SAJewers: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Rhythm Cafe (Heather and Ian continue their never-ending quest to play ALL THE RHYTHM GAMES! Game: Yoiyami Dancers: Twilight Danmaku Dancers) at Sun 04:00 PM PDT (13s ago).
GapFiller: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG jlrrCooltunes jlrrCooltunes jlrrCooltunes
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SAJewers: as someone who's played this game, i can't wait to see this
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Juliamon: lrrFINE
TheDailyMapleSyrup: c27penWorks
RandomTrivia: Hi friends! lrrHEART
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LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> It's time for Rhythm Cafe, and at risk of turning the cafe into a house of Tohou, Heather and Ian are playing YoiYamiDanCerS - Twilight Danmaku Dancers! | 📷 ||
SaxPython: FBtouchdown Adulted so good. I got bathtime done between NaDtD and RC FBtouchdown
RandomTrivia: Nice one!
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: rekklesBeeHappy
SAJewers: FBtouchdown
RandomTrivia: Oh snap I forgot we were entering the Touhou rabbit hole... This should be fun :D
SAJewers: oh, it'll be fun
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SaxPython: I don't know any Touhou. are these the same characters from the spell bubble game?
GapFiller: Y
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SaxPython: thanks
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SAJewers: if anyone needs it for reference:
mtvcdm: Yooooo Touhou!
BusTed: Hey hey.
GapFiller: any Touhou but the actual core games ofc
RandomTrivia: Those are good chair squeaks
GapFiller: cz really who on Earth wants to play bullet hell games
SaxPython: ook ook
GapFiller: apart from me obv
SnackPak_: lrrAWW
tehfewl: an R2 unit could get its own oil
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: I like to think that all of lrr would treat droids with dignity and respect
RandomTrivia: O_o
RandomTrivia: Noooo
MAPBoardgames: Fire is a the universal weapon.
Bearudite: there is a droid torture scene in return of the jedi
GapFiller: Cheer100 加油!
RandomTrivia: "Anything can happen in the next half hour!"
Angreed66: @MAPBoardgames excess energy is by definition excess
tehfewl: 2 who?
PhorrestGaze: welcome to rhythm cafe: we can feel pain
MAPBoardgames: There's no such thing as overkill, @Angreed66 . Only over budget.
SAJewers: so, someone needs to make another touhou rhythm game, got it lrrBEEJ
RandomTrivia: HypeLUL
GapFiller: its not a Touhou kick until they play a bullet hell shooter Kappa
RandomTrivia: Oh god the chicken fail screen...
mtvcdm: If there is not enough Ouendan, you may just have to do that yourselves. Just, like, unsolicited ourndanning people at Desert Bus.
betweenmyself: Does this Touhou game perchance feature trombones and baboons?… pennyWhat
SAJewers: in the options
definenull: that's touhou music alright
SAJewers: you can fullscreen in the options
RandomTrivia: OBS pls
RandomTrivia: Behold - how the sausage is made!
SnackPak_: FBtouchdown
GhostValv: FBtouchdown
RandomTrivia: FBtouchdown
MAPBoardgames: !advise
MAPBoardgames: !advice
LRRbot: Don't punch the fire box.
MAPBoardgames: I can spell!
mtvcdm: all the music is in your head. There's never been any music. You need to wake up.
RandomTrivia: Pffffft
SaxPython: CoolCat
MAPBoardgames: T-pose!
SaxPython: Touhou Taunt
RandomTrivia: Unreasonably cute
MAPBoardgames: Dance off! To the death!
mtvcdm: Dance off! Which consists of punching!
RandomTrivia: lrrCOW
RandomTrivia: Oh thank goodness
MAPBoardgames: A fairy catheter bag?
mtvcdm: That hitboxing
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RandomTrivia: Oh cool, we can castle through the bullets
SaxPython: We cartesian up in here
MAPBoardgames: Grazing on bullets? Isn't that what cowmandos do?
