Since nobody else has posted in the last week, I guess I'll go again.
Got SA today. My playing is a little messed up after having only played Shoot the Bullet for a while. I keep letting go of the fire button whenever I try to unfocus.
I decided to use bombs on Easy the first time playing it, since I remembered a small controversy from a while ago when someone claimed to have beaten it their first time and people were saying it was hard, even on Easy. By the time I got to the fifth stage I was hoping for a no death run. Orin took care of that. Two deaths in total, both to her, plus three death-bombs to Utsuho, including one during the last 1/2 second of Hell's Artificial Sun when its gravity suddenly switched and started pulling me sideways.
Other random stuff:
Played as the default, Reimu A, so Satori used Yukari's set of spellcards. Recollection "Border of Wave and Particle" seems to have lost its waves on Easy. The funniest line in the game was from Reimu during stage 5.
The cat turned into a cat!
Edit: Between when I started writing this and now I tried Normal too. Not quite as lucky. Got it on the second try though.
For music, I like the stage 2 theme, both the stage and boss themes from stages 4 and 5, and Nuclear Fusion is near/at the top of my favorite Touhou songs. That's a big improvement over MoF.
Messing up focus/unfocus isn't the only thing that Shoot the Bullet changed; I'm spending more time going above and around the bosses, making more use of the entire screen - at least on the attacks I haven't figured out yet.
edited 29th Oct '12 6:17:16 AM by kenb215