I did that with most of them. I fought them as I saw them, but that was only like 4 or 5 of them, 2 of which I lost to anyway. One of them definitely wouldn't have been found naturally, Griffin I think it was.
That Poker was surprisingly addictive. I played it a little even after getting the achievement. The high-low system after getting a decent hand is pretty easy to abuse.
Yuri all the time because he's a badass. Estelle where available for healing goodness. As for the other two spots I just rotated Judith/Rita/Raven as I got new weapons. I'd take a look at their stats and use what I thought were the two best at the time. Fuck Karol though. High attack, but slow and awkward. I actually tried to use him myself once...I think it goes without saying I moved back to Yuri after the fight was over. Raven's a cool dude, he has the best skits. (At the very least second after Yuri.)
Yeah, Overlimit + Destruction Field is badass. DESTRUCTIONDESTRUCTIONDESTRUCTIONDESTRUCTION. I actually didn't beat Brucius first time. I fought it first time I saw it. I was underleveled and didn't have enough items to item spam, so I just ran for the hills. (Literally as luck would have it.) But some of them like the stupid crab were easy first time around. I think they were a pretty cool addition to the game overall, especially when you stumble upon them while exploring.
I don't remember specifically, but I think it was around that. I probably would have lost to his 3rd form though. Taken out any Giganto monsters yet? The first one I met was the one in the desert, and it kicked my ass. But once you get to a decent level they're not bad. I didn't go for 100%, but I made sure to do miscellaneous achievements like that.
Ok. I didn't use a guide so I only had one of them, and didn't know about his 3rd form until I read it after beating the game. But good luck with that 3rd form I guess, sounds pretty ball busting. What level are you?
I don't think that's an unfair standalone statement. And all I said afterwards that if I did what you did I would consider myself masochistic. You're looking far too hard for insults. Though I obviously do think watching 40+ episodes of a 1/10 anime is weird, and a complete waste of time. But again, that's probably just me and my massive backlog talking. Whatever.