I am sure that whoever here watches anime, has at some point, knows of or is familiar with Touhou Project. A game franchise made solely by one man that goes by the name of ZUN. We can’t really get much story behind his work except for the fact that he has once worked with the game company of Taito and the he loves drinking beer. Fascinating, eh? Who would have thought that a franchise that has made thirteen releases, consisted of memorable soundtracks, and consisting of 120+ characters would all have been done by just one beer-binging, Japanese guy.
For those that do not know of the Touhou Project, it’s just a series of vertical-scrolling shooters. (Example: Raiden Project) The series is known as as the Danmaku, or “Bullet Hell,” shooter that requires the player avoid a massive bombardment of enemy projectiles. And let me tell you this; these projectile patterns are deadly– as they are beautiful.
It’s been about 4 years since Namco had made another Tales of… game release to North America. They only had decided to release the ported PS3 version, though.
The story revolves around Asbel Lhant; a first-born son to a lord of a town. Very adventurous and mischievous. As he adventures out into a meadow when prompted not to do so by his father, he and his younger brother, Hubert, find a girl laying in the meadow’s flower bed. This girl, who is later named Sophie, wakes up with no knowledge or memory of who/where she is or from.
Anime is, without a doubt, a great example of animated entertainment. People understand that this form of animation is something that shows to be different from the rest. It can have amazing visuals, contain a great storyline, or even give viewers a lesson to learn for their lives. But then there are those viewers who do not know how to distinct between the boundaries of animation and reality. Those who watch tons of anime, like I do, know who I am talking about. I am talking about those really strange, irrational and anti-social “Otakus” or Dumb-asses.
And now my first review for the Bamboo…
The title of the game itself, is what it’s about: Rhythm. For any of you who may have known of this franchise, this game requires the player to have a sense of rhythm. No music skills? No worries!
Play this audio track as you read. It makes it better.
He kept rising back up to fight him. One eye still able to see, while the other covered with blood dripping down over it. He continues to walk forward, even though his fellow companion tells him to stop. His friend tries to reach his hand forward. But her deathly state of fatigue had stopped this girl from moving any further.
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