Halloween Town proved as Nightmarish as the movie it was based on. Geez. One way that Oingo Boinngo(Oogie Boogie) always stood out was that his fights were dice/game based(like Luxord, only without cards). While he can be fairly difficult, I do end up beating him without too much trouble. This time? Oh no. This was a fight that followed Murphy's Law--ANYTHING THAT CAN GO WRONG WILL GO WRONG. Boy, did it ever.
First attempt--Just plain couldn't get to him. Was able to heal just fine, but couldn't get any attacks on Oingo Boingo. Eventually ran of cards and was killed. I know you can replenish cards, but combos prevent that from happening. It also never occured to me to use ALL THREE decks rather than one. Duuur.
Second Attempt--FINALLY could get to him for some damage, but see the first attempt.
Third Attempt--Green Mickey Mouse ear cards made things MUCH easier and I finally got him. Phew.
And now, and interesting quote from Jack Skellington:
"Fear and Doubt are signs of a strong heart. They push your heart to strike out in new directions, take chances. Without them, your zest for life might fade...as for your taste for fear. And believe me, that would really ruin my fun."
And, of course, Sora doesn't drink the Dr's Potion. If he did, I'm sure the game would have been over right there.
Am now at Argabah.