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HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014







“What's the matter...? Confused? ...I'd like to know soon. About that Death Game you were involved in.”



“Well, well... Did you now? I just find myself wanting to hear your story again and again...”



  • It's possible to load a save from the end of 3-1A and skip this scene / recap this time, but it's been a while.

“...Thanks.”














Music stops.






















Music stops.


























Music stops.






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mycelia
Apr 28, 2013

just a big doofus fightin pokemons





Let's! Motherfucking! Go! :toot:

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Yooooooo!

Tenebrais
Sep 2, 2011



I'm glad for the recap, I needed the catch-up on what had happened so far.

I'll still probably have to reread to remind myself of all the mystery breadcrumbs that got dropped though.

Blaze Dragon
Aug 28, 2013
LOWTAX'S SPINE FUND



The recap is quite useful after so long. That said, hell yeah, this continues!

MrJazzels
Jun 27, 2020



Glad to see this game again, and also glad to see a recap because I completely forgot one of the main characters was named Q-Taro Burgerberg.

Bifauxnen
Aug 11, 2010

Resurrected
Living in a lighthouse
The lions and the lambs ain't sleeping yet


Tenebrais posted:

I'm glad for the recap, I needed the catch-up on what had happened so far.

It's been so long that it made me laugh just to remember there was even a character with the name Q-taro Burgerberg.

Bifauxnen
Aug 11, 2010

Resurrected
Living in a lighthouse
The lions and the lambs ain't sleeping yet


MrJazzels posted:

Glad to see this game again, and also glad to see a recap because I completely forgot one of the main characters was named Q-Taro Burgerberg.

Lmao I did not even read this post but seriously had the same thought independently

blakelmenakle
Sep 1, 2007
AHEM! There's sand on my boots!

Been waiting a long time for this, excited that it's finally back!

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



Very happy to see this back!

King of Bleh
Mar 2, 2007

A kingdom of rats.


Hell yeah, I caught up to this right as it ended last time. Very glad it's back.

MrJazzels posted:

Glad to see this game again, and also glad to see a recap because I completely forgot one of the main characters was named Q-Taro Burgerberg.


Bifauxnen posted:

It's been so long that it made me laugh just to remember there was even a character with the name Q-taro Burgerberg.

Q-taro Burgerberg

MarquiseMindfang
Jan 6, 2013


Poor Hinako seems to have been left out entirely. Although I guess her Victim Video was almost more about Rio than her.

placid saviour
Apr 6, 2009


Wow, how long has it been? I feel like so much has happened in the world since this thread started.

Jadecore
Mar 10, 2018

They say money can't buy happiness, but it sure does help.

placid saviour posted:

Wow, how long has it been? I feel like so much has happened in the world since this thread started.

Roughly a year and a half, not counting the survival beach game.

whitehelm
Apr 20, 2008


I notice the recap didn't ask whether Anzu or Hayasaka died (in the graveyard/library fights).

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014































Music stops.



“Sheesh, so you finally settled down.”



“He must be awfully scared of his execution... Haha.”

(Why did this happen?! Keiji... lost the fight against Komaeda... And now he's trapped in that centre coffin...! Since the Dummies' lives were on the line, they weren't able to assist us... Because of that... now there's a rift between us and the Dummies... What can we do?!)



Talk to Alice.

“If only the Dummies had assisted... Surely we wouldn't be in this situation...”

Talk to Gin.

“Big sis Sara! What do we do, meow?! We have to save Mr. Policeman...!”

Talk to Kurumada.

“Tch...! Why'd this happen?!”

Talk to Hinako.

“Hmph... It's not our fault...”

Talk to Hayasaka.

“It's not that we want to antagonise you... but...”

Talk to Anzu.

“I want us all to get along, but... we can't...!”

Talk to Ranmaru.

“.............”

Talk to Q-taro

“Keiji...!”

Talk to Kanna.

“At this rate... Keiji really will get executed...!!”

Talk to Komaeda.



"Ahaha. So much for your show of pretending to get along with the Dummies.



"Let Keiji out of that coffin...!!”

"I told you... There's only one way to save him.”



"Hold on...! I don't... I don't even know what this says!”



"The coffin's execution timer is already ticking down.”



"You'll be smelling a delicious Keiji steak!”



"Ahh, I can't wait... It's my first time using this fancy new coffin. I wonder just how he'll die...?”

"I won't let you execute him!! You... you can't...”

"Hahaha... Then let me hear your answer What will you do, hmm?”

Music stops.

(Komaeda... he's serious. That consent form...)




"All... right... I'll sign it... so hurry up and save Keiji...!!”



(If just signing this paper can help... Then I...)



"Huh...?!”

"I won't let you...”



"Ranmaru...?!”

"Y... You tore it up?! You fool...!”

  • Regardless of whether you choose to sign the form, or abandon Keiji, Ranmaru rips the form up

"...”

"M... Mr. Policeman...”



Talk to Alice.

“With that foolish act, we've lost our means of saving Keiji Shinogi...!!”

Talk to Gin.

“..........”

Talk to Kurumada.

“drat, Ranmaru... What's the matter with you...?”

Talk to Hinako.

“W-What do you expect! Stupid...!”

Talk to Q-taro.

: “Guh...!! We gotta cooperate here, guys!!”

Talk to Anzu.

“Why would you do something like that?! Ranmaru...!!”

Talk to Hayasaka.

“R-Ridiculous! There was no need to do that...!!”

Talk to Kanna.

