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Touhou Mechanical Scrollery

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General Information

Available on:PCApr 30, 2020

Developer: 巫女さん作法

Publisher: Phoenixx Inc.

Genre: Interactive Story

ABOUT THE GAME This is a free-flying Hunting Action RPG! Attack from the air and hunt down your targets as Reimu or Marisa! ◎COMBAT SYSTEM ◆Regular Attacks You have two types of regular attacks: Melee and shooting. Hit with melee attacks to charge your Shot Gauge. ◆Spell Cards Hit with shooting attacks to charge your Spell Gauge. Spend your Spell Gauge to use Spell Cards, unleashing beautiful and devastating danmaku patterns to overwhelm enemies! ◆Grazing Grazing means to barely avoid an enemy attack. This charges your Shot Gauge. ◆Destructible Body Parts Enemy bodies have parts that can be destroyed to net you materials used in weapon crafting. Break those parts and get those mats! ◎EQUIPMENT SYSTEM Use materials to upgrade your equipment and make your Spell Cards fancier and more powerful! ◎STORY Invader weapons called Metal Spiders have appeared in Gensokyo! Why are they popping up around the Human Village? Reimu and Marisa set out to the Human Village to get to the bottom of the incident! ・Story scenes feature all characters in Live2D! The story is set after the events of Forbidden Scrollery and Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom, but you don't have to be familiar with either of those stories to enjoy this one!

Touhou Mechanical Scrollery Critic Reviews

Touhou Mechanical Scrollery is a mess of a game. It's obvious that there's high ambition and plenty of love for the source material, but the final product is riddled with poor controls, rough visuals, and forgettable combat mechanics that make it an absolute chore to get through.

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I’ll be honest, this doesn’t feel like something that should have been released yet. It feels more like an early build of a game still in development. The visuals need some polish, combat needs larger hit detection for melee and dodging…it really needs a lot more love.

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Overall, I have to say I had a surprising amount of fun with Touhou Mechanical Scrollery. The stages weren't too long, and the game finishes before it starts wearing on you too badly. Yes, it is rather short at only four chapters with about ten or so missions per chapter, but it was a nice pace. The graphics are decent, and the soundtrack quality isn't bad. You get enough material drops that you won't be farming a stage for six hours trying to get an azure dragonsphire equivalent, although the amount of money you'll need is a little aggravating. Weapon trees are pretty decent with a variety of options, and I didn't have the game crash while playing. That being said, it's very clunky and could use a lot of refining. As a step away from the standard 2D fare, I'd say it is a nice refreshing step. As a whole however, it falls flat in some key areas, although not to the point that it causes any critical issues.

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While Touhou Mechanical Scrollery is certainly not a perfect game, it shows a lot of promise. The team has optimized the game somewhat, already fixing some of the controller issues and full screen framerate issues. There are still some occasional dips, but with my Ryzen 2600 and RTX 2060KO I didn’t have too much trouble running this all the way up to 1440p. If they get the code running a little better I could probably go up to 4K, but right now it dips just a little too much for my liking. These issues aside, the game looks amazing, and is actually really fun to play. Some may find it a bit repetitive, but I had a lot of fun gathering the materials and upgrading the various weapons. For its asking price of $19.99, if you’re a Touhou fan you should probably jump on this one. You get 8 hours or more of gameplay here, and while the game certainly has some issues, I still think good outweighs the bad. If the team here does further fixes down the line I will likely raise this score, and honestly seeing how far they’ve already come, I think they will.

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