So, luckily, my local library had another copy of this game that wasn't scratched up, so I gave this game another shot, and now I've beaten normal mode, and have beaten up to monsoon on hard mode. I had an easier time with him on hard then on normal, but I guess that's what happens when you actually try to ing parry properly.
If I had an account on TO, and got enough posts for a custom title, my custom title would most certainly be "the reason for the profanity filter on TCF". I would've had like, what, 2 years to get to that point too?
I really should've made an account earlier. Then people could suffer through my inane 4am rambling longer. Yaaay