Oh, hello there. Welcome to another episode of Save File Plays Legend of Legaia. Episode 17, in fact. Last time, the party made it to Octam, and met Hari, who infodumped them HARD, then promptly died.
He did, however, give us our next objective, which is to take out the henchmen of the Mist in the Fire Path.
So that’s what’s next, I guess!
Music: The Fire Path
Now is also when we start seeing lots of pallet swaps. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many more original regular monster designs.
One interesting thing to note is that the Ra-Seru transform over time. Every time you awaken a new Genesis Tree, the Ra-Seru grow, or evolve, or whatever you want to call it.
I’ve also started handing out the waters. For the most part, I give them to people to try and even out their worse stats. So Noa usually gets Wisdom and Magic Waters, Gala usually gets Swift Waters, and I kind of spread the others out evenly.
Have we seen that enemy type before? I honestly cannot remember. I’ve actually been playing the game a lot in order to beat it, so I can just do all the updates in one fell swoop, so this was actually played weeks ago. Heh.
This is what happens to the houses in Octam. We can’t enter them, I just thought it was cool that they accounted for them.
Here’s a new Seru. To be honest, at this point in the game, Seru magic kind of becomes outclassed by physical attacks, like in a lot of RPGs. I end up becoming a lot less concerned about absorbing new Seru, unless they’re healers.
But hey, I always love leveling up!
I’m not really a big fan of the “naming a weapon/piece of equipment after a character” convention.Maybe it’s just me, but having a “Gala Mace,” or a “Vahn Fist,” or a “Noa Feral,” just sounds a little silly.
But it’s a nice +8 boost to attack, so I’ll definitely take it, silly name and all.
Oh, it’s a save point. We must be getting pretty close to the boss, which is good. I have a hard time trying to be witty or interesting with these dungeon crawls.
So now we’re riding around in lava on a big rock. Hey, I’m not one to argue with video game logic. At least not all of the time…
Xain: Didn’t you hear me? I said I’m in the middle of something important! We can talk after I push over this stone pillar and kill everyone above us! Hey! you don’t take no for an answer, do you? What on earth do you want? Hey, those Seru on your arms… those… those are… Ra-Seru, aren’t they? Oh, no! Just my luck! That means you guys… are the enemy, right?
Xain: Whew! I guess I was wrong. Ha ha! Am I glad! Don’t worry about me, I’ll be concentrating on this, so just watch me from over there. Killing humans who disobey the Mist is so much fun! Alright, here we go!
Oh, crap. I probably just killed like 10 more people by lying to this guy and saying I wasn’t the enemy.
Music: Boss Battle
Like most of the bosses in this game, Xain is a pretty tough cookie. He’s got his super-strong, charge-up, hit everyone in the party for tons of damage attack, a strong single target attack, and a pretty strong regular physical attack too. As usual, though, my method is pretty much the same:
Not too bad, but keep in mind everyone had used Spirit to prepare to tank this attack.
GOOD THING THEY GAVE ME THAT PHOENIX RIGHT BEFORE THIS BATTLE, HUH? HAHAHAGHBLAHLGHALBUAGHLAHGALGH
And then Noa promptly destroys Xain’s ass for knocking her down. And he feels so bad that he vomits out the Wind Book II, so Noa can learn her next Hyper Art.
After beating Xain, this little dude flies off of the Centaur body.
Xain: I’ve lost my host body… Now I’m going to die… I bet you’re happy! You’re as happy as can be over defeating me, aren’t you! I can’t stand it! Just looking at your face makes the anger swell up in me! I’m going to use what strength I have left to bother you! Now watch with your own eyes and see what will happen…because you defeated me! Watch in vexation! Ha ha ha!
Dang, he MUST be mad. He just busted out “vexation.”
“vex·a·tion” – vekˈsāSH(ə)n/: the state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried.
: Boo-hoo! Vahn, I’m cold! I hate the cold! Hurry! Let’s go back to Octam!
: I never knew the Seru of the Mist had the power to freeze molten lava! Vahn, the danger to the town above is over for the time being, but… What Xain said troubles me. I have a bad feeling about this. Let’s go back up and check out the situation.