You forgot Sonic 3 & Knuckles, that is a amazing game.
I don't recall having any glitch stoping me from getting 100%. But it did take a while.Yoshidude99 said:
tl;drBoozooka said:Touhou Games (Games I through V were on PC-98, so you need an emulator to play them now.)
Highly Responsive to Prayers (I)
Stories of Eastern Wonderland (II)
Phantasmagoria Dimensional Dream (III)
Lotus Land Story (IV)
Mystic Square (V)
Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (VI)
Perfect Cherry Blossom (VII)
Immaterial and Missing Power (VII.5)
Imperishable Night (VIII)
Phantasmagoria of Flower View (IX)
Shoot The Bullet (IX.5)
Mountain of Faith (X)
Scarlet Weather Rhapsody (X.5)
Subterranean Animism (XI)
Undefined Fantastic Object (XII)
Unthinkable Natural Law/Enigma of the Superdreadnaught (XII.3)
Double Spoiler (XII.5)
Fairy Wars (XII.8)
Ten Desires (XIII)
Touhou...my favorite SERIES of all time. Hopefully you know why I saved this review until now. Now that I have every game in the series (my game list is NOT up to date), I can actually give a full review. PBP won't be needed, because as I stated, I've played 'em all. I'm rating on several subjects: Gameplay, Story, Characters, and Setting, Music, Graphics, Main Games, Side Games, Controls, Replayability, and Lasting Impression. They have different point values, so here's the chart for them.
Story, Characters, and Setting: 30
Main Games: 30
Side Games: 25
Lasting Impression: 20
That's 185 points in all. So here's my review of the Touhou games.
Touhou IV on are Bullet Hell games. You move from side to side, and dodge the bullets, all the while shooting at your foes. I-III are simple collect-the-items-dodge-or-attack-your-enemies sort of game. VII.5, X.5, and XII.3 are fighters. The shooters are energizing, and really keep you on your toes. The platformers are simple, and effective. And the fighters are...
...I really need to stop doing that.
Story, Characters, and Setting:
The thing I especially enjoy about this series is these categories. The stories range from game to game, but usually have something to do with spirits, whether you need to defeat them or calm them. Or both. The setting is in Gensōkyo, the oriental world between the spiritual world and the real one. But the characters, who are all female, are what I really love. We have a she-devil who SAYS she's the descendant of Dracula, three ghostly musicians, and a phantom who is the mistress of swordswomanship! Jeez...
No doubt, the music is this series' claim to fame is the music. You're thinking, UN Owen Was Her, yeah? WROOOONG! That track is f*cking overrated. I even made a Top 12 Touhou Tracks. If you're too lazy to make one single finger movement, I do have the list here.
TOP TWELVE TOUHOU BOSS TRACKS
The Alice In Wonderland Angel From Highly Responsive To Prayer (Touhou I)
ああ、PC - 98日...最初からこの曲のトーン、祈りに非常に敏感、完全に変更するようだ。これはかなりユニークです。
(Ah, the PC-98 days...this track from the first one, Highly Responsive To Prayer, changes tone several times. That's what makes it unique.)
Mystia Lorelei's Theme From Phantasmagoria Of Flower View (Touhou IX)
(This song really sends a shiver down your spine. And GOD is Lorelei creepy...)
Flandre Scarlet's Theme From Embodiment Of Scarlet Devil (Touhou VI)
(Okay, believe it or not, I didn't find UN Owen Was Her that much. Catchy, yeah, but not that much otherwise. However, it's still a good song. And Flandre's kinda cute.)
Yuyuko Saigyouji's Theme From Ten Desires (Touhou XIII)
(It seems that as the series has progressed, character designs have become more and more Lolita. Not that it's a bad thing...)
Reimu Hakurei's Theme From Touhou Hisōtensoku: Unthinkable Natural Law (Touhou XII.3)
(Ah, Reimu, simply classic...)
Yukari Yakumo's Theme From Perfect Cherry Blossom (Touhou VII)
Mystia Lorelei's Theme From Imperishable Night (Touhou VIII)
(Lorelei's theme seems really...melancholic to me. I'm not sure why...maybe it's because it's one of the few Touhou characters whose names you don't need a pocket translator to say...)
Aya Shameimaru's Theme From Scarlet Weather Rhapsody (Touhou X.5)
(Aya, she's freaking awesome. She has an upbeat personality, and is a good challenge as a boss. And when you get to play as her...hang on tight. Let's not forget her catchphrase. I'M THE FASTEST...IN GENSŌKYO!)
Nitori Kawashiro's Theme From Mountain Of Faith (Touhou X)
(Nitori's one of the cutest characters in Touhou in my opinion, so Candid Friend is very deserving for her.)
