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The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (Windows)

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Written by  :  666gonzo666 (39079)
Written on  :  Jun 06, 2014
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Summary

Great, but hard danmaku

The Good

The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil (or Touhou 6) is typical, fast, and hard danmaku/bullet hell/manic shooter. Just fly forward and shoot enemies... and avoid bullet's. MANY BULLETS. I like this genre (But I play poorly in bullet hells...), and Touhou 6 is well made. Fast, satisfying action, many bullets and enemies, hard bosses - gameplay is very fun and addictive. In the Touhou 6 all elements are made very well - character's control is great, game has nice, anime-like graphic (visually, the game knocks riot of colors, especially in the later levels), and music is very good, for a doujin game, of course. Passing missiles requires a lot of concentration, one mistake and you will die. Good thing, but...

The Bad

..even on the easy level of difficulty, I am not able to complete the game. (and on Lunatic I can't beat first level). Touhou 6 is TOO HARD, but difficulty level is a part of genre..... hmm... give me unlimited continues! Second: I have handicapped friend, he can't use left hand. Game hasn't "change keyboard controls" option (just joystick). Why? Oh, one more "mini" minus: the game has not enough types of enemies.

The Bottom Line

I very like The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil. Touhou 6 looks and sounds pretty and is just great bullet hell, one on the best danmaku on PC. Ok, game is hell-hard, and not for all, but worth to try - if you like BH and manga style of graphic, the Touhou 6 is for you. Very good, addictive game! 8+/10