First try, didn't do much dungeoneering, mainly checked the sights of the little scenes in town. Ended up with about 8,000 pix on Day 7, restarted.
Second try, I am on Day 5, with 19k pix, and on at least my 38th try on Jade Way 11-15. (I started counting after basically two afternoons of trying over and over again, so there's at least ten more tries in there.) There's just something, every time, which makes me suddenly spasm out and get Louie KOed on floor 14 or something.
I refuse to leave Jade Way with only one item, even though out of all those tries, I have never, ever encountered an item above 1.5k in value. (A zillion Worn Swords and Rusty Daggers, though... what happened to the Pot Stands and amulets and staves I kept getting from the Hall of Trials?) Every time Louie gets KOed, I sigh and load up the previous save.
That's right, I've... never actually finished the demo. At all.
I swear I will get past Jade Way 11-15 this day, this timeslice, and I absolutely refuse to progress the story until I do. This will be my trial, my albatross... my great white whale...