Someone at Sega actually. What the fuck were they thinking?
Without spoiling too much the final boss of the game requires 48 hits to kill, which must be entered as a specific combo string (illustrated by groups of "Circle" "Square" and "X" at the bottom of the screen) within a tight time limit.
Now Papercut tells me that the game can be finished by doing this combo killing in small groups, building up to a total of 48...
So I try to finish the game again using this technique, but OH NO It's simply not true, you have to enter all 48 button presses (49 if you count the triangle needed to finish the combo) without a mistake in a single run, before the time runs out.
I've got the US version, it is possible that the Japanese version was tweaked to make it slightly easier I suppose. Nevertheless I'm totally pissed off.