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Season 2: Episode 2 - "Road to Gal*Godhood: Volume 1"

Weekly Update #30 (September 9-15)

 

Intro:

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to another episode of Despair Checklist: @cr1s' Test, featuring another weekly dose of Despair with your usual hosts @cr1s, aka Ultimate Hope, and @Monokuma, aka Ultimate Despair! Man, I can't wait to get down to business, as we have another juicy episode for you all here today!

 

  Just so you all know, I was obviously the one who gave @cr1s his "Ultimate Hope" title. But let me tell you something, he sure as hell doesn't deserve it! I only did it because he's my only arch-nemesis and I had to give this title to someone, so don't think he's going to start beating me left and right! In fact, his first defeat shall occur when I'll break his Seasonal Face-Off win streak later this year! *upupu*

 

Is that the true reason, @Monokuma? Or perhaps you actually see how much potential I have to put a stop to your plans and actions once and for all? :P If I don't deserve it now, I definitely will once I secure The Worst, Most Despair-Inducing Defeat in the History of @Monokuma! :awesome:

 

How dare you make fun of my beloved event's title like that? ;-; Just you wait, for I will crush your spirit with my Despairful Shenanigans!

 

Bring it on, @Monokuma! The epic battle between Hope and Despair rages on as we get closer and closer to Seasonal Face-Off 3: @Monokuma's Revenge, which is due to start next week! Indeed, Fall is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing: another opportunity for @Monokuma to set his Despairful Plans in motion. Stay tuned for @Monokuma's official announcement of the event next week, followed by its start shortly afterwards, right here on Despair Checklist: @cr1s' Test!

 

Oh, you bet it's time for my revenge! This has been a long time in the making, and the stage is almost set! *upupu*

 

And now, let's check out a breakdown of today's episode:

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Progress Update
    • Overview
    • Weekly Progress
      • Volume
      • Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 1
    • Plans For Next Week
  • Outro

Oooh, "Peek-A-Ton"? And what exactly are we peeking at? :o

 

Oh, you'll see. We all know it's something you're gonna be sweating a lot to. :P But first, let's have some Ultimate Chats with our Ultimate Guests for this episode: @Honor_Hand and @Sora9427!

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

Let's all welcome @Honor_Hand first! :yay:

 

Oooh, my favorite test subject Ultimate Guest is here! :yay:

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Another massive update from @cr1s, who is now switching towards a more show-like format for his checklists. That's a lot of dedication for a checklist right there. Seems like both him and @Monokuma will be heading now into a new and interesting format. Looking forward to what you two can make out of this new style. I can already see that the humorous interactions between the two are still there, so we're off to great start already.

 

I'll let you know that the episodic format was actually my idea. I'm sure you're wondering what's up with that, and I'll be glad to explain. Have you ever experienced that agonizing wait between each episode when you watch an airing show? Or are you maybe one of those people who wait until said show is over before binge-watching it? It doesn't matter anyway, because in our case, both ways lead to Despair, and that's exactly what I wanted to achieve here! The former for obvious reasons, and the latter because this season of the show is set to last for ages! *upupu*

 

Wait a minute... "ages"? Have you forgotten something? You're a bear, right? You're going to have to hibernate eventually, right? RIGHT? :o I mean, isn't that the true cause for our long hiatus? :ninja:

 

What are you talking about? Of course it wasn't. :ninja: You're the one who implied it was Monomi's fault, remember? :P

 

That's only because I wanted her gone. :awesome: Yes, she was really starting to get on my nerves with her LOVE! LOVE!, A-wa-wa!, Tee hee hee, and EEEEEK. Scratch that, her entire existence was aggravating! She didn't deserve to be called Ultimate Hope either! That was the only way to make her go and take her title! Two benefits with one punishment... I couldn't pass up such a golden opportunity. :awesome:

 

My, my... what a sudden and shocking revelation we have here! It's bound to fill all of our viewers with Despair! *upupu intensifies* And to answer your hibernation question: nice try, wise guy. I'm well aware of my ursine functions, you know? :P I did my damnedest to turn my hibernation function off, and let me tell you, that wasn't easy at all. It went against my wishes because doing so also meant that I wouldn't be able to even doze off anymore. ;-; But even I have to make concessions occasionally, and if it means having this season go on forever, so be it. That's worth 999x more than any bearnap, after all! Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

 

@Monokuma having a taste of his own medicine is a sight worth seeing, that's for sure. :awesome:

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

No joke, I immediately Googled that to see if it was really a word xxD To my surprise, it was. xD 

 

I know, right? Who would've thought @cr1s would use such a word? :o

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Yeah, true. :P I don't know for sure yet. I just know we both enjoy seeing @cr1s go through some despair every now and then. Maybe that's what makes us partners in crime. We both have the same goal at times. ;) The important part is that we both were able to conquer that despairful adventure. :D

 

Well said, @Honor_Hand! That's what we both live for, after all. *upupu*

 

For all I know, @Honor_Hand might've become @Monokuma's advisor. :hmm:

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

I lol'ed hard when I saw that GIF. I can truly share that sentiment with TW2. 1f44c.png

 

That GIF applies to other games too. :ninja:

 

Unfortunately for you, Ripley can't just come to your aid. That's something you're going to overcome on your own. :P

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Aye, will do. ^_^ Thanks to you two for hosting such a wonderful checklist.

 

And thank you for being such a loyal viewer of our show! Tune in to Despair, cave in to Despair... that's our motto! *upupu*

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Glad to see that you had quite the ripping fun time during these past few days. Whether if you were slashing or cooking, I'm sure them ninjas provided you with a great, bouncy, and plentiful great time. The games may be repetitive in nature but I can't wait myself to try them out. Too bad one of the recent titles got heavily censored on PlayStation, but at least there's plenty to do in all the games in general. Also, it's great that the games don't overstay their welcome. I mean, they're quick and simple but don't stay any longer than they need to. I can definitely appreciate that in any game.

 

That's a great summary of the time I had with Senran Kagura right there. ^_^ That marathon in the series was particularly nice because I had one main game followed by a spin-off, then another main game. It's always nice to "spice things up", if you know what I mean. :eyebrow:

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

You gotta be more specific on those "thatsss". :P Although, I may have a pretty good idea on them. Just 3, though? There are plenty of "thatsss" if you have an active enough imagination.

 

True that. I can tell you that there are actually 999 "thatssssssssss- screw that, I sure as hell won't type it 999 times! I don't have enough space for all that "s" in the first place! :P

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Excellent progress. Congrats on the many Platinums you have so far in the series. :D Looks like @Monokuma may be needing a cold drink after having to go through all that plot. I know how that is. The Internet also works great as far as releasing all that overheat. xD

 

You know, that's a great idea! It's time for a well-deserved drink.

 

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That moment when @Monokuma eats and drinks something and you can't have any of it. ;-; Also, I can't help but wonder whether that's wine or blood. :ninja:

 

Of course you can't. That's a perk only the Ultimate Despair gets to have! :awesome: And what kind of question is that? That's clearly wine! I'm not a vampire, you know? :o

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

I feel you're being super generous with an enjoyment score of 4 there. xD But really, worst NFS game to date. I doubt even the most recent ones are this level of unpolished bad.

 

You know, that just gave me an idea. From this moment, every platinum @cr1s gets will have a Despair Score underneath the two other scores! It'll be a combination of them, which I'll give based on @cr1s' experience with the game! Oh, this is gonna be so much fun. *upupu*

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Truth be told, the cheesy shitty live-action cutscenes reminded of Most Wanted 2005. The difference being that was an awesome game and that the cheesy cutscenes actually added to it. Here they are more like an icing on the shit cake, so to speak. And yes, not skippable. Probably the worst part.

 

I see. I haven't played that game (or most of the older titles in the series for that matter 😅), but it sounds like you enjoyed those. x3

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Sure, there were a number of rock and rap soundtracks that you would normally expect from this kind of games, but then there was also electronica and synthpop thrown in, which is not that common in racing games. For some reason, the developers also added a reggaeton and a flamenco soundtrack of all things. Couple all these with the weird ambient score used for the garage, and yeah, you have a weird mismatch of genres. The songs themselves weren't bad. It's just that is weird to drive to a piece of rocking music in the background, only to switch to electro in the middle and then finish the race with flamenco. Like man, what the hell? xD 

 

Oh, okay. I actually didn't notice a flamenco track in the game. 😅 What the hell indeed. xD

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

I noticed you're up and ready for a Gal*Gun Marathon. Yeah, I know what those reasons are. x3 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them. I personally imported the PS3 copy of the original Gal*Gun from Japan a long time ago, so I might be looking to start that one soon as well now that you'll be playing yours. That, if of course, I can have a new TV by the time you get there. You know how that is. Not gonna be able to enjoy all that HD plot in a standard CRT lmao. xxD

 

Do you really want @Monokuma to know-

 

Oooh, I see @Honor_Hand has language barriers to overcome too! This is gonna be a lot more fun now. *upupupupu*

 

Oh, boy. What is @Monokuma planning for you now, I wonder? :hmm: I guess not, but I'm sure you'll have your TV soon enough. ^_^ Let me know how the original Gal*Gun goes! I see it's available on the JP PlayStation Store and there's a guide for it on PST.org, but I don't see the trophy list on PSNP (it doesn't come up under "Gal Gun", at least), and it doesn't seem to count as part of the Gal*Gun series over here. :hmm: But yeah, I might get it sometime since it's available digitally. You know how it is with imports over here. >_> Indeed, HD plot needs a UHD TV. xx3

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

You know, "The Worst, Most Despair-Inducing Event in the History of Mankind!" sounds pretty grand. I'd have added perhaps a couple more exclamation marks. @Monokuma is quite a genius bear as far as naming things goes, I must say. From reading that special announcement I can see that @cr1s will be back at another despairful extravaganza by attempting to complete all the Danganronpa stacks. A mighty goal indeed, especially considering the language barrier present in the Asian titles. Plenty of Despair to be had for sure if you don't know what the hell you're doing or reading. Although, judging by his experience on previous titles, I can say he'll be able to go through those with ease.

 

Thank you for the vote of confidence! ^_^ I'm sure that's music to @Monokuma's ears. :awesome:

 

Laugh all you want, you two. You'll see just how despairful language barriers can really be soon enough. *upupu*

 

And you're right, that title needs exactly 5 exclamation marks. Not more, not less! :P

 

You mean like this?

The Worst, Most Despair-Inducing Event in the History of Mankind!!!!!

On second thought, it does look better. But it doesn't matter anyway, because all the exclamation marks in the world wouldn't be enough to accentuate the amount of Despair that event has to offer! *upupupupu*

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Best of luck to you @cr1s during your Danganronpa marathon. ;)

 

Thanks! ^_^

 

On 9/11/2019 at 8:24 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Wish I could collaborate with @Monokuma in some way. :hmm: Hmm, oh. I got it. Maybe we can look forward to finishing TW2 halfway through your marathon. O_O

 

Shh, don't-

 

Oooh, that's another great idea! :yay:@Honor_Hand, I hereby bestow upon you the title of "Ultimate Advisor". You've truly earned it after all these ideas. I look forward to all the Despairful Advice you'll have to offer! :awesome:

 

What have you done, @Honor_Hand? ;-; Not just to me, but to yourself as well. Could it be that you actually enjoy it? :hmm:

 

See, @cr1s? That's what happens eventually. There's no other way but to cave in to Despair. Resistance is futile and will only make things worse for you in the long-term. *upupu*

 

Ha, not even in your dreams! :P Thank you for tuning in and stopping by again, @Honor_Hand! See you around! \^w^/

 

See you, @Honor_Hand! :3

 

And now, let's welcome a new Ultimate Guest: @Sora9427! He stopped by to give us some feedback on our show, so let's see what he has to say! ^_^

 

Oooh, I see he's from Italy. That's just further proof that our show is seen in every corner of the planet! I'm pretty sure aliens in outer space are tuning in to our show as well! No matter who and where you are, Despair will find you eventually! :awesome:

 

On 9/11/2019 at 9:30 PM, Sora9427 said:

Damn I never Saw this Incredible Checklist, It's Amazing! Congrats on the Amazing work you put on it and all the trophies you have O.o

 

Plus just plenty Respect for being a big Fan of such a wonderful Series :highfive:

 

Thank you so much for the feedback! ^_^ Fun fact that maybe no one knows yet: my checklist was originally supposed to have a sci-fi theme, but that didn't work out well, so I quickly dropped that idea. I started looking for another theme, and my love for Danganronpa and the shenanigans @Monokuma and co. are known to pull meant that this would be the perfect theme for my rebranded checklist. I know you've yet to play Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, but once you do, I'm sure you'll find my checklist's title very similar to a certain something in there. That's how I came up with the title for my checklist. :3 The whole rebranding was sort of a risky move because I didn't know how well it'd fare, but thanks to @OhDearGodRun's lively banners and the positive feedback I've received from many people, I know it was the right one. It's certainly something I've enjoyed doing over time, and I hope to be able to continue doing that for as long as I can. =D

 

As for how many trophies I have... well, that's the result of having a lot of free time on my hands with barely anything interesting to do IRL outside of work and not many other activities/hobbies to partake in. :P

 

Likewise! :highfive: Thank you for stopping by! ^o^

 

@Monokuma thanks you too! Our Ultimate Guests are the best! ^_^

 

Indeed they are. :3 Thank you both for another fun and lively Ultimate Chat today. ^_^ It's time to check out the progress update for this past week!

 

Progress Update:

 

Overview:

 

You know what they say: "when one marathon ends, another one starts." And that's indeed what happened this past week. Going from Rip-A-Ton to Peek-A-Ton, these marathons are sure to keep the plot coming a ton. :ninja: Let's check out what games were played this week!

  • I gotta admit, while all that plot is great and all, it can be overwhelming at times. I couldn't help but take a break from its sheer volume, so I decide to take on a lot of stealth missions for a change: DIl4txr.jpg
  • Feeling refreshed, I prepare my body as I decide to embark on a double peace adventure. Objective? Become a Gal*God. galgun_jpg.jpg

And now, let's go into details... including the smallest ones! :ninja:

 

Weekly Progress:

 

Volume:

 

:platinum:#421 - Volume (HK Vita)

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The Platinum Arrow
Gain all trophies in Volume

 

10th September 2019 • Platinum in 18 hours, 40 minutes

 

Enjoyment: 9/10

Difficulty: 2/10

Despair:  404/10

 

Volume is an indie top-down stealth puzzler developed by Mike Bithell - who is also known for making Thomas Was Alone - in which you play as a thief in a story that features a modern take on the Robin Hood legend. Most of it is told through character dialogue and texts that you can collect while playing the game, although there are a couple of cutscenes as well. I won't go into the story's details, but I'll say that I liked and enjoyed what they did with it. It's made even better thanks to the funny and appropriate humor, as well as the great voice acting. I gotta admit, I like the British accent most of the time. It can be suitable for narrating or voicing a character, and that's definitely the case for this game.

 

The game is said to be inspired by the Metal Gear Solid series, although I can't draw any comparisons as I haven't played any game in that series. You go on a set of 100 missions of generally increasing difficulty and varying length. Your objective is to collect a bunch of gems scattered around each level in order to unlock the exit to the next level, all while evading enemies with the help of the environment and different gadgets. This is a pure stealth game, meaning that there's no way to kill your enemies. The only way to complete each level is to distract and/or avoid them; you can, however, stun them with two useful gadgets called "Blackjack" and "Folly" that appear in some of the later levels. While you can get spotted, you will only have a limited amount of time to escape your pursuer(s) before they kill you, and these sections of the game are made more intense by an orchestral soundtrack that stresses this sense of urgency. There are many enemies in the game: Pawns, who are the normal enemies you'll see the most and are specialized in short-range combat; Archers, who have a long range of vision, but are very slow to fire; Rogues, who have a short 360-degree range; Knight, who have a large range of vision and come charging at you once they spot you; Automated Turrets; and Guard Dogs, who can't kill you themselves but can alert nearby guards once they spot you. Along the many gadgets, you have the two aforementioned gadgets that stun enemies, one gadget that attracts enemies' attention to it, a couple of others that make a sound wherever you throw them, one that allows you to become invisible, one that allows you to wear an enemy disguise, and one that allows you to project a hologram in a specific direction. All of these gadgets last for a little while and have a short cooldown period, both of which depend on the gadget itself. You can also use the environment to do various things, like distract the enemy by flushing a toilet, and hiding in a locker or floorboard. Many levels also feature an alarm that enemies only activate once they spot and then lose you. This can be useful because it can bring all or most of the enemies to that area and allow you to sneak past them with relative ease. You can, however, disable these alarms if you wish. All in all, the gameplay is gratifying despite its simplicity. It's a lot of fun, and the enemy A.I. is both predictable and exploitable, making for more of an easy game. The game can be made even easier by turning on checkpoints at all times, which makes collecting gems and getting through many sections a lot simpler. The gameplay is complemented by a unique art style, interesting level design, and varied environments, making for a memorable experience all in all... and a short one as well, because each level only lasts from 1 to 3 minutes at most, so you can complete the game within several hours (since you will most likely have to retry many sections as you adapt to the game and learn the enemy's patterns).

 

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It's quite easy to fool the enemies in this game.

 

The platinum trophy is very easy and straightforward. The majority of the time is spent going through all 100 levels while making sure to collect every text for the collectible-related trophies. Speaking of which, the HK Vita version has some levels that seem to be messed up in that no matter how much you try, you can't seem to be able to read one or many texts in said levels. However, these still count as being read for the collectible trophies, so it's all good. Depending on how you played the game, you might have a few trophies left to clean up by the time you're done with the game, such as using a few gadgets, hiding in 50 lockers, and using a customized character (which is only available when you beat the game) - but those should only take about 30 minutes to finish. This is my final stack of the game, as I've now completed all 4 stacks it has to offer. :yay:

 

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All in all, this is an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable stealth game that is made better by its simplicity and charm. Highly recommended to fans of stealth and/or indie games who don't mind the top-down perspective. Even if you're not good at stealth games, I don't believe you'd have any real trouble with this game. ^_^

 

Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 1:

 

Here we go! My body is prepared! :9

 

And so begins my Gal*Gun marathon! As previously mentioned, it consists of the following games played back-to-back:

  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace (EU)
  • Gal*Gun 2 (EU)

You might be wondering-

 

Wait, where's the JP-only Gal*Gun and Gal*Gunvolt Burst? What kind of half-assed marathon is this?

 

I was getting to that... First of all, a marathon doesn't need have all of the games in a certain series. I did say "two or more games", not "all the available, as-yet-unplayed games". Now, as for why these two games didn't make it into this marathon, the two main reasons for those are:

  • I don't have them yet and didn't feel like getting them right now,
  • I didn't want to make this marathon any longer, since Seasonal Face-Off 3: @Monokuma's Revenge is due to start very soon, and I wanted to try to finish on time. I wouldn't want to give you an advantage by playing games that can't even make it to the list of games for that event, after all!

If only there were a rule that said "you must go through all the available, as-yet-unplayed games in a series"... ;-;

 

Too bad that's never gonna happen. :P Back to my marathon, the first game is Gal*Gun: Double Peace (EU). Let's talk about my thoughts on the game and progress with the trophies so far. :3

 

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"You naughty, naughty boy."

 

Gal*Gun Double Peace is a bishoujo game-

 

Hold on a minute! What's "bishoujo" even supposed to mean? :o

 

Will you stop interrupting me? I was gonna get to that! >_> According to Wikipedia, a bishoujo game is "a type of Japanese video game centered on interactions with attractive girls". And that's definitely what the Gal*Gun series is about. Double Peace takes place in a fictional Japanese academy, and there's a total of 72 girls in the game that are divided between First Year, Second Year, Third Year, and Teachers.

 

Do you really interact with all these girls? :9

 

Yup. It's all part of the story. And since I've mentioned that, let's talk about it a bit. Half the game is actually a choice-based Visual Novel, which means that there are many branching routes for you to choose from. The premise is quite simple: a derpy cupid angel (pictured in the GIF above) is taking her "cupid exam" in which she needs to hit a certain student with a love arrow, and her designated target is you, the protagonist. On the other hand, a demon angel also has her sights set on you. Derpy Cupid Angel notices that, goes "oh noes!", and accidentally increases the dose of the arrow as she rushes to hit you with her love arrow first. The dose is so increased that it makes every single girl in the academy fall in love with you and run after you in a bid to claim you as her partner.

 

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Nope.

 

Are you saying there are 72 routes in the game? O_O

 

Hold your bears there, @Monokuma. Of course they wouldn't make a route for each girl in the academy. :P There are actually 8 (True) Endings and many Bad Endings in the game, thus making for far less routes. Each route is based on a certain character (read: love interest) in the game. These characters include the aforementioned Derpy Cupid Angel and Demon Angel, two sisters who happen to be the protagonist's childhood friends (:eyebrow:), a lead guitarist/vocalist for a band called LOVEHEARTS who also runs the Academy Store, and one or two other characters that I haven't encountered yet. In order to get a True Ending, you must raise the respective girl's affection by selecting the right choices whenever they come up and doing very well in her minigames. That's the basic story right there.

 

I see. And what's the other half of the game? :hmm:

 

Right, let's talk about the gameplay. Double Peace is a rail shooter, meaning that you have no control over the camera as it takes you through each level, leaving you to control the cursor with :l3: and shoot with :square:. Your objective in each level is simple enough: prevent each girl from confessing her love to you, as that will decrease your HP. You do that by shooting them with pheromone shots, which are given to you by Derpy Cupid Angel at the very beginning of the game. This will give them euphoria and subdue them in the process. Occasionally, you can also enter Doki-Doki Mode on a certain girl, which is a minigame that requires you to touch or rub the girl in her preferred area(s) until she "explodes", thus subduing herself as well as every other girl who has spawned in your area. As you might imagine, it can be useful indeed. I've personally learned to use it if there are several girls in the area you're in, or if a girl is about to hit you. You can get a maximum of 3 uses for it (which replenish as you shoot girls), but only 1 use at a time is enough, since only a single girl is required to "explode" for the others to follow suit too. That's pretty much how each level goes. The game is divided into chapters, with most of them having 2 episodes (the rest only 1), and each episode featuring one or two stages, depending on if there's a boss battle or not. Most routes have 2 boss battles: ("Demon Veggie" or "Demon Balloon" - depending on the route) and (corresponding love interest). These aren't hard as they're quite short and have predictable patterns most of the time.

 

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Someone knows each girl's weak point very well. ;3

 

That sounds like a lot of fun for sure. :9 I've noticed there's a PS4 and Vita version. Which one are you playing?

 

As with almost anything, if a certain trophy list is shared between Vita and PS4, I'll go for the Vita version. <3 The only exceptions are if there are severe technical issues (e.g. Lumo) or a trophy happens to be glitched on the Vita version. Those are extremely rare cases, though. Unfortunately, the Vita version of Double Peace has a few technical issues. It suffers from rather random frame rate drops throughout the game, has long loading times to the point where it can take up to a minute for the game to load a level, and worse graphics. Those are some of the potential perks of playing the Vita version of a game, and I'll still overlook them as long as they're not way too severe.

 

Vita is love, Vita is life. <3 How's the trophy list for this game, and what have you done so far? :o

 

The trophy list for this game is fairly varied. So far, I've done the following:

  • 5/8 (True) Endings
  • 6/6 "Perfect" Scores in minigames: For those reason, I messed up quite a bit in those and even a lot in one of them, yet still got the "Perfect" scores. :hmm: I'm starting to think that the only not to get a "Perfect" score on any of these is not to do anything during the entirety of the minigame. xD
  • 6/8 "Perfect" Scores in boss fights: Those are quite easy once you upgrade your damage to the maximum. Basically, each episode and boss fight is scored according to 3 criteria: Time, Damage, and Accuracy. In order to get a "Perfect" score in a boss fight, you must get 5/5 stars in each of those categories. Any less and you'll have to restart the entire episode before you can try again, since you can't just save before the boss fight.
  • 12/12 Miscellaneous Trophies: These involve doing simple tasks for the most part that range from viewing your ending to making 50 girls experience "Double Peace", which is the sign each girl does when she experiences euphoria in Doki-Doki Mode. My favorite trophy out of these has to be "Pilferer of Panties" for stealing all panties in a certain level. x3
  • 0/2 Collectible Trophies: These require you to complete the image gallery and the profile of every single girl in the academy. The former has you picking a lot of different choices in all the routes, while the latter needs you to fill out different requirements related to each girl.
  • Reach Gal*Godhood: The hardest trophy in the game requires you to reach 1,000,000 Mote Points by the end of a single playthrough. Out of the 5 playthroughs I did so far, here were my end results:
    • First playthrough: ~700,000 MP.
    • Second playthrough: ~750,000 MP.
    • Third playthrough: ~780,000 MP.
    • Fourth playthrough: ~800,000 MP.
    • Fifth playthrough: ~850,000 MP.
    • As you can see, I'm slowly improving on that trophy. The third route is generally regarded as the best one for this trophy, so I'm going to go for it when I'm done with everything else. I've discovered the following tips that make the game a lot easier:
      • Basically, you have to finish each level without missing a single euphoria shot or losing your combo otherwise by taking damage, except maybe once at the beginning/end of a level.
      • Quick Bonuses don't seem to matter as much as actually maintaining your combo.
      • Play on Expert difficulty, as the only difference is the amount of damage you take, and given how you must avoid taking any damage, this wouldn't make things harder and would give you an extra 20,000 MP at the end of the game.
      • Zooming in with the right trigger allows you to avoid taking damage from girls that shout at you from far away at least 90% of the time. This really makes things easier and more manageable.
      • Leave Doki-Doki Mode for when there are several girls in your area or one of them is about to hit you, and only use it once every time.

