Part 40: episode XXXIX: long Live the King!

Episode XXXIX: long Live the King! Music: woodland Kingdom (Quiet)
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Onward to the raid ~ above the woodland Kingdom’s castle for... No genuine reason. I understand it’s to be a while with all the sidequests, however we simply asked Pascal if he knew about any weird things the machines were up to and also he discussed these guys. Then 2B and also 9S proceeded to flip out and murder their means through these machines’ are to view what to be up. No real reason. We simply don’t have any important standing orders past investigating the machines. Caim (usually) had much more reason for his killing rampages than our android protagonists execute at the moment.
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Before we enter the castle, it seems the Resistance were an excellent enough to have installed an access Point right here at some juncture in the past. It’s a bit iffy how they achieved that however I’m not complaining.
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The update map provides us a glimpse into the continuing to be area that the woodland Zone. Appears our goal is vaguely increase in the basic castle area. Yeah... The map is around as helpful as an asshole on my elbow for the totality of the woodland Zone section. Despite it’s worth noting, we’re just one access Point far from having mapped the whole of NieR Automata’s video game world. There’s only one very tiny region we’ve yet to explore. That’s no to speak it’s the whole of the areas we’ll encounter. There may be much more to a several of the past places that we’ve yet to plunder.
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But that’s because that a later on date. Let’s head into the castle proper. Nobody is guarding the main entrance. We’re cost-free to waltz best in the prior door.

