Me personally, I'm playing it for the fun of it. OP said he needs saves for testing purposes, and since I'm playing the game for me anyway, I've offered to upload what I have as I play along.
And yes, I'm using Akurasu for reference, it's just a matter of difference between knowing that Lalah has to survive at least as long as it takes you to kill Char and not have her ganked by either of the hostile MAP-attack wielders even before she's brought over to your side and actually save scumming yourself into the position where that happens.
There's a certain sense of elation when a plan comes together (such as when your "ah, screw it" last-ditch attack with a 80-HP-left 21%-to-hit Akito not only lands, but also crits and takes out Char once and for all, the smug snake), you see.
In any case, apologies for the topic deviation.