“How awful! Tearing up the form...?!”

Talk to Komaeda.

“...Aww, such a shame. The form...”

Talk to Ranmaru.

“Please, explain yourself! This is... just cruel...!!”

“Do you not even care about saving Keiji?!”

"Maybe so...”



"But then Keiji went and picked a fight knowing that full well, didn't he?”

"Yeah... He's gettin' his just deserts! Reckless dumbass...!”

"Guh! You...!!”

"As I feared... our groups are just incompatible...!”

"There's... no way we can cooperate now...”

The air is chilly... We've been torn apart... too far apart to walk back to a compromise. But I don't care about that right now. I need to know why he'd do such a thing.

(Ranmaru...!)



Music stops.

(...?!)

"...Hello? What are you on about?”

"Just listen to me...”

"...”

"Keiji... What're you thinking about right now?”

".........."

Keiji's voice comes weakly from the coffin.



"It's all... my fault... I thought I'd avenge him... so I...”

"No, that's not it either... I tried to put the blame all on Komaeda... for everything.”




"Even when those were my own actions... Q-taro put his life on the line to build a bond with the Dummies... and I just... I...”



"If I just die here... I guess... I can't complain.”

: "W-What're you sayin'?! Keiji...!!”

"..........”

Music stops.



"Huh...?”



"We're gonna save you... ourselves.”

"Without relying on Komaeda's drat contract!!”

"Huh? "We"?! Speak for yourself!!”

"You still wanna be buddies with these guys?!”




"And he forgave us, right...?”

"Now... it's our turn to forgive them.”

"You trying to say we'll be even then?!”

"..........”

"...Doesn't it frustrate you?”



"First he kills us! Then he brings us back to be put in collars and used...!!”

"We didn't even try to act while Sara and the others were fighting!”




"...!!”

"But... we're humans.”

"We create our own choices...!”

"I'm not gonna play along with Komaeda's puppet show anymore!”

(Create... our own choices...)



"I understand... I'm sure... I can believe those words.”



Music stops.

"There certainly is a way to save him... I wouldn't want to lie in a negotiation, you see.”

"And you swear as much as a Floor Master, yes?!”

"But you know... I think it'll be too difficult for the likes of you.”

"I'm certain Keiji will die...”

"...I can hardly wait. Ahaha...

He left...

"Well... we have no choice but to act.”

"It'll be okay, meow! We've still got time, woof!”

"Just so we're clear, I'm not going to help...”

"...”

(At any rate... First, we need leads...)





Talk to Alice.

“Enough quarrelling for now..”

“We and the Dummies aren't truly enemies...”

Talk to Gin.

“Big sis Sara... I didn't want you to sign that weird form either, meow...”

“So... Let's save Mr. Policeman together, woof!”

Talk to Ranmaru.

“Komaeda won't save us...”

“Kurumada and the others... I'm sure they know that.”

Talk to Kurumada.

“...Dammit...”

Talk to Kanna.

“That's right... Now isn't the time to bicker.”

“Kanna will do her best to think of something...!”

Talk to Hinako.

“...If you wanna save him so bad, do as you please.”

Talk to Hayasaka.

“I-I wonder what we should do...?”

“Ranmaru gave a stirring speech, to be sure, but...”

Talk to Q-taro.

“We gotta look for a way to save Keiji...”

“Muscle gorilla... I think you should rest, meow...”

“Urgh...”

Talk to Anzu.

“I'm not a toy either... I'm a human.”

“Which is why I don't wanna die... I want you to understand, Sara...”

Talk to Keiji.



“Keiji, how are you feeling...?”

“It's kinda dark and cramped...”

(He's... sounding a little more like his usual self.)

“You know...”



“Huh...?!”



“Open the map...”





(What's he referring to? I'll point out anything that seems promising...)

  • Keiji's referring to the lit up monitor, but Sara won't point out anything except the collar.

“This... collar?”



(We picked it up, and now Keiji has it...)

“Sorry to say, but... not what I'm talking about.”

“...Guess I phrased it badly. A certain monitor caught my interest.”

(A monitor...)



Music stops.



(Could this be... A monitor controlling the coffins on this floor...?)

“Maybe it could even open coffins up!”

“Yep. Seems worth looking into, right?”

“Hmph... You sound awfully cocky....!”

“Guess we gotta go check...”

“Please... just hold on, Keiji.”

“Counting on you, partner.”





Talk to Q-taro.

“Sorry... I ain't movin' anytime soon. Stand in for me, will ya, Sara...?”

(He looks pained... I want to get him proper treatment...)

Talk to Keiji.

“Keiji, what's it like in there right now?”

“Feels like I could sleep soundly...”

(Might help with those bags under his eyes...)

Inspect the coffin.

(This is the coffin Komaeda was in at first. Nothing looks suspicious about it, but...)



(I... can't let that happen.)

Shake the coffin.

(Hrgh...)

“Ahh... Feeling a little queasy...”

Try to move.

“...Planning on going to the control room?”

“Shorty! Don't just sulk, you come too, meow!”



(Right, Hinako was paired with Keiji...)

“In the end, we're slaves robbed of our freedom...”

“We have to kill our masters... or we'll never be let free.”

“...”



Talk to Hinako.

“Take a reality check, you people...”

“.........”

HydroSphere fucked around with this message at 11:15 on Jun 13, 2021

Capfalcon
Apr 6, 2012

No Boots on the Ground,
Puny Mortals!



