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by brazenhead89
April 5th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

It's saddening how few people are talking about Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, but it's heartening to see that the Wonder Boy series continues in official remakes and spin-offs like this. This game, officially endorsed by the original Wonder Boy creator Ryuichi Nishizawa, is quite frankly an ab...
by brazenhead89
October 30th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Biohazard 7: Resident Evil)
Replies: 51
Views: 7189

Re: 349: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Biohazard 7: Resident Evil)

Resident Evil 7 isn't as interesting as 4 (which was arguably gaming's greatest dissent), but its willingness to change the genre's direction once more was very much welcome after the grim mess of 6. Admittedly, the transformation was a little less daring this time, opting for the first-person, stea...
by brazenhead89
October 30th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2235

Re: 344: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

The Gamecube has become my favourite console of all-time, thanks to it introducing me to Nintendo properties I'd otherwise never explored. Some of these, such as Paper Mario, Wind Waker and Metroid Prime, would go on to be some of my all-time favourite games. Whilst Mario Kart: Double Dash is not a ...
by brazenhead89
October 29th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 6 (Biohazard 6)
Replies: 15
Views: 2276

Re: Our next Resident Evil podcast recording (16.11.18) - 346: Resident Evil 6 (Biohazard 6)

I'm not even sure I could tell you what I hated about Resident Evil 6, or why it's the only Resident Evil I've started and not ever finished. My memories of it are a nauseating blur, mostly of quick time events and my main character getting knocked backwards repeatedly; to recall them is much like r...
by brazenhead89
September 17th, 2018, 11:19 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

If you asked me to name a song that so perfectly captures the opening level of an early 90's, cute-as-hell platform game based in a cheerful and colourful world, I'd have pointed you towards 'Happy Birthday' from Gimmick! on the NES. But as we've already had that, here's its squelchy, SidChip cousin...
by brazenhead89
April 9th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

Given that we just explored Jonathan Dunn's wonderful Robocop theme on a previous Cane and Rinse, I'd like to submit one of his more overlooked pieces. This is my enduring memory of the better-than-it-should-have-been Game Boy tie-in game, Jurassic Park. That drop at the 43 second mark with the offb...
by brazenhead89
March 28th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Resident Evil 5 (Biohazard 5)
Replies: 25
Views: 3738

Re: 341: Resident Evil 5 (Biohazard 5)

My enduring memory of Resident Evil 5 is of comedy; side-splitting, thigh-slapping comedy. And whilst that's not high praise for what's ostensibly a horror series, it does make Resident Evil 5 an absolute riot with the right friends. In single player, 5 is something of a middling experience. Sheva, ...
by brazenhead89
July 17th, 2017, 10:15 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

We've apparently made up for the frankly unforgivable lack of saxophones in gaming soundtracks, if some previous podcast picks have been anything to go by. Therefore, I move that we give the harmonica some overdue love. I can think of no better, more gorgeous example than Psychonaut's "Whispering Ro...
by brazenhead89
July 11th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8471
Views: 937102

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'd been going off games for a while; had a 70-hour save and some months-long progress into Breath of the Wild, and though it's an astonishing game, I can't really bring myself to finish it. I feel like I've gotten my money's worth, but finding some of the 'memories' is difficult, and from day one I...
by brazenhead89
July 4th, 2017, 11:36 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

I'm not entirely sure how I didn't submit this one earlier, frankly. Guacamelee came out just before the Metroidvania resurgence in the indie scene and, though it lacked the atmosphere of the darker Metroid or Castlevania games, it made up for it with an exceptional understanding of both series' mec...
by brazenhead89
June 28th, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

Here's a track that's almost, but not quite, from Bayonetta. Though this version appears in Bayonetta's exceptionally fun 'Route 666' stage, older gamers will instantly recognise the melody as being taken wholesale from Sega's classic arcade game, After Burner. Word is that Hideki Kamiya loved the c...
by brazenhead89
June 2nd, 2017, 10:10 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

It's an oft-lamented fact on Sound of Play that not enough video game soundtracks have saxophones in them; and I, for one, agree. I had a hard time picking a favourite from the few sax-heavy game tracks I know, but I decided to go with one that I believe is yet to feature in Sound of Play, and that'...
by brazenhead89
April 19th, 2017, 9:33 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

I probably should have mentioned before; this is my first time posting, so hello all! Love the podcast and especially love the inclusion of fan submissions. Anyways, I KNEW there was another track I meant to provide, and only just remembered. It comes from the most unlikely of video game soundtracks...
by brazenhead89
April 18th, 2017, 3:53 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223632

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

I'm submitting this obscure little gem from Konami's lesser-known arcade brawler, Violent Storm, primarily because it's ridiculous. Whatever you think of it - and I'm sure responses will vary from 'delightful' to 'awful' - I can't think of anything that captures the feel of an 80's Saturday morning ...