Log Post #12 of 22
From: warpio | Posted: 2/14/2017 01:32:00 PMUpdated: 11/21/2017 08:25:36 PM
|Several more attempts at the Dept store, still no progress... guess I'll check the guide and see if there's anything I can do here besides grind.|
Actually, looks like I just need to get to the Dept store boss with both Ness and Jeff alive, then I can defeat him in one turn with Ness's PSI and Jeff's Big Bottle Rocket... er wait no, I only have a normal bottle rocket. But I do have the counter-PSI unit which would be really useful against the boss who mostly only uses PSI.
looks like there are Super Bombs I can get for Jeff to make the enemies more manageable. but I have to deposit some items and run back and for the revive Jeff and then travel to Threed.. Oh wait, those are only normal bombs and normal bottle rockets I can get there... I missed my chance at buying big bottle rockets and super bombs at Fourside Dept Store before this event happened... damn
Also I learned these present enemies can only move in a straight line, so it is possible to avoid them if you can't despawn them.
There we go.. I got there with both Ness and Jeff... the strategy is just to spam PSI Weed beta and bottle rockets and he's dead in two or 3 turns.
At this moment, PAULA should be... Monotoli...
It looks like staying on the inner sidewalk when you're on the outskirts of Fourside lets you avoid running into angry taxis and other enemies... I gotta be careful here with NESS at very low HP and no PP.
Mysterious Dept Store blackout caused by mouse.
So hint guy says to go to the Cafe... nothing I can do at Monotoli building yet... oh yeah I recall someone there was specifically saying to me "Monotoli is definitely not here."
Someone else is hanging out here trying to find Monotoli.. and the woman here says she hears something outside...
Oh yeah... that statue from the creepy guy's basement, which ended up in Happy Happy Village.. now it's part of the Fourside plot.
I'll tell you only once. At the cafe, check... behind... the counter...
He leaves a haiku poem as his last words...
When on your way outAnd then he gets up and walks away, not even pretending to be injured anymore...
Be sure that you say goodbye
then lock the door tight.
This is my final request... Don't follow me. I must be on my way...
Checking that location in the cafe make me go into this strange neon version of the world, where Yes and No mean the opposite
Welcome to Moonside.
Wecomel to Soonmide.
Moonwel ot cosidme.
I get nearly killed by a gas pump and a fire hydrant... NESS misses home...
Talking to some random stranger on the street...
Hello, and, goodbyeThen suddenly you get warped to behind Monotoli's building
But the edge of the lawn acts as a barrier I think? And the only way onto the neon street is blocked by a guy who won't let me through to where the Mani Mani statue is because I'm not a guy whose eyebrows are connected and who also has a gold tooth.
Some kid counting backwards...
257 256 255 254 253... So what's your problem? If you don't want anything, get outta here. I'm counting backwards.Then when you talk to him a couple more times and he gets to 0, he's like:
I am surprisedWoah.... so meta.... he is surprised that when counting backwards from a positive number you eventually reach 0.
How about I sharpen you? You don't want me to sharpen? Sidem oonsi demoon. Welc welc omewelc omeome.
Hey! Parking meters! And you're walking around! Ha ha ha... That's so funny.At the dinosaur museum:
Do you know whose bones are on display here? The answer is... your bones. My bones. Bone's bones. Bone bone bone.The humor in this game just got a lot more strange... like what even...
Another warping NPC...
I will send you first and you second... to the hospital.Then he literally warps me to the hospital
Got attacked by "abstract art", which is a painting of what looks like a man with a moon face and a snowman standing outside under the crescent moon... even the enemies here have some really creepy strange subtext...
I'm not sure, but the homesick status... does that make it so you have less accuracy the more HP you have, and more accuracy/luck the less HP you have?
I refuse the doctor's offer to look me over... and he says
You must be homesick. That's not nothing you need to be ashamed of.I think the warp NPCs are progress... exploring on your own always just seems to lead to dead ends... only some of the warp guys lead to progress.. others just send you back and respawn the enemies.
I get an invisible party member following me now... he says he'll stay out of fights.
But first I have to talk to these hotel clerks.
Don't you wish you had a gold tooth like mine?Yeah I get it, with this invisible guy with a gold tooth following me around, I can now get to the Mani Mani statue. Mani Mani Mani
OMG this music after I refuse to sleep at the hotel... it's really slowed down now and there are monkey noises... what...
Ha! everyone is someone! Don't you think so?Yes
Moo nsi dem oons ide.
The invisible guy surprised the man standing behind the monotoli building, we can now get the Mani Mani statue... oh, it's that thing from the cave near Onett...
Monotoli standing in front of it, says "I am not Monotoli" and warps away.
OMG, I get it, suddenly the weird speaking pattern of that cafe clerk makes sense now... he was also under the influence of the Mani Mani statue...
Finally back in Fourside... a monkey comes running to meet me and says the Talah Rama requests my presence back in the desert... Apple Kid's delivery guy says he dropped the yogurt in the desert. Then monotoli's maid comes and asks me to get the trout flavored yogurt for their special guest. It's pretty obvious where to go next... that monkey paradise hole in the desert that I couldn't do anything in before.
Stayed at the hotel again to see the news...
Over 50% of Fourside citizens now support Anti-Monotoli campaign.