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TheMcD
May 4, 2013

Monaca / Subject N 2020
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Despair. Malice.
Values America can believe in.





♪ BGM: Chapter Title

Alright, let's get into the first chapter. Our game is officially beginning.





And we begin with Komaru hurtling towards the ground screaming.



Ow ow ow ow...

However, thanks to the parachute, she's mostly fine!

Ugh... that was so scary!



But then, a sound!



Uh oh!



More Monokumas start showing up.

They're here...



Komaru has no answer but to hide under her parachute as the Monokumas start closing in.



Please help me, please help me, please help me, please help me, please help me...



But then, the sound of the moving Monokumas stops and is replaced with a metal clang. Komaru decides to take a look...



And combat is joined! Claws vs. scissors!









Scissors win!



Hehehehe...



♪ BGM: DSO_Mr. Monokuma's Extracurricular Lesson

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, killing these things just doesn't light my fire!



Komaru doesn't know what the gently caress.





Foooound you...







Hey, you! You're Komaru Naegi, right? Right right right? Isn't that riiiight?



If you're not, you better tell me...



...I'll cut you into pieces and line you up at the meat counter!



Th-that's right! I'm Komaru Naegi!



But then, more Monokumas show up!



Oh no... there's more of them!



Kyahahahaha!



Man, what a pain.

She then tosses another scissor...





...with effective results.



She then grabs Komaru.

Reeeendezvous!

I had to run through the entire game up to that point with Japanese voices on just to get the subtitle, because I could not for the life of me understand what she was saying there. Of course, with scene skips, it only took like ten minutes at most. Cheers to SoundwaveAU for pointing out to me in the Sandcastle that only the Japanese voices get subtitles, that's probably going to come in handy a few more times.



♪ BGM: Monster That Shouts Its Love in the Middle of Hell

Ha! No wonder it sucks more than the other one! Well, that's modern technology for you!
I mean, it's not like this is sci-fi or something. It's borderline sci-fi at most.
Kyeeeahahaha!
U-Um...?
Yes, madame? What business do you have with me?
A-Are you...here to rescue me?



...Hm, Dekomaru, was it?
I-It's "Komaru"... Komaru Naegi!
And where's Master Byakuya? You know where he is, right?
H-Huh?



Y-You can...smell it?



N-No, no, no, I'm, I'm not hiding hi--
Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven...
...Wh-What are you doing?
If you don't give me my Master by the time I get to zero, I'm gonna cut you like wet mochi!
Four. Three. Two...
H-Hold on! I really don't know--
One... ...



♪ BGM: Silence ♫

We have a standoff...



...but suddenly, her hand starts shaking.



She seems to be having some problems...



...and having eyes spinning like slot machine reels doesn't sound great either.



And then they stop!



She lets the scissors fall.



Wh-who are you?



Huh!?

Komaru still doesn't know what the gently caress, and probably knows even less now.





♪ BGM: DSO_Junk Food for a Dashing Youth

Uh, I...just told you that...
Oh, did you?
I-I can't help it, y'know! I don't share memories with her!
Her? Memories...?
Gah, jeez! Stop saying stuff that makes no sense! Everything is confusing enough as it is... At least tell me whether you're an enemy or a friend!
W-Well...you can call me your ally.
Then come on! If we don't hurry, we're gonna get attacked!
I-It's alright...
...Huh?
N-No it's...it's alright...I can do it because... I made a promise... With hiiim...



♪ BGM: Absolute Delusional Girl

I very much recommend watching the "meeting Toko Fukawa" video to see this scene. It is absolutely magical.



Y-Yes...



An a-amazing talent...that holds...ah... incredible possibilities!
Ah! Master! Th-Th-Thank you! ...Thank you! Very! Much!
Master that talent... Do it for me!
Y-Y-Yeees!



And with some incredibly suggestive white splurts, we fade back.



♪ BGM: DSO_Junk Food for a Dashing Youth

Um...are you okay?



I can make good use of her now! I've learned a lot since then...

Toko here talks a whole bunch assuming that you know about the events of DR1, including her inability to control her serial killer split personality, Genocide Jack. Of course, you should be in the know about Toko and Jack and their one-sided relationship with Byakuya now. Seems like she's managed to work some sort of solution for that whole serial killer problem out.

We're gonna take them all down right here, right now! I'll, I'll...smash 'em to pieces!
L-Let's go! Um... O... Omaru Naegi!
Omaru!?



♪ BGM: Absolute Despair Girl

Yay!

If you press the C Key, you will switch with Genocide Jack. Not only does she not take damage, but she uses super strong attacks as well! Press Left mouse button to attack and Shift Key to evade. Hold Left mouse button for a special skill. Also, you can focus on enemies with the Right mouse button and... If you press either the SPACE Key or the Ctrl Key, you can unleash the super powerful Slash Lust! Feel free to try it out!





Alright, so let's get this show going. We press C, and...