RandomTrivia: @MAPBoardgames sergePun sergeJustRight
Juliamon: Dang 2hus making you learn iframe techniques right off the bat
mtvcdm: Those aren't tingles, those are wounds
RandomTrivia: "Ok bullet, that will be $7.26" lrrBEEJ
Lysander_salamander: hello folks
SaxPython: B
Juliamon: This is a lot of mechanics for one tutorial
RandomTrivia: Hey there Lysander_salamander sergeHi
IbunWest: watSup
MAPBoardgames: Is this game just marble solitaire with a beat?
PharaohBender27: lrrHAM
RandomTrivia: lrrHAM
GapFiller: lrrHAM
IbunWest: lrrHAM setsuSnoot
SaxPython: But how does it work?
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Is the music a bit loud relative to hosts to anyone else?
mtvcdm: I'm sorry what
SaxPython: duDudu
gualdhar: Backdancwr is the euphemism I didn't know I wanted
SaxPython: B
MAPBoardgames: mmm... Floor chimpkin
mtvcdm: Okay, so I googled and Backdancer is just another term for 'backup dancer', which I don't think is what they're trying for
GDwarble: I'm a bit surprised it took this long for someone to combine Megaman Battle Network with Guitar Hero
SaxPython: is the B recgharging?
mtvcdm: That's a lot of cooldown
RandomTrivia: @GDwarble It's concerning how accurate that seems to be :D
SAJewers: heh
SaxPython: this feels like it could have been a SNES game
mtvcdm: It does doesn't it
mtvcdm: This feels like maybe a Pocky & Rocky minigame
SaxPython: oh wow
Juliamon: Now the *real* Touhou kicks in
GDwarble: Don't think the SNES sound chip was really up to this, but yeah, the core gameplay is fairly simple
SaxPython: FBtouchdown
SaxPython: oh no too soon!
RandomTrivia: Obligatory "how many healthbars?!" lrrBEEJ
mtvcdm: Oh, we're about t--- and there it is
Manae: Do those symbols mean she has two or three healthbars?
GDwarble: I think probably 3? Not sure, though
SaxPython: FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
GDwarble: Ah, just two
Manae: Two it is!
GDwarble: Marissa tore the precious bag
SaxPython: "The Calamity"
mtvcdm: Narrator: She caused that much trouble.
GDwarble: I assume "an incident" is how they refer to the events of the various mainline games
JonnyGlitched: This is how I dance
JonnyGlitched: pew pew
kusinohki: yeah, everyone and everything gets hurt when I dance...
Dog_of_Myth: Good evening all.
SaxPython: so many dots
RandomTrivia: Hey there Dog_of_Myth! Welcome to our dip into the Touhou rabbit hole!
SaxPython: BOP
talosparoxi: just tuned in and this game is incomprehensible
JonnyGlitched: I forget to say hi to everyone I was eating a fruit cup
SAJewers: i've heard people call it a cross between crypt of the necrodancer and megaman battle network
JonnyGlitched: This feels like a design that should have happened before, but hasn't
MAPBoardgames: I was thinking of that same compairson too Ian.
KeytarCat: Looks like one step from eden
SaxPython: @talosparoxi I will say, to its credit. The tutorial was really sharp at explaining the different movement types
Spritz_T: not really, no
GDwarble: Megaman Battle Network games doesn't really have rhythm to it, other than dodging enemy attacks
tehfewl: not really, but they are great rpg-esque games
RandomTrivia: Only in so far as enemies tend to move in timed patterns
Juliamon: Not really, it's just grid-based combat
QuixoticScrivener: Not outside of maybe a music themed boss
SAJewers: i think it's an rpg?
SaxPython: MMBN is turn based right? It's been a long time
BusTed: The combat is pattern-based.
