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NeoCracker
05-19-2014, 01:35 PM
I am considering doing Chrono Cross next, as this game is will probably not take me to long
too complete, and all things considered it should be pretty short updates considering the small
amount of text the game actually has. :p

Some fun tidbits to know about this game before I start, so everyone knows a few of the games basics.

1) There are a limited number of healing items.
2) Most things in this game are in fact miss able.
3) Stats are raised by killing every monster in a room. Monsters re-spawn, bonus's are only reap-able once.
4) Limited Inventory space. Drop an Item? Gone for good.

That said, Let's kick off Illusions of Gaia!

http://i.imgur.com/07rXeTf.png

Ah, the beautiful town of Southcape where my Story begins.

http://i.imgur.com/bBPIC1q.png
Yes, Nostolgia's opening scene where your father is in the tower of Babel is likely referancing this game. :p

http://i.imgur.com/gMT1Apt.png
Alright, like, no one in this town is armed. How exactly is being with your parents going to help here? Well, I guess I'll just head up to the roof and...

http://i.imgur.com/vV1SXRF.png
OH DEAR GOD WHAT IS THIS HOLE IN SPACE DOING ON THE ROOFTOP OH GOD WHATS GOING ON!?

http://i.imgur.com/w0ugHGR.png
OH GOD I'M IN SPACE HOW AM I BREATHING WHAT IS THIS CREEPY THING!

http://i.imgur.com/viJe5YO.png
OH GOD THE CREEPY FACE IS TALKING TO ME! THIS CANNOT BE...

http://i.imgur.com/6bF1xff.png
Dark power you say? I'm starting to like the sound of this. :mwahaha:

http://i.imgur.com/cDNZdYf.png
You're damn right you can't stop me! I'm the chosen one with the Dark Power! I do what I want!

http://i.imgur.com/P84MO7x.png

(Just a small update to start, see if this gauges any interest. :p)

Edit: And movement to the Proper Sub forums would be nice. :p

Pumpkin
05-19-2014, 01:51 PM
I'm excited :jess:

I love Let's Play's

Slothy
05-19-2014, 08:05 PM
The music in the dark space when you choose to rest there is one of the best songs in games ever.

Skyblade
05-19-2014, 09:13 PM
What is it with people doing Let's Plays of sequels while ignoring the originals? :irked:

Go back and Let's Play Soul Blazer, Neo. Then you can do this one. :colbert:

Pumpkin
05-19-2014, 09:22 PM
What is it with people doing Let's Plays of sequels while ignoring the originals? :irked:

wat

Skyblade
05-19-2014, 09:27 PM
What is it with people doing Let's Plays of sequels while ignoring the originals? :irked:

wat

Lufia II, Shining Force II, and now Illusion of Gaia. All sequels. I want to see the originals.

Pumpkin
05-19-2014, 09:28 PM
I enjoy them anyways. Sometimes its fun to do it that way and then go back and see the originals and be like "omg I GET THAT NOW" while obnoxiously poking your roommate who doesn't really care

Skyblade
05-19-2014, 09:36 PM
I don't really mind either, except I really want a Let's Play of Soul Blazer, because I actually like it better than Illusion of Gaia, even if Illusion of Gaia is a critically praised cult classic. I'm sick of Soul Blazer being ignored, even though it's a great game. And I can't do one myself, because my upcoming schedule is full. There's a lot of Pokémon XD left (currently stuck getting boss fight video recorded/uploaded), and after that, I'm going to try to find someone to do a co-op Let's Play with me. I want them to run Shining Force while I run Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon. Highlight a fantastic game and a completely ruined remake all at once.

Still, Soul Blazer is awesome, and Illusion of Gaia gets all the love. :crying:

NeoCracker
05-19-2014, 10:26 PM
Eh, Soul Blazer is boring, and to be honest there's a pretty distinct lack of connectivity from game to game. Complaining about not doing a let's play of Soul Blazer first is like complaining about their being a lets play of FF 2 without first doing one of 1.

Also, not every one is going to plan to do multiple games, so you pick the one you'll have more fun with, alla Lufia 2 over 1. (And the odd note Lufia 2 is a prequal anyway, and if you do Lufia 1 first it starts with the end of Lufia 2, so that's all sorts of odd right there. :p)

Also, Gaia is my favorite of the three. (Even if Terranigma may technically be the best made, but that's another story entirely. :p)

I know I should be hanging out with my friends right now as planned, but I think for now I'll just be sittin' on the dock of the bay..
http://i.imgur.com/EzY7rXD.png

Like good old Ottis here. Either way, after wasting some time, on to the hang out!
http://i.imgur.com/4elXbKT.png

And Erik, arriving just after me, has some big news!
http://i.imgur.com/7mvh0PY.png

Oh boy! i can't wait to hear what is so Urgent! Maybe I can get a chance to use my dark powers!
http://i.imgur.com/FwS44fv.png

