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nope, pretty sure
Last spells are “extra” attacks that happen after the boss fight if you collect enough Time points throughout a stage. They disable your bombs and your lives, so that you must do it without any extra resources. Getting hit during a Last spell costs you nothing, not even the life you had when you got hit; it just ends the spell prematurely. Clearing a Last spell just gets you points. So, there’s nothing to worry about once you get to a Last spell; you’ve already beat the boss.
Edited by Enlong on Dec 6th 2018 at 3:37:41 PM
So what the hell do I have to do to get the good ending, then? When the game showed me my final score, it said I didn't use any continues, yet I still only got the normal ending? Is this some Easy-Mode Mockery bullshit or something? Do I have to 1cc the game on Normal for it to mean anything?
Edited by PhysicalStamina on Dec 6th 2018 at 3:53:47 PM
Iirc, the first time you complete the game, you are only able to go down the path that leads to Eirin as the final boss. After beating Eirin, any other time you beat Reisen in stage 5, you’ll be able to select path B, which leads to the true final boss, provided you haven’t used a continue by the time you beat Reisen. Difficulty setting has nothing to do with it (blessedly, it doesn’t have anything to do with reaching stage 6 in any game other than Embodiment of Scarlet Devil).
Edited by Enlong on Dec 6th 2018 at 4:10:27 AM
For what it's worth, IN is the only game that did this kind of thing. No other games have a True Final Boss kind of thing.
You do get the bad ending on Mountain of Faith (and maybe the PC-98 games?) for playing on Easy and several games only unlock the EX stage on Normal and higher, though
True Final Boss is also in effect for EOSD and some of the PC 98 games.
But it's not that hard to achieve. No Easy-Mode Mockery here. Normal mode is basically Easy mode but pattern density increases on average by about a factor of 3. Which means the attack that sends a single ring of bullets becomes three rings close together. If you can dodge the one ring, you can dodge the three just as easily.
That said, it's best you keep practice at it. Pretty much nobody can 1cc on their first go. (I never have outside of PC 98 games and I've beaten every Touhou game up to Ten Desires and most of the Extra/Phantasm stages.)
Also, if you reach a Last Spell (whether you capture it or not) your time counter will increase by half an hour (rather than an hour) which is basically like getting an extra continue (though not for the purpose of 1ccing the game, obviously).
I like Utsuho's cool glowing tats on the last page.
I've probably exceeded ten gos by now.
^ It usually takes me upwards of a hundred to get one of the games right. Assuming no trickery involving Stage 4. If Stage 4 has character specific trickery, it'll take up to 120 tries before I finally get it right.
Seriously, some of my spellcard counters have dozens of attempts/captures. On a single character.
These are not games you're going to master in an afternoon.
or fuckin' a decade apparently
And despite saying that, I finally fuckin' did it. I 1cc'd IM with the two Marisa and Alice.
though I did use the Game-Breaker trick to do it. look i'm just a man what more do you want from me
What, the Malice Beam? No worries, that's pretty much the only way to make that team viable.
^ Especially since Alice's beam is an absolute joke in effectiveness.
When you unlock doing the game without partners, try Marisa alone, her shot is much better than Alice ever is.
When I was just starting out, it took me over a month just to clear EOSD.
Keep trying, you'll get it.
Reimu Scarlet Musicians Junko
I did just barely get it, finally; look up.
I was wondering what Not-Benben's name was.
Edited by PhysicalStamina on Dec 8th 2018 at 6:15:48 AM
touhou fan composers are
Congrats, Stamina! Awesome that you persevered, mad respect.
(Also: glad to see I'm not the only one to use the name Not-Benben )
Don't cheer too much, I gave up on PCB.
Also, I thought "Not-Benben" was a Fan Nickname?
Keep trying. If you can beat IN, you can beat PCB.
That is not true. IN is possibly the easiest game, PCB is among the harder ones. And if PS is playing on Easy that's the single largest gap in the entire series
Yeah, gonna have to side with Hylarn on this one. I've gotten a 1CC in IN with everybody but the furthest I've ever gotten in PCB was the middle of stage 6 and that was only once. Youmu walls me hard like you wouldn't believe.
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