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Do the time warp, doods! Let's play Disgaea Infinite!:
Welcome to PurgatoryHappy Halloween! What a wonderful time to introduce my new Live Blog project! Sorry, Inside Story fans (if any of you are still out there), but it’ll be a while before I get back to it. While I do have intentions of returning, I just haven’t been in the mood for the last almost-an-entire-year. Plus, a friend of mine is borrowing the DS so he can play Final Fantasy Tactics A2.
edited 31st Oct '10 11:54:02 AM by EndarkCuli
Welcome to PurgatoryThis post is for those that want to jump to the introduction of a specific character, or to revisit a favourite ending. Anything in bold has been defined at some point or another. CHARACTERS ENCOUNTERED: 9/11
edited 8th Dec '10 6:30:33 AM by EndarkCuli
Welcome to PurgatorySo, first place I visit after turning on the game is the Database. I immediately notice that, whenever I click an option, a character announces said decision. The database has nothing in it, as this is my first time playing, but I find that the music is very nice indeed. The Music section has only the title screen music (Makai Infinite) and the gallery music (Candy-Colored Gallery). I then click on CG, and a Prinny announces “It’s the Netherworld Gallery, dood!” in a really enthusiastic voice. And…there’s nothing there since I’m just beginning, natch. On to actual gameplay! Back at the main menu, I click on ‘New’. I get the following narration, narrated by a rather masculine voice: What happens to me if I…die? It never crossed my mind when I was alive…I lived freely, did what I wanted. Heh. Maybe that’s why… The screen goes black. A spotlight turns on, we see a Prinny, and he starts spinning in place. Prinny (in regular Prinny voice): I turned out like this, dood. “DATABASE: Prinny” has been added! The background changes to a view of Laharl’s castle from the outside. The Prinny is now a character portrait. Prinny: My soul’s become locked in this body and I’m now a Prinny. I must work hard in this stupid Netherworld until I earn enough money to use as a literal payback for all the poor choices I made while I was alive, dood. Dood…what a strange habit to pick up, dood. I don’t understand how crimes can be paid off with money, but I guess money is all that matters in hell, too, dood. “DATABASE: Netherworld” has been added! “DATABASE: Dood” has been added! Okay…constant narration’s already becoming a chore, so I’ll just summarize from this point on. Unless there’s a specific line or two that I really, really want to share with you. So, our protagonist Prinny is stationed at Laharl’s castle, 20/7, 365 days a year, and his salary is worse than Dick Gumshoe’s. And the longest day of his life is about to start… So, our Prinny hero (?) walks right into Etna, which ends as well as you’d think. Doesn’t help that he thinks he walked into a billboard, and Etna’s, well… Anyways, she says she’ll take every Hell buck he’s earned, but decides that she’s feeling nice and won’t go that far. Instead, she merely points a gun at the Prinny and tries to blow his head off. After that one move from the main games that ends with a giant flaming cross rising up from the blast, it turns out that our Prinny is still alive, proving that Etna wasn’t lying when she said she was feeling nice today. “DATABASE: Etna ” has been added! “DATABASE: Hell (HL)” has been added! Etna leaves, but now Flonne comes into the scene, wanting to know why Prinny is so badly singed. It should be noted that she’s in her Angel Trainee costume instead of the one she sports in post-Disgaea 1 titles. She also thinks that the ‘billboard’ remark was rude, but after the Prinny says it was an accident, Flonne decides to be nice and not deal her own punishment as well. The Prinny then notices the costume change from one sentence ago, which Flonne says is because she reapplied for the Angel Exam and has her own permit. The Prinny asks if she’ll have to go back to Celestia, which Flonne hasn’t even thought about, and she worries about her mail-order packages needing to be rerouted. Today’s order is supposed to be the “Prism Rangers vs. effort Ninja Gorillian!” DVD, which she’s been waiting to get her hands on for a while. I should probably give a shout-out to [[Tropers/Blazinghydra Hydra]], who recently fought the Prism Rangers in his own LB…and I guess I just did. “DATABASE: Flonne” has been added! “DATABASE: Theatrical Version” has been added! So, now Flonne mentions that Etna’s in a good mood today because she ordered a limited-edition version of some “Pudding from the Sea of Gehenna”. The Prinny hopes that Laharl doesn’t get his hands on this Super Rare Pudding first, but apparently, the shipment of the dessert is a closely-guarded secret. And if we blab, Flonne’s going to get Etna to beat us up again. As she leaves, the Prinny remarks that it’s vague threats like this that explains why she had only a permit. Unfortunately, Laharl was nearby, and overheard the word ‘secret’! Prinny, being a rather large idiot, blabs before he even turns around to see who it is. Laharl says that his vassal’s property is rightfully his, and Prinny finally notices who he’s talking to. Laharl demands to know the location of the Pudding, and after he find out we don’t know that, assembles his Prinny Squad to his bedroom so they can form a plan. “DATABASE: Laharl” has been added! “DATABASE: Laharl’s Bedroom” has been added! In the bedroom, we’re given our assignment of finding out where the pudding is. The Etna-fearing Prinnies don’t really like this idea, but Laharl’s the one that pays their salaries, so they’ll do what he says. As the other Prinnies leave, Laharl says he’s going to starve himself so he can fully enjoy the dessert when he gets it, and then exits the room. Our protagonist worries about how many ways this could go wrong, including Etna already finding and eating the pudding by now, and decides to put his mind off of things by following his original cleaning duty assignment while still in Laharl’s room. “DATABASE: Pudding ” has been added! “DATABASE: Cleaning Duty” has been added! After storing an assortment of weaponry, our Prinny finds a broken pocketwatch! …Yes, that sentence deserves an exclamation point, for the Prinny decides to fix it, and after he does so, it activates! TickTock: [ TickTock activated when someone pushed my buttons!] That’s her actual