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voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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That silhouette looks an awful lot like Mima...not even joking here.

e: I don't see feet but I find it hard to make out much of anything at all on a picture that tiny and busy. I just see a ghostly(?) figure *shrug*

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voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Clarste posted:


Anyway, when I said "how they fit into the setting" I mostly meant "what kind of youkai are they?" Gensokyo is fundamentally a collection of different mythological monsters, so it's weird to see a youkai who's just... a youkai. Youkai of youkai-ness. I guess in the most charitable interpretation Meiling could be considered a youkai of Chinese Stereotypes or something, but Rumia has no origin or backstory or really anything other than being a generic youkai. It's just lazy, and it's easy to see the contrast with ZUN's later works. Yukari suffers a similar problem, but I suppose it's more plausible that she's actually a youkai of youkai-ness.

I think you're thinking way too much into it dude. It's just a shmup, not a visual novel. Just play the games drink some booze have some fun.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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a cartoon duck posted:


For comparison, Great Fairy Wars might just be my least favourite normal-ish Touhou game,


Are you aware the best characters in the series, Sunny Milk, Luna Child and Star Sapphire are in this game, duck?


vvv Are you aware there's no Needle REIMU In Ten Desires?

voltcatfish fucked around with this message at Jul 26, 2013 around 01:03

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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I have a 1 credit clear on all games' Normal modes with the exception of 5.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Kheldragar posted:

Just to make it clear, IN is considered to be the easiest game, right?

No. People who think that are wrong. The easiest older game is Perfect Cherry Blossom and the easiest newer game is Mountain of Faith.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Is your skill level at Lunatic?

I mean I wouldn't bother with Lunatic if you can't beat Normal and Hard first.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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KataraniSword posted:


And yeah, to be fair, black-haired Touhous are astoundingly rare, considered. There's Reimu, Kaguya, and.......

Star Sapphire in older material?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Reimu also has brown hair.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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There is not and probably never will be.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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a cartoon duck posted:

I'm gonna be perfectly straight with you here, the only thing I took away from your post is that comiket is coming up soon meaning that we'll get the full version of Touhou 14. Who even cares about fangames when you get an official game.

Not to mention most of those looked pretty terrible, yeah.

voltcatfish fucked around with this message at Aug 3, 2013 around 12:22

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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I miss the Prismriver sisters it's a shame they'll never be in any official media ever again.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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No sight of Mima. What a disappointing failure, ZUN. And to think I trusted you...

Edit: Man, the rest of the game's music is as boring as the first half. What a drat shame. Or maybe I just have the worst Touhou opinions.

voltcatfish fucked around with this message at Aug 12, 2013 around 07:06

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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MadRhetoric posted:

All the drawing effort went into making Inch-High Samurai's outfit patterns crisp.

ZUN is pretty good at that. Look at Rin's really elaborate galaxy dress that no fan artist seems to bother re-creating.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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ZUN's art is probably determined by how drunk he is at the time. In my opinion it was bad in 6 and 7 then 8 kind of had nice art. Then bad again in 10 and 11, but UFO was showing him starting to get better. Then 13 and 14 are bad again.

So yeah, sobriety level. Or maybe all of ZUN's art is bad.

voltcatfish fucked around with this message at Aug 13, 2013 around 07:46

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Hashtag Yoloswag posted:

I really hope you played as Magic Team, because Marisa gets the best line in the game in stage 4.

The nonsensically mis-translated line or something else?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Could we perhaps get a tournament host that is impartial?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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CommissarMega posted:

You know what the best/worst thing about the Touhou fandom is? The fact that there's so much of it out in the open. Sure, a lot of is is terrible and/or porn, but there's also way too much good stuff. For example, there's a torrent out there of all the Touhou music remixes and such.

It's 2 TB in size. No, you read that right, two terabytes. Even if you follow the Sturgeon's Law maxim that 90% of stuff is rubbish, that still leaves around 200 GB of good music.

