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TheMcD
May 4, 2013

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



Alright, so this one is the part everybody wants to nuke the game for. It involves Kotoko, so you can probably imagine what flavor of potentially objectionable content will follow. Reader discretion is advised. I guess I would also consider this an official warning.

As an aside, there are a few things in this update that I could comment on, but won't for reasons of "not touching that". Keep that in mind if my commentary seems a bit flat to the point of willful obliviousness in places.



I even put in an extra image of a loading screen since the very first shot basically already tells you most of what you need to know.



♪ BGM: DSO_Despair-Syndrome



See?



P-Please, no! Please, stop!
Nooope! Not gonna happen! Switch on!



Boop.



♪ BGM: Absolute Delusional Girl

C'mon, c'mon, c'mooon! Let me hear that adorable voice!



You can fight away the tentacles with the Left mouse button.



Letting Komaru get groped increases the heart meter. You know what that represents, right? If it fills all the way, it's game over... So enjoy yourself, but y'know... Keep that in mind.



Alright, so this isn't too tough a minigame. It's just a whole bunch of "move up and down, locate hands, slap hands". Fun fact - the video I posted above is actually from the second run of this chapter, because during the original run I messed up the recording. I play this game in a window, you see, and have OBS open in the background to see if it says something about the recording having problems or something. So in an attempt to slap a hand at the end of the minigame, I instead overshot, went right out the window and into OBS, where I then proceeded to change scenes, meaning the screen for the recording just went straight black, and because I didn't know how OBS worked (I don't stream or anything, I just use it to record and thus don't really know of most of its capabilities and options), I had no idea if I just completely hosed something up beyond repair or if I just had to change back (turns out it was the latter). Fun stuff.



Anyway, this isn't too hard, and it gets cleared without a single heart ever filling up. I suppose the difficulty selection either doesn't affect this part, or it's *really* easy.



♪ BGM: Silence ♫



You're going to be slowly but surely "motivated"!
P-Please... Enough already!
Ooo, you're sooo sexy! I've heard women are the best just before they're ripe, but this is beyond my expectations!
But when they rot, they become Demons... I have to figure out the perfect timing...
Stop it... Why are you doing this?
That's what I always asked. I asked them many, many times.
The answer was always "because I'm cute"!
I'm not a bad girl. This is just payback for what happened to me. If you think this is wrong, then what the adults did to me is wrong too, right? And if that's the way it is, there's nothing you can do about it...



Boop.



♪ BGM: Absolute Delusional Girl

Ufufu, put that lewd body of yours to work and you'll never go hungry! By the way! This is the opposite of child porn, so it's A-OK to put in a video game! No problem!
*What* isn't a proble-- Ah!
Is it wrong for a kid to be doing this? But it's wrong for adults to be doing this, too, right? Both are no good! If you're slapped on the right cheek, slap them on the left as they say.
No, nooo!



♪ BGM: Silence ♫

Meanwhile, a manhole.





♪ BGM: Fever Time



A manhole that contains a serial killer.



And she sticks the landing.



Huh?



Is this GPS broken or what? It's going like 35 miles an hour!



Why is it so fast? Is the earth spinning away without me?



She seems to be getting an idea.



BINGOOOOO!



I see, so that's it. Oh, monorails are a first for me. Totally pumps me...



...UP!



♪ BGM: Departing From TOWA Towards Hell

Jack has no concern for this "gravity" or "physics" poo poo.





So the next segment is a Genocide Jack segment, which is the reason I bought all those upgrades. The upgrades make this so much easier - it's just a bunch of using the charged regular attack, this spinning drill attack.



It cares not for shields or anything like that, it'll just tear through enemies with ease. Genocide Jack OP plz nerf.



Even Junk Monokumas can't compare to the power of the drill.



After fighting through several train cars, we make our way to a swanky looking door, and a single Bomber isn't going to stand in our way.



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

Jack also has no concern for this "locked doors" poo poo.



The explosion then sends Kotoko flying.





T-Toko!?
Oh my, my, am I interrupting something?
No, it's not like that! Please, save me!
I will not let you.



Adorable girls deserve punishment...



...and girls who aren't adorable deserve even harsher punishment!



Hey! I ain't ugly...



...I'm just way below average!



You're plenty ugly enough!



♪ BGM: Departing From TOWA Towards Hell

Alright, it's time for a, er, boss fight of sorts, I guess.



Kotoko shoots dentures in our general direction, and when they hit Jack, they get stuck on her, costing us a few seconds - since we're in a Genocide Jack segment, we don't have any health, just a time limit.



Much like with the enemies beforehand, the drill is our friend - one shot from the drill advances the fight.





Kotoko just switches sides, doesn't really change up her pattern or anything.





