View Full Version : Beating "dad" (Mission 8) on Hard

04-08-2009, 01:39 AM
What's the best strategy for beating him? I always die when all his "shadow-buddies" appear.

04-08-2009, 05:29 AM
use the LT+X move to spin around until all shadows are dead, wind shuriken helps too. after that equip ninja blade, do a short combo on kanbe and stop before he trows you. equip any other sword to avoid over time damage from NB and repeat.
basicly the same as you did on normal^^

04-08-2009, 04:18 PM
I sometimes use stonerender (jump + Y or + LT + Y(charge) ) to wipe out these shadows, but ninja blade works better:)

05-11-2009, 08:35 PM
Do you recommend any strategies for later in the level/fight where you get to use the ninja blade?

All of my weapons and ninjutsu are level 3. The best way I found was to hit him with the lightning then equip the ninja blade for a combo then put it away and repeat. I still get rocked every time. I'm not using any first aid sprays or adrenaline boosts because there has to be a better way and I don't want to waste them.

05-12-2009, 06:00 AM
use your first aids and adrenaline if necessary, recommend it during the hard playthrough. sometimes you can find them again in some missions. the key is doing only a short combo, once you get greedy he will do his counter throw and you lose HP^^ used either moonlight sword after obtaining it, but on the first time NB works quite well...if you however still see no land at the horizon switch difficulty to easy

05-18-2009, 10:32 PM
I used ninja vision on fast bosses, you can hit them from behind while they dash

05-29-2009, 07:10 PM
What I did was use Ninja Blade to take down the sheild around him and then going into Ninja Vision and use the charge attack from the stormrender/moonlight sword and if you hit him with the sword that lots of damage is done but can also take damage from the blast after.