Welcome back! Last time on Let’s Play Legend of Legaia… this game has a lot of tragedy, doesn’t it? Well, let’s not dwell on it, let’s fix it! Today we’re going to East Voz Forest to revive the Genesis Tree and repair as much of the damage as we can!
Music: Voz Forest
: “I feel something… I feel Songi’s presence! Songi is here! Vahn, Noa, I need you two to promise me something! Even if Songi appears before you, don’t fight him. I know this is asking a lot, but… If a Seru possesses his soul as you say, then I want to be the one to take care of him. I will detain you no longer. Come, let’s hurry!”
…deep. man. Deep. Sometimes I praise the game for its explanations, but sometimes they just… aren’t necessary. I could just go into the menu to find out what the Weed Hammer does. I don’t think this conversation was necessary.
Here’s Theeder being used in a different battle. The animation is… well… it’s something, all right. Let it no longer be said that you have never seen a monster shooting lasers out of its dick horn. You’re welcome.
And some more treasure. I’m sorry, but the Voz Forests are just not that exciting. They have a stupid high encounter rate, a lot of treasure, and that’s basically it. I could show you shots of Vahn running through the forest, but what would be the point, really?
: “Did Songi find this Genesis Tree? Or did the Genesis Tree mislead him into taking a wrong turn somewhere?”
Meta: “Vahn! An evil presence draws near! Hurry! Let’s revive the Genesis Tree!”
: “So this tree possesses the power to push back the Mist?”
Music: Songi’s Theme
Songi: “Gala! I knew you would come! You’re so predictable! How thoughtful of you to come all the way here to check up on me! I’m flattered! But don’t worry about me! I’m the picture of health, physically and mentally! I may be wearing a Seru, but I haven’t done anything stupid like let it control me! This is a special Seru! It gives me pure energy, extraordinary power! Gala, you’re no match for me now!”
: “You… you are not the Songi I know! You’re nothing but a bloodthirsty beast! I don’t know what happened to you, but you are obviously devoid of a human spirit. If you want to fight me that badly, then I’ll fight you! I”ll beat the evil out of you and return you to normal! Now fight me!”
Songi: “You hopeless simpleton! You still don’t understand the situation! Well, I’ll show you! I’ll hammer it into that thick skull of yours!”
Music: Battle Theme #2
They are assholes. I know I talked up Caruban, but this is also a very challenging fight. The Viguro can take off more than half of any character’s HP in one attack. And there are 2 of them. You can see why this would be a reason for stress.
Thunder Break on anyone BUT Gala causes upwards of 200 HP of damage. The reason it did so little to Gala here is that he had just used Spirit, and just like Vahn = Fire, and Noa = Wind, Gala = Thunder, so thunder moves will naturally cause less damage to him. On top of all of that, I equipped him with the Ra-Seru egg which can be worn as an accessory, which lessens thunder damage. In retrospect, I should have given that to someone else, but Gala’s role in this battle is to basically be the heal bot, and throw in an attack when I feel safe (which is not very often).
HA HA HAAAA!!! As a side note, the Viguro ARE Seru, which means there is a chance I could absorb them with Vahn or Noa, but it’s very, very unlikely, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to try this fight over to get one of them.
I really like that this game has different victory poses. If your characters are weak when you win the battle, they show it. I can’t really think of any other RPGs that have unique victory poses. Different victory quotes, maybe, but not poses.
Songi: “You’re holding everyone down! As a fellow Biron monk, I’m ashamed! You were so bad, I was ashamed to even watch! Oh, I’ve had enough! I’m going home! Let’s play together again another time, Gala… If a wussy like you can manage to stay alive, that is! Ha ha ha!”
OOooooooo, sick burn!
Well, let’s do what we came here to do.
Music: Reviving a Genesis Tree
Music: The Ra-Seru Speak
Ozma: “Gala, I am pleased to meet you. I am Ozma. I am a Ra-Seru. I sense you do not wish to open up your mind to me. Please do not fear me! We Ra-Seru exist only to lend our strength to humans, not control them. Your mind will remain your own. I will not tamper with it. And besides, I have chosen you. Just as you submit yourself to me, I entrust you with my very destiny. Never forget that! Gala, I am counting on you, and the future that you will create for us.”
DID THE GENESIS TREE’S POWERS REACH BIRON? FIND OUT NEXT TIME ON SAVE FILE: LEGEND OF LEGAIA! WOO!