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  • Summary: Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards! Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you mightTouhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of one of nine Touhou characters and eliminate your opponent using bullet-hell patterns, melee attacks, or spell cards! Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Oct 10, 2017
    70
    I can’t totally ignore the flaws present, and I suspect that many potential players will not be able to either. But this is a rock-solid title nonetheless. If you know the Touhou name, or even if you know the masochistic joy of bullet-hell gaming, Battle Burst is worth checking out.
  2. Oct 26, 2017
    68
    A funny and interesting game based on "Touhou" characters which as a fighting game is really curious but lacks on its rooster, with only 9 characters, and contents to maintain interest on it.
  3. Oct 20, 2017
    60
    If you are a fan of Touhou and just cannot do without evaluating your purchase, we suggest you switch to the Switch version after a drop in price.
  4. Oct 19, 2017
    35
    Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is wrong on so many levels: the gameplay is boring and repetitive, the content is basically MIA, the graphics are old and inadequate. The concept could've worked but, well, it doesn't. If you're a fan of the saga, better stick to the classics (or at least Touhou Genso Wanderer).
  5. Oct 25, 2017
    30
    I’m trying my best to think of some kind of clever joke or metaphor about Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle, but I don’t even think the game deserves that kind of effort on my part. Burst Battle is an awful video game. Without a tutorial, learning to play is no fun at all, and I had an equal sum of zero fun playing it when I actually knew how to play. If you’re itching for a Touhou fighting game, run to your PC and download one of the official 2D fighting games from the main series. Never touch Burst Battle. Learn from my errors, and live a long, healthy, fulfilling life.
  6. Oct 16, 2017
    30
    Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle features poor battles and a serious camera issues that erase the fun of the fights. Very few game modes and a dull story mode are the reason that this game is no good for any fan of this genre.
  7. 15
    Everything from its presentation to the gameplay seems poorly thought out. This is one worth avoiding by all, as there’s not even any enjoyment to be had in a “so bad it’s good” sense.

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. Oct 15, 2017
    2
    The worst Touhou game I have ever played on the PS4, and probably the worst game I have ever played on this year (and that's saying a lotThe worst Touhou game I have ever played on the PS4, and probably the worst game I have ever played on this year (and that's saying a lot since I have played many bad games this year like Troll and I, Hidden Dragon Legend, Dying Reborn and Unearthing Mars).

    The game is kinda like Genso Rondo but worse. Graphics looks like it was released in early 2000s on PC, controls are very floaty, animations can be janky, online is dead, roster is only of 8 characters (which is underwhelming when compared to Genso Rondo which had 11 characters), story is bland and lazy (instead of making each characters have their own story like in Genso Rondo, the story is the same except it is told by a different perspective by each character, and it isn't as good as it sounds), soundtrack is bland, and I personally found the art style looking as if it came from Deviantart (I mean, is not bad but it just doesn't click for me).

    I think the worst thing though, is that this is Switch's first Touhou game, and I pity the Switch owners who thought this game was going to be a good arena fighter like Arms and Pokken.

    Do yourself a favor and avoid this game as possible, because there is nothing redeemable about the game. If you want a good Touhou game, get Genso Wanderer or Scarlet Curiosity. If you want a Touhou game similar to this one, get Genso Ronso. Though if you want an actual good arena brawler on the PS4, get Gundam Versus.
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  2. Feb 27, 2018
    0
    This actually just gave me cancer like ACTUALLY, IM NOT EVEN JOKING BUD. its the worst game I've ever bought and I could've bought andThis actually just gave me cancer like ACTUALLY, IM NOT EVEN JOKING BUD. its the worst game I've ever bought and I could've bought and amazing like celeste but I'm like haha but no I'm actually gonna die Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2018
    0
    this is by far the worst game i have ever played.clunky controls as if you are controlling a tank,you are constantly at a disadvantage vs thethis is by far the worst game i have ever played.clunky controls as if you are controlling a tank,you are constantly at a disadvantage vs the AI,the BGM repeats itself like a broken record,lackluster selection of characters,broken hitdetection and of course the graphics are **** .30euro they ask for this piece of **** wish i had wasted it on an actual good game instead of that one. Expand

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