GDwarble: It was weirdly prescient about how we're all gonna connect our ovens to the internet and how that's a bad idea, though
talosparoxi: I mean, kind of ian. you need to keep track of enemy attack patterns
RandomTrivia: Also, because they're Megaman games, the soundtracks SLAP
KeytarCat: One Step from Eden has a little rhythm, one of the characters is the rhythm game character
JonnyGlitched: I haven't either
KeytarCat: And it works on the grid like Battle Network
JonnyGlitched: I'm nearly 40
GDwarble: The recurring Megaman Battle Network thing is how the Internet of Things will kill us all, which I appreciate
Juliamon: You move around on your grid, your enemy moves on a corresponding grid
talosparoxi: megaman star force is my favorite megaman, what about the rest of you chat?
mtvcdm: Battle Network was within my time. Never interested me.
JonnyGlitched: The only NES game I liked was Bionic Comando
GDwarble: The first few Battle Network games are very good, the fourth one(s)...exist.
Juliamon: MMBN was the only Megaman series I played
StephiechanTheGamer: if you didn't have a GBA growing up you probably also missed out on the Golden Sun games
JonnyGlitched: I stopped playing FF when they moved to Sony
mtvcdm: Even if they were within your time, there's always the possibility of, so to speak, not being able to go home again. You can load the game you loved as a kid up today and end up bored by it.
JonnyGlitched: Who remembers Alex The Kidd?
SaxPython: Are you ready for some FBtouchdown
JonnyGlitched: nobody? ok
Manae: Give me Dancing Mad on trombone champ, that's where it's at
mtvcdm: I loved the original Bejeweled, when it was still called Diamond Mine... and then after the match-3 genre had evolved, went back to the OG game, and within 10 minutes I was done with it.
talosparoxi: my ranking for megaman games goes megaman starforce series is the best, closely followed by the legends series, then the battle network series, and then everything else
JonnyGlitched: @mtvcdm game design is iterative, you hope they getbetter
MAPBoardgames: "All mushrooms are edible. Some mushrooms are edible more than once." -Terry Pratchett
GDwarble: It's Marisa, Ian, I'm told she stole the precious thing
talosparoxi: oh thid id s tohou thing
SaxPython: I see, so Marisa has 2 stars under her health bar. So probably 2 full bars. We'll see if its 2 or 3
kusinohki: "Lava is edible.... once" - Dan Jones (I think)
EricTheOrange: Is this a tohou? It looks likme a tohou.
Manae: @SaxPython 2
Juliamon: EricTheOrange Yup, it's a Touhou
StephiechanTheGamer: @EricTheOrange it is a 2hu
GDwarble: @EricTheOrange It's a Touhou rhythm game, yep
GDwarble: Well, a fan-made Touhou rhythm game
Manae: Last one also had two symbols below, so expect only two phases again
JonnyGlitched: easy to miss in the phantasmagoria
mtvcdm: It also doesn't let us restart the boss with a fresh healthbar.
KeytarCat: Can you travel diagonally through a full spread of 5?
JonnyGlitched: "proper turn"
mtvcdm: We fight with the healthbar we earned from the rest of the song.
EricTheOrange: I'm not too familiar with Tohou, I know it originated from an indie game. Did the creator give anyone free licence to use his propertty, cuz Theirs a lot of tohou stuff.
Juliamon: EricTheOrange That's the case, yes.
JonnyGlitched: I low-key love the character art bopping in the bottom left corner
GDwarble: I don't know what the licensing for Touhou is, but it seems like ZUN doesn't mind fan games being sold for profit, but I don't know if there's official licensing or not
Juliamon: ZUN's chill with fangames
kusinohki: can't rush good cake
StephiechanTheGamer: touhou is like the only ip afaik where fangames get sold commercially
StephiechanTheGamer: like that's not a thing with anything else right
Juliamon: Touhou is a pretty unique fandom in general
StephiechanTheGamer: i guess you could consider sonic mania an offical fangame but outside of that?
SaxPython: I think it's fun to watch, if thats worth anything
SAJewers: yeah
GapFiller: ZUN is one guy tbf
RandomTrivia: That's... a rhythm... game... :p
SAJewers: i wonder if restarting on easy or with the beginner item would help
JonnyGlitched: wait, do enemies only move when you do?