YES! This has adventure written all over it!
http://i.imgur.com/g3oFQoN.png

...Why doesn't any one else seem excited?
http://i.imgur.com/MY080dr.png

Lance, smurf you.
http://i.imgur.com/SDeBLad.png

You can't even let suspense build on this, can you? Ah well, I guess we can just hang out. :(
http://i.imgur.com/xIpB3ra.png

Erik seems to have an Idea!
http://i.imgur.com/xGAqrBJ.png

I don't know whats stranger, the fact I've always had these bizarre Psychic power...
http://i.imgur.com/syigwt3.png

Or the fact Erik is responding to himself here. o_O

Oh well, guess I'll show off my Dark/Psychic power!
http://i.imgur.com/AcmshtT.png
http://i.imgur.com/6GuLBBI.png (http://imgur.com/6GuLBBI)

Then I guess I'll steal... I mean collect all the Red Jewels I can from town and bring them to the Jeweler.
http://i.imgur.com/4inzgxT.png

Though I guess I could first examine my jewels in what may be gamings most awesome inventory screen ever.

Ah well, time to turn them in for my first reward!
http://i.imgur.com/vKI2VLv.png

An Herb... please tell me they get more interesting down the line. Cause right now I'm not feeling it.
http://i.imgur.com/9cKMTB8.png

...Okay Jeweler, color me intrigued. Anyway, for now back home!
http://i.imgur.com/veSha88.png
http://i.imgur.com/htaWram.png (http://imgur.com/htaWram)

And not what I was expecting to find. Though I dont' know what bothers me more. My home being torn apart by a pig, or my narration shifting between first and third person. o_O (And I would have a caption of that, but I forgot to take the shot, and I don't really feel like holding off on mentioning the shift any more. :P)

Pumpkin
05-19-2014, 10:35 PM
Aww cute piggy :jess:

I like the different colour text for the different people

NeoCracker
05-19-2014, 10:37 PM
I kind of which I used my Ottis reference at the end of my first update, rather then to start this one though. Probably would have ended the first bit better. :p

NeoCracker
05-20-2014, 12:24 AM
http://i.imgur.com/tPjjB47.png

So, this Kara person is in my house? And she brought her pig? Alright, I'll bite. The smurf are you doing here?

http://i.imgur.com/to09yc5.png
Well aren't you just the worlds most pleasant human being?

http://i.imgur.com/ZMOGnaF.png
...There's no way they didn't get the joke here. Could this be the first time in any kind of Media this reference was made?

http://i.imgur.com/7qcDBw9.png
WHY THE smurf ARE YOU IN MY HOUSE ASKING ME trout ABOUT MY PARENTS!? Why is the smurfing princess in my house with a pig being a bitch!?

http://i.imgur.com/Qq05Mbn.png
smurfing finally.

http://i.imgur.com/QSprenV.png
Well at least I know she's not just unpleasant to me.

http://i.imgur.com/wgY3GKZ.png
So she got in to my home by lying to the grandparents who she was. At least one question is.. kind of answered?

http://i.imgur.com/596dycX.png
Ah, drawn here by fate. Now it all makes sense.

http://i.imgur.com/cF8eCLH.png
And No one seems all that heartbroken and distraught by these events.

http://i.imgur.com/kVBC5AT.png
No one at all.

Pumpkin
05-20-2014, 12:53 AM
She's... interesting

NeoCracker
05-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Heads up, anytime I get a new Melody to play, I'll link to it so you guys can listen. :p

And now on to the next day!

http://i.imgur.com/wNsomtL.png

So, what exciting thing is about to happen!
http://i.imgur.com/UdUfTwp.png

...You know, as much as I've been itching to unleash my dark powers, I can't help but feel dumb bitch Kara has gotten me into some really, really stupid trout.
http://i.imgur.com/vaH1rc2.png

...A ring? What ring? Oh god I font' have a ring. ;_;

Is this a good time to bring up the fact Uncle Bill here designed a nigh inescapable prison like maze beneath the capital to keep prisoners from escaping? Cause that's a thing that has been brought up. :(

At least Lola has a way to cheer me up!
http://i.imgur.com/8fWDcEv.png
http://i.imgur.com/xV3x8dd.png

Okay, this melody is actually pretty nice and relaxing. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxpFSgDOgKw) Perhaps things won't turn out so bad after all.

I guess I can go to the castle and ask Kara what's going on.
http://i.imgur.com/WAJZoRG.png

Though she doesn't asnwer my question, I do get some plot points!
http://i.imgur.com/ieP2h9u.png
http://i.imgur.com/zxRiSAZ.png
Also something about her mom hiring a bounty hunter, nothing important I'm sure.

