    [​IMG] : It's not connecting? ...What's that mean?

    [​IMG] : Well, Naoya made this COMP to begin with...

    [​IMG] : Maybe it can't use standard connections to communicate with regular COMPs.

    [​IMG] : So... It didn't work? All right, let's go check out somewhere else...

    [​IMG] : ...Hmm. Let's see if there's anything else going on...

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  13. Neku Novice

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    So we can talk to Atsuro or Yuzu now. The thing is, we don't have enough time to do both, so... I'll let you guys decide! Just leave a comment and tell me which one should I talk to!
     
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  14. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Talk to Boobs McChesty.
     
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  15. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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  16. Neku Novice

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    Update 06: The Incline of Yuzu

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    Azira and Bee want us to talk with Yuzu, so let's do this!

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    I think she's not so bad, after all :M

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    [​IMG] : Eh, it's fine... It's not like it really matters all that much.

    [​IMG] : It's just an ordinary family. But my parents never got along at all...

    [​IMG] : So they got divorced last year. I've been living with my mom.

    [​IMG] : But even after leaving my dad, my mom seems a lot touchier... She fusses over nothing!

    [​IMG] : I know it's tough to take care of me by herself, but she's getting on my nerves.

    [​IMG] : ...She and I hardly ever talk anymore.

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    [​IMG] : A jerk who supported us or the tense freedom we have now... It's hard to say.

    [​IMG] : A character with a relatable backstory in a JRPG? What a travesty :M

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    Uh, we've done it before, but the game wants us to repeat this event for some reason >_< Well, whatever, let's move on and buy some demons!

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    You aren't the only one here who likes cute surfer dudes :M

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    We bid high to ensure we get her!

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    Our MC is pretty hot, I agree!

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    We need demons to fill up our teams, so let's buy some more.

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    We'll try to catch Ogre for Yuzu to give her team some physical capabilities since those guys have lots of HP and hit like trucks, but none are available for now, sadly.

    We don't have anything better to do for now so let's search for an escape route!

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    [​IMG] : Is Atsuro still not back yet?

    [​IMG] : No good. All the roads under the rail bridge have been blockaded by the SDF.

    [​IMG] : It's just like they said. Everything inside the Yamanote line is locked down.

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    [​IMG] : No argument here.

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    [​IMG] : I thought I recognized you, Keisuke! Long time no see!

    [​IMG] : Keisuke helped me out big time in middle school. I wouldn't be here without this guy!

    [​IMG] : I-I wouldn't go that far...

    [​IMG] : Atsuro...! No, all of you! Your number...

    [​IMG] : Huh? Did you just say--?!

    [​IMG] : N-never mind! I have to get going!

    [​IMG] : What's up with him...?

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    [​IMG] : What? So that guy ran away because he saw the death clock said 0?!

    [​IMG] : That's horrible...!

    [​IMG] : Wh-what're you talking about?! Only people with COMPs have access to the death clock!

    [​IMG] : And Keisuke... Well, he's not that kind of guy.

    [​IMG] : What makes you say that?

    [​IMG] : He always used to stand up for the weaker kids, so they really depended on him.

    [​IMG] : He saved me a bunch of times, too... If not for him, I'd have been a gofer for three years.

    [​IMG] : Weird... He seemed pretty shy himself just now.

    [​IMG] : Yeah, I have no idea.

    [​IMG] : I lost all contact with him after we got into high school...

    [​IMG] : By the way, Neku... Did you remember to check his death clock readout?

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    [​IMG] : 1...? Damn it! Keisuke's gonna die tomorrow, too!

    [​IMG] : That guy certainly seems troubled, but there's no use in worrying about him. We have a lot to do now, so let's meet one of my favorite characters!

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    Devil Survivor OST - Reset Instrumental

    That's a main theme!

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    [​IMG] : Huh? Hey, I know that song...!

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    [​IMG] : Here's hoping my songs get you all out of those Blackout Blues!

    [​IMG] : Omigosh, it's Haru!

    [​IMG] : Awesome! This is just what I needed to cheer me up!

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    Yuzu continues to cheer until the street performance ends...

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    [​IMG] : Her singing was pretty good, but is she that famous?

    [​IMG] : Yeah! Uh, in the indie scene. Her name's Haru!

    [​IMG] : She used to be in a band called D-Va, but now she's gone solo.

    [​IMG] : Solo? What happened to D-Va?

    [​IMG] : I don't really know much about when she was in the band...

    [​IMG] : I just heard they split up when Aya, one of their members, quit to study music.

    [​IMG] : Huh... so her name's Haru? Well, I think you can count me as a fan too!

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    [​IMG] : Hahaha...

    [​IMG] : Well, we've rested long enough. We don't have much time left...

    [​IMG] : Yeah, we should be focused on surviving. Hm? What's the matter, Neku?

