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  • Summary: And so the girls fly again.

    A Touhou Project racing game is here! In the mystical land of Gensokyo somewhere in Japan, humans and yokai live together in strange harmony. One day, some girls notice that their spirit energy is weak. Yokai specialist Reimu Hakurei and her friend Marisa
    And so the girls fly again.

    A Touhou Project racing game is here!

    In the mystical land of Gensokyo somewhere in Japan, humans and yokai live together in strange harmony.
    One day, some girls notice that their spirit energy is weak.

    Yokai specialist Reimu Hakurei and her friend Marisa Kirisame spot someone running off on a racetrack...

    Characters:
    20 challengers from the Touhou Project!
    One girl acts as a board and one acts as a rider.
    Swap between characters!
    Use spell cards for interference, acceleration, and defense,
    or use devastating Last Words!

    Courses:
    16 courses set across Gensokyo, including the Human Village, a flying ship, the spooky Scarlet Devil Manor, and the cherry blossom-lined Hakugyokuro!
    Race on walls, ceilings, cliffs, the airThe sky's the limit!

    System:
    Features online multiplayer VS mode. Race against anyone, anywhere, anytime!
    Also features a campaign mode where the game's story plays outAnd a post-game secret episode.

    Fun for Touhou veterans and newcomers alike!
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Apr 11, 2021
    70
    Gensou SkyDrift is easily one of the more unique kart racers I’ve played, if a little rough around the edges. Unbalanced spells, aggressive rubber-banding, and a relative lack of game modes are frequent sources of frustration, but it’s also so full of clever ideas and the inherent charm of the Touhou property that it’s hard to get too mad at it. And hey, if it’s a choice between a polished game and an interesting one, I’ll choose the latter every time.
  2. Mar 14, 2021
    50
    Gensou Skydrift is simply a terrible kart game.
  3. Mar 31, 2021
    50
    Gensou Skydrift isn’t a terrible racing game, but its awkward controls and iffy drifting mechanic heavily reduce the fun that can be had from it. Add into the mix poor visuals and a dire campaign, and unless you’re happy to race online you should probably avoid it. Hopefully the option to remap the controls will be delivered in an update, because that would definitely make it more of an interesting proposition.
  4. Apr 12, 2021
    42
    GENSOU Skydrift may be essential if you’re a Touhou Project fan who always wondered, “Hey, how would those girls work as racing karts?”, but for everyone else, there are plenty of other much better racers out there.
  5. Apr 27, 2021
    30
    Gensou: Skydrift is an awful game. There are 101 far more capable kart racers out there offering better value for money and far more fun.
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  1. May 27, 2021
    Gensou Skydrift has little going for it. There’s little to appreciate for fans of Touhou or racing games. The story doesn’t have much charm in it to justify getting it for the campaign and the character dialogue is forgettable gibberish. The racing is unappealing due to the often abysmal track design as well as the driving that feels clunky and simplistic. Gensou Skydrift is a title that’s only worth playing for the sheer novelty of playing a Touhou racing game where characters ride on top of each other.
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  1. Mar 15, 2021
    7
    Gensou Skydrift
    A nice firt attempt.
    Gensou skydrift has potential as a series, right now it feels like a what could be teaser.. featured
    Gensou Skydrift
    A nice firt attempt.
    Gensou skydrift has potential as a series, right now it feels like a what could be teaser.. featured is a 1 and a half hour long campaign of witches vs farriers, and a free roam as well as verses mode that can be played online or offline.. featured here are 18 characters and 14 tracks.. this is a very challenging yet addictive racer… the team behind this have worked on Mario kart games, and I definitely felt a bit of Nintendo magic here… skydrift wont blow you away with itsvisuals, but its track design still manages to be done well enough to be memorable.. here you choose a teamof two charcters,all with unique stats and race up to5 other teams… going through hoops, drifting around corners to fill up your magic meter, you can then cast a random spell to help you get ahead in the race.. and this is where gensou skydrift comes up short … its character building.. techincally stats are different, but no two characters felt different playing with for me.. not only that, the spellsbeing the same no matter who I am didnthelp either… gensou skydrift is such a baree bones game that I feel like this is an area it could have shined in with its spell crafting , each character having a unique set of spells, something to make matchmaking actually matter, do I want this more defensive or a more offensive withcor fairy? Rather than do I want the better magic or speed cause I feel like these stats don’t really matter… other than what id like for the future, skydrift is a really good racing game, one that you wont just hop in and be good at=, you have to master the drifting and timing your spells correctly, the track design is great and memorable, and I love the music here…
    Gensou Skydrift wont blow you away or probably keep you hooked for more than a couple of hours, but those couple of hours will feel like a nostalgic drift and for the right price feel is a good experimental kind of racing game with potential as a series for you to give a chance to
    I give Gensou Skydrift
    a 7/10
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