I really want to like this game. the soundtrack is nice, and it has my favorite player options when it comes to shot types (I just love playing as Youmu), but...
the game is hard... harder than the other ones in my opinion, it's reall a hassle to colect extra-lives or bombs since you need ten pieces of each to acquire one of them, and once you actually get one, it adds one more necessary piece (Ex: 2 lives, 9/10 life pieces. *collects tenth life piece* Extend. 3 lives. 0/11)
and i know you're supposed to use trance mode since bomb and life pieces have double value while trance lasts, but you need a full guage to activate it by yourself, the only other way to activating is by being hit by a bullet and, what happens when you use this metod to activate? you die right after the end of trance mode
Ten Desires is a nice game, but the gimmick it adds just makes it more complicated than needed.