There is a PC game from Japan called Touhou, which is known for the beautiful patterns of bullets that enemies shoot at you. You can see an example here:
I was wondering if it is possible to create patterns like this with After Effects? Maybe with a plugin like particular and some expressions? Or perhaps something like this would be better suited to a different application?
particular in AE would handle a lot of that. It has a lot of built in options and custom images as particles would help you match those exact treatments. Man that game is crazy, goes to show how tired my brain is from lack of game play, a bit overwhelming to the senses. :)