Chapter 02 Search for Father ~ Request of Yamashina Yuuko
"Hello, Mr. Cyber Sleuth."Mikagura Mirei has opened up shop outside the office. From her phone here we can access the Digi-lab at any time. We'll know it's her out here because of the white cat that hangs out by the phone; in the digital world, her cat is black.
shirking my responsibilities. The biggest fad right now is the band Jimmy KEN, which even has its own set of trading cards out.
I think the real world aspects of this game could have been handled better. It makes sense that Nokia would wear lingerie in EDEN because that's a part of her EDEN Avatar and she can't actually feel the cold; but in the real world and a mall? There ought to be two character models for everyone, their real and digital world clothes.
"W-wee-welco-o-omme...!"Floor 3 is serious otaku territory, with hobby shops full of mecha model kits, anime figures and the kinds of Blu-ray anime anthologies that only the absolute worst level 99 nerds would buy.
were a real product marketed by SMARTGASHOPON in connection with Bandai's Digimon Crusader smartphone game until last year, though there are significant differences between the in-game item and the genuine article. I came across a sentimental blog post or two about the medals, so I would imagine that some Japanese players appreciated the tribute.
(I threw up in my mouth a little writing that out)
Basically, the problem the DLC presents is that both cosplay Agumon variants are part of the Koromon line. So it only makes sense to use one. The Agumon cosplaying Takumi has Baby Flame and Heal I. The Agumon cosplaying Ami has Baby Flame and Twin Plus, which increases an ally's combo damage by 50%. I'll be honest; Takumi Agumon is way better for me going on skills alone. There's minor stat differences (Takumi has better Attack while Ami has better Defense, they're tied in Brains but Ami is faster while Takumi has better Speed and way better HP) but the healing skill is the dealbreaker.
But we also will lose the Agumon costumes forever if we actually evolve or degenerate the DLC Agumon. Our 100% completion will be lost! So, DORUmon gets to live. There's no such stipulations with the Black Agumon or Gabumon though, so Nyaromon gets crunched down to scan data and summarily replaced by Gabumon. Eh. My partner Digimon is whichever one proves strongest.
So, to preemptively curb my addiction but make certain that the collection finishes by the end of the LP, every time I enter Nakano Broadway I will buy one medal.
...Just not from the front desk's medal machine. That one's for suckers. It's right by the entrance, so all the little kids use it and I bet it doesn't have any rare medals left.
While we were out, Kyouko went and made us a new EDEN account. Our previous one wouldn't recognize us in our new consciousness because of the invasive nature of Connect Jump.
"Now, it's about time..."
>>For a snack?
"A snack? ...I see, you were hoping for my coffee? I'm sorry, but I'll have to leave you in anticipation of our next coffee break. It's time for work, my assistant."
"Excuse me...is this the Kuremi Detective Agency?"
"Oho, do you two know each other?"
"Your turn, Watson-kun."
"Yaa! I'm Navito-kun! EDEN's mascot character!"There's an actual Navito-kun at the EDEN Entrance now, which is enough to make me wary. It's like not being able to trust Doraemon anymore after playing through Dangan Ronpa.
場所 "place," so when they talk about "our place" or "our spot" they say "our URL."
One major change made for Cyber Sleuth is that evolutions are no longer required to have greater base stats than the Digimon they originally evolved from. What this means is that no surplus stats are gained from evolving and degeneration, so unlike in past Story games there's no incentive to level a Digimon past the point where it needs to to evolve. (Doing this does increase the aptitude you gain, but you get more for degenerating than evolving regardless.) Digimon are evolving to abstract stages with no connection to their previous forms except for inherited skills. So for example, Bubbmon at level 3 has 340 HP and 25 Atk. She evolves into a level 1 Pyokomon, who then has 410 HP and 29 Atk. But if Bubbmon is raised to level 8 with 410 HP and 30 Atk, Pyokomon will still have 410 HP and 29 Atk. The stats aren't influenced at all by those of the previous form.
"...Acco...unt...hurry...give..."Something goes wrong. Mr. Mephisto's usual monotone begging dissolves into angry roars; "Nnn, NOTENOOOUUUGHH!" The hackers panic, promising to bring him more accounts, and then...
Mr. Mephisto & Digimon: "Rare...sparkling, glowing, pretty accounts...GIVE MMEEE!!"
"Aaa, Mr. Mephisto-san...? Mr. Mephisto-san...Mr. Mephisto-saaan?"Mr. Mephisto collapses after Growmon is defeated.
(yes, they really do call him Mefisuto-san-san in the original text)
We get 1000 Cyber Sleuth Points before logging out.
So just who are you?
>>That's good to hear, case closed.
"You're always welcome here. Next time, I look forward to you using your real name...Kamishiro Yuuko-san."
"Would you like to save?"
This is one of those secrets that could have been better kept. Yuuko's face was all over V-Jump and the Cyber Sleuth web portal as Kamishiro Yuuko six and half months ahead of the game's release; for those of us that followed it from start to finish, the alias itself was more of a surprise than her true identity. Nonetheless, the game does put some hints out for those that weren't aware of the game's magazine promotionals (and the web coverage, and the livestream, and the TV commercial...) Yuuko stumbles over the name Yamashina when she introduces herself, because she's not accustomed to introducing herself this way. The request 依頼 irai that she makes also incorporates an element of implicit trust (irai contains the character 頼 "trust") which we are clearly not receiving considering her lack of forthrightness.