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Review: Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4)

NIS has brought us another game from over seas, this time its Touhou Genso Wanderer by AQUA STYLE. It is a rouge-like RPG game which if ,that means anything to you, you know you’re in for a hard game.


Story wise this game is kinda simple. You play as Reimu Hakurei who is hanging out with her friend Rinnosuke. He gets possessed by an evil entity and beats up Reimu so now she’s out to investigate what truly happened and to stop Rinnosuke. So as not to spoil the story, suffice it to say that if you’re a Touhou fan you are sure to enjoy it there are references to their other games along with new things to experience.

GW_ss01.pngGame play:

As I mentioned this game is a rogue like RPG which means it’s very hard but fair, if you die you go back to level 1 with only personal experience and some items. I’ll be honest, I’ve never really been a huge fan of rouge likes because of how easily you can lose all your progress. I, personally, want to have my progress saved and see the ending. In this particular game its turn based; you move a space and the enemies move a space as well. You attack, then the enemy attacks. I have played games like this before but the style is not something I’m used to. I prefer turn based like Disgaea turn based.

As I mentioned the game is hard but fair. It is fair in that it gives you all the tools to succeed; if you lose then it’s pretty much your own fault and this is evident right from the get-go in the tutorial. Small spoiler for the tutorial, they give you an item to protect your other items from harm and shortly after acquiring this item you step on a mine that spoils your food (SERIOUSLY! COME ON!!!!) that was my own fault for not paying attention to the item I picked up. Later, I picked up a float potion. They go on to tell you that sometimes there’s hidden rooms that are only reachable by using certain items, and lo and behold I use it and get to a treasure room -Woo, free coins! Then another warning, “Hey if you touch this thingy it will lock you in this room” I pay attention and avoid the thing. Like I said, hard but fair, you have your fair warning and your tools, use em!


So maybe I’m just being critical but, well, this is a PS4 game so why are the graphics so PS1/PS2 like? Not that it’s a bad thing, but it would be way cooler, in my opinion, if the fighting was a little more animated. Overall, the graphics are nothing to write home about. Some may be turned off the game because of them but honestly this is a fun enough game to look past this.

Overall, if you are a glutton for punishment I definitely recommend this one. It has its perks. I’ve been enjoying the game in smaller sessions; I can only take so much punishment, after all (damn you traps!). Give it a shot if you’re a fan of Touhou and/or Rouge-like games, this one is worth it!

You can find Touhou Genso Wanderer in stores March 21, 2017 for the PS4/PS Vita. Let us know if you try it out!GW_ss04

Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus Delayed

NIS America previously announced Touhou Genso Wonderer and Touhou Double Focus for a February 2017 release, both Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus for the PS4 and PS Vita have been delayed until March 21 in North America and March 24 in Europe.

You can check out the survival guide trailer for Touhou Genso Wonderer below
and be sure to see the Touhou Double Focus Introduction Trailer below

“Touhou Genso Wanderer” and “Touhou Double Focus” Will Release February 7 in North America

NIS America has announce their partnership with AQUA STYLE to bring Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus to North America on February 7, 2017. Touhou Genso Wanderer will be available on PS4 (physical and digital) and PS Vita (digital – only). As an added bonus, all physical PS4 copies of Touhou Genso Wanderer at launch will include a free copy of the 2D platformer Touhou Double Focus (while supplies last)!

North American PS4 Physical Standard Edition Includes:
  • Collector’s Box
  • Touhou Genso Wanderer Game for PS4™ (Physical Disc)
  • Touhou Double Focus Game for PS4™ (Physical Disc)
  • 90-Track, 4-Disc Touhou Genso Wanderer OST
  • 26-Track, 2-Disc Touhou Double Focus OST
  • Full-color, 68-Page Hardcover Touhou Genso Wanderer Art Book
  • Full-color, 16-Page Softcover Touhou Double Focus Art Book
  • Acrylic Standee (6.5″ x 3″)
  • Reversible cover



Be sure to check ou the trailers and quick overview below.

About Touhou Genso Wanderer:

Touhou Genso Wanderer is a roguelike RPG set within the expansive Touhou Project which invites the player to play as Reimu, the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, to investigate the latest incident to take place in the world of Gensokyo . Along the way, you’ll encounter a variety of characters from the Touhou Project universe, discover mountains of loot—each piece of which is valuable thanks tothe game’s item fusion system—and test your mettle with your favorite Touhou girl in tow as your adventuring partner in this approachable take on the roguelike genre.

About Touhou Double Focus:

After getting sucked into a magical book, Aya and Momiji must find their way back home. Explore every nook and cranny to unravel the mystery of the Book World! Along the way, the two run into many other residents ofGensokyo. Some come asking for help while others blame Aya for causing the incident. Help or defeat everyone you meet to give Aya her biggest story yet!