Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

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3 / 10
Oct 2, 2018

The roguelike procedural generation in Touhou: Genso Wanderer Reloaded often generates terrible flaws, horrible stages, and difficulty levels all over the shop - when the difficulty spikes, the challenging nature often just results in repetitive and frustrating grinding. There is far too much dialogue to read through, meaning huge gaps between actually being able to play… It's hard to find much to like here. It will certainly interest Touhou fans who get to enjoy some of their favourite characters, but for casual fans and those new to the series, all they are getting is a rather monotonous dungeon crawler.

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6 / 10
Sep 21, 2018

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded lands on the Nintendo Switch with a formula that joins a dungeon crawler to a roguelike and the result is quite enjoyable for the fans of the Touhou series, though less so for newcomers. The exploration is challenging, with an immense amount of weapons and objects to find but the combats feel repetitive, the procedurally-generated dungeons can be too difficult and the plot is not as involving as it should be. The dedicated and patient ones will be rewarded, less versed players will be put off.

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Aug 21, 2018

Touhou: Genso Wanderer Reloaded is a solid game, but one with such lengthy conversations that you can't help but become tired of them. Dungeons are fun, but the repetition aspect can also become tiring, and if you've played the original version, then it's only worth picking up Reloaded if you really enjoyed the experience. There are new characters, scenarios and previously released DLC included, so there's plenty of new content to see here. It's the best Touhou game I've played, but it's difficult to recommend at its current price. It's worth a shot when it's cheaper, though.

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Aug 14, 2018

I have to say that, in my opinion, Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded is one of the best entries in the overall Touhou series of projects

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9 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2018

If you go into Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded with full expectation of what to expect from a roguelike dungeon crawler and Touhou title, then you will most likely enjoy the game, especially if you enjoy difficult titles.

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Jul 27, 2018

I have to say my time with Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded has been a pure joy. I love the stories and characters. The music is fantastic, and could be my favorite of the console Touhou games I’ve played. Gameplay here is fun, simple and challenging but fair. The amount of content here makes it well worth the $49.99 price tag. PlayStation 4 users can load their save from the previous version to carry over story progress, bestiary, and equipment. This means those folks jump straight into the new content. This is a must own title for Touhou fans. The amount of fan service to the franchise is huge and done in the best way possible. Rogue-like fans will have a blast with this one as well. This is one of the best game’s I’ve played this year and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone!

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7 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2018

It's a japanese roguelike influenced by Mystery Dungeon in the combats, but in the end falls short to meet expectations.

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5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2018

Fans of the series will no doubt find a lot to like here. As a newcomer I found many of the gameplay systems to be lacking, the story boring, and just couldn’t get into it. There are plenty of other NIS America RPGs to enjoy on the Switch (Ys VIII and Disgaea 5 Complete to name a few) instead of this one.

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7.4 / 10.0
Jul 21, 2018

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded is a fantastic interpretation of the Mystery Dungeon formula that genre fans are sure to love.

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Jul 13, 2018

If you are a roguelike fan, then this is a lovely, charming, colourful and traditional take on the genre, and it's the first really good example of that on the Nintendo Switch to date. For that reason alone it's the superior version of one of the more fundamentally enjoyable roguelikes I've played in quite a few years now.

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