Another Corner of Gensokyo Now in English
For a while now, fans of Touhou and 2D fighers alike have been enjoying Immaterial and Missing Power, a piece of doujin soft released back in 2004. In an attempt to make the gameplay itself a bit more similar to the game’s danmaku/bullet hell predecessors, IaMP was noted for being a fighter that had a heavy orientation on long-ranged attacks. While you could still do a hefty amount of damage with a more traditional melee approach, you could also raise as much hell depending on how well you managed each characters’ differing projectile attacks.
If you weren’t Japanese-literate, you most likely had to refer to a translation guide (such as the one online at the Touhou Wiki) to get an understanding of what each character’s spell cards could do. Now, that’s all a thing of the past since the folks over at Gensokyo.org have finally been able to solve all of the game’s English-only fans’ woes.
I haven’t had IaMP installed since late last year so I won’t be able to try out the translation patch for myself until I can get around to squeezing in time for another game. However, it seems more or less decent from what I’ve been able to see on the trailer the translation group has provided:
As an aside, it also seems as if Gensokyo.org has also put out a final version of their awesome netplay client, Cowcaster. Fighting games are only so much fun against the CPU and the logical next step to get the most out of the experience is to find, play, and learn from players better than you online. I’ve haunted the various versions of Melty Blood via netplay before, so who knows, you just may see me on IRC dabbling in IaMP channels again!