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2130 No. 2130 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Touhou 16 "Hidden Star in The Four Seasons" announced! (about 10 days ago)

Cirno and Aya are playable. It's going to be "easier" than LoLK, presumably no checkpoint system. ZUN has decided to "return to [his] roots with something that simply aims to make you feel good to play"
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>> No. 2159 [Edit]
 
it's out today, please don't pirate~
>> No. 2160 [Edit]
>>2159
Wait, do you mean, like, right now or later? Because I already did it!

https://nyaa.si/view/948315
>> No. 2161 [Edit]
>>2159
Whelp, I've never bought a touhou game but they're not exactly sold at local stores or even on steam as far as I know. So, where are they sold?
>> No. 2162 [Edit]
>>2161

https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Purchasing_Guide

You can also use this, http://moriyashrine.weebly.com/ but it is considered better to help support ZUN.

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2148 No. 2148 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
I can't beat Perfect Cherry Blossom on easy.

Should I give up on touhou games forever?
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>> No. 2153 [Edit]
Marisa B and Sakuya A are the easiest PCB characters in my opinion. I know that's a bit idiosyncratic and I might get shit for it; Reimu is the de facto "easiest" character, but that's how I personally managed to get through the game. I found I got a lot farther on those setups, and with more ease than the others.

Marisa B does a load of damage so boss fights are over in a way shorter amount of time - It's like a difference of 3 or 5 seconds, but that's a long time in Touhou. It's a bit hard to control her but her bomb clears entire portions of stages, it's really good during stage 6 when the screen is getting full. It also lasts something like 5 seconds.
Sakuya A is honestly bordering cheez-level simplicity. She doesn't do a lot of damage but her focused shot homes in from basically any part of the screen (aside from really weird positions), she also has the entirety of the screen covered with her fully powered unfocused shot.

Reimu gets a lot more cherry points due to losing far less from bombing but I find the latter sequences a little harder on her owing to her lack of speed and damage. Bombing as Reimu feels a bit less impactful than Marisa B, who has the best bomb in the game (IMO), and her homing shot is less advantageous compared to Sakuya A.

The Prismriver Sister you fight depends on which one you do the most damage to. I personally think of Lyrica (the red one) as the easiest.

It seems obvious but you should get as many cherries as possible, because the invulnerability is really valuable during the latter half - That system makes PCB the easiest Touhou game in my eyes. People claim IN is easiest but that's not valid past normal - it's difficulty scales really intensely in my experience. PCB doesn't scale as hard and has the cherry system. But the extra/phantasm stages are pretty crazy; I still can't beat Yukari without continues.

Use practice mode, and don't play on Easy anymore. That's actually how you get better. I'd also recommend actually going a level up in difficulty when you're encountering trouble/getting stuck, if you manage to reach stage 3 on hard/lunatic mode without continuing, reaching stage 3 with no deaths/bombs/acquiring all of the lives possible on normal becomes really easy.
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OP here, I beat the game but I got the bad ending because I continued. Those ghosts better be happy with their spring.

I don't think this game franchise is for me, it's just too difficult and all of the characters that I have read about or encountered seem like horrible people to me with the music being the only thing that gives me any incentive to continue playing the games.
>> No. 2156 [Edit]
I almost got through easy without having to continue but it fell apart at Yuyuko. I'm mad.
>> No. 2157 [Edit]
>>2155
Elitist here, don't be one of those losers that just likes the music but can't beat the games. Nobody starts out good at shmups. You can do it!

Seconding what the other Anon said about using Sakuya A. If you haven't used her, give it a shot.

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2033 No. 2033 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Do you have any 'unpopular' opinions that most other Touhou players seem to disagree with you on?

For example:
- I enjoyed Touhou 14 and 15 more than 12 and 13.
- I think Perfect Cherry Blossom is the easiest of the Windows Touhou games.
- I prefer Plastic Mind over Alice's other boss themes.
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>>2033
I don't think any of these are unpopular opinions.
>> No. 2145 [Edit]
PC98 music is better
>> No. 2146 [Edit]
>>2145
I agree.
>> No. 2147 [Edit]
>>2145
Maple wise is my favorite stage 4 theme

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Who, of all the however many characters there are in Gensokyo, is your favorite?

For me, Youmu is. What about you?
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Yuyuko
>> No. 2129 [Edit]
>>2128
A literal 5 year old trapped in the body of a grown adult ghost lady
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Remi is best girl for me.
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2118 No. 2118 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Is anyone here even good at Touhou?

I'm certainly not - The copy of PCB I'm using has the Extra and Phantasm stage unlocked and I gave them a go. I can't get past them, they're really hard!

What are some tips you guys have to get good at Touhou games? I really love them to death but I feel I can't give them the respect they deserve on normal mode.
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I like to think I'm fairly good, at least. I'm certainly no top-level player, but I've cleared every Extra stage and can 1cc about half of the games on Lunatic.


As for tips...

- The best one I can give is simply to keep playing and enjoy the game. I started playing Touhou (and shmups in general) almost 8 years ago now; there isn't a person alive that doesn't completely suck when they first start playing.

- If you greatly suspect you're about to die, don't be afraid to use a bomb. Your bomb stock will be replenished to 2-4 when you die (depending on character/game), so excess stock is wasted if you don't use them up.

- Learn to 'stream' bullets early, as you'll be doing it a lot in virtually every Touhou game. You can do this by simply moving slowly in one direction when streams of bullets are aimed at you continuously (the beginning of PCB's extra/phantasm stage is a good example of where this is useful, and a good place to practice).

