March 2, 2011: Fuuka determined that the Shadow is on Shirakawa Boulevard, a hotspot for love hotels. That’s why the most recent victims of Shadow attacks and the Apathy Syndrome that they cause have been pairs and couples.
Yukari was unsure if she should go, but Junpei teased her, so she decided to tag along. “But this time, I want a piece of the action!”
Kasumi took her, Mitsuru, and Akihiko to the Boulevard…
November 9, 2010: I was pissed that I could only keep eight Personae at once.
I found a floor in Tartarus that spawned nothing but Wealth Hands. I defeated a couple and got Old Coins from them. I remembered that Theo had a request involving Wealth Hands’ item drops. What I didn’t realize was that Theo wanted the RARE item that they drop. This was after I left the floor. Excuse me while I die from shame.
Oh, well. At least the Wealth Hand quest doesn’t have a deadline.
Showing up those Wealth Hands was pretty good, though. They almost ALWAYS run away. Junpei actually defeated the first one. He’s my hero now.
I’m a little disappointed… that I did not put quite as much detail into the game’s final chapters as I did the earlier ones.
I thought that this would be a slightly longer LP by about three parts.
I like Final Fantasy XIII, though I have wondered if that was because I love Final Fantasy so much that I really needed XIII to be a success for the sake of it. However, redoing this LP confirmed that I still fell for the grandeur of the game, and the characters’ storylines. Some events in the sequels have extra resonance in the context of this game that I had forgotten while I was playing through them. I really want to talk about them, but I can’t yet. :3
October 18, 2010: Three months. That’s how long it took for me to get back in the saddle again.
Well, two and half, technically.
Allow me to describe Barthandelus’ basics. He has 3.3 million HP, nasty lasers, debuffs, and two particular moves you’ll come to hate: Thanatosion Laughter and Apotosis. The former is just a brutal laser barrage. The latter neutralizes all of your buffs and cures his debuffs.
April 22, 2010: On one of the side docks on the Palamecia, Lightning and the others were menaced by a storm dragon. After the party defeated it, another one flew overhead. Before the second dragon attacked, there was a giant explosion. Somebody blew a hole in the deck from the inside out. And…
…a chocobo flew out, chirping joyously. It was Sazh and Vanille! We got the band back together!
Vanille and Fang embraced. Vanille said she had something to tell her companion, but Fang told her now was not the time.