And that's pretty much what I have to say regarding my Gal*Gun marathon so far.

 

Plans For Next Week:

 

My plans for next week are fairly obvious:

  • Finish Gal*Gun Double Peace by doing all the remaining tasks: This is scheduled to take me a few more days as I finish the remaining endings and trophies associated with them, as well as fill out every girl's profile.
  • Start Gal*Gun 2 immediately afterwards: I've heard the second game has an easier and less-time consuming platinum, so that one shouldn't take as much time.

 

Outro:

 

Well, that's it for this episode of our show. Tune in next week as we bring you yet another juicy episode while Despair inches ever closer. See you all next Sunday! ^o^

 

I can't wait for my special announcement! =D Until next time... have a Despairful Week, everyone! *upupupupu*

Edited by cr1s
Remember when I said our episodes would start airing earlier? Just pretend you didn't hear that. :ninja:
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On 9/9/2019 at 7:59 AM, cr1s said:


@cr1s@cr1s@Monokuma@Monokuma

@Monokuma

@Monokuma@Monokuma@CypherNova139@Honor_Hand

@Monokuma@Monokuma

@CypherNova139@Honor_Hand

 

I see. Let's welcome our first Ultimate Guest, @CypherNova139!

 

 

Oh, I forgot to say... if you subscribe to our newsletter, you can receive each episode by mail! Instant delivery, no spam or junk!

 

Oh, so that's why you said that, @CypherNova139. I'm not surprised that @Monokuma came up with something like that. He's always looking for the most efficient ways to spread all that Despair, after all! :P

 

 

*upupu*

 

Hmm... why do I have the feeling you had something to do with that, @Monokuma? :hmm:

 

Hey, I had nothing to do with this! I just found it funny, that's all! It's not like I convinced that kid to mess up your boosting sessions. :P

 

Suuure... But yeah, that was a strict rule to our boosting sessions. Balancing boosting and babysitting is a talent in itself, and one that @CypherNova139 may or may not have. :ninja: One thing's for sure: thousands of missiles were fired, tons of XP were gained, and - despite @Monokuma's futile attempts - that grind was successfully completed. Thank you again for helping us with that, @CypherNova139! :highfive: And thank you for stopping by! :D

 

 

Don't you worry, my dear @cr1s... for I have countless more shenanigans up my fur! *upupu*

 

That moment when you get the H.A.W.X. platinum and still haven't gotten used to the controls. 😅

Ah yes, the PSNP notification area that sends me notifications on a new episode airing. not sure what the inbox thing @Monokuma wants to advertise.

 

Hawx was quite interesting to boost and babysit, and yes @Monokumatried his best to ruin the grind, such as this moment:

 

 

 

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Volume (HK Vita): I was originally going to play this one before my second Senran Kagura Rip-A-Ton, but an issue with the game prevented me from being able to pick up the collectible on the first level. No matter how many times I tried, my character just wouldn't pick up that text. However, @CypherNova139 kindly tried it out for me and told me what I needed to know: it's indeed possible to pick it up, but you have to be standing at a very precise location because the developers messed up this level for some reason. Thankfully, it seems like the rest of the game plays a lot smoothlier, so I've decided I'm going to play it next. This is my final Volume stack, and as it's one of my favorite indie games, I can't wait to get to it!

 

Yea this was weird. I've played though much of the rest of the game on this stack, and some text just doesn't trigger as well as the original stack does. It's weird. fortunately they all count properly even if the text takes 3 tries to display. I think @cr1s has played through the rest of the game now as well.

 

 

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At long last! It's time to finally unveil the very best in Despair Entertainment! Yes, even better than the December 2018 - January 2019 Despair-A-Ton! If you thought that was excellent, wait until you hear this! *upupu intensifies*

 

Presenting...

 

The Worst, Most Despair-Inducing Event in the History of Mankind!

 

Or "Ultimate Despair Extravaganza: No Holds Barred" because that title was so long...

 

:platinum:#418: Need for Speed: Undercover

 

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Platinum Trophy
Platinum Trophy

 

Enjoyment: 4/10

Difficulty: 5/10

 

 

Enough said, @Monokuma. You are certainly the Bear of Despair.

 

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Why thanks for the compliment! Please tell me you did not clearly suck at this game by buying DLC cars to make it easier for you like @cr1s did. *upupu*

 

 

That and I bought and utilized the Pro Power and Pro Handling DLC bundles as well.
 

Laugh all you want, I don't care. I didn't want to spend any more time on this game than necessary, and if buying DLC cars meant I could save some unnecessary frustration and time, so be it. And even @cr1s and @Honor_Hand agrees.

 

 

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Now, wait a minute! That plagarism is completely out of the question! Write your own review, you lazy bum!


Quite simply put, no. @Honor_Hand's review was way more well written.

Anyways was glad to help @cr1s and @Honor_Hand with the 8 player trophy and the rest of the online trophies they both needed to finally platinum the game! ☺️

Check out the platinum winning run here with Cypher's new Dual Screen setup!
 


*reads onwards*
 

Ah this has been a refreshing update to see @cr1s's progress and the new show format, I wonder what will be up next in this series...

 

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See, @CypherNova139? No matter how much you try, you shall succumb to Despair eventually! There's no escape from your fate! Ahhhhh-hahahahaha

 

damn you @Monokuma why did you have to do this to me? I'm a virgin! you are a naughty bear 😡

 

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Oooh, this is gonna be great! :yay:

*ignores monokuma, sees new update*
Oh no, not another week's update posted already. How can I be a week behind? I can't, I just can't. The Despair has been too great.
 

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Upupu, that was quite the spectacular display of Despair right there. Did someone perhaps mess up a certain marathon of his? :awesome:

 

Now your jokes aren't even funny @Monokuma
That's it, I'll be back later in the series after you calm down. what a bear.

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Season 2: Episode 2.5 - "Summer of Hope / Fall of Despair"

 

Intro:

 

Hello everyone, and welcome to a special episode of the show! Quite shocking to see an episode that's not a Weekly Update, isn't it? :o Well, it's a special occasion, after all! The start of the Fall season - or what it really stands for, the third installment in the Seasonal Face-Off series - is now upon us! It's high time for our Seasonal Face-Off series to make a comeback, don't you all think?

 

Of course it is. Our viewers have been asking for it ever since Season 2 started! They are begging for more Despair, and I'll happily oblige- wait a minute...

 

Huh? What's wrong, @Monokuma? :o

 

That title... I see the hidden meaning behind "Fall of Despair". Don't you even think Despair will fall! Despair shall prevail, now and forever! *upupu*

 

Oh, I see a certain slowpoke finally figured it out. :P Why are you blaming me, though? It is a Fall of Despair. You're the one who chose to do the third installment now, right? I gotta say, Fall is indeed the perfect season for Despair. :ninja:

 

Oh, not just Fall... All seasons are! You think you can play tricks on me, huh? Let's see what happens... :ninja:

 

We'll see what you have in store for me in a bit. :hmm: But first, let's check out a breakdown of this episode!

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Seasonal Face-Off 3: @Monokuma's Revenge
  • Outro

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

Oooh, Ultimate Chats? Who do we have this time? :yay:

 

Why, it's @CypherNova139! Let's welcome him and see what he has to say!

 

Welcome back, Ultimate Babysitter! :awesome:

 

You really like handing out those Ultimate titles, don't you @Monokuma?

 

I sure do! I admit, it's a lot of fun giving each person an Ultimate title based on what they do best. And let me tell you, @CypherNova139 is the best at babysitting. See the below quote and you'll know why exactly I think that! :giggle:Just make sure you don't step on those LEGO. :ninja:

 

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Also being the lead plane was fun with a extra co-pilot - was babysitting at the time so the kid wanted to "move it <left stick> that way Uncle @CypherNova139 move it that way Uncle @CypherNova139 " Not easy to comply when the boosting requires flying straight.

 

@CypherNova139 must surely be enjoying his babysitting adventures. :ninja:

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Ah yes, the PSNP notification area that sends me notifications on a new episode airing. not sure what the inbox thing @Monokuma wants to advertise.

 

What? Everyone knows what a newsletter is! Except you, I guess. Have you been living under a rock all that time?

 

Go easy on him, @Monokuma. If anything, I bet he's doing that just to get a reaction out of you. :awesome:

 

All the more reason for me *not* to go easy on him!

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Hawx was quite interesting to boost and babysit, and yes @Monokumatried his best to ruin the grind, such as this moment:

 

Whoa, I didn't know you babysit games as well. :o

 

It's not that surprising to me. If you think about it, some games are like those children that need constant care. Try to leave them alone for a few minutes and they'll kick you for it! Those evil, impudent bastards!

 

Says the bear who shares the exact same character traits. :P

 

You mean Monomi, right? I wholeheartedly agree with you. :ninja:

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Yea this was weird. I've played though much of the rest of the game on this stack, and some text just doesn't trigger as well as the original stack does. It's weird. fortunately they all count properly even if the text takes 3 tries to display. I think @cr1s has played through the rest of the game now as well.

 

It's okay, we both know they still count as "read" even if the text doesn't show up. :D

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Enough said, @Monokuma. You are certainly the Bear of Despair.

 

THAT'S IT! How didn't I think of that!

 

Huh? What's the matter, @Monokuma? O_O

 

I was looking for a similar title to "Desbear" that doesn't undermine the word "Despair", and "Bear of Despair" perfectly fits the bill! @CypherNova139, I hereby bestow upon you- sorry, "Ultimate Advisor" is already taken. You're too late for that one. :awesome:

 

Wait, are you for real? "Bear of Despair" isn't hard to come up with. :hmm:@Monokuma can be such a derpy bear sometimes. :giggle:

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

That and I bought and utilized the Pro Power and Pro Handling DLC bundles as well.
 

Laugh all you want, I don't care. I didn't want to spend any more time on this game than necessary, and if buying DLC cars meant I could save some unnecessary frustration and time, so be it. And even @cr1s and @Honor_Hand agrees.

 

Wow, you clearly sucked at this game if you had to buy DLC cars to make it easier for you. *upupu*

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Quite simply put, no. @Honor_Hand's review was way more well written.

 

Okay. ;-;

 

Upupu. How do you like that, @cr1s? Yours wasn't even a review anyway! It was more like "a mishmash of thoughts"!

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Anyways was glad to help @cr1s and @Honor_Hand with the 8 player trophy and the rest of the online trophies they both needed to finally platinum the game!

 

:yay:

 

I see I'm still rusty when it comes to my Boosting Shenanigans. No worries, I'm bound to succeed eventually. *upupu*

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Check out the platinum winning run here with Cypher's new Dual Screen setup!

 

Dual Screen? HDMI?

 

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Oooh, I see another one of @Monokuma's weak points has been revealed! :ninja: Great job, @CypherNova139! :awesome:

 

Not so fast! I'm adding all these terms to my database. I can't afford to go haywire right now!

 

Aww, and here I was hoping we could achieve exactly that. ;-;

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

U... pu... pu... boobies ... i can't watch.... help

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My, my... what do we have here? Could it be that you're succumbing to Despair already? *upupu intensifies*

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

damn you @Monokuma why did you have to do this to me? I'm a virgin! you are a naughty bear

 

Oh, my. What a plot twist! One that's sure to send waves of Despair across the world! *upupu intensifies exponentially*

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

*ignores monokuma, sees new update*
Oh no, not another week's update posted already. How can I be a week behind? I can't, I just can't. The Despair has been too great.

 

How is it called "ignoring me" when every episode features the Bear of Despair? :P And I see @CypherNova139 is very receptive to Despair. Good, good. :ninja:

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Now your jokes aren't even funny @Monokuma
That's it, I'll be back later in the series after you calm down. what a bear.

 

What are you talking about? My bear puns are particularly bearable!

It's already too late for that. I know you'll come back for the next episode. Tune in once, become addicted for life! Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

 

I see @Monokuma is having tons of fun with this, as usual. :P Thank you for stopping by, @CypherNova139! And now, for a special announcement from @Monokuma.

 

See you soon, @CypherNova139! :awesome:

 

Seasonal Face-Off 3: @Monokuma's Revenge:

 

Despair Entertainment is back and better than ever! It's time for another installment in our traditional series in which @cr1s and I fight for victory in an all-out war between Hope and Despair! Oh, I know you're all gonna love this! *upupu*

 

Presenting...

 

SEASONAL FACE-OFF 3: @Monokuma'S REVENGE!!!!!

 

Would you look at this all-caps title featuring that huge tag and those 5 exclamation marks? This goes to show that we're serious and committed to Despair Entertainment! I'm not gonna use all-caps or 5 exclamation marks in my own sentences, though. I don't have the patience to type all those exclamation marks, and all-caps makes my eyes burn with Hope! These are only reserved for event titles! Anyway, let's get down to the important stuff, shall we? :yay:

 

I know, I know... You're all confused right now. It's been so long since the previous installment that you all forgot about it. Fear not, because the Bear of Despair is here to refresh your memories! Let's start with a short description of the event. Seasonal Face-Offs are a series of long, epic battles of attrition between @cr1s and I. In these face-offs, I choose a list of games, of which @cr1s must platinum a set minimum in order for the face-off to be won. I really hate to say this, but @cr1s won the first two battles against me! >_> Here's a brief summary of these two events:

 

Seasonal Face-Off 1 (June 21, 2018 - September 20, 2018)

 

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  • Completed Games: 11/18
  • Final Score: 61%
  • Final Grade: D
  • Final Verdict: Pass

 

Seasonal Face-Off 2 (September 21, 2018 - December 20, 2018)

 

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  • Completed Games: 13/20
  • Final Score: 65%
  • Final Grade: D
  • Final Verdict: Pass

 

@cr1s might've won the first two face-offs, but I'm going to use this expression you humans like to say against him: "Third time's the charm." Indeed it will be. You just wait, @cr1s! :awesome:

 

What do you mean, you're all still confused? You don't know what the above stats mean? Don't worry, as it's time for me to explain the rules anyway!

 

Rules:

  • The face-off started on September 21, 2019 and will end on December 20, 2019. Yes, it's already under way and @cr1s hasn't even started his first game! I always love it when I get a head start. *upupu*
  • As mentioned in my brief description, I choose a list of games, of which @cr1s will have to complete a set minimum by December 20, 2019. As you may have noticed from the previous installments, 60% was the set minimum, and I'm going to keep it for the entire series. We *are* in Despair's Peak Academy, so we must follow its grading system! *upupu*
  • Failure to complete the set minimum of games will result in one of the harshest punishments ever conceived! What's that, you may ask? Why, it's simple but highly effective: A FAILING GRADE! We all know every Ultimate Student avoids those like the plague, as it brings with it some of the worst Despair you can ever imagine! *upupu*
  • Any game @cr1s plays that isn't part of the list will obviously not count. Too bad, because I know @cr1s will have to play a couple of those for various reasons. *upupu*
  • All Danganronpa games that are listed *must* be played and completed by December 20, 2019. Yes, everyone! Danganronpa is back! A series that is filled to the brim with Despair is the perfect one to be featured in any face-off, I can tell you that! *upupu*
  • All unique text in all Visual Novels in this list must be read - yes, all of them! Don't think you can just skip your way to those platinums, as I will not tolerate that! *upupu*
  • Last, but not least, @cr1s had better not modify the list or hijack this face-off in any way, as that would result in an even harsher punishment for him, and I'm sure he'd want to avoid that. *upupu*

 

And that's it for the rules, everyone! Let's check out the list of games now, sorted by alphabetical order (almost)!

 

List:

  • Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! (EU PS3)
  • Catherine (EU PS3)
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (HK)
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (HK)
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (HK Vita)
  • Danganronpa 1/2 Reload (JP)
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (JP Vita)
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (EU)
  • Gal*Gun 2 (EU)
  • Muramasa Rebirth: Complete Collection
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
  • Persona 4 Golden (EU)
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (EU)
  • Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly
  • Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk
  • Root Double: Before Crime / After Days
  • Sleeping Dogs (AS PS4)
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late
  • Yakuza 5
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Indeed! We're going to have not 1, but 2 Danganronpa marathons during this face-off! This is going to be such an intense display of Despair Entertainment, I can feel it in my fur! *upupuquake*

 

 

And now, let's see what @cr1s has to say about our face-off now that everything is revealed! Oh, I'm sure he's quite shocked right now. :awesome:

 

Well, well, well... I see @Monokuma really went all out in this face-off in a bid to get his revenge against me... or did he?

 

I can see at first glance that it's a list made exclusively of Japanese games. It looks be to a healthy mix of Visual Novels, fighting games, and a few other genres, with a bigger emphasis on the first two. We also have a few Ultra Rare platinums in there! Let's inspect this list a little more and see what it has to offer:

  • First of all, I see there are 5 Danganronpa games. That's almost half the minimal number of games already. :o And these are the Hong Kong and Japanese versions, so they will feature the language barrier that @Monokuma loves so much. As @Monokuma said, there's no escape from those, so I'm going to have to complete them all if I want to avoid that failing grade. Needless to say, how well I fare in those marathons is going to be crucial when it comes to winning this face-off... but I'm also looking forward to proving to @Monokuma that a measly language barrier won't prevent me from getting more Danganronpa stacks done. :dance:
  • But that's not all when it comes to VNs. We also have Persona 4 Golden (EU), Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk, and Root Double: Before Crime / After Days. That makes it 9 VNs in this list, almost half the entire list of games. I think @Monokuma was so eager to include those many Danganronpa games that he didn't really think of balancing this list a little more. :P That's not necessarily a bad thing though, as I love Visual Novels and am always down for one. P4G is a game I've wanted to play and have been putting off for a long time, so will I finally start it this time? I got the two Psychedelica games last year when they were on sale, as part of an effort to play more otome VNs (I just hope they're not like Amnesia: Memories :ninja:). We also have Root Double: Before Crime / After Days, which I found out about a little while ago. I had no prior knowledge of this VN, and I gotta admit, that intriguing premise instantly shot it up to the top of my VN backlog. I'm really looking forward to this one, so I'm glad @Monokuma is including it! :yay: That's about all we have when it comes to VNs.
  • The second most-featured genre are fighting games, which I have a sort of love/hate relationship with. Why is that? Because I love playing them, but hate having to learn them and usually end up spamming moves on my way to the platinum. xD It still worked for the more challenging games like Guilty Gear: Sign and Revelator, but it's obviously not gonna work for every single fighting platinum out there, so I'll eventually have to step up my game. :P The fighting games featured here don't seem too bad, except maybe for Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! (EU PS3). In case you're wondering, yes, this is the game that started the 5-exclamation mark craze. :awesome: I've heard that Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (EU) and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late are doable ones, so they hopefully won't be that bad even for an average fighter like me. x3
  • Besides those, we have many other games that belong to different genres. One of the first games that grabbed my attention is Sleeping Dogs (AS PS4). Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite open-world games: great story, unique setting, fun combat, a lot of side content to go for... what's not to like about it? This is my last stack in the series, and I know I'm going to have a lot of fun with it! ^_^
  • Another game, or rather set of games, that caught my interest is Yakuza 5 and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. I really have to go back to the Yakuza series as it's been a long time since I've played a game in that series, and @Monokuma including them in my face-off only encourages me to do so, even if Yakuza 5 is a time-consuming platinum. :D
  • I've heard great things about Catherine (EU PS3), and it's known to be a difficult platinum. This is surely one of the more challenging platinums on the list. @Monokuma thinks I'm most likely gonna skip it because of that, but who knows, I might just surprise him. :ninja:
  • Muramasa Rebirth: Complete Collection is another challenging platinum and looks like a fun Vita game, so I'm definitely interested in playing it. ^_^ Just the platinum is enough for the purposes of this face-off, but knowing me, I'd most likely go for all the DLC trophies right then and there anyway. :P
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines... now this kind of game is one I'm entirely unfamiliar with, so this would be new and uncharted territory to me, especially as it looks to be a difficult platinum, according to the trophy guide here.
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (EU) is a rhythm game that goes hand-in-hand with P4G. It seems to be a very easy platinum but is recommended to be played after P4G, so I wouldn't play it unless I platinum P4G first.
  • And finally, there's also Gal*Gun 2 (EU). I left this game for last because I think you're all aware that it's part of my ongoing Gal*Gun marathon. :P But yeah, this is going to be the first game I play in this face-off, and it starts... tomorrow! @Monokuma might've gotten a bit of a head start, but I'll make sure to catch up for the lost time!

All in all, it seems like a list of great games with some challenging platinums... but if this is how @Monokuma plans to get his revenge, I'd say it's a bit lacking in Despair. :P Still though, I'm not gonna let my guard down, because I know all about @Monokuma and his shenanigans.

 

"Lacking in Despair"? How can you say that with all those Danganronpa games? Those alone are more Despairful than the rest of the games combined! But laugh all you want, and we'll see who will have the last laugh!

 

 

Outro:

 

Well, that's it for this special episode of our show. This post might be used as a way to regularly track the event outside of Weekly Updates. Who shall prevail in yet another epic battle between @Monokuma and @cr1s? Will @cr1s secure his third consecutive victory against @Monokuma, or will he experience a crushing defeat? Stay tuned to our show to find out! And in case you're wondering, this episode does not replace our Weekly Update for this week, as that episode will still air shortly! Thank you for tuning in, and we'll see you again very soon! :yay:

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I'll be damned if I ever let Despair fall, I tell you!
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10 minutes ago, cr1s said:

List:

  • Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! (EU PS3)
  • Catherine (EU PS3)
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (HK)
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (HK)
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girl (HK Vita)
  • Danganronpa 1/2 Reload (JP)
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (JP Vita)
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (EU)
  • Gal*Gun 2 (EU)
  • Muramasa Rebirth: Complete Collection
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
  • Persona 4 Golden (EU)
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (EU)
  • Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly
  • Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk
  • Root Double: Before Crime / After Days
  • Sleeping Dogs (AS PS4)
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late
  • Yakuza 5
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

This is a pretty good selection of games. Good luck, @cr1s!

 

12 minutes ago, cr1s said:
  • The second most-featured genre are fighting games, which I have a sort of love/hate relationship with. Why is that? Because I love playing them, but hate having to learn them and usually end up spamming moves on my way to the platinum. xD It still worked for the more challenging games like Guilty Gear: Sign and Revelator, but it's obviously not gonna work for every single fighting platinum out there, so I'll eventually have to step up my game. :P The fighting games featured here don't seem too bad, except maybe for Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! (EU PS3). In case you're wondering, yes, this is the game that started the 5-exclamation mark craze. :awesome: I've heard that Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PS3) and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late are doable ones, so they hopefully won't be that bad even for an average fighter like me. x3

LOVE MAX!!!!! isn't too bad, especially compared to the original AH3. Just remember that Angelica is your friend. She's easy to learn and has a few OP moves that make the harder game modes much easier.

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Here I'm wondering how @cr1s is going to be able to overcome the language barrier in the Japanese and Hong Kong versions of Danganronpa while complying with Monokuma's rule of not skipping text on any VN, period. Can a person learn both Japanese and Chinese in less than 3 months and complete those games? Really eager to find that out. :awesome:

 

I'd say that's a healthy selection of games that @Monokuma has devised for you. A bit too much leaning on VNs but he probably knows how much @cr1s loves those. And the fighting games are probably to add some balance to that. Although, in my experience, I can say Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a super easy fighting game, even for people like us who suck at them. Only the Score Attack, Time Attack and Survival mode trophies are the ones that could be a little bit harder but once you find the right character for the job, you're all set. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, I have it but I haven't tried it myself. It appears to be pretty doable going by the guides online. I might play this one soon after I clear some room in my backlog of games.

 

Now, Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! This is where it's at. Just look at them 5 exclamation marks. :awesome: I got the Platinum on that one a few months ago and I can definitely say it's a tough one. Not impossible, but certainly hard. As @jemmie suggested, though, you might want to stick to using Angelia and either the Light or Metal Arcana, as that's what can be considered the ultimate cheese in this game. I used her extensively in my playthrough and, besides being a fun character to use, she really helps in making short work of most fights with her Critical Heart move. Unlocking everything in the gallery takes a lot of time, especially the link animations, as some of them pop during very special conditions. Fortunately enough, there are no complicated combos to do here so you'll do just fine here in that regards... I think. Of particular note is the online, which can be quite grindy. Above all, the grind towards the 10,000 LP for the You Only Have Eyes for Me! trophy will take a lot of time. If you need help with the online portion, let me know because I have a turbo controller that could help you speed things up a little. Not sure if my NA copy can play with yours, but yeah. x3

 

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And finally, there's also Gal*Gun 2 (EU). I left this game for last because I think you're all aware that it's part of my ongoing Gal*Gun marathon. :P But yeah, this is going to be the first game I play in this face-off, and it starts... tomorrow! @Monokuma might've gotten a bit of a head start, but I'll make sure to catch up for the lost time!

