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Old 02-17-2018, 06:48 PM
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Default Wild Arms 2 23-5



And then you get the Best Vest for your troubles. Sadly, this is not the best vest in the game.



Scuttling right along…



Final puzzle room! Now there are grand rows of moving blocks, and you need to bomb your way through to the exit.



Ooooor you can just utilize that same glitch and stroll on forward at your leisure.



Couple more battles, and then it’s time for the one-eyed man.



I’ll save you a google search, and confirm that a “yearling” is basically a baby sheep. Wake up, yearlingle!



Lilka’s personality seems to be boomeranging around here.



It’s been a while, but the last time we saw Ptolomea, he tricked us into a brief debate on ideals and the true meaning of justice. That seems to happen again.



Debate over!



Viva la Ptolomea!



“Could you do that without terrorizing people?”
“No!”



Ptolomea isn’t even as brutal as his pet tigwhal. Oddly enough, this is yet another Odessa general that is most difficult during his first appearance, but a complete pushover by his final battle.



And I just pushed him over.



Yeah, justice is totally on the side of five people that beat up one dude with a vision disability.



“We’re gonna keep killin’ ‘em in random encounters, so no promises there.”



Sure, Brad. Sure.



This is exactly what Brad said last update. Unfortunately, with WA2’s wonky localization, I have no idea if this is a deliberate parallel, or a fortune cookie that was floating around the Sony America offices. Maybe Ptolomea was in the Slayheim Liberation Army, too? Who knows.



“Thanks! Maybe we can be friends, too!”



“… Or… not.”



Wasn’t he, though?



Let’s talk about Ptolomea for a second. Ptolomea was obviously positioned as a counterpart to Brad, and, right up to the end, the moral seems to be “but for the grace of God goes our heroes”. Ptolomea just happened to be on the wrong side of this conflict, and, were he recruited by the right creepy megalomaniac at the start of this adventure, things might have gone differently. He was a good guy on the wrong team.

Except he seemed to have a recurring love of releasing monsters on unsuspecting towns, so maybe that message got a tweak muddled.



Moving on to our next destination...



Where can we stop to get off this ship? Oh, neat, Ptolomea’s base was really close to Illsveil Prison, the first place we saw him and where he recruited the majority of his troops. I wonder if that was deliberate.



#3 is supposedly near Guild Galad, so that’s our next stop.

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