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12-26-2012, 07:03 AM
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I just want to confirm if my understanding of the game is correct.

1) The first track of all battles has you playing to your demons beat. For each difficulty level, the first track is similar (gets progressively harder slowly?) in terms of where you tap and all that. True?

2) The second track plays the tune of the demon you are battling against.

3) The difficulty of the first section as well as that of the demon depends on the EXP rating of the character. I guess EXP means experience as in how well you can play the game.

4) What does the DEF rating do?

5) How does your HP increase? Proportionally as you increase in LVL?

I pretty much flied through Easy mode. For some reason, because Serenity, Asmodeous and Berith were my most used characters, I could only use them on Normal mode (especially the first section) or else I die. I guess I just need to get used to the beat of the rest. But otherwise Normal was pretty doable without breaking much sweat.

Now, on hard mode, 5 times I die in a row using Serenity. But I am getting further each time so I'm takin a breather for now.

To you guys: Do you use all 10 demons, or do you see which is your favourite and your your way to the end with that?
12-26-2012, 08:21 AM
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I went with the highest EXP gain so naturally, I played with Belial when i unlocked him, then Lilith all the way til Astaroth was available. After that i just got to Lv99 when i got to hard mode. Then it was pretty much Astaroth til I unlocked Dantalion coz i dont need the EXP anymore hitting the level cap. Im just taking a breather coz Satan is the only one left for me to play before i try to play every character in Hard mode.

The DEF rating reduces the amount of damage you take when you miss beats or get hit by the projectiles that you need to tap off.

You're right about 1 and 2, but in 1, each difficulty level is a fixed set of beats for each song. Hard mode has more beats and a double beat than normal, and has brutal sequences that alternate between swipes and taps, and Normal just has more beats you need to do compared with Easy.

As for #3, i dont think your EXP level determines the difficulty of the first song. The EXP level only increases the amount of damage you can take before it's game over. It basically just gives you more room for error.

In #5, HP increases by a fixed amount it seems, but i cant check now that ive reached the level cap. Then, depending on the enemy and the difficulty level, the damage you take for missed beats will vary.

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12-26-2012, 08:32 AM
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As for #3, i dont think your EXP level determines the difficulty of the first song. The EXP level only increases the amount of damage you can take before it's game over. It basically just gives you more room for error.
Thanks for the reply mate.

But regarding your point above, I don't quite get you. What do you mean by "EXP level only increases the amount of damage you can take before it's game over"?

So that means the higher the EXP, the "easier" the game? I thought it was the opposite.

Also, if it gives you more experience if you use a higher EXP, surely there must be some tradeoff. I cannot verify now but I think the difficulty might actually be higher.
12-26-2012, 08:40 AM
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Thanks for the reply mate.

But regarding your point above, I don't quite get you. What do you mean by "EXP level only increases the amount of damage you can take before it's game over"?

So that means the higher the EXP, the "easier" the game? I thought it was the opposite.

Also, if it gives you more experience if you use a higher EXP, surely there must be some tradeoff. I cannot verify now but I think the difficulty might actually be higher.
Simply put... EXP = Level up, where Higher character Lv = higher HP, and it doesnt affect the number of beats in each difficulty level.

Trade off is that early on, the ones that give high EXP have pathetic defenses in which you take increased damage for each missed beat.

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12-26-2012, 08:51 PM
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Simply put... EXP = Level up, where Higher character Lv = higher HP, and it doesnt affect the number of beats in each difficulty level.

Trade off is that early on, the ones that give high EXP have pathetic defenses in which you take increased damage for each missed beat.
So that means it is a no-brainer that Astaroth is the best demon overall? Full EXP and near-full DEF.

Also, I want to ask you, how do you play the game? iPad or iPhone? If the former, do you place it on your laps (gripped with your thighs) or just hold it with one hand while playing with the other? Do you use your index finger or middle finger? Do you use multi-fingers as well during the main sequence, or only use multi fingers when the multi-tap huge red icon appears?

Sorry if I am asking too many questions, because I may be playing the game wrongly and could learn a few things from you.

Also, do you memorize the sequence (on Hard) for the stages or follow along quickly? I find there is barely any response time if you follow along, and seems like memorizing is the only way out.

Being lvl 99, what's you HP? 2000+? Does increasing in lvl make the game harder or not?

thanks!
12-26-2012, 11:44 PM
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So that means it is a no-brainer that Astaroth is the best demon overall? Full EXP and near-full DEF.
I guess you can say that. I havent unlocked Satan yet, so he might be stronger. Once you reach the level cap though, EXP becomes a non-factor, so Dantalion becomes stronger with full Def.

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Also, I want to ask you, how do you play the game? iPad or iPhone? If the former, do you place it on your laps (gripped with your thighs) or just hold it with one hand while playing with the other? Do you use your index finger or middle finger? Do you use multi-fingers as well during the main sequence, or only use multi fingers when the multi-tap huge red icon appears?
Played on the 4S at first, then i transferred to the ipad3 and the experience was just so much better. I play with the pad on the table with a slight angle facing me, just like how i play Cytus and Tone Sphere, using both hands for some versatility... And using both hands is actually recommended in Demon's Score's hard mode.

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Also, do you memorize the sequence (on Hard) for the stages or follow along quickly? I find there is barely any response time if you follow along, and seems like memorizing is the only way out.
Not really memorizing them, more like familiarizing with the music. I consider myself a musician (i sing in a band, make music, rewrite other songs, and play more than a few instruments decently) and following the beats by feeling comes a bit natural. But it does help a lot when replaying some stages, where familiarity becomes a bit easier with some parts being memorized.

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Being lvl 99, what's you HP? 2000+? Does increasing in lvl make the game harder or not?

thanks!
HP caps at 999. Increasing in Lv doesnt make the game harder. In fact, it does in effect make the game easier... Similar to how most RPGs are when you grind. Except that Demon's Score only has 1 stat which is HP.

Hope that helps.

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12-27-2012, 12:05 AM
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Muchos gracias Exact-Psience for all the detailed and lengthy replies. Playing with both hands is gonna be a huge problem though. Currently, the only time I use my left hand is when there are the two huge red circles which you continuously hit spread on either side of the screen.
12-27-2012, 12:13 AM
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Muchos gracias Exact-Psience for all the detailed and lengthy replies. Playing with both hands is gonna be a huge problem though. Currently, the only time I use my left hand is when there are the two huge red circles which you continuously hit spread on either side of the screen.
Oh yeah... for those... You can use as much as 5 fingers on each hand and tap away, which is only possible with an ipad.

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12-27-2012, 07:14 AM
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Oh yeah... for those... You can use as much as 5 fingers on each hand and tap away, which is only possible with an ipad.
You mean four fingers and one thumb per hand but who's counting!?!
12-27-2012, 07:31 AM
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You mean four fingers and one thumb per hand but who's counting!?!
You can use 4 fingers on each of your hands and 2 more fingers from your little brother.

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