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Glad to see the Gal*Gun Marathon is moving forward at a good pace. :3

 

Another awesome update as always, @cr1s :D

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Season 2: Episode 3 - "PEEK-A-BOO!!!!!"

Weekly Update #31 (September 16-22)

 

Intro:

 

It's time for another episode! Thank you all for joining us on Despair Checklist: @cr1s' Test, as our plotting adventures are far from over! According to our ratings, these are some of our most-viewed episodes in a while. I wonder why... :ninja:

 

 

Fan service is sure to make people come back for more! OwO

 

I feel like you'll be the saddest one to see them go, @Monokuma. xD

 

Oh no, you got that wrong. Despair is my main source of entertainment, and everything else is just a bonus! :awesome:

 

Of course. You are the Ultimate Despair, after all! As you might have guessed, we have another juicy episode for you all today. These just never get old... :ninja: Without further do, let's check out this episode's breakdown!

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Progress Update
    • Overview
    • Weekly Progress
      • Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 2
    • Plans For Next Week
  • Outro

Oooh, the Gal*Gun marathon continues!  :yay:

 

Indeed it does. But first, let's have an Ultimate Chat with two returning Ultimate Guests: @jemmie and @Honor_Hand!

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

First up is @jemmie! Thank you for joining us! :wave:

 

On 9/22/2019 at 8:15 PM, jemmie said:

This is a pretty good selection of games. Good luck, @cr1s!

 

Why, thank you! It sure sounds like a lot of fun, so I can't wait to get started! :D

 

Yes, yes! I guess no one knows about it, but the more you wish @cr1s good luck, the more bad luck he'll get! :awesome:

 

On 9/22/2019 at 8:15 PM, jemmie said:

LOVE MAX!!!!! isn't too bad, especially compared to the original AH3. Just remember that Angelica is your friend. She's easy to learn and has a few OP moves that make the harder game modes much easier.

 

Hold on, hold on! This is unacceptable! Giving tips is out of the question!

 

Yes, yes! I guess no one knows about it, but the more tips you give me, the more that'll piss @Monokuma off. :awesome: Actually... everyone knows that. :P Keep those tips coming, everyone! :D Thank you once again for interacting with us and sharing your experience with LOVE MAX!!!!!, @jemmie! ^_^ And now, let's welcome @Honor_Hand! :yay:

 

Oooh, let's see what @Honor_Hand has to say now! I'm sure my Ultimate Advisor won't disappoint me. :yay:

 

On 9/23/2019 at 6:51 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Here I'm wondering how @cr1s is going to be able to overcome the language barrier in the Japanese and Hong Kong versions of Danganronpa while complying with Monokuma's rule of not skipping text on any VN, period. Can a person learn both Japanese and Chinese in less than 3 months and complete those games? Really eager to find that out.

 

Learning either of these languages alone would take years, so it's going to be impossible to do so in mere weeks. xD But that doesn't matter as long as I platinum those stacks. Who cares about these languages anyway? Defeating @Monokuma is of the utmost importance here. :awesome:

 

I can't wait to see the look on your face as you beg for mercy while going through these stacks, @cr1s. *upupu*

 

On 9/23/2019 at 6:51 PM, Honor_Hand said:

I'd say that's a healthy selection of games that @Monokuma has devised for you. A bit too much leaning on VNs but he probably knows how much @cr1s loves those. And the fighting games are probably to add some balance to that. Although, in my experience, I can say Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a super easy fighting game, even for people like us who suck at them. Only the Score Attack, Time Attack and Survival mode trophies are the ones that could be a little bit harder but once you find the right character for the job, you're all set. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, I have it but I haven't tried it myself. It appears to be pretty doable going by the guides online. I might play this one soon after I clear some room in my backlog of games.

 

Okay...

 

But if he knows how much I love them, he wouldn't have put the other VNs besides Danganronpa in there. :hmm: As I said, I'm going to stay on my guard, because something feels off about this list. Could it be that... it's a trap? :o

 

What do you mean, a trap? I'm forced to abide by the rules too, you know? It wouldn't be fair play otherwise! I can assure you that you have nothing to worry about when it comes to that. *upupu*

 

On 9/23/2019 at 6:51 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Now, Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! This is where it's at. Just look at them 5 exclamation marks. :awesome: I got the Platinum on that one a few months ago and I can definitely say it's a tough one. Not impossible, but certainly hard. As @jemmie suggested, though, you might want to stick to using Angelia and either the Light or Metal Arcana, as that's what can be considered the ultimate cheese in this game. I used her extensively in my playthrough and, besides being a fun character to use, she really helps in making short work of most fights with her Critical Heart move. Unlocking everything in the gallery takes a lot of time, especially the link animations, as some of them pop during very special conditions. Fortunately enough, there are no complicated combos to do here so you'll do just fine here in that regards... I think. Of particular note is the online, which can be quite grindy. Above all, the grind towards the 10,000 LP for the You Only Have Eyes for Me! trophy will take a lot of time. If you need help with the online portion, let me know because I have a turbo controller that could help you speed things up a little. Not sure if my NA copy can play with yours, but yeah. x3

 

WHAT?! @Honor_Hand, not you too! I thought you were on my side! ;-; That does it... I hereby strip you of the Ultimate Advisor title because you sure as hell don't deserve it after this! I've never seen an advisor turn against his boss this early on! This is, like, completely unbearable! Yes, you've heard it right, everyone else: the Ultimate Advisor title is now up for grabs! Stay loyal to me and I promise you'll be handsomely rewarded. *upupu*

 

Excellent, excellent! Keep that up and @Monokuma may very well go haywire, thus making me automatically win this face-off! :awesome:

 

Would you look at @cr1s, thinking he can just outsmart me like that? Well, guess what? I made sure to tune myself up during that long hiatus! No amount of Hope will ever break me again! I may've gone haywire once, but I'm telling you right now that it won't happen again!

 

Well... at least I tried. :P Thank you for the tips as well, @Honor_Hand! Much appreciated! :yay: And I'll let you know if I ever feel like speeding up the grind. x3 Thanks for the offer! \^w^/

 

On 9/23/2019 at 6:51 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Glad to see the Gal*Gun Marathon is moving forward at a good pace. :3

 

Another awesome update as always, @cr1s

 

It sure is! Slow and steady. :9

 

Thank you for the feedback and for stopping by yet again, @Honor_Hand! See you soon! \^o^/

 

"See you soon"? More like "see you never, ever again"!

 

Now, now, @Monokuma... he's still our Ultimate Guest, you know? That's no way to treat an Ultimate Guest, right? :P

 

*sigh* I guess you're right. ;-;

 

And now, it's time for last week's Progress Update!

 

Progress Update:

 

Overview:

 

The Peek-A-Ton has reached a turning point as the first game in my Gal*Gun marathon, Double Peace, is done! Did I enjoy the game after all? How were the "grind" and the rest of the trophies? Would I recommend this game? Is @Monokuma's body still ready for this? Let's find out!

 

Of course my body is still ready for this! Unlike you lowly humans, I can never run out of steam, you know? I wouldn't mind it if you were to keep these marathons going forever. *upupu*

 

I would've done that if it weren't for a certain bear who's making me play Danganronpa. :ninja:

 

Damn you, Monomi! Even when you're gone, you still continue to torment me. ;-;

 

Weekly Progress:

 

Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 2:

 

:platinum:#422 - Gal*Gun Double Peace (EU)

 

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True Gal*Gun Master
Unlock All Trophies

 

21st September 2019 • Platinum in 1 week, 2 days

 

Enjoyment: 7.5/10

Difficulty: 4/10

Despair: 666/10

 

I guess you can say this platinum trophy is quite...

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:


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Ahhh, Double Peace... A short game with a grindy platinum. I thought getting all endings would be the grind, but if anything, it was completing each girl's profile!

 

Completing each girl's profile? Care to elaborate on that? OwO

 

Oh, I know how much you're eager to find out more, @Monokuma. :P Remember how I said last time that there are 72 girls (besides our main characters) in Double Peace's academy? Well, you have to complete every single of their profile for the following trophy:

 

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Data Gatherer
Complete Profiles for Every Girl

 

Now, the trophy is misleading in that you don't have to fully complete their entire profiles for the platinum. Here's how it works:

 

Each girl has three ranks you can get on her profile: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. What rank you get depends on how much of her profile you complete. In order to fully complete a girl's profile, you must do all of the following:

  • Get her measurements (Breasts, Waist, and Height) and find her Student ID: You do the former by zooming in on each part when you encounter the girl, and her Student ID is a collectible that is located in a certain stage, which you must pick up by shooting at it for it to count as found.
  • Doki-Doki her in her alternative outfits (Gym and Swimsuit): Each girl can be found wearing her alternative outfits in different stages. The girls are usually found wearing their alternative outfits more than once in a certain stage, which is good because it means you can do it through Stage Select and avoid having to load a save and do it that way, since the stage ends and the game saves your progress when you die in Stage Select, whereas it's not the case if you load a save.
  • Get her ending in the Unseen Destiny route: This one is time-consuming as it involves having to play the game quite a bit. To get a girl's ending, you must first raise her affection and get her to fall in love with you, which you can only do by hitting her weak point for an Ecstasy Shot and/or getting a Doki-Doki on her as much as necessary until she reaches 5/5 hearts. But that's not all! Once that's done, the game will ask you if you want to proceed to her ending, in which you must defeat her in a boss fight that's similar to the main characters' ones.

Doing all of the above nets you a Gold rank on a profile. However, you only need to get a Silver rank on each profile for the trophy, which means that you only need to do two of the three above-mentioned requirements. As you may have deduced, the first two are the least time-consuming ones, especially since you can use Stage Select to make things faster. As there are 72 profiles to complete, though, it's still quite the grind. When you're done with all of that, you must then visit the Student Roster from the Main Menu, which will give you something like this:

 

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What a grind!

 

Interesting. :9 Any other trophies you went for?

 

Another trophy worth mentioning is this one:

 

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Gal*God
Achieve Godlike Rank

 

Yes, I've indeed achieved Gal*Godhood! Something that @Monokuma will never be able to do. :awesome: What does this trophy entail? I'm pretty much going to quote myself and add a couple of lines (in green):

 

On 9/16/2019 at 3:08 AM, cr1s said:

The hardest trophy in the game requires you to reach 1,000,000 Mote Points by the end of a single playthrough. Out of the 7 playthroughs I did, here were my end results:

  • First playthrough: ~700,000 MP.
  • Second playthrough: ~750,000 MP.
  • Third playthrough: ~780,000 MP.
  • Fourth playthrough: ~800,000 MP.
  • Fifth playthrough: ~850,000 MP.
  • Sixth playthrough: ~950,000 MP.
  • Seventh playthrough: 1,047,780 MP.
  • As you can see, I'm slowly improving on that trophy. The third route is generally regarded as the best one for this trophy, so I'm going to go for it when I'm done with everything else. I've discovered the following tips that make the game a lot easier:
    • Basically, you have to finish each level without missing a single euphoria shot or losing your combo otherwise by taking damage, except maybe once at the beginning/end of a level.
    • Quick Bonuses don't seem to matter as much as actually maintaining your combo.
    • Play on Expert difficulty, as the only difference is the amount of damage you take, and given how you must avoid taking any damage, this wouldn't make things harder and would give you an extra 20,000 MP at the end of the game.
    • Zooming in with the right trigger allows you to avoid taking damage from girls that shout at you from far away at least 90% of the time. This really makes things easier and more manageable.
    • Leave Doki-Doki Mode for when there are several girls in your area or one of them is about to hit you, and only use it once every time.

 

I ended up getting it on my Unseen Destiny True Ending playthrough, while going for the Ghost Girl. I initially wasn't actively trying for it, but when I felt halfway through the game like I could get it by the end of that playthrough, I made sure to do my best in every stage from then on. I'm kind of surprised I got it right there, as most people say they got it on the Sisters' Route and declare it the easiest route for this trophy. I finished my Unseen Destiny True Ending playthrough with the following statistics (to note that the trophy popped as soon as I reached my 1,000,000th MP):

 

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Gal*Godhood may or may not make all girls instantly fall in love with you. Try it at your own risk. :ninja:

 

What do you mean, I can't do this? I'm more than capable of reaping all them sows!

 

I see what you did there, @Monokuma. Beary funny. :P Apart from that, I also had to unlock all images in the Gallery for the following trophy:

 

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Pretty Pictures
Obtain All Images in the Gallery

 

Most of the images are unlocked by the time you finish all the other trophies, but the rest of them are ones you don't get naturally while going for the other trophies, so you'll have to go for them separately:

  • Ekoro Bad Ending: Acquired by having less than 50% affection with Ekoro by the end of her route.
  • Kurona Bad Ending: Acquired by having less than 50% affection with Kurona by the end of her route.
  • Unseen Destiny Bad Ending: This one is the trickiest image/ending to get. In order to reach the Bad Ending for the Unseen Destiny route, you must go through the entire game without having any girl reach full affection. This means that you must go through each stage very slowly, avoid any Ecstasy Shot and Doki-Doki (to make things easier), and check each girl's affection after each stage to make sure you're still okay. If any girl reaches 5/5 hearts at any time, you're locked out of this ending and must reload an earlier save and try again. The lack of information on the best stage order to take meant I had to experiment and find it out myself, and after many save reloads, I finally came up with the following order (to note that these are the stages where you can choose where to go):
    • Episode 3-1: 1st Year Classrooms
    • Episode 3-2: Gym Entrance
    • Episode 4-1: 2nd Year Classrooms
    • Episode 4-2: Dressing Room
    • Episode 5-1: 3rd Year Classrooms
    • Episode 5-2: Dressing Room 2
    • Episode 6-1: 3F Hallway
    • Episode 6-2: I didn't write it down and forgot. 😅

That's pretty much it when it comes to the most noteworthy trophies among the remaining ones. I also went for the three remaining True Endings and two remaining "Perfects" on boss fights, but I already talked about those last week. When all was said and peeked at, I was met with the following screen in the Gallery, thus ending my first encounter with Gal*Gun Double Peace:

 

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And that is why Double Peace >> Double War. :awesome:

 

I see this game has 3 stacks. Good, good! I'm sure we won't see the last of it. *upupu*

Let's wrap things up with your closing thoughts on the game, shall we?

 

If my memory serves me right, this is the second rail shooter I've played (the first being Dead Space: Extraction) and, all in all, I enjoyed my time with it. It's not a stellar game by any means, but it's different enough from most games out there and a decent change of pace. Rail shooters can make for fun rides when done well and this game, while simplistic in nature, gets the job done. Playing the Vita version meant having inferior - but still decent - graphics, occasional frame rate issues, and some input lag, but it still felt nice to play on the Vita. The story wasn't anything to write home about, but you can bet the gameplay makes up for it. ;3 The soundtrack might make you go crazy with the same 2 or 3 tracks repeating over and over again, so I'd advise against playing this game for a long time at once. :P It's a game that takes you 3 hours to beat but 30 hours to platinum due to some grindy requirements, but it wasn't too bad after all. I can see why the NA stack is an Ultra Rare platinum, and it'll be another one to add to the collection sometime next year. xD

 

That's it for our Weekly Pro-

 

Not so fast! I've just stumbled upon this and thought I'd share it with our viewers. *upupu*

 

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Wait, what? How did you find my hidden HDD, @Monokuma? O_O Well, I guess it's not "hidden" anymore...

 

Upupu, someone thought I'd never find his hidden HDD. But I guess that someone doesn't know that I'm good at hide-and-seek. :awesome: Let's see what other Gal*Gun screenshots you have here... :9

 

How about we go to the next section instead? 😅

 

Plans For Next Week:

  • Peeking.. peeking everywhere! I'm going to be playing Gal*Gun 2 (EU), as my third Seasonal Face-Off against @Monokuma begins, with the first game being that one! It's said to be easier and less time-consuming than Double Peace, and going by the platinum rarity, it looks like this will indeed be the case. :oThat's not fair! Despair-A-Ton 4 should've been the opener for our third Seasonal Face-Off! ;-;
  • But that's not all, as I should go back to Grand Kingdom and get a couple of trophies (at the very least this one) before the servers shut down on October 1. I won't be playing this game now besides that, though. I already have a lot on my plate thanks to a certain bear, after all. :POooh, a distraction already? *upupu*
  • I might also have the time to start my next game after Gal*Gun 2. What could it be, I wonder? :ninja:Oh, I know what it's going to be, but neither of us will say what it is. I know how much Despair that would inflict on you as you get more and more eager to find out, dear viewers! *upupupupu* What @Monokuma doesn't know is that the answer is actually right there on my profile. :awesome:

Outro:

 

That's about all we have for you today. Thank you very much for tuning in, and we'll see you on Sunday for a new episode! ^_^

 

Thank you for watching another episode of our Despairful Show! See you soon! :yay:

 

Spoiler

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Why, hello there! @[email protected]

 

Hey! Give that back, @Monokuma! That's enough peeking at my "hidden HDD" for you!

 

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I know very well what I'm going to do now that this episode is over. :9
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14 hours ago, cr1s said:

Hold on, hold on! This is unacceptable! Giving tips is out of the question!

I had a feeling you'd say that. I'll be sure to give more tips as I think of them. :giggle:

 

14 hours ago, cr1s said:

:platinum:#422 - Gal*Gun Double Peace (EU)

 

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True Gal*Gun Master
Unlock All Trophies

That is one happy plat! Congrats! My friend tried to describe Gal*Gun to me a while back, but it looks to be a lot different from what I expected. I may pick up the game myself someday.

 

14 hours ago, cr1s said:

 

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Why, hello there! @[email protected]

 

Hey! Give that back, @Monokuma! That's enough peeking at my "hidden HDD" for you!

 

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Is this spoiler tag not working for anyone else? There's an 80% chance it's just my laptop being crazy, but the 20% chance that this is a troll by @Monokuma has me wondering.

 

EDIT: The spoiler tag somehow works now that I've quoted it. I can see why you'd want to keep that hidden. :giggle:

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Damn those "Podcast" (How should i call this? :p) and Reviews you do are GORGEOUS O.o They are soo long and soo good, it takes a while to read sorry for the late reply to your quote but here i am now :P


From what i know Italy is still in this world that you talk about aliens :awesome:

 

Ah i see, that's a nice Fact about your list :D Well, glad it tunerd out this way because i'm not much of a fan for Sci-Fi Stuff, soooo Danganronpa theme is a ton better :3 


Oh i can see that i know there are multiple Momokuma Versions in V3 so i'll defintiely talk toy ou when i play it :D And Damn, congrats on Re-Branding and the great work you did such a great list right now, a pleasure to read! And of course great job from who did the Graphic part too!

 

Ah i see you're a Man of culture too then not going outside :awesome:

 

Congrats on Gal Gun, Amazing Review, damn i could even use it myself to work on this trophies ^_^ Hope you're having fun with the 2Nd One :D

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Season 2: Episode 4 - "Sneakin' 'N' Peekin'"

Weekly Update #32 (September 23-29)

 

Disclaimer: Apologies for the slight delays with our episodes. Feel free to direct any complaints about that to @Monokuma by emailing him on [email protected], or in person by becoming an Ultimate Guest on our show! :awesome:

 

Intro:

 

Hello, everyone! Welcome to another episode of the one and only Despairful Show, featuring your hosts @cr1s and @Monokuma! Thank you all for joining us as I continue my first Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton with the second and final game in the marathon, Gal*Gun 2! Oh yes, we have yet another juicy episode for you all tonight! Are these becoming a staple of our show now or what? :giggle:

 

I certainly wouldn't mind that as long as it doesn't replace Despair. And from what can tell, Despair is alive and stronger than ever. *upupu*

 

Is it? We'll have to see about that. I know that @Monokuma is upping the ante when it comes to his Despairful Shenanigans, but will it be enough to finally defeat me? As our third Seasonal Face-Off is under way, so is my plan to gain an upper hand against him by thwarting his Despairful Blows.

 

I love it when you get overconfident like that. It'll only make your demise more Despairful. :awesome:

 

We'll find out about that soon enough. :P Let's see what this episode has in store for us, shall we?

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Progress Update
    • Overview
    • Weekly Progress
      • Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 3
    • Plans For Next Week
  • Outro

Wait, don't tell me... is *he* here this week?

 

How about we find out together? :awesome: It's time for some Ultimate Chats!

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

I see @jemmie has joined us as our first Ultima-

 

On 9/25/2019 at 2:48 PM, jemmie said:

I had a feeling you'd say that. I'll be sure to give more tips as I think of them. 

 

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Now, now... I'm sure you wouldn't do that. Right? RIGHT?

 

Let's see... did any of the rules prohibit sharing tips? They don't. Therefore, any and all tips are allowed, and that's the end of it. :P

 

"Any and all tips", you say? Fine... but they'd better be in Monocoins! I refuse to accept any other currency!

 

Well... I guess we could use those kinds of tips too. :ninja:

 

Indeed! Donate to Upupu Productions if you want to keep your favorite show on the air, and get a MonoPlushie as thanks! This is a lifetime offer made possible thanks to our exclusive MonoFactory! Hey, you could even donate countless times if you want to raise your own MonoArmy! *upupupupu*

 

On 9/25/2019 at 2:48 PM, jemmie said:

That is one happy plat! Congrats! My friend tried to describe Gal*Gun to me a while back, but it looks to be a lot different from what I expected. I may pick up the game myself someday.

 

Thank you! ^_^ I hope you'll enjoy it if you ever play it!

 

Yes, yes! Everyone must get a taste of that Despairful Grind!

 

On 9/25/2019 at 2:48 PM, jemmie said:

Is this spoiler tag not working for anyone else? There's an 80% chance it's just my laptop being crazy, but the 20% chance that this is a troll by @Monokuma has me wondering.

 

How about we blame "technical difficulties" instead? :ninja:

 

On 9/25/2019 at 2:48 PM, jemmie said:

EDIT: The spoiler tag somehow works now that I've quoted it. I can see why you'd want to keep that hidden. 

 

What? Nooooo-

 

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Oooh, I see someone found out about that little trick! Well done, @jemmie! As a reward, you get 999 Lucky Shots for the MonoMono Machine! I would've given you Monocoins, but as you can see, we're not doing so well over here. Not at all... :ninja:

 

Okay, how about you explain to our viewers what these Mono- terms mean? Namely Monocoins and MonoMono Machine, as I'm sure some people are wondering what the hell you're talking about. :P

 

Sure thing! You see, Monocoins can be obtained by fulfilling many requirements and can then be used on the MonoMono Machine, from which you can get- Like hell I will! Play Danganronpa and find out for yourself!

 

Aww, just when you were getting to the good part. ;-; Thank you for stopping by again, @jemmie! ^_^

 

And I see @Sora9427 has joined us again for another chat! :wave:

 

On 9/28/2019 at 3:39 PM, Sora9427 said:

Damn those "Podcast" (How should i call this? :p) and Reviews you do are GORGEOUS O.o They are soo long and soo good, it takes a while to read sorry for the late reply to your quote but here i am now

 

Thank you once again, and don't worry about the late reply! ^_^ That said, I think @Monokuma will disagree with the use of the word "podcast" in this context. :P

 

"Podcast"? Hell no! How would everyone see my adorable ursine self if we were to do podcasts? A TV show is certainly the best option, not to mention that it's the best way to spread Despair. *upupu*

 

On 9/28/2019 at 3:39 PM, Sora9427 said:

From what i know Italy is still in this world that you talk about aliens

 

What if aliens were actually Monokumas in disguise? *upupu*

 

Whoa, such a plot twist would unleash an unprecedented amount of Despair across the universe! :o

 

On 9/28/2019 at 3:39 PM, Sora9427 said:

Danganronpa theme is a ton better :3

 

Yes, I wholeheartedly agree with that! :yay:

 

Of course you do. You wouldn't have been here otherwise. :P And yes, @Sora9427 - I'm also glad that the sci-fi theme didn't work out because I couldn't have done much with it in retrospect. The Danganronpa theme is certainly much more flexible in that respect. :3

 

On 9/28/2019 at 3:39 PM, Sora9427 said:

Oh i can see that i know there are multiple Momokuma Versions in V3 so i'll defintiely talk toy ou when i play it :D

 

Oooh, I can't wait for you to meet my cute little cubs. :3 They're so cute it makes me want to-

 

No, NO! Not here, @Monokuma! 😅

 

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No, NO! Not here, @Monokuma! 😅

 

Welp, I guess it's too late to stop. 😋

 

On 9/28/2019 at 3:39 PM, Sora9427 said:

And of course great job from who did the Graphic part too!

