Added rule was no UT-chaining outside of the more bonkers fights, only using them when I felt it fit in the battle as it were. Really wanted to focus on playing more flawlessly and avoid savescumming as well. Also did all fights except some Tests of Valor.
Really, really fun run. Think this might've been my favourite run barring a few fights that were really difficult. Favourite chapter is a toss up between Chapter 7 which I always enjoyed and the intro of Chapter 11. I always try to do it with just the True Dragon Sword which is just a ton of fun.
Hardest fight was by a metric mile the Rasetsu fight in Chapter 11. Ended up just dodging around, letting them kill the IS ninjas for me and then focus on Lunar UT'ing the spiders down slowly. Fact that you have to do two fights afterwards is even more scary. Runner up was Dagra Dai who I ended up face-tanking and Zedonius who just never wants to play ball with me it seems like.
All in all I can recommend the run to those who want to get better at NGII, really urges you to rely less on the overpowered tools and more on your own skill!