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6:33 PM on 02.25.2009

Touhou Project #12 Announced



Touhou Project #12 was announced today. Title is 'Undefined Fantastic Object' (yes, UFO), the game will be a standard bullet hell shmup like most Touhou games before it.



So far, three character are confirmed, Reimu, Marisa and newcomer Sanae, who was a boss character in both MoF and SA. The is nice since the last two game only feature two characters, I hope more will be included.



From what we know at the moment it seems that the bomb system will return to how it was before MoF and SA. However, the power system still remains the same.Sadly, it's hard to notice more details with those tiny screenshots.

The demo will be released at Reitaisai 6, a Touhou convention in japan. It's almost as big as Comiket, this shows how much popular Touhou Project is there. The actual release date of the game is unknown, we only know it's summer.

For more info on touhou in general:
http://www.shrinemaiden.org (go to the forums, the website is not finished)
http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Touhou_Wiki (all the info you can have on touhou)

I'll leave you with Reimu armpit and a video of SA's extra stage.
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6:14 PM on 11.04.2008

Audiosurf for $2.49!



I'm sure most of you heard about this game but here is a reminder:

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For those who might be interested in the indie game it's now on Steam for only $2.49. This might have been posted before but the search function didn't help. I tried the game before and didn't like it but for that price I'll buy it and give it another try.

Random Video:

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Old but awesome(it's the extended version)!   read


10:02 PM on 05.27.2008

Awesome! - Scarlet Weather Rhapsody(+SA)



So Sunday at Reitaisai 5(touhou convention) two things were released. The first was the demo of TH11 - Subterranean Animism I talked about in a previous blog post. The demo was interesting but it was a bit disappointing. The character art is better than MoF but still far from IN. The game also is harder, which is good, but the stages miss something and aren't as fun as past games. But, even if it's disappointing so far it's still a touhou project game so it remains amazing.



The second game is the main point of the post. It's the long awaited sequel to TH7.5 - Immaterial and Missing Power. It's a touhou fighting game made by Tasogare Frontier, Tasofro for short, who also made Eternal Fighter Zero and Higarashi Daybreak. The core of the game is basically a bullet hell fighting game. SWR is played in a four button configuration, 2 projectile button, 1 melee and 1 dash. Enemy bullets can be "grazed" by dashing through them or blocked. Here is a video, it'll be ten times better than me explaining the game:

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The game also features a story mode(all in Japanese) with slightly different gameplay. Instead of having the standard first to 2 wins, the story mode gives you three lives(on easy) and the cpu has spell card phases. Again here is a video to explain:

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The spell cards are when the background changes color and Marisa(the witch in black) repeats the same attack pattern. This is pretty fun and different and standard fighter's story mode. If you played the shmups you'll notice that it works the same way, but 2d fighter style.

Finally, the game as a vs netplay mode. Which means it's online(duh), there is no lobby but IRC is used among the SWR/IaMP community. Go to the SWR wiki for more details. I didn't play online yet because I would get owned and wanted to complete story mode with all character first. If you want to play me just reply to this or PM me. For the game go to doujinstyle(google this). You can also get the demo for Subterranean Animism there.



Seriously go play SWR it's awesome.   read


8:36 PM on 05.23.2008

Tales of Etrian Odyssey

Etrian Odyssey was awesome but so hard. I remember dying on the first floor a lot the first time I played it. I started a new game not long ago and I went farther into the game. Oh well this post is mostly a pretext to post this awesome video. Anyone who had played Etrian Odyssey will laugh at this because it is so true.

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Iosys ftw! Check out their touhou songs as well.   read


11:52 PM on 05.01.2008

New Touhou game announced

The next chapter of Touhou Project by Doujin circle Team Shanghai Alice was announced yesterday. Touhou Chireiten ~Subterranean Animism~ will be the 11th game in the series, even if technically there is three other official games.(7.5, 9.5 and 10.5) Zun will sell a demo at Reitaisai(Touhou convention, May 25th) for 300yen. I seriously can't wait to try it but it seems the bomb/power system from MoF is back, meh.



