The Let's Play Archive

Touhou 1-6

by Zorak

Part 4

Touhou 1: Highly Responsive to Prayers Update 4

Hell Route Stage 16-20, Good Ending
Hell Route Bad Ending

Bosses thus far posted:

Stage 5

Vengeful Ghost
Hell Route, Stage 10
(Zorak Note: she'll show us why she has that name yet...)

Hellish Moon
Hell Route, Stage 15

Astral Knight
Hell Route, Stage 20

Music Thus Far posted:

(Zorak Note: The comments below were written by ZUN in Touhou 5, so if you're wondering why they're nostalgic/ past tense, well, there you are)

Title screen theme
A Sacred Lot
This is pretty awesomely reborn, I think.
And yet, it really takes me back...

Theme of Stages 1-4, Hell Stages 16-19
Eternal Shrine Maiden
This melody had quite an impact
on me. Even now, I'll find myself
playing it when I compose music.

Shingyoku's theme
The Positive and Negative

I get the feeling there are a few melodic
differences from my current music. What
could they be...? (The chord progression
hasn't changed much. (^^; )

Theme of Hell Stages 6-9
Strange Oriental Discourse

I composed this song for the first game I
ever made, so I put quite a bit of thought
into it. All the "Touhou OOO"-style game
titles also stem from this piece.

Mima's Theme
Angel's Legend
This piece is the model for my current boss
themes. It doesn't seem a lot different now,
but some how the older song has WEIGHT to it
(^^;; Or maybe it's that the current pieces
are light? (I don't think that's it either...)

Theme of Hell Stages 11-14
Blade of Banishment

This is the most bright-eyed song in the
game, I think. So I tried arranging
it to emphasize that feel.

Kikuri's theme
Magic Mirror

This piece has a pretty good feel to it.
This kind of tune (with a touch of mystery)
is indispensable for mid-game. Well, not
that my current stuff's all that different.

Hell Final Stage theme / Konngara's theme
Swordsman of a Distant Star

This song unfolds so fast, it's like,
"Are you kidding me?" It puts together
short phrases. And yet, did arranging
it make it much better?

Ending theme

Short and sweet. Please envision
irises. You might even see Shangri-La.
(It's pretty mysterious.)

You guys have three choices on how I proceed from here. They are:

A) I move onto Touhou 2: The Story of Eastern Wonderland. I either come back to HRtP's Makai route later or someone else records them or neither since even though the bosses are really different, the endings are pretty similar.
B) I do a standard run of The Highly Responsive to Prayer's Makai route (both endings).
C) I do a Lunatic run of The Highly Responsive to Prayer's Makai route (it'll be just the bad ending, trust me (it's basically the same as Hell's bad ending)).

the choice... is yours