Regardless, she didn't answer my question, so I guess I go to the king now and be done with Kara's nonsense.
http://i.imgur.com/IV4upry.png

Well, I see being a bitch is kind of hereditary. Anyway, I tell him i don't have the ring.
http://i.imgur.com/ReCGuzc.png
http://i.imgur.com/UpVOdAN.png
http://i.imgur.com/2OLksxz.png

...God Dammit.

Well, anyway, try to stay pro-active!
http://i.imgur.com/5LKsTSk.png

And I got nothing. :(
http://i.imgur.com/Rf6bw0K.png

Skyblade
05-20-2014, 08:01 AM
...A ring? What ring? Oh god I font' have a ring. ;_;

Misspelling, perhaps?


And I got nothing. :(
http://i.imgur.com/Rf6bw0K.png

Is it just me, or does Will look really psyched to fall asleep in prison?

Pumpkin
05-20-2014, 08:07 AM
The people in this game are very... impulsive

NeoCracker
05-20-2014, 08:56 AM
A bit, to be honest I think it's a bit warranted on the part of pretty much everyone but the king. (I mean he does seem like the kind of crazy you'd want to run away from. :p)

http://i.imgur.com/p2RLf6V.png
OH GOD A TALKING FLUTE!

http://i.imgur.com/VDo8vdU.png
Oh god, I have gone Mental.

http://i.imgur.com/M0E4RIP.png
You know what? Reality hasn't exactly been nice to me. Perhaps I shall listen to the crazy voice
in my head!

http://i.imgur.com/25EuezY.png
Ruin diving? Alrighty Father Flute, I'm game. Now, how to escape?

http://i.imgur.com/TAemdOx.png
Huh, Kara's Pig.

http://i.imgur.com/oTpOC2Q.png
Welp, a Key and a letter saying she wants to escape with me. Part of me feels obligated to escape with her for freeing me, but really this is her smurfing fault to begin with.

...Ah well, I guess I can get her out of here, maybe cure the dumb.

http://i.imgur.com/202bvFj.png
...Okay, Uncle Bill? At what point in your dungeon designing career was it you finally started to feel bad? Was it the maze like structure of your dungeons? Was it filling it with fire breathing sea serpents and bats? or was it when you decided to desecrate the deceased by transforming them into skeletons to guard from escape?

http://i.imgur.com/Hrift3i.png
And now somethings following me around....

http://i.imgur.com/PwHIq6k.png
Well, Lola's Melody seemed to allow me to talk to this strange voice!

http://i.imgur.com/ES5XTOy.png
And it's advice leads me to a secret door!

Well, another dead end, except there is a Dark Space Here! Let's see if Gaia can offer me any assistance!
http://i.imgur.com/OAidIVK.png

Well, that' statues new...
http://i.imgur.com/C2nhkj4.png

I'm liking where this is going...
http://i.imgur.com/RGibsfy.png
http://i.imgur.com/fI1jBRN.png

Something awesome is about to happen? Isn't it?
http://i.imgur.com/zDCtuRq.png
http://i.imgur.com/zyPnxCj.png

I FEEL THE POWER! HA HA HA! And everything dies pretty easy now and this happens. :(
http://i.imgur.com/Lyxtc6D.png

Anyway, the mysterious voice is given a face!
http://i.imgur.com/4GoIhzn.png
http://i.imgur.com/KG3qOs5.png

Turns out she knows my aunt Lola, and Lola asked Lily hear to bust me out! But then she just goes home. :(

I guess I can go bust out Kara now.
http://i.imgur.com/LwMhOX4.png

But first lets steal their food!
http://i.imgur.com/TtTDqJZ.png
http://i.imgur.com/HpOAFMc.png

Skyblade
05-20-2014, 10:21 AM
I'd like to point out that Will does all his fighting with his flute, and yet he can fight everything in the game by himself, as that flute tears enemies up.

But the game gives you the ability to transform into Freedan anyway. He uses a sword, doing double Will's damage. It also increases his range. He can also take more hits. He also runs faster. He also gets special moves which add a ton of extra utility like AOE, projectiles, and greater damage.

Freedan is completely broken and overpowered, and you just don't care because he's completely awesome.

NeoCracker
05-20-2014, 11:33 AM
Whelp, I go back home to check on the family!
http://i.imgur.com/eO6SKgQ.png
http://i.imgur.com/4fAiDrM.png

...You know, Perhaps I should not have been so dismissive of that hunter earlier. This does not bode well.
http://i.imgur.com/VjKNUdZ.png
http://i.imgur.com/uMLt22g.png

Okay, maybe this isnt' so bad. Useful Lilly has saved the day once again! And after telling her no, Kara insists on coming along to Itori village anyway. Go say goodbye to my friends!

http://i.imgur.com/5vSSueI.png
http://i.imgur.com/Wc08Scw.png
http://i.imgur.com/re3Ttpy.png

I feel as though Seth isn't as observant as the rest.