 

Indeed! Let's all give @OhDearGodRun another round of applause, as he certainly deserves it! If you're wondering how he got on board, it was quite simple: I offered him 999 Monocoins to complete his present collection in exchange for making all of these Despairful Banners - an offer he couldn't refuse. *upupu* That was back when we still had large supplies of Monocoins, though... which we don't anymore. :ninja:

 

On 9/28/2019 at 3:39 PM, Sora9427 said:

Ah i see you're a Man of culture too then not going outside

 

Indeed. :awesome:

 

Wuzzat? Are you both afraid of witnessing all the Despair the outside world has to offer? *upupu*

 

On 9/28/2019 at 3:39 PM, Sora9427 said:

Congrats on Gal Gun, Amazing Review, damn i could even use it myself to work on this trophies ^_^ Hope you're having fun with the 2Nd One

 

Thank you, and I hope it'll help! ^_^ As for whether I'm enjoying Gal*Gun 2... we'll find out right after this commercial break. :ninja: Just kidding. We wouldn't do that to our esteemed viewers. Right, @Monokuma?

 

...

 

Oh, I know you're secretly hoping for commercials to be implemented, as you once said. :P

 

Huh? When did I... ever mention... commercials?

 

Let's see... Back in Season 1, you said this:

 

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Commercial break? You yelled at me the other day for wanting to including one, and now you're the one who wants to do so? That's not fair! ;w;

 

I'll have you know that I wasn't serious when I said that, but I wouldn't believe you if you ever said that. I know how much Despair would ensue from including commercials in our show, and that's something the Bear of Despair can't overlook. :P

 

I'm totally against... Desp- I mean... commercials... .upupU

 

Yeah, right. I can see through your act, you know... Commercials? Not under my watch. :awesome: And now, it's time for another Progress Update!

 

Dammit! Why does this keep happening to me? ;-;

 

Progress Update:

 

Overview:

 

And so begins Gal*Gun 2, another game that features sneaking, peeking, kissing, and stomping!

 

Whoa, kissing and stomping? OwO

 

Oh, I guess I didn't mention those, but they were in Double Peace as well. It's not like they were important or anything. :ninja:

 

What do you mean, not important? They're a crucial part of the game!

 

Well, I'm going to mention them here, okay? Without further do, let's delve into Gal*Gun 2!

 

Weekly Progress:

 

Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 3:

 

Gal*Gun 2.... Why did they make it like that? ;-;

 

Upupu, I see our third Seasonal Face-Off is off to a Despairful Start for @cr1s already! I'm curious to know what's wrong with the game, though. :hmm:

How about you start with explaining what it's about and how different it is from Double Peace?

 

Right, okay... Gal*Gun 2 is the fifth overall entry and second main one (I assume so since it has a "2" in there) in the Gal*Gun series. It takes place in the same academy as Double Peace, and has most of the same areas but with slightly reworked layouts. The story is quite different from Double Peace. Here's a short summary, courtesy of the Gal*Gun Wiki:

 

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You are a regular student attending Sakurazaki Academy on a normal day. You check your phone to notice an unfamiliar app you don't remember installing. You try to delete it, but it refuses to be uninstalled. When you open up the app, a box magically appears on your desk containing a pair of goggles and a "hair dryer". You try on the goggles and turn them on. The system boots up and an angel appears in front of you. She congratulates you on being a lucky winner from a sweepstakes you've never entered. She later reveals herself as Risu, an elite angel working with Angel Ring Company (or AR Co.) in Heaven. She tells you that you are the chosen "hero" to fight demons at the academy and you have 20 days to rid all of them before they start taking over.

 

Yeah, it's not really engaging... and neither was Double Peace's. I feel like Gal*Gun is one of those series where the story is there just for the hell of it. :dunno:

 

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Yay, I guess?

 

We both know Gal*Gun is all about the gameplay. *upupu*

 

Oh, I know you've had your fair share of Gal*Greatness, @Monokuma. :P Speaking of gameplay, it's very similar to Double Peace's. That "hair dryer" (called Demon Sweeper in the game) mentioned above is actually your weapon in the game. xD Much like Double Peace, your objective here is the same: prevent all girls in each stage from falling in love with you. You do that with the Demon Sweeper, by either shooting at them or "sweeping" their clothes. ;3 Girls possessed by demonic forms will also frequently appear. Unlike Double Peace, however, you cannot subdue these girls without killing their demonic forms first. The game's missions are divided into three types:

  • Shoot: Just like in Double Peace, you progress through a stage while subduing all girls and eradicating all demons. However, in Gal*Gun 2, you shoot your way to the next position instead of having the game take you through the stage. By removing the "rail" element, Gal*Gun 2 is unfortunately made less enjoyable to play, and it's honestly my biggest issue with the game. Some people might not see it a big deal, but that's part of what made Double Peace enjoyable to me. On the other hand, you get to control the camera and turn it 360° every time you switch positions, as girls are bound to come from all directions. Does this compensate for the absence of "rail" parts? I think having both would be pretty neat. As in, the game takes you through each stage, and you can turn the camera 360° every time you stop. Regardless, these missions are back and comprise the majority of the game.
  • Search: This type of mission is a new addition to Gal*Gun 2 and has you searching for certain items that are scattered throughout an area. It's basically very similar to a hidden object game, as the item can be hidden behind, on top of, under, or inside something. You have a total of 5 minutes to find a certain number of these items. Girls will often come at you while you search for those items, and you must subdue them before you can continue your search. You have to complete many of these missions in order to unlock an upgrade part for your Pheromone Goggles, which is required for a trophy. They can be fun at first but become repetitive rather quickly.
  • Defend: This type of mission is a new addition to Gal*Gun 2 and has you defending some girls from demonic forms. Once again, you use your Demon Sweeper here and can either sweep or shoot those demons. Each girl or couple of girls has/have an HP bar above her/them, and you can move between each area as demonic forms appear in it. Once you successfully complete this type of mission, you will get those girls' phone number. Doing so is required for a trophy, and you will have to play a lot of these missions in order to obtain all girls' phone numbers. These missions can also be fun at first but become repetitive rather quickly as well.

I appreciate that it's trying to do something different, but I just can't get into it. :dunno:

 

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It's not like I wanted to...

 

Great news for me! It means that it'll take you longer than you had expected to get the platinum. *upupu*

Speaking of the platinum, how are the trophies like?

 

The game has many miscellaneous trophies that you will get while playing, but here are the main ones you have to aim for (and my current progress on them):

  • Complete all 6 endings (3/6): Unlike in Double Peace, dialogue choices don't affect which ending you get. Instead, you will have to complete missions in a certain order, which is determined by the ending you're going for. The order is quite strict and doing anything wrong can you lock you out of it, as has happened to me due to the stickied trophy guide on PST.org not being very clear on what exactly you have to do and in which order. In order to get a certain girl's ending, you will have to fully increase her affection by giving her the snacks she likes, then complete her side missions, Doki-Doki, and boss battle (if applicable).
  • Get every girl's phone number: All the girls from Double Peace make their return in Gal*Gun 2, so there are quite a bunch of them. As previously stated, each Defend mission only takes a few minutes and yields you up to 5 girls' phone numbers, so this grind isn't that bad, especially compared to Double Peace's. You will also obtain a few phone numbers by completing all of the endings. As of the time of this episode, I've obtained most of these, so I'm not far off.

Out of the above two grinds, getting all endings is definitely the most frustrating one. To elaborate more on them, 4 of the 6 endings involve a couple of girls, and you can get them in 2 playthroughs if you get the first girl's first ending followed by the second girl's second ending during one playthrough, and the second girl's first ending followed by the first girl's second ending during the other playthrough. It might sound confusing (and it certainly was for me in the beginning), but after missing one of these endings and doing some experimenting, I came up with the following step-by-step mini-guide for these 4 endings. To note that "1" and "2" represent the girls and "A" and "B" represent their endings, and you can't get both of a certain girl's ending in the same playthrough:
 

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1A or 2A:

 

1) Do the first 4 main missions, stopping immediately after the first fight against Kurona.
2) Give Girl 1 or Girl 2 snacks until she "likes you plenty".
3) Do all of Girl 1 or Girl 2's side missions, stopping immediately after the fight against her.
4) When that's done, you should have Girl 1 or Girl 2's Route A ending unlocked.
5) Skip to the final day and watch Girl 1 or Girl 2's Route A ending.

 

2B or 1B:

 

6) From the Main Menu, select Continue.
7) Give Girl 2 or Girl 1 snack until she "likes you plenty".
8) Alternate between doing main missions and Girl 2 or Girl 1's side missions.
9) Eventually, you should have a third fight against Kurona.
10) When that's done, you should have Girl 2 or Girl 1's Route B ending unlocked.
11) Skip to the final day and watch Girl 2 or Girl 1's Route B ending.

 

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How about no?

 

Such a convoluted ending system that's bound to inject some Despair into whoever experiences it! *upupu*

What about the miscellaneous trophies? Care to elaborate on some of them?

 

Sure! Actually, some trophies from Double Peace make a return here! Such as this one:

 

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Elite Pheromone Sniper
Get 50 ecstacy shots in a row.

 

It was 30 ecstasy shots in a row in Double Peace, but it's 50 ecstasy in a row in Gal*Gun 2! They sure have made it harder, right? Wrong. The trophy description is incorrect in that you actually just have to get a total of 50 ecstasy shots, meaning that you'll get this trophy naturally and very early on while playing the game. Unless you decide to miss every ecstasy shot, that is. Why the Hell would anyone do such a thing, though? That'd entirely miss the point of Gal*Gun!

 

And who the Hell writes "ecstasy" with a "c"? I knew something was off with this trophy. xD

 

There are also a couple of trophies for having 50 conversations with the two main girls: Chiru and Nanako. Don't be misled, though, as there are only like 5 or so unique conversations per girl, so you're going to hear the same ones over and over again. But it's no big deal as you can just mute your TV during these parts. :ninja: I would've said "you can skip them", but you actually can't. :P

 

A couple of trophies involve fully upgrading your Demon Sweeper and Pheromone Goggles. You get upgrade parts by completing various main and side missions and then talking to Chiru every time you receive one of them. While there is New Game +, these upgrade parts don't carry over, so if you happened to get one when she's not available or forgot to talk to her after receiving a part, you will permanently lose it and will have to do everything again on a New Game. I didn't have any issue here though and got both trophies on my second playthrough.

 

Last, but not least, there's a set of trophies that @Monokuma is sure to love. :P You will have to invite a non-main girl to your house once you give her enough snacks and go for the following trophies in one fell swoop:

 

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"Take a good look from below"? I think I'm going to take a good look at that "hidden" HDD of yours. OwO

 

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Whoa, I didn't expect that kind of explosion to happen. 😅

 

Seriously, what's the deal with snacks in this game? I'm sure this girl would love to be in Gal*Gun 2:

 

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Oh, definitely. xD Apart from all of these, there are many other miscellaneous trophies that you'll get naturally and, as such, aren't worth mentioning. And that's my experience with the game and its trophies so far. As far as what's left, I only have the following trophies, so a couple more playthroughs and I'll finally be done with this game:

 

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Upupu, 10 days have passed since the beginning of our third Seasonal Face-Off and you still haven't finished your first game. Do you really expect to win at this rate? :P

 

Oh, we'll see about that. Who knows, maybe I'll significantly pick up the pace and start completing games left and right. :ninja:

 

And that's it for this Weekly Progress, everyone. Tune in next week for the final part of my first Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton! ^_^

 

Plans For Next Week:

  • The peeking comes to an end with Gal*Gun 2 (EU)! I've had enough of that for a lifetime and it's time to move on to other things, such as... Kissing, maybe? OwO
  • Despair! Oh, yes... Another round of Despair is being forecast. "What kind of Despair do you think that is? Find out next week, right here on another episode of our show!" is what @Monokuma would say, but I'm just going to ruin his surprise and announce right now that Despair-A-Ton 4 will start next week! That's right, everyone... Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (HK) is my next Danganronpa stack, and I'm sure @Monokuma can't wait to see such a Despairful Marathon start. :ninja:Wait a minute, I was supposed to announce it next week! Way to ruin my surprise. ;-; Although I'm sure everyone spotted it on your profile, so I guess I wouldn't have had my surprise announcement either way. >_>
  • I'm also going to play... Burnout Paradise (NA PS4)? This game isn't part of the list! What the hell is it doing here? o.o Upupu, that shall be explained next week.
  • Last, but not least... Remember when I said I'd go back to Grand Kingdom? That hasn't happened this week. 😅 With one day to go before the servers shut down, will I go back to it, or will I just shrug it off again since none of the trophies are supposed to be affected by the server shutdown? Find out next week, right here on another episode of our show! Oh, if only that platinum would become unobtainable... I'm sure @cr1s would become overwhelmed with Despair. :ninja:

 

Outro:

 

And with that, we've reached the end of this episode. Thank you very much for tuning in, and we'll see you on Sunday for another episode! ^_^

 

See you next time, everyone! Buh-bye! :3

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You know what? I think I'm just going to keep cr1s' "hidden" HDD for myself. :9
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9 hours ago, cr1s said:

Disclaimer: Apologies for the slight delays with our episodes. Feel free to direct any complaints about that to @Monokuma by emailing him on [email protected], or in person by becoming an Ultimate Guest on our show! :awesome:

I tried sending an email but got redirected to this video every time. Is this @Monokuma's version of a Rick Roll?

 

8 hours ago, cr1s said:

Wait, don't tell me... is *he* here this week?

 

How about we find out together? :awesome: It's time for some Ultimate Chats!

A mysterious character, shrouded in darkness?! Who can "he" be?!

 

9 hours ago, cr1s said:

"Any and all tips", you say? Fine... but they'd better be in Monocoins! I refuse to accept any other currency!

 

Well... I guess we could use those kinds of tips too. :ninja:

*Checks Monocoin balance*

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Hmm, I could give @Monokuma a tip, but I feel like it would be much more fitting to give him this instead.

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9 hours ago, cr1s said:

Oooh, I see someone found out about that little trick! Well done, @jemmie! As a reward, you get 999 Lucky Shots for the MonoMono Machine! I would've given you Monocoins, but as you can see, we're not doing so well over here. Not at all... :ninja:

Well, I just got the same item 998 times in a row. I can't tell if that's lucky or not.

 

9 hours ago, cr1s said:

Yeah, it's not really engaging... and neither was Double Peace's. I feel like Gal*Gun is one of those series where the story is there just for the hell of it. :dunno:

 

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Yay, I guess?

With girls making expressions at you like the one in the middle, I can't imagine the story being anything but engaging. :giggle:

 

9 hours ago, cr1s said:

 

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I don't know why I can't see spoilers in your posts, but I'm just going to quote these so that I can take a look.

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All this talk about MonoCoins, MonoFactory, MonoThis, MonoThat, sure makes me scratch my head. I didn't know Mono was such a huge brand at this point. 😨 I guess it can't be helped if you end up plastering your face over anything and everything. If you don't have MonoCoins, for everything else there's MonoCard, right? :awesome:

 

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What if aliens were actually Monokumas in disguise? *upupu*

 

Whoa, such a plot twist would unleash an unprecedented amount of Despair across the universe!

 

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And so begins Gal*Gun 2, another game that features sneaking, peeking, kissing, and stomping!

 

Whoa, kissing and stomping? OwO

 

Oh, I guess I didn't mention those, but they were in Double Peace as well. It's not like they were important or anything. :ninja:

 

What do you mean, not important? They're a crucial part of the game!

 

Agreed with Monokuma. How can you forget about the most important part of the game? I mean, peeking is a big part as well but so are the others. OwO

 

I'm sorry to hear that the second game in your Peek-A-Ton didn't live up to the expectations. All in all, here I was thinking it was going to be better than Double Peace, but I guess those new gameplay elements and weird design choices didn't work out for you. Even so, it still looks like an enjoyable bishoujo game overall despite its shortcomings. I look forward to owning it and play it at some point in the future. ^_^ Also, many thanks for that extended explanation about the trophies and what you did to achieve yours. That mini-guide will sure come in handy for us and many others in the future. =)

 

Would you know if Gal*Gun 2 is compatible with the VR headset by any chance? By looking at the screenshots and whatnot, it looks like it was made with that in mind. :hmm:

 

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Seriously, what's the deal with snacks in this game? I'm sure this girl would love to be in Gal*Gun 2:

 

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Kyoko-chan, is that you? x3

 

Those must've been a ton of snacks if that's the case. xD

 

By the time I post this, I know you have already achieved the Platinum on Gal*Gun 2, so I'm going to be ahead of everyone else here and give a big congrats to you there for having conquered all the despair? during your peeking adventures there. \( ̄▽ ̄)/

 

Best of luck with Despair-A-Ton 4 next week. I see you will be finally dipping your toes on those Asian region games. Also, no idea how Burnout Paradise Remastered got there. I wonder who was responsible for that. Maybe that same person can convince you to go back to TW2 during the midst of your foreign language adventures to add even more despair to that week, but we'll see how that goes. That person actually needs to finish a number of his games as well. Do look forward to TW2 soon, though. ;3

 

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Season 2: Episode 5 - "Havoc in Paradise City"

Weekly Update #33 (September 30 - October 6)

 

Intro:

 

*cue Burnout Paradise theme song*

 

🎶 Take me down to MonoDise City

Where the brass is frit

And the kills are gory 🎶

 

MonoDise City? That doesn't sound good... :hmm:

 

Didn't you know? It's the birthplace of us Monokumas! You should come visit us sometime... We'll make sure to treat you with the utmost respect. *upupu*

 

"Respect"? Coming from you? And with those lyrics above? Nah, I'll pass. :P That's not how the song goes anyway. Let's try this again...

 

*cue Burnout Paradise theme song*

 

🎶 Take me down to NekoDise City

Where the meows are big

And the kitties are fluffy 🎶

 

Whoa, hold on a minute! That's not how the song goes either!

 

I know, but I wanted to have my own fun with it since you did too. :P

 

Enough of these wild rides already. Let's get on with our show!

 

Hello, hello! Welcome to another episode of the one and only Despairful Show, where the bear is gritty and the puns are funny! Not. Thank you all for joining us, as we have quite a few things to talk about today!

 

Indeed! I've been looking forward to this for a long time now! It's high time we stop these "juicy" episodes and delve into the origins of Despair itself! Oh, the next few episodes are gonna be something else. *upupu*

 

Calm your- no, wait... What I mean to say is, everything in due time! Let's check out what this episode has in store for us...

 

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Progress Update
    • Overview
    • Weekly Progress
      • Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 4
      • Lost in Paradise City: North American Edition - Part 1
      • Despair-A-Ton 4 - Part 1
    • Plans For Next Week
  • Outro

And now, it's time for some Ultimate Chats with our Ultimate Guests!

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

Let's first welcome @jemmie! Thank you for joining us again! :wave:

 

On 10/1/2019 at 5:36 AM, jemmie said:

I tried sending an email but got redirected to this video every time. Is this @Monokuma's version of a Rick Roll?

 

You gotta admit that I have some awesome moves, right? But if you thought *that* was awesome, check *these* out:

 

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Really? I could do easily do those and I don't even know how to dance. :P

 

On 10/1/2019 at 5:36 AM, jemmie said:

A mysterious character, shrouded in darkness?! Who can "he" be?!

 

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I think I have an idea of who "he" is. He's someone @Monokuma pretended to have feuded with a little while ago when it's all just an act to try to deceive me. :P

 

I... do not comment on rumors or speculation. :ninja:

 

On 10/1/2019 at 5:36 AM, jemmie said:

*Checks Monocoin balance*

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Ten... Thousand... Monocoins? O_O Ahem... would you like to try your hand at some of our exclusive casino minigames right here in DanganVegas? Whether it's the MonoMono Slot or unorthodox minigames like Salmon Fishing, Outlaw Run, or Treasure Hunter! Monolith, your earnings are sure to increase exponentially! Especially if you play Treasure Hunter! Monolith. *upupu* Plus, you'd get the chance to listen to this rocking soundtrack over and over again, composed by none other than Monokid!

 

 

 

HELL YEAH!

 

Huh? What was that? :o

 

WHAT? How did that- if you'll excuse me for a minute.... I'll be right back...

 

Strange things are happening today in our studio. :dunno: Judging by his behavior, I'm sure @Monokuma knows something about this mysterious yell... but knowing him, he won't utter a word. I'll just pretend I never heard it... Let's continue our show while @Monokuma is away doing who knows what.

 

On 10/1/2019 at 5:36 AM, jemmie said:

Hmm, I could give @Monokuma a tip, but I feel like it would be much more fitting to give him this instead.

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Oh, boy... just be glad @Monokuma isn't-

 

Who are you calling "stupid"??? I'll let you know that I'm the most intelligent being in the entire univer- no, multiverse! In fact, I'm so intelligent that I get a score of 999 on every IQ test!

 

Gah, he's back already? That was fast! O_O

 

Apologies for that back there. Rest assured that this "technical difficulty" has been dealt with accordingly and we may resume our show as usual!

 

On 10/1/2019 at 5:36 AM, jemmie said:

Well, I just got the same item 998 times in a row. I can't tell if that's lucky or not.

 

What if I told you that the MonoMono Machine you used only had a single type of item to dispense?

 

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Oh, man... that's one of @Monokuma's classic shenanigans right there. I'm surprised someone like @jemmie who knows @Monokuma better than a lot of people fell for it. :P

 

On 10/1/2019 at 5:36 AM, jemmie said:

With girls making expressions at you like the one in the middle, I can't imagine the story being anything but engaging. 

 

That's the exact expression I had when going through the story. :P

 

On 10/1/2019 at 5:36 AM, jemmie said:

I don't know why I can't see spoilers in your posts, but I'm just going to quote these so that I can take a look.

 

We apologize for the spoiler tags not working. That's something that we can't seem to be able to fix. Once again, make sure to blame this failure on @Monokuma! :ninja:

 

Will you stop blaming everything on me? You should share part of the blame too since it's also your show!

 

Oh, I'm sorry... it's just that I've once heard this saying that goes: "When in doubt, blame @Monokuma".

 

Don't believe everything you hear, dammit! I refuse to be blamed for every single thing!

 

Okay, okay. :P That's it for this week's Ultimate Chat with @jemmie. Thank you for joining us, and see you soon! And now...

 

He's back! HE'S BACK! :yay:

 

I knew it! My suspicions have been confirmed... Let's welcome @Honor_Hand! ^_^

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

All this talk about MonoCoins, MonoFactory, MonoThis, MonoThat, sure makes me scratch my head. I didn't know Mono was such a huge brand at this point. 1f628.png I guess it can't be helped if you end up plastering your face over anything and everything.

 

Yo dawg, I heard you like Monokuma, so I put a Monokuma in Monokuma so that you can Despair while you Despair. :awesome:

 

Whoa, that's Despair x Despair! Or is Despair ^ Despair? Whatever the case, it's sure to include many nines!

 

Oh, I can tell you *exactly* how many nines it has!

 

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Six nines? That's a lot of Despair. O_O

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

If you don't have MonoCoins, for everything else there's MonoCard, right?

 

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That's out of the question! Nothing shall ever replace MonoCoins! Swimming in a sea of MonoCards just doesn't have the same feeling!

 

Is there even such a thing as a MonoMatic Yeller Machine? :o

 

Hmm, that'd be a nice concept. It could yell "AHHHHH-HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!" at you after a few attempts of using it because there's no way I'd ever allow MonoCards to be produced!

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Agreed with Monokuma. How can you forget about the most important part of the game? I mean, peeking is a big part as well but so are the others. OwO

 

I was messing with him... and you too, from the sound of it. :P

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

I'm sorry to hear that the second game in your Peek-A-Ton didn't live up to the expectations. All in all, here I was thinking it was going to be better than Double Peace, but I guess those new gameplay elements and weird design choices didn't work out for you. Even so, it still looks like an enjoyable bishoujo game overall despite its shortcomings. I look forward to owning it and play it at some point in the future. ^_^ Also, many thanks for that extended explanation about the trophies and what you did to achieve yours. That mini-guide will sure come in handy for us and many others in the future. =)

 

Sure thing! I'm always happy to detail my experiences with the games I play. =) I hope you'll enjoy them! ^_^

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Would you know if Gal*Gun 2 is compatible with the VR headset by any chance? By looking at the screenshots and whatnot, it looks like it was made with that in mind.

 

It is on PC, but not on PS4. And yes, it looks that way because Gal*Gun 2 was actually made using Gal*Gun VR's engine. It should've gotten PSVR support because it feels kinda weird playing it without PSVR. xD

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Kyoko-chan, is that you? x3

 

Those must've been a ton of snacks if that's the case.

 

Hey, I love snacks too!