I'm glad they've got the refresher, but I still feel like I need to re-read it to be ready for the final chapter.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Is 'A new path forward' new? Most of the music in YTTD is pretty good, but that one doesn't really do it for me.

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



Yeah, anything showing up on Whyp is new; comes out to Interstice, A new path forward, and Exploration E.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Ignatius M. Meen posted:

Yeah, anything showing up on Whyp is new; comes out to Interstice, A new path forward, and Exploration E.
Exploration E is good. Has the right feel. Though I can imagine, being only a minute long, it's gonna get old fast if it's looping during a long puzzle.

Same with Interstice, but since it's supposed to be for a specific kind of emotional energy, I can't see it being a short loop turning into nearly as much of a problem.

Then again, I'm comparing them to the high watermark of Samurai Woman and Clown's Song, not a more reasonable metric like 'the other Exploration songs', so I could just be talking out my rear end.

Ignatius M. Meen
May 26, 2011

Hello yes I heard there was a lovely trainwreck here and...



girl dick energy posted:

Then again, I'm comparing them to the high watermark of Samurai Woman and Clown's Song, not a more reasonable metric like 'the other Exploration songs', so I could just be talking out my rear end.

Look, even in the older updates they weren't all on Samurai Woman's level, there's no way the new chapter's songs can do that either.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Ignatius M. Meen posted:

Look, even in the older updates they weren't all on Samurai Woman's level, there's no way the new chapter's songs can do that either.
I know. :eng99:

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014





Investigate lit up monitor.



“All right...! Take the helm, Sara Chidouin!!”

“M-Me...? I don't really mind, but it might be better if someone who knows more about machines could...”

“I'll give it a try. Hopefully my work experience can come in handy...”

“You... really gonna help her?”

“H-Haha...”

Hayasaka hesitantly works the machine.

Music stops.

"Huh...?”

"What's the matter?!”

"...Could you look at that middle machine for me?”

Investigate middle machine.

(Now what's this...?)





“It seems to be security for the various devices...”

“I suppose the more important the gimmick, the higher the level of security on it.”



“We can just smash this middle machine?”



“If we can disable the security, we might even be able to open the coffins in the cemetery...”

“Hmph... If we can find a way to do so, that is...”

"Well... what about this, for one?”



"A fingerprint scanner! If we put the right finger on this panel...”

"Well, I'll be... Seein' a path forward now!”

"Let's all put our fingers on it, meow!”

Everyone present put their fingers to it, but there was no response.

Guh...! Thinking about it logically... Perhaps Komaeda's fingerprint is the key!”

"We don't know for sure yet, meow! Let's have muscle gorilla and the others in the cemetery try it too, woof!”

"No, Q-taro's badly injured. He can't exactly move from there...”

Music stops.

"Come to think of it, there might be a first-aid kit to treat his wounds in the office...”

"Meow?! Really, suit-and-specs?!”

"I did work at a medical equipment company, so...”

(The office ... Let's go check.)





The shelves are full of documents and medical supplies.

“There really are medical supplies here...!”

“Whew, that's good... Let's take anything that might be useful.”

“I'll help, meow!”




Music stops.






Talk to Mai.

Music stops.

“...”



“How are you feeling?”

"...Absolutely awful...”




“...”

"Don't go blamin' her, Sara.”

“...Q-taro...”



"Didn't I tell ya? We'll be real allies...”

"...”

"What in the world... Are you being serious...?”

"You betcher rear end I'm serious!”

"..........”

"So give up tryin' to kill me...”

"And instead... let's think of how to leave together.”

"...”

"I don't... get you...”

"I... I tried to kill you, remember?”

"How can you say that to... to someone who stabbed you in the back...?”

"Stop it...!”

"I'm horrible... I'm... the worst...”

"That doesn't change nothin'...”

"If I were in your shoes... I'd'a done the same thing.”

"Jes'... didn't get the opportunity to.”

We're all... the same. Our hearts have been reduced to pulp. Pushed to the brink, we could only barely think about us being allies. That's... all it is.

"So I'm gonna make you regret it...”

Music stops.



"...”



(Mai...)



Talk to Mai

“Why is Q-taro... so optimistic...?”

“I don't get it... I just don't get it...”

Talk to Q-taro.

“Sorry... I ain't movin' anytime soon. Stand in for me, will ya, Sara...?”

(He looks pained...)

“We found a first-aid kit. Show us your wound again.”

“Ya serious?! Ow-ow-ow...!”

“Stop that! You shouldn't move...”



“Real grateful... Sorry, everybody...”

“Hmph... If you feel sorry, then come with us.”

“W-Why do I gotta do that?!”

“Soon you shall understand your role... I'll deign to lend you a shoulder...”

Music stops.

“H-Hold on...”



(…)

“I swear I won't get any more funny ideas...”

“Please... I...”

“I gotcha! Mai, lemme lean on yer shoulder!”

“R-Right...!”



“You plannin' to go make friends with that first bandaged monster, then?”

“Shaddup!”



Talk to Keiji.

“Keiji, how are you faring?”

“Right now... I'm feeling nice and cool.”



(I think it might be too late then...)



Investigate Security System.

Music stops.



Q-taro put his finger on the sensor. But the machine showed no response.

“Dang useless fingerprints!!”

(Sure enough, it didn't work...)

“Well, I suppose I'll try too...”

Mai put her finger on the sensor.

“Huh...?”








Investigate monitor on the left.





(Whoa?! What the...?!)

“It's the Shin AI...!”

