Touhou Genso Wanderer is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

8 / 10
Mar 27, 2017

Interesting but simply. Fun but ugly. Addictive but not for very long... A nice game that makes a well a lot of things, but also fails on others.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer is a very nice and accessible rogue like that is perfect for newcomers to the genre and fun for veterans alike.

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5 / 10
Apr 3, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer can feel like a lot to take on at times. As beginners to the series, a lot of time was spent feeling as if we were on the back foot and had missed chunks of tutorial content. The game's fun enough to begin with but becomes frustrating very quickly, and ultimately doesn't offer enough excitement to sustain any interest that it may have piqued early on.

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The Games Machine
Danilo Dellafrana
Top Critic
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

A roguelike like many other out there, imbued with cuteness but boring and frustrating in most of its moments.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

Despite some imperfections, Touhou Genso Wanderer is a good rouguelike JRPG, with a funny gameplay and a high level of difficulty

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2017

Ultimately, Touhou Genso Wanderer is a solid, if unspectacular, dungeon crawler. It’s in a strange area in-between accessible titles like Pokémon Mystery Dungeon and ones built specifically for hardcore players. While it’s not as good as the top of its class, there’s still some solid fun (and challenge) to be had if you’re looking for something new.

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8.5 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2017

By adding in an interesting story and supporting cast the game proves it can stand on its own compared to some of the all time best in the genre. Touhou Genso Wanderer is a frustrating and wonderful dungeon crawler that fits perfectly into the doujin Touhou universe.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer is a charming and challenging take on the classic Mystery Dungeon formula with lovably wacky Touhou characters. Presentation is great for this type of roguelike game and it also features lots of Japanese voice acting. Like many games in the genre, it can feel grindy and repetitive at times, and its difficulty also might scare newcomers away. If you like games like Shiren or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, however, this is one title you'll want to wander into.

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NEOsite
aysnel
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017

A proper roguelike in Touhou Project universe. Made for fans, but solid gameplay should appeal also to the others.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

Touhou is a game that thrives on difficult but fun gameplay, but may be to much for those not interested in the series.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

The fans of the Touhou series will probably appreciate another adventure, and that's probably the same for the roguelike genre's ones too. However, there doesn't seem to be much to look forward to for all the other gamers

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4 / 5.0
Mar 14, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer is a worthy addition to any roguelike fan's collection, and even more so for Touhou fans as there are references to their other games throughout this one.

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Rice Digital
Bori
Top Critic
Mar 26, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer is fairly accessible to newcomers. And, while the game falls among the shorter in the genre, the added bonus content after you beat the game for the first time is a nice addition. Touhou and dungeon crawler fans alike would enjoy this title, but at full price it might not be for everyone.

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8 / 10
May 3, 2017

Overall, Touhou Genso Wanderer is a fun roguelike dungeon crawler with plenty of content to enjoy and a considerable challenge. One false move could be the end of your journey, but you will always learn from the experience and get ready to try it all over again. You'll spend dozens of hours trying to see everything the game has to offer as you journey towards that shiny Platinum trophy at the end of the road.

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7 / 10
Mar 21, 2017

Ultimately, Genso Wanderer is a unique and intimidating game… It may lack Touhou’s epic music or its frantic bullet-hell difficulty, but it brings out what’s always been enticing about these games and, more specifically, its community’s ability to create.

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Mar 17, 2017

I suspect I will always have time for a good, classical roguelike. They're becoming less frequent, and therefore I think we need stuff like Genso Wanderer to keep the tradition alive. It's not perfect, and it will frustrate many, but it's a quality, solid effort nonetheless.

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85%
Mar 14, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer is a very fun and challenging game on PS4. Due to its roguelike nature, there's certainly some trial and error in the mix while you learn the basics and what enemies can do in battle. With some careful planning and by using your items wisely you'll be able to make good progress in the game before facing your end. If you're a fan of the genre then be sure to give this one a go!

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7 / 10
Mar 14, 2017

While Touhou Genso Wanderer is not a game with wide mass appeal, it is exactly everything its fan base wants from a dungeon crawler.

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7.3 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer is a capable Mystery Dungeon game but it doesn't quite live up to its contemporaries.

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6 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

Touhou Genso Wanderer is still easily the best ‘Mystery Dungeon’ style game you can buy in English right now with a far better combat system and a great sense of humour. It is just sad that the game seems to take every opportunity to stop you from getting to that fun, by either making movement far more complicated than it needs to be to unusual localisation decisions. These are things that just get in the way of a game that has been released at an incredibly competitive time of the year. With loads of other games also coming out that will be demanding attention, Touhou Genso Wanderer needed a bit more polish than it got to stand out.

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