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    Devil Survivor OST - 不安 -jingle-

    [​IMG] : That's what the death clock readout on Haru was...?! We have to tell her!

    [​IMG] : Wait a sec, Yoohoo!

    [​IMG] : What now?!

    [​IMG] : What would you say? If you tell her straight up, she'll think you're crazy!

    [​IMG] : Ugh... You're probably right.

    [​IMG] : Don't forget, our number is 0 too. We might die today first.

    [​IMG] : If we don't do something about that, how are we supposed to help anyone else?

    [​IMG] : Yeah... Good call.

    [​IMG] : There's no use worrying about that until we have a solution to this whole mess.

    [​IMG] : Right. C'mon, guys. Let's go...

    I decided to go demon-shopping once again and...

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    ...we got what we needed!

    Knight Soul makes a demon die for the team's leader. It can be kinda useful when we're unlucky and some fucknut hits team's leader with a lucky crit – we only lose a single demon this way thanks to this skill, but when the leader dies, the whole team's lost. Of course, it may only prolong the inevitable.

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    Even better, we lucked out and had a fortunate accident. They're pretty rare and not always positive, but this one's pretty good!

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    I like this guy already :love:

    I wanted to try out our new team, so I played an another free battle.

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    Our teams are a bit stronger now! Our MC didn't get much experience tho.

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    That was waaaaaay too easy.

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    Huh, Naoya? I hope he'll be able to explain himself!

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    Devil Survivor OST - Disquiet

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    [​IMG] : Hey, Neku! Wasn't that Naoya?

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    [​IMG] : How can you be so calm?! If we don't hurry, we're gonna lose him!

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    [​IMG] : He's over there!

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    [​IMG] : Alright! Let's go after him!

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    Oops.

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    [​IMG] : Maybe they don't care what time of day it is...

    [​IMG] : ...Well, whatever! We've gotta do something about them!

    [​IMG] : What's the plan, Neku?

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    [​IMG] : Well, we won't find Naoya until we deal with these guys!

    [​IMG] : That's the safest way. If we don't defeat them, they'll probably come after us.

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    I thought Yuzu won't manage fighting by herself against an upper group, so I sent Atsubro to help her. Our protagonist will go after the lower one.

    Devil Survivor OST - Aggressive Tune

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    [​IMG] : Hey guys! Be careful of where you are in relation to the demons!

    [​IMG] : If they surround someone who's all alone, it'll be dangerous!

    [​IMG] : I-I know! We have to work together, so let's think out our moves carefully!

    [​IMG] : Screw being a good sport! They'll go down faster if we gang up on them!

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    Let's do this!

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    Yuzu didn't even break a sweat :incline:

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    [​IMG] : Whoa! What's it talking about?

    [​IMG] : So we have to defeat them without getting hurt, or get extra turns.

    [​IMG] : In other words, we have to be at an advantage. So let's see what we can do!

    [​IMG] : We will read it now though!

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    Let's fuck up some demons!

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    Damn, Aggravate works beautifully with high Strength!

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    Close, but no dice.

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    We're finally done with strength and we can focus on magic/agility now!

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    Atsubro assists Neku. Yuzu doesn't need any help, after all.

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    Fuck you too.

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    Electricity can paralyze enemies (and our teammates when our enemy uses it) which may stun a target for a single turn. Even better, paralyzed targets are vulnerable to physical skills and every single physical attack against a paralyzed target is an automatic critical strike!

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    +1 to magic is always nice!

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    [​IMG] : I have to calm down... Remember what happened yesterday...

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    We hit her with electricity... but I forgot she drains it. :blush:

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    She healed herself and...

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    ...attacked our bro, for some unfathomable reason.

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    Not that she had much of a chance.

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    Another one bites the dust.

    All that's left is a kobold team and a single, lonely pixie when, out of a sudden...

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    Fuck, I forgot about him D:

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    Pixie's no more.

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    Prepare yourselves for some unintended comedy because I got way too cocky once again:dead:

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    Buttrape mode activated.

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    I think they really want to humiliate me.

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    We weren't defenseless, but they killed Kabuso. :|

    If you think this is the end of my suffering, boy, you're wrong.

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    Dead demons don't get XP, of course.

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    ITZ coming.

    Devil Survivor OST - Battle Beat

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    We couldn't escape because we were slowed down, so we can console ourselves with some revenge and prepare our bottoms for the inevitable.

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    Feels good, man.

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    ITZ came.

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    RIP in pieces, friend. :salute:

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    I try to avoid further rape since I'm not really ready to fail our first real fight. Neku's death would mean a game over for us, of course.

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    Aaaaand I succeed!

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    Shameful display.

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    Let's nope the fuck outta here.

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    Cavalry arrives to the rescue!!

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    ...but let's heal ourselves first. Ugh, it didn't work as intended, but it doesn't matter now.