“...It appears he'll explain for us.”

“Currently being displayed is the information for Ranmaru Kageyama.”



“B-Battery...?! It's gone down this much?!”

(The head and torso have separate battery...?)

“And the right and left hands here display your Upgrade Parts.”

“Upgrade parts? What in the world are...?”

“Also, if there's personal info you want, such as preferences, learned knowledge, or people he likes...”



(Hmm...)

“Hmph... If these are hand parts, perhaps they're something you can equip?”

“Right... Good point...”

Music stops.

“My hands, huh...”



“M-My hand... My hand...!!!”



“C-Cotton candy...! Calm down, meow!”

“A... Aaaahhh...!!”

“I-I... I'm really...”

“A doll... huh...”

(What...?)

“I-I mean...”

“Sure... I did know that...”



“Thought.... “maybe”...”



Hope... He hadn't... completely given up. Even being shown a video of his own death... Somewhere deep down, he still felt he was a human.

(Now... he's had the reality thrust in front of him. The reality of... what he is.)

(Ranmaru...)

Music stops.

“Hmph... How worthless...”

“...Eh...?”







“Having contradictory emotions... it pains us.”

“Couldn't you say you're awfully human right now?”

“...”

“So... don't let such foolish things sadden you.”



“...!!”

“Alice...”

“...Stand up already. We haven't the time.”

“...”

“Can you stand, Ranmaru...?”

“...”

Music stops.

“I-I'm okay...”

“Some man you are, blubbering on the floor...”

“Huh? I wasn't cryin'...”

“Haha... That's a bit of a bold claim...”



Investigate Dummies Control System monitor.



“The head and torso both have a decent amount of charge left.”

“If the battery for either runs out, it's over, so be careful!”



“His right hand is using normal parts, and his left hand is also using normal parts.”

“Let's hope you can find some good parts and upgrade him!”



“That I can answer for you later, alright?!”

Investigate monitor on the right.




"This screen lets you mess with functions of the Dummies' collars!”



Music stops.



"The hell?! I didn't hear nothin' about that!”

"If not for that, the Dummies could just recharge to come back to life, see...”

"Charge...?”




Music stops.

(..........)

"...You serious?”

"You're gonna give us free roam...?”

"..........”

"Hinako'll be glad to hear it...”



(..........)

"If you're fine with that... go ahead and do it.”

"...”

(...Kurumada. I want to find out ...whether you can really trust us or not.)

(So... we should demonstrate that.)




(None of that's necessary. Because I know the power from believing each other is stronger than anything...)

"So... now the pairing is disabled, right...?”

"..........”

"...Well, we'd better go tell Hinako.”

"All together!”





“Sorry, but you can't disable the Life Sensor function!”

Investigate Coffin Control System.



"It's showing more than before...!”

(We can use this now...!)

"Awright! Let's keep an eye on the cameras an' see what we can do!”



“Alright, let's try closing...!”

Music stops.



"Yikes...! We can't go to the cemetery now?!”

(Let's try to open it back up...!)

"Th-Thank goodness...! It wasn't a trap, then!”



(But it's strange... This is supposed to be the Coffin Control System...)

"It seems... we'll have to disable the Level 2 security, then...”

The fingerprint wasn't enough, meow?!”

"Hmph! As I thought, it won't be that simple...!”

Music stops.

(Don't give up... There must still be a way...)





(I'll head back to the cemetery for now. Hinako's waiting.)



Talk to Hinako.

Music stops.

"Hey, you! Listen!”

"Just a moment ago... a shutter closed and blocked the entrance...!”

"...That was us.”

We explained everything to Hinako.

"You... turned off the pairing...?!”

"...Yep. It's true.”

"..........”

"Hey... Hinako, Kurumada...”

"Let's make up with Sara and everyone, okay...?”



"If there's a way for both the survivors and the Dummies to live, then tell us!”

"Then... can you kill them...?”

"...”

"Because I can't do it...!”

"I can't kill them... when they're so nice...!”

"...!”

"...”

"It's still impossible...”

"I can't just take a hand being held out to me...!”

"You mean...”

"...”







"What's the meaning of this...?!”

"Mai, remember when we were woken up.”

"U-Umm...”




"And to use the machine...”



"That's what ya mean by an ID card?!”

"Hmph... It'd be to my benefit to let Keiji die.”

"But I'd feel disgusting not repaying the favor...”

(Hinako...)

"Hmph... So, that card would be in Komaeda's possession...!”

"Let's question him, meow!”

"Let's go together. You too, Hinako.”

Music stops.

"...”

"...Alright, fine.”





“Argh, come on! We need that ID card...!”

Investigate desk.

Something's on the desk.



(One of the transceivers, and...)

Music stops.




“Seriously?! Isn't this it?!”

“What's going on...? Did he go somewhere and leave his stuff behind?”

“That's strange, isn't it...?”

(It is curious... Hmm...)





Investigate Security System.



Music stops.

"Let's use that ID card we found...!”

"There's a slot for a card here!”



"Alright, let's use it...!”

I inserted the ID card into the machine.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


HydroSphere posted:

"If I were in your shoes... I'd'a done the same thing.”

"Jes'... didn't get the opportunity to.”
...I mean, he's not lying.

Acerbatus
Jun 26, 2020

FORUMS
TERRORIST


Is vgpersons site dead? I was playing the web version and it just gives errors now.

mycelia
Apr 28, 2013

just a big doofus fightin pokemons





Acerbatus posted:

Is vgpersons site dead? I was playing the web version and it just gives errors now.

