|Hour XIII - Calling of the Tatoo|
Now I'm playing as Rei again. The Purifying Light system is still in effect. The only ghosts that give me any trouble at this point are the flying priestess. Oh and the invincible tattooed ghost appears a lot here, even after I get the Purifying Light... This part of the game really sucks, I liked it better when I could take my time and explore.
Here I just have to randomly search every room to find the 5 mirror shards, with most of them not having a required battle.
That chapter was pathetically easy... now I'm going into the final chapter... I only managed to get 12/33 of the secret ghosts.
Final Hour - The Abyss of the Horizon
Suddenly the difficulty ramps up... as I walk down the spiral staircase into the abyss, I get attacked by multiple of those flying priestess ghosts... They're incredibly hard when they're in a group. They circle around you so fast you can't keep up with them, and usually as soon as I manage to track one of them and try to wait for a shutter chance, another one will come and grab me from behind.. good thing I have so much type 14 film, camera powerups, and healing items stocked up now.
I don't actually have that much strong film saved up for the final boss though.
A cutscene shows some guy coming into this forbidden chamber where all the sleeping priestesses are, and waking his girlfriend Reika. This causes some big rift to open... This is what Kei was trying to fix, by staking her back into sleep.
Reika is kinda tricky to get the timing down for her shutter chance for her diving attack... but the hardest part is when she sends you into a slow-motion dark monochrome world and chases you down for a while... She kills you in one hit if she catches you during this phase, and the camera angle makes it really hard to know where she is sometimes and it's really easy to get cornered if you're near the sides of the room.
Eventually I beat it after like 5 tries. If not for Rei's special ability that I had saved up, plus a slightly upgraded Zero Shot lens, I don't know if I would've had enough film to defeat her.
After defeating Reika's ghost, Rei closes the eyes of the sleeping priestess so that she doesn't have to lay there forever staring at her dead boyfriend... the she finishes the ritual based on the song lyrics, and pushes Reika and her boyfriend across the water in a boat. She then sees all the other spirits start to walk across the lake as well... and Yuu is among them. Rei shouts at Yuu and gets to talk to him one last time. Rei wants to go with Yuu, but Yuu tells Rei that she needs to live so that a part of him can live on. Yuu somehow absorbs the blue tattoo off of Rei's body and takes it onto his own body, and crosses over with it.
Rei wakes up, and her tattoo is gone and she can finally properly get over his death.
I dunno what happened with Miku and Kei though, I assume they both woke up as well and got over their issues?