 

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Huh? O_O

 

*gets up from his seat in shock, takes a couple of steps back, then attempts to flee but is immediately stopped in his tracks by @Monokuma's Exisals*

 

Now, now... where do you think you're going? I don't get why you're surprised. That's what we Monokumas do in MonoDise City! :awesome: Don't worry, I won't eat you or any of our Ultimate Guests! Although it's admittedly very tempting to go *omnomnom* on you all... See, that's another concession I have to make in order to make this show a reality!

 

That pretty much makes us bound to this show's existence then. If it were to be cancelled for any reason, our lives would be in jeopardy! :o

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

By the time I post this, I know you have already achieved the Platinum on Gal*Gun 2, so I'm going to be ahead of everyone else here and give a big congrats to you there for having conquered all the despair? during your peeking adventures there. \( ̄▽ ̄)/

 

Hold on, that needed a SPOILER WARNING! Don't tell me you're one of those people who spoil everything for everyone?

 

Oh, come on... It was very obvious I'd get the platinum this week. :P Thank you, @Honor_Hand! I'm glad to have another marathon done! \( ̄▽ ̄)/

 

On 10/2/2019 at 6:23 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Best of luck with Despair-A-Ton 4 next week. I see you will be finally dipping your toes on those Asian region games. Also, no idea how Burnout Paradise Remastered got there. I wonder who was responsible for that. Maybe that same person can convince you to go back to TW2 during the midst of your foreign language adventures to add even more despair to that week, but we'll see how that goes. That person actually needs to finish a number of his games as well. Do look forward to TW2 soon, though. ;3

 

Hmm, let's see... This time, I'll blame @Honor_Hand and @Monokuma. Am I right? :P

 

Upupu, I'm glad to officially announce

 

The Best, Most Despair-Inducing Tag Team in the History of Mankind!!!!!

 

One half @Monokuma, the other half Felicia aka @Honor_Hand!

 

Allow me to introduce FeliKuma!!!!! Or is it MonoLicia????? Whatever, you choose the name you think is better! Both are filled with Despair anyway! *upupu*

 

Our mission is as follows:

 

Prevent @cr1s from securing his third consecutive victory against @Monokuma at all costs! AT ALL COSTS, I tell you!

 

How will we do that? It's very simple: by randomly making @cr1s play various games that aren't part of our Seasonal Face-Off! Burnout Paradise and Two Worlds 2 are only two of these games! More will follow, you can be sure of that!

 

This announcement marks a turning point in our Seasonal Face-Off! There's no way @cr1s will be able to recover from such a Despairful Setback!

 

 

 

Boy, oh boy... Things have just gotten much more interesting now! :o "Tag Team"? If this were wrestling, this would be a 1-on-2 handicap match. xD But no matter... If  @Monokuma and @Honor_Hand think they can cause a loss for me this way, they should think again! There's no way I'll let that deter me from completing the objective at hand, which is to secure yet another win against @Monokuma! I'll show all of our viewers that Hope is a powerful weapon. Just you wait! :awesome:

 

Thank you for dropping by, @Honor_Hand! \^o^/ And with that, our Ultimate Chats for this week have come to an end. Let's talk games and trophies now!

 

Progress Update:

 

Overview:

 

From peeking, to racing, to investigating, this sure was an eventful week!

 

We all know the investigations are the best parts! There's no doubt about it! *upupu*

 

Says the bear who made these investigations possible. :P Let's check out what games were played this week!

 

  • "Okay, you know what? That's enough peeking for a long time!", I tell myself as I leave the world of Gal*Gun in an... unusual condition. :ninja:PREVIEW_SCREENSHOT1_162408.png
  • Elated, I embark on another racing adventure in MonoDise City... I mean, NekoDise City... no, wait. What's it called again? Whatever... Less burnout, more action! BrilliantGoodAmoeba-size_restricted.gif Them carboarding skills. :o
  • All this havoc ended up causing me even more burnout, though. I feel like I'm about to get trigger happy anytime now. bBVHbKz.gif

 

Good question, Byakuya. The answer to that would be... IN YOUR HANDBOOK! Someone didn't pay attention in class...

 

Weekly Progress:

 

Gal*Gun Peek-A-Ton 1 - Part 4:

 

:platinum: #423 - Gal*Gun 2 (EU)

 

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True Gal Gun Master
Unlock every trophy.

 

1st October 2019 • Platinum in 1 week, 23 hours

 

Enjoyment: 5/10

Difficulty: 3/10

Despair: 666/10

 

Oh, look! Another platinum that's quite...

 

On 9/16/2019 at 8:18 PM, CypherNova139 said:

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At long last! I don't have to play this game for a while! I'd have said "never again", but we all know @Monokuma will make me play the other stacks one way or another. :P My thoughts on the game haven't changed since my last update. In fact, they haven't changed ever since I first played it. That's how painfully mediocre this game is. If you enjoyed it, good for you... but I personally preferred Gal*Gun when the rail element was still present. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come for the franchise. :dunno: With that out of the way, let's check out the trophies I had left from last week!

 

On 9/30/2019 at 8:15 PM, cr1s said:

 

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As you can see, I didn't have much left to do:

  • Demon Pranks was the trophy I missed during my first playthrough and consists of the ending you can get alongside Chiru's Route A ending. As I knew how exactly to tackle it, it didn't take long to get it. In fact, each playthrough takes about 2-3 hours if you skip everything.
  • Master is my Partner! and A Flower in Each Hand go hand-in-hand and were quite honestly the easiest endings to get as they were very straightforward. As such, I got them on my first try, so they weren't bad. I wrote a mini-guide for them anyway, so here's what I had to do to get these two endings in the same playthrough:
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Risu's Good Ending:

 

1) Play all the main missions until Risu's Doki-Doki is available.

2) Complete her Doki-Doki.

3) Skip to the final day and watch Risu's Good Ending.

 

Harem Ending:

 

4) From the Main Menu, select Continue.

5) Give Chiru and Nanako snacks until they "like you plenty".

6) Alternate between their side missions as they become available.

7) Complete their Doki-Doki as they become available.

8) DON'T defeat Kurona for the third time. That's pretty much the only thing to really watch out for here.

9) When the above requirements have been met, the Harem Ending will become available.

10) Skip to the final day and watch the Harem Ending.

  • Last, but not least, Walking Phonebook requires you to get every girl's phone number. This trophy might invoke a flashback that involves a certain trophy from Double Peace that also has to do with all the girls, but this one is much easier and less time-consuming. I only had about a dozen or so phone numbers left to obtain, so it was a fairly quick task. The good thing is that I kept this trophy in mind when playing through the game, which allowed me to get it alongside Master is my Partner!, as Risu's number was the last one I had to obtain, and you can only get each main girl's number when you complete all of her endings.

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Anything but sports games...

 

So, what are your final thoughts on the game and platinum?

 

It's pretty obvious by now, and there isn't really much I can add. The developers did a 180 on my favorite aspect of Double Peace, which lowered my enjoyment of the game quite a bit... so did an even worse story (which I feel like isn't the focus of the series anyway), simpler gameplay mechanics, and a repetitive soundtrack. To make things clear, I don't mind playing these "fan service" games, but they should at least have fun gameplay mechanics for me to enjoy the game (i.e. Senran Kagura), which unfortunately isn't the case here. Gal*Gun 2 is, to me, a missed opportunity to build upon Double Peace and make it even better. Hell, I would've been fine with "more of the same" too. Just... not this.

 

As far as trophies go, these are a lot simpler and less time-consuming this time around due to the point system not factoring into any of the trophies anymore and the removal of Double Peace's ending system in favor of a more simplistic - albeit slightly confusing - one, as well as the star-based rating at the end of levels and boss battles. With only 3 playthroughs + a bit of cleanup (if necessary) and each playthrough only lasting a few hours, this platinum isn't a hassle to get, even if the game might not be to your liking.

 

Wait! Before we switch to the next game... PLATINUM SCREENSHOT! PLATINUM SCREENSHOT! PLATINUM SCREENSHOT! I sure can't wait to see it. :9

 

Oh, don't worry... I wasn't planning to continue without showing our viewers my platinum screenshot! And I know how much you enjoy them too. :giggle: Why, this is actually the best one you'll ever feast your eyes upon! BEHOLD...

 

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Is... that... it? HOW LAME! ;-;

 

Ha! Got you with that one. :awesome:

 

Why, you little...

 

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Ahem... Let's continue with our show, shall we?

 

That's it for my first ever Gal*Gun marathon! Thank you for following my... unusual adventure, and you can be sure I'll be back for more at some point.

 

Yes, YES! Play all the stacks! ALL OF THEM!

 

Lost in Paradise City: North American Edition - Part 1:

 

*cue Burnout Paradise theme song*

 

🎶 Take me down to the paradise city

Where the grass is green

And the girls are pretty 🎶

 

That's the original version of the lyrics, by the way.

 

That title... Lost in Paradise City? Count me in anytime! ^_^

 

This game is brought to @cr1s by FeliKuma! The first of many to come... *upupu*

 

Ahhh, Burnout Paradise... what a pleasant surprise that was when I first played it on PS3 earlier this year. I had heard excellent things about it and wondered just what exactly it is that made it so good. And after finally playing it, I can definitely understand and agree with all the praise it's gotten.

 

I see, I see... So tell us a bit about the game.

 

Burnout Paradise is the seventh entry in the Burnout series and was developed by Criterion Games, a company that's known for their other Burnout games, as well as other racing games like Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) and Need for Speed: Rivals, to name a couple. Having been at the forefront of the Burnout series ever since its inception means that Burnout Paradise was likely to end up a great game, and it sure was.

 

The game starts with an introductory video that gives you a sneak peek at what to expect from it. If anything, it feels like more of a touring guide, as it's accompanied by an alluring female voice that explains what Paradise City has to offer and briefly mentions the many landmarks in the game. The video is immediately followed by your getting your Driver License, thus letting you officially start the game! But wait... what's that?

 

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Oh, I know exactly why @Monokuma is laughing... Take a look at this!

 

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I was given an expired Driver License! I call @Monokuma shenanigans! What use is it now when it's expired? ;-;

 

Ahhhhh-hahahahaha! Make sure you don't get pulled over by cops. Now that would be quite the "unfortunate" sight. *upupu*

 

What if I told you... you can't get busted by cops in this game? :ninja: Besides, I don't need a Driver License to drive through the streets of Paradise City, especially with these awesome driving skillz!

 

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That moment when you get wrecked.

 

What? Impossible! What good is a racing game without the thrill of avoiding getting busted by cops?

 

They can still take you down, though... but cops are only featured in Online Cops & Robbers anyway. This game mode pits Cops against Robbers in a battle to nab as much gold as possible. You start on either side of the map and have to race to the center in order to claim the gold before your opponent does, and then take it back your hideout while avoiding a takedown by your opponent. This game mode was added as DLC that features the following trophies - all of which are really easy and quick and can be done within a few matches:

 

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Interesting... But what's this about "parties" being held every so often in Paradise City? Are these rumors true? OwO

 

Oh, they sure are! But these aren't the kinds of parties you're thinking of. :P Indeed, Burnout Paradise has a DLC called "Party Pack"! This is akin to a competition between 2 to 8 local players in a point-based, "pass the controller" game mode that pits everyone against each other to determine the best of the best! Of course, "pass the controller" means you can do it on your own, which is what I did. :ninja: The trophies for that DLC are once again very straight-forward. They're all very quick too, taking about an hour at most:

 

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Well, that blows. ;-; What else does Paradise City have to offer? :hmm:

 

As far as online trophies go, the rest of them are miscellaneous ones and involve doing various tasks, all of which can be completed with just 2 people:

  • Timed Challenges: These are online co-op challenges in which up to 8 players work together to achieve a multitude of timed tasks, ranging from the easiest things like jumping over your partner to the hardest ones like doing a Barrel Roll through the Grey Hoop in the Airfield.
  • Freeburn Challenges: Same as Timed Challenges, but these ones aren't timed, and some must be done using Paradise Bikes.
  • Island Challenges: Exclusive to the Big Surf Island DLC, these challenges take place in that location and aren't timed either.
  • Stunt Run, Marked Man, and Road Rage: Three other game modes in Burnout Paradise that have been added via a DLC called "Cagney Update". Stunt Run requires you to perform various stunts and rack up points in the process, Marked Man needs you to get to a certain destination while evading your pursuers, and Road Rage tasks you with taking down as many rivals as possible before the time is up or your car is wrecked. That said, for these trophies... you only need to start these game modes. xD
  • Some other trophies like jumping over another player, using the flashing lights of the Manhattan Spirit during an Online Freeburn Challenge or Timed Challenge, completing any Timed Challenge driving the Hawker Mech having used all 3 boost types, and completing any Timed Challenge using the Toy Bike.

I'm done with all the 2-player trophies. Many thanks to my great friend @Honor_Hand for the help with those! ^_^ Yes, he's playing both sides of the coin, in case that wasn't obvious. :ninja: So even though he plans (alongside @Monokuma) what side games to throw at me in a bid to prevent me from making up for lost time, he's going to help me and do some of these games with me! :awesome: But @Monokuma doesn't seem to mind it as long as I'm getting distracted by these games.

 

It doesn't matter who you do them with because the end result is still the same: more lost time for you! *upupupupu*

 

That being said, I'm not done with all the online trophies yet, as there are a couple of trophies that require 8 players, which entail the following:

  • Meet up with 7 other players inside the Wildcats' Baseball Stadium in an online game.
  • Ride 10 miles on a bike in an 8 player online game

@Honor_Hand and I are going to do those soon, and then we'll be done with the online trophies for the NA version of Burnout Paradise! ^_^

 

That's pretty much what I did in Paradise City this week. I'm going to leave my thoughts on the actual game for when I'll play the single player portion. There are many great things to say about this game, so stay tuned for that! But one last thing I can say about the online in Burnout Paradise is that it runs great and, despite some initial confusion, is easy to navigate. You do the latter by using Easy Drive, a menu-based interface that has been a staple of EA's racing games for over a decade now. Once you invite your friend(s) to your session, it's pretty easy to choose one of the aforementioned game modes and go for whatever trophies you need.

 

I look forward to seeing just how exciting of a racing game Burnout Pardise really is! OwO

 

Despair-A-Ton 4 - Part 1:

 

And here we go! It's time to get serious once again! This was supposed to be my surprise announcement, but @cr1s ruined it last week! But you know what, I'm going to do it anyway!

 

And now... It's time for another Danganronpa marathon! Let us all brace ourselves for another fresh round of Despair, as @cr1s continues to fight his way through all of the Danganronpa stacks! This marks a turning point in the Despair-A-Ton series because from this point on, the easy parts are over! It's time for LANGUAGE BARRIERS to make their introduction! Be it Japanese or Korean, these are bound to crank Despair up to 999! *upupu*

 

In case it wasn't obvious, this is the fourth installment in the Despair-A-Ton series. It consists of the following games played back-to-back and ENTIRELY in Japanese:

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (HK)

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (HK)

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (HK Vita)

 

Will @cr1s be so overwhelmed with Despair that he'll call it quits, or will he fight his way through all the Japanese stacks and face an even more daunting language barrier? Stay tuned to our show to find out!

 

Thank you for this Despairful Announcement, @Monokuma! Let's see where I'm at...

 

:platinum: #424 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (HK)

 

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獲得所有獎盃
獲得除白金之外的所有獎盃

 

[I have no idea what this means]

[Same here. Don't ask me to translate any of that!]

 

6th October 2019 • Platinum in 3 days, 14 hours

 

Difficulty: 3/10

Despair: 999/10

 

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Huh? What's gotten into you, @Monokuma? O_O

 

@cr1s has committed a blatant and severe violation of one of our Seasonal Face-Off rules! I'm talking about this one!

 

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All unique text in all Visual Novels in this list must be read - yes, all of them! Don't think you can just skip your way to those platinums, as I will not tolerate that! *upupu*

 

@cr1s has skipped all of the text - which counts as unique since it's in Japanese - while doing this stack, which is something he can't deny, as I have all kinds of proof to show! This is simply unacceptable! Unbearable, I tell you! As a result of that, I hereby declare this Seasonal Face-Off-

 

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WHAT? Don't think you can talk your way out of this one!

 

Oh yes, I can and I will. :P Your usage of the word "unique" is too vague here. I know what you were trying to imply, but as you haven't elaborated that, the rule as it currently is allows me to safely skip the text in this case, even if it's in Japanese. :awesome: If you really wanted me to read the Japanese text, then you should've just removed the word "unique", because I can argue all day long that it's not unique. :P

 

U.. pu... I mean, great idea! I'm going to go ahead and-

 

Not so fast! Don't think you can just change that rule because I could just revert it to how it was. :awesome: After all, there isn't a rule that prohibits me from changing the rules, right? And don't think you can just add such a rule because I'll just erase it before you're done writing it. :awesome:

 

U... pu... pu...

 

Therefore, there was no violation of this rule, and this Seasonal Face-Off is still ongoing! Now that's one hell of a defeat for a bear who's known to use underhanded tactics to try to get what he wants. :awesome:

 

Haha... hahahaha... Ahhhhh-hahahahaha! You've heard him, everyone... OUR SEASONAL FACE-OFF IS STILL ON!

 

Right, so let's get back into it! I think everyone knows what Danganronpa is... and even if you don't, just pretend you do. Believe me, it's for your own sake. :ninja: But here's a short summary on the first two games anyway (since they're very similar to each other):

 

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Danganronpa 1+2 Reload is a bundle that features the first two Danganronpa games. In other words... double the Despair! :dance: These games are part of the Hope's Peak story arc. In each game, a group of 15 "Ultimate" students is trapped in a school and forced to participate in a killing game. Basically, a murder happens in each chapter, and after a thorough investigation, the remaining students will have to participate in a Class Trial to determine the blackened based on a majority vote. If that vote is correct, then only the blackened will be executed, otherwise everyone except for the blackened will be executed. The executions can be gruesome and are always catered to the blackened's personality. Whoever is still alive at the end will get to "graduate", meaning they will go back to the outside world.

Each chapter is divided into Daily Life, in which you explore the school, spend time with your classmates, and advance the story, and Deadly Life, in which you investigate the murder that took place at the end of Daily Life and gather clues related to it. The chapter culminates in a Class Trial, in which you must determine the blackened's identity.

The cast of characters is diverse, and each character has their own distinct personality. Most of them initially come off as likeable, but even the few who don't aren't too bad. The soundtrack is quite immersive and great at getting you into the game even more. The gameplay mostly consists of interacting with classmates. In addition, you also explore the school and go through the Class Trial, the latter of which is an all-out debate war, with emphasis on refuting or consenting other characters' arguments. There are also some minigames that you will go through during Class Trials, but they aren't worth mentioning.

The platinum is really easy, although it takes a small bit of effort due to School / Island Mode and Magical Miracle Girl Monomi. Those are side minigames that are separate from the main story and take a light-hearted approach to Danganronpa. Besides that, it's quite a typical platinum. Both games are part of the trophy list, and both feature some very similar trophies: completing the game, filling every character's Report Card, getting all endings in School / Island Mode, a few trophies related to Class Trials, etc.

 

Despair Simulator Danganronpa is one of my favorite Visual Novel series of all time, and this is a great bundle for anyone who's looking to get into it and doesn't happen to have a Vita. If you have a Vita then you should obviously play the games there first!

 

Hey, let the people who haven't played Danganronpa yet find out for themselves!

 

Whoops. :P The Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc platinum is divided into two major steps, and what I'll do is go through each one, talk about how I dealt with it, and mention some noteworthy things whenever applicable. I'll also be doing this for the rest of the stacks. Here we go!

 

1) Story Mode:

 

Story Mode in Danganronpa, as stated above, consists of going through a ton of dialogue while doing a lot of investigation and surviving Class Trials. This is pretty much the easiest step towards the platinum, which was made relatively painless thanks a couple of excellent resources I found online. Here's how I went through this step:

  • For Daily Life and Deadly Life, I used the following guide: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=630085011 - True, it's in English, but since I'm plowing through these stacks, I really just needed to know what was the fastest way to do that (which this guide provided), meaning just the necessary interactions. In other words, who to talk to, what to interact with, and where to go next. The game also helps in that: 1) it displays a red exclamation mark on the next areas you need to go to whenever you check the map, and 2) it doesn't allow you to leave an area until you've done everything that needs to be done there.
  • For Free Time, I initially used the PSNProfiles trophy guide for the necessary answer choices for each character. That meant I had to translate those answers from English to Japanese and then pick the closest answer (since translators aren't perfect when it comes to phrases). But then I remembered that it doesn't matter if you pick the wrong answer because the game doesn't proceed until you pick the correct one, and you don't get penalized if you don't pick the correct one from the get-go. 😅
  • For Class Trials, I followed this excellent guide that has the answers to all of the questions in each Class Trial: https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/4039703-post2.html and https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/4039706-post3.html. It was very easy to follow with a clear and concise walkthrough. The only issue I had was not finding a certain answer because I forgot for a minute that you can turn an argument into a Truth Bullet, so that right there was my bad. 😅 The answers for the Hangman's Gambits and Closing Arguments were similarly very easy to follow, with the author including image answers for the latter (which were thankfully still up, as I know that some old images can be deleted for inactivity). Perfect guide with no issues whatsoever.

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"Upupu" in actual Japanese... 😱

 

 

2) School Mode:

 

School Mode in Danganronpa involves a light-hearted approach to the game. Basically, @Monokuma tasks you with building various pieces of junk for him using the game's characters in return for spending time with your classmates and seeing their ending - the latter of which you can only do if you have every character's Report Card filled in, successfully complete all of @Monokuma's tasks in a playthrough, and get the maximum of 10 hearts for each character. Of course there'd be a catch to it... but yeah, that's pretty much the gist of it.

 

Don't you call those "pieces of junk"! They make for great decoration!

And "light-hearted"? Everyone knows that School Mode is the most Despairful part of the game. *upupu*

 

Oh, I know it's the most Despairful part... especially when all the text is in Japanese. Thankfully, there isn't much you really need to do in terms of translation. Prior experience helped tremendously when it came to tackling this mode. Here's how it went:

  • My first playthrough consisted of finishing the remaining Report Cards, so once again, the answer choices didn't matter here as the game only proceeds if you pick the correct one. You can't complete most of @Monokuma's tasks as the game's characters are nowhere near strong enough to gather enough material needed for all that junk.
  • My second playthrough was where the fun started. You must successfully complete each of @Monokuma's tasks. Failing even once means that you can't see any character's ending because @Monokuma is such an unforgiving bear. I gotta hand it to him, though: he does occasionally give you items that level up you characters' stats. Maybe he's not that unforgiving after all... or maybe he still is. :P Your characters are stronger here (as there is New Game +, which only transfers your character's stats), but still not to the point of comfortably finishing every task. This meant that a fair bit of planning was sometimes necessary in order to ensure I'd complete a certain task. In other words, reloading an earlier save and hoping that run yields me more material, or switching certain characters' shifts. It was a close one with the very last task, but I managed to pass it after a few reloads. In the meantime, you can't just be a lazy bum and rest during the day! You must spend a lot of time with each classmate for all of them hearts! They're important, you know? Because at the end of the day semester, your Ultimate Goal is to have... their undergarment! Yep, that's classic Danganronpa right there. :awesome: To do that, you take them out and go on a date, which will fill their heart bar by 0, 0.5, or 1 according to where you take them to and what answer choice you pick. The difference between these answer choices and the ones for Report Cards is that you must choose the best one from the get-go here, as the game doesn't let you retry. At the end of the semester, you can then talk to the character(s) whose heart bar you filled entirely and pick one final answer choice (similar to the Report Card ones). You can get a total of 5 endings per School Mode playthrough, so a total of 3 playthroughs are needed for all the endings. Once again, this excellent guide helped with the answer choices: https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/4114954-post7.html
  • The third and fourth playthroughs get gradually easier as you level up your characters even more. You'll most likely get to the point where you'll only need to assign 2 characters for cleaning duties and the rest to focus on the different materials, which also helps. You should have all endings done by the end of your fourth playthrough, unless you messed up somewhere.

As far as translating goes, I only needed to translate a few items. I used this, which has the Japanese translation of every item in School Mode: https://danganronpa.fandom.com/wiki/School_Mode Otherwise, I compared the Japanese characters between the screen that tells you what items you're supposed to build and the one where you can build the items in order to know exactly what to build for each task.

 

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I guess you can say... LOVE! LOVE!

