About this game
Content Rating: Teen
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a bullet-hell battle game that takes place in the Touhou universe. Take control of your favorite Touhou characters and join the fray! Featuring ear-tingling beats for each character, you might just find yourself dancing while you play!
Gamer Reviews59 Reviews
Critic Reviews8 Reviews
Richard Seagrave — Oct 09, 2017
It's been a while since I've played anything quite as bad as Touhou Kabuto V: Burst Battle. A game with no redeeming features whatsoever.
Matt Adcock — Oct 09, 2017
Fans of the main Touhou games may find an amusing diversion here, but there is very little of worth to recommend to anyone else. Ultimately, unless battling stunted characters with clunky 3D models in sparse arenas is your idea of a good time, Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a deeply unnecessary title to invest in.
Tyler Treese — Oct 09, 2017
Rounding out the feature set is some PlayStation VR support for versus mode matches. The game isn’t made any better in VR (no sort of gimmickry is going to fix the issues here), but I was surprised by how the game didn’t have any dip in graphical quality and nothing was negatively impacted. Sure, it’s hard to imagine a PlayStation 4 title looking much worse than the rough looking characters and bland environments seen in Burst Battle, but you never know what to expect. As far as tacked-on virtual reality additions go, this is at least on par with Tekken 7. It’s not often that I walk away from a game without a few positives from the experience. Typically even when things go awry there are good ideas underneath the flawed execution, and I can see what the studio was going for. That isn’t the case with Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle. Everything from its presentation to the gameplay seems poorly thought out. This is one worth avoiding by all, as there’s not even any enjoyment to be had in a “so bad it’s good” sense.
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Donald Theriault — Oct 30, 2017
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle originally started out as a PlayStation Vita game, and would have released there a few months ago but for NIS America's desire to do a simultaneous multiplatform release. A game of this quality wouldn't have been acceptable on the Vita, and being on the Switch is only serving to expose its myriad flaws to more people. If you need to see girls beat the snot out of each other on the Switch, there's already plenty of better options.
James Paley — Oct 10, 2017
This is a cute and colorful game, but you’re expected to play it like a very serious title if you hope to succeed. I can’t totally ignore the flaws present, and I suspect that many potential players will not be able to either. But this is a rock-solid title nonetheless. If you know the Touhou name, or even if you know the masochistic joy of bullet-hell gaming, Battle Burst is worth checking ou
André Eriksson — Oct 23, 2017
Story and the characters are right there, and there are some adorable yuri moments that will make fans blush, but that is all the quality that there's to be found in Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle, as the gameplay is sluggish and too simple for a modern 3D fighter. It is easy to take such gameplay for granted, but Burst Battle shows the danger of doing that. It could have done decent as a shorter visual novel, but sadly the action part cannot be saved by a couple of adorable moments and pretty art.
Miguel Moran — Oct 25, 2017
I’m trying my best to think of some kind of clever joke or metaphor about Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle, but I don’t even think the game deserves that kind of effort on my part. Burst Battle is an awful video game. Without a tutorial, learning to play is no fun at all, and I had an equal sum of zero fun playing it when I actually knew how to play. If you’re itching for a Touhou fighting game, run to your PC and download one of the official 2D fighting games from the main series. Never touch Burst Battle. Learn from my errors, and live a long, healthy, fulfilling life.
Aaron Rodriguez — Oct 26, 2017
Primero porque el plantel de personajes es muy reducido con apenas nueve luchadores (diez si se compra el incluido en DLC), y porque a pesar de que incluye un buen número de modos de juego (Story, Score Attack, Arcade, Online, vs CPU y vs Human) se echa en falta algo que le dé más variedad e incentive a jugar. Comparado con otros juegos del género es obvio que palidece en esos aspectos.