Less than nine lives

Normally, I wait to upload videos of myself playing Toho until I have played the stage enough times that I can pass it without continuing, and without bombing too many times or taking too much damage.

But this time, I was so proud of finally passing Orin on Normal that I couldn’t wait. For someone like me who sucks so much at Toho, passing this is proof that anyone can do it if they just try enough times. Yes, this includes you, Muffin!

All the horror stories you’ve heard about the catgirl from hell are true, by the way. I was an inch from death the whole time.

In other news, HimeyaShop got Fairy Wars in stock, and of course I ordered my copy faster than you can say “9!”

3 Responses to “Less than nine lives”

  1. KimikoMuffin says:

    I don’t have the patience to try it a brazillion times, it’s WAY higher than a difficulty level I’m comfortable with, I hate that kind of “inch from death” stress, I don’t want or need that kind of difficulty or punishment, and I’m not someone who thinks that you SHOULD fail before you succeed in a given game, I’m the kind of guy where, on the off-chance that I do succeed on my 413th try, I don’t feel any real sense of victory, just the continued crushing weight of the preceding 412 failures. So, no, I have no interest in putting myself through that when I can enjoy it perfectly well with cheats.

    Just sayin’.

  2. Frein says:

    Great job there, even if it looked like you kind of stumbled through it. I’m with Kimiko in that I don’t have the patience to try hundreds of times, but on the other hand cheats take all the challenge, and consequently, enjoyment out of any game. Sure, I loved cheats when I was like 10 years old and terrified of failure, but I’m over that now.

  3. MH says:

    Toho games are the best when you can just relax in them. I’ve been playing on and off for about a month and can barely get through a game, not even dreaming of 1CC runs. Funnily enough, I do the best when I’m slightly drunk and just weaving between streams of danmaku.

    And, of course, Gensokyo is an awesome setting. I mean, you take a bunch of psychopaths who had to invent the spell card game and danmaku so that they don’t kill each other when they meet on the street and you make strange things happen to them!

    It has the interesting side effect of making a ‘normal’ day being worthy of a game.

    I especially love the fairies’ attitude. They don’t have any concept of death, since they just come back after a short while from being killed. They think throwing danmaku at people is the greatest thing in the world and simply don’t get why people get upset at them.

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