: : : : : Touhou Project 6: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

[edit] Background

In the 6th installment of the Touhou Project series, the player sets out as either Reimu Hakurei or Marisa Karisame to find the secret behind the Scarlet Mist that is enveloping Gensokyo. Their travel leads them to the Scarlet Devil Mansion, where they face off against the inhabitants of the mansion in order to clear the Scarlet Mist from the land.

[edit] Gameplay

The Touhou Project games are primarily designated as curtain fire shooters. Players control their character on a 2 dimensional plane and destroy enemies that come from all sides while avoiding bullet patterns of various types to advance through the stage. Each stage has a boss character that has series' of both basic bullet attacks and "spell cards" which consist of typically longer lasting, more complicated bullet patterns.

[edit] Features

Play as either Reimu Hakurei --the lone shrine maiden of gensokyo -- or Marisa Karisame --the speedy witch/theif/archaeologist. Reimu has a slower movement rate and does less damage than Marisa but a smaller hitbox and a wider attack range. Both characters have different "spell cards", the equivalent of bombs in most shooters. "Focusing" your character slows their movement rate for more precise movements and alters their attacks to deal more damage over a smaller range.

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Shadow of Death blogged
Feb 6, 10 10:44am

Weird mixture of subjects yes?


Well, I don't really know much about Touhou, aside from the fact that it has a huge following, and features psychos and odd abilities (and armpit fetishes, since if I remember correctly, that's a girl's sexual organ).

Yes, odd isn't it (That's anime, or rather, Japanese fondness for weirdness for you <3)? The character designs are interesting, and the huge following it has results in some superb art and multimedia.

Case in point, this video I found recently, it is made of pure epicness.

Touhou - Bad Apple PV

Youtube HD

Pretty good music, and the style is awesome, and the art itself (in spite of being black and white) clearly show an attention to detail in the character's designs.

Personally, I'd like to see some proper anime based around Touhou (I know there is some anime, but it isn't professionally made).

Now, on to the other half of this article...

Bioshock 2

Rapture.....That's where this title takes place, deep underwater, in a city called Rapture. Actually in this game, it's set in two time periods. Before Bioshock 1 events, and after Bioshock 1's end. The multiplayer takes place in the events leading up to it, and the main story, where you play as the original Big Daddy (Delta), occurs 10 years (I think) after Bioshock 1 concludes.

The game isn't out yet, not until the 9th of February (so less than a week!), but there have been reviews, previews, gameplay vids, etc, as is usual with the months leading up to the release.

Still, I have to say that while it didn't ultimately reveal much, I like the teaser trailer below:

I have this game on pre-order over Steam, which saved me $5 off of the Steam price (it is still going, last I checked). I'll miss out on the special edition which includes a Vinyl LP (cool, but impractical, since I don't HAVE a record player XD), a CD, an artbook, and of course the game, all in a nice large case (because of the LP). The CD well, I can get that by other means, and while the artbook would be nice, I could probably find all the images I want for the game online. So all in all, it isn't worth the extra price for me to get the special edition, as much as it pains me to say that....

I will be playing Bioshock 2 (hopefully the moment it launches on steam, assuming I get an early-DL with my pre-order), or rather, as soon as I wake up that day (According to the Steam release time, it won't be until 5PM I think it was, I'll be asleep). I plan to capture some vids on the same day I start playing.

Sure hope I'm not working that night >_>

Please post comments, thanks ^_^

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Jan 16, 10 10:27pm
The first Touhou game I ever played. TouhouProject6EmbodimentOfScarletDevil
May 26, 09 3:47pm
Apparently, easy mode isn't easy. TouhouProject6EmbodimentOfScarletDevil
Aug 8, 08 12:36am
added 3 new screenshots
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