Why the hell is this game so hard?
Let me preface this with I always choose the hardest difficulty before I start a game. I usually make a point to replay games where you have to unlock the hardest difficulty.
So naturally I chose "Normal" difficulty, the highest option available. Well the beginning "tutorial" (if it could be called that) left a lot to be desired- just flashed some text across the screen and most of it was nonsensical since I didn't have any powers at the time when it was attempting to describe how to use powers.
I made it to day 6 without assigning any powers, then I figured that out, sort of. As far as I can tell (in PS3 controller terms) triangle is the power button, and applying a direction to the joystick then pressing triangle results in doing the thing you set to the directional slot? It's confusing as hell, I still don't know if this is true because ever since equipping powers she does different things even when I'm pressing square (attack).
The practice mode is a joke- there are two enemies that hardly hit back and I'm not benefitting from hitting a sack around.
Well now I'm stuck on day 8. Tried 15 times and the best I can do is make it to the second wave with the vortex having one hit left. The screen is filled with enemies, Freesia gets knocked about if anyone so much as breathes, the range of the enemies is so long it's unfair (and freesia moves so slowly) and the skies are filled with projectiles so I can't really jump. Freesia's recovery time is also about a second longer than it should be so what usually happens is I get stuck between two enemies while one or two do a ridiculous amount of damage to the vortex and the rest of them just ♥♥♥♥ around or shoot projectiles aimlessly. This on day 8 and there are supposedly 99?!
Is this game one of the 'hard for the sake of being hard' titles or am I missing a large portion of how this works?