Yes, I enjoy pain =P
Firstoff, I'm not sure whether this was a glitch or not (keep in mind, PC version here), as soon as the boss made its appearance, the framrate got up to speed considerably, making it impossible to avoid the claws and beam that follows those. Does this occur in the Saturn Port as well ?
Edit: Got to TL a 2nd time, the same "glitch" occured. It's insanely fast that it's near impossible to react ><
I'll try to get there again and see if it does that again. So, what are tried-and-true strategies for overcoming this gigantic baddie ? I know I'll be needing them.