|Just got through all of chapters 5 and 6, where Mayu and Mio get separated again and have to go through the Osaka house again to get the key to get into the Kiryu house, and then find a way to open the underground passage into the Tachibana house...|
Even some of these tougher enemies that were a pain in the ass the first time, I'm getting through them pretty easily on hard mode now. It really seems like the only difference in hard mode is that the enemies do more damage. They seem just as aggressive as before. There might be a few instances where you have to fight more of them than usual? but I'm not sure, it's hard to tell.
For the dollmaker fight, this time my strategy is to run around the outside of the room until I get safely away from the dolls, and then look around to try to find where he is and do a max shot on him to get him to stop animating the dolls... He's actually easier in the 2nd form because the purple aura makes him much more visible.
and yeah, I'm still missing like a few vanishing ghosts in each chapter. I got most of the hard ones at least, but some of these are just really silly... Like in chapter 5 there's one that's supposed to appear in the ruins of the Tachibana house after you've visited either the Osaka house or the Storeroom. I tried looking around after clearing the Osaka house but couldn't find her... I guess you have to do it before getting the Kiryu house key? and in chapter 6 it was another situation like in chapter 4, where some ghosts are supposed to appear in the next room before you enter it, but I couldn't get them to trigger for some reason.