Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers Review (PlayStation 4)

 It’s time to fight in our Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers Review. A mysterious phenomenon called “Perfect Possession” is occurring. A phenomenon where one is possessed by a completely different person not only in the mind but in the body. However, there is nothing to worry about, as Reimu has already figured out the cause of this phenomenon.

Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers Review

Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers Review Pros:

  • Nice anime graphics.
  • 617.5MB download size.
  • 19 Trophies.
  • Works on Playstation 5.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • English or Japanese language support.
  • Automatically save replays for both on and offline can be turned on or off.
  • Five game modes- Story, Vs com, Vs player, Network, and practice.
  • Replay center to re-watch replays.
  • The music menu allows you to play all of the soundtracks.
  • Four difficulties-easy, normal, hard, and lunatic.
  • Japanese text with English subtitles.
  • Cutesy pixel art graphics cutscenes.
  • Two on two Fighting gameplay.
  • Tag team-style fighting where you can instantly swap between characters.
  • Combo counter.
  • Over the top insane special moves with crazy animations like jumping tigers or seals and Dragons.
  • Moves and combos are quite easy to pick up.
  • Excellent animated backgrounds.
  • Very colorful with all the attacks.
  • Looks like a shooter at times with all the projectiles.
  • Story mode has you do one set of characters first and then you unlock the other sets of characters/story and choose as you wish.
  • Network- create a room, search for a room and specify the room number.
  • In story mode, you pick 1 of 3 spells to use in-game. You earn spell juice by doing attacks.
  • The combat is not ground-based as you fly around the arena.

Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers Review

Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers Cons:

  • The character’s story sets are very short.
  • Trophies are written in Japanese.
  • Basic game settings with no round limit or health bar choices.
  • Online is a ghost town.
  • No Platinum trophy.
  • Pulling off actual moves and combos is difficult.
  • Tutorials or practice is not pushed.
  • More for the hardcore fans of the series.
  • Button masher will be fine.
  • Forgettable story.

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Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers Review

Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers:

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Developer: Twilight Frontier and Team Shangai Alice

Publisher: Twilight Frontier and Team Shangai Alice

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

OK, so it’s fair to say I have played a fair few games in the Touhou series. After playing this I am no closer to knowing what the hell is going on? Here it’s a 2v2 fighter whereby you can fly around the arena, tag between your characters, and do over-the-top attacks. It all sounds really good and yes it is a visual treat but the fighting. The fighting is button mashy and floaty as you can both fly all over, spawn these protective bubbles, and generally just fore projectiles like a Ridge Racer loading screen game. I couldn’t understand the story or really care as it’s all Japwwith small English subtitles, the in-game text on bars, etc is generally Japanese text along with the trophies. Touhou Hyouibana Antinomy Of Common Flowers is a game that must be meant for hardcore players and no one else. I could boot it up and mash buttons to shoot Anime lasers but after an hour I did all the single-player content and there is no real online population to speak of. Overall it’s a whacky-looking game that is fun to play in short bursts.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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