I've never played it but you seem to have missed the point I was making so gj on that
i'm fukkin mad about games
I wouldn't consider myself a fan but I've played one of these games, forget which one exactly. Wasn't this one.
The aesthetic doesn't do much for me, but whatever.
Mechanics were solid, and it does feel kinda' good to play, at least when blasting the cannon fodder stuff. During boss fights it basically is a "Don't touch the bullets" simulator and you don't really focus on much else, but that's a complaint against the genre and less against the game itself.
There seemed to be a lot of mechanics that I just couldn't get at all because the version I got wasn't translated at all whatsoever. I assume that since I keep hearing about people who are into the backstory and stuff that such versions exist, but I never found one.
I'm a Touhou fan and I rarely play the games.
The music (fan arrangements) and the fan comics are enough. The Touhou universe has the perfect balance of backstory and mystery to serve as a jumping point for creativity.