So having had finally finished my epic training montage, it’s time to actually start playing the game itself.
Right so fifteen hours later we finally have equipment of some sort for my party….oh crap I don’t have a full party do I? I need two more party members stat. Oh well at least Nanjo gave me a gun for Ayase….
So while scouting possible party members we run into Tsutomu, he knows a lot about the occult right? So maybe he’d make a good fourth party member…oh wait he’s not Ayase’s type….guess he’s out of the question then. Eriko however happens to be standing a foot away, she’s smart, good with the occult, and not hideously ugly. So we’ll have her join up instead. Trust me it makes sense.
So without further ado the group shoves Eriko into the back of your lineup and goes off to find one more person who qualifies as ‘not hideous’ to join the party. Since neither Mark or Maki are in the school at this point that leaves me with prissy boy Nanjo or the second banana Brown. Brown was my favorite character in P1’s regular play through so I’ll go pick him up.
So naturally we find Brown in trouble. It seems him and a couple of other students hid the available rations in the school so they wouldn’t all get devoured by the resident fat kid Toro. Toro is clearly none to pleased by any of this.
So Toro decides that if we’re going to hide food from him, we can all just die. He’ll use his Persona to kill us all. Thanks Philemon…..bastard….
I really love Brown, but I wouldn’t blame anyone for wanting to deck the guy.
Of course he might not have wanted to kill everyone if Ayase hadn’t called him a fat loser after his love confession to her. Try to let them down a little easier next time, for my sake at least…please?
So you kick Toro’s butt and Brown offers to join up with your little group, and by offers I mean all but forces himself on you while laughing like a mad man. You know he’s being Brown. This blocks Nanjo from joining your group, not because we can’t use extra back up but because we can’t fit anymore character heads at the bottom of the screen.
Unless it means eternal sleep Eriko….Any way after careful consideration we started this fine little adventure off with Hypnos tower. How hard can it be to beat a sleeping god? Bring it on baby.
So we’re going through this dungeon right and in various rooms there have been sleeping NPC’s. Tadashi, Tamaki, Nurse Natsumi, and now the Principal, and Vice Principal of the school. How strange. They won’t seem to wake up though so time to continue onwards for now.
There hasn’t been a single interactive item on the dungeon maps to date, but I will admit that this particular spot looked strange enough that I did stop and try to fiddle with it.
So since Brown hasn’t been right about anything yet…ever. We can presume there is not a boss behind that door but in fact more dungeon. To the Dream World if the text up top can be trusted. Sounds fun. So as I go for the door….
Philemon appears to remind me that I’m on a time limit and I don’t really need to go in there. What fun is there in only doing half the adventure though? So in a blatant fit of ignoring the clear authority figure here, I went through the door anyway.
So sprawling dungeon corridors later I found…the inside of Yin & Yan convenience store? Oh it’s Nurse Natsumi’s dream, she’s still infatuated with the hottie who broke it off with her you see.
You can go up to them and interact with them. The reactions are kind of funny. Seems our beloved Nurse doesn’t recognize An-chan who she’s spent so much time healing….
Of course. How else would we wake them up hmmmm?
Hanya’s having a dream about being the principal, which he seems to believe would put him on the same level as God. Oh Hanya how do you fail, let me count the ways.
And Tamaki and Tadashi are having a lovey dovey cuddlie dream. I did not see that coming and honestly it creeps me out just a little bit.
So I was just about to turn around and leave the Dream World when I noticed one more unexplored path on my map. I could hear Travis Willingham speaking to me in the back of my head “Time Limit” He kept repeating but in the spirit of true exploration I went darting down that hallway.
I was surprised by what I found, another person in the dream world, but who was she? you can always thank your group lech for things like this.
Hello Kumi! I still don’t know who you actually are! But I’ve got a fairly good guess that you’re the boss of this tower! And Brown….she’s not very cute….
And there’s our confirmation. Hello Hypnos. Do I get to fight you here and now? I sure do hope so.
The last dream I had involved Magna Carta: Tears of Blood. At this point I can honestly say, please no, I’m not happiest in my dreams. Not when they involve that game.
So you blew off your real world responsibilities, people got mad at you, and you cried in a corner. How sad. Maybe you shouldn’t have taken the role in the first place then.
And now we must say to Kumi “Welcome to High School”. I have heard worse I hate the world and everyone in it stories before though. Like an hour ago when we were dealing with Toro’s fatty issues.
The group will then commence telling Kumi that she is in fact an idiot. The world’s full of fun things too! At least they know how to enjoy their lives, even if they aren’t the brightest crayons in the tool box.
Oh hell yeah!
So out of the Dream World and on to confront the ‘Real’ Kumi this time. She kind of deserves me beating the tar out of her I think. If she hadn’t been so entirely caught up in what other people thought of her she wouldn’t be in this mess in the first place. Her beds pretty sweet though, I’d love a canopy like that.
Ah! So Hypnos is in fact her Persona. That explains a few things. It won’t be enough to save her though. Mark my words.
Because we killed it….
Then this never would have happened in the first place. I hate lines like this, completely pointless bs. You were perfectly happy threatening my general existence three minutes ago, what changed? Oh that’s right I beat you. Now you’re sad. Give me a break!
And Elly wraps up the whole conversation with a nice neat little bow. And the party leaves Hypnos tower with the intention of pretending that none of this ever happened.