- New players tend to hold focus almost constantly; don't be afraid to unfocus to quickly avoid being trapped.

- Some players advocate intentionally playing on a higher difficulty level than is 'suited to you' in order to get better at the games faster, although I'm unsure how much merit there really is to this. That being said, I moved onto Extra stages after Normal myself, which was a great struggle at the time. I wouldn't jump so far ahead that you're getting completely stomped on Stage 1 or 2, though.

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>>2119
I've been playing Touhou as a whole for about a year. I dl'd Perfect Cherry Blossom on a whim, used to have huge trouble on stage 1 and 2. It was an accomplishment just to make it to stage 3. Now I realize that stage 4 in every Touhou game is invariably the point where difficulty begins to spike exponentially.

I had a period where I could reliably make it to Youmu without losing any lives on Normal. Was running into trouble with her though - I think I was on the way to figuring out getting past her nonspell without bombs/misses. That was months ago and I haven't been able to play because of computer troubles. Now even as far as stage 4 is beyond me, I lost all of my muscle memory.

I'll just keep playing though that seems to be the best bet. Pretty stupid thread, but I was fatigued and mildly frustrated with the lost progress. Thanks for the response, will look into the things I haven't done yet.

Made it to Ran on extra stage today. I got stomped but it felt good. I then deleted the score.dat because I want to reach Extra on my own. Also tried a bit of IN and SA.

I also like other stg, though not as much to be honest. Cave shooters (DoDonPachi Daioujou) are fun, they also have great music. Gradius is dope.
>> No. 2121 [Edit]
>>2120
I'm with you on CAVE shooters. I enjoy them too, but I find the 'format' of Touhou (especially the lengthy boss fights) to be more enjoyable overall.
>> No. 2124 [Edit]
>>2121
?? the final boss of guwange with its countless forms takes ages, for example. the inbachi fight also seems to last an aeon.

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1311 No. 1311 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
This place neeeds a satori thread!
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2006 No. 2006 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Who's the worst touhou?
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>> No. 2098 [Edit]
Clownpiece has a great design. She's really, really cute, I'd say she's the best-designed character in LoLK.

Hecatia, on the other hand, has a design that I can't really get past. It's just so awful. She looks and seems like a weird fanfiction character.
>> No. 2105 [Edit]
I'll get murdered here for saying this but probably Flandre just because of how the fanbase characterizes her. She is not a cute loli who will call you onii-chan and sit on your lap. She is a sociopathic centuries-old vampire who's been isolated from the world outside the scarlet mansion and she will suck your blood and not in a sexy way.
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Yoshika. Literally no personality, and that's her whole concept. Also easily the most boring boss fights. Constant spam of ugly and idiotic projectile over and over. She also eats to recover health and gets respawned so she can spam even more. ZUN made her intentionally unlikable so that Seiga would seem really wicked for creating and liking her. Yoshika also gets way too much screen time especially for a shit character, making her even more irritating.
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>>2108
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UcxLhfmL-A
yoshiaki has one of the best themes in td though.

>>2105
you do make a good point, flandre isn't intended to be this moeblob vampire loli, but she also isn't intended to be a figure of wanton destruction with intense psychological issues. the moeblob depiction comes up because she is a reclusive loli vampire, and those are huge moe elements.

i don't know where people get this image of flandre as a bloodthirsty maniac though.

she just has an incredibly strong power (as shown in BAiJR), and remilia can't rely on her socially weird, bed-wetting little sister to be responsible enough to control what seems to be pretty close to Gensokyo's equivalent to Mystic Eyes of Death Perception.

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2103 No. 2103 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
In Your opinion, ┬┐who is the worst touhou character?
I do not know who it could be, because I can not think of anything.
>> No. 2104 [Edit]
You couldn't be bothered to scroll down the front page a bit?

>>2006

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hwo do youkai form babby

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1638 No. 1638 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
What song from Touhou is the greatest?

I would have to go with Remilia's Theme - Septette for the Dead Princess. The song itself pervades a pompousness and controlled power that is not unlike Remilia herself.
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>> No. 1795 [Edit]
>>1794
Thank you, I found it! It was 'Radical Dreamers'.
>> No. 1796 [Edit]
>>1795 here
I hate to ask again, but does anyone know what song plays in this video?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j3IwB3C5gAA
>> No. 1970 [Edit]
Be of Good Cheer and U. N. Owen Was Her?. ZUN has a bad habit of writing carnival music with unrelated parts (the catchy theme coupled with arpeggio "breaks"). My favourite tunes showcase his ability to include actual themes (as more than snippets of melody to be repeated with different sounds), their variations, and development.
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>>1638
I like Remilia's theme a lot. It's based off of a Beethoven composition.

I have too many to choose a specific favorite. ZUN makes extremely unique music, it's so special and interesting. There's this really dark tone to a lot of his songs, it's weird, it's creepy.

Locked Girl is pretty high in my rankings. Patchouli is moe, the second neatest boss fight in EoSD. I like the hi-hats/beat in it as well. It's like the depressed child of a chamber music piece and a rejected techno song. The chorus-like part is really neat, too - It spells out "love" in morse code.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdzFCwTr0ps

Some more that I like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fY5AkxHw8A
>Chen's theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9Lf30NWNos
>PCB stage 3 theme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=195XntreoMc
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2091 No. 2091 hide watch quickreply [Reply] [Edit]
Tomorrow is an a special day!
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I don't think that I can look for specific pictures in my general folder for cute girls.
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What's so special about it?

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