Koishi Komeiji's Theme From Subterranean Animism (Touhou XI)
(Koishi's probably THE cutest in the series. Her theme is just fantastic, especially the opening.)
Remilia's Theme From Scarlet Weather Rhapsody (Touhou X.5)
(What the f*** is a rock song doing in Touhou? Whatever. Remilia's a great character, and her theme rocks. Long live the Mistress Of Fate!)
The Prismriver Sisters' Theme From Perfect Cherry Blossom (Touhou VII)
(First time I heard, I didn't find this that much. But after I read their depressing backstory, that changes completely. This is very deserving of the top spot.)
...Yeah, that's the list. I shouldn't say any more.
The graphics in this series are what you'd expect from freeware. They're basically just manga graphics. It makes every character get a relative bit of cuteness. But to be fully honest, they're nothing special.
Current Score: 81/85
The main games are simple and effective. We have the start of the series in platformers, and the rest of it in Bullet Hell. There isn't much else to say. The Bullet Hell games never tire due to how big a part score is. You always want to keep going.
The side games are usually not much. There are a few little and really short Bullet Hell games, and some REALLY addicting fighters. If only the side game shooters were that good...
The control doesn't need any explanation. You use one button to shoot, one for your bombs, and four to move. Simple and effective. In the scrollers, four to move, one to jump, and a few for your special moves. And the fighters need no control description.
There are four modes. Easy, medium, hard, and lunatic. Each mode has score records. It's crazy to always want to try and best them. High score is vital in this series. So you always want to beat your old high score. It can wear a bit, but doesn't really get old, if you get what I mean.
These games are huge for me. I always want to get home after school and see if I can beat Flandre or top my high score. To me, no game can have a perfect lasting impression, and this really isn't one. Because honestly, even with the fun I have playing them, they're pretty quick. While I can play forever to try to get a high score, I can beat the stages in all four modes in about five days. That's what really hurts it.
Final: 167/185 = 90.27/100
Yeah, Touhou's an excellent series. So if you haven't tried it, I highly suggest that you do so.
No. Just no. Except for the description and last sentence. Those are actually the only things you got right.Boozooka said:14.
Another Ammy sort!? Yes. This time, it's Amy Rose. She is...kind of humanoid, I guess. She's bipedal, has hands and feet where they should be, but that's about it. Moving on, Amy Rose's upbeat personality rocks, and I really enjoy how she feels towards Sonic. You never know what she'll do to embarrass him next. But she loses points for not having a theme. And her voice is ANNOYING AS HELL!
Huh?Boozooka said:Another Ammy sort!? Yes. This time, it's Amy Rose. She is...kind of humanoid, I guess. She's bipedal, has hands and feet where they should be, but that's about it. Moving on, Amy Rose's upbeat personality rocks, and I really enjoy how she feels towards Sonic. You never know what she'll do to embarrass him next. But she loses points for not having a theme. And her voice is ANNOYING AS HELL!
MY EARS.Mario4Ever said:Huh?Boozooka said:Another Ammy sort!? Yes. This time, it's Amy Rose. She is...kind of humanoid, I guess. She's bipedal, has hands and feet where they should be, but that's about it. Moving on, Amy Rose's upbeat personality rocks, and I really enjoy how she feels towards Sonic. You never know what she'll do to embarrass him next. But she loses points for not having a theme. And her voice is ANNOYING AS HELL!
THEY BURN.Toad85 said:MY EARS.Mario4Ever said:Huh?Boozooka said:Another Ammy sort!? Yes. This time, it's Amy Rose. She is...kind of humanoid, I guess. She's bipedal, has hands and feet where they should be, but that's about it. Moving on, Amy Rose's upbeat personality rocks, and I really enjoy how she feels towards Sonic. You never know what she'll do to embarrass him next. But she loses points for not having a theme. And her voice is ANNOYING AS HELL!
I like to pretend she doesn't have one, mkay?Devil Jin said:THEY BURN.Toad85 said:MY EARS.Mario4Ever said:Boozooka said:
I mostly use Marle for healing and on foes who hate water/ice. Also, she knows Arise. For me, Crono has relatively poor M. Defense. So if he goes down, I need to revive him, and quickly.Lord Ghirahim said:Still, even on a normal playthrough, Fire Sword III probably does more damage just because Flare is a stronger attack than Ice II, and frankly, I never bring Marle in for attacking parties, since Frog and Robo can keep a party alive between them pretty easily. Even just Frog is fine really if you bring Magus in with all his techs. Also, I hadn't given Marle many tabs at all, although Chrono did have maxed power.
You make me want to cry so much. Stay the fuck away from Chrono Trigger, Okami, Metroid and Touhou, you sick little shit.Boozooka said:furious masturbation at all those random female characters