 

 

3) Clean Up:

 

There was barely anything to do after all the above in terms of trophy clean up. The only trophy I still needed to get was actually a trophy I left specifically for the platinum screenshot. It was the trophy for buying all Gallery Items. And let me tell you, there's a certain image in there that's just perfect for a platinum screenshot. I'm sure @Monokuma will love this one! Are you ready? :P

 

Spoiler

I think you humans have this saying that goes: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice-"

 

Spoiler

 

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Shame on me for thinking you'd fool me again! OwO

 

Ah, it's always so nice when you get a taste of your own medicine. :giggle:

 

 

 

And that's how I went through the HK stack of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc with Japanese text. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair has a very similar trophy list with only a few minor changes/additions, so I won't really have much else to say next time. :P

 

Before we end this section, I'd like to give a big shout-out and thank you to the people who contributed to the aforementioned guides, which were a huge help! ^_^

 

Of course, there just had to be guides for the Japanese versions! ;-;

 

Plans For Next Week:

 

  • Upupu... Guess what? Another game brought to @cr1s by MonoLicia! What is it, you may wonder? It shall be revealed next week! Seriously, it's right there on my profile already...
  • Despair-A-Ton 4 continues with the second game in the marathon: Goodbye Despair! Seriously, that's the most misleading subtitle for a Danganronpa title ever! Screw that, I'll use the Japanese title - Super Dangan Ronpa 2: Farewell Despair Acade- oh, wait... ;-;
  • What's that? More Paradise City? More FeliKuma shenanigans? Count me in!

That moment when @Monokuma hijacks a section and you can't do anything about it. ;-;

 

Oh, come on... If anything, I deserve more screen time than this! This script sucks big time!

 

Outro:

 

Well, @Monokuma's petty complaint marks the end of this episode. Thank you for tuning in, and we'll see you next week for a brand new episode of Despair Checklist: @cr1s' Test, where the glass is clean and the bear is angry. ^_^

 

Hey, my complaints are always valid! This is unfair! I demand the script to be reviewed-

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What an update, glad to see @cr1s is making it through Gal*Gun marathon! But I have my own update to share *upupu*.

 

*upupu*? That's MY line you egotistical buffoon!

 

Much against @cr1s's wishes, FeliKuma has asked me to announce the next DESPAIR FILLED victory robbing move:

@cr1s must platinum Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed.

 

*upupu* I enjoy when people help me tarnish @cr1s's marathons!!!!!

 

mhmm, Yea. While we all would love to see @Monokuma's victory dance again, I have a strong suspicion that @cr1s will finish this challenge on-time and unharmed.
@Monokuma has also inflicted another round of Despair for our Ultimate Guest @CypherNova139 as he has been contractually obligated to lend his farm of PS3s to the effort.
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And @CypherNova139 gets another dose of Despair. That's what he gets for never playing my beloved Danganronpa series, available in stores now for 59,999 MonoCoins upupuahhhh-hahahaha
Take me down to the MonoPrice City
Where I Take your Money
And you cry like, um, um, yea Bitches upupupupupupupupupu


Weird lyric rendition. Wow, @Monokuma is really wanting me to play Dangaropa, but 59,999 Monocoins is too much money for ...


You say WHAT? You will say no such treachery in these hallowed halls. Say something like that again and you will be platinuming a game of my choice...
 

Wait, but I always pronounced it Dangaropa? I guess that is how you pronounc....


No! It's Danganronpa you filthy noob!!
Cypher is a TERRIBLE Utlimate Guest!!!!! He is no longer Ultimate Guesting here, *upupupupupu* I Demand it.


Oh, you can't get rid of me that easily @Monokuma. I'll be back when you least expect it.
Take me down to the MonoPrice city....
Where i hack his game
and the coins flow to mee
Oh won't you please take me hooooome
Hmm.... good business proposition?

Edited by CypherNova139
You Must Sing EVEN Louder, Cypher!
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On 10/7/2019 at 3:42 PM, cr1s said:

Ten... Thousand... Monocoins? O_O Ahem... would you like to try your hand at some of our exclusive casino minigames right here in DanganVegas? Whether it's the MonoMono Slot or unorthodox minigames like Salmon Fishing, Outlaw Run, or Treasure Hunter! Monolith, your earnings are sure to increase exponentially! Especially if you play Treasure Hunter! Monolith. *upupu* Plus, you'd get the chance to listen to this rocking soundtrack over and over again, composed by none other than Monokid!

I've already been to DanganVegas. Where do you think I got all those Monocoins? :giggle:

 

On 10/7/2019 at 3:42 PM, cr1s said:

What if I told you that the MonoMono Machine you used only had a single type of item to dispense?

If that were true, I'd say you have a pretty terrible machine there.

 

On 10/7/2019 at 3:42 PM, cr1s said:

Upupu, I'm glad to officially announce

 

The Best, Most Despair-Inducing Tag Team in the History of Mankind!!!!!

 

One half @Monokuma, the other half Felicia aka @Honor_Hand!

 

Allow me to introduce FeliKuma!!!!! Or is it MonoLicia????? Whatever, you choose the name you think is better! Both are filled with Despair anyway! *upupu*

 

Our mission is as follows:

 

Prevent @cr1s from securing his third consecutive victory against @Monokuma at all costs! AT ALL COSTS, I tell you!

 

How will we do that? It's very simple: by randomly making @cr1s play various games that aren't part of our Seasonal Face-Off! Burnout Paradise and Two Worlds 2 are only two of these games! More will follow, you can be sure of that!

 

This announcement marks a turning point in our Seasonal Face-Off! There's no way @cr1s will be able to recover from such a Despairful Setback!

Oh snap! You know someone's a big threat when they're introduced in giant font! Things sure aren't looking good for @cr1s. Well, I'm sure he'll be fine (probably).

 

On 10/7/2019 at 3:42 PM, cr1s said:

:platinum: #424 - Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (HK)

 

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獲得所有獎盃
獲得除白金之外的所有獎盃

 

[I have no idea what this means]

[Same here. Don't ask me to translate any of that!]

Did anyone else think @cr1s actually changed the caption to match what's below in English at first? Just me? Okay.

 

On 10/7/2019 at 3:42 PM, cr1s said:

 

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Is... that... it? HOW LAME! ;-;

 

Ha! Got you with that one. :awesome:

 

Why, you little...

 

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Ahem... Let's continue with our show, shall we?

 

 

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I think you humans have this saying that goes: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice-"

 

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Shame on me for thinking you'd fool me again! OwO

 

Ah, it's always so nice when you get a taste of your own medicine. :giggle:

 

 

 

Cue weekly quoting of the spoiler tags to see what's inside.

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Well, it's been quite a while  but here i am rpelying to the comments that quoted me, so to Monokuma, to chris? God i'm confused :dunno:


Sorry for the late reply anyway :( Don't know why it took so long, felt really lazy lately to write.

 

Ah so if i said "journal" it's better than podcast? :giggle:

 

Wait, but aliens don't exist don't they, so Monokuma is saying he doesn't exist too? :awesome:

 

Well Dangan theme surely offers you a lot of options :3 I see a Lackj of chiacki in your list still :D

 

Mmmm now i'm even more curious for the V3 Game :P  

 

Ah i see that then nowadays even Monokuma has Money troubles in his life xD


PS: Great Job @OhDearGodRun! O.o 

 

 

WOW, so many progress meanwhile, Went from Gal Gun, to Burnout to Danganronpa i see you're working hard Chris ^_^ 


 

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Season 2: Episode 6 - "Hello Despair!"

Weekly Update #34 (October 7-13)

 

Intro:

 

Wait... "Hello Despair!"? It was supposed to be "Goodbye Despair!"!

 

I won't allow any of our episodes to be called that! Such a title would be tantamount to spreading Hope!

 

What about the game then? What will you do about it? :P

 

I'll just censor it the good ol' fashioned way like I did above... Censorship is sure to unleash tons of Despair on our viewers! *upupu*

 

But it's still visible. :hmm:

 

DAMMIT! I'll have to come up with an alternative way by the time you get to *that part* then.

 

Maybe I should skip to it now then. :awesome: I wish I could... As much as I'd love to, I have to follow our episode breakdown, or a certain bear will get angry! I wonder what @Monokuma will come up with when it comes to that censorship. :hmm: In the meantime, it's time for another episode of our Desbearful Show, where the bear is-

 

Enough with that already!

 

Okay, fine. :P Let's check out what today's episode has in store for us!

 

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Progress Update
    • Overview
    • Weekly Progress
      • Unleash The Shift! - Part 1
      • Despair-A-Ton 4 - Part 2
    • Plans For Next Week
  • Outro

Upupu, I wonder who our Ultimate Guests for this week are...

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

Let's welcome- What's that? Another @Monokuma? They're multiplying! 😱

 

I, for one, welcome another @Monokuma to our show! Let's see what CypherKuma has to say. *upupu*

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:

*upupu*? That's MY line you egotistical buffoon!

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:

*upupu* I enjoy when people help me tarnish @cr1s's marathons!!!!!

 

Spoken like a true @Monokuma. We're off to a great start already! I'm sure you and I will get alon-

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:

And @CypherNova139 gets another dose of Despair. That's what he gets for never playing my beloved Danganronpa series, available in stores now for 59,999 MonoCoins upupuahhhh-hahahaha
Take me down to the MonoPrice City
Where I Take your Money
And you cry like, um, um, yea Bitches upupupupupupupupupu

 

What the hell was that all about? Are you going haywire or something? Pull yourself together!

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:

upupupupupupupupupu

 

Wuzzat? Are you challenging me to an Epic Upupu Battle? @Monokuma accepts and hereby announces your defeat by countering your abysmal attempt with *this*!

 

 

 

Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

 

Wow, I can't believe that @Monokuma has just wasted half of our allocated time with a Petty Upupu Battle. :facepalm:

 

Hey, it's not petty! It's clear by now that CypherKuma is only here to undermine my authority!

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:

No! It's Danganronpa you filthy noob!!
Cypher is a TERRIBLE Utlimate Guest!!!!! He is no longer Ultimate Guesting here, *upupupupupu* I Demand it.

 

Besides, look at that! He can't even say "Ultimate" properly! Begone, you fake @Monokuma!

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Oh, you can't get rid of me that easily @Monokuma. I'll be back when you least expect it.

 

Where do you think *you're* going? *You* are staying here as I teach you a Despairful Lesson for attempting to hijack our show with the help of that nonsensical @Monokuma - one that involves everyone's beloved franchise! *upupupupu*

 

Umm... Thank you for joining us today, @CypherNova139? Although it sounds like you're gonna be staying here for a while. :giggle:

 

And now, let's welcome our next Ultimate Guest: @jemmie!

 

On 10/9/2019 at 2:08 AM, jemmie said:

I've already been to DanganVegas. Where do you think I got all those Monocoins? 

 

DanganVegas, huh? Are you trying to fool us all? We both know that you got those MonoCoins from Towa City!

 

On 10/9/2019 at 2:08 AM, jemmie said:

If that were true, I'd say you have a pretty terrible machine there.

 

Or maybe it's the fact that you got really unlucky there. *upupu*

 

On 10/9/2019 at 2:08 AM, jemmie said:

Oh snap! You know someone's a big threat when they're introduced in giant font! Things sure aren't looking good for @cr1s. Well, I'm sure he'll be fine (probably).

 

Like hell he will!

 

Thank you for the vote of confidence (probably), @jemmie! I'll make sure to nab this victory for Team Hope! :awesome:

 

On 10/9/2019 at 2:08 AM, jemmie said:

Did anyone else think @cr1s actually changed the caption to match what's below in English at first? Just me? Okay.

 

So you mean to say that the caption is actually a translation of the English text? My, my... what a plot twist that would be! *upupu*

 

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. Who knows? :ninja: Thank you for stopping by, @jemmie!

 

And now, let's check out what games were played this week!

 

Progress Update:

 

Overview:

  • It's time to get ready for one hell of a ride, for the shift has been unleashed! giphy.gif
  • Or so I had thought... but I quickly got dragged back into the world of Despair, as it's time to say "Goodbye Des-" *upupu* once and for all! UnfinishedSomberHornbill-max-1mb.gif

Oooh, so that's how @Monokuma plans to censor me! But that won't stop me from achieving victory in our Seasonal Face-Off. :awesome:

 

Maybe you should pick up the pace then if you wanna finish in time. :P

 

Weekly Progress:

 

Unleash The Shift! - Part 1:

 

Ah, here we go! The second in a series of "side games" that are being decided by a certain bear and his certain associate is Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed! I gotta say, though: even if that damn bear didn't choose it for me now, I would've actually done it soon-ish anyway because it's an ancient PS3 game with online trophies. :P But hey, the sooner, the better!

 

Also, to answer @CypherNova139:

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Much against @cr1s's wishes, FeliKuma has asked me to announce the next DESPAIR FILLED victory robbing move:

@cr1s must platinum Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed.

 

1) You're not FeliKuma's spokesperson. :P

2) I already said last week that people could check out my profile to find out what the next FeliKuma game would be. :P

3) I don't have to platinum any of the games that FeliKuma decide to make me play - merely complete their online trophies. :P After all:

 

On 10/7/2019 at 10:42 PM, cr1s said:

How will we do that? It's very simple: by randomly making @cr1s play various games that aren't part of our Seasonal Face-Off! Burnout Paradise and Two Worlds 2 are only two of these games! More will follow, you can be sure of that!

 

Nowhere did it say I must platinum them. :awesome:

 

@cr1s is absolutely right! @CypherNova139 is attempting to spread misinformation! Perhaps I should inflict a harsher punishment on him for that. *upupu*

 

But yeah, I started this game on Monday thinking all online trophies only required another person and I could get them done quickly... Note to self: check different guides thoroughly to make sure what a certain boost involves.

 

And why is that, I wonder? *upupu*

 

Because I thought everything could be done with just one other person when there's one trophy that requires 2 other people and another one that requires...

 

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"8 gamers"

 

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Ahhhhh-hahaha-

 

That said, a certain someone invited us to his farm to help us fill in all those extra spots! I'm talking about this:

 

On 10/8/2019 at 8:01 PM, CypherNova139 said:


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ha... ha? And how do you think he's going to help you when I have him under my watch here? *upupu*

 

Oh, there's always a way. In fact, he's actually readying all his MooStations as we speak! :awesome:

 

But yeah, I started this game and got a few trophies! Let's look into them a little bit. I won't talk about the game itself right now because I barely played any of it. :P

 

First of all... in order to even be able to play online multiplayer, you have to play a couple of single player races first! Yep, the MP menu isn't there at first, leaving you to believe that they might've forgotten to include it in the game or something. But of course, it's just derpy you at the end. The first of these races is the tutorial, which will gauge how good the game thinks you are and then recommend you the best driver setting. I ended up with "Experienced" (somewhere in the middle), but I switched to "Novice" in order to make a certain trophy easier:

 

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Proving Grounds
Won JR's GTR Challenge

 

What does JR @Monokuma's GTR Challenge comprise? It's quite simple: win a 2-lap race. You're in third position too, which makes it easier. Getting into first place is easy, but it's staying there that's the hard part, especially with the way the vehicles seem to handle. xD In the end, it took me 5 tries to beat his challenge. Believe me, you'll want to finish this challenge ASAP because of the annoying commentator who repeats some of his sentences, like this one: "You need to be aggressive, but you gotta give the other cars some respect." How about you shut up and let me concentrate instead? :P

 

Don't attribute this challenge to me! If it were up to me, I'd have you win a 999-lap race. Oh, how glorious it'd be to see the Despair on your face. *upupu*

 

When all that was done, I was able to access the online multiplayer! But that's when the above happened with that trophy requiring a total of 8 players. Since you can get almost all of the other trophies along the way, @Honor_Hand and I decided to wait until @CypherNova139 is done feeding all them cows. The one trophy you can't get with the others is the one for playing online for over 10 hours, but you can idle grind that one anyway. :P

 

Barely anything happened in this game otherwise. When I first launched the game, I got a trophy for owning 3 different kinds of vehicles as I have the Ultimate Edition of the game and downloaded all the DLC prior to starting it. I also went for one last trophy:

 

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Recommended
Completed an event recommended by a Friend

 

Does this game have Facebook integration or what?

 

Err, close enough? :P This trophy is pretty simple as it just requires you to play an event that a friend has played and recommended. A quick, 5-minute job. Nothing else to say about it, really. It's not like what I'm saying right now is solely meant as filler to fulfill one of our broadcasting obligations. Not at all...

 

Oooh, filler? That's bound to fill tons of people with Despair. *upupu*

 

Too much filling... Well, that's it when it comes to Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed! Stay tuned as I go back to this game soon!

 

Despair-A-Ton 4 - Part 2:

 

Here we go! Another Despair-fueled game is here! This time, it's Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Des- Kuma! Kuma! Okay, well... that game. :P In case you forgot, here's a reminder on what Danganronpa actually is:

 

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Danganronpa 1+2 Reload is a bundle that features the first two Danganronpa games. In other words... double the Despair! :dance: These games are part of the Hope's Peak story arc. In each game, a group of 15 "Ultimate" students is trapped in a school and forced to participate in a killing game. Basically, a murder happens in each chapter, and after a thorough investigation, the remaining students will have to participate in a Class Trial to determine the blackened based on a majority vote. If that vote is correct, then only the blackened will be executed, otherwise everyone except for the blackened will be executed. The executions can be gruesome and are always catered to the blackened's personality. Whoever is still alive at the end will get to "graduate", meaning they will go back to the outside world.

Each chapter is divided into Daily Life, in which you explore the school, spend time with your classmates, and advance the story, and Deadly Life, in which you investigate the murder that took place at the end of Daily Life and gather clues related to it. The chapter culminates in a Class Trial, in which you must determine the blackened's identity.

The cast of characters is diverse, and each character has their own distinct personality. Most of them initially come off as likeable, but even the few who don't aren't too bad. The soundtrack is quite immersive and great at getting you into the game even more. The gameplay mostly consists of interacting with classmates. In addition, you also explore the school and go through the Class Trial, the latter of which is an all-out debate war, with emphasis on refuting or consenting other characters' arguments. There are also some minigames that you will go through during Class Trials, but they aren't worth mentioning.

The platinum is really easy, although it takes a small bit of effort due to School / Island Mode and Magical Miracle Girl Monomi. Those are side minigames that are separate from the main story and take a light-hearted approach to Danganronpa. Besides that, it's quite a typical platinum. Both games are part of the trophy list, and both feature some very similar trophies: completing the game, filling every character's Report Card, getting all endings in School / Island Mode, a few trophies related to Class Trials, etc.

 

Despair Simulator Danganronpa is one of my favorite Visual Novel series of all time, and this is a great bundle for anyone who's looking to get into it and doesn't happen to have a Vita. If you have a Vita then you should obviously play the games there first!

 

Oooh, a recap? I know how much many people hate those. Having fillers and recaps in our show is the perfect recipe for Despair! *upupu*

 

The Danganronpa 2 platinum is divided into three major steps, and as I did before, what I'll do is go through each one, talk about how I dealt with it, and mention some noteworthy things whenever applicable. I only really completed the first major step this week, and it's very similar to Danganronpa 1's, so there won't be much to change or add. :P

 

1) Story Mode:

 

Story Mode in Danganronpa, as stated above, consists of going through a ton of dialogue while doing a lot of investigation and surviving Class Trials. This is pretty much the easiest step towards the platinum, which was made relatively painless thanks a couple of excellent resources I found online. Here's how I went through this step:

  • For Daily Life and Deadly Life, I used the following guide: https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/danganronpa-2-goodbye-despair/295844-danganronpa-2-goodbye-despair-walkthrough.html - True, it's in English, but since I'm plowing through these stacks, I really just needed to know what was the fastest way to do that (which this guide provided), meaning just the necessary interactions. In other words, who to talk to, what to interact with, and where to go next. The game also helps in that: 1) it displays a red exclamation mark on the next areas you need to go to whenever you check the map, and 2) it doesn't allow you to leave an area until you've done everything that needs to be done there. One thing to note though is that the above guide had a couple of missing steps and minor errors, but they were very easy to figure out, so it wasn't a big deal. I also followed that guide for the Hidden Monokumas. Yep, those are one of the new additions to Danganronpa 2! What are those, you may wonder? Collectibles... because @Monokuma knows how much a lot of people hate those. :PWhat? How did everyone find those? I made sure to hide them very well!
  • For Free Time, I remembered my derpy incident from Danganronpa 1 and didn't use a guide for the answer choices. xD
  • For Class Trials, I followed this excellent guide that has the answers to all of the questions in each Class Trial: https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/4039710-post4.html and https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/4044067-post5.html. It was very easy to follow with a clear and concise walkthrough. The answers for the Logic Dives, Hangman's Gambits and Closing Arguments were similarly very easy to follow. Perfect guide with no issues whatsoever.
  • Another new addition to Danganronpa 2 is the ability to raise pets! And of course, one of them is none other than @Monokuma. Which stage each pet is at depends on the number of steps you take, and which animal you get depends on its Hope and Despair meters. You can raise the Hope meter by giving them Mineral Water and the Despair meter by letting them drown in their own shit. Literally. Like this: 6bozJun.png Yep, another classic Danganronpa moment. :P I simply used  this guide for knowing how to "feed" each pet.
  • Last, but not least, I also did the grind to Level 999 for this trophy! It's really simple as you can simply idle grind it, although the XP stops counting after a little while for some reason, so you have stop walking and start walking again. :hmm: I'm sure that's another one of @Monokuma's shenanigans. :P

That's pretty much it when it comes to this week's Despair-A-Ton progress. The Despair is set to continue for a while to come, so stay tuned for that!

 

Upupu, I sure can't wait for that!

 

Plans For Next Week:

  • Danganronpa 2 continues... and ends! And what's that? A minigame that features Monomi? That's not fair! I'm supposed to be there instead of her!
  • It's time to start Ultra Despair Girls afterwards! Finally, there's a game that lives up to its title!
  • Another game brought to @cr1s by FeliKuma? Who knows? Stay tuned to find out! *upupu*

Maybe I should just let him host this section...

 

Outro:

 

That's it for this episo- Wait, another Ultimate Guest has just join-

 

Sucks to be him, because we're out of time! I guess he'll just have to wait until next week! *upupupupu*

 

Well, there you have it. You can safely blame @Monokuma if he refuses to let you on the air during a certain episode. :P

 

That's it for this week, folks! See you next week for another episode of The Desbearful Show! Until then... have a Hopeful Week, everyone! ^_^

 

More like "have a Hopeless Week!" :awesome: See you next time! ^_^

 

Goodbye Des- Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

DAMMIT!

Edited by cr1s
Is this going to work this week? Pretty please? Oh, I guess it did... What's up with all these technical difficulties anyway? I should really fix those once and for all... or maybe not. *upupu*
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Some content of this Post has been Edited to better meet our Ultimate Guest Community Guidelines. - @Monokuma. Yes, the real one.

1 hour ago, cr1s said:

Also, to answer @CypherNova139:

 

On 10/8/2019 at 10:01 AM, CypherNova139 said:

Much against @cr1s's wishes, FeliKuma has asked me to announce the next DESPAIR FILLED victory robbing move:

@cr1s must platinum Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed.

 

1) You're not FeliKuma's spokesperson. :P

2) I already said last week that people could check out my profile to find out what the next FeliKuma game would be. :P

3) I don't have to platinum any of the games that FeliKuma decide to make me play - merely complete their online trophies. :P After all:

 

 

I am the self-inflicted Offifcial Spkespoerson of the Ultimate Despiar Battle featuring FeliKuma and Sponsored by our host, @Monokuma

As such it is by the power vested upon me to supervise that @cr1s shall platinum Burnout Paradise, Need For Speed: shit 2 Unleashed, and now, for the spread of false misinformation about our venerable trustworthy host @CypherNova139, @cr1s must also platinum Jak X: Combat Racing!!!!!

With many Exclamation marks!!!!!!

1 hour ago, cr1s said:

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1 hour ago, cr1s said:

Where do you think *you're* going? *You* are staying here as I teach you a Despairful Lesson for attempting to hijack our show with the help of that nonsensical @Monokuma - one that involves everyone's beloved franchise! *upupupupu*

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...upupupupupupupupupu. Phew. I have finished the upupu battle victorious! Take that you asshole bear.
NO ONE UPUPUS ME!!!!!

*upupu*

Damn you @Monokuma

 

Whatever. Seriously I don't understand this guy, he thinks he runs this show.

It is now time for this week's MooFarm Update from @CypherNova139

 

 

On 10/8/2019 at 10:01 AM, CypherNova139 said:

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Moo Moo Moooooo MooMoo. Moo x5!!!!
Moo MOOOOOOOO Mooo Mo0 MooMoo.
Moo Moo Moo mooo moooooooo Mooo Moo Moo Mooooooo.

 

A bunch of "moo" sounds? That must mean @CypherNova139 has been infected by my new patent-pending MonoCow disease! He can only say "Moo" now! This is Despair-ful! And very enjoyable.. But now I'm bored of this Despair. See you next time! ^_^

 

Edited by CypherNova139
Please follow the Ultimate Guest Community Guidelines next time or you willg et an extra dose of Despair! Ahhhhhh-hahahahaha! -Monokuma
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I'll just censor it the good ol' fashioned way like I did above... Censorship is sure to unleash tons of Despair on our viewers! *upupu*

 

But it's still visible.