dialogue, folks. The Prinny decides that it’s a cute voice, and TickTock decides that we’re her new owner and decides to ‘save its soul’. Prinny feels odd for a few moments, and then falls unconscious. “DATABASE: Pocket Watch” has been added! After an undetermined amount of time, we’re awakened by Laharl. We ask when he came back, and he calls Prinny an idiot and tells him to get back to the Pudding assignment. In Prinny’s hurry to get out of there, he runs into the pointy end of a drill, a morning star, and…the PSP screen?! ...Nope, just a window. After falling a few stories down and hitting ground, something falls on top of us, causing pain even to Prinny’s fanny pack. Our hero decides to give up, go home, and sleep forever, deciding to ignore Laharl’s constant laughing because poor Prinny has nothing to laugh about in his own life. Cue a giant explosion in Lord Laharl’s room, with Laharl still inside, complete with a CG. Prinny freaks out, and Laharl says he’s been assassinated. Yes, you read that right; Laharl’s being a bit of a Large Ham over the whole thing. Etna and Flonne, both rather upset, come to find out what he’s yelling about. Laharl still insists he was assassinated, despite Etna pointing out the contrary, and Laharl says that he’s too great to die from a single assassination. They talk about the explosion, Etna thinking it was just some kind of bathroom problem, and then Laharl wonders where the ‘Netherworld Heroes’ are during this ‘crisis’. A Prinny comes in and says that Ms. Jennifer was busy working on Thursday. If you don’t know who those two are, wait until the next update in [[Tropers/Blazinghydra Hydra's]] Disgaea LB. “DATABASE: Assassination” has been added! Etna once again tells Laharl that he’s overreacting, and that it’d be too much trouble to purposely try and assassinate him anyways. Everyone starts staring at her, and then say that she’s the most likely culprit. Etna brings up how Flonne first came to Laharl’s castle as an assassin, which Flonne can’t really deny. Laharl decides to defend Etna, only because she wasn’t there laughing in his face as soon as the explosion occurred, and Flonne says that Space Detectives would probably agree with him. Considering that she’s an Otaku, that’s probably a good thing. Laharl goes on to say that Flonne must also be innocent, because she’s too dumb and clumsy to get out of the way of the blast in time. So, Laharl says that this leave us with…The Prinnies! Of course! It’s so…wait, dood, WE’RE a Prinny! Laharl doesn’t really know why they’d do it, and decides that someone must’ve paid them off. He doesn’t know who, but he still thinks that it was a Prinny, which certainly can’t be a good sign for us! He says that if the guilty one comes up right now, he’ll go easy and pick the 107th punishment out of the 108 in existence. Flonne asks which one’s the worst punishment, and Laharl bluntly states that it’s obviously the 108th. Of course, none of the Prinnies step up, so Laharl decides to punish all of them! Since killing him is too horrid to deserve death by his hand, he decides to…cut their salary! They may even have to work for free for the rest of their lives! May I remind everyone that these guys need to buy their way out of the netherworld? Worse yet, any who run away will be caught and given a negative salary, meaning they’ll have to pay everything they saved up just for the ‘privilege’ of continuing to work in the Netherworld forever! Laharl finds this idea of his to be rather amusing. The Prinnies, of course, don’t. “DATABASE: 108 Punishments” has been added! Our Prinny, who returned after the explosion occurred, can’t believe how horrible his life just got. He wonders why his life is so screwed up, which TickTock interprets as a request to start his life over. She then activates, and our Prinny begins to fade away...to be more specific, TickTock exorcised his soul from his body. The soul looks just like a Prinny, even though that opening narration tells us that he used to be something else once upon a time. Interesting… Anyways, Prinny wonders if he just died, and then TickTock starts rewinding…and then breaks. According to new information at the corners of the screen, it’s the 7th hour, we’re in the Bedroom, and we currently possess our old body. Tick Tock announces that we’re back in time, thanks to her special power. She then asks us not to mind her if she starts narrating all the time, which the Prinny decides to accept because she seems like a very nice pocketwatch. She tells us that she took us back to the oldest restore point, AKA back when I wrote the words ‘save its soul’. Laharl decides to use this advantage to try and stop Laharl’s assassination, and more importantly, avoid a salary cut! TickTock: [Well, it all depends on the actions you take from this point on. Your fate…your future are in your hands…er…flippers?] “DATABASE: TickTock" has been added! Prinny asks how to get his soul back into his body, but his old self currently holds his unconscious soul and thus cannot be accessed immediately. Our Prinny soul decides to float around a bit, but finds that he’s stuck to his old body. TickTock says that we need to possess someone to get anywhere, and then asks us if we want a tutorial. Prinny says that this is really nice, though he’s slightly offended that he gets referred to as a game mechanic. “DATABASE: Tutorial” has been added! The clock goes to 8, and Laharl comes in & asks if we’re there to report anything. Prinny panics, since the first time this happened, it ended with him falling out of a window. TickTock tells us that, to possess someone, we need to press the L or R button. Since pressing X doesn’t continue the dialogue, I press…Triangle! I’m brought to the main menu, and I decide to save my progress & quit. And that’s it for now! Next time, do we press the L button and possess Laharl, or do we press the R button and…possess Laharl? What can I say? It’s a tutorial, you know! Also, here’s your first Database term; if you want to see any others, please say so! No.11 – Assassination We know, we know. He wasn’t actually killed. We just have to roll with it. OTHER NEW DATABASE TERMS: Pudding, Dood, Theatrical Version, 108 Punishments, Pocket Watch, Hell (HL), Tutorial, Cleaning Duty, plus info on all characters & locations visited thus far
edited 31st Oct '10 11:55:46 AM by EndarkCuli
Happy winter holidays!This looks much interesting.