And I'm just going to skip captioning this next bit, Kara is all 'I wanna go it will be fun and good' while Lily says 'You know, we are on the run from murderous people. This is going to be hard as hell, and you are stupid." To which Kara goes "WAAAAH!"

Onward to Itori Village!

http://i.imgur.com/UYayBFz.png

...Yes, yes I am a little surprised by this. o_O

http://i.imgur.com/Sxx23Pi.png
Well, you're advice has worked out so far!

http://i.imgur.com/NpZdpt8.png
http://i.imgur.com/Is4b1yS.png

You know, the fact I hear a voice calling me from my flute isn't really so hard to believe anymore.

Anyway, no jokey line for this next part, just a genuinely interesting bit of lore from talking to people.
http://i.imgur.com/mJRH0wO.png
http://i.imgur.com/dBfcOBp.png
http://i.imgur.com/CPTJ9of.png

And we learn of what happened to Bill and Lola!
http://i.imgur.com/wi9i8Gh.png
http://i.imgur.com/pz01Lbo.png

....Yeah, I love the implications that she just has a poison pie pre prepared at all times. Anyway, Lily and Kara relax while I search the town!

Only to find a strange new light in The Dark Space!
http://i.imgur.com/j82LMvX.png

Now I can break stuff as young will! Yes! Hop on over to the other side of town... only to hear voices from the grave yard.
http://i.imgur.com/wum87c1.png

And because I can't capture the flicker image with a screen shot, and it's not really poke at kind of dialogue, The Flower Spirit Elder that Lily mentions says that my mother was from this town, and created this barrier, and prophesied that I, her son, would one day come through here. He allows me to take an artifact of the Incans to help me find the mystic relic in the ruins.

Huzzah!

After getting the small statue he tells me...
http://i.imgur.com/dJrjStc.png
http://i.imgur.com/aaGBIX9.png

Time to go grab lily and go find the moon tribe for the other statue! Though before leaving, Lola has some words of legend to offer!
http://i.imgur.com/znIXY3n.png
http://i.imgur.com/ShGl9Va.png
http://i.imgur.com/RAcIJH6.png

And Kara seems to want to come...
http://i.imgur.com/0G6FikW.png

Lily has none of it this time
http://i.imgur.com/428K7bI.png
http://i.imgur.com/NzDxgyK.png[/URL]

Lily can get vicious. O_O
http://i.imgur.com/jcp3NML.png

And now I'm off!

http://i.imgur.com/bjoEqbO.png
Okay, after so many disembodied voices, it stops getting creepy.

http://i.imgur.com/VqInxBN.png
http://i.imgur.com/Lt7D14T.png
Okay, now it's getting a bit strange again.


http://i.imgur.com/K3ADheF.png
http://i.imgur.com/RWqCKA9.png
http://i.imgur.com/PqzrW12.png
http://i.imgur.com/sY2B66p.png
http://i.imgur.com/5LPpGIo.png
http://i.imgur.com/EnzCiNN.png

Basically, they are spirits made eternal by the light of the comet. Time to earn my second statue by killing trout!

I get a bit of story on the Incan ruins that is normally not told to outsiders...
http://i.imgur.com/0oEVgLk.png
http://i.imgur.com/3INW5If.png
http://i.imgur.com/HUPJnOr.png


...And then Kara shows up again.
http://i.imgur.com/YWmkCxP.png

Lily and Kara argue again..
http://i.imgur.com/Z5fpQZ9.png
http://i.imgur.com/rlpWunw.png

Seriously, I was just about to have some alone time with, quite frankly, the most competent person I have met so far, and Kara here just has to stroll on up and cock block me.

Well fine, I guess I'll let Lily keep an eye on her as I brave the ruins alone. :(

Pumpkin
05-21-2014, 09:11 AM
The Seth part made me laugh out loud xD

This seems like a good game, but I am having a hard time keeping track of everything. There's a lot going on

Skyblade
05-21-2014, 09:29 AM
The Seth part made me laugh out loud xD

This seems like a good game, but I am having a hard time keeping track of everything. There's a lot going on

This is true. It moves pretty quickly, and it is deep enough that it can be very overwhelming. Especially early on. I find it easier to track things once we start actively travelling, but it can still be a lot to process.

NeoCracker
05-21-2014, 09:59 AM
Princess ran away from home, and because she was found at my house, they thought I had the ring she took. I didn't and got locked in a prison my Grandpa Bill originally built. The voice of my missing father spoke to me through the flute, and asked me to seek out the ancient relic. I escape from prison with the help of Lily, a girl from my mother and grand mothers village.

Me and Kara escape from the castle, only to find out my grandparents escaped back to Lily's village, Itori Village, and Lily showed us the way their. At the village, the Elder Flower Spirit says my mother created the barrier that
shielded the town, and told me it was prophisized by her I would show up in search of the Mystic Statues. He helps me by giving me an Incan artifact, and directs me to the Moon tribe.

