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1  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 21, 2016, 04:23:30 AM
I like Re:Zero,  but I am hoping animating WN that have been converted into LN isn't the next big thing for anime.

Next big thing?  Do you mean the last big thing?  They've been doing it for years...
What I mean are the transported into another world, and reincarnation WN stories.
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 20, 2016, 07:27:12 PM
I like Re:Zero,  but I am hoping animating WN that have been converted into LN isn't the next big thing for anime.  In the beginning they start out decent but they just devolve into overpowered main character wankery. The ones that do not go the blatantly op route tend to be Gary Stu author inserts.
3  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: The "what was your first anime?" Thread on: June 19, 2016, 03:23:46 PM
1st one that I can actually  remember was Dragon Quest: Legend of the Hero Abel.
4  Media / The Soundroom / Re: MAR/18: Favorite VGM Songs (Character Pg 5) on: March 20, 2016, 02:28:11 PM
I am a sucker for villan themes, the more ominous the better.
FFIV - Golbez
FFII - Sephiroth
FF VIII - Succession Of Witches (Edea's theme)
Lunar the  Silver Star Harmany - Magic emperor Ghaleon
Xenogears - The One who is Torn Apart (ID's theme)
Xenogears - Grahf Emperor of Darkness
I'll get around to commenting on the ones below don't really have the time at the moment. Putting this list together took longer then I thought it would.
Killer Instinct - Hinnamatoom Thunder's theme
Killer Instinct  Warlord Spinal's theme
Blaz Blue - Awakening the Chaos II (Nu 12's theme)
Guilty Gear x :overture -Holy Orders (Be Just Or Be Dead)
Blaz Blue - Gale 2(Bang's Theme)
Persona Arena - Sprited Girl (Labrys theme)
Grandia 2 - The Moon of Valmar (Millenia's theme)
PHYSIC FORCE 2 - Carry Away (Sonia's theme)
Saga Frontier -  Theme of Asselus
Shantae: Risky Revenge. she got the moves
Touhou 11 - Solar Sect of Mystic Wisdom ~ Nuclear Fusion (Utsuho Reiuji's Theme)
Touhou 10 - Faith is for the Transient People (Sanae's theme)
Thouhou 10 -The Venerable Ancient Battlefield ~ Suwa Foughten Field (Kanako Yasaka's Theme)
Chrono Trigger - Schala's Theme
Parasite Eve - Theme OF Aya
Shadow Hearts - Alice Theme
5  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Blade & Soul on: March 20, 2016, 09:32:49 AM
Ah, Bot&Soul. Good game ran by a crappy company. The game is overrun by bots. It is like Russian roulette trying to pug blue end game dungeons right now due to getting afk destroyer bots.  Arena has  bots at the moment to such an extent that you can get to plat rating without ever fighting a real player along the way just different variations of destroyer bots. Once you get past the wall of destroyer bots then you have speed/stealth hacking summoner bots to deal with.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2015 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: December 09, 2015, 06:34:50 PM
If you like SNK Fighters/Metal Slug series, this is A really great bundle. 10 bucks for the games.
https://www.humblebundle.com/
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 21, 2015, 07:58:31 AM
I tried giving RWBY A chance but dropped it midway through the 1st season. I did like the music particularly the opening A lot. I may give it another go.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: October 23, 2015, 04:01:08 PM
Finally time for me to replay TitS
9  Media / The Soundroom / Re: OCT/22: Favorite VGM Songs (Dungeons) on: October 23, 2015, 11:17:10 AM
Nice list Reta
Final Fantasy VI   New Continent   
Final Fantasy VI  Mystic Forest
Chrono Trigger - Tyrano Lair       
Chrono Trigger - Zeal Palace         
Xenogears - Omen (cutting myself off from listing any more Mitsuda)
Lufia II -The Last Duel]
Final Fantasy IX - Gurugu Volcano     
Final Fantasy IV - Giant's Dungeon   
Final Fantasy IV - Tower of Zot     
Final Fantasy XIV - Praetorium Theme   
Wild Arms - Holy Mother of Darkness
YsVI - Defend! And Escape
YsVI Ruined City Kishgal 
Saga Frontier - Dungeon 1   
Saga Frontier - Alone 
Saga Frontier - Hell
Parasite Eve -  Missing Perspective
Persona - Sebek Above Ground   
Persona - Sebek Underground Research Lab
Persona - Dungeon ~ Karma Palace   
Digiital Devil Saga 2 - Egg of the Universe
Digiital Devil Saga 2 - Nirvana
Digiital Devil Saga 2 -  Prisoners Nightmare
Digital Devil Saga - Spider String Second Movement
Persona 4 - Game
Persona 4 - Heaven
UnchainBlades ReXX - Titan of Daris
UnchainBlades ReXX -  Titan of Tortuga
UnchainBlades ReXX -  Titan of Agira
Legend of Zelda - Hyrule Castle
Lunar the Silver Star - Grindery
Lunar the Silver Star Complete - Brilliance
Lunar the Silver Star Complete - Reach for the Front
Lunar the Silver Star Complete - Mysterous Cave
Azure Dreams - TOWER #3 (Variation #2)
Genso Suikoden III - Searching For the Hero of Long Ago
Grandia Xtreme - Grassy Plain of Illusion
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2015 version - Save money for that PS4/XBONE on: October 21, 2015, 06:05:20 PM
Humble Bundle Capcom
https://www.humblebundle.com/
really good deal  if you do not already have the games. $15 for all three tiers
Strider
Resident Evil Revelations 2 - Episode 1: Penal Colony
LOST PLANET® 3
Bionic Commando: Rearmed
Resident Evil Revelations
DmC: Devil May Cry
Resident Evilâ„¢ 5
Resident Evil 4
Remember Me
Resident Evil 5 - UNTOLD STORIES BUNDLE DLC
Ultra Street Fighter® IV