StephiechanTheGamer: @GapFiller yeah but even so you don't really see this kinda thing even with other indie games
Juliamon: It's always been aware of its position as a game series in a very niche genre, by a single dude, and fans really rallied hard around that
SaxPython: I'm firin' mah lazah
KeytarCat: ooooh, that was really good
GDwarble: Marisa just casually channeling the Death Star there
talosparoxi: killing the blue stars does loer the bosses helth it seems
SAJewers: when a star runs ourt of health, it looks like the boss bar goes down too
JonnyGlitched: That was bulcrap
mtvcdm: Oh, right, this is a Touhou game
mtvcdm: Touhou games can just Dark Souls your butt
felixphew: defeating the stars brings Marisa's bar down
mtvcdm: This is the *second* stage?
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talosparoxi: heather just casually telling ian to git gud so she can study boss mechanics Kappa
SAJewers: heh
DaxStrife: "We've had one health bar, yes, but what about Second Health Bar?"
KeytarCat: Does the double jump take a full beat to charge?
SAJewers: have a different controller?
EricTheOrange: 360 D-pads are notoriously bad.
QuixoticScrivener: Sorry, what game is this? Overlay says dice friends.
betweenmyself: I think there was a setting in the options regarding diagonal movement?
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SaxPython: marble madness tips
talosparoxi: I mean, that's not a BAD tip
talosparoxi: for 80s kids anyways
serramarkov: @QuixoticScrivener This is Rhythm Cafe
kusinohki: right. the old atari joystick "put the button on top" configuration...
SAJewers: good advice
KeytarCat: is there a "wait" button?
SAJewers: no
jubale1: HahaBall
talosparoxi: aw man, remember back in the day when some 3rd partty controllers had a "slowdown" mode, which actually just turo fired the pause button?
KeytarCat: oh god, that seems miserable for maintaining rhythm
jubale1: oh all this time i thought you wer controling the star placer
felixphew: I do hope those two stars aren't like "2" next to a normal touhou health bar...
felixphew: (i.e. two more health bars _after_ this)
Juliamon: felixphew nah, we've fought a boss already so we're pretty sure Marisa only has two bars
felixphew: ah, I didn't notice stars when we were fighting reimu so I weasn't sure - thanks
Juliamon: Reimu had one symbol
SaxPython: Rude
SaxPython: !break
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SAJewers: !brake
SaxPython: !gant?
Juliamon: No brakes on this train
KeytarCat: @Juliamon that's pretty common with rhythm games
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SaxPython: FBtouchdown <3 FBtouchdown
RandomTrivia: Welcome raiders! lrrSHINE
DaxStrife: Ooof, mood.
Juliamon: As is tradition.
SaxPython: if you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a star
SaxPython: FBtouchdown DART FBtouchdown
DaxStrife: To be fair, a lot of things are changed by launching a rocket at them.
Juliamon: NASA: professional DART throwers
Spritz_T: any decrease in the possibility of apocalypse is welcome these days
JohnLockeCole: I wonder if they got that out of technology designed for missile interception
JohnLockeCole: we're starting to get better at that too
DaxStrife: The quick restart/no loading screen thing makes me want to call this the Hotline Miami of rhythm games.
SaxPython: De Fense, clap clap, De Fense, clap clap
mtvcdm: It was working a little bit.
mtvcdm: This is normal difficulty, btw. This isn't even hard, or "backdancer" mode.
mtvcdm: Technically we could drop down to easy, but I imagine that's not happening because now we're invested.
SaxPython: you guys fly through the first 2/3 of the health bar, but that last 1/3 is intense
SaxPython: face tank
mtvcdm: GOT IT
BusTed: FBtouchdown
SaxPython: FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
RandomTrivia: FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
RurouniGeo: naniii
SAJewers: FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
SaxPython: CurseLit CurseLit CurseLit
RandomTrivia: The sliver!
NonjaBiru: bunnyc19LumYell
RandomTrivia: Sliver is not zero!
KeytarCat: That's exactly how I thought this would go LUL
EricTheOrange: yeah blame beej
BusTed: Those are some erratic movements.