One more side switch...



...and one more drill and it's over.



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

Oh my! Shooting blanks, are we?
Then again, you were never "loaded" in the first place! Kyehahaha!
H-How vulgar!
Hey, don't make that face! Or else you'll end up in a far more "vulgar" situation...



Suddenly, explosion!

...Ororo?



Turns out the loving monorail derailed and just straight crashed into a building.



♪ BGM: Silence ♫

Ugh...
Whoa there, you better stay put! If you don't, my hand might slip and then I go snip snip snip!







I thought...you wouldn't come... I mean, right after we had that fight...
Fight? What the hell are you talking about? I just want to save Master Byaku--



♪ BGM: This Is the Path We Follow

Waaah! Toko, I was so scared!
Kyaaa! What's this, unexpected girl on girl development!?
Whoa there lady, I ain't got that kind of taste! Get off me!
I'm sorry! I'm sorry... I'm so sorry... I...I tried to leave you... I tried to run away... And I said such horrible things, like that "you don't have any friends"... I'm sorry! I'm truly sorry, Toko!
... ...I have no right to accept that apology.
Huh?
You seriously are stupid! Why the hell are you trusting a serial killer!?
...What? What happened?
Nothing, nooothing at all!
Satisfaction!



♪ BGM: DSO_Beautiful Dead

...
Wh-Wh-What is going on here?
Um, let's just go for now... It would be a hassle to explain...
Y-Yeah, okay... I don't really get it, but I definitely don't want to be down here anymore.



♪ BGM: Silence ♫

Alright, now we have control of Komaru again.



Nothing much for us to get here apart from this collectible.





You know, I've been thinking about what exactly the difference between Jataro's random non-sequiturs and Kotoko's tangents is, and I guess it's that in Kotoko's case, the tangents just have a slight bit of relation to what she was talking about before, whereas with Jataro it's just loving anything goes.



Our way forward lies behind this door, which leads us to...



♪ BGM: DSO_Weekly Despair Magazine



...another arena!



I feel furiously angry. You have seriously made me mad.
...Your face doesn't really match up with what you're saying...
This is acting, after all. Inside my heart, I can't help but feel unlucky.
Speaking of unlucky, you really should have let me "motivate" you a little more.
You could have felt sooo good, your mind would have been blown! You'd become so twisted...
I don't want that to happen!
Oh? You're going to abandon the responsibility of being adorbs? That's not fair! Being adorbs means being an object of jealousy, being called "Ugly Bitch" or told to die.
If that doesn't happen...being adorbs just isn't worth it.
I think what you're describing is called "undue resentment"...
And another thing, Omaru is not as cute as you say she is! She's like, slightly above average!
...I'll take that.
Undue resentment? No, no, no, this is the work of Demons. All I wanted was to be the same as everyone else. A normal kid who didn't stand out.
But she used me to get *her* dream, even if it meant going to "market" with me... ...Well, the guys who wanted that are to blame too... Business with a mother and daughter set? How perverted can adults be!?
Oh, my mistake. I meant "Demons," not adults.
Seriously, I'm so ashamed of myself for actually listening to what those ugly Demons used to say...
But everything's changed now. As someone who knows what makes adults happy, I also know the things they don't want.
Using what I've learned, I can take down the Demons and make them suffer as much as I did!
N-Not all adults are like that! There are good people who--



♪ BGM: DSO_Ocean Breeze Dead End

...If the world is so good...why didn't anyone help me escape!?
...
...Welp, doesn't matter. What I said just now, that wasn't how I really feel. That was acting. Just leave it to the former child acting genius, and a perfect performance is easy as cake!
Hmph...
And also, I've been saved by Big Sis Junko anyway.
Th-That name again!? I'm sick of hearing that name!
Oh? Does Miss Ugly Glasses over there happen to knooow Big Sis Junko?
Miss Ugly Glasses!?
Y-You guys have no idea... You don't know how horrifying that woman really is...



UH OH.



♪ BGM: Silence ♫



♪ BGM: DSO_DISTRUST

...Huh?
Wh-When they're...gentle, I... I get all flinchy... N-No! *sob* I don't want gentle, I don't... Please stop...*sob* A-Anything but gentle! *sob* Please, no, stop with the gentle! *sob*
Wh-What happened to her?
This...doesn't look like acting.
No, I don't want gentle! I don't want any more gentle!



♪ BGM: Silence ♫



I... I said I...



...anything but gentle... I said... DON'T EVER SAY GENTLE!



Komaru and Toko still have no idea what the gently caress is happening right now.



I beg you, I beg you, no more... ANYTHING BUT GENTLE!