It's currently working for me on Chrome. I know it was having massive issues when they first uploaded it, though.

Insertnamehere31
Jan 22, 2012

This could be the most one-sided fight since 1973 when Ali faced an eighty-foot tall mechanical Joe Frazier. My memory isn't what it used to be, but I think the entire Earth was destroyed.



That card was way too conveniently placed to not be a trap.

And Mai being the one who has fingerprint authorization makes me think of two possibilities. One is that she is the human from the secret organization and is just pretending to be a dummy. The other is that she was the original floor master for these floors - she looks a lot like Miley and the friendly obstructor in the holding hands room. I’m thinking perhaps Komaeda is not a doll, but is actually one of the human participants who has somehow hosed with the system so bad that he has wiped the true floor master’s memory, stolen all of her access and is coordinating all of this to get the other players to kill each other off, making him the victor.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014







"Huh?!”

"That card... is a fake!! Get away!! It's a trap...!!”

Music stops.



It's displaying lots of smiling photos.

"Ugh...! What's with this?! Get rid of those!”

"...Is that all...?”

"Phew... Looks like it was a good trap...”

Pulled out the ID card and put it down.

"...I'll talk if you want... Things seem pretty tough for you, after all...”



Talk to Shin AI.



"Please tell us more about Komaeda... the one you know as Hiyori.”

"Hiyori... Well, he... He's researching human memory...”

"He's a researcher...?”

"Well... ever since he was little... um... He really loved... humans...”

"What...?”

"He loved them so much... that, um...”

Music stops.



"Mya?!”





"What pains them physically...? What pains them mentally...? What do they learn...? What do they remember...? What do they forget...?”



"H... Hey! Are you being serious?!”

"Day after day... he'd make many a human his test subject.”



"Izzat kinda thing possible?!”

"It doesn't seem easy, of course, but... With the right conditions and equipment... it's possible to an extent...”

(…)

If our memories disappeared... how do we remember them, woof?”

"I don't know... but...”

Music stops.

"Hiyori wants you to remember them. So... who knows, maybe he prepared something... That's about all I know.”





“Please... tell us where the ID card is.”

Music stops.

“...Don't tell anyone I told you, alright...?”






“Then Miss Maple showed up.”

“Maple...?”

“Miss Maple yelled, and cried, and laughed... And pleaded with him, saying she wanted to be with him forever.”




“But even when he gave it to her, Miss Maple wouldn't leave...”



Music stops.

“So Maple has the ID card now...?”

“Would she give it to us...?”

“Ahaha... I'm thinking there's no way. She'll definitely get mad... She'll kill you. You should give up on that.”

(Sounds pretty dangerous...)



(Well, we've asked him everything we can...)

“Oh, right... about Miss Maple. There might be a book on how to beat her in the library...”

“We gotta fight again...?”

Music stops.

“...If you could get an upgrade...”

“...What was that?”

“Oh... it's nothing. I warned you... so don't blame me...”



The Shin AI turns itself off.

(Ah... No other option. We'll have to do something about Maple...)




Investigate the green books.



"This is the one. The book that mentions Maple's weakness."



"Hmph... Why stop at just one? Why not take them all while you're at it?"




"D-Dangerous... If somebody had been caught in that, that'd kill them right there."

"Now we just need to know where she is..."

"All we got's to go on is a name! Nngh..."

(Even with only a name... someone does come to mind.)



(She didn't look like a violent Obstructor, but... I guess... we'll just have to go see.)



"Hey there! It's me! For Death Game participants around the nation troubled by Obstructors, I bear good tidings! Believe it or not, I'll tell you the weakness of the strongest Obstructor doll, Maple! It's the crevice in her back! Remember this, and you'll soon be an Obstructor Master!"



“A follow-up report! A new weakness has been discovered for strongest of the dolls Maple! The key is the link between emotions and colors! Red is anger, blue is sadness, yellow is joy! WOW! Knowing is half the battle! Remember this, and you'll soon be an Obstructor King!"



“The secret's out! The hitherto unknown weakness of strongest doll Maple, laid bare! When she's happy, have fun together! When she's angry, hear her out! When she's sad, show her kindness! Be sure to treat her with care!”






Music stops.

“Hold on, Don't tell me, she's here...?”

"Yes...”



"'Zis door even open...?”

(Oh right, none of them know...)”

"This door opens if a pair holds hands.”

"Whoa...! A cute method that gets your heart racing!”

"Hurry! Let's all hold hands, meow!”



"We're all set!”



"Please don't treat me like a kid!”



"Still frightened by me, hm...?”



"Meow?! I'm super not taking them off, woof!”

But the door didn't open.

"Why, woof?!”

"Hmm... Wonder if only one pair can enter...”

"Eh?! Then we have to fight with only two people...?”

"No, we should have a discussion to make her hand over the ID card.”

"But... who will go?”

"Who'd ever want to do something so dangerous...?”

"We'll go.”



"...No other choice, I guess. We met her already... She should be less wary of us.”

"But... we're always relying on Sara...”

"Ain't Sara the one who wants to save Keiji most?”

"Can't leave any regrets...”

"That's true...”

"Tch! The same as always after all... If things take a dangerous turn, you should run!”

"Right...!”

Music stops.

The others stepped away from the door.

"Look... It opened.”

(We just... have to do this.)



“H-Hey...”

"I'll get tea. Tell me how it's been for you two!”

"Well... For now, let's talk, and be careful not to offend her...”

