Gameplay thread, ask for advice, brag about your achievements, post replays and scores here.
But first, let's start out by setting some personal goals for 2016!
another year another struggle against meiling and sakuya
I hope to get my first lunatic clear, of EoSD. I think I don't actually enjoy vertical shooters all that much since I can only play on a basic level, but for being a Touhou fan, I know I need to beat Lunatic at least in one game. Beating them all, it seems, would cost me my sanity.
In case anyone else as autistic as I am wants to track their progress. Spreadsheets are boring.
I was refering to the fact that is a battle of resources like in cave games, the difference is that you can exploit the system in LoLK to farm thoese resources with certain shot types.
Good Luck. It's easier than it looks, so keep concentrated and you should be fine.
I beat Lunatic on the first day with Sanae the moment I figured out how to get a ridiculous amount of graze. Not on point-device, that's much harder.
Yaorochi's in the game. My life is complete. And I'm pretty sure bosses will also be playables, so the game keeps getting better and better.
>let's start out by setting some personal goals for 2016!
Get a 1cc of Mushihimesama maniac, then double the score.
Get a 1cc of Crimzon Clover arcade, original and/or boost.
1cc more routes in the new Darius game.
1-all of DaiOuJou and Ketsui, I know I'm not good enough to get into the 2nd round (and definitely not good enough for Ura)
Hard and Ex clears of LLS, MS, PCB, and SA.
Can you explain to a retard what you mean by 'exploiting'? It seems like you should always get basically the same amount of pieces, mostly from bosses and a few here and there from stages, and what shot type you use should only affect how easy certain bosses are (for example, Reisen making Sagume trivial). I know you get a relatively high amount of lives, but for the difficulty of the game, it seems proportionate.
Remember that you get a lifepiece everytime you graze over 200 bullets and destroy at least 85% or so of the enemies per chapter. Is not a random ammount
You can exploit lifepieces with Sanae's bomb because when you use it you can still graze the bullets in the whole duration of the bomb. What's more, when you come in direct contact with a bullet while bombing you get much more graze points than doing it normally, not to mention that since you are bombing you are destroying enemies so you don't have to worry about the porcentage of enemies destroyed.
The same can be done with Reisen with a lesser extent and even though her bomb doesn't do any damage her piercing shot type is very useful for reaching the minimal porcentage.
Forgot to mention that the amount of bullets you need to graze is tied with the amounts of enemies you destroy.
For example, if you only destroy 50% of the enemies, you need to graze over 350 bullets to get the lifepiece. Lunatic and hard gives you a lot of bullets to graze so even if you don't destroy that many enemies you can still salvage the lifepiece, however this is not as manageable in normal.
Ah, okay, I forgot what Sanae's bomb was like. And yes, I'm aware of the calculation; [graze]*[% shot down]*, and over a million gets you a piece, so the minimum requirement is 200 graze with 100% shot down. Without such bomb exploits, there are only certain stage chapters in which that's feasible.
Anyway, Reisen seems to be the most reliable character. I've come very close to clearing with her, but need to practice beating Clownpiece without wasting all my lives.
OP's fault for giving the thread that title. Players of other shmups tend not to be welcome here because they have the reputation of being antagonistic shitposters. No one wants to see them in a Touhou discussion.
I don't see what's wrong with that. Most shmups are Japanese and such... People here are just antagonistic in general. Any shmup should be welcome here regardless.
Touhou usually gets booed out of other boards. This is your containment board.
If we're talking about len'en then there's no real threat the 2hu stg thread is gonna devolve to len'en stg thread simply because it has little fans following it, mostly coming from the 2hu fanbase itself. This should really go with other 2hu fangames stemming out from 2hu looks and mechanics.
If we're talking about cave well I can pretty much say caveplayers tend to steer clear away from these threads simply because they hate the fanbase's guts. I'm sure I was told there is a general for shmups in /vr/ and cave is among them.
The biggest problem I have with all of the games is not the amount of bullets, not streaming and not the spell cards. I do, however, have a huge problem of being a greedy fucker. And this problem doesn't seem to go away as I keep playing and training.
So I'm here to ask, what games are forgiving if you miss some life/bomb pieces or resources in general and what games aren't?
What exactly are you saying, that you try to auto-collect too much and get killed?
Regardless, to answer your question:
8 is usually considered easy-modo because of how many lives and bombs you get.
10 and 11 use your power for bombing, instead of a separate counter, so 'bombs' are a lot more plentiful. However, while you can gain lives by scoring and from drops in 10, you have to collect pieces from bosses in 11, making it hard to gain lives if you can't reliably capture spells.
12 has the UFO mechanic, which is very unforgiving.
13 has the trance mechanic, as well as a fairly traditional system for gaining lives and bombs (pieces dropped from bosses and certain enemies), which gives quite a bit of leeway.
14 makes it very easy to gain pieces, once you learn the best techniques, but you do have to pay a lot of attention to resource management. And since it's built around auto-collecting, you might have a hard time.
To sum up, I'd recommend you try 8, 10, or 13.
It's true, Ctrl + F "CAVE" in their thread if you don't believe me.
>IT HAS ANIME GIRLS IN IT, I DON'T LIKE IT WAAAAA
Bunch of shallow cunts.
Also damn, I wasn't expecting those Cave shitters to get as much shit as the amount they throw at us.
Fuck why are we so divided? Most other genres don't have to deal with this sort of shit.
Touhou is only hated by the reason you listed and because secondaries. However cavefags are hated because most of them have that super elitist acttitude. I remember someone saying that mushihimesama was the best shmup ever in /vr/ and everyone laugthed at him and told him to fuck off.
They are even more hated than euroshmupsfags.
you assume wrong, I don't know of any touhouplayer that uses a stick (probably just because it has no culture in non arcade games, it should still be fine enough)
There are good players with keyboard and good players with pad, the choice is really yours
>good players with pad
Any idea what pad they use? I'd hate to switch to keyboard after playing with a pad so long, but I feel like the one I currently use (Logitech F310) is starting to hold me back now that I've gotten to the point of going for LNB runs. After a while the d-pad starts to wear down due to the intensity that I use it, and I end up going through one every month or two. Though that's probably partly due to Logitech not going for very good build quality. I also feel anxious about potentially having more difficulty hitting diagonals compared to keyboard users. Nothing aggravates me more than misses due to execution errors as opposed to things like poor routing/memorization/reading.
But anon, I just want to talk about shmups. Cave and Touhou get shitpost to death in /vr/, and the /vg/ thread is nice but it barely has any activity.
This. We just have to accept that most people are just cunts because we like X shmup. I hope one day I'll be able to just have a normal chat about 2hu/Len'en/Crimzon Clover/Any CAVE shmup without having to be crucified by elitists or shitposters.
Like provoking animephobia in easily triggered people? Surely every Touhoufag knows that this is a deed done for great justice. Our right is to offend.
Of course, there's also the tumblr fandom but they are so bad they're not welcome even on this containment board.