Originally Posted by pacman919
I'm debating on whether or not to buy the PP packs. It would make 5-3 a lot easier but I don't know if I should consider it cheating or not.
Just do it. I did it. No shame.
Also, 5-3 is way easier if you manually forge some of the ultimate weapons. It's a pain in the ass to do without the 5-3 drops, but I found once my York and Felicia had ultimate weapons equipped, things went a lot smoother for my party.