Hell, look at the post I made- most of it's orchestral and rock/metal, and even then it's because that's the stuff that interests me personally. I barely touched stuff like techno, regional music (e.g. Irish/Spanish folk) or joke music. It's the great thing about the fandom, odds are you'll find something you'll definitely like, but it's depressing because you'll never be able to say to yourself "Welp, I've finally gone through all the good stuff". It's a heady feeling

2 terabytes and only 1 Toho Ska album. A tragedy.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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The tournament should be random only. Of course, due to both overpowered characters and true skill coming from within not because you're using Aya or Med.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Do it, ZUN. I would pay you for every single Touhou game.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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More importantly, what about the translation for Double Dealing?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Did ZUN's Georgia con happen yet? I need to get merchandise from that con even though I'm nowhere's near the state.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Pureauthor posted:

Well, pack it up guys. ZUN doesn't like American beer

Well American beer IS terrible, so this isn't necessarily a bad thing...

voltcatfish fucked around with this message at Sep 28, 2013 around 04:59

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Because Rin is one of the best characters.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Takoluka posted:

He got like 2 questions about PC-98 and Rin. Other than a few stupid ones, all the questions were pretty great.

What was the statement on potential overseas release for the games?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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KataraniSword posted:

I think it's pretty well assumed that Medicine is a tsukumogami. I think it was commonly accepted before TH10 even came out.

More importantly, nobody wants her around, in or out of canon.

I do, she's my favorite character.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Edit: Too mean

voltcatfish fucked around with this message at Sep 28, 2013 around 18:09

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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That ZUN doppelganger picture loving owns. He looks so uncomfortable

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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leather fedora posted:

I own all of the official books, including the very first Three Fairies book.



That's good, because the three fairies own and are the best characters. Holy gently caress are they cute and awesome.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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HMS Boromir posted:

It's Seija. Have you not played DDC? She's the best thing to happen to Touhou in years.

Unfortunately it's the shittiest Touhou game in years, so...

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Potsticker posted:

Well, that's easy since MoF is really bad!

You remind me of somebody else. He was also a man with really bad Touhou opinions...

The best graphics. The best music. The best patterns. How can you say no?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Will there be bitcoin support?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Nyaa posted:

I wonder who will handle the translation.

Hah, you assume ZUN's efforts will go that far.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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SirPhoebos posted:

Excited to hear that Touhou is getting a western release.

I hope for a 4kidz style translation so we get to roll 'round with Rachel and Marissa "purifying" shapeshifting monsters in ancient New York

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Gamerofthegame posted:

The actual difficulty in the translations is making it work, though. Touhou isn't known for all of it's text and dialog, as said, but the way ZUN and company codes it at times is drat near draconian. Remember the horror story of IN that changing a line of dialog caused a fairy to spawn off screen and make the stage unwinnable?

I know the fighters have it all hidden away, too. It probably would get better now, but earlier games are a headache.

Last I heard, Hopeless Masquerade's coding was so complex and stupid that no existing translation team said they were going to bother. Although somebody apparently lied because I think it has a translation patch these days.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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By the way, are any of you aware of some interview where ZUN states that the biggest problem with digitally distributing the Touhou titles is that, quote, "A fundamental problem is that I no longer have any of the data from the older games and it would be a challenge to create new ones."

Is he referring to pc-98 titles or maybe even 6-9?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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NO LISTEN TO ME posted:

I've beaten all the games on normal now, but I'm hitting a wall on some of these EX bosses. Is there an agreed upon hierarchy with how hard these bosses are? I've beaten all of them except Flan, Nue, and Mamizou... And Marisa in FW I guess but fuuuuck that I'm not good enough at FW to do that poo poo.

Ran is the easiest Extra boss in the series. I can say this with confidence, as I have beaten her.

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Hedera Helix posted:

Does anybody know if ZUN trumpets have been used outside of Touhou? If they haven't, someone needs to get on that immediately.

I dunno, Gen 3 of Pokemon?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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I haven't payed attention to this Touhou thing in long awhile, but has Koishi overtaken whoever for most popular Touhou character these days?

voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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Potsticker posted:

Nue is the only touhou I can think of whose outfit really looks like it was designed with nerd sex appeal in mind.

Maybe Aya and Hatate as well?

What is remotely sexy about a textureless skirt?

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voltcatfish
Jan 14, 2010

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WarpedNaba posted:

Poor kid's never gonna make it into a touhou cameo, then.

I'm pretty sure ZUN is going to relegate Touhou to him as soon as he possibly can so he can finally retire from game development and open up his bar.

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