 

Too bad you cannot use thick black bars like in some other places. :awesome: The ones we have here are like those you see on those Japanese Doujinshi pretending to be censoring something.  xD

 

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Let's welcome- What's that? Another @Monokuma? They're multiplying! 1f631.png

 

I, for one, welcome another @Monokuma to our show! Let's see what CypherKuma has to say. *upupu*

 

At the rate these Monokumas are multiplying we're going to reach Monokuma Apocalypse status in just a few weeks. 1f631.png Having one around is a big enough threat already. Can't imagine how much despair an army of them could bring over. O_O

 

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3) I don't have to platinum any of the games that FeliKuma decide to make me play - merely complete their online trophies. :P After all:

 

On 7/10/2019 at 3:42 PM, cr1s said:

How will we do that? It's very simple: by randomly making @cr1s play various games that aren't part of our Seasonal Face-Off! Burnout Paradise and Two Worlds 2 are only two of these games! More will follow, you can be sure of that!

 

Nowhere did it say I must platinum them.

 

Gotta love how there's always something that ends up working in @cr1s's favor. ;) Fair enough, as long you get the online portions done, it should be good. That means we can look forward to that magical co-op playthrough we have left to do on Two Worlds II. A game so bad that just completing one of those co-op maps should be worth a Platinum considering the time and effort we have to invest into them.  >_>

 

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What does JR @Monokuma's GTR Challenge comprise? It's quite simple: win a 2-lap race. You're in third position too, which makes it easier. Getting into first place is easy, but it's staying there that's the hard part, especially with the way the vehicles seem to handle. xD In the end, it took me 5 tries to beat his challenge.

 

I started sixth? ._.

 

Not sure what happened there but that tutorial was pretty hard for me actually. It took me more than 5 tries for sure, as I always ended up in second place because the first driver would just get a considerable advantage from the rest of the pack at the start of the race. :facepalm:

 

Anyways, speaking about NFS Shift 2, it seems like quite a nice sim car racing game and I'll be looking forward to helping @cr1s with the online trophies here. Admittedly, I didn't know about the 8-player requirement for that one King of the Hill trophy. I had my reservations on the game considering it is a very rare Platinum amongst the series, so there was bound to be a catch somewhere. Other than that particular trophy, at a quick glance, most of the other trophies look pretty standard. Gonna love using my steering wheel on this one. :D

 

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Don't attribute this challenge to me! If it were up to me, I'd have you win a 999-lap race. Oh, how glorious it'd be to see the Despair on your face. *upupu*

 

Have @cr1s play and Platinum Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo Sport. I'm sure those games contain massive amounts of despair. Can you imagine his face racing one of those 24-hour endurance races? Or maybe grinding hundreds of hours online?  :awesome:

 

Also, many thanks to @CypherNova139 and all of his MooStations. Truly, the perfect guy and setup to farm up any game out there. Thanks for lending a hand friend. ^_^

 

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Season 2: Episode 7 - "Another Week, Another Episode!"

Weekly Update #35 (October 14-20)

 

Intro:

 

Hello, everyone! Welcome to another episode of our show, featuring your usual hosts: @cr1s and @Monokuma! On today's menu: Despair and... Despair.

 

That's the menu for all our episodes! Be it the main dish, side dish, appetizer, or dessert... we offer our viewers all kinds and flavors of Despair! Our show is an All-You-Can-Despair Buffet, after all! *upupupupu*

 

Indeed! Be it à la carte or table d'hôte, we got you all covered!

 

Man, all those terminologies made me hungry. If you'll excuse me...

 

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You sure are one hungry bear. But what about our show?

 

*omnomnomnomnom*

 

Well, I guess I'll continue the show on my own while @Monokuma is busy eating. *shrugs* Yes, yes! My plan is a resounding success! I can finally have an entire episode to myself! *upupu*

 

Ahem... let's check out what today's episode has in store!

 

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Progress Update
    • Overview
    • Weekly Progress
      • Despair-A-Ton 4 - Part 3
    • Plans For Next Week
  • Outro

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

First, let's welcome @Sora9427!

 

On 10/14/2019 at 3:10 PM, Sora9427 said:

Well, it's been quite a while  but here i am rpelying to the comments that quoted me, so to Monokuma, to chris? God i'm confused :dunno:

 

 

.....

 

.....

*omnomnomnomnom*

 

On 10/14/2019 at 3:10 PM, Sora9427 said:

Ah so if i said "journal" it's better than podcast? 

 

Nah, I'm pretty sure this is actually a radio show. :P

 

On 10/14/2019 at 3:10 PM, Sora9427 said:

Wait, but aliens don't exist don't they, so Monokuma is saying he doesn't exist too?

 

What if the opposite were true? Meaning Monokumas were aliens? That would mean they do exist! :o

 

On 10/14/2019 at 3:10 PM, Sora9427 said:

Well Dangan theme surely offers you a lot of options :3 I see a Lackj of chiacki in your list still

 

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On 10/14/2019 at 3:10 PM, Sora9427 said:

Ah i see that then nowadays even Monokuma has Money troubles in his life

 

*burp*

I may be having money issues... but as long as I can spread Despair, everything is alright! *upupu*

 

You're done already? And here I thought I could have the entire episode to myself. ;-;

 

Not even in your dreams! :awesome:

 

On 10/14/2019 at 3:10 PM, Sora9427 said:

WOW, so many progress meanwhile, Went from Gal Gun, to Burnout to Danganronpa i see you're working hard Chris ^_^ 

 

Thank you! ^_^ And that's it for our Ultimate Chat with @Sora9427. Thank you for stopping by! And now-

 

CypherKuma? Is that you again? I thought I told you to leave?

 

On 10/14/2019 at 8:55 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Whatever. Seriously I don't understand this guy, he thinks he runs this show.

It is now time for this week's MooFarm Update from @CypherNova139

 

Just who the hell do you think *you* are, hijacking our show? And what's this:

 

On 10/14/2019 at 8:55 PM, CypherNova139 said:

A bunch of "moo" sounds? That must mean @CypherNova139 has been infected by my new patent-pending MonoCow disease! He can only say "Moo" now! This is Despair-ful! And very enjoyable.. But now I'm bored of this Despair. See you next time! ^_^

 

How can you consider yourself a Monokuma and be bored of Despair? Monokumas never get bored or tired of inflicting Despair! That does it... I'm getting rid of you, Fake Monokuma. Monobeasts, attack!

 

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*CypherKuma gets stomped on and eaten by the five Monobeats*

 

Whoa, that's one angry bear. 😅 Monobeasts, Exisals, Monokumas... @Monokuma sure has a massive army under his command. :ninja:

 

Of course I do. Just another one of my plans to spread Despair all over the place. *upupu* As for @CypherNova139...

 

On 10/14/2019 at 8:55 PM, CypherNova139 said:

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...upupupupupupupupupu. Phew. I have finished the upupu battle victorious! Take that you asshole bear.

 

*stops timer* Let's see... 1 hour and 2 seconds. Not only have you failed to beat my time, but by submitting this attempt as @CypherNova139, it was invalid to begin with! This was a Monokuma-only contest, after all! *upupumoomoo* Hey, wait a minute! Am I infected with the MonoCow disease now?

 

On 10/14/2019 at 8:55 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Moo Moo Moooooo MooMoo. Moo x5!!!!
Moo MOOOOOOOO Mooo Mo0 MooMoo.
Moo Moo Moo mooo moooooooo Mooo Moo Moo Mooooooo.

 

That's it! I'm hereby revoking your Ultimate Guest title and kicking you out of our studios. I won't tolerate such shenanigans on The Desbearful Show! NO ONE UPUPUS ME!

 

*upupu*

 

Damn you, @cr1s! You're no longer an Ultimate Gu- oh, wait... ;-;

 

Thank you for joining us, @CypherNova139! And... so long? That's what @Monokuma is saying. :P

 

Last, but not least... @Honor_Hand is here again! ^o^

 

On 10/15/2019 at 1:46 AM, Honor_Hand said:

Too bad you cannot use thick black bars like in some other places. :awesome: The ones we have here are like those you see on those Japanese Doujinshi pretending to be censoring something. 

 

Or we can just do like this:

 

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but plaster Danganronpa character faces all over the place instead! *upupu*

 

On 10/15/2019 at 1:46 AM, Honor_Hand said:

At the rate these Monokumas are multiplying we're going to reach Monokuma Apocalypse status in just a few weeks. 1f631.png Having one around is a big enough threat already. Can't imagine how much despair an army of them could bring over. O_O

 

Too bad the MonoCalypse has already started long ago... and it's never gonna stop! Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

 

On 10/15/2019 at 1:46 AM, Honor_Hand said:

Gotta love how there's always something that ends up working in @cr1s's favor. ;) Fair enough, as long you get the online portions done, it should be good. That means we can look forward to that magical co-op playthrough we have left to do on Two Worlds II. A game so bad that just completing one of those co-op maps should be worth a Platinum considering the time and effort we have to invest into them.  >_>

 

Of course. :P@Monokuma knows he can't hijack our Seasonal Face-Off, as he's bound by the rules too. :awesome: And yay, Two Worlds II! \x_x/

 

@cr1s is right, unfortunately. I'm all about fair play, you know! :ninja:

 

On 10/15/2019 at 1:46 AM, Honor_Hand said:

I started sixth? ._.

 

Not sure what happened there but that tutorial was pretty hard for me actually. It took me more than 5 tries for sure, as I always ended up in second place because the first driver would just get a considerable advantage from the rest of the pack at the start of the race. :facepalm:

 

Anyways, speaking about NFS Shift 2, it seems like quite a nice sim car racing game and I'll be looking forward to helping @cr1s with the online trophies here. Admittedly, I didn't know about the 8-player requirement for that one King of the Hill trophy. I had my reservations on the game considering it is a very rare Platinum amongst the series, so there was bound to be a catch somewhere. Other than that particular trophy, at a quick glance, most of the other trophies look pretty standard. Gonna love using my steering wheel on this one.

 

Sixth? :o I guess your performance in the tutorial and/or the driver setting you choose determines what position you end up in. :hmm: I can imagine it being harder the lower your starting position in the race is.

 

Yeah, I haven't really played a sim racing game before, so I'd like to get into those, even if I'll have a harder time with them. 😅 I look forward to doing the online trophies with you too! ^w^

 

On 10/15/2019 at 1:46 AM, Honor_Hand said:

Have @cr1s play and Platinum Gran Turismo 5 or Gran Turismo Sport. I'm sure those games contain massive amounts of despair. Can you imagine his face racing one of those 24-hour endurance races? Or maybe grinding hundreds of hours online? 

 

@cr1s wouldn't play Gran Turismo 5 because it has an unobtainable platinum... but Gran Turismo Sport sounds like a great idea! *upupu*

 

Why do I feel like @Monokuma is planning something big for me next year? :ninja: In any case, Gran Turismo Sport? Bring it on! :P

 

On 10/15/2019 at 1:46 AM, Honor_Hand said:

Also, many thanks to @CypherNova139 and all of his MooStations. Truly, the perfect guy and setup to farm up any game out there. Thanks for lending a hand friend.

 

Indeed! @CypherNova139 deserves a round of applause for this generous act!

 

On 10/14/2019 at 8:55 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Moo Moo Moooooo MooMoo. Moo x5!!!!
Moo MOOOOOOOO Mooo Mo0 MooMoo.
Moo Moo Moo mooo moooooooo Mooo Moo Moo Mooooooo.

 

*oomoomoomoomoo*

 

Okay, not that kind of applause. 😅

 

Thank you for joining us today, @Honor_Hand! See you around! \^o^/ Coming up next... Despair, Despair everywhere!

 

Progress Update:

 

Overview:

  • "Is it time to say goodbye to all that Despair yet?" I ask myself as I leave Jabberwock Island... dcxc3zj-65cb5066-d603-42e6-8f1d-0e99115fc5e5.png
  • ... only to end up in an even worse place for yet another episode of @Monokuma's Despairful Shenanigans. bFcuKTV.jpg

 

Weekly Progress:

 

Despair-A-Ton 4 - Part 3:

 

I got a new Trophy Milestone on Friday! Granted, it's not counted as one by PSNP, but I do consider it as one. That milestone is:

 

:platinum:#425 - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (HK)

 

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獲得所有獎盃
獲得除白金之外的所有獎盃

 

[This again? Seriously?]

[What did I tell you about stopping that?]

 

18th October 2019 • Platinum in 1 week, 2 days

 

Difficulty: 3/10

Despair: 999/10

 

Continuing from where I left off last week, I went for the side content Danganronpa 2 has to offer:

 

2) Island Mode:

 

Island Mode in Danganronpa involves a light-hearted approach to the game and... LOVE? LOVE? Monomi - yes, Monomi! - tasks you with building various pieces of junk for her using the game's characters in return for spending time with your classmates and seeing their ending - the latter of which you can only do if you have every character's Report Card filled in, successfully complete all of Monomi's tasks in a playthrough, and get the maximum of 10 hearts for each character. Of course there'd be a catch to it... but yeah, that's pretty much the gist of it.

 

 

Hey, I was supposed to be in this mode! I can't believe Monomi was allowed to have a mode of her own!

 

Does it mean she's not really gone? :o It's clear that a certain bear is angry because he was left out. :P Here's how it went:

  • My first playthrough consisted of finishing the remaining Report Cards, so once again, the answer choices didn't matter here as the game only proceeds if you pick the correct one. You can't complete most of Monomi's tasks as the game's characters are nowhere near strong enough to gather enough material needed for all that junk.
  • My second playthrough was where the fun started. You must successfully complete each of Monomi's tasks. Failing even once means that you can't see any character's ending because even Monomi is an unforgiving bear. I gotta hand it to her, though: she does occasionally give you items that level up you characters' stats... actually, she doesn't! I never got any useful items from her! She's even worse than @Monokuma! Your characters are stronger here (as there is New Game +, which only transfers your character's stats), but still not to the point of comfortably finishing every task. This meant that a fair bit of planning was sometimes necessary in order to ensure I'd complete a certain task. In other words, reloading an earlier save and hoping that run yields me more material, or switching certain characters' shifts. It was a close one with one of the tasks, but I managed to pass it after a few reloads. In the meantime, you can't just be a lazy bum and rest during the day! You must spend a lot of time with each classmate for all of them hearts! They're important, you know? Because at the end of the day semester, your Ultimate Goal is to have... their undergarment! Yep, that's classic Danganronpa right there. :awesome: To do that, you take them out and go on a date, which will fill their heart bar by 0, 0.5, or 1 according to where you take them to and what answer choice you pick. The difference between these answer choices and the ones for Report Cards is that you must choose the best one from the get-go here, as the game doesn't let you retry. At the end of the semester, you can then talk to the character(s) whose heart bar you filled entirely and pick one final answer choice (similar to the Report Card ones). You can get a total of 5 endings per School Mode playthrough, so a total of 3 playthroughs are needed for all the endings. Once again, this excellent guide helped with the answer choices: https://www.playstationtrophies.org/forum/4132300-post8.html
  • The third and fourth playthroughs get gradually easier as you level up your characters even more. You'll most likely get to the point where you'll only need to assign 2 characters for cleaning duties and the rest to focus on the different materials, which also helps. You should have all endings done by the end of your fourth playthrough, unless you messed up somewhere.

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Now that's a rare sight...

 

As far as translating goes, I actually didn't need to translate anything, because I remembered what the useful items that beef up my characters are (from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc), as they're still the same here. Having icons next to everything helps quite a bit as well.

 

That's pretty much it when it comes to Island Mode. However, that's not all! Danganronpa 2 features an additional mode that also features Monomi-

 

Are you kidding me? That's not fair! ;-;

 

3) Magical Girl Miracle Monomi:

 

This mode puts you in control of Monomi as she battles her way to and against all the Monobeasts like it's implied she does in the story. Like this mode's title says, Monomi is actually a magical girl! :o All that magic, yet she can't really defeat @Monokuma. :giggle:

 

Of course she can't! Despair can never be defeated... especially not by some trivial magic. *upupu*

 

But wait, she actually can! MGMM features 6 stages: 5 stages and a secret stage. In each of the 5 first stages, you must defeat waves of normal enemies until you get to a specific Monobeast, while in the secret stage, you battle a specific Monobeast every 2 waves until you get to... @Monokuma in Wave 12. And yes, you can defeat him with magic! His weak point has been revealed, everyone! Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

 

What kind of @Monokuma succumbs to magic? That's a fake one, I'm telling you!

 

When it comes to this mode, it has 2 trophies, and I tackled it as follows:

  • First of all, I completed all stages on Easy difficulty and got this trophy , which requires you to complete all stages on any difficulty. It's pretty simple, especially when you play on Easy difficulty and get better equipment from the enemies.
  • I went for this trophy afterwards, which requires you to obtain all the equipment in this mode. That's where the RNG-based grind kicks in, and you can spend up to a few hours doing just that, depending on your luck. There's a total of 60 pieces of equipment you have to obtain: 20 Weapons, 20 Ribbons, and 20 Underwear. Ah, yes... there we go with the underwear again. :awesome: Each piece of equipment is obtained from a present that's randomly dropped by defeating an enemy and only spawns in select stage(s) on a specific difficulty. There's a piece of equipment called Old Man's Grass Skirt that spawns starting from Stage 3 on Easy difficulty and increases the appearance of presents when equipping it, and it's recommended to grind for that piece of equipment as soon as possible for obvious reasons. The actual grind was a bit tricky due to the fact that you can only play MGMM in Chinese for some reason. Therefore, I wasn't able to use this guide because it's for the Japanese version... but at least I'll be able to when I'll get to the Japanese stack. How did I go for the grind then? I used this guide to figure out which levels to grind: https://psnprofiles.com/trophy/2855-danganronpa-2-goodbye-despair/41-monomi-wont-miss-these-right, and then chose to grind the last few levels on both Easy and Normal many times until I got almost all pieces of equipment. When I was only missing a few, I opened this page: https://danganronpa.fandom.com/wiki/Magical_Girl_Miracle_★_Monomi#List_of_Equipment, which was really useful because it had Monomi's stats after switching to the starting equipment and equipping each piece of equipment one by one. I took a screenshot of each list and then edited it on Paint as I compared the list on that website to my list in the game to be able to pinpoint my missing equipment, after which I knew that I had to play the secret stage on Normal difficulty to unlock the remaining equipment. I did that several times until I got the last remaining equipment and the trophy in the process, thus ending my time with this mode.

 

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Monomi, kicking all kinds of MonoAss with the power of magic and LOVE! LOVE!

 

4) Clean Up:

 

There was barely anything to do after all the above in terms of trophy clean up. The only trophy I still needed to get was actually a trophy I left specifically for the platinum screenshot. It was the trophy for buying all Gallery Items. And let me tell you, there's a certain image in there that's just perfect for a platinum screenshot. I'm sure @Monokuma will love this one! Are you ready? :P

 

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Oooh, I know this is gonna be another juicy platinum screenshot. :9

 

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OwO

 

 

And that's how I almost entirely went through the HK stack of Danganronpa 2 with Japanese text. :dance: But the Despair didn't end there...

 

:platinum:#426 - Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (HK Vita)

 

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獲得所有獎盃
獲得除了白金獎盃外的所有獎盃

 

[Okay, you know what?]

[That's it, I'm not gonna do this anymore!]

 

20th October 2019 • Platinum in 1 day, 22 hours

 

Difficulty: 3/10

Despair: 999/10

 

Who are these 2 Monokumas in the image, I wonder? I know one of them is a useless @Monokuma and another one is a fake @Monokuma!

 

If all Monokumas are either useless or fake... does that mean the MonoArmy can be easily defeated? :awesome:

 

Now, don't you get any funny ideas. 99% of Monokumas stay true to our core principles. There just happen to be some... faulty ones that get produced every now and then. That MonoFactory needs 24/7 maintenance to ensure that never happens again!

 

Is that so? I think I know where I'm going to spend my Free Time from now on. :ninja:

 

And I know what place I'm going to guard heavily from now on. *upupu*

 

Aww, man... ;-; In any case, Monokumas can be defeated in other ways too, not just with magic! To confirm that, I went to Towa City, aka MonoDise City by @Monokuma. Yes, that MonoDise City:

 

On 10/7/2019 at 10:42 PM, cr1s said:

1f3b6.png Take me down to MonoDise City

Where the brass is frit

And the kills are gory

 

In case you were wondering what those lyrics truly refer to, I was able to confirm the following:

  • The first line does refer to Towa City, as it was taken over by Monokuma Kids with the help of a bazillion Monokumas - and that's why it was referred to "MonoDise City" by our @Monokuma,
  • "The brass" refers to the Towa Family, who used to run Towa City before the outbreak of Monokumas happened. If you followed the link above, you know that "frit" is a British term for "frightened". When the outbreak started, the Towa Family obviously got terrified and went into hiding... with a couple of exceptions that I won't go into.
  • The kills are indeed gory, what with all kinds of Monokumas wreaking havoc all over the place and every corner of the city having people brutally mauled to death by said Monokumas.

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All that Despair...

 

How's the actual game? Let's find out through that quote by yours truly:

 

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Not much I can say about this one. Ultra Despair Girls is a third-person shooter spin-off game in the Danganronpa series that takes place in-between the first two games. Despite that, it's recommended to play it after finishing both games because of some spoilers. This game features a "kids vs adults" story that started off as dull but grew on me a bit as it progressed. 

The gameplay is fairly enjoyable. There are many types of Monokumas you will encounter throughout your journey in Towa City, each having their own distinct features: regular Monokumas simply rush at you and try to melee you to death, Siren Monokumas call for reinforcements, Bomber Monokumas shoot at you with grenades, etc. etc. Each chapter also features a boss fight at the end. That's one part of the gameplay. The other part consists of solving puzzles included in Arcade Machines, whose objective is to kill or sneak past an entire group of Monokumas to reach the exit of the room ahead. The game still features some Visual Novel elements, albeit to a lesser extent compared to the main games. I think the anime cutscenes are pretty awesome, though!

The platinum trophy is quite straightforward: story-related trophies, collectible trophies, miscellaneous trophies, and some grinding. Although the game has 3 difficulty levels, there are no difficulty-related trophies. However, playing on a higher difficulty lessens some of the grind later on, and the highest difficulty isn't even that bad.

 

So yeah, this game is a bit of a mixed bag for me, but it leans more towards being a good game, thankfully. I'd still recommend playing it, but what I wouldn't recommend is going in with high expectations.

 

So, how was my stay in the daunting Towa City? It consisted of 2 major steps:

 

1) Story Mode:

 

This step is where you get the majority of the trophies. There are really only 2 major things to aim for while going through the story:

  • A ranks: Ultra Despair Girls is divided into 5 chapters, each of which contains several challenges. One of the requirements to get an A rank for each chapter is get a "Congratulations" screen after each challenge, meaning you have to kill all Monokumas in that challenge in one fell swoop. There's no way to retry them, so you have to reload an earlier save and try again if you fail them. Most of them are pretty easy and straightforward, but I had this guide opened in case I needed it: https://psnprofiles.com/trophy/3845-danganronpa-another-episode-ultra-despair-girls/32-best-partners-forever. The other requirement is avoid retrying any section where you die more than a couple of times, depending on which difficulty you're playing on. It's recommended to reload an earlier save when you die or fail a section just to be safe.
  • Collectibles: Ah yes, collectibles. There's plenty of those around in Towa City, so I can't really remember all of their locations, even after having played the game a few times already (especially since my memory isn't the best 😅). I definitely used this guide for those: https://psnprofiles.com/guide/4331-danganronpa-another-episode-ultra-despair-girls-collectibles-guide.

Nothing is missable as you can replay each chapter, thankfully. But I always like to make sure I don't miss anything, especially since I've gone through the story before. And yes, speaking of the story, I also skipped the dialogue and cutscenes here, much to @Monokuma's dismay. :awesome:

 

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These Monokumas are totally "nomal"...

 

The second and last major step was as follows:

 

2) Clean Up:

 

By the time you finish the story, you'll still have a handful of trophies to go for. This step should only take a few hours, and while these trophies can be done in any order, I chose the following one:

  • First of all, I gave the last Hit List to Hiroko for this trophy. As the last time you see her is at the beginning of Chapter 5 and the last Hit List appears later on in the chapter, you have the finish the story and then give it to her by starting the chapter again. Well, I'm not sure if you can backtrack and give it to her, but it's faster to just finish and then start the chapter again anyway.
  • I started Chapter 1, did the first section, saved, exited, and repeated the previous steps over and over again. The first section of Chapter 1 has a decent amount of Monokumas, so I chose it to kill the remaining hundreds of Monokumas needed for a trophy that requires you to kill 1,000 Monokumas. Yes, not 999, unfortunately... but close enough. :P That section also gives a good amount of Monocoins and XP for Komaru in the process, which is why I also chose it.
  • After that, I continued to play Chapter 1 in order to get to the first Monokuma Kid shop, which isn't far into the chapter. By that point, I had more than enough Monocoins to max out Genocide Jack's scissors and buy all the Bling Bullets.
  • Last, but not least, I started Chapter 5 and got to a certain point about halfway through the chapter (pictured in the platinum screenshot below) that allowed me to get a good amount of XP for Komaru in order to reach Level 99 with her for this trophy.

