I enjoyed these 2 days of pounding on my PSP after neglecting it for almost a week.
There’s a few funny stuff happening to Zack although the chapter’s pretty heart-rending with Angeal and Genesis’ deaths. *sob sob*
Zack(after the end of the chapter) fought Genesis clones with a beach umbrella, wearing only a pair of bermudas. What amazed me was when he entered DMW mode ‘Hard rush’, the parasol was stuck to his bare back when he was punching and kicking the enemies furiously. Hmm… another quality adhesive product by Shinra company.
Also, Zack’s finally a member in the elusive and exclusive Sephiroth Rare Fanclub.
It took me a day to explore every nook and cranny of 8th Street until I gave up and sent Zack to the Slums to sniff out the uniformed lady. By god, the good dog did find her! She was hiding behind the igloo in the children’s sandbox and Zack had to endure the 3 quiz questions on Sephiroth before being admitted into the Rare Fanclub. And the 1st email from the mysterious fanclub was about Shinra shampoo which Sephiroth uses for his long silky hair. The haircare product comes in 13 frangrances such as rose, vanilla… sniff sniff haa haa (´Д｀) セフィがいい香りにするよ～ハァハァ（変態）
Zack heads to the church to meet Aerith, only to find Tseng the Turk telling him that Aerith’s not in. Zack asks:”What’s your relationship with her?”
Tseng:”Very complex relationship. What’s she to you?”
Tseng:”Nothing for me too.”
What’s the relationship between Aerith and Tseng?!!
Anyway, they set off for Modeoheim only to have their helicopter crashing into the nearby icy mountains in flames. It is here where Zack meets Cloud!!!Aa~~ATSUIiii!!!haahaa
The team came upon an abandoned mako reactor which has a tunnel leading to a ghost town. Zack had to do evade the eyes of the Genesis clones that are guarding the area and make his way to the tunnel. When he’s seen by the patrolling clones, my poor doggie will get tossed onto a pile of snow before engaging into battle mode with the clones.Oof!
And when his body temperature reaches below normal range, Zack has to do his favourite activity-squats.
Zack reaches the reactor within and sees Genesis pointing his sword at fat-ass Prof Hollander. Zack intervened and Hollander tried to escape only to get caught by Cloud from behind.Gaaah!!!ホランダ死ね！羨ましいぃ!!!
There are white streaks in Genesis rust red hair and his blue eyes had a greyish tinge. His condition had worsened.
It was a piece of cake in putting Genesis down. I guess I had levelled him up too high at that stage of the game. Genesis quotes some more lines from ‘Loveless’ and then plunges himself into the dark depths of the reactor.
Zack heads to the ghost town where Tseng and Cloud are. At the Modeo baths, he finds them lying on the ground, hurt. Cloud rolls onto his hands and knees…and sits back on his butt… ka,kawaii…MOE!!!
Tseng tells him that Angeal is waiting for him. Before rushing to find Angeal, I let Zack explore the boiler room with the boiler handle he picked up earlier. After switching off the boiler, Zack could then step into the waters to reach for the treasure chest and an item hidden in the boiler.
Equipped and ready, Zack runs to the top of the building where he comes upon Angeal who told Zack that Zack’s job is to fight him. Prof Hollander steps in, saying”Good job, Angeal.”. Hollander reveals that he is the father of Angeal and that Project G actually means Project Gillian, the name of Angeal’s mother. She was impregnated with Jenova cells and gave birth to Genesis and Angeal. Genesis was a failed experiment but Angeal was perfection. Angeal told Zack he is a “perfect…monster.”Then Angeal asked Zack if he remembered the promise to fight the world of suffering. Zack replied, “Yes, but it’s different for Angeal!”. Angeal told him he is suffering and ordered him to demonstrate his beliefs. Then he summoned all the monsters that were created with his genes.
Prof Hollander yelled “It’s irreversible! Even though it’s of the same genes” and tries to stop Angeal but was pushed aside. The monsters rushed towards Zack and he was prepared to swing his sword, thinking that the monsters were going to attack him. However, they galloped past him and pounced onto Angeal. There was a blinding flash of light and standing before Zack was a mega metallic monster with Angeal’s head, lion’s body, bat wings and a large gaping mouth on its chest.
It slashed Zack’s left cheek and Zack shouted:”Angeal! What happened to honour???”
My poor doggie had to put down its master. (ＴДＴ)
After a long hard fight, I see Angeal lying on the floor covered with snow-white feathers. His black hair and cobalt blue eyes had turned a faded grey. Zack looks sadly at him as Angeal told him to take his Buster Sword and not to let go of honour. Zack takes the sword and holds it to his forehead (the same way Angeal did in the earlier part of the game) with trembling hands. Angeal passed away and my poor doggie gazes at the sky, which has begun to rain.
Then the screen turns black and we hear Aerith say:”Although it’s scary, but we’ll be one step closer to the sky if we step out into the upper plate.” She turns to look at Zack and we see our poor doggie CRYING!!! How heartbreaking!!! (ＴДＴ)
Aerith walks towards him, knelt behind him and wrapped her arms around him. (I want a hug too…)
Next, we see Zack sitting in the Soldier’s quarters, with longer spikes of hair and gazing at the Buster Sword he’s holding. There’s also a cross scar on his left cheek. He gets up and heads to a room where the recruits are waiting.
On the way, he turns to one of the lower class Soldiers standing in attention, pats him on the shoulder and said “You want to be a 1st class Soldier don’t you? Persevere!”.(I bet the head on my shoulders that this guy is Cloud) Then towards the recruits, he orders them to hold onto their dreams and honour, the same way Angeal had said to him.
Holding up the Buster Sword to the sky and looking at it, he says :”Let’s go.”
End of the chapter.
Then Zack goes on a beach holiday with the Turks at Costa del Sol, wearing nothing except a pair of black bermudas and doing what he loves best- Squats. It’s really amusing when he starts fighting the Genesis clones in divers suits with a beach umbrella. I wish I can see Tseng in a pair of Speedos too…