Finally unlocked Mamizou in HM today. I haven’t been playing a lot recently because my brother hasn’t given me much time alone with his computer, and mine’s fried. I was struggling some with Nitori’s storyline, I couldn’t quite get ahold of her playstyle. She has a lot of projectiles, but most of them I found really tricky to use. It doesen’t help that you have to keep track of your ammo all the time either.
I’m still kinda learning how to play the game, but to be honest the one thing that seems to be determining whether or not a play through is successfull or not is my performance during Kokoro’s final spell card. It’s pretty tricky, at least if you don’t have a cheap projectile to spam the shit out of while you focus on staying alive. Basically this is the main reason I was having trouble with Nitori, even if once I found a strategy that worked it was pretty easy.
I find all of Kokoro’s spellcards to be a lot of fun, even the ones I find tough, like the fox mask one. I finally seemed to be able to learn how to deal with it properly too.
The idea was too learn all characters decently, but seeing as I only just now with Koishi and Nitori have started messing around with custom movesets I feel like I still have a long way to go. So far I think I enjoyed playing as Byakuren the most, but that may just be because she was the first character I tried to learn where I had to do more than just mash buttons and get lucky in order to clear normal mode. (Perhaps I should also mention that her’s is the third storyline you unlock after Reimu and Marisa,) So, learning how to use her was a fun and rewarding experience, even if I was kinds struggling at first. By comparison it feels like I never really learned other characters like Miko and Nitori and had to keep relying on cheap tricks to win.
I am also not sure how Koishi works yet. Messed around with her for quite some time but was still pretty clueless. I ended up clearing her storymode on easy so that I could move on to other characters in the meantime. I’ll figure her out some other day, I haven’t even turned to the internet for help yet.
But yeah. Is it humanly possible to not love Mamizou at this point? I’ve really grown to love her myself already, with her appearances in WaHH and FS. I’ve also been wondering if it’s purely a coincidence that she is wearing bells just like Kosuzu’s in HM. I mean yeah, it probably is, but it’s already too late, my headcanons are already brewing.
Also, “Futatsuiwa from Gensokyo” is really great. GJ on that one ZUN, easily my favourite track in the game.