Jun 4·edited Jun 4

Touhou is a remnant of the past, where lonely geniuses dominated the industry by working 120 hour weeks. A testiment of Japanese work culture and Karoshi. It arose at the apex of ingenuity in games. Now music and games lack character. They are stapleware without any touch from exceptional minds. Created for people who are mediocre or just subpar. The industry is in a war against complexity and innovation, to further "improve" player experience. In the early days, pioneers brought forth the creme de la creme, only to realize that it can never beat Pizza Hut. This is how we can't have nice things.

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