♪ BGM: Sortie! Its Name Is Robot







*sob* Don't say you'll be gentle... *sob* ...please, just hurt me instead... If you use it... *sob* gentle... *sob* please be gentle with me... *sob* but... PLEASE KILL ME INSTEAD!





Well, it's time for a boss fight.



♪ BGM: The Warriors Of Hope



OK, so much like Jataro's robot, this one revolves around taking advantage of the Truth Bullet you obtained in this chapter, in this case, Paralyze.



Basically, the robot will try and pursue you and chop the poo poo out of you with that axe, and at some point, it'll get stuck.



Then, you shoot a Monokuma that's in the water with Paralyze.



And then you can shoot the weak spot.



From then on, it's just a matter of repeating. The boss gains different attacks, though they're just variants on "smack you with a big axe" and the solution to all is "get the gently caress out of the way".



At some point, the Monokumas that you need to use Paralyze on get turned into Guards, which adds another step to the process, since you need to blast the shields away with Knockback first.



Eventually, the core opens up, like with the other bosses, and eventually we win.



♪ BGM: Punishment Of The Fighter





The robot blows up, like with the others...



...and just like with the others, the Monokuma kids show up, ready to deal out their punishment.



But then...



...interference!



Kotoko gets knocked out of the way...





...and is sent rolling to Komaru.





She is still not quite sure what exactly just happened.



♪ BGM: DSO_Beautiful Dead







♪ BGM: DSO_Despair-Syndrome



N-Nagisa!



All we want is a peaceful paradise... Where children can live without fear.
Don't make me laugh! You've been using those Monokumas this whole time to murder adults!
She's right... If all you wanted was a peaceful paradise, you shouldn't have done it like this!
There is no other choice. We must kill them. If we allow them to live, our paradise will be undone. And if that happens, we will be forced to endure our pain once more. Nothing will change. We can never be at peace until we have wiped out every single one of them.
So we have to kill the Demons! To protect our world!
That sounds like something from a drat video game! Have you lost your mind, kid!?
Yeah, you're probably right... We've all gone mad. Masaru, Jataro, Kotoko, Monaca... We're probably all insane...broken.
But whose fault is that!? The adults are the ones who broke us!
Nagisa...

♪ BGM: Like I Would Become A Monster

You want to hear the truth? ...We're scared. We're all terrified of the adults... Hearing their footsteps... Sensing their presence... We can't help but feel scared... Completely terrified. As long as adults exist, we cannot rest... We cannot live in peace. At this point, the damage is irreversible.
I-I figured...that something like that was behind all of this. And I do pity you.
But... No matter how pitiful you are, it doesn't mean that you can hurt others! To just treat them how they treated you... That's just going to make everyone equally miserable!
So you're saying we should just take it? You're saying we should abandon all hope?
...H-Hope?
No, it's fine. Let's end this already.



♪ BGM: DSO_New World Order

...Huh?
You want to run away, right? You want to escape the city, right? Then I will let you leave. Satisfied?
...Nagisa, are you sure?
It's my decision...as leader.
But...what about Monaca?
...I'll persuade her.
H-Hold on, are you seriously saying you're just gonna let her go!?
Until you two arrived, our revolution was progressing smoothly. I don't want you to interfere any longer.
So please, just get out of here! Stay away from us, please!
...
...

Well, that's certainly a development.



♪ BGM: It's a Kids' World



Meanwhile...



Yaaay! Monaca's very own, special-made, magic circle.



Well, of course. Everything Is going swimmingly.



Everything is all thanks to my wonderful allies playing their part and doing their best.
Looks like time's windin' down. Just a little bit longer and we'll have a brand-new "Successor" on our hands!



Hahahaha!

And thus, Monaca's plan is revealed. She wants to build herself a new Junko.



And that's the chapter! This time around I got a perfect on Hidden Kids and Monoku-Man, but missed some collectibles.



♪ BGM: Absolute Delusional Girl

...Hm? Why the surprised expression? You idiot... You're the only one I trust. Don't you know that by now?



As a result, we get the usual 500 Monocoins and a skill as well. I haven't checked what it does yet, but since Raise gives us more money, Reraise will probably do the same. So that's very cool.



♪ BGM: Chapter End





And that's the update. Next time, we'll find the stuff I missed in this run of the chapter, and then it's on to Chapter 4.

I would also like to take this moment to say that this is the definite low part of the game. Like it's been said in the thread before - if you can make it through this, the rest of the game isn't this bad, and in fact, I would say that the game really picks up from here - Chapters 4 and 5, in my opinion, are the best of the game, and there's some real highlights coming up. So while I don't want to come off as if I'm saying "oh, don't worry, it gets better later"... I'm totally saying "it gets better later". Yeah, sorry, I got nothing to dress this up with and make it not sound like "it gets better later", because that's totally what it is.