"Right...”

"It's ready! Let's have a relaxing chat, heehee.”

(Let's talk to Maple once we're prepared...)



Talk to the girl.

"Heehee! Well, shall we have a tea party?”



She began pouring tea into cups.

"Here you go! Can you tell what this is by the smell? Heehee...”



"It's chamomile.”

“Correct! I'm glad, Sara. You know your tea!”

"Haha, well...”

Took a sip of the tea.

"Nice one, Sara... Let's keep it up and act friendly...”

"Hey, hey, I had a question for you two... "Have you gotten friendly with each other? I'll be happy if you have...”



"Yeah, we're on pretty good terms now.”

"Good, I'm glad! I always believed you two could become friends!”

"Friends, huh...”

"You're both acting a little strange... You seem nervous, like you want to talk to me about something. Am I wrong?”



"Actually, I wanted to know your name. You never told us, right?”

"I'm glad! So you're interested in me, Sara...”



"I knew it, you're the...! ...Uh, so, your name's Maple?”

"Yeah! I'm happy to hear you use my name, Ranmaru.”

"Hey, could it be you two...”

"Want to ask about Hiyori...?”



"Yes... We want to know!”

"Please tell us, Maple...!”

"I really like Hiyori...”

"I'm in love with him.”

“But Hiyori doesn't like me yet.”

"But we're getting closer, little by little. Heehee.”



"I think you're a good match for him, Maple.”

"Really? I'm glad! Thank you, Sara!”

"Hiyori's so nice. He gave me a letter...”

"A letter filled with so much love, I'm sure!”

(Letter...)

"I want to walk by Hiyori's side, and live with him...”

"But I shouldn't be selfish, should I...”



  • Tearing the letter up would be tempting, but we need to try stay on Maple's good side.

"Did you get anything else, maybe...?”

"How observant! I did!”



"Which is...?”

"Hiyori's card...!”

"Card...?”

"Yes! It's a most wonderful card... When I insert it, I can sense Hiyori inside me...!”

(Could that be the ID card?! What does she mean "insert," though...?)

"Eheheh, I'm having such fun...”

"Sorry for going on about myself. I want to hear more about you two.”

"Hey, hey, both of you...”

Music stops.

"Do you feel like... you'll win...?”



“Don't know... I have no idea if...”

"Well then, I'll tell you something special.”

"If you win, Sara and Ranmaru, you two can leave together.”

"Wha...?!”

"Sara, what's the smallest number of people who can do a majority vote?”



"That would be... three, right?”

"Correct. You need to have at least 2 against 1, or it can't be a majority vote.”

"But what if all but two people died...?”

Then you couldn't have a vote.”



"The two survivors live together for a while...”




"I-Is that true...?”

"But that's a bonus stage - a rule for a special case.”



"...!!”

"I'd be happier that way. I want Hiyori to live.”

"I want you to win, Sara.”

"..........”

"...”

"Huh? I sense people outside the door...”

"Are your friends waiting outside...?”

"Ah...”

"Sorry for the long chat. I hope we can talk again!”

"Ah... Hold on... The ID card...”

Maple is cleaning up the tableware.

(Urk...! What do we do?!)

"Sara...”

"Look at Maple's back...”



"Now's our only chance to grab it...!”





“Ah, um...!”

“...Are you thinking something mean...?”

“T-That's not...!!”

“Tch...!”




“We need it so Komaeda can write the followup to this letter... alright?”

“Don't touch that...”

“Eh?”

Insertnamehere31
Jan 22, 2012

This could be the most one-sided fight since 1973 when Ali faced an eighty-foot tall mechanical Joe Frazier. My memory isn't what it used to be, but I think the entire Earth was destroyed.



I just reread the previous two trials, and drat clown song is such a fantastic mood piece. Crazy to think that all of these songs came from just combining existing garage band loops.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Insertnamehere31 posted:

I just reread the previous two trials, and drat clown song is such a fantastic mood piece. Crazy to think that all of these songs came from just combining existing garage band loops.
This is like the inverse of "a shoddy worksman blames his tools": "Someone please get this worksman proper tools, they'll make loving art." Even the songs I'm not huge on aren't bad, aside from maybe being a bit too short of a loop. I can't think of a track from this series that I actively dislike (past my initial Old Woman Who Hates Change cane-shaking.)

King of Bleh
Mar 2, 2007

A kingdom of rats.


I'm sorry, you can turn your eyes red all you want, you're still wearing a pancake hat and that will never be scary.

tomanton
May 22, 2006

beam me up, tomato

What are the odds all of this culminates in Sara signing the form anyways

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


tomanton posted:

What are the odds all of this culminates in Sara signing the form anyways
Extremely high. Komaeda's still holding all the cards.

HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014



  • Please note there is a gif which contains flashing lights in this update.





“So mean!! I won't forgive you!!”

“C-Calm down...!”





"Yikes...! She's completely flipped her lid!”

(Do we have no choice but to fight after all...?!)”

The two of us've got no chance! We gotta think of a way to escape...!”

(She'll kill us if we give her the opportunity...!)






“C-Close one...!”




“Sniff... why... so mean...”

“Huh?! She's started to cry?!”







“Everyone! Help us...!!”

I can hear pounding from the other side.

(I got through to them...!)

“Alright... Now we have to trust the guys outside will open the door for us.”

“Meanwhile... we'll grab the ID card inserted into her back!”



“Heehee... Ahaha...”

“W-What?! What's goin' on with her?!”