 

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"I didn't expect these Monokumas to be so light. It makes cleaning up much easier and faster."

 

And with that, I got the platinum in the HK Vita version of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, thus ending my fourth Danganronpa marathon!

 

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"Is it over? Is it finally over? Can I go home now?"

 

Fun fact about the above platinum screenshot: 2 seconds later, Komaru turns and looks at the camera. That would've been a perfect "selfie". xD

 

And that's it for this week! Before we continue, let's have a brief update on Seasonal Face-Off 3! Here's where I currently stand:

 

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  • Arcana Heart 3 LOVE MAX!!!!! (EU PS3)
  • Catherine (EU PS3)
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (HK)
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (HK)
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (HK Vita)
  • Danganronpa 1/2 Reload (JP)
  • Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls (JP Vita)
  • Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (EU)
  • Gal*Gun 2 (EU)
  • Muramasa Rebirth: Complete Collection
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
  • Persona 4 Golden (EU)
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (EU)
  • Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly
  • Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk
  • Root Double: Before Crime / After Days
  • Sleeping Dogs (AS PS4)
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late
  • Yakuza 5
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
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Maybe you should pick up the pace then if you wanna finish in time. :P

 

What do you know, it looks like I'm doing just that. :awesome: We're exactly a month into our Seasonal Face-Off and I've completed 4 out of the 12 required games. It looks like I'm on track to win this face-off! ^_^

 

Maybe you shouldn't get so confident. Who knows what could happen? *upupu*

 

Plans For Next Week:

  • Will @cr1s finally go for the online trophies in Shift 2: Unleashed? Isn't it about time he did that? Like seriously, he's such a lazy bum!
  • Oooh, I see Hong Kong will be featured as next week's main locale! I wonder what game takes place there...
  • Wuzzat? @cr1s is choosing to play a game that's not on the list? :o What could that game be, I wonder? Stay tuned to find out!

.....

 

Outro:

 

That's it for this episode! Stay tuned for another Despairful Episode of our show next week! ^_^

 

With such a big amount of Despair and so many unpredictable plot twists, I'm sure people can't help but tune in for more! Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

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On 10/22/2019 at 9:30 AM, cr1s said:

*CypherKuma gets stomped on and eaten by the five Monobeats*


That was despairful for a moment, but now that the "Kuma" part was eaten finally I have been freed of the influences of Monokuma, and whatever this fake version was. I think it was a MonoKub? Not sure of what all this, just a poor soul who wandered in here and ... yea.

Onto the reactions.

 

On 10/14/2019 at 3:46 PM, Honor_Hand said:

Also, many thanks to @CypherNova139 and all of his MooStations. Truly, the perfect guy and setup to farm up any game out there. Thanks for lending a hand friend.


 

On 10/22/2019 at 9:30 AM, cr1s said:

Indeed! @CypherNova139 deserves a round of applause for this generous act!

 

You guys are quite welcome. I'm glad to be able to help!

Yea, I found I always started 6th and had to race the way to the front. The problem is the AI would *always* take the best line which ends up punting me out of the way, so it was a challenge to even finish 5th after numerous spin outs at the hands of the other drivers.
And .... to setup all the MooStations I had to play this race a total of 5 times, so I'm kinda familiar with it by now, lol.


Great update, glad to see you making  progress in your Danganronpa marathon, and that Monokuma has not really been enough of a nuisance to stop your progress!
 

On 10/22/2019 at 9:30 AM, cr1s said:

Will @cr1s finally go for the online trophies in Shift 2: Unleashed? Isn't it about time he did that? Like seriously, he's such a lazy bum!

That is a progress breaker.... or rather it's a sly way to break up the monotony of Monokuma's despair infliction!! Yes, I wonder?

We got to get this boost done soon as I only have a couple more free weekends before I settle in to play my own

 

On 9/16/2019 at 10:18 AM, CypherNova139 said:

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How did that get in there? no no no no I can't be roped into Monokuma's trap of shinyness!!!
 

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*upupu*

NOOOOOO this can't be happening!!!!

I'll, um... phase to you guys in the next week's update... uh, Bye for now.
somebody help, too hot chick. Maybe I'll play the PS3 version instead for decreased graphical fidelity.. Oh who am I kidding send help

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Season 2: Episode 8 - "From Paradise City to... Metrico City?"

Weekly Update #36 (October 21-27)

 

Intro:

 

Hello and welcome to The Despairful Show, featuring Ultimate Hope and Ultimate Despair as they continue to face each other in their Seasonal Face-Off! ... Or not?

 

Wuzzat? Could it be that @cr1s hasn't played any game from our Seasonal Face-Off list this week? *upupu*

 

Maybe. :hmm: Thank you all for joining us as we bring you this episode live from the Hidden Room in Upupu Studios, aka  @Monokuma's "operating room". :ninja: What kinds of "operations" does @Monokuma plan here, I wonder? :o

 

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Donuts? I'm starting to wonder if @Monokuma really is a bear. xD

 

Wait a minute, that's not what I wanted to say! @cr1s is messing with my script here! :ninja:

 

Oh, so it's not a donut gathering operation? :P

 

Of course not! Don't get me wrong though, I *love* donuts. :9 But I just came back from MonoDise City, so I'm full for today. *upupupuburp*

Anyway, I was going to object to the use of the Hidden Room for the filming of our show... but I guess it's too late for that. ;-;

 

Since @Monokuma doesn't have any objections, let's start our episode! First with the breakdown, as usual:

 

  • Intro
  • Ultimate Chats
  • Progress Update
    • Overview
    • Weekly Progress
      • Lost in Paradise City: North American Edition - Part 2
      • Lost in Metrico City: How The Fuck Did I Get Here? Edition
    • Plans For Next Week
  • Outro

First, let's start with our weekly Ultimate Chats!

 

Ultimate Chats:

 

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Well, it looks like there's no one-

 

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AGAIN? What is it with you and these counters?

 

You forgot about @CypherNova139, that's what!

 

Oh, him? Did you forget that I stripped him of his Ultimate Guest title last week? There's nothing you can do about that. *upupu*

 

Oh, but there is... I hereby revoke @Monokuma's decision and reinstate @CypherNova139 as an Ultimate Guest. :awesome:

 

WHAT? I'm the only one who can do that!

 

As such, let's all welcome @CypherNova139!

 

Dammit, will you stop ignoring me? @[email protected]

 

On 10/24/2019 at 8:33 PM, CypherNova139 said:

That was despairful for a moment, but now that the "Kuma" part was eaten finally I have been freed of the influences of Monokuma, and whatever this fake version was. I think it was a MonoKub? Not sure of what all this, just a poor soul who wandered in here and ... yea.

 

@CypherNova139 be like

 

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On 10/24/2019 at 8:33 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Yea, I found I always started 6th and had to race the way to the front. The problem is the AI would *always* take the best line which ends up punting me out of the way, so it was a challenge to even finish 5th after numerous spin outs at the hands of the other drivers.
And .... to setup all the MooStations I had to play this race a total of 5 times, so I'm kinda familiar with it by now, lol.

 

Yeah, catching up to the A.I. wasn't that easy. I sure hope that was the hardest difficulty because I dread to think what an even harder difficulty would be like. 😅 Speaking of that, I'm readying my second PS3 for our boosting session as we speak (I can obviously multitask :ninja:), and this go at the tutorial and subsequent race gave me the "Normal" driver setting and second position on the starting line respectively.

Good thing you didn't have to win that race. :P

 

Oooh, I can imagine how Despairful it would've been for @CypherNova139 if he had to do that. *upupu*

 

On 10/24/2019 at 8:33 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Great update, glad to see you making  progress in your Danganronpa marathon, and that Monokuma has not really been enough of a nuisance to stop your progress!

 

Thanks! Ha, I'll never let @Monokuma affect my progress to the point where I'll lose. Try as he may, this victory shall be mine! :awesome:

 

Let's see who will have the last laugh. :awesome:

 

On 10/24/2019 at 8:33 PM, CypherNova139 said:

That is a progress breaker.... or rather it's a sly way to break up the monotony of Monokuma's despair infliction!! Yes, I wonder?

 

U... pu... pu?

 

I see you've just confused @Monokuma there. :P

 

See, that's exactly why @CypherNova139 shouldn't be an Ultimate Guest!

 

On 10/24/2019 at 8:33 PM, CypherNova139 said:

How did that get in there? no no no no I can't be roped into Monokuma's trap of shinyness!!!

 

Man, @CypherNova139 is such a great test subject. It's so easy and satisfying to inflict him with Despair. *upupu*

 

See, that's exactly why @CypherNova139 should be an Ultimate Guest. You even admit it yourself. :P

 

Dammit, I've been had yet again. ;-;

 

On 10/24/2019 at 8:33 PM, CypherNova139 said:

Maybe I'll play the PS3 version instead for decreased graphical fidelity

 

Out of the question, for you will play the PS4 version for increased shininess! Ahhhhh-hahahahaha!

 

Oh, boy... xD Thank you for joining us, @CypherNova139! Make sure you enjoy all that shininess! :P

 

And now, let's check out what games were played this week!

 

Progress Update:

 

Overview:

  • "It's time to take a break from all that Despair", I tell myself as I cruise down the burnout paradise that is Paradise City. n00N26.gif What the hell is a "M'on Route"? :hmm:
  • However, my stay there is quite short, and I somehow end up in Metrico City afterwards. OccasionalUnnaturalFlickertailsquirrel-sMmm, pies... :9

 

Upupu, how do you expect to win our Seasonal Face-Off now when you spend an entire week without playing any game from the list? :P

 

Oh, there's still time to catch up. :awesome:

 

Weekly Progress:

 

Lost in Paradise City: North American Edition - Part 2:

 

Back to Paradise City we go! This week featured the bulk of the game, which has something to do with my expired driver's license. Not only is it expired, but I have to upgrade it several times too! If you're gonna have me do that, at least give me a valid driver's license!

 

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Go ahead and laugh, you damn bear. :P I'm lucky there aren't any cops around... although I'm sure I would've had an exciting time evading them. :ninja: But hey, upgrading my license is still tons of fun! This is done through many events scattered across Paradise City, such as:

  • Burning Route: An event that requires you to get from Point A to Point B with a certain vehicle before the specified time limit expires. A successful run will yield you a modified version of that vehicle in the Junkyard.
  • Marked Man: An event that requires you to reach a certain destination while several opponents - which get increasingly aggressive as the game progresses - try to take you down along the way. Your car can be wrecked a few times before it's totalled, in which case the event will end. You can, however, go through an Auto Repair before that happens in order to repair your car.
  • Race: An event in which you race against a maximum of 7 other vehicles from Point A to Point B, with the winner being whoever crosses the finish line first (obviously). You can take down vehicles to gain a lead on them and make the race even easier.
  • Stunt Run: An event that requires you to reach a certain score target by performing stunts. You can increase your multiplier by gaining air time, going through a billboard, doing a barrel roll, or making a spin while jumping.
  • Road Rage: An event in which you have to take down a certain number of vehicles before the time limit expires, with each takedown giving you a little extra time.

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That's what you get for driving towards oncoming traffic.

 

Completing around a hundred of these events will eventually upgrade your license to "Burnout" level, thus completing the requirement for the following trophy:

 

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Earn your 'Burnout' Driving License
Awarded when you receive your 'Burnout' Driving License

 

The game itself doesn't stop here, though, as you can finish off the remaining 100+ events in Paradise City in order to earn the "Burnout Elite" license, but it's not required for the platinum. Even @Monokuma couldn't make me do that. :awesome:

 

Oh, I wasn't planning to. I have plenty of other tasks that are way more Despairful than this one. *upupu*

Also, is that all the single player has to offer?

 

Far from it. There are various other things you can go for that are also required for the platinum, such as:

  • Time Road Rule: An event in which you must drive from one end of a road to another within the time limit.
  • Showtime Road Rule: An event in which you must do as much damage to traffic as possible by "ground breaking". If you've played Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, this event is kind of similar to Torment Fraud. xD
  • Yellow Smash Gates: These denote the various shortcuts you can find in the game.
  • Billboards: These are found high up in the air. In order to break most of them, you have to jump through them from a nearby spot.

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How did that even happen? O_O

 

As far as gameplay goes, it sure is filled with lots of fast-paced action. There are plenty of vehicles to choose from, and driving them feels really great. To add to the speed and excitement, each vehicle has a "burnout meter" (i.e. nitrous) that allows you to drive even faster, which you can activate by holding :cross:. Some vehicles even allow you to "chain" burnouts by continuing to hold :cross: and doing things like driving into oncoming traffic, having near misses, and getting some air time. There's no limit to how much you can chain them, and the only thing that would stop you is colliding into something!

 

I see. It does sound like Paradise City is packed with tons of action. :o

 

Indeed it is! To complement all that burnout action, the game features a big and varied soundtrack that's a mix of different genres like rock and classical music. No matter what song you're listening to, it never fails to make racing and driving through Paradise City an enjoyable ride. The soundtrack is presented through a local station called "Crash FM" (I see what y'all did there :giggle:) featuring the "voice" of Paradise City, so to speak. And by that, I'm referring to DJ Atomika, the in-game commentator who regularly appears to give hints/tips, advertise, and present your upgraded licenses. While many people may find him annoying, I think he adds to the charm of the whole game by adding a bit of humor and style to it.

 

Annoying? Maybe we should feature him on our show. *upupu*

 

If we did, we'd never get the opportunity to speak. xD Last, but not least, let's briefly mention the graphics. They're pretty good, especially on PS4. There's a lot of attention to detail, and Paradise City rarely feels boring or incomplete. I feel like the amount of traffic is well balanced, and the city itself has some great locations. One of my favorite aspects of the game is when you're taken down or crash into something, be it another vehicle or a wall. The game shows you the crash in a cool, slow-motion manner as you can see in the GIFs above and below. Similarly, taking down another vehicle switches to that slow-motion aspect as well. A nice touch in a game where you're bound to crash into something. x3

 

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A calculated takedown.

 

What trophies did you go for this time and which ones do you have left?

 

Oh, I got a lot of trophies, so I think it's better if I mention the ones I've yet to get. First of all, I haven't done anything in the Bikes Pack or Big Surf Island (both DLC) this week, as I want to finish all the single player trophies except for the one for driving a total of 750 miles. When it comes to the base game trophies, I have the following ones left:

 

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As you can see, they're more or less miscellaneous trophies that won't take much time to clean up. Upgrading your license to "Burnout" status is pretty much the only time-consuming task in the game. Sure, the DLC takes a little bit of time, but it's not bad when it comes to that. I look forward to getting back to this game again soon! ^_^

 

Lost in Metrico City: How The Fuck Did I Get Here? Edition:

 

100% #20: Metrico

 

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Difficulty: 3/10

Enjoyment: 5.5/10

Despair: 5/10

 

25th October 2019 • Completed in 10 hours, 32 minutes

 

Whoa, that title. O_O It sounds like Metrico City is full of Despair. *upupu*

 

It's nowhere near as Despairful as others, but it does have its fair share of frustration. To start with, Metrico is an indie puzzle-platformer - first released on PlayStation Vita - that's branded as an "infographics action" game. They used the term "infographics" because the game has a bunch of charts and graphs and stuff. While that may sound appealing, I think the backgrounds feel like an unfinished mess, and some of the shapes occasionally interfere with the puzzles in that you don't know what you're supposed to do unless you try some random things.

 

What initially drew me to this game is that it's proudly presented as one of those games that make good use of some of the Vita's functionalities, like motion control, touchscreen, rear touchpad, and camera. While I had no issues with the first three and thought they fit well within the game, I thought the camera functionality was poorly implemented, and I'll explain how. In the sixth (and last) world, the game requires you to position the Vita's camera closer to certain colors (red, green, and blue) in order to manipulate some objects accordingly. Unfortunately, it doesn't always work right off the bat. I've had some instances where the game thought I was pointing to another color, and a few others where it wouldn't work unless I pressed the action button a couple of times. And yes, I had the camera close and to the center of the corresponding colored background. I admit that it's a nice concept, though.

 

There isn't much else to be said about this game. The good thing is that it's short, because let me tell you, this kind of game doesn't need to be any longer. As a whole, I find this game to have a decent concept, but one that's severely lacking and disappointing in terms of execution. I have a mixed opinion on the puzzles. Some of them are okay in terms of difficulty, while others are frustrating to figure out. Oh, and there's one puzzle that can glitch on you. There's a trophy for completing the last world without retrying any puzzle; however, if that puzzle glitches on you, you have to retry it to make it work, thus voiding the trophy. Thankfully, I found a common fix on the PST.org forums. Of course, the trophy guide tells you the puzzle is glitched, but not how to avoid that glitch. >_>

 

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"Look at me, I'm an object magnet!"

 

When it comes to the trophy list, this 100% is divided into two steps:

  • Get the world-related trophies: These trophies are ones that require you to complete each world in a certain way. Each one has you avoid doing something, e.g. World 2 has you avoid dying, World 5 has you avoid turning the Vita, etc.
  • Get the collectibles: These must be done separately, as going for them might void the world-related trophy you're working on.

And speaking of non-platinum games, this is my first one in a while. I'm someone who usually avoids them, but it doesn't mean I absolutely refuse to put them on my profile. In fact, you can expect to see more of them in the future, as I'll definitely play more of these small games. ^_^

 

Plans For Next Week:

  • It looks like @cr1s will finally go for the online trophies in Shift 2 Unleashed! I've heard that one of them is quite the nightmare. *upupu*
  • Oooh, another marathon is here! What series could it be, I wonder?
  • Another non-platinum game? Is it full of Despair too? *upupu*

Outro:

 

That's all we have for you today. I admit I was barely in the mood for any gaming this past week, but I hope that will change next week. See you all then for a brand new episode! ^_^

 

Everyone knows you're a lazy bum anyway. *upupu* Buh-bye, everyone!

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WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? WHY WON'T YOU JUST WORK ALL THE TIME? WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO FOR THAT TO HAPPEN? Ahem... I see you're finally working again. Good, good! If only you wouldn't frustrate me so much...
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17 hours ago, cr1s said:

 

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Well, it looks like there's no one-

Wait, @cr1s was in town and didn't tell me? How did you find my town? That looks like the nearby backroads. Too many tumbleweeds out here.
:think: we got to meetup sometime.

Thank you all for the warm welcome once again!

 

18 hours ago, cr1s said:

 

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Earn your 'Burnout' Driving License
Awarded when you receive your 'Burnout' Driving Licens

 

I see your continuing the stacking of one of my favorite PS3 games, Burnout Paradise😮
But the PS4 version trophy icons are terrible! we must look at the PS3 version
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much better.

 

I've done all the events before for the Burnout Elite license, and it was super boring. It took me months to slowly work at it.
Where the game shines as far as fun is the online mode - if you don't get stuck with a noob, which happens far too often. Playing challenges with others is a lot of fun, so much so that now the PS3 servers shut down I probably will never play the PS3 version again. I miss it...

but yea the whole aesthetic of Burnout was really cool, and something I've never seen done properly since.
Like every quarter to half mile in Paradise there is a new road you can turn onto - really useful in evading in marked man, road rage, Cops and Robbers, etc.
Compare that to the Most Wanted reboot (paradise's spiritual successor) where you can be stuck on the same road for a good couple miles. ...Yea.. I loved the option to switch roads on a whim in Paradise simply cause there were so many densely packed in.
 

18 hours ago, cr1s said:

Upgrading your license to "Burnout" status is pretty much the only time-consuming task in the game.

🤔 Fortunately for us TROPHY hunters and not "Cheevo" hunters (i.e. Xbox hooligans) the PS3 list (and subsequently the PS4 list) was dumbed down from the original achievements list first premiered on Xbox 360 (and now Xbox One).

On Xbox platforms to 100% the achievements you must play 250 online Freeburn Challenges, get the Elite license, along with various other annoying and/or hard challenges that weren't present on the PS3 list. The 250 challenges and Elite license alone drives completion time up by ~30 more hours compared to PS3/4.



 

18 hours ago, cr1s said:

Lost in Metrico City: How The Fuck Did I Get Here? Edition:

a cuss word !!! :emo:

Metrico! nice to see someone enjoying the game. I tried it on Vita and couldn't even get the game to get past the first level cause the puzzle did not provide me enough of a clue as to what the expected puzzle answer is supposed to be. deleted game, deleted trophies.

Sad to hear a trophy glitch. @cr1s was quite despairful having to retry that one no restart trophy all over again. I got to hear this all live while it happened, it was quite the show!
(er, with that being said Yes folks, it is happening! The Ultimate RadioStream Podcast featuring @cr1s and sometimes guest starring @Monokuma is in beta testing!! not sure if i can announce this yet or if this is really a thing, idk too early sorry i spilled the beans. once viable you can subscribe to the show for 9,999 MonoCoins/month!!!)

 

18 hours ago, cr1s said:

It looks like @cr1s will finally go for the online trophies in Shift 2 Unleashed! I've heard that one of them is quite the nightmare. *upupu*

 

lf I have to hear that song one more time.....

oops. foreshadowing.


Thanks all for having me, and we shall see you again next week!

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Amazing update, as always, @cr1s ^_^

 

Even though it was a fairly slow week of gaming, I'm sure we can look forward to having more games to play out in the coming days. Besides, you need to defeat Monokuma at his own game, don't you? :awesome:

 

Here I am being thankful that the PS trophies were dumbed down. You saw what @CypherNova139 said up above about having to do a crapton of Freeburn Challenges online? Yeah, no thanks lol. xD I mean, for those who love playing online I'm sure it's a lot of fun but damn, that's a lot of online gaming for someone like me.

 

If anything, I also got to re-experience the game once again on PS4 as well and it was a joy to play. Races and Stunt Runs are my favorite events. Marked Man events, I have kind of mixed opinion of them. Sometimes is cool and sometimes makes me want to cuss at the screen after being bullied by those other cars. The good thing about this particular type of event, that is Marked Man, is finding the best, most secure route for it. Or picking a car with enough strength also works wonders. But trying them in a weak car or without knowing any shortcuts, it's not something I'd recommend.

 

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There's no limit to how much you can chain them, and the only thing that would stop you is colliding into something!

 

Totally, you're bound to collide at some point. It's unavoidable. Good thing the crashes here play out like a ballet, but with scraps of metal and sparks flying in all directions. :awesome: Simply put, the crashes are delightful to watch. They definitely spend their time (and money) making them look this great.

 

 
 
 
 
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The soundtrack is presented through a local station called "Crash FM" (I see what y'all did there :giggle:) featuring the "voice" of Paradise City, so to speak. And by that, I'm referring to DJ Atomika, the in-game commentator who regularly appears to give hints/tips, advertise, and present your upgraded licenses. While many people may find him annoying, I think he adds to the charm of the whole game by adding a bit of humor and style to it.

 

I wholeheartedly agree with this. ^_^ I don't know why so many people seem to hate DJ Atomika. He talks a lot, sure, but I honestly found his commentary, tips, advice, and general personality very likable. It really helps up to liven up the game even more and cruising the streets of Paradise City without his commentary wouldn't be the same.

 

Looking forward to getting that 8-players in the Wildcats Baseball Stadium trophy done soon. ;)

 

 
 
 
 
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To start with, Metrico is an indie puzzle-platformer - first released on PlayStation Vita - that's branded as an "infographics action" game. They used the term "infographics" because the game has a bunch of charts and graphs and stuff.

 

It sounds like a game about work x3 Like, the next thing we're going to hear is about using MS Excel and PowerPoint as a concept for fun in our games. :P

 

About the game itself, not sure what to say. It does look okay. Indie platformers are usually interesting to me but the whole style I'm seeing there, I don't know, looks unappealing. Who knows, maybe is not as bad. You seem to have had a pretty okay experience with it despite that setback that occurred with that particular glitch. Gotta love those btw. >.>

 

Awesome work this past weekend with those online trophies on NFS Shift 2. It goes without saying but @CypherNova139's help was invaluable. Massive thanks and respect to him. Getting that King of the Hill trophy done was truly a work that would have required an amazing amount of teamwork and coordination with other people. if it wasn't by that MooStation Farm that was so helpful in getting things sorted out. Truth be told, both @cr1s and @CypherNova139 did most of the work, and I was only there on the sides assisting like once every 2 hours or so. 😅 I owe you two a big one there. x3

 

Personally, I'll be tackling the rest of the trophies on Shift 2 much later on, as I want to be able to use my steering wheel with it and since the previous table I used for it broke (due to too much GT5 Platinum attempts, yeah, that's a thing), I'll be needing to get a new one to fully enjoy the game. That and I want to play Shift 1 first too.

 

If I'm right and as @Monokuma has been telling me in my sleep every night, @cr1s and I will probably be playing what's left of Two Worlds II soon. Ooh... greatness awaits there... I'm sure... Why Monokuma? Why? :facepalm: I really don't want to go back to it, but it looks like it's unavoidable now. o.O

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