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Yep, this looks like a king’s castle, every right...
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The inner hall of the castle is a various story together we see a sentry posted ahead. But that’s the critical guard we’re walk to view coming together we raid this castle. For you see...Music: alien Manifestation (Vocal)
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The totality of the woodland Zone lock is a side-scrolling activity segment. You assumed they’d forgotten about those since like the Amusement Park roller coaster, huh? Wrong, idiot! They’re coming back in a huge way now. For much better or because that worse.
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stand strong! Move!
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Given this is a 2D segment mostly including long corridors with adversaries pouring in from every entrance to a room, Mirage drops somewhat level here. Laser and the Hammer Pod program shine offered it’s mostly opponents in a line best in prior of 2B. The Shockwave chip (those Sonic Booms 2B is constantly act now) is also great stuff since even if 2B whiffs an attack, she’ll still likely affix with part unsuspecting device past she blow.
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There is a ton of sweetheart hidden around the 2D plane of this area. If there’s a platform just out of reach that requires some finesse platforming or a shaft in front of the area whereby 2B can run, there’s probably a material drop or sweetheart chest.
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There’s also several dead end paths and side rooms the loop earlier on the method we’ve travel or to lower levels of vault rooms. These all usually have actually some treasure and an extra hit from makers late to their guard duty shift after the androids have already ransacked the place. No one of the is specifically remarkable loot so I’ll no be mentioning too much of it as we continue our march to the right...
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roger that, Nine...ze. Huh!? Wait, what go you just say!? i get it that, 9S. Wait, no! That’s no what you said! You claimed “Nines”! Or at the very least something near to— reduced the chatter, and also engage the enemy. Gah!
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9S, that’s not a cool nickname. That’s like what a midboss in a shitty villain team called after playing cards would name himself. Girlfriend don’t see 2B insisting world call her... What? Toobie? Is that the road you want to go under next, 9S? Toobie and also Nines? Those are third rate shovelware 3D platformer mascots" names. Toobie & Nines: problem in Robotropolis coming loss 1997 just on the Sony Playstation! have actually some respect because that yourself, 9S. Christ...
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Anyway, one anomaly in this area can be uncovered if us climb to the 3rd level of the initial set of halls. We’ll at some point come the end to the courtyard, i beg your pardon is our destination to advance. Usually fighting our means through the floor floor. However, on a balcony ~ above the 3rd level is a treasure chest i beg your pardon Pod 042 will certainly declare consists of a an equipment lifeform part and 2B will decide she doesn’t need it. There are three of this chests scattered in the end of the means points in the castle. They’re all connected to a sidequest that isn’t accessible until later. This is among the only times the video game leaves a sidequest article lying around and lets 2B connect with that early. It’s rather annoying! Especially since the actual sidequest 2B just decides because that no factor that now she’ll take the items in question.
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Entering the courtyard proper, we discover that the horse-like machines can actually go bipedal once not ferrying about a article captain. Castle turn right into a dive kicking and Sonic the Hedgehog spinning mild hazard.
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This is one of the very couple of times this occurs. Technically, lock can enter this form if the knight captain is destroyed prior to the mount. However that is a yes, really unlikely script considering robo-horses have far less HP than their masters. It’s an ext weird 보다 dangerous. Relocating on!
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You’ll pay for this, invaders! leave our kingdom!
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Guys, look. We’re not taking anything from your kingdom... Various other than whatever in endowment chests the isn’t gift nailed down. But we perform that come our allies as well. It’s nothing personal. Just component of YoRHa’s standard practices in the field. Now simply line up for your decommissioning and also we’ll it is in on our method to loot and kill additional into your residence turf....We’re not also pretending to it is in anything but the baddies in this plot beat.
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The the furthest err... Ideal in the castle (it’s technically northeast...ish i think...? It’s hard to tell) stop a several story tall ancient library. Sadly, we cannot prevent to check if any of the publications are still intact after untold millennia. I’m guessing... No. All important records in NieR: Automata’s civilization are save on computer in computer system terminals, corpses, discarded swords and padlocked sweetheart chests.
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We’ll be returning to this library a few times as we crisscross our method to the higher levels of the keep. Though there isn’t a ton of exciting sights on ours trek come the left through the second level that the castle.
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There are an extremely poorly orchestrated ambushes...
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Weird an equipment worms humping trees cultivation in 2nd floor interior courtyards...? What? Why is over there a water canal running v the 2nd floor? who designed this place? Castlevania has more architectural sense.
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There’s the occasional 50 foot high painting. Thankfully, it does not trap us in a Painted civilization full of upset bird people. We’ve obtained enough difficulties as it is...
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There’s also worms having fun slinking with windows. We’ve not also going to bother trifling v these things as soon as their weak allude is easily accessible for all of fifty percent second intervals. Those enemies are the worst designed point in this video game by miles.
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Eventually we loop ago around come a greater level of the library room. Quiet no publications to read. 2B isn’t the inquisitive form and 9S is probably still fuming about how he knows he heard 2B to speak his dumb nickname. He to know it...
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What is current is ladders. Many all the staircases in this library have long since crumbled away however the ladders are fully intact, no problem. If video games have taught me nothing, it is the ladders space the sturdiest method of connecting two floors in existence. Herbal disasters? Apocalypses? Millennia of disrepair? Ladder has actually it covered.
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The ladder upward to the optimal level the the lock is progress. But we’re walk to take it a detour come a pair lower level to examine out part points of interest while we’re here. After ~ all, we did skip from Floor 2 the the Library up to Floor 5 in our looping earlier to this area.
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On the third floor the the library, we find a route right into the back exit that the castle. Unfortunately, the gate into the backyard is right now sealed shut and also there’s no method to accessibility it. We’ll be heading back here at a later date for a sidequest. Yet it’s good to understand it’s here early.
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Heading up to the 4th floor the the library and also running come the opposite end of the walkway leader to a couple of interior corridors that space otherwise inaccessible. Upon entering, we overhear a covert conversation between some of the woodland Kingdom soldiers. Let’s eavesdrop because that a spell...
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We’d best be wary that the machines structure a town near the woodland as well.
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We need to launch a preemptive strike prior to their initiatives proceed further! for the benefits of our woodland king. For the benefits of ours king!Pre-emptive strike, huh...?
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HOWDY, MOTHERFUCKERS! HEARD YOU all WE’RE FIXIN’ TO role ON MY boy PASCAL and FRIENDS IN THE device VILLAGE. Friend HEARD that TOO. RIGHT, 9S? SOUNDS prefer WE gained US JUSTIFICATION TO...
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Kill. YOU. ALL.
Gotta love it once your unprompted raid into neutral are is retroactively justified center massacre. Thanks boys. Currently if we have to go assassinate her king, we’re completely in the right. See, 9S. We’re not the baddies in ~ all!
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After annihilating the forest Kingdom’s high command, we can return to the library and also continue or trip to the peak level the the library and further into the castle.
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Another lousy worm provides its home on the top walkway over the tree humping and window jumping people below. No, they’re not all the exact same worm. You deserve to kill those and this one will still spawn here.
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Continuing come the left further, we ultimately make it earlier to the within courtyard from early. Just 5 or 6 stories up. With the washed out grey brickwork and the oversaturation that bloom, I’m getting a actual ICO vibe from the lift of this castle the we’ll never ever explore.
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You will go no further! Don’t offer them a single inch! every hail the king! This is ours beloved nation!
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The final line that defense prior to the forest King’s chambers is an absolute mess of around 20+ makers pouring in from all directions eager to defend their king come the critical man. It does no go well for them, regardless of their finest attempts.
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Once the carnage is finished and also the last of the king’s guard is slain, we have the right to take a breather and also note the there is puzzlingly an accessibility Point vending machine installed external the king’s room. Sure... Why not? That’s not actually any type of map information unlocked native this offered the entire area is top top a 2D plane. However hey. Conserve point.
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Now we might head straight up and also see about this forest King. But, we can have skipped previous something an extremely important in the ahead area. See below where 2B and 9S space standing? that arrow?
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Turns out that arrowhead belongs come a block top top a surprise lower platform. 2B deserve to pull this block away from the wall to reveal a hidden but extremely important side area.
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It’s the woodland kingdom’s blacksmith’s chambers. Whereby did friend think those hundreds of machine Spears were coming from? Amazon overnight shipping? in spite of our slaughter the just around everyone in the castle, the an equipment blacksmith is an extremely chill and willing come talk.
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I see you’re taking an excellent care of your weapons. However, I’d it is in happy to sharpen them because that you if friend wish.
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Masamune uses the exact same services as the weapons Trader in Pascal’s village with one an essential difference: this is the only Weapons businessman in the video game that have the right to upgrade tools to Level 4. He’s in full samurai gear named Masamune locked behind a covert pathway behind a giant rock block. Of course he is extremely good at his job.
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Unfortunately, we carry out not have actually the materials to update anything to max level in ~ this time. Most of those necessary contents don’t start dropping until approximately the half way allude of the game. We’re like a quarter full of playtime. The finest we deserve to do is acquire Virtuous Contract and Fang of the pair to Level 3. I pointed out that NieR: Automata go NOT call for collecting all the weapons to gain access to the final ending. That does, however, require collecting all the weapons and also upgrading them come max level in stimulate to execute all the sidequest and also get every one of the endings. Therefore that"s great... We’ll be seeing Masamune a many in the future.
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While we’re in the neighborhood, screw it... Let’s grab another maker lifeform weapon. This time, we’ll go through the maker Axe.

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The an equipment Axe, despite the name, is a big Sword class weapon. There’s no axes course in this game. Don’t be silly. It has actually the exact same perks when upgraded together the device Sword: machine Shop discounts and machine Brand (grind kills to buff it prefer Drakengard 1.) It’s no a really impressive large Sword. But hey. Gotta capture ‘em all... Let’s see if the story delivers...