(It seems Maple's emotions are all over the place...!)







(Now! I'll take the ID card from her back...!)




(The yellow button...!)

Music stops.



“Alright! I got it, Ranmaru!”

“Nice one! Now we have just have to escape somehow!”




“Why did!! You take!! Hiyori!! From me!! I hate you, Ranmaru!! I hate you, Sara!! I just wanted to be friends!!”



“Urgh...!!”



(Th... That was close...!)

“Oooooghhh...!!”

“Big sis Sara! Are you okay, meow!?”

“It's dangerous...! Don't go out in front!”

“I was wonderin' what kinda monster it could be... But THIS is Maple?!”

“Everyone...!”

“Talking it out was a no-go, hm...?! But it seems you have the ID card, yes?!”

“L-Let's run, everyone!”

“You're so mean...!! Ganging up to bully me...”





“Sad...”

“Glad...”

No mercy...

Kill...

“Don't want to kill you...”

I'LL KILL YOU...”

“Run...”

Die...”

“Let's be friends...!”

“H-Hey... She's startin' to act really strange...”

(Maple's emotions... are all jumbled up... I don't know how we should handle this, but...We shouldn't fight her...!)







“I won't forgive you!! Any of you!!”

“So intense...”





“Hold on a sec! This letter... it's all about this girl...!”

“Well, I mean... It's a love letter Komaeda wrote to curry favour with her, ain't it?”

“I don't mean like that! It's an instruction manual!”

“Y'serious?! Then let's read it!!”

“A-hem! Let's see here...”

“The strongest doll, Maple, is a lonesome girl.”



“Understanding her emotions and becoming a good friend is the key to peace.”

“...Ahah! That was some good info!”



“I understand if it's not your forte, but please...!”

“Oh, look! That thing on her stomach! It says that's her “friendship metre!”



“Alright. You deal the final blow, Anzu!””

“Whaaa?! I have to do the reconciling?!”

  • Yes, Anzu may actually be useful this fight.


“drat right you do!!”

“A-Alright already! The rest of you make sure to build friendship, okay?!”



“You're bullying me... You're all bullying me...”

“Ain't that our line?!”





“You're giving it back...? Thank you, Ranmaru...”



“U-Um... sorry about that... Cheer up, okay?”

“So kind, Ranmaru... I hated you before, but I've changed my mind a little...”



“Heehee, heeheehee. I'll give you something good, heehee...”



“Won't you accept it? Heehee.”

“What's this all of a sudden? A trap...?”

“But... it might help us get closer with her!”








“Heehee... I'm glad... Kanna accepted it...”

“Y-Yes. Thank you very much.”

“It's fine... Don't worry... Heehee...”



“I won't forgive you!! Any of you!!”

“I can't keep up with all this, meow!”





“Hmph, you're reflecting on your actions? You can't say anything back?”



“Hmph, is that all...? Sibling disputes were more one-sided than this!”

“Sniff... Hiyori... Sniffle...”



“I've had enough... So sad... So sad...”

“Joy, anger, sadness... Hmph... It appears they're changing in order...”



  • You only have to raise the friendship metre to 60% in order for reconcilation to succeed.



  • If Anzu is dead, Sara will do the reconciliation.

Music stops.



“We did something really awful to you... We want to apologise... Sorry...”

“But, look! We really need that ID card! There's this Keiji person whose life is on the line!”

“All right, Anzu.”

“You'll give it back later, right? I should have trusted you... I'm glad... no one got hurt.”

“...Maple...”




“Thank you... Maple.”



“Ma... ple...?”



“I-I can't...”



“I'll kill you...!”

“No...!!”



“No way! We can't get away...!!”

“Dammit...! Enough of this poo poo!!”



“D-Dumbass! Get away!!”

“Don't be a chicken! Her attacks come from the back! If I just close the distance, they don't mean poo poo!”








“Run! To Floor 5!!”

“...!!”

“Grab my shoulder, Kurumada!!”






"What're you doing?! Hurry!”

"W-Wait, everyone! Q-taro's injured...!”

"Alice...! Sorry, but I need yer shoulder!!”

"Ehh?! Well, if you say so!! Go ahead, grab on!”



"W-What're... you doin'...? You...”

Music stops.

"Now go...! You guys go on ahead!!”






"I said go...! What am I puttin' myself in danger for?!”

We're savin' Keiji, right?! Didn't we expect at least this sorta peril?!”

"...!!”

"O-Oh no...”

"I'll protect Q-taro! Go, everyone...!”





"You want to go back?! You'll die! You and him both!!”

"W-What does you mean by that, woof? Muscle gorilla... wouldn't lose, meow...!!”

"I'm sorry, Gin...!!”

"P-Put me down, woof! Suit-and-specs!!”

"Run, everyone! To the elevator...!”





Investigate the lifts.

“Get on, everyone!”

“Close the doors quick! We'll be wiped out if she catches up!”




“Don't be ridiculous...!”



“Ahh... Aaahhhhh...!!”

Music stops.


HydroSphere fucked around with this message at 22:07 on Jul 9, 2021

Chef Boyardeez Nuts
Sep 9, 2011

The more you kick against the pricks, the more you suffer.


RIP American Badass

Kevin DuBrow
Apr 21, 2012

as requested

He's not American... he's a true nihon-jin :japan:

Chef Boyardeez Nuts
Sep 9, 2011

The more you kick against the pricks, the more you suffer.