It is. It's rather short, but still interesting. Good thing it's only $20, or else I wouldn't have given it a second look. (Lies...I'm a total Disgaea mark.)
Disgaea Infinite! That odd game I've heard so much about, but haven't seen anywhere, right up there with the prinny games. Also, curse you for that shout out. Now more people might actually look at my Let's Play, meaning I'll actually have to update it, and during NaNoWriMo too...
Interesting. I've stayed away from Disgaea games alltogether because of general Hype Aversion, but I'll see how this goes. Also, I appreciate the shout out.
Welcome to PurgatoryJust to tell you how the past few hours of my life went, mother and I got about 150 trick-or-treaters tonight, which is reasonable considering how close we live to an Elementary school. I was standing at the door in a bright orange shirt and black trousers, as I didn’t have the time to come up with some elaborate costume this year. And before that, we watched the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and I swear to Baal I had no idea it’d even be on tonight when I picked out a title for this LB. Now that the kids have stopped coming, I decided to pick up and play for a little bit longer. New in the ‘Extras’ section in the title menu is the ‘Characters’ option. Character portraits are animated in this game, and you can use this option to see the various emotions of characters encountered in the story. There’s only five currently available: the three protagonists of Disgaea, a regular Prinny, and the ‘Ghost Prinny’, AKA the soul of our protagonist. New music includes “Flying Prinny”, “Netherworld’s Whisper”, “Overlord’s Castle”, “You Go, Girl”, “Mischievous Steps”, “March Of The Planet Earth”, “Akuma Drops”, “Hell Pics”, and “AKUMA Galops”. With all of that said, on with the LB! So, since no particular button seems to be preferred over the other, I press the R button and possess Laharl. The bratty demon Overlord wonders why our past Prinny body isn’t doing anything, and soon realized that it’s asleep. I then press the R button a few times to see if I can body swap whenever I want, find out that I can, and decide to stick with Laharl for now. Sure, I could re-possess my old body, but sticking with Laharl will probably give you guys more options to choose from. So, the same stuff from before plays out. Before Prinny runs out, a message comes up that tells us we can even possess people during the sprite events that pop up, such as when the Prinny ran into a bunch of stuff and fell out the window, and tells us not to miss our chances. We’re also told how to use the Options menu to set shortcut keys, but I’m happy with the default options of Select as Save and Start as…whatever Start does, I forget. TickTock: [Prinny, in the past, flew through the window after getting chastised in the room, consequently making it one big mess!] Our Prinny ghost can’t believe how inept he acted before. Laharl’s somewhat impressed, but decides that Prinnies shouldn’t be trusted with anything now. So, he decides to begin his own search for the pudding, and we’re going along for the ride! Time to stop our salaries from getting cut..and maybe save Laharl’s posterior while we’re at it, too! Also, we now have access to the Time Table, which will let me see a schedule of everything we’ve experienced through our various trips in time…at least, until I somehow mess up the timeline while possessing people and cause them to take different actions. We can also return to the beginning of this loop from the Time Table by pressing the X button. The event we just witnessed is apparently called ‘Angry Laharl’, if anyone’s checking the guides on GameFAQs and wants to know how early in the playthrough we’re currently at. The Prinny Diary is also available, which will allow us to view information that our Prinny has gathered. The only entry on it right now is “I gotta figure out why Lord Laharl exploded, dood…” Back to actual gameplay, the time is now 9, and Laharl’s in the Throne Room. Laharl decides to head straight to Etna, and Ghost Prinny remarks that using force is why Laharl has so many…fans. But wait! Standing nearby, it’s… CAPTAIN GORDON, DEFENDER OF EARTH!: Haa-ha ha ha! Who else would I be? I’m the 37th Defender of Earth, Captain Gordon! Thursday: BEEP, BEEP, BLIP, BEEP. THE ALL-PURPOSE INVINCIBLE ROBOT, THURSDAY. …And suddenly, this LB got ten times more awesome. CAPTAIN GORDON goes on to say that there are cries for justice deep within the netherworld, which is why he hasn’t gone back to Earth yet. Laharl corrects him, stating that nobody’s calling for his help, and that he’s here because of…well, read Hydra’s next update. Sorry, pal, but it looks like our fates are now intertwined. “DATABASE: Gordon” has been added! “DATABASE: Thursday” has been added! CAPTAIN GORDON states that he’s got a hunch something’s going to need his assistance, and Thursday detects something coming from Laharl’s bedroom. They think it could be an inter-dimensional intruder, but Laharl says all he saw in there was a sleeping Prinny. Ghost Prinny gets a bit worried, but TickTock says it was probably just her activation that caused the abnormal energy release. Laharl says that the energy probably radiated from his body when he was angry at Prinny, but Gordon still wants to investigate. We now get to hear Laharl’s thoughts. Laharl: [They’re actually worried about me, aren’t they? How foolish…That idiot’s a hero, after all.] Laharl asks them to clean up the mess while they’re in there. CAPTAIN GORDON states that he and Thursday are Defenders of Earth, not maids, and that the Prinny should clean up after himself. Laharl counters that a hero should be selfless, would do the deed without question, and that they should be thanking him for the opportunity. “DATABASE: Defenders of Earth” has