|2nd attempt at fighting the final boss... Got through the last level much more easily this time, after stocking up on all the weapons and potions. Now that I know what to expect I barely had any trouble at all...|
The Vampire Dragon was still a pain though... I used the strategy of just staying on the ground, following the dragon and trying to jump slash his stomach whenever he lowered to the ground... whenever I got hit it would usually bounce me around a lot before letting me gain control again. I just barely managed to beat him after using up my last potion...
(oh yeah, and it seems you can't get the Hades armor again after you've lost it... but apparently once you've died with the Hades armor on, the regenerative property of it is set to whichever armor you're using... I dunno, fortunately it never came to that so I'll never find out)
The only other piece of equipment I was missing was one of the swords... in a hidden shop somewhere on the Daimyo dragon path that I've never been to. but it's close enough that I can consider this game 100% completed.