Ah yes, of the famous ginger Burgerbergs of Osaka.

girl dick energy
Sep 30, 2009

You think you have the wherewithal to figure out my puzzle vagina?


Isn’t that two human/doll pairs who are being split up in one go?

Mraagvpeine
Nov 4, 2014

I won this avatar on a technicality this thick.

I'm sure he'll survive long enough to make it to the voting game at the end.

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HydroSphere
Feb 11, 2014






(I'm sorry, Gin... But... this is our best option...)



(Was this really... for the best...? I have to believe that... That's all I can do now. Please...)






Investigate security system.



(We need the ID card to disable Level 2...)




(Alright! It was the real one...!!)



"Hey! Where'd the security camera footage go?!”



"What's that...?!”

"But... the other machines are working. There's no problem.”

(So only the security footage disappeared...?)

Investigate Coffin Control System.





“If we open them... we can save Keiji!”

"But... are you sure?! Maple is rampaging on the lower floor!”

"Simply close the shutter... Then the cemetery will be safe.”




"With this... Maple won't be able to get into the cemetery.”

"That'll secure Keiji's safety.”





Music stops.



We all put ourselves in danger and suffered wounds for this. If this doesn't work... then no one can be saved...

(Keiji...!)



“...........”

"So now... the coffins are open, right?”

(They should be... but...)

"The camera feeds vanished, so... who can say...”

"..........”















"Ranmaru Kageyama... You've been revived.”

"...Revived...?”

"That's right... You remember it, don't you?”

"...Err, sort of... vaguely...”

"You'll continue living until the end of your established lifespan.”

"You mean... I'm gonna die again...?”

"Haha... And if you don't want to go back to being a corpse...”



"...Take my place...?”

"Simply make her into a corpse instead. Kill your partner...”

"...Kill my partner...”

"Haha... Good luck...”



"Our first moments...”

"Right after we... were created by Komaeda...”

"He showed us our deaths like that... and then...”

"To put fear into you, I take it...”

"How awful...”

"Oogh... sniff...”

(It's just too cruel... Thinking about it now... it's the worst possible way things could happen. Who could be shown something like this and have the will to resist...? Especially when the one dying in the video... is you.)

Music stops.

"So stupid...”

"You gonna... say you'll help them... even knowin' that...?”

"...I mean...”

"Gotta be shittin' me...”



"Kurumada...”

"Well... what's it matter now...”

"I'm dead meat... anyhow...”

"Kurumada...”








  • Cruel as it seems, Sara doesn't have the first idea how to go about fixing Kurumada. And if the ID card isn't enough to calm Maple, Sara stands little chance against her alone.

"...Let's go. We have to return the ID card!”

"Hah... Sounds good...”

Kanna will stay!" She has to help Kurumada...!”

"As if you... can do anything...!”

"...!!”

"It's amazin'... I can even... still... move...”

"...Don't want... your help... brat... Go.”

"...No...”



"...drat kid...”

Music stops.



I'm sorry... Kurumada...





Talk to Kanna.

“Kanna will definitely find a way to fix Kurumada...!”

“So... please help Keiji, Q-taro, and Mai...!”

“...Tch...”

Talk to Kurumada.

“Take... this brat... away from me already...”




Investigate the lift.

Music stops.

(Huh? The buttons... aren't doing anything...?)

"What's that...?! Why is it out of order?!”

"Did Maple... break it...?”

"What do we do, meow?! Muscle gorilla and Mr. Policeman are both gonna...!!”

"Oof...! We must go back for now!”

"Let us see if any machines in the control room can activate the elevator!”

(Come on! We're in a hurry here...!)

“...........”



"What's the matter? Why did you stop...?

“...........”

“S-Sorry... Let's go...”

“...?”




“They vanished...?! Where did they go?!”



“Hm...?”

“It's terrible! Kurumada just ran out of the room...! And then Kanna went after him...”

“What's that...?!”

“What now, meow? Go look for them, woof...?”

“Wait...!”



Talk to the Shin AI.

“Is everyone ready...? Listen...”



“Wha...!!”

“What do you mean?! Tell us...!”

“By charging him.”



“Charging?!”

“Take a look at that screen...”



“There's been no major damage to the head.”

“So even if his torso's taken a big hit...”

“His battery's still working, right...?”

“Then we can still save Kurumada...?!”



(…!)

“Though... the damage is serious, so I don't know how long it'll last...”



“We've searched a bunch and never found anything like that, meow!!”

“H-Huhhh....? Strange... Is there anywhere you haven't searched?



“How about in the locker room?”

“It's small, so we finished looking around quick...”

Music stops.

“No, not the room. I mean what's inside the lockers.”

“We couldn't check unless we unlocked them, woof...”

“Hold on, you might be able to, actually...! Just use the ID card!”



“Wha...!”



“Now hold on... What of the Obstructor Maple?”

“Is it all right to ignore her just because the elevator isn't working...?”

“Huh? The elevator's...? That's strange...”

(...In that case...)

“Could you display Mai's data on that screen?”

“Oh, sure! Hold on a sec...”



(Good...)

“So at the very least, Mai is safe right now.”



(I didn't ask for that...)



“Maybe he's hiding together with Mai somewhere...!”

“Then... We must find the charger first!”

“And we shall also find Naomichi Kurumada, and extend his life!”

“Right!”

“I'll try accessing the computers to see if I can control the elevator!”

“You can do that, meow?!”

“But of course, it's a secret, okay...?”



Music stops.

“Let's go, everyone!”

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