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by Good Shot Janson
October 21st, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

The year was 2004. It’s my junior year of high school. I’m winning second place in the state final track and field meet for Shotput. I’m playing bass in an indie rock band named “the freedom riders.” I’m smoking pot for the first time. I’m kissing girls and falling in love for the first time. I’m ge...
by Good Shot Janson
May 6th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

My relationship with armored core (AC) began with the demo disc containing my other beloved AC, Ace Combat 2. While I readily and easily picked up the arcade dogfighting skills needed for Ace Combat, Armored Core frustrated me beyond belief. At age 10 I wasn’t quite able to grasp the controls, the c...
by Good Shot Janson
March 10th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Replies: 31
Views: 2753

Re: 383: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes/The Phantom Pain

Remember when George Lucas made a magical trilogy of films that inspired and entertained nearly everyone that saw them? Do you remember when he made that second trilogy that...well...didn’t? That second trilogy is not the allegory for MGS5. MGS5 is worse. MGS5 is the Last Jedi. I’ll skip to the end ...
by Good Shot Janson
June 11th, 2017, 2:24 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

I still remember the day I first played Stubbs the Zombie. 2006 was not my year. I'd lost my girlfriend, quit school, and was waiting tables and not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. Typical for many 18 year olds, I always felt like I was on the outside looking in. One day on the way home fr...
by Good Shot Janson
January 24th, 2017, 2:47 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Despite its cheesy FMV cutscenes and goateed Generation-X villain, Command and Conquer Tibetan Sun is a bleak, dismal, depressing game. This is a world that has been raped by an alien organism that drives the fires of the global economy as quickly as it drains the planet of nutrients. The few people...
by Good Shot Janson
August 5th, 2016, 11:05 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

In 2007, on the eve of the release of Mass Effect, few people loved Bioware as a studio as much as I. KotOR and Jade Empire are still among what I consider the best games ever made for their time, and upon learning of Mass Effect in a 2005 issue of Game Informer, I felt this team of savants surely c...
by Good Shot Janson
July 2nd, 2016, 11:52 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

If you grew up watching the 80's anime Area 88, the game you wanted to play was not UN Squadron, it was Ace Combat 2. The Ace Combat series may have lost its way, but at its peak it was a fine source of arcade flight action fun. While Zero is undoubtedly the best game in the series, Ace Combat 2 wil...
by Good Shot Janson
June 10th, 2016, 5:26 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

One of my favorite moments from the silent hill series also makes me sick inside: the abandonment of Lisa Garland. This is "Not Tomorrow" by Akira Yamaoka

by Good Shot Janson
June 10th, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 45
Replies: 6
Views: 3023

Re: Sound of Play: 45

You guys know that Treasures song was already played, right? Like four episodes ago. Where are the original SoP guys?
by Good Shot Janson
May 19th, 2016, 12:38 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Note: I tend to rant, you folks at C&R may abridge or discard the following as you see fit. I'm just going to come out and say it. Hideo Kojima makes soap operas. Yes we have him to thank for pretty much the entire stealth action genre...but did he have to include love stories, character drama, exha...
by Good Shot Janson
May 7th, 2016, 3:36 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

I've always been a fan of long odds in videogames. Sure its one thing to be the "plucky underdog," but I'm talking about more serious business. I'm talking about life or death situations where the clock is running out, and you, my friend, are on the back side of the curve. MGS1 was a game that perfe...
by Good Shot Janson
April 12th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1080
Views: 234103

Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

My dear, sweet grandmother purchased a PlayStation for my 11th birthday and catalyzed in earnest my addiction to the medium. This jovial pusher of digital narcotics supplied me with several games like The Need for Speed, and Crash Bandicoot... games that were innocent and colorful. Games without vio...