I overkilled the other majin on the field and used their bodies as a wall to prevent Moon Belator from being able to melee me. Like terran said, all you have to do is break the demon aura and he won't run away. Then you can use Retica to whittle him down in preparation for a combo attack.
Three routes...the forest, the desert and the...mountainous...place? If I remember correctly for Thage's good ending you need to capture a certain boss majin in the mountainous place (you need this majin to break a Demon Aura for a later boss in Purgatory).
"Sweet Cosmos! A talking rock!" - Bartz, Dissidia : Final Fantasy.
^That would be Aether. And yes Thage needs to follow that path in order to kill or Cap Arkanos for the good ending.The second requirement is Capping the Boss after him, Amirhage. The third requirement is killing or Capping Doom Shade in Purgatory.
Olifen's and Ashlay's good endings are spelled out in bold for you, you practically have to be brain dead to not know it.(which I hope you aren't!!)
About the bows question.....wasn't it the other way around? Shortbow has more attack power but lesser range? I do know for a fact that shortbows and longbows can equip certain skills.
'People who have died can not cry anymore, so I cry for them.'-Momo of Shinigami no Ballad We will never forget you F. Ibuki! (Clannad)
i see.. just got ratica's rapid-fire and that too requires a shortbow.. i think i might equip ratica with both a long and shortbow, long for normal attacking, and short for rapid-fire.
anyway, i went to the desert area, and in the second path there's a secondary objective where you fight a boss? i completed that stage already and no boss? also, i didnt save the refugee, so i think im missing something here?
oh admonishing melody, arise in the name of the necromancer!!! MYSTIC CAGE!!! - blast you into oblivion :P