I tried her again, and found her much more difficult. It might be a rhythm thing; if you mess with her fighting patterns quick enough you can basically control the battle. If you don't, well, she's *very* capable of handing you death and humiliation.
I agree. In very hard, I had a real doozy of a time with the two tanks and helicopter. Each tank cannon blast would take 3/4 of your health (and they fire much more frequently). By the time I got to the helicopter, I had very little in terms of elixirs/resources.