The Moon Tribe are people bathed in the comets light and their spirits live on for eternity it would seem. The comet apparently comes every 400 years, though for what reason is currently unknown. I enter the ruins in search of the mystic
statue after receiving a second statue from the Moon Tribe. :p

Traversing the ruins doesn't really leave for much to comment on, so here are some shots of the area!

http://i.imgur.com/EJQpgRy.png
http://i.imgur.com/lnzwhdb.png
http://i.imgur.com/5UIAiNL.png

And by standing atop a stone head, I hear the melody the wind creates within the valley!
http://i.imgur.com/iZAd2A0.png

I give to you the Melody of the Wind! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXEGYjKVFK0)

Using the Melody and hints left behind in the gernals of dead explorers, I mange to reach the end!

http://i.imgur.com/iHWNGoT.png
Somethings about to come up...

http://i.imgur.com/vh9Xfyb.png
....Oh god.

http://i.imgur.com/6vEiB0i.png
Plase let Freedan be as bad ass as he looks. ;_;

http://i.imgur.com/1Px4mKP.png
Huzzah!

http://i.imgur.com/ZDs9sLE.png
This feels like a bad way to get down. o_O But I do find what so many others have come in search of!

http://i.imgur.com/dI1fZtc.png
And the ship is full of people who seem to think I"m the king. o_O

http://i.imgur.com/uF32BHi.png
http://i.imgur.com/HC1Gnwd.png

But hey, at least they show me to the Mystic Statue I'm searching for!
http://i.imgur.com/iMUAgMB.png

http://i.imgur.com/uiEj8iZ.png
And apparently this boat is leaving for somewhere, and it's too late to get off. o_O

http://i.imgur.com/iMiho1P.png
Well, guess I'll at least get some sleep! Perhaps this boat shall take me somewhere beneficial!

And it's dream time!
http://i.imgur.com/uEKIT4Z.png
http://i.imgur.com/oLXst3v.png
http://i.imgur.com/BMhBcya.png

And then she asks me if I feel the Comet is a good or bad omen, and then I'm awoken! By Lily and Lance. O_o
http://i.imgur.com/7jGgP6M.png
http://i.imgur.com/sFM7yOF.png
http://i.imgur.com/k06VVfk.png

We? So more of you are here? How did you even know I was on the boat?
http://i.imgur.com/TPnqt3I.png
http://i.imgur.com/qq5dUfu.png

Ah, flower elder spirit guy. Well okay, I'll buy that. Anyway, the ship looks slightly different then before.
http://i.imgur.com/nDhI5HC.png
http://i.imgur.com/U9uo6GK.png
http://i.imgur.com/2ZQM6ad.png
http://i.imgur.com/44G5Prv.png

Huh, she still wears the ring, (The queen mentioned it when I spoke to her on the ship while it was golden.)
http://i.imgur.com/gehWfsf.png
http://i.imgur.com/txE2VHn.png
http://i.imgur.com/TUisQ9q.png

...Okay, robbing a corpse. Kind of awkward. (Forgot to caption it, but Lily calls Kara out on how creepy that was. :p)

Regardless, the whole gang from the first town followed after me! Seth, Eric, Lance, this is a great start to an epic quest!
http://i.imgur.com/NaGpA0j.png
http://i.imgur.com/SBCGMg3.png

This went south WAY faster then I thought it would. :(
http://i.imgur.com/sprltyz.png
http://i.imgur.com/DHoLgEG.png
http://i.imgur.com/Sm7N8h6.png

...Part of me is still upset Seth was the only guy who didn't notice I was acting strange, but the rest of me is all :cry:

And the ship is totalled, leaving me alone on a raft with Kara. :(
http://i.imgur.com/3MjYl7S.png


I really love seeing both the Incan ship in all it's glory, and then suddenly flashing to realize the actual boat is in tatters and ruins. That is some glorious imagery right there. It's also rather interesting that the spirits of the Incan's remained to cast the ship off.

And that demon guy I find to be one of, if not the, most challenging fight in this game. :p

Pumpkin
05-21-2014, 10:59 AM
Thanks for the recap! This is an interesting story

NeoCracker
05-21-2014, 11:11 AM
Welp, we are lost at see, and make use of that Yak leg we took from the castle! Though I get the feeling we will be out here for some time. :(
http://i.imgur.com/czMsIzQ.png

Well, let's try fishing for some food I guess!
http://i.imgur.com/OsHpNCA.png

Or we can just not eat. I mean it's not like Kara even can eat meat. It's not like we just ate Yak a short while ago or anything. :mad2:

Welp, guess we do nothing until something happens!
http://i.imgur.com/VLc93SD.png
http://i.imgur.com/PoBlBfJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/Hy5fXE9.png

Hey, a bottle with a note floats up! :D
http://i.imgur.com/d5dNVBr.png
http://i.imgur.com/mze3Sft.png
http://i.imgur.com/kMR2h2E.png
http://i.imgur.com/RFCumqP.png

Certainly not something that's going to come up again later, I'm sure.

