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HGH
Dec 20, 2011


Hokuto posted:

On a different note, I've been playing The Genius of Sappheiros lately. I've enjoyed it even with the amount of dickery they throw at the player, but for the first time, the wikia walkthrough hasn't helped me get past a roadblock boss. Tenshi seems to be this giant immutable wall of hit points that is impossible to break.

There's not much to do other than spam Dark and Electric attacks, take Drill as a warning for Magnum Stoneshower the next turn, and never, ever use field effects. Reimu's barriers or Alice are pretty much required here. Just try to raise up Earth resistance as much as possible, I think Alice has a skill that can do that in battle as well. As for damage, I'd suggest a combination of Youmu and Byakuren, so that you can make Youmu hit for buffed up dark elemental attacks while also debuffing Tenshi. You'll also either need Marisa or Patchouli to control the land gauge somewhat.
It's been a while but I hope this isn't too far off the mark, I remember that's what I did to beat her.

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Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

It took another several tries to make it stick, but your advice worked well. Thanks!

Ammat The Ankh
Sep 7, 2010

库昊


Ammat The Ankh posted:

I think the more important question is which Touhou would be the annoying atheist who goes around and snidely remarks on all of the religions?

Well, I guess we finally got an answer. The Kappa function as Gensokyo's stereotypical internet atheists. Also explains why they all wear the same hat, fedoras must be hard to find in Gensokyo.

So we've got all the religions pretty well covered, but you know what this roster is still missing? The Devil.

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to edit this:

fuepi
Feb 6, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Ammat The Ankh posted:

So we've got all the religions pretty well covered, but you know what this roster is still missing? The Devil.

Yes I agree a Subterranean Animism rep seems fairly likely right now if Nitori could get in.

Trihugger
Jun 28, 2008


My childhood is falling into the land of fantasy. To be fair, the Super Scope has been dead for decades so it's not a big surprise it landed in Gensokyo. Did anyone else play the hell out of this insane Nintendo peripheral or were most of you actually sane during childhood? Battle Clash and Metal Combat were eye-bleedingly good. And by that I mean that your eyes would start bleeding if you played with this thing for too long.

A couple images of Nitori rocking a Super Scope have shown up on Pixiv. Not too many though.

JosephWongKS
Apr 4, 2009

I hate this book and I hate Railrunner and I hate Thunderbark and I hate Black Magic and I hate everything they stand for.

Dinky Duck Race posted:

Yes I agree a Subterranean Animism rep seems fairly likely right now if Nitori could get in.

Okuu could be the symbol of sun worship.

Clarste
Apr 15, 2013

Just how many mistakes have you suffered on the way here?

An uncountable number, to be sure.


Dinky Duck Race posted:

Yes I agree a Subterranean Animism rep seems fairly likely right now if Nitori could get in.

I think the biggest clue is the lack of Subterranean Animism spectators, which implies the existence of a full SA stage. Whose stage? I have no clue. I never would have predicted Nitori so my predictometer is clearly unreliable.

I think Utsuho actually has the lowest chance though. The game seems to be actively avoiding previously playable characters, other than Reimu and Marisa. I mean, who would have expected Sanae to sit out? And, well, given that she's sitting out and Nitori is in, any speculation in terms of "related to religion in some way" seems pretty meaningless to me. If Utsuho ends up in the game, it'll just because the designers wanted her, not because she's a god.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

There's a super special, super popular thing called spaghetti that I want to try!

Lipstick Apathy

Hey I'm cool with Satori too I'm not picky.

fuepi
Feb 6, 2011

by FactsAreUseless


Orin and Yamame both hit up Myouren for selfish reasons, and Yamame probably helped build the temple.

Playable Yamame

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

DUNSON'D


Satori with a mix-mash of all other players move set and random gauge would be gimmicky as gently caress but awesome.

Copycat Zero
Dec 30, 2004

ニャ~

Trihugger posted:

My childhood is falling into the land of fantasy. To be fair, the Super Scope has been dead for decades so it's not a big surprise it landed in Gensokyo. Did anyone else play the hell out of this insane Nintendo peripheral or were most of you actually sane during childhood? Battle Clash and Metal Combat were eye-bleedingly good. And by that I mean that your eyes would start bleeding if you played with this thing for too long.