♪ BGM: Fever Time

...it's scissoring time!



The game basically switches to a hack-and-slash game when you use Genocide Jack. We can slash regularly...



...charge up and do some sort of Psycho Crusher-like spinning attack...



...some spinny attack thing...



...and when we lock on, we get to use a special attack.



The special attacks are little vignettes that have the enemies on screen in them.



The Monokumas get a bit of a makeover...







...and get some spiffy new haircuts!



And then they explode to conclude our little playaround.



Oops, I forgot to mention... There's a time limit for using Genocide Jack.



Also, you can't just use Slash Lust limitlessly.



The Lust Gauge fills up when Genocide Jack defeats enemies. Do a single, 1 gauge attack with Right mouse button + SPACE Key and a 3 gauge combo move with Right mouse button + Ctrl Key. You can go back to Komaru with C Key at any time, so be smart during battle!





♪ BGM: DSO_Beautiful Dead

...Amazing... That was amazing! What was that just now!? It's like you were a totally different person!
... ...Too casual.
...Huh?
D-Don't speak to me so casually, like I'm one of your friends or something! I'm your senior!
B-But! You...still haven't told me your name.
Hmph... I'm sure you're just going to forget it right away, but...
It's Toko Fukawa.
Toko...Fukawa...
Oh, sorryyy for having such a boring name! I bet you think it's perfect for a hag like me, right!?
I-I don't think that at all!
And anyway... What was that all about earlier? You were a completely different person.
I couldn't tell you.
...What?
I d-don't remember. Didn't I already tell you? We don't share memories.
Um... I don't really get it...
Gr, it's like I said! I have a split personality! That...girl...was Genocide Jack!
...
...Oookayyy?
Y-You don't believe me, right? You think I'm just some filthy woman who's sick in the head! Y-You're probably wondering how a stupid pig managed to l-learn how to talk, aren't you!?
I don't think that! Well, maybe the first bit...
I mean, it's true that it's...a little hard to believe, and I was...pretty surprised... But if that's what you say, I believe you. It was a pretty drastic change, after all...
You believe me just like that? What are you, stupid or something?
Well, what was I supposed to say!?
Well, if you really are this stupid, that just makes this easier...
I-It's just... I feel like I've heard the name "Genocide Jack" somewhere before...
I-I see... So you still remember... Well, no point in hiding it now. It was all over the talk shows back in the day, after all...
Talk shows...? Wait, could it be...?
...No, never mind. Couldn't be.
Wh-What?
It's just, I feel like I've heard a similar name on the news about some serial killer...
...Yeah. That's the one.
...What!?
B-But! That was just in the old days! I-I've completely tamed her since then!
Mmm... Master commanded me to discover the secret, and I learned the stun gun does the trick... And depending on how much shock I give myself, after a while I go back to my normal self.
Hehehe, isn't it great!? It's all thanks to Master Byakuya!
Uh, anyway... It seems like a good skill to have. With that power, we can get through 'em easy.
D-Don't be dense!
Huh?
Didn't I just say I need the stun gun to change!? My brain would fry if I just did it over and over! I can't just use it at will like that...
Really...?
Anyway, what is your relationship with Master Byakuya, hm? Why do you have that Hacking Gun?
I-I was saved by him earlier... H-He gave this gun to me.
S-Saved!? Master Byakuya...saved you!?



Oh no, I think we're losing her again!



♪ BGM: Absolute Delusional Girl



I swear in the name of the Togami family!



♪ BGM: DSO_Beautiful Dead

You better not get ahead of yourself! J-Just because you're ugly in a...in a cute way!
Why are you angry!?
R-Remember this: I won't let anyone interfere in my romance with Master!
I'm going to rescue Master, and then, in the heat of the moment, we'll... Oooh!
Huh? Rescue? W-Wait! Hold on! Byakuya...was captured!?
What, you just figured that out? Why would I even be here if it weren't for Master?
He was probably ambushed by cowards... There's no way he'd just allow himself to be captured...
I-I see... So he was caught after all...
You better not feel responsible for this! Your guilt would be an insult to my Master!
You're right... My worrying won't change anything...
...



...What was that?
N-Nothing! And watch your mouth!
I'm...so terribly...sorry?
It's fine, you're a lost cause anyway.
But more importantly, I want to hurry up and find Master. Now is not the time to relax.
Y-You're right. We've gotta get out of this building.
Well then, after you.
Huh!? Why do I have to go first!?
Y-You have Master's gun, don't you!?
But don't worry, when you're *really* in trouble, I'll save you... I can't have you dying on me...

This is a gameplay element Toko is bringing up here. We'll get to that when it becomes appropriate.

Now come on, stop staring off into space and get moving already! You're not dead yet!
F-Fine...



♪ BGM: We Can't Change The World

Alright, that'll do for this time. Next time: Gameplay that is actually fairly representative of what we'll be doing throughout the game, albeit a bit low on the combat since the game needs to start slow and all that!