Log Post #5 of 5
Log Post #5 | From: warpio | Posted: 7/14/2015 09:39:00 PMUpdated: 7/16/2016 02:25:07 PM
|I finished the game today. That last section with swarms of tough enemies was harder than I expected. I found the best strategy was to just stay in song form with the jellyfish costume on which regenerates my health, and then just running past all the enemy swarms. I had to switch to dual form a few times to take down an enemy that was blocking the way, those were the only parts where it got really close... but I managed to make it all the way through without using healing items.|
That 5-phase final boss... the first phase is easy, but the 2nd I needed to use up a bunch of healing items. The 3rd phase he started running away from me in a dark cave area, and I had to keep chasing him down...
The 4th phase was really easy but would've been really hard to figure out on my own. it was basically a simon says game where you have to sing the same notes in the same order as him before the notes attack you.
The 5th phase... this was the hardest by far... I think this would've been literally IMPOSSIBLE to figure out on my own.
- You have to destroy the eye, then when the eye socket pops out, you have to use a charged sun shot on it (when has that EVER been used for attacking?), and then shoot it some more with energy form, then when it turns black, you have to bind it.
- then there's part 2 of the 5th phase. at least the attack patterns here aren't hard to dodge once you know what to expect. by the time I had used up the last of my healing/defense items, I could avoid his attacks pretty easily from then on. Anyway, what you have to do here is use a dual mode charge shot on his bottom mouth right before it shoots a giant laser. then use dual mode charge shots on the small enemies that come out until you've killed 3 of them, enough to use the other dual mode charge shot on his upper head. did that 3 times, and that's the end of the game.
That final boss was actually the little ghost kid I met in the sunken city... his whole town got destroyed and sunk into the ocean... but then for some reason he was reborn and gained the spirit of the god that protected his people.. he could now do anything with these god powers, but only within this isolated water area... He then tried to re-create his mother from his memories.. he could only remember a verse of the song his mother used to sing to him.. and that verse flowed through all of his creations. But all of his recreations had minds of their own, and eventually abandoned him and started their own civilizations... Naija is the daughter of the recreation that he finally perfected, which also abandoned him... so he's still alone despite his powers.. Naija's sense of being alone was from her connection to the verse that her mother was created from...
Then, after the credits, after Naija starts a family with Li.. and stops adventuring.. now you're in a spiral cave, and in the middle is Naija's mother... she tells Naija that she orchestrated this whole thing and took her memories away so that she'd explore and rediscover her memories and kill the boy with the god powers... and now Naija's mother declares that she wants to rule both the waters and the land, so she makes Naija unconscious and seals away her memories again... then a scene shows a new girl (Naija's daughter grown up maybe?) and a guy on a flying boat.. and a "To Be Continued"
That was hella confusing.. I liked this game for the most part, but the story is very vague and hard to understand, and some of the bosses are ridiculously hard and unfun due to how non-obvious the intended strategy is. I liked the exploration puzzles, and I the action/shooting elements outside of boss battles was really fun. The cooking aspect was okay, but gets annoying after a while and there's too many recipes with uncommon uncommon ingredients that are way not worth the effort.
I pretty much 100%'d the game, but used a guide to help me through most of it. Also I didn't fill all the pages of the recipe book somehow even though I'm sure I got like every song plant... So I guess I'll consider this to be enough for 100% completion but not enough for OCD mode 100% completion