I would have played the hell out of it, but my Super Scope stopped functioning fairly soon after getting it.

CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008


If the SA crew are going to be in, they HAVE to include Yuugi. She's drat perfect for a fighting game, and if Nitori can make it in, why not her?

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

Because she's in the background.

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Nap Ghost

Trihugger posted:

My childhood is falling into the land of fantasy. To be fair, the Super Scope has been dead for decades so it's not a big surprise it landed in Gensokyo. Did anyone else play the hell out of this insane Nintendo peripheral or were most of you actually sane during childhood? Battle Clash and Metal Combat were eye-bleedingly good. And by that I mean that your eyes would start bleeding if you played with this thing for too long.
I didn't have a super scope but my friend did. I played the poo poo out of BC and MC at his house.

Many years later I tried playing them on an emulator with mouse aim and they were so much easier.

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

(Well, that's what I get for being too vague, I guess.)

All I had was Yoshi's Safari but that was interesting enough.

I've heard theories of Tenshi or Kasen being playable characters, given their religious backgrounds.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

There's a super special, super popular thing called spaghetti that I want to try!

Lipstick Apathy

BlitzBlast posted:

Because she's in the background.


You still think that's relevant huh? How cute.

Tengames
Oct 29, 2008



Volt Catfish posted:

You still think that's relevant huh? How cute.

Look I wanted to play as Shou too but you gotta let it go.

Also, someone linked me to an image they saw of another character. It's from 4chan, so good chance its fake, but here vvv thanks for confirming its fake.

Tengames fucked around with this message at May 21, 2013 around 03:32

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

That one's a confirmed fake. Some shop was advertising the game, and edited in some fanart.

Hazdoc
Nov 8, 2012

Muscovy Ducks are a large tropical breed, famous for their lean and extremely flavorful meat.

Hazduck!

~SMcD

God, all these reveals are getting me hyped. Byakuren looks pretty sweet.

Golden Battler
Sep 6, 2010

~Perfect and Elegant~



Here's how you beat Genius of Sappheiros:

1. Use Sakuya
2. Use Byakuren
3. Use Alice

Anything else is for flavour.

Hokuto
Jul 21, 2002




Soiled Meat

Byakuren's pretty much got a permanent roster slot because she's the best Touhou. The others I can take or leave. I prefer Mokou over Alice except in boss fights, and Youmu is generally better at killing droves of things at once than Sakuya. Satori's pretty fun to use too.

Ryza
Mar 15, 2012

Disco Thunder


Koishi confirmed! Holy crap, those eyes.



Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


I wanted a religious war, Tasofro.

Nice rose skirt, though.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

DUNSON'D


I was going to make joke that Koishi would be an AI driven character even when selected as a PC due to her abilitie to move uncounciously, but no there she is being an actual PC.

Besides Yukari/Ran is this the first playable character?

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

Well, no sense in beating around the bush.

The Imaginary Personality - Koishi Komeiji

She couldn't remember a thing.
Before she knew it, she had joined the crowd.
No one noticed her presence.
She lived her life day in and day out without any dreams or hopes.
But these unusual events caused her to throw down the gauntlet,
creating just a tiny change in her daily life.

Special Skill: Super Reflexes
When the command for heavy melee attacks, heavy projectile attacks and special moves are entered, the move is "set" and will activate will come out automatically when certain conditions are fulfilled such as enemy placement or passage of time. One of each of the three attacks can be set at a time, and an icon will indicate when a move is prepared.

Last Word: Brambly Rose Garden
Pulls the opponent into a storm of rose danmaku.
The roses are unblockable and the suction of the attack
will slowly draw them in.
If performed within a certain distance,
it will forcefully submerge enemies in a sea of roses.

By the way, Tasofro's Twitter account said she is the last (non-boss) character.

Golden Battler
Sep 6, 2010

~Perfect and Elegant~


Hokuto posted:

Byakuren's pretty much got a permanent roster slot because she's the best Touhou. The others I can take or leave. I prefer Mokou over Alice except in boss fights, and Youmu is generally better at killing droves of things at once than Sakuya. Satori's pretty fun to use too.

Mokou can work as a tank in certain areas, but in others Alice's ability to actively protect your other party members make her far more valuable. Little Legion, in particular, is a fantastic panic button for random encounters, topped only by Aya commander + Sakuya's Private Square giving you a 100% fullproof escape route.

