Type: Final Fantasy VI-type RPG
Developer: Strawberry Bose
Publisher: AQUA STYLE
Release: Reitaisai 9, May 27, 2012
Language: Partially translated to English, Japanese
Version: 2.11 (already patched)
Main Party Members(18)
Reimu, Meiling, Yukari, Byakuren, Marisa, Sunny, Remilia, Youmu, Yuyuko, Patchouli, Yuuka, Sanae, Nitori, Shikieiki, Utsuho, Mokou, Suika, Kogasa
Characters as Shikigami(47)
Ichirin, Mystia, Letty, Lunasa, Merlin, Lyrica, Minoriko, Shizuha, Sakuya, Kanako, Suwako, Cirno, Lily White, Keine, Yuugi, Hina, Nue, Iku, Tenshi, Aya, Hatate, Tewi, Reisen, Alice, Koakuma, Mima, Shou, Eirin, Rumia, Satori, Koishi, Yamame, Parsee, Medicine, Flandre, Kisume, Daiyousei, Momiji, PC-98 Marisa, Akyu
Confirmed Healing Shikigami (7):
Minoriko (single/all), Ran (horizontal line), Luna (AOE), Satori (AOE), Eirin (type(s) unconfirmed), Parsee (single) [There's also a multi-elemental wild shikigami you find in a chest early on that can heal single targets.]
Confirmed Status Recovery Shikigami (4):
Letty, Minoriko, Star, Parsee (entire party).
Confirmed Resurrection Shikigami (2):
Map for More Than Directions:
Once you get past the game's prologue gameplay (the appearance of the Towers), for a rather long time, the only save point you'll have is at your shrine - this is because once you've explored the new layout a bit and your girls start getting some idea where things are now, you can use the map to fly to places you've been to (including back and forth to and from the temple so you can save/replenish MP). To do this, open the map (press Start), move the cursor to the general area, and press (A); it will ask you which sub-area you'd like to fly to. If you've been to more than one tier of Reformed Gensokyo, you can hit (L)/(R) to switch tier maps so you can fly from one to another. The only place you cannot fly is inside the Towers themselves.
You won't complain of a lack of shikigami.
Not only are there tons of character shikigami, but once you acquire shikigami Satori by clearing any of the game's three Towers, she will randomly give you opportunities to recruit monsters you fight as long as she's equipped.
You MUST run the game in AppLocale if you want the game to run.
Plot Point: Humans and youkai are disappearing from Gensokyo mysteriously! Several of the girls have noticed the goings-on, and embark to find the source and end this incident.
How It Works: When the game begins, you will choose one of four protagonists - Reimu, Yukari, Byakuren, or Meiling - and play from their perspective. Throughout the lengthy game, you will recruit new members and shikigami (more on that below), locate equipment, fight regular monsters and bosses.
Other Notes: Like Labyrinth of Touhou, there are no consumable items (though your HP is replenished at the end of each battle since you can't use magic outside of battle), but unlike Labyrinth of Touhou, there's a good amount of healing magic, and you can resurrect dead characters if you have the right spells for it.
Shikigami System: This game works on a shikigami system; you can have up to 5 main party members, who are responsible for your physical attacks (and take all the damage), and each of them can equip up to 3 shikigami characters who cast magic for them. More details on how to battle and stuff like that are found in my instructions pack, in the left column.
This is a video of one of the Tower bosses on Reimu's route (you'll know what the Towers are when they appear in-game, trust me). This player uses one of the Tank formations, using Mokou as the tank.