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46  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 10, 2015, 12:16:36 AM
So....much.....Splatoon! @.@ Seriously, I think I'm addicted...

Nah. I'm playing right now and probably will for some time. ;)
47  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: When a game ruins good music on: June 09, 2015, 11:56:45 PM
Have you ever listened to any music from a game and loved it but when you finally played the game it came went back to listen to the music but lost the "spark" that made you love the music in the first place?


Most music from the Final Fantasy series from FFVI - FFX I heard the music first and adored the soundtrack falls into that. I Played the games, Loved the music even more, but did not have that same exact 'wow' factor it happened when I first heard it. Why? Because I already heard it many times outside the game first and a great deal within the game. What had happened was that the music became something I had to be in the mood for. More or less, I was on break from those soundtracks after beating the game/hearing them so many times. FFVI - FFX are the only group of games where I had that happened, where I had to take an extended break from. Even my body tells me that now is not the right time to re-listen to those soundtracks. So I suppose that's the worst it's ever gotten--it turning into mood music.

However, there are instances where I really liked the music from games such as the Grandia Series, the Wild Arms Series, Space Channel 5, and so on. After those games, that 'spark' either remained the same, or elevated to complete aural adoration. I mean, I wrote a paper on Grandia's soundtrack! And look at that, the thread where I asked a question about it for my paper is still there: ADX and Grandia

*shoutout to Wild Armor, who's a Grandia superfan who knows these OSTs backwards and forwards.

You bet I do! You can spread that coverage also to most things by Iwadare, Naruke, and music from Eternal Sonata. ;)

I've had the case where a game's music was BETTER than the actual game for me. This is how I feel about Penny Arcade 4, Glory of Heracles, and a whole host of other games. So often I'll be in love with the music and then be totally underwhelmed by the game, even when I really want to love it.

In the case of Radiant Historia, I really liked the music, then the game made me absolutely adore it.

Glory of Heracles's soundtrack is superduper, as well as Sands of Destruction's ost. ;)
48  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 09, 2015, 04:36:52 PM
Last stage in 100% Orange Juice is bullshit. Opponent gets 6 HP and +2 ATK and seems to always roll a 5 or 6 in battles.

Yep! Still haven't beaten it yet. That's why they have a no-final boss character option in multiplayer. ;)
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: June 09, 2015, 03:28:36 AM
50  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 07, 2015, 09:59:38 PM
Is there a way to change your name in that game? I looked around but couldn't find one.

If you're talking about splatoon, the name of your character is the name of your mii. So if you want to change your name to something else, yoy would have to edit your mii that you are signed in as. That's how I did it at least. ;)
51  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: June 06, 2015, 11:24:18 PM

Fun game.

Wii U ID: Rhythmroo

Character name: Warcos.

Get rekt.
52  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: June 05, 2015, 07:44:54 PM
What, already up? B-b-b-but I haven't caught up with Rhythm Encounter yet! ECK!

I'll add this to my listening docket for this weekend. ;)
53  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: June 02, 2015, 04:47:24 PM
Hey, I usually finish my games! That's why my reviews are always so late ehehe. Well, that and that I take a million years to play through games because I normally must check every single thing everywhere.

I just wanted to be able to talk about the end of the story for the show and since there are a hundred million Bracer quests _THAT_I_MUST_FINISH_ my progress was stymied :D.

Super glad you all are getting into the show though.

Also apparently this is a thing, sayeth an emailer!


I don't know Stephen, sure this is the official stuff? :)
54  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 26, 2015, 05:08:52 PM
The editing/production could have used a bit more work, or better environments as there was some pretty serious echo, and I could barely hear one of the other hosts (sorry don't know your voices just yet).

In regards to the mic volume, that's probably me. I generally record at middle/Middle-low volume because I talk relatively loud in person, so I didn't want to overshadow the others. Now, the reason why I talk loud in person is because my hearing is a bit partial. It's a little difficult to get the right volume during recording--especially during night when I have to watch my volume (people asleep), but talk loud enough so my mic can pick me up. For this recording, It felt like it was low to me, but I wasn't sure how low it really was. I'll keep this in mind for our next recording. Thanks for the tip. ;)

Also, more images:

55  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 25, 2015, 08:06:00 PM
56  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Recommend Me a PS1 RPG on PSN on: May 24, 2015, 12:21:16 AM

Besides music, what I really enjoyed in the game were battles. Some were "gang on one enemy to win," but then you got a bunch later on where you had to strategize, consider both movement of characters on the battlefield and interrupting/canceling your enemy's attack. There was nothing more rewarding than pulverizing a boss when you're under-leveled with a planned attack strategy. What's even more satisfying when you learn a new skill/magic in battle and using it against an enemy to wipe the floor with them.

Seriously, watch this gameplay I recorded where I fought one of the earlier bosses: Grandia - Justin and the Squid King!

This is just a very rewarding game. The only downside is that this is a linear game that has "No turning back." I don't want to mention other stuff because spoilers.
57  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 20, 2015, 04:18:37 PM
Yep! I'm playing the PC version via steam. It's a lot more convenient and visually appealing. That, and the use of a USB controller is a saving grace. ;)
58  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: May 20, 2015, 12:15:06 AM
So was the plan to have a midgame progress update during the middle of the month?

I ask because a friend of mine thinks that doing a midmonth progress episode would get thoughts of the game thus far (since endings have a tendency to swing one way or another) and bring the non-participants on to the same page as the rest of the crew.

Yes! We did record a mid-month episode, it's just taking a little bit to wrap up. ;) I also have images to post with that recording when it does go live, because what is this game even? ;)

In seriousness, I'm actually starting to enjoy this game more than I did when I first started because it really did feel like it dragged in the Prologue/Chapter 1. However, my opinion on some of the game has changed and you'll hear soon enough my love for a certain sidequest in Ruan that was just awesomesauce. :)

For now, I leave this image:

59  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume II on: May 14, 2015, 05:26:06 PM
If I had to pick one arrangement in particular that I'm smitten with, it's the Snake Eater Arrangement. They did a solid job with it and worth everyone's listen. The rest of the album is wonderful, but that arrangement...

60  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Through Time and Space: Chrono Piano Album on: May 14, 2015, 05:16:10 PM
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