Touhou 13 is coming out tomorrow! It's been AGES since we've had a Touhou game that wasn't a spin off or experimental game like Great Fairy Wars. We finally get to relive the old formula of 6 stages, an extra stage and nothing else! With Touhou 13 we're also getting 4 playable characters, rumoured classic character's return (PC98 1-5) and ... spell practise!
Personally, I don't really play Touhou that much anymore, if at all, but I'm looking forward to this. I haven't had anything to entertain myself with (wink wink) for a while now and this might just fix that. I might try to upload runs of it onto Youtube if I care enough.
So, anyone else somewhat excited?
By the way, for those who don't know, Touhou is one of the most popular bullet hell shooters on the market. You basically play as a character with a small hitbox who flies around the screen dodging fancy bullets. Sounds easy, huh? Think again!
If you've never played it, I highly recommend you do. It might not look like your cup of tea, as was my mentality a few years ago, but after playing a few of the games I quickly became and annoying fanboy.
I'm certainly excited (once I replace this graphics card). It seems ZUN's making the difficulty slightly lower than usual, which kind of disappoints me. I could always attempt it on Hard from the get-go, that of course not taking into account how much the difficulty will probably go up in stage 4. I'm curious as to the silhouette on the cover, as you said it could potentially be one of the 4 oni. Concerning the fangasming over the potential of mima, it'd certainly be interesting to see her brought back, but at the same time I'd like to see more original characters, considering he's already reused two characters in the demo (I'll permit the second for being more of a cameo role).
What? Really? Wow, my vote goes for Shinki (Fuck you mima).
Gotta say, I'm relieved to play a straight-forward touhou game even though I liked the FW formula. My only hope is that we delve deeper into the Myouren Temple because I really liked UFO and it would be pretty beast if we expanded on it.
I think all the rumours about the PC-98 character returning were just started by Mima fan..people? Is that what you call that? And anyways, if any PC-98 character were to return, it would definitely be Socrates.
Really looking forward to playing this tomorrow. I'm not sure in what timezone is, but it should at least already be morning in Japan. Some people at MoTK were saying the game would only be released on the second day, but I'm still hoping!
There was a time when I was really into the gameplay, and I may give it a shot this time, but my favorite part of Touhou games has always been the music. TH12 had the best music of the series so far in my opinion, and already, there are some great tracks in the demo, especially this one. Can't wait to hear, well, all of the later ones, especially the extra stage/boss themes. I have fond memories of playing the full version of UFO for the first time and making it to stage 4, amazed at the new track.
Pretty much the same case as SNN, except I still haven't tried some games from the main series (like UFO or MoF). Like always, I'm rather interested how the soundtrack will turn out, since I'm quite a beginner at Danmakufu games (and not even a really improving one), but I sure love the amazing music ZUN composes.
I bet that's the the extra character in that cover's silhouette. Of course i could be wrong though. Anyways, i can't wait to play this even if it might actually take a while before i could play this, but whatever, i could just play it elsewhere =ω=
Looking forward to the new characters, music and lotsa other stuff.
I bet that's the the extra character in that cover's silhouette.
Doesn't seem like it. Supertails linked me to (what appears to be) an image of the Extra boss. Whether or not its legit is a different story, and I don't have the "expert Touhou knowledge" to be able to deduce that or not.
I've already 1cc'd the game with one death only (dat knives nonspell) and are currently attempying it beat extra.
Without spoiling it, this extra stage is possibly one of my favourite in par with Touhou 11's. It's just so ... random. I love it. So far I can only get up to her 2nd dancing men card (yes I said dancing men).
As for the music, I've noticed that, for the first time, I enjoy stage music a lot more than boss music. My favourite songs in the game right now are: stage 6 > stage 5 > extra > stage 1. I haven't really payed attention to boss music unfortunately. Maybe when I get my hands on my laptop I'll listen more intently. I know I enjoy Stage 6's boss...