After watching the Ogre-Slaying event video a few times, I noticed that the new blades have two stats: Attack Strength and Demon Attack Strength. I assume the 'Demon Attack' is an affinity bonus, making it uber effective against Demons (or in this case, Ogres) specifically. So awesome.
Well, today I was curious about the Cyclops mask available through the Old Woman. I mean, it's 660 ryo. Pretty expensive for a simple costume item. Well, I noticed when I clicked the L3 button over it in my wardrobe (that means pressing the Left Joystick like a button, for those of you who don't know) that it has a single star for Defense, but has 3+ stars for something called Mononoke Level.
Now, I was intrigued. Mononoke Level? Is this just another silly stat like Sexiness or Luck? Or does it actually DO something?
So I did a quick play-through of the level as a Ninja with the mask on (just with the ninja sword and shoes--and the new sexy yukata), and I noticed that I got A LOT more red strikes (I assume this is a Critical Strike) than I did in the previous two play-throughs I had done not minutes ago. So, is the Mononoke Level a buff that gives you a better chance of getting critical strikes? Because if so, that is very cool.
Anyone want to help me test this out?