Lately, I finished the main game of Touhou Labyrinth. While technically I still have 10 more floors to go, you can only do that after finishing the game.
Anyway, it was a fun game. Basically, you go in a maze, explore around, find stuff, fight monsters and so on.
There is some grinding in the game but assuming you explore the floors, a decent part of will be done as you look around everywhere.
The battle are punishing and you can die very quickly. On the other hand, you can run away with 100% chance of success and your HP is refilled after battle.
It is also possible to rest to recover SP, the penalty being that you will lose some of the time you can stay in the labyrinth before going back to town.
Random battle are fast as you try to finish the monster before you get damaged.
Monsters deal a ton of damage and only an handful of character can heal or tank.
Boss battle are endurance matches where you try to survive while dealing damage.
A majority of enemies, boss included are susceptible to status ailments and using them will make your life much much easier.
There is some degree of customization in the game as there is a ton of characters
to beat up and put in slavery
to recruit in the game.
Each of them has their set of special moves and stats.
Reimu is basically your white mage with Spirit type attack including a multi targetting one that paralyze and also has a barrier move and an healing move for the team.
Marisa is your black mage with a magic buff move and various Mystic (well, magic) element attack
for various circumstance including the Master Spark that eat all of your SP but leave a big mark to your unlucky target.
Patchouly is your typical squishy wizard with lot of elemental attacks plus a piercing non elemental one for bosses.
And it goes on. X D
On top of that, you can spend bonus points on specific characters to power up whatever stat you want to improve.
Hopefully, said character will still be used at the end of the game. X D
The music is nice but it would be nicer if it looped instead of restarting. X D
The story is ok. The big plus it has is not the plot itself but how much it breaks the fourth wall. Do not expect character development here. : P
Anyway, if you're tired of pressing X to win and want to be challenged to the point of getting more and more Total Party Kill as you go through the game,
consider giving Touhou Labyrinth a try. ^^