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Wild Arms 2 Part 05: Magicians and Monsters

Previously on Wild Arms 2: Ashley menaced a cat and transformed into a literal monster. These two events are probably not related.

We now rejoin our hero tromping around the Sword Cathedral. Ashley is white, every other monster is green. This is… yes, I’m pretty sure this is racist.

So, important stuff to know: you have full control of monster Ashley, and there are other monsters wandering about. “Talk” to one of the monsters, or even just gently nudge against one, and…

Battle transition! Yes, WA2 has “bump into monsters on the map to initiate battles” capability, but decided to go with a random encounters system anyway. As someone that dislikes random encounters, I say boo.

That’s a good question, Ash!

Wild Arms 2 Part 04: Chasing Cats and Legends

Previously on Wild Arms 2: Ashley saved the day, but he saved everyone in spite of orders, so he was sent to his room without any porridge.

It’s appropriate that we ended with Ashley, as he’ll be the first guy we’ll be seeing shortly, but you may recall that you had your choice of opening chapters and their order. After you clear ‘em all, this little interlude kicks in regardless of initially chosen character.

Though that doesn’t mean this intermission should mean a damn thing to a new player.

A girl (?) is concerned about lights and comets and whatever. Also, she has a neat hat. Moving on!

Moving on specifically to the Town of Meria. Looks like a nice place…

Wild Arms 2 Part 03: Wide-Eyed Heroes

Previously on Wild Arms 2: Lilka solved the Millennial Puzzle! Kinda! And it got her sister killed! Maybe! You know, it was really unclear.

But no time for that now! Now we’ve got some manner of military vehicle shipping out. Did you know there were cars in the Wild Arms 2 universe? There are! Makes that guy who was saving up for a horse look like a chump.

Can you spot the main character?

“They are extra ruined ruins, thus the name.”

Musketeer B has worries about being chosen. But who is Musketeer B?

Wild Arms 2 Part 02: The Girl in the Box

Previously on Wild Arms 2: Five years ago, Brad Evans was arrested for seventeen counts of gem theft, gate damage, and the extinction of an endangered beehive-based creature.

But that’s all behind us, and it’s time to check in with Palace Village. Come for the village, stay for the palace (note: there is no palace).

This appears to be some village elders’ meeting regarding hiring a mercenary. Oh, wait, excuse me, “Merc”. That’s the deliberate term for hobos adventurers in the Wild Arms universe.

There’s some random crosstalk here, but apparently these guys need a merc for something.

And then a girl dropped in…