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by Richard
October 6th, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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I have started playing some spooky games this month, kicking off with Paratopic, a short, experimental walking sim that looks like a cursed PS One game and feels like a dream recounted by David Lynch. The brief playtime (coming in at under an hour), disjointed narrative, and lack of traditional game...
by Richard
September 14th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

I just completed "Moon: Remix RPG Adventure," the recent rerelease of a 23 year old PlayStation One game, which is now seeing its first localization outside of Japan. Although there are progressive elements which no doubt pushed boundaries when it came out, its obscure core mechanics, often unclear ...
by Richard
August 31st, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

I just finished my first play through of "The Longing," a point and click idle game that runs in real time. You take on the role of The Shade, who is tasked with waking an ancient stone king after waiting 400 long days in isolation. Each day is yours to command, and you can decide to explore the vas...
by Richard
August 17th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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Amanita Design is well known for its beautiful point and click adventure games, and their newest release, "Creaks," fits right in with the rest of their work. Though the mechanics are a bit of a departure, more of a puzzle platformer this time around, the art design, atmosphere, and tone of the game...
by Richard
July 22nd, 2020, 10:49 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

One review of Paper Mario: The Origami King I read described it as the video game equivalent of "a distracting beach read." While it isn't the series revelation Odyssey is, and probably won't win over fans who want more hardcore RPG mechanics, I've found it to be a light, fun (and remarkably funny) ...
by Richard
June 29th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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Usually, I wait until the dark days of Autumn to dip into spooky games, but once in a while one grabs my attention and I can't wait until then to try it out. Somehow I missed The Shrouded Isle, released way back in 2017, a creepy, nauseating game where you play the role of a tyrannical leader of a v...
by Richard
June 9th, 2020, 11:04 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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Over the past few rocky months, I have managed to take a few minutes each day to putter around my own private island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I know some people are spending hundreds of hours tricking out their villages with promenades and piazzas and going full bore on playing the stalk ma...
by Richard
May 6th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

Here's one more hyper-nostalgic piece before I return to the present. At first blush, Stories Untold might seem like some sort of Stranger Things ripoff. However, after the opening credit scroll (which I had to check to make sure wasn't the actual theme from Stranger Things), what I found was one of...
by Richard
April 21st, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

In Sound of Play 245, Leon and Tom were discussing racing games, anxiety, and nostalgia, and immediately this track from 198X jumped into my mind. While I understand there are pitfalls to looking back too far or rose-tinting the past, this short indie game transported me back to my early years where...
by Richard
April 3rd, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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Maybe it's the current global climate, but I have been on a real '80s nostalgia escapism kick lately. Underneath, Slayaway Camp is a sliding block puzzle game; however, the charm and attention to detail in the theming goes beyond mere tropes, and really captures the essence of what it was like for m...
by Richard
January 24th, 2020, 11:38 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

I have been spending the first part of 2020 trying to tackle my backlog, which includes "AI: The Somnium Files," Kotaro Uchikoshi's bizarre visual novel adventure game. Its slow moving plot and strange gameplay mixed with the most juvenile, prurient jokes possible make it a hard recommendation for a...
by Richard
June 24th, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

I first became acquainted with the world of SteamWorld playing SteamWorld Dig on the 3DS. After that, I was sold on purchasing anything put out by Swedish video game developer Image & Form. I played Dig 2 at launch, but didn't get around to SteamWorld Heist until recently. The turn-based steampunk c...
by Richard
July 26th, 2018, 4:23 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

My favorite moments in any video game come at the eye of the storm, where all the chaos and drama and tension is suspended for a brief time. Whether its the save room in Resident Evil games, or that moment in "The Last of Us" right before everything goes to hell, these special moments always have mu...
by Richard
July 26th, 2018, 4:07 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

I'm greatly anticipating the next entry in the "No More Heroes" series on the Nintendo Switch, and was reminded of this bizarre track from the first game. From what I recall, "The virgin child makes her wish without feeling anything" was sung by Dr. Peace in a stadium, and starkly contrasts with the...
by Richard
February 25th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Yoshi’s Woolly World
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Our next podcast recording (4.3.18) - 309: Yoshi’s Woolly World

Three word review:

Waiting for Switch.
by Richard
February 24th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: Our next podcast recording (25.2.18) - 308: Tenchu: Stealth Assassins

While I have fond memories of the original Tenchu playing through it as a group in a college dorm, I have thought little of the series over the past two decades. Although they are very different games, it is inexorably linked in my mind to Metal Gear Solid, which I also picked up at the same time. P...
by Richard
February 22nd, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1192
Views: 392271

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

I have been playing my way through "Night in the Woods" on Switch lately. The writing and atmosphere are both wonderful, and fit well with the struggles of college dropout Mae and her return to Possum Springs, her declining post-industrial hometown. Each day, as I wake up in the late afternoon, I ri...