Re: Post here when you beat a game. I mean it!
Yep, VJ was another one that was much harder in the US. Well, actually, all that was harder was that the powerups cost a lot more. That's the same difference with the US version of PN03 -- nothing is different except the power-ups costing a lot more.
You can still get the best suit by starting on Normal -- but you'll have to play through on Normal a couple times. It's just not mathematically possible to get every suit fully upgraded in one play through. Or even in 2 playthroughs.