I decided not to get further DLC and just went ahead to platinum this game.
I needed to keep killing クリオネ to get lots of money and the weakest one is at Millennium dungeon. With a party of Vert, Uni and Noire (in this turn order), I can beat it in 10 to 12 seconds (by touch-mashing the screen to skip attack animations). Vert just racks up EXE Drive gauge with her 8-hit rush combo, while Uni and Noire finish it off with EXE Drive attacks.
I wanted Uni (the one with strongest attack stat) to be able to finish it off by herself (so only two characters take action, shaving off 3-4 seconds) without anyone turning into Goddess form but alas, I couldn’t find a way to make that happen, as she left クリオネ with a slither of health (everyone is capped at level 399 and I have tried putting the right equipments and disks)
It actually takes longer for クリオネ to respawn (about 20 seconds?). I just put the character next to spot where it would respawn, automatically triggering the battles.
How do I bear with the grind? I basically watched video. When I saw peripherally that the game has entered battle, I would pause the video, beat the battle, and then resumed watching lol.
I first watched Neptune The Animation (related lol), but upon realizing that it seems to be a mix of original storyline plus mk2 and Victory (both of which I haven’t finished) I stopped watching to avoid spoilers ^^; I watched Resident Evil Damnation instead and got the trophy one-third through the movie lol (makes me want to play Resident Evil 6 again ^^)
This is actually my first platinum of the Neptune series. With the upcoming Black Heart spin-off game, and the recently announced Neptune Victory II and Neptune U (action game spin-off for Vita), this series sure has grown.
As a wannabe Neptune series fan, I still need lots to catch up… ^^;