Tasofro will also release Touhou Hisouten 10.5: Scarlet Weather Rhapsody at Reitaisai, this game being the sequel to TH7.5 Immaterial and Missing Power(those titles are so long haha). So May 25 is a date to watch for touhou fans.

I don't normally do news post but didn't see anything regarding this awesome news so I decided to do it myself. For those that have no idea what these games are go to:Touhou Wiki.

I'll now leave with the screens Zun released so far.





Source:Gensokyo.org


ps: *hint* if you want to not try the games you can not search for "doujin" and "style" on google *hint*

Somewhat related video:
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(If you want to see the whole run click the video you'll get links to the first parts)
This is the Phantasm level from Perfect Cherry Blossom, it's one of the most difficult level in the game so don't freak out if you want to play, the normal levels aren't as hard as that if you set it on easy or normal.   read


1:51 AM on 04.23.2008

Too many games

I'll be doing something that may have been done many times before but it may help me have more motivation. I have a back log of maybe 60 games. What I do most of the time is, I buy a game, play it for 2 hours and find it awesome and then never play it again. So I'll list some of the games I want to finish and will play through the one with the most votes in the comments. So here is the list:

a) Super Mario Galaxy
b) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess(Wii)
c) Metal Gear Solid(I just bought the essential collection)
d) God of War(I have the second waiting too)
e) Resident Evil 4(GC)

So with your help maybe I'll be able to finish a good game. The last I finished is No More Heroes I think, I'm also pretty far into Lost Odyssey(but I play it with a friend).

So it's time for a random video:
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Lucky Star + Hatsune Miku + Weird popular Finish song = Win(for me anyways...)
I can't stop listening to this, it's so addicting. It also represent why I can't finish games anymore : Anime...

I'm probably the only person who enjoys the first video so here is something better:
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That's me getting owned online in Immaterial and Missing Power a touhou fighting game. I sucked and still suck, but I'm a lot better now that I don't have to use the 360 controller. Saturn pad FTW   read


12:16 AM on 02.13.2008

More Ikaruga, less money

So, it's been a while since I posted, but this one will be short anyway. Last week while searching for awesome overpriced stuff on ebay I saw it, Ikaruga for the Dreamcast, New and Still sealed. I bid on it but I lost the bid anyway. But I got an email from the seller telling me he had another one and he would sell it to me at the same price I bid the first time, and I bought it. I already own Ikaruga for the DC but it's only the cd so I won't open it. Ikaruga is awesome and just posting this makes me wanna play it, and I will. Thanks for reading a totally useless post of me being happy paying money for something I already have and won't use anyway, haha.

Time for the random video:
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(It seems I can't display the youtube vid and only the link show up?)
Just how over the top can soccer/football get? It's from Touhou soccer and if you like it click on the video there is a lot more from different characters on youtube. As for the game itself, it's semi playable without Japanese knowledge but it's a lot of guess work/ memorization. I managed to play it but my game stopped to work. I guess only touhou fans will want to play it anyway.   read


5:00 PM on 01.23.2008

Online gaming curse.

I don't know if some of you will relate to that. When I try to play games with my friends online on the PC nothing ever works. There is always one of us who have problems with the game. First we have TrackMania Nations, a while ago we played alot of it and it is so simple to juste connect to the servers and play that we never tought it would fail us. But it has, my friend gets kicked out of every server we try for no reason, like we can play for 10 minutes and then kicked.

So we try another game that never fails, CS 1.6. I host a game like I always did, my ports are routed and stuff, still won't work. And every other game we try like Age of Mythologie and Age of Empires 2 still denied us. The only game that works is Quake1, Quake World to be exact. It's cool but there isn't alot of servers and some players we encountered are godly since they played the damn game all their life. If SSBB betrays us I don't know what I'll do.


Anyways here is the VOTP:
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This new mario paint music fad is so cool, and DKC music is the best so this combo of the two wins an Internets.   read





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