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    You go, girl!

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    I swear I won't make fun of you ever again! :salute:

    ...well, okay, I doubt I'll be able to uphold my vow, but I'll do my best.

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    Atsubro swoops in to finish the job.

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    ...aaand done! It's a shame Yuzu didn't get any XP out of Waira, but such is life.

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    [​IMG] : Why'd the demons start showing up? What's with that crazy auction?

    [​IMG] : The questions keep piling up. We have to find him...

    [​IMG] : I'd like to give him my piece of mind, too! It's his fault we're in trouble!

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    [​IMG] : With all due respect, Yuzu.

    [​IMG] : Oh yeah... That might be a better plan.

    [​IMG] : I agree. If we don't make it out alive, I'll be missing out on rpgcodex all my favorite net forums!

    [​IMG] : *sigh* I guess everyone lives for something...

    [​IMG] : Don't give me that look...

    [​IMG] : Hey, Neku, does the death clock still say 0? It hasn't gone up, has it?

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    [​IMG] : I had a feeling you'd say that...

    [​IMG] : We can't a find out, the death clock's still stuck on 0, and the hours march on...

    [​IMG] : Damn it! What're we supposed to do?!

    [​IMG] : Hm? We've got mail...

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    [​IMG] : Oh yeah... Something like that came up on the COMP, didn't it?

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    I've covered the Macca Bonus one already, so let's read the first one.

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    [​IMG] : Huh, I've completely forgotten about that.

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    [​IMG] : It's more to worry about in battle, but if we play our cards right, it could pay off.

    [​IMG] : This is such a guy thing... You better not do anything risky going after this stuff!

    [​IMG] : You better bet we will :lol:

    [​IMG] : Y'know, it just occurred to me... Who's sending these emails?

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    [​IMG] : Yeah, me neither... It doesn't sound at all like Naoya.

    [​IMG] : Naoya might not have written them, but the wording and such should be based on his.

    [​IMG] : Like robots with AI personalities... Their code is still written by humans.

    [​IMG] : These advice emails might be generated by a program that Naoya created.

    [​IMG] : Like, when you write software for general use, you gotta leave documentation.

    [​IMG] : The emails are so impersonal because they're general documentation...

    [​IMG] : Which means this Demon Summoning Program was always meant for third-party use.

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    This is a good game and it's also very hard, I definitively recommend it. Not that I've played past the 2nd mission...
     
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  18. lightbane Arcane

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    Oh, someone is lping this! I wonder if the lp will last enough to reach the end. Either way, there's a small problem: I can't see some of the pics for some reason. Everything else seems fine.
    Also, before I forget: fuck Yuzu and her incessant whining, it reaches a point she has no real reason to follow the party and yet she still does. Worse, she has a stupidly slow Movement score.
     
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  19. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Have you tried right-clicking on the images and forcing a reload? That works for me.
     
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  20. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Yeah, it's a fun game. It also has a sequel, which I have kinda forgotten about and haven't beaten yet; this LP makes me want to do just that.
     
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  21. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    these games make me butthurt with their forced C&C (except if you're using a walk-through). I finished 2 but not yet 1.

    I was hoping someone cracked 3DS emulation so i could play the overclocked version :negative:


    Also unrealistic Japanese boobs.
     
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  22. Neku Novice

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    It's not an easiest game out there, definitely, and it's quite fun! If you have 3DS, make sure to pick up the Overclocked version! It's slightly easier, physical builds are more viable and makes, like, 3 paths longer.

    Eh, I find her sorta realistic, to be honest. I mean, she's still just a kid (with quite generous boobs :roll:) and she's thrown into some hellish situation that's bound to get worse with every passing day. I'm not surprised she's cranky and tired of everything. Her movement score isn't so bad, I've fixed it already thanks to Moh Shuyuu!
    I can't say for sure whether I'll be able to complete this Let's Play or not, but I'm having much more fun playing this way so I don't see myself abandoning it any time soon.
    Yeah, I noticed this too, but I can't really do much about it. I think there's just too many pictures on this page. I thought putting them into the spoilers would help, but it doesn't. I could bump us to the next page, but I'm not really sure what codex thinks about such practices. Man, I wish there'd be an easier way of moving to the next page. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, folks. :oops:

    There's an emulator in the works (https://github.com/citra-emu/citra), but it's still an experimental version so it's quite useless if you want to actually play on this thingy.
    Well, we can fuck ourselves over by ignoring certain events/telling someone to do something stupid, but I find it actually pretty cool.

    Thanks once again for the comments! I'll post an update later today, I think. Be ready for our first boss battle!
     
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  23. Azira Arcane Patron

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  24. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    I know the feeling, but personally I don't care much for the ending I get (especially not in the first playthrough), so going along for an unpredictable C&C ride is actually part of the experience for me.
     
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