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Touhou: New World

Ankake Supa, XSEED Games, Marvelous USA, Inc.
Jul 13, 2023 - PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4

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80 / 100
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Touhou: New World - Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch/PC)

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Touhou: New World - Announcement Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Touhou: New World

Touhou: New World offers a light-hearted RPG adventure set in a colorful location. Fluid combat backed by a stellar soundtrack makes this a great weekend binge.

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There's a solid foundation to build upon here but far too many decisions feel contrived and confused for a strong recommendation to anyone other than the most diehard Touhou fan. Far too many mechanics can be borderline ignored, and the game hardly evolves throughout, leading to a game that struggled to keep my attention throughout its runtime with some nice visuals only doing so much to alleviate this tedium.

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Touhou: New World was indeed a new experience of the franchise for me. Having played games in all the genres it touches on, this game provided an interesting new experience for me. The game started a bit slow due to its low difficulty. It eventually started to catch on and provide a more enjoyable challenge. Despite this, the overall inconsistency with the game in various aspects does detract from the overall experience at times. If the game interests you in the slightest, I would recommend giving Touhou: New World a try.

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Touhou: New World is the refreshing, fast-paced RPG you didn't know you wanted. If you're after something a little lighter and a little different, this one might be worth your time.

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Touhou: New World is a lovely action RPG that will keep you entertained as you fight through charming levels that are filled with excellent music. It occasionally gets repetitive but what's here is still nothing short of delightful, especially if you're a Touhou fan.

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Players who enjoyed Scarlet Curiosity might find something to love here. However, the challenge isn't there to recommend it for fans of Touhou's difficulty and it's so under-designed as an action RPG that I can't recommend it to fans of the genre either.

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Touhou: New World is fun at its core. If you ignore the overdone “universal devastation” storyline and are okay with sifting through waves of trash mobs, there are some challenging bits that rival boss fights from some of the highest-praised indie titles. These fights are fun and chaotic and often make me wish this game was just a boss rush.

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Touhou: New World is a good 3D action RPG and it's worth playing for fans of the franchise and newcomers alike. Even without major challenges, combat is comfortable and has a good amount of content.

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