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For the past year, I've come across characters from the Touhou series not knowing who they were or where they were from.  So I've learned that the characters and the series go way back in the SHMUP genre (shoot em up).  In the past, I've played a handful of SHMUPs, but more along the lines of western theme titles of conventional spaceships and fighter planes and such as Lifeforce and Gradius.  I guess Xevious was classified as a SHMUP as well.  But cutie anime girls shooting the hell out of oblivion was something totally different even though I'm a fan of JRPGs.  So I decided to preorder this:

This is the Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded Limited Edition which is NOT a SHMUP.  It's actually a roguelike RPG since I'm an RPG fan.  So this will be my first experience with a Touhou game.  Preorders were almost sold out on NIS America's website, and I didn't want to miss out in case this games was a keeper.  The original non-reloaded version scored around 70% so I'd hope the reloaded version would score higher.  Normally, I do not depend on review scores to determine my purchase, but I'll have to admit that I was going into this one rather blindly.  But seeing that the Touhou games have been in different genres as of late, it seems that the Touhou games depend mainly on their characters as a selling point rather than the game itself.

So do we have any Touhou fans here?  Will this game make me a Touhou fan?  Are the Touhou girls a good source for waifus?  I just hope this buy will be worth my dollars.

Last edited by LivingMetal - on 06 July 2018

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I'm not exactly a Touhou fan, but I had a lot of fun with a fangame called "Touhou: Wandering Souls".

Also, I like the girls.



The franchise interests me, certainly. It also seems to be very big in Japan.

Waiting for a good Touhou shmup to cross my path for me to dive in.



I only played a few of the games but the girls are cute so I have a decent number of Touhou figures/doujinshi



Ive always been curious but to lazy or maybe not quite interested enough to check it out.



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Megiddo said:
I only played a few of the games but the girls are cute so I have a decent number of Touhou figures/doujinshi

Several characters do stand out, but the one who drawing my attention is Sanae:

Green hair.  It's gotta be the green hair.



I used to play them a lot tho I was pretty garbage. I would still consider myself a fan of the series... a good % of the music I listen to are touhou soundracks or arrangements/covers. I haven't tried these new ps4 games though, but I would like to!



LivingMetal said:
Megiddo said:
I only played a few of the games but the girls are cute so I have a decent number of Touhou figures/doujinshi

Several characters do stand out, but the one who drawing my attention is Sanae:

Green hair.  It's gotta be the green hair.

Good choice. One of my favorite Touhou figures I owned.

https://imgur.com/a/POM9IfP



No, but those games have some excellent music with even better remixes.



Nope. I didn't even know it originated as a gaming franchise. I just find it strange how popular it is. Doesn't seem to be that big in terms of sales charts and seems to be barely mentioned outside Japan, yet there's still a shit tonne of stuff for it.



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