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61  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Favorite albums of 2014 on: December 05, 2014, 10:18:38 PM
I haven't even listened to it yet but I suspect my fav album in 2014 will be IXORA by Copeland.

Of those I've actually listened to, I'm sticking to my guns with this ethereal-pop family band Kye Kye with their sophomore release "Fantasize" (released Jan1, 2014). It's held solid this whole year.

Oh, and Tori Amos' "Unrepentant Geraldines" is a runner-up. It's a great album, just not HER best.
62  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Celestial Tear Demon's Revenge(Fantasy Sci-fi RPG) on: November 03, 2014, 03:30:43 PM
I saw the KS ended today with goal met! So happy for you, can't wait to play this game. You've done some really cool stuff and honestly even though I don't know you at all, for some reason I feel like I can believe in you. :)
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Celestial Tear Demon's Revenge(Fantasy Sci-fi RPG) on: October 23, 2014, 09:20:37 AM
Hey man, I really enjoyed the video on the KS front page. Your pixel art is gorgeous.

Is your wife primarily responsible for the story scenario / writing? I saw in the video that she was doing some map layout / design work. I'd love to know how the two of you balance out the workload.

I also dropped a few bucks on the campaign, w/ no reward. Hopefully the game will see the light of day on Steam and I'll buy it then, so you get cash from me not once but twice. :)
64  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dice plays FF7 (Sponsored by Maxx) on: October 12, 2014, 10:18:30 PM
Dice, you're my heroin(e).

Really enjoying this thread.
65  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 11, 2014, 08:26:49 PM
Oh wow, November eh? They did a much better job with Adoulin than with WotG. WotG was seriously like a 3-year wait to get a story conclusion.

I can't wait to witness the end of Adoulin. That final area they added, west of the ice area, is really neat.
66  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 07, 2014, 09:07:40 AM
They just announced Atomos avatar (FINALLY, with new Lilisette-centric quest), and some new "Shuriken" thing for Ninjas.

This is very tempting to go back... but I'm-a wait until they reach a proper conclusion for Adoulin to reactivate my account (which I suspended back in April). I'll let the good content build so I'll have some fun when I return. :)
67  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PS1 RPG Games on: October 07, 2014, 09:03:08 AM
Oh cool, let's get back to OP and stop talking about how great or not great VP is. (IMO it's great. Okay there, done, out of my system.)

Suikoden & Suikoden II.

Front Mission 3.

SaGa Frontier II (and arguably 1, but II has Hamauzu and watercolor backgrounds so.....)

Thousand Arms.

There, that's a good place to start if you haven't touched any of those yet.
68  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: October 02, 2014, 08:39:14 AM

Found the version of Maya's Theme from Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright I mentioned in the Game Journal!

I cannot wait to sink my teeth into this game. Just waiting for the funds to be able to justify nabbing it. :)
69  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Random VGM on: September 27, 2014, 10:57:59 PM
Perfect Collection Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys - Celceta, the Sea of Trees

Quoted for xtra love.
70  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Legacy on: September 24, 2014, 07:52:51 PM
The track on the official site sounds like Hamauzu going back to compose for Sigma Harmonics. IMO, one his best works.

I completely agree. It also reminded me of some of his songs from Musashi: Samurai Legend. I bet that this soundtrack will be stellar :D


Also SaGa <3. If it has a SaGa Frontier 2 feel, even better, but I'll go for whatever at this point (since S-E has apparently given up on new SaGa titles).
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gained in translation on: September 19, 2014, 05:30:21 PM
Tales of Destiny - Opening
Perhaps not shared by many, but I much prefer the Tales of Destiny English opening.
I find it sounds much more medieval/mystical than the Japanese one which is just flavour of the month Jpop:
ENG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ejJc8D2bUQ
JAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3tCPUjpAbE

While DEEN's "flavor of the month" J-Pop may not be appreciated by all, I really dig it. HOWEVER, I also love the English orchestral opening music. It fits the anime opening SO well. And here's a little-known fact. It's written by TOMMY TALLARICO. Yeah, the Earthworm Jim guy, the Video Games Live "showboat guitar" guy (that's derisive, and I don't say it, but many people do). Some people think he's a hack, but just stop and listen to that song and it's like: "oh, crap, he can do serious(ly good) music if he dedicates himself to it." I mean, I dig EWJ too, but Tommy's orchestral chops are right up there. I just wish he'd have gotten the rights to put that opening music on a CD. He told me awhile back that Namco owns the rights to the music, so he can't really publish it without going to them for permission.
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Best First Towns in an RPG on: September 02, 2014, 11:39:49 PM
I heartily approve of Dice's picks.

A quick scan through the memory banks makes me call up ... yes I'm serious ... New York City from Shadow Hearts 3 (From The New World). I really loved this game, and I thought it opened very nicely. You also return to NYC near the end for some big awesome story stuff.

They also go to a nearby Arkham. <3 Lovecraft, before it was Batman-adopted.
73  Media / The Soundroom / Tori Amos on: August 24, 2014, 12:35:47 PM
before I go nuts just to find out no one cares...

Anyone here dig Tori Amos?

(If yes, I'll talk more about the new album, and other stuff)

Unrepentant Geraldines up in this bizzzz
74  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Songs that sound weirdly like other songs on: August 20, 2014, 08:36:43 PM
Haunted Junction Opening (10 seconds in)

Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up"

nah, Haunted Junction only has it going for the chorus section. Chrono Trigger's ROBO THEME has the Rick Astley connection for chorus AND verse!! (though its chorus ends far differently chord-progression wise)


It's a fairly well-recognized thing now --- people were "Robo-Rolling" a few years ago. Also, Mitsuda commented that he'd never heard NGGYU when he wrote Robo's Theme, so I suppose that absolves him. :P
75  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs that All Children Should Play on: August 06, 2014, 11:24:39 PM
For Japanese roguelikes, you can't go wrong with Shiren the Wanderer. The remake of the first game is on DS, and Shiren 3 (just titled "Shiren the Wanderer") is on the Wii. Perfect for that age range, and the Wii one includes an "easy" mode where permadeath ain't so permanent (you can keep either your levels or your equipment, I can't remember which).
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