been added! The time turns to 10. Laharl enters the hall, and is surprised that he still can’t find Etna. I take a quick look at the Time Table, and find out that this entry is labled “Laharl & Jennifer”, which probably means that we’re going to meet the third Defender of Earth of the game. Sorry, Kurtis, but I guess you’re just going to have to stand in a corner with Hoggmeiser and Maderas while we get through this. “DATABASE: Hall” has been added! Back to the game, right after I press the button to continue the dialogue, Jennifer shows up right on cue. She calls Laharl ‘Harlie’, and asks if he’s looking for Etna. Prinny doubts she’s involved in the assassination, but thinks that she’s too curvy to just abandon her anytime soon. Laharl, of course, still can’t stand sexy bodies and asks for her to leave. Jennifer takes this as Laharl wanting to keep a secret, and comes to the conclusion that our bratty demon overlord wants to ask Etna out on a date. Laharl: Buh, whaaa?! Never, you fool! Jennifer: I bet dates are crazy in the Netherworld. Like swimming in a pool of blood…or sharing a glass of brain goo! Laharl: Stop making up those stupid stories! Your big boobs are giving me a headache. Your giant imagination isn’t helping that… Jennifer: Oh, Harlie, haven’t you heard one of the most important reasons behind why girls’ breasts grow nice n’ plump? …And just to keep you viewers interested, I’m choosing this moment to save and quit the game. “DATABASE: Jennifer” has been added! So, viewers, what do we do next? I want to do at least one full loop before going back to 7, so possessing Gordon and Thursday won’t be available for a bit, but that doesn’t mean you’re left without a decision to make! Do we possess the very sexy Jennifer? Or do we stick with the bratty Laharl? Also, I wasn’t requested to do one, but here’s another Database entry for the heck of it. Area No. 01 – Laharl’s Bedroom A room with Laharl’s favorite coffin bed. The room is located at the Castle’s far end. Prinnies avoid cleaning this room because it gets messy in a second anyway. You could say that there’s almost no security system here, since Flonne was able to sneak in fairly easily. The security Prinnies were, of course, slacking off. Any vassals would gladly accept the fact that Laharl was assassinated. …Looks like Areas and Characters get a bit more detail than regular entries. Anyways, see you soon! NEW DATABASE TERMS: Defenders of Earth, Hall, Gordon, Thursday, Jennifer
edited 31st Oct '10 7:11:19 PM by EndarkCuli
Mistaked DentistryOh, that Jennifer. Possess her.
I auto-counter with my passive feat of Insincere Apology.
Welcome to PurgatorySo, as requested by popular demand, I possess Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!’s Hyper Competent Sidekick Jennifer as soon as I load up my save file. Where were we last time? I think it was something about her chest. One heck of a cliffhanger, isn’t it? Also, there’s one new piece of music, “The Anthem Of Braves”. Continuing right where we left off… TickTock: [Jennifer initiated a sex-ed course!] Laharl: Damn it, I don’t care about what your curvy, bouncy body has to say! I just wanna know where Etna is! Jennifer: You’re so shy, as always. I wish I could help you hook up with Etna, but unfortunately, I haven’t seen her. Laharl: Th, then there’s no reason for me to stay and force myself to bear the sight of your sexy body. Seriously, where the hell is Etna?! Jennifer: Best of luck, little Harlie! Oops! I’ve gotta find Thursday and give him this marvelous present! …I feel as though I’ve been cheated out of some valuable knowledge. Oh well. “DATABASE: Sexy Bod” has been added! The time is now 11, and Jennifer is still in the Hall. Etna pops up, and Jennifer tells her that Laharl was looking for her, possibly so he could confess. Oh, if only that brat knew by how much he had just missed his goal…Anyways, Etna interprets this as a confession of incompetence, but realizes Laharl would never do that with a straight face. She does hope that Laharl improves in the near future, since she has to work for him and whatnot. Jennifer asks if she’s seen Thursday, and Etna says she heard Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!’s ‘stupid laugh’ coming from Laharl’s room. Jennifer decides to check this out ASAP. “DATABASE: Stupid Laugh” has been added! The time is 12, and now all three of the game’s Defenders of Earth are together in Laharl’s room. Jennifer announces that her ‘special gift’ for Thursday is a power-up unit, and we get a close-up of the device. I’m not the best at descriptions, but it looks like half a steel box, with red and blue screws on one side, and a USB port sticking out. Captain Gordon asks in his usual manner how she expects to improve their already-invincible buddy, and Jennifer says that she’s going to hook it up to his space jet engine to double his energy output. Thursday: BEEP, BEEP, BLIP, BEEP. IT IS A TRUE TWIN DRIVE UPGRADE. ENOUGH POWER TO LEAD MANKIND! Jennifer continues to say that Thursday’s calculation speed will increase, and that he’ll be able to play Blu-ray discs. Thursday’s really excited about that second point, but there’s absolutely no chance that it’s some kind of Chekhov's Gun…or is it? Anyways, Captain Gordon’s worried about fuel, but Jennifer says she’s already got a separate fuel pack ready to hook up to it. And if they decide not to use his new operating settings, they can at least use the new pack to quadruple Thursday’s usual running time. I should mention that a picture of the two fuel packs are shown while Jennifer explains this. Thursday: BEEP, BEEP, BLIP, BEEP. SAVING THE PLANET…IS THE THING TO DO! THIS IS AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH! Jennifer goes on about the new upgrades, saying that they can cook Teriyaki Pizza as well. Captain Gordon