11  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: CC/CT Arrange Finally Happening on: October 16, 2015, 11:42:03 AM
Really happy with the track selection.

My copy hasn't arrived yet, but in a perfect world, honestly, I'd have dropped this whole CT+CC thing and done CC only, and I'd have included:

"Predicament" 2-12
"People Seized With Life" (or "Those Imprisoned By Fate") 2-16
"Garden of the Gods" 3-01
"Chronopolis" 3-02
"Star-Stealing Girl" 3-06


Well, at least Frozen Flame made it. But Chrono Cross's source material has so much more to offer. I'll take what I can get.
Totally agree with that track selection, especially the last three.
12  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: CC/CT Arrange Finally Happening on: October 15, 2015, 11:49:03 AM
Here's the album on VGMdb with links to places to buy: http://vgmdb.net/album/54006
Really happy with the track selection. Going to order this tommorrow. I am not however that happy about Mitsuda's habit of adding vocals on his arrange albums,but "I'll deal".
13  Media / The Soundroom / Re: SEP/30: Favourite VGM Song (Overworld/Hubs/Maps Starts Pg3) on: October 03, 2015, 04:21:14 AM
Xenogears - Emotions
Mitsuda did a great job with this OST, but... so much of it has a weird vibe to it.  Like... it sounds like a '90s R&B song, or something.  Still, it's beautiful stuff.
I like this track A lot but it does sound better as A "stand alone" then A overworld track


Suikoden II - Even Further
Lacks the emotional punch of the above selections, but... comparing anything to Mitsuda is kind of unfair.  Also, it could be a side effect of this particular link having some bad volume normalization problems.  Still, for a field theme, I love that it's a march.  Makes me want to march out into the world and kill some monsters.

As you could tell from many of the selections on my list, I like marches a lot, especially those that have military like percussion. I actually goofed up on the youtube selection for that track. A fan made alterations to it, so here is the original. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_AKFvVsSn4

Albert Odyssey Gaiden -Mysterioso (Overworld Theme)
Never heard of this game, but this track is very reminiscent of Final Fantasy VI (The Phantom Train theme, specifically).  Really really interesting stuff happening here.  What is this game?? 
Albert Odyssey Gaiden  for Sega Saturn. It was one of the few Saturn RPGs that actually got localized. It had a really nice soundtrack. Sadly, the composer seemingly dropped off the face of the earth after he finished the soundtrack for this game..

Lunar the Silver Star - overworld 2
Another march!  Marches always work for overworld themes, and this is no different.  LET'S GO ON A FREAKIN' ADVENTURE, EVERYONE!  Oh wait, too late, the track is already over...
I greatly preferred the original Sega CD Lunar soundtrack to any of the remakes, but A lot of the tracks suffer from having durations that were just too short. Here is An arranged version that stays true to the original, from the cd that came with the limited edition of the PS1 remake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_irqueqEqRg

Final Fantasy VI - Wild West
Heh.  The Veldt.  :P
Well played, selecting the most under-appreciated field theme from a game that features THE TWO GREATEST FIELD THEMES IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE.  Hint: this is not one of those two, but it's still amazing.
Those other 2 tracks were guaranteed to be mentioned, so I went for the under appreciated one. I was going to the Same about the Chrono Trigger/Cross stuff, but the Mitsuda fanboy in me won out.

Final Fantasy IV - Underworld Theme
This particular version of this ubiquitous melody is... interesting.  I like how Uematsu was able to squeeze a few different feelings out of the same melody in FFIV.  Uematsu is good at that in general.  He does this especially well in FFIX, I think.
What I like about this track is how Uematsu mixed the somber, melancholic  main melody with that upbeat bass. I really love the bass in Uematsu's SNES soundtracks.
Persona 2 Eternal punishment world map1
You know.... the music might be the best part of Persona games.  I admit, I haven't really given the games much of a shot (I'm leery of the content), but the music consistently impresses me, and this track is no different.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bass here, especially.  I know different Persona titles have different composers (right?), but they all have a very modern feel, which I think is very refreshing for RPGs (and works, obviously, for the modern settings in Persona games).  The sound font used here is also great.
It's weird, because I WANT to dislike things about Persona, but... I just can't hate on the amazing music.
I prefer the Persona and Persona 2 Innocent Sin/Eternal Punishment osts. They are so varied and showcase A lot of different musical genre. Not saying  Persona 3 and 4 doesn't  have great tracks, they are just way too "J-popy" for my liking.


If you want to have Wild ARMs I's *beautiful* overworld ruined for you then click here, otherwise ignore it (which is what I sometimes choose to do when it comes up on my playlist). :/
I still love it (and not to take away from a 'future theme of the week', but I *adore* the airship theme too).
I usually have issues with tracks that are so heavily influenced by someone else's work, but The Wild Arms theme works so well that I can pretty much ignore it, this rarely happens.
14  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 01, 2015, 07:03:27 PM

is that gif in the link from GANGSTA? The art is amazing! If so, I need to watch that show post haste.

The top (left part) and bottom images are from Gangsta.

Not surprised. The  anime industry in Japan is going the way the comic industry in the 90s. Just A matter of time before the real damage starts to show. There are too many series coming out for the market to sustain them all.
15  Media / The Soundroom / Re: SEP/30: Favourite VGM Song (Overworld/Hubs/Maps Starts Pg3) on: October 01, 2015, 11:42:49 AM
Chrono Trigger - Wind Scene 
Chorno Cross - Fields of Time  
Chrono Cross -  On the Beach of Dreams ~ Another World   
Xenogears - Emotions   
Suikoden II Even Further
Suikoden III Going on a Journey 
Suikoden V Distant Journey   
Suikoden Tiekeris -Arrival on the Great Plains   
Atelier Iris - Wind Over Time 
Albert Odyssey Gaiden -Mysterioso (Overworld Theme)   
Lunar the Silver Star - overworld 01     
Lunar the Silver Star - overworld 2   
Paladin's Quest - Naskuot Overworld
Wild Arms I - Lone Bird In The Shire (Rudy's Theme) 
Wild Arms III  Migratory Birds
Final Fantasy VI wild west
Final Fantasy IV underworld theme
Persona 2 Eternal punishment world map1
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