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by Mr Ixolite
May 15th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Ape Escape
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (18.5.19) - 370: Ape Escape

In a way, Ape Escape was my Mario 64. Not that it was my first 3D platformer, that honor goes to Crash Bandicoot, but it expanded how exactly games could work. For one thing, the levels were mostly devoid of exits, and were instead defined by whatever order you caught the monkeys, culminating in tim...
by Mr Ixolite
April 5th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Pony Island
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: 366: Pony Island

Note: Some spoilers ahead, I suggest anyone curious about the game goes in as blind as possible By the time I played Undertale, I had been playing games for almost 25 years. It was a total revelation, and revealed a craving I didn't know I had: games about games. This is what made me seek out Pony I...
by Mr Ixolite
April 3rd, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy IX
Replies: 22
Views: 1163

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (13.4.19) - 365: Final Fantasy IX

However, the characters are where my issues arise, in that I personally found a large chunk of the main cohort utterly infuriating. The main culprit is Zidane, who, due to the age of the game and massive cultural differences between the UK and Japan, comes across as a creepy sex pest. I get that th...
by Mr Ixolite
March 31st, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1046
Views: 208223

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

In honor of its impending podcast coverage, some suggestions from Final Fantasy IX, composed by Nobuo Uematsu You're not Alone! KKAoSY5bhSw This track plays at a time where the games protagonist has reached rock bottom, and the entire party rallies to his side, affirming the lessons they've learned...
by Mr Ixolite
March 23rd, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1046
Views: 208223

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

In honor of its impending podcast coverage, some suggestions from Final Fantasy IX, composed by Nobuo Uematsu You're not Alone! KKAoSY5bhSw This track plays at a time where the games protagonist has reached rock bottom, and the entire party rallies to his side, affirming the lessons they've learned ...
by Mr Ixolite
March 3rd, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy IX
Replies: 22
Views: 1163

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (13.4.19) - 365: Final Fantasy IX

(I apologize in advance for the length of this post. This is a special one to me, and I’ve tried restraint as best as I’ve could. I’ll try trimming it down before recording date) On pure gameplay terms, FFIX has many shortcomings in comparison with its “siblings”. The trance mechanic is flawed. The ...
by Mr Ixolite
February 25th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 186
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: Sound of Play: 186

Rough timepoints for the ones I feel most confident in 18:24 Ape Escape, specifically mission briefing theme 24: Very Castlevania-Y 32.37: Definetely Castlevania, though sounds like the genesis game? They must've reused the trac for the 64 games... 34.32: Chocobo racing, probably 36.34 FFVIII 43.50 ...
by Mr Ixolite
February 20th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1046
Views: 208223

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

Theme of Grandia, from Grandia, composed by Noroyuki Iwadare The Grandia games have been defined by their excellent battle system, but said battle system is thankfully used in service of some excellent stories. The first game in particular is a real charmer. It skews younger than its contemporaries...
by Mr Ixolite
February 11th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Disney's Aladdin
Replies: 19
Views: 999

Re: 369: Disney's Aladdin

I only just recently found ot there was more than one Aladdin platformer. To me there was just “the floppy-disk one I played on my parents old computer”, and its simplified Gameboy port -which is weird in hindsight, considering it was apparently the Genesis version. At the time I considered the game...
by Mr Ixolite
January 21st, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1046
Views: 208223

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

Rock It/Pack Attack, from Crash Bandicoot2: Cortex Strikes Back Composed by Josh Mancell, remixed by AlbirdVampPrince The first time you see Crash when you boot up his second game he’s greeting you from a Jetpack, looking impossibly cooler than anything in his first adventure. Yet for the majority ...
by Mr Ixolite
January 16th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VIII
Replies: 35
Views: 2044

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (16.2.19) - Issue 357: Final Fantasy VIII

Coming off the eye-opening experience of FFVII, I entered a brief period of FF mania, chewing through entries 4 through 10 in rapid sucession. Yet despite playing it in this period, and it being only my second game in the series, I've never been compelled to revisit FFVIII. The world of FFVIII was c...
by Mr Ixolite
January 16th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your most anticipated games of 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1594

Re: Your most anticipated games of 2019

Having suggested Pony Island myself I'm obviously looking forward to hearing your perspectives on it. Its a short, cheap one too, if anyone else is interested. Apart from that, platformers and JRPGs are my bread and butter, so my most anticipated podcasts follow from there. Ape Escape in particular ...
by Mr Ixolite
January 9th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Volume Seven
Topic: Final Fantasy VII - Cane and Rinse 350
Replies: 18
Views: 1695

Re: Final Fantasy VII - Cane and Rinse 350

Yeah, this was excellent; The three hours flew by, and never felt rambling or confusing. And as someone who has just replayed the Cosmo Canyon segment, Thomas is dead on about the themes of the game still resonating in these COP24 times. We'll have to disagree on the climbing from the Sector 7 slums...
by Mr Ixolite
January 8th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Volume Eight
Replies: 173
Views: 6019

Re: Volume Eight

Will you be covering just the first ape escape, or a more general overview of the franchise? Just the original for the upcoming show. We may return to the series in the future though (I have a lot of affection for the second game in particular, and an up-rezzed version is available on PS4). The sec...
by Mr Ixolite
January 8th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Volume Eight
Replies: 173
Views: 6019

Re: Volume Eight

Will you be covering just the first ape escape, or a more general overview of the franchise?
by Mr Ixolite
January 7th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Volume Eight
Replies: 173
Views: 6019

Re: Volume Eight

APE ESCAPE YESSSSSS
by Mr Ixolite
December 13th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1046
Views: 208223

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

Fusing my two prior submissions together, I would like to submit GALAXY MAN('s theme), composed by Yu Shimoda for Mega Man 9 . Its the best theme of the game, and one of the best of the classic series, demonstrating the Mega Man knack of clear melodies that wring unexpected depth from the 8 bit limi...
by Mr Ixolite
December 10th, 2018, 9:11 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1046
Views: 208223

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

GALAXY MONKEY, Ape Escape, Soichi Terada The Ape Escape game are great, and singlehandedly taught me the merit of adding two giant nubs to my beloved Playstation controller. But a large part of this credit goes not just to the ape-catching shenanigans, but to the minigames, which I may have sunk in...
by Mr Ixolite
December 10th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1046
Views: 208223

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

I Can’t Beat Airman Airman is a tough boss. His tornadoes fill up the entire screen, block your shots, and his stage is full of pitfalls. He’s easier to beat with Wood Mans weapon, but Wood Man is no pushover either. Wood Man is weak to Heat Mans weapon, but Heat Mans stage has an infuriating disap...
by Mr Ixolite
December 9th, 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy VII
Replies: 37
Views: 4220

Re: Our next podcast recording (15.12.18) - 350: Final Fantasy VII

I vividly remember the first time I played FFVII. My parents were reconnecting with some old friends, and had set me up with their son while they were busy doing adult things. I was a seasoned playstation gamer by then, but he managed to surprise me when he pulled out a bigger than normal PS1 case. