Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The "sorry i didn't post yesterday" update

I caught a cold yesterday, didn't even get out of bed, just called a friend over to take care of some stuff i had to do. She basically made me tea most of the day and we watched Highschool of the Dead (anime series that ended around 2 weeks ago i think, more on that later). I'm quite a bit better now, still got a runny nose, but i can manage that...
Today's update will be games. I'll start with the one i play most atm, the Touhou Project ( aka 東方Project or Project Shrine Maiden) series. It's a series of bullet hell games with a wide variety of characters and no copyright bullshit around it, which is why it's so popular. The person behind Touhou Project is ZUN, a middle aged beer lover with too much time on his hands, he single handedly writes music, draws the illustrations and programs the whole fucking thing. If that isn't amazing, i don't know what is. The first game was released on 1996 on the Japanese NEC-PC9801. 4 other games were released by December 1998, the first MS Windows game was made on 2002 and that is The Embodiment Of Scarlet Devil, the game in which my favorite character made her debute (Remilia Scarlet). The latest game released is labeled as 12.8 - The Great Fairy Wars, it is the 18th game in the series.  It's also fully translated by now and it was released this summer (comiket). Anyways, as i may have previously mentioned, this series is insanely popular. More doujins have been made of this than of anything else. The reason - you can freely use the character designs and names. Also, there's a ton of music remixes of touhou soundtracks (look it up on isohunt/tpb - there are torrents as big as 700+ gb dedicated ENTIRELY to touhou music). The gameplay, however, is HARD. Touhou is described as one of the hardest of its kind. It took me more than a year to be easily capable of beating EASY MODE in any of the games. It went pretty smooth from there, i started practising with hard mode and eventually managed to clear lunatic mode without using bombs/dying (yeah i skipped normal altogether). This is highly recommended, even if you're not much of a fan of the shmup genre. Why? The characters and storylines, also all the doujins are highly amusing, interesting and at times, fucking awesome. Also protip, start with the 8th game, Imperishable Night. It has the most work to do (most spells to unlock, etc) but it's also the easiest. If you feel like you'd like a challenge, start with Perfect Cherry Blossom, the 7th game, or the 11th, Subterranean Animism (hardest imo).
Pictures too? bleh, i'll go look some up, hang on.
http://touhou.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Imperishable_Night_Spell_Cards
Imperishable Night spellcards. Check them out, pretty pimp patterns there. It might seem insane but it's not that bad once you get in there and the feeling of accomplishment when you clear one is great.
Anyways, i'm out for the day, gonna drink a cup of tea and go to school. Also, GUILD concert tonight. See ya guys tomorrow, i've got another game for you.

11 comments:

  1. I like Touhou too, got so many remixes in my music folder
    I think I might be getting ill too, I have a runny nose

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  2. nice of her, did you get any?;) nah jk :P

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  3. Touhou is amazing, and in my opinion are the best games out there

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  4. it looks great!==> supportin!

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  5. Anime, bringing people together.

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  6. jesus christ man... for the first time I had to look up all the games some1 mentioned... kudos... annnnnd I have to go ... <--- Scarlet Devil

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  7. Nice, have fun at that concert!

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