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    Lupin
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    Touhou

    Hello~
    Does anyone here play a game called "Touhou"?
    If you haven't heard of it, well here is a short preview
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du5mgVAk2Lk

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    Why hello there. I'm Mokou's husband. How are you?

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    Ahh yes Touhou. If you played "Getamped2" i have some skins of Yukari and Hina. Nice to see i'm not the onyl touhou fan

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    Even though it looks nice, aren't these sort of games getting repetitive?
    I mean there are so many of them on the PC, consoles, mobile devices, etc.
    Please, vote your for your favorite explorers in my poll in order to help those who can't decide - Here.

    Click the Tumblr logo. I dare you.

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    Bullet hell is kinda rare actually. I mean, there are plenty out there, but they make up a tiny amount of stuff. I've never seen it on mobile stuff, for example. There's also stuff by Cave like Mushishihime sama or something like that for the PC, Deathsmiles for the 360 and... that's it. There're normal rail shooters like Gradius and Raiden, but that's not Bullet Hell. Bullet hell is more of a sub genre, similar to how MMORPGs are a subgenre of RPGs in a sense (This is a metaphor. I need a better one).

    Touhou is different in that there's typically more of a story, the characters are hella lot more popular for one reason or another (Some people, including me, think it's the 'blank slate' many of them have, leading to people coming up with their own interpretations as to what exactly they act like), and the ludricous powers they throw around (Manipulation of boundaries anyone?). Also, gameplay-wise, the music is spectacular for being made by one guy with a synthesizer, and while other games tend to focus on saturating the screen with bullets and making it like standing in the rain and not getting wet, Touhou tends to have beautiful patterns made out of the bullets. They'll still kill you stone dead, they just look beautiful while doing it and not like a giant sneezecloud of bullets.

    Another reason for its popularity is because, well, the official art kinda sucks. This leads to fanartists going nuts, and their beautiful incarnations become more popular and so on. Also, cast full of girls.

    As a rather casual player, I'm into Touhou because of first and foremost, the music. This is what most casual fans of Touhou are into. Some start to segue into the actual games, but they tend to remain quite hard and they give up and watch videos on Youtube. Secondly, as an RP'er, I like the character aspect, the abilities and the mechanics of the world. The combination of mythologies, the way things work, the spellcard system as an explaination for why youkai can throw down with Divine Beings and not get wiped instantly, the insane amount of background information, etc. etc.

    Does that explain the lure of Touhou, Kirin?

    (Feels kinda weird addressing someone else with the online name I've been using for over ten years, but eh. xD)

 

 

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