And really, Sakuya is just legitimately the best character in GoS. Youmu is certainly useful in randoms (I use both Youmu and Sakuya generally, in fact), but if you're just comparing basic attacks, Sakuya easily outpaces her damage, and that's not even counting Slayer effects. If you want to compare skills, then you have to consider that Youmu takes a turn to set up - and really, the first turn of a random encounter is usually the most dangerous, unless you gently caress up immensely.

Your realization of Satori's value is commendable however; not many people understand how great her versatility is. She's probably my second favorite character in GoS. She also makes a giant chump out of the expansion's final boss.

e: I somehow forgot to mention how loving good Private Square. They actually nerfed it when they released the expansion, and it's still incredibly loving good.

e2: One of these days I'll stop being completely put off SSLPs and actually LP GoS.

Golden Battler fucked around with this message at May 21, 2013 around 12:16

Revalis Enai
Apr 21, 2003

Wait, what's my phone number again?

Fun Shoe

Futo, Miko, and KOISHI? I'm going to import the poo poo out of this game. Can't wait to listen to arranges of their themes.

Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


Revalis Enai posted:

Futo, Miko, and KOISHI? I'm going to import the poo poo out of this game. Can't wait to listen to arranges of their themes.

I'd prefer listening to Last Remote over Hartmann's Youkai Girl.

KataraniSword
Apr 22, 2008

but at least I don't have
a MLP or MSPA avatar.
I am my own man.

Golden Battler posted:

e2: One of these days I'll stop being completely put off SSLPs and actually LP GoS.

It's okay. We know Labyrinth of Touhou hurt you, GB. At the same time, you ARE the first one to technically complete a Touhou fan-game LP! If anyone can do it, it's you!

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

There's a super special, super popular thing called spaghetti that I want to try!

Lipstick Apathy

What a mess of a roster. What happened to the theme, ZUN?

CommissarMega
Nov 18, 2008


Revalis Enai posted:

Futo, Miko, and KOISHI? I'm going to import the poo poo out of this game. Can't wait to listen to arranges of their themes.

For me, the music arranges I'm looking forward to are those of Byakuren, Koishi and Yuugi*.

*A man can hope

BlitzBlast
Jul 30, 2011

some people just wanna watch the world burn

leather fedora posted:

By the way, Tasofro's Twitter account said she is the last (non-boss) character.

Better hope for an expansion then.

Pureauthor
Jul 8, 2010


Well I don't think I'll be shelling out cash for this game, then. I wanted lots of characters.

leather fedora
Jun 26, 2004

The closest acceptable translation is
"die properly"


Tortured By Flan

Volt Catfish posted:

What a mess of a roster. What happened to the theme, ZUN?
Both Byakuren and Miko showed interest in Koishi in the latest book, so it isn't as nearly out-of-left-field as it seems.

HGH
Dec 20, 2011


From what I understood that said that Koishi was the last character to be revealed on the game page. There's no telling if there'll be more characters (excluding new ones) that we'll only find out about when the game comes out.

Kanos
Sep 6, 2006

was there a time when speedwagon didn't get trolled

Pureauthor posted:

Well I don't think I'll be shelling out cash for this game, then. I wanted lots of characters.

It's not really that surprising. SWR and Hisoutensoku only had large casts due to copious reuse from IaMP because doing full character spritework for fighting games is really costly.

HellCopter
Feb 9, 2012


College Slice

Volt Catfish posted:

What a mess of a roster. What happened to the theme, ZUN?

The theme is mostly still there. It's the main characters, the warring factions, Nitori's SCIENCE, and, uh, Koishi's not-caring? Okay it's a bit messy. I'm disappointed in the small number of characters, but seeing some interesting picks like Koishi and Nitori make me happy.

legoman727
Mar 13, 2010

by exmarx


Okay, so what's the final cast again? Reimu, Marisa, Hijiri, Miko, Nitori, Koishi... I know I'm missing people.

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Karasu Tengu
Feb 16, 2011

Humble Tengu Newspaper Reporter


legoman727 posted:

Okay, so what's the final cast again? Reimu, Marisa, Hijiri, Miko, Nitori, Koishi... I know I'm missing people.

You forgot Futo and Ichirin.

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