Illusion of Gaia Forum  /  Struggling against vampires
  SauceDallas93SauceDallas93

Hello everyone, so I started training this game few days ago.

Used to train zone by zone, with some runs between to be more and more used to that.

For now I can go up to the pyramid, but have noticed my few last run that i probably got luck against the vampires until now. So i just save state before and got some training against them.

I used a lot the tips explain in the guide of LeHulk (really good work, it's impressive and really helpful) to try to mash them. The most reliable technique for me now, is to mash the girl after the red bubble, but it seems that i need some training on others technique aswell.

I recorded myself training for like 10 minutes, maybe someone can see some errors i'm doing frequently :

For now, i think that i have like 10% winrate against them, that's very low lol. The main difficulties that i'm facing :

- Can't handle the both of them when they're close, it's hard to me to get the good tempo, and usually start to panic a little and mashing.

- Hard to see what it's the best way to deal with the man alone. Intercept him seems dangerous but for me it's the most reliable way to deal damages to him, cause he's really hard to follow, and if i'm waiting for him to stop, i usually come to late and getting damaged anyway.

For now i'm trying just to get consistent at beat them, don't care if it takes 2 min lol. These are really my main run killer for now, they're really hard and i think i never kill them without herbs, so it's finish when i die when i used the two herbs.

Thanks by advance, good night everyone.

 
  SauceDallas93SauceDallas93

And got a weird bug, i killed the lady, and i guess i used at the same time an herb, and for whatever reason, the lady was still alive (keep damaging me), but without hp bar. I guess this is something like animation reset maybe. Anyway happens to me like 1/200. Just made me laught cause never seen this bug on my normal playtrought and i played a lot as a kid 😃

 
  SauceDallas93SauceDallas93

99,9% sure it's the herb now, just made it again, kill her and instantly take an herb cause i was low life (really bad idea)

 
  EesaneEesane

I know I got the bug where the lady remained "alive" after killing her but I don't think I took an herb or if I did it wasn't as she died. She basically did her attack routine even after the fight was over, no damage then when Neil and friends came in she turned into Neil and her fire became a bunch of Lances. It was quite amusing but I'm assuming my cartridge is a bit worse for wear as the save files don't remain after the game has been shut off and I'm trying to do a casual play through.

As for the fight I've just been focusing on one of them and learning their attack routines. I've tried using the dark dash (or whatever Freedans first power is called) to try hitting them but they move so fast.

 
  SauceDallas93SauceDallas93

Lol that look's funny, i never finished the fight after that thing happens so i never saw what happens after ahah.

For the fight, i finally after some training got some safe techs. Was not really fast but at least this fight was not a run killer anymore. Just trying to first kill the lady with some safe harass, then kill the man more or less quickly depending on how many hp i still have. Sometimes have to just hit him once at a time just cause i was low hp but a least it works.

Finally got a place in the leaderboard one month ago but this game speedrunning is really tiring. 1h45 speedrun then it's the pyramid and you die at the sixpack, that's a lot ton handle 😃

 
  EesaneEesane

I only recently got the game back to play casually. I have thought about speedrunning it but it's been 20 years at least since I've played it and most of the fights that I thought were hard as a kid are super easy now.

 
  SauceDallas93SauceDallas93

I don't really have the memory that the game was hard as a kid, mainly cause i took the time to kill everyone so i was always at max stats for bosses 🙂 (except the first time when i acheive to get all the red jewels, then the soul blazer boss was really hard lol). But now that i'm trying to be fast, i think that some stage are really hard to be played fast 😃

 
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