gives off a big smile, and tells Jennifer to plug it in. She does this in a new ‘sprite event’, but ends up tripping over some of the junk Captain Gordon forgot to clean up, and TickTock kindly adds that she landed face-first in ‘Underpant Mountain’. The scene of her tripping happens again at various camera angles and zoom distance, followed by the entire screen going white. Ladies and gentlemen, whatever happens next will either be a horrible disaster unlike that we’ve ever seen before…or something really, really funny. “DATABASE: Power-Up Unit” has been added! The screen goes back to normal, and we see that Jennifer’s upper body is now stuck inside Thursday. Captain Gordon is off to the side, his sprite quivering in shock, and is surprised that she didn’t miss. Thursday then whirls around the room with Jennifer still inside, knocking literally everything in the room up into the air…though Captain Gordon does land a few seconds later, on the opposite side of the screen. Thursday announces that he’s about to connect the unit with the engine, but as soon as he does, he starts glowing red and shooting off sparks. Captain Gordon’s shaking like a willow tree in the path of Hurricane Katrina. Thursday blasts up like a rocket, leaving Jennifer with a very noticeable afro, before falling back down nearby. The sprite event ends, and Captain Gordon christens him the “Super All-Purpose Invincible Robot +1” before wishing “Super Thursday” a happy birthday. Thursday: Oh, a thousand pardons. I apologize for the delay. Erm, beep beep…blippity beep. TickTock: [Thursday is speaking all sophisticated!] Jennifer: What?! I didn’t anticipate any modification to his speech algorithm! Thursday: No fault falls on you. You did nothing wrong, dear Jennifer. The blame is placed on this busted power-up unit. Erm, bleepity-bloop. Thursday starts glowing red & shooting off steam and sparks again. Thursday tries to eject the upgrade, and in a sprite event, a few other pieces of junk get launched like a cannon millions of miles above. I can only imagine the damage all of these upward-thrown things will do to Laharl’s room. Captain Gordon’s a bit upset, but it turns out that the power-up didn’t get ejected due to an overabundance of internal pressure. Thursday starts freaking out like Will Robinson’s robot, and one of his fuel packs gets blown off and hits Gordon. Thursday starts blipping and beeping like normal, and we get an announcement that the Prinny Diary got updated! “Thursday went crazy and something weird shot out of his body, dood! Was it the fuel pack?” …Obviously, the Prinny can’t remember what something we were shown a few minutes ago looks like. Anyways, I exit the diary, and TickTock announces that Thursday’s all out of whack. Her words, not mine. Thursday charges out of the room, and Jennifer calls for him to wait before she and Captain Gordon run out after him. The time is 13, we’re in the Throne room, and the Time Table says that the scene is called “Catch Thursday!”. I suppose if I had switched to Thursday, it would be called something different. I originally planned to just do two scenes and then give you an option, but it looks like Captain Gordon & Jennifer will be sticking together for a fair bit anyways. So, I decide to stick around and watch Captain Gordon and Jennifer call out to Thursday and tell him to wait. Surprisingly, after the duo make one anguished cry each, the time’s 14 o’clock and we’re back in the Hall. Once again, one anguished cry each, and we’ve finally reunited with Thursday in the Shop area at 15 o'clock. The Dimensional Gate is in the background, and I must say, that’s one nice-looking swirling vortex. Captain Gordon: Are you all right, Thursday?! You simply must calm down. Thursday blips, and then goes back to normal. Jennifer notes that he has a short circuit and that his lid’s practically garbage, then apologizes to the poor little robot. Captain Gordon says that their friendship is too strong to break because of a little thing like this, and then Jennifer says she should go and fix Thursday up. Suddenly, the sound of Laharl’s laughter echoes through the castle. Captain Gordon: Damn it! Thanks for ruining this heart-warming moment. It almost felt like OUR game, y’know?! And then there’s an explosion. Ghost Prinny gulps, and realizes that he didn’t stop what he meant to stop. After hearing Laharl’s cry that he’s been assassinated, TickTock offers some words of encouragement, and we’re soon brought back to the Bedroom at 7 o’clock. Ghost Prinny muses that the busted power-up unit might’ve had something to do with the assassination attempt, and both TickTock and myself are inclined to believe him. Then, Prinny realizes that possessing people will only let him see how the assassination could’ve occurred, and that his body will still fall out of the window. Next time we play, I think we’re going to be able to use a new gameplay mechanic… So, viewers, we have a choice! Do we let Prinny’s body fall out of the window again, possessing it to find out if doing so actually has a purpose? Do we use the new feature that’ll be revealed in the next update to stop Prinny’s past self from leaving the castle, and then see what’ll happen if it’s left in Laharl’s room? Or, do we go back to possessing Laharl, and possess somebody that we didn’t get our hands on before? The choice is in your hands! And, since there still hasn’t been any Definitions in particular that you want defined, I’ll pick one out myself. Spoiler tags are up because I’d be spoiling Hydra’s next update otherwise. Character No. 4 – Gordon
edited 1st Nov '10 4:23:14 PM by EndarkCuli
Mhm, use the new function. I'd like to see this.
Mistaked DentistryNew feature, do want. And can you show the definition of 'Stupid Laugh', please?
I auto-counter with my passive feat of Insincere Apology.