SaxPython: B FBtouchdown
mtvcdm: I'm just gonna flail my arms...
RandomTrivia: lrrSPOOP !
mtvcdm: Harmful bullets became helpful items that still killed you
SaxPython: haunted AF
BloodnBullets: ghosts is probably a good time to bomb
CAKHost: Thanks for the stream! Good night everyone.
RandomTrivia: Night CAKHost, take care!
KeytarCat: Do the ghost bullets have damage boxes on their tails?
SaxPython: @cakhost FBtouchdown
SaxPython: Ghost OP, Pls nerf
betweenmyself: lrrSPOOPY riffHurrHurr riffHurrHurr riffHurrHurr
SaxPython: BOP lunarj1Heart BOP
SaxPython: awe
SaxPython: 15 P appears to be the sweet spot for the bunnies
SaxPython: short cooldown
EricTheOrange: Ian, what does the scouter say about her power level?
mtvcdm: Oh we came in with a sliver left.
mtvcdm: It jsut reset us to half.
mtvcdm: I think if we exit a stage with over half health we get that, half or less we begin with half.
SaxPython: Heather has the Ghost Rhythm. Has she become too powerful?
mtvcdm: There's gonna be a boss after this
mtvcdm: It's going to be harder than this
SAJewers: yep
BloodnBullets: so a charged charge is also known as a faceplant
SaxPython: Praise B
SAJewers: 🅱
SAJewers: FBtouchdown
SaxPython: FBtouchdown PogChamp FBtouchdown
RandomTrivia: FBtouchdown
RandomTrivia: HypeLUL
SaxPython: lunarj1Fangs lunarj1Fangs lunarj1Fangs
mtvcdm: Yeah!
mtvcdm: Four health bars?
Juliamon: The first health bar basically evaporated though
SaxPython: a bullet hell? who knew
SAJewers: use item?
SAJewers: (in the game over menu)
SaxPython: @sajewers previously we got a healing item
Juliamon: This is an interesting phase
SaxPython: time to dance with the devil
Izandai: That's adorable.
BloodnBullets: looks like dancing with her is safe?
Izandai: I think if you stay on her you're always safe in the third phase.
mtvcdm: Yeah, I think just try and maximize dance time.
SaxPython: do we think the pattern is memorizable or random on the dance?
KeytarCat: I hope following is safe
mtvcdm: It looked a lot of clockwise.
SaxPython: yeah I counted 3 clockwise and then an S
Izandai: This is reminding me of how bad I was at Cadence of Hyrule.
Izandai: New it.
Manae: The dancing together is just so adorable
Izandai: *Knew
Izandai: And it's totally safe.
SaxPython: PogChamp
Juliamon: This boss, despite having four health bars, feels like it's overall easier than Marisa was
Juliamon: learning that dance phase is really key
SaxPython: #HocusPocus
mtvcdm: !next
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Juliamon: the last phase is a lil rude, but still seems doable
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Sky_Kast: yeah I found Ian last week
DaxStrife: Luuuuuuuuuuuurk.
SAJewers: they definitely look like they're having a good time
mtvcdm: You dance cutely, until you lose step and die
mtvcdm: !schedule
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SaxPython: Nelly!
SaxPython: Fox Friend
mtvcdm: It is a VERY NO-SPOILERINO game, so be mindful of that.
smartitude: Any chance of Rhythm Cafe playing Rhythm Doctor?
KeytarCat: !heychat
LRRbot: Please ONLY offer advice when the streamer uses the phrase "Hey, chat...". Let them try to learn the game on their own, even if it means they miss a thing or two.
Sky_Kast: oh they did I believe
Juliamon: Something something James
SaxPython: Saved FBtouchdown
SaxPython: good job GapFiller
mtvcdm: !rhythm
smartitude: ooooh spreadsheets!
SaxPython: FBtouchdown <3 FBtouchdown
Phailhammer: cya :)
felixphew: thanks for stream!
LaconicLad: Ok. I'm here now. Is it time to start?
TheDailyMapleSyrup: Thanks for the stream
SaxPython: <3