Anyway, smurf Kara, I'm fishing for food.
http://i.imgur.com/90sghBs.png
http://i.imgur.com/0T52etx.png

If the game would let me say 'the fishes that cry the most taste the best', I so would.

Anyay, she comes around finally.
http://i.imgur.com/arTrmzc.png
http://i.imgur.com/VdgGR9M.png

...And then this is a thing that happens after a couple more days pass.
http://i.imgur.com/UsLLmQe.png

As it turns out, if you are in a situation where there is only one other human you know for sure you will be seeing for the remainder of your life, your standards will drop pretty smurfing low! :monster:

Anyway, cut a few days ahead to something else that is SO NOT foreshadowing.
http://i.imgur.com/C4szlBL.png
http://i.imgur.com/4bmW5Mn.png
http://i.imgur.com/gjMgYrL.png

And finally trout going wrong.
http://i.imgur.com/d1Pa5TE.png
http://i.imgur.com/0SwzKUb.png


You know, I still don't' like Kara, but as far as contrivances go for building a relationship in most games, at least this one is feasible. Kara being forced to drop some of her princessy ways due to the extreme conditions she's placed in, and two people being forced to spend so much of a life threatening situation together is a good way to start to form a bond.

NeoCracker
05-21-2014, 01:16 PM
And I awaken in the house of a man and his dog!
http://i.imgur.com/eqkMqe1.png

And learn the nearest city is Freeja!
http://i.imgur.com/EFERfNL.png

And then we go there!
http://i.imgur.com/uohPs31.png

And OMG I FIND LILY AT THE INN!
http://i.imgur.com/y6JBpV2.png

And Lance has Amnesia! ;_;
http://i.imgur.com/nJIm3zB.png

...And Erik is gone.
http://i.imgur.com/9ntg6od.png

Seriously, is Lily the only competent person in my circle of friends? I guess I'm off to find Eric now.

It's not long before you learn the town deals in 'labor'rs', aka. slave. Eric got sold into slavery, didn't he?

Anyway, some guys are looking for a run away laborer, and I sneak around a guy keeping me from where they sell them.
http://i.imgur.com/auTu2HR.png

I shall talk to these slaves by using my master bluffing skills!
http://i.imgur.com/OpHp9AH.png

See if I can learn anything about Eric!
http://i.imgur.com/QCpqVRV.png
http://i.imgur.com/Du3OI2n.png

...Okay, this is just sad now. ;_;

http://i.imgur.com/75CSpsV.png
http://i.imgur.com/WmeMBZ1.png
http://i.imgur.com/L8bhRI2.png

Hey, the sam guy who wrote the letter is here! And he's a slave! Well, time to abandon him to save Eric!
*Conviniently fails to mention I read his letter*

Well, sneaking around a different way, I come across an escaped laboror and a man hiding him!
http://i.imgur.com/9EeZBFP.png
http://i.imgur.com/T6c4lAQ.png
http://i.imgur.com/3cFZiGC.png

And a slave trader looking for him!
http://i.imgur.com/9bVluTt.png

...Sorry man, but I REALLY want to know what the Jewelers secret is. Sorry buddy, but the work I have
to put into finding these jewels is just to much to pass up a free one for ratting you out. :(

LET'S TRY TO MAKE THIS HAPPY AGAIN i FOUND AND FREED ERIC!
http://i.imgur.com/tfiivkY.png
http://i.imgur.com/3gEg1CT.png
http://i.imgur.com/0OySxo7.png

As per Erics Request, I shall go try and free the slaves! Kind of stuck here until Lance recovers anyway.
This will totally make up for me selling out that slave earlier so I won't feel bad anymore! Right? :cry:



Edit:

And the caves have been entered!
http://i.imgur.com/NJ4IFSX.png

And seriously guys, what the smurf?
http://i.imgur.com/qpIr1Sd.png
http://i.imgur.com/uutxY6k.png

Guards, you know what they are right? Why does everyone employ monsters and smurfing demons to guard
their trout?

Anyway, one of the Dark Spaces gives Freedan a new ability!
http://i.imgur.com/EpHTcEM.png

I can shoot things now! :D

And this being a short an easy dungeon, I save the three slaves I met in town, and various other
Laborors along the way.

http://i.imgur.com/z7Fzn9h.png
He teaches me a song of his people said to restore memories! Seems odd since Lance was told his memory
would come back in time anyway, but whatever.

http://i.imgur.com/b8R38H1.png
And this village intrigues me. Perhaps one day I shall visit it!

Anyway, off to play the song for lance!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJf-KGx7PnE

Anyway, the song causes all to reminice on events, and I forgot if it was mentioned earlier in the game,
but lances father was on the same expidition to Babel as Will's dad was, and also hasn't come back!
What a twist!