Welcome to PurgatorySo it is requested, so it is done! Let’s find out what this new gimmick is, and use it to completely mess up the minds of every resident in Laharl’s castle! …Oh, and maybe stop that explosion, too. So, Prinny asks TickTock to help him get through this madness, and she suggests “Mind Control”. Now, we can dive into people’s minds and influence what they say! Prinny wonders why we’re only being told about this function now, and instead of answering, TickTock merely suggests we use the tutorial. But first, we need a victim… 8 o’clock rolls around, and right on time, there’s Laharl. First, we go and possess him, and we’re told that we can use this new feature sporadically. Specifically, whenever somebody’s struggling to come up with something to say. All we have to do to use it is press the appropriate button when a message appears at the top of the PSP screen. So, Laharl’s wondering why the Prinny’s not moving, and is about to realize that he’s sleeping. That is, unless we press the Triangle button… Suddenly, on the sides of the screen are close-ups of Laharl and Prinny, like they’re about to do a team attack in the main Disgaea titles. We’re given four messages; the first is Laharl’s current thought, and the other three are selectable decisions we can make him choose from. We’re told that this feature is time sensitive, and that we should be paying attention. Also, a flag will appear on the Time Table if our Mind Control has changed what a person does that day. Our options are to say that the Prinny’s dead, it’s too cute to awaken, or that it’s just broken. As a bomb approaches a Prinny at the bottom of the screen, I decide to select the ‘cute’ option for maximum hilarity. Laharl: Look! He’s so super cute looking, dude! It would be be best to leave him here and make him this room’s defining mascot! We then get a sprite event of the image of a heart surrounding Laharl, who then pounces onto the prone Prinny and gives him the most adorable hug ever. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Mind Screw. I take a quick look at the Time Table, and see that a flag has indeed popped up in for the scene I’m in. The scene where Laharl runs into Captain Gordon & Thursday is now missing, but everything we’ve seen with Jennifer is still there. So, clearly, I’ve mucked up Laharl’s entire day by making him show emotions. I go back to the game, and of course, the overlord eventually snaps out of it… Laharl: W, what the hell’m I saying?! Whatever! Forget the Prinnies! Ill find that pudding myself…Get ready for my unstoppable resolve, Etna! Heh, Hehehe…Haaaah-ha ha ha ha ha! TickTock: Laharl let Prinny continue its nap!] Prinny: [Yeah, dood! The past has been changed! Maybe now I can also keep our wages from changing by using Possess and Mind Control!] I decide to keep tabs on Laharl again. We’re now at 9 o’clock, in the Throne Room, with Captain Gordon & Thursday. Checking the schedule again, the scene is now called “Heroes 2”. Do we follow Captain Gordon and Thursday for a change? Continue with Laharl to Jennifer’s meeting, and see if we can muck that up? If we meet Jennifer, should we see what happens if we possess Etna, or should we stick with Laharl this time and see if he ever gets to meet Etna? I’m aware that this’ll be a very short update, but look at all those possibilities! And now, for the very first time, an entry from the Database that has actually been selected by the fans! Other No. 46 – Stupid Laugh What is the difference between Gordon’s stupid laugh and Laharl’s guffaw? (Picture of a happy Captain Gordon, with an annoyed Prinny to the left and an annoyed Etna to the right, while the background is filled with yellow ‘HA’s on a blue background) To everyone else, they’re both just loud and obnoxious. They get to hear those two laugh out loud (LOL 4 the txt friendly) all day every day.
Welcome to PurgatoryI’m actually surprised, doods. Even with the NaNoWriMo going on, I thought I would’ve gotten at least one reply in the last 48 hours (give or take), dood! Doods, maybe I’m just a horrible blogger? …Nah! But no matter how you slice it, this means that if I wanna update soon, I’d better pick the next path on my own, dood. …[CENSORED], that Verbal Tic is contagious, dood. Well, if I have to pick my own path, I’m going with Laharl. Not because I think he’ll be a major factor in his own assassination, dood, but because I want to see what Flonne was doing today. Since the Netherworld Heroes were grouped together all afternoon, she’s probably either with Etna or Laharl, and I’d like to take my chances with the Overlord first. Plus, we might get to mess with Jennifer, doods… So yeah, 9 o’clock, we’re in the Throne Room, and the scene is Heroes 2. Odd that we have yet to get a Database entry on this place, but I digress. The scene seems to be rather similar to the original, but I keep pressing the L and R buttons after every piece of dialogue to see if I can mind control anyone. Every time I do this, our Prinny either says “Possess, dood!” or “Let’s get moving, dood!” However, very rarely, I hear him go “OooOOOoooo”, AKA the classic ghostly moan, and that makes me chuckle. Things are going well, but right before Captain Gordon and Thursday decide to check Laharl’s bedroom for weird things, the Mind Control option pops up for Laharl! The choices are between asking them not to go to the bedroom, asking about shinyness, and asking about fluffyness. Since Laharl’s room needs all the cleaning it can get, I ask about fluffiness, causing a sprite event where Laharl scarf starts blowing in the wind...I guess a window must be broken or something, dood. Laharl: The laundry you did came out really fluffy, dude. How’d you do it? I wanna know. Captain Gordon then grabs the scarf and performs a blazing uppercut all the way to the stars…where there’s a washtub. He starts washing it, while Thursday (who used his rocket pack to fly up with his boss) hovers nearby. Captain Gordon: Oh, well, that…I