So a long while ago (maybe 2 years ago?), someone on IRC turned me on to this game. Going in I never played any Touhou games, and didn't know anything about them -- and apparently this game is nothing like any other games in the franchise -- but is like a fan-made spinoff.
Anyway, the game is incredible
. It's amazing just how many things they did exactly right. I keep trying to get other people on IRC to try it, but nobody seems interested. So I thought maybe I'd have more luck here?
The weird thing about this game is that if I were to explain what the game was like... it would make the game sound incredibly lame:
- It's an RPG Maker game (ew)
- It's a beat-em-up (snore) mixed with bullet hell (blech!)
- It's all cutesy anime girls (groan)
But somehow it isn't lame. By some weird magic, it takes all those stupid elements and makes a ridiculously fun game.
There's a trailer on YouTube which shows off a bit of the gameplay, but it doesn't really do the game justice:https://youtu.be/AvJMlDIvf_o
If you've got a half hour or so, give it a shot. At least try to get through the Forest of Magic, as those stages are largely introductory... where the game is ramping up introducing you to the mechanics. The last stage in the forest is sort of like the first "real" level.
EDIT: also, the only way to play this game is on "Lunatic" difficulty. The easier modes let you rely way too much on blocking.