Farce90’s Post Series – Part 16: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

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Poison ivy SUCKS! But on a more serious note, this is where the series will really start to kick off. Pay close attention now.

Embodiment of Scarlet Devil was a groundbreaking release by ZUN, the one man team called Shanghai Alice. This game was featured on the Windows system and made excellent use of its graphics system to provide a colorful and pleasurable playing experience. This game also introduced my most absolute favorite group of characters to exist. Note: group, not any single character. Regardless, I do like them all. Greatly. Getting off topic. The first thing noticeable is that different cover art, which is absolutely splendid. I actually have the images from download zipped soundtracks of this game and the rest that follow. But now about the game.

The game (you just lost it) centers around a strange red mist that appears throughout Gensokyo. The player can choose either Hakurei Reimu or Marisa Kirisame, but who didn’t see that coming. The game features six stages and a bonus stage.

During a typical and peaceful Gensokyo summer, a strange scarlet mist appears seemingly out of nowhere. The mist is thick enough to block out the sun and makes the area dark and cold. Hakurei Reimu, the resident incident solver, sets out to solve it. Marisa Kirisame just wants to go and see if the caster of this spell has anything worth “borrowing”. Depending on who is chosen, only that character will take place in the story.

The heroine travels towards a lake where the mist seems to be originating from. However, she is intercepted by Rumia who happens to be flying along the lake’s edge, and then by Cirno (THE STRONGEST!). Neither of them have anything to do with the mist. Upon reaching the island, our heroine is confronted by many guards who are led by Hong Meiling, the sleepy gate guard who happens to be awake for once. However, she is unsuccessful in driving our protagonist away. After making her way past Meiling our heroine enters the mansion, positive that the creator is inside. Our heroine first looks into the grand library where Patchouli Knowledge resides, the anemic with. However, she is not to be taken lightly, even though she is quite ill almost always. However she is knocked away and our heroine makes her way through the main hallway and confront the head maid, Sakuya Izayoi, who is possibly my most favorite character of all time.  After swatting the maid away our heroine finally confronts the Scarlet Devil herself, Remilia Scarlet. After an epic battle, Remilia finally falls and the mist is lifted. She created the mist so she could walk about comfortably during the day. She is a vampire, after all.

A few days later, the heroine returns to the Scarlet Devil Mansion during Remilia’s absence and finds the entire household in chaos. Making her way to the main hallways, the heroine fights a stronger maid staff than before, as well as a much stronger version of Patchouli. As the heroine wonders why everyone is on edge, Remilia’s little sister, Flandre Scarlet, appears. Flandre reveals that she has been hidden inside the mansion for 495 years, and she has never seen a human before. Flandre asks the heroine to play with her, and after a long and difficult battle, Flandre is defeated. The boss stages are estimated to be equal to one insane difficulty stage while playing on normal difficulty. I witnessed this boss battle firsthand, while not actually playing it, and it is ridiculously insane.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, I certainly know that I did. I will also be putting up the main themes for the games from this point as well. See you all again tomorrow.

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2 responses to “Farce90’s Post Series – Part 16: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

  1. “The boss stages are estimated to be equal to one insane difficulty stage while playing on normal difficulty…”

    Agree 120% with this. That said, normal difficulty. What about lunatic? I doubt the guys who defeated Flandre is actually human XD (I myself got a harder time defeating Flandre in Easy mode T-T)

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