simply used the Space Dryer Sheet… Thursday then knocks the washtub away, while Captain Gordon waves the scarf around to dry it. Captain Gordon: You…actually care about that stuff… Captain Gordon then rocket kicks back to the ground, followed by Thursday, and hands a now-sparkling scarf back to Laharl. Captain Gordon: I must admit, I am surprised. Laharl grabs the scarf and turns away. A # mark appears near his head, while ? bubbles pop up above Thursday and Captain Gordon. Laharl: Wh, What are you talking about?! I don’t give two craps about what you do! Just…do what you want, vassal! “DATABASE: Space Dryer Paper” has been added! The time is now 10 o’clock, in the Hall, where we’ll soon run into Jennifer again. The Time Table has a flag showing that we used mind control, but I really doubt that what we did affected anything major. When Jennifer comes, I possess her ASAP; I know she was curious as to why Laharl was looking for Etna, so something’s bound to pop up, dood. Right when I think it’s going to happen, the option appears. Between saying that Laharl & Etna are close, that he should apologize to Etna, or that the Prinnies deserve more cash, I pick the first option. I’m then treated to a sprite event of Laharl and Etna at the beach, with giant hearts floating over both of them. They walk a few steps, Etna goes into the water and splashes some towards Laharl, repeat. The event fades after Jennifer's last line, unlike the last one, which was still up when I transferred to the Hall. Oh, and I possess Laharl again when the chance first comes up. Jennifer: No need to tell me, anyway, dude. It’s between you and Etna, after all. Hm-hm-hmm…dude. Laharl: That’s quite ridiculous. Also, stop talking like those Prinnies! Jennifer: Oops! I know I sounded strange, but it gives me a chance to explain something really important about girls. You see, every girl goes through a valuable time in her adolescent years. It helps them become real…big…women. TickTock: [Jennifer initiated a sex-ed course!] The rest of the scene plays out like it normally does, except that Jennifer’s line about needing to find Thursday is cut. But at least we now know why girl’s breasts grow nice and plump: Puberty Power! The time then becomes 11 o’clock, and a very frustrated Laharl wonders why Etna isn’t in the shop. The Time Table says that the scene’s called “Flonne & Laharl”, so it looks like I got what I wanted on the first try! Also, now seems like a good time for me to save and quit for now, dood. “DATABASE: Shop” has been added! So, doods who aren’t too busy writing 50, 000 words in one month, what should I do next time? Continue watching Laharl, or jump to the original Love Freak? Please note that, if one of those three characters we haven’t seen yet pop up, I’ll probably latch onto him or her first chance that I get. Guess that’s the way the cookie crumbles, dood. Seeya next time! ...Oh, and here's an entry, dood. Other No. 26 – Tutorial The Tutorial is the first area of a game where various functions are described and shown. This is very useful to new users, especially because each game has different controls and functions depending on the genre. Disgaea titles are equipped with user-friendly tutorials that are easy to follow for those players just starting out! NEW DATABASE TERMS: Space Dryer Paper, Shop
edited 3rd Nov '10 7:38:28 PM by EndarkCuli
Sorry. I missed out because I was resting from a cold. Next time around, let's possess Captain Gordon and see what happens.
RELATIONSHIP FLAG KITTAAAAAAASorry. Yeah go for Gordan.
Happy winter holidays!For my part, it's more a matter of not knowing what to say. However, I just caught on the fact that they replaced "dood" with "dude"! Ruined FOREVER!
Not quite, Medinoc: The non-Prinny characters have their "doods" rendered as "dude" because, well...they're not Prinnies and it's abnormal for them to talk like that.
Happy winter holidays!Ah, so the normal prinnies still say "dood"? No problem then!
Welcome to PurgatoryEarly update time, thanks to a sore throat preventing the vocal communication I need to go outside today! I wasn’t sure whether to continue with Laharl or Flonne, but then I took a peek at the GameFAQs guides. Found out that one of the conditions to unlock Ending 13 is to mind control Laharl in the next scene and follow him for the rest of the day, on the same day you get Jennifer to say that he & Etna are close, so that’s the game plan for now. As our protagonist would say, “Let’s get moving, dood!” Laharl: Argh! She’s not here, either! Could she have found some secret base, secretly eating the pudding in secret there? If that’s the case, it’s simply unacceptable! She’s going to pay for all the hard work and effort I’ve put into this search…Tch. All because she had to go and order the Super Rare Pudding behind my back. She should’ve just told me to begin with. After that little rant, Flonne comes in, wondering if we’ve seen the delivery boy. After Laharl wonders why she looks like an angel, apparently unaware of the permit, he asks if she bought any food. Flonne says that she’s only supposed to have gotten a DVD today, but the delivery boy gave her the wrong package. Laharl tells her not to make a big fuss, since it’s the freakin’ Netherworld, and upsetting people is what demons are supposed to do. Flonne gets flames in her eyes and shouts she absolutely needs that DVD, and that our Overlord should help. Now, he’s not the kind of guy that would usually do something like this…but he’s being possessed by a Ghost Prinny, so his own dreams and motivations aren’t exactly an issue. Between finding him by yourself, wanting to work together, and telling her to come back tomorrow; I pick the middle option. As is so common after mind controlling, we then get a sprite event, this one of Flonne and Laharl underwater in an impressive submarine with mechanical arms. Also, the message that a change in the time stream has occurred quickly pops up at the top of the screen. Laharl: Let me