Clear Time: 11:46:50
Total Score: 689245
"You can now select Nightmare Mode."
At least not for now... I do like this game a lot though, so I might try out Nightmare Mode some time in the future.
Anyway... The 8th chapter was easy, just a bunch of refights against ghosts that I already know how to get fatal frames and beat without getting hit...
The final chapter is ridiculous though... at this point I decided against refighting the ghosts in here. these enemies are quite a pain to deal with when they are in groups, so I just ran past them and went straight to the next room instead.
That Kurosawa head guy was really hard.. I really HATE how he keeps showing up behind the wall or for some reason just decides to not be vulnerable to my camera... Eventually I figured out that you have to kill the 2 servant ghosts he summons before you can do any more damage to him, but it's still very chaotic until you take care of them.
Had to deal with 6 or 7 or so of those darkness kusabi ghosts while going down the deep path to the ending area... They are easy when alone, but when there's 2 of them they overwhelm me. still I got through it without much problem.
That abyss monster was much harder now... it seems like he regenerates faster this time. I'm using up my 90-film and I still can't beat him unless I make full use of the "Fatal Time" special lens and get more than 3 fatal frame hits in... or otherwise just get lucky and have him open up his fatal frame points quickly. it took me longer than 5 minutes to beat this guy on hard mode, which meant that I got the Shadow Festival ending instead of the Hellish Abyss ending I was going for.
When Mio goes down to the abyss where Mayu is, Mayu says it's already too late... The repentance has started coming out of it... Mio and Mayu sit there and watch as they get engulfed by the repentance... and then for some reason it goes to a festival scene where Mayu and Mio are peacefully enjoying the festival...