Unsure of how to even access the next ruins, Eric brings up there is a strange inventor named Niel, who
has been looking into the Cygnas drawing on the desert ground!
http://i.imgur.com/xIMoGsg.png

...Okay, well this is convinient. Well, time to find my long lost cousin I guess!
http://i.imgur.com/s9xiHyY.png
http://i.imgur.com/mhiST3o.png

I hate my family.
http://i.imgur.com/czv2xfK.png

Oh god dammit.

Pumpkin
05-21-2014, 07:16 PM
I like how your main guy and Kara(?) on the boat weren't even really getting along and he suddenly has feelings for her

NeoCracker
05-22-2014, 03:51 AM
Welp, time to explain the situation to Neil.
http://i.imgur.com/K5zrIos.png
http://i.imgur.com/Dq9JuWz.png

Short version, Niel mentions that many of the ruins Will speaks of all are build atop drawings
of Cygnus! There many not be a ruin here, however there is a giant drawing of Cygnas in the sand!
To the ground drawings!
http://i.imgur.com/Vov5cwi.png

And looking around some more, seeing if we can find a clue to the location of the next Mystic Statue,
I find... A member of the Moon tribe?
http://i.imgur.com/veu3FGP.png
http://i.imgur.com/jI8VlDM.png

He slips away, and we regroup. Lilly notes the rocks form the same pattern as the constolation, and
we decide to check out the location of the newly emmerged Red Star in relation to the painting!
http://i.imgur.com/nuUpNLB.png
http://i.imgur.com/VcVGFEf.png
http://i.imgur.com/oMZBorH.png

And I'm teleported up into the sky. :(
http://i.imgur.com/h5OXrqq.png
http://i.imgur.com/W4HEvUy.png

Well, Moon Tribes here, maybe the can be of assistance!
http://i.imgur.com/OzvOH0u.png
http://i.imgur.com/XNipyXX.png
http://i.imgur.com/HfttKkK.png
http://i.imgur.com/iKmSyeh.png

...Welp, guess I'm clearing out the Sky Garden now! Let's see here.
http://i.imgur.com/U9f7sZR.png
http://i.imgur.com/De8XcTT.png

You know, finding bizarre monsters out to kill me bothers me a lot less when traversing ruins then when
walking into places currently opperated by modern society. Not sure why that is.

Anyway, lets test taht one moon tribe guys advice and jump!
http://i.imgur.com/V4o2Q7v.png

...You know, as I find myself plummeting downard, seeing the desert below me, I begin to question the
authenticity of the moon tribe. There is also the slight smell of Fecal matter that has just surfaced.
http://i.imgur.com/PsIwRnE.png

Oh thank god it worked. Anyway, after traversing farther, time for a change of pants!
http://i.imgur.com/wAFRX8e.png

Okay, I just wanted to show off how awesome Freedan looks ledge climbing. :p

Anyway, I clear out the Rest of the Sky Gardens and approach the end!
http://i.imgur.com/GOL4Dmv.png
http://i.imgur.com/bs6Ld9i.png

Huh, much less intimidating then the last one.
http://i.imgur.com/t0CuruE.png

..And great, now I'm plummeting to the ground. :(
http://i.imgur.com/sg13Yut.png
http://i.imgur.com/yoScL4G.png
http://i.imgur.com/JKJnqCG.png

Okay, game, you have me making a LOT of death defying jumps.
http://i.imgur.com/mLQOZ96.png
http://i.imgur.com/kwf4Pk2.png

GODDAMMIT NEIL!
http://i.imgur.com/wVvPOgW.png
http://i.imgur.com/5u01bAT.png

Oh thank god, now that i"m safe and awesome atop the airplane, lets get pro-active!
http://i.imgur.com/uY9WmrM.png
http://i.imgur.com/2VZ7Qan.png
http://i.imgur.com/7sXq2cv.png

And my plane burns out. :(
http://i.imgur.com/dQGOsbf.png
http://i.imgur.com/hPkS2vw.png

I repeat, god dammit Neil.

At least I have two statues, and have yet to use any of my collected Herbs! :D
http://i.imgur.com/vpihbq2.png

Pumpkin
05-22-2014, 07:38 AM
Moon Tribe looks... interesting

NeoCracker
05-22-2014, 09:40 AM
And I find myself in a strange building.
http://i.imgur.com/7QpAQa9.png

Time to see if anyone else is here! Though I do start hereing voices in my head again...
http://i.imgur.com/4jdt09Z.png
http://i.imgur.com/3DhBGhK.png
http://i.imgur.com/DNeYITR.png
http://i.imgur.com/YzMrOmB.png

And all my friends are non-responding spirits! (The sprites flash, so their images dont' show up)
http://i.imgur.com/QSGzLFf.png
http://i.imgur.com/4WSjnJ7.png
http://i.imgur.com/AVDqGlY.png
http://i.imgur.com/nDkzO3E.png