help, dude! I’ll look for the delivery boy, too, dude! The sub’s arms then reach into the depths of the sea. It pulls out a tower of Prinnies, some weird creature I don’t recognize, a quickly-drowning-once-his-helmet-floats-off Captain Gordon, and…[[Disgaea2 Tink?!]] While the sub rises and the event fades away, Flonne asks what’s gotten into Laharl and if he knows the implications of what he just said. Laharl snaps back to normal, but the calm music playing tells me that this won’t be one of his regular outbursts… Laharl: No. Not at all. Still…you’re finally leaving soon, right? Maybe I’ll help you a bit. But just a little. Flonne: Sir Laharl…would you…miss me, if I went back to Celestia? Laharl: F, fool! Why would I miss a do-gooder like you, anyway?! C’mon, let’s go. TickTock: [Laharl and Flonne begin their quest to find the mysterious delivery boy!] The time is 12, we’re still in the shop, and they haven’t found the dood. Flonne asks if he’s going to give up, and Laharl states he has a more pressing matter to get to. Ghost Prinny hopes that he’s talking about the pudding. The time turns to 13, we’re in the Hall again, and Laharl’s starting to sound worried. Not for his meal, oddly enough, but for Etna. He wonders if she was taken prisoner or something, but then realizes what he’s saying and shouts that this should only make finding the pudding that much easier. Laharl, you’re the only one in the room; when it comes to having no emotions, the only person you’re trying to prove this to is yourself… The time’s 14, we’re in the Throne Room, and there’s a new Prinny here! He asks if he’s seen Etna, but the Prinny hasn’t a clue. Laharl says that this isn’t acceptable, and the Prinny says that he spotted her in Laharl’s room earlier. Laharl: Okay. Got it! TickTock: Laharl has now got it! Prinny: Huh? What did he get, dood…? For the record, that last line was displayed as having come from the new Prinny, but it sounds like (and could only have come from) our Protagonist. Looks like we’ve found an error…Moving on, the time’s 15 o’clock, we’re in the bedroom, the scene’s called “Prince Boom”, and Laharl’s aiming a machine gun at a pile of junk that includes the Longinus lance. Laharl: Etna, are you in here?! (puts away gun) Hmph. Forget Etna…nobody’s here at all…! (looks angry) What’s up with this mess?! Gordon slacked in his cleaning duties… (sees something shiny in the pile) I’ll punish him later. Huh? What’s…? Laharl does an intricate series of upward punches on the junk pile, which is probably an attack from the main Disgaea series, and pulls out...Thursday’s fuel pack! Or, as TickTock puts it, a mysterious object. At least Ghost Prinny realizes that he’s seen the thing before. Now, before you read the next few sentences, you should know that the fuel packs look a lot like strawberry pudding cups… Laharl: Could this be…the pudding?! Those Prinnies already found it, huh? They should’ve reported to me! I’ll voice my dissatisfaction later. First, I’m going to enjoy this! Haaaah-ha ha ha ha ha! Remember what happened both of the previous times we heard Laharl laughing at 15 o’clock? It happens again, after he takes a big bite out of it. Also, Prinny Diary update: “What was the pudding Lord Laharl ate, really?” …Yeah, like the answer wasn’t obvious by now, dood… TickTock: [Nope! Laharl exploded due to the pudding!] Ghost Prinny: [Eyaah! So this is the murder scene, dood?! Why the hell was that still here, dood?! Dood, what’s going on, dood?! Dood!] …Did that put a smile on your face, Medinoc? Good. Continuing on… TickTock: [Only the gang of heroes entered this room after you passed out…] Ghost Prinny: [The exploding pudding looked just like the thingy that flew out of Thursday’s body, dood…I dunno for sure what it actually was, but maybe it was the pudding, dood!] TickTock: [Perhaps if you stop Thursday’s rampage, you can prevent Laharl from exploding. I hope you do well this time around!] TickTock rewinds time, and we’re back at 7 o’clock. I look at the Time Table; while Laharl doesn’t help out Flonne regularly, he’s destined to meet that Prinny and go to his room. Also according to the Time Table, we’ve been almost everywhere in the area at least once. The only places we haven’t visited are the Outside (we’ll probably have to possess our old body and watch it flail out the window), and an area marked ??? that seems to contain a picture of the late King Krichevskoy. Interesting… Next time, as requested by Willy and Fusionman, we’re going to see if Captain Gordon can shed some light on why Laharl keeps blowing up! …By the way, anyone else find it interesting that there’s three Nippon Ichi Liveblogs going on at once? Hydra’s, mine, and Wily’s Makai Kingdom. Heckuva coincidence, dood. Oh, and as tradition dictates, here’s a Database entry. Other No. 38 – Defender of Earth This title has been passed down since the original title holder, Don Joaquin. Gordon is the 37th Defender of Earth. Gordon’s other title is “Netherworld Hero.” Gordon came to the Netherworld to defeat the Overlord and then he got stuck here. Since he’s under Laharl’s care now, Laharl has assigned that title to Gordon. Gordon probably hates it.
edited 4th Nov '10 4:59:02 AM by EndarkCuli
Happy winter holidays!I'm more interested in the "wrong package" Flonne received, but I have to admit, Laharl acted Too Dumb to Live here. Mistaking an unstable material for food, seriously? That's what I'd expect from Luffy.
Mistaked DentistryAfter the previous update, I now imagine you as some sort of Meta-Prinny, breaking the fourth wall to play and LB your own game, Endark. I'm also really tempted to start an LB of Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure just to add to the NIS-ity, but keeping up with the two I have open is hard enough. Also, for the lulz, how about defining 'Laharl'? I'm curious to see what the Database has to say about him.
edited 4th Nov '10 6:30:10 AM by Swingyshark
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