Except for Lilly!
http://i.imgur.com/jXbBW2b.png

She turns into that small flower she was at games beginning and flew into my pocket. (I have a pocket lilly! :squee:) And, once again showing herself the most useful friend I have, is able to fly through the cracks in these coffins
to open them from the inside for me!
http://i.imgur.com/eZnpbT4.png
http://i.imgur.com/ZXxVAHN.png

She finds the purification stone, which we use to cleanse the creepy fountain!
http://i.imgur.com/MfPW5U6.png
http://i.imgur.com/Xm8FKUY.png

Anyway, the caslte is now full of people...
http://i.imgur.com/9dfSUcT.png
http://i.imgur.com/8Tzics2.png

This is actually kind of creepy.

http://i.imgur.com/G6C1chO.png
http://i.imgur.com/0IjHnFT.png
http://i.imgur.com/QvgcB5P.png
http://i.imgur.com/NUfOJmg.png
http://i.imgur.com/8bON2LQ.png
http://i.imgur.com/vep9POM.png

So the Vampires have been using people, and forcing them to turn into monsters to find Mu and get their hands on the Mystic Statue. Alright then, time to kick that Vampires ass and find my still missing friends!
http://i.imgur.com/aeYP5ND.png
http://i.imgur.com/2VPNPNo.png

You know, normally I wouldn't have issues killing monsters, except this area comes with the strong implications everyone I'm fighting here were once people.
http://i.imgur.com/ouJlbJZ.png

...But I don't really have a choice now, do I. :cry:

Fighting through the guilt, I find a magical statue (There are a lot of these in this game) that allows me to lower the water lever!
http://i.imgur.com/G6wGVHz.png
http://i.imgur.com/7tQhLsL.png

Huzzah! And a new Dark Space that gives me some new information!
http://i.imgur.com/bFVnITn.png
http://i.imgur.com/cYCmd92.png

And one more that teaches me to power slide!
http://i.imgur.com/P1MY5Ec.png
http://i.imgur.com/IMXgLor.png

And after a bit more exploring, I find the spirits of Mu, including their Leader Rama!

http://i.imgur.com/7IGuB4X.png
http://i.imgur.com/8DXA5XJ.png
http://i.imgur.com/ZtYUady.png
http://i.imgur.com/V9J9C4s.png
http://i.imgur.com/Wl0N0IK.png
http://i.imgur.com/rjGrFWN.png
http://i.imgur.com/Eyo0oen.png
http://i.imgur.com/3RRRHpu.png
http://i.imgur.com/cjgsg3Q.png
http://i.imgur.com/KQZw7XI.png
http://i.imgur.com/w1xkXdM.png

Short version, the light of the comet began turning the people of Mu into monsters. With no way to build a boat, many tried digging a tunnel beneath the ocean to escape. The remaining spirits are those who stayed behind. :cry:

Now with Mystic Statue in hand, I move ahead and confront the vampires!
http://i.imgur.com/wNqHms7.png

Kill the dickheads who apparently used me to help them find the statue, and save Eric from the bomb they put on him! (Fight was timed. :p)
http://i.imgur.com/T8c48p5.png
http://i.imgur.com/MTrelrA.png
http://i.imgur.com/17geysZ.png
http://i.imgur.com/6h89BI0.png

And why is it that the one who is a bigger help then ANY other member of my group (Really the only one of two who has done anything useful) the one who feels bad about not being of any use?

Anyway, my friends catch up and we leave through the tunnels of Mu that stretch out beneath the Ocean!

http://i.imgur.com/3g5yEwB.png
http://i.imgur.com/qIwPZ6G.png
http://i.imgur.com/uG9yum0.png
http://i.imgur.com/BS53ddk.png
http://i.imgur.com/DOVWwoz.png

Pumpkin
05-23-2014, 09:17 PM
Psycho Slider is a good name

NeoCracker
05-26-2014, 06:08 AM
Alright, because I don't really have any commentary for the next stretch of the game, basically I travel through the tunnel for alike, two months, the monster that Ate Seth has sort of absorbed his consciousness and he talks to me about nothing all that important before leaving, the ancestors of the Mu Tribe were underground digging for so long they are hurt by the light and make up the current Angel Tribe, some guy traps Kara in a painting for some reason and I save her, and I head off to Watermia!

This is just... not a very good or important portion of the game. :p

Jowy
05-27-2014, 07:36 PM
This whole game has an underlying theme about why taking women on adventures fucks everything up. SETH DIDN'T DESERVE TO GET EATEN BY A FISH YOU GOLD DIGGING WHORE.

Mt. Kress is the worst level in any video game ever.

Skyblade
06-21-2014, 06:30 PM
I know it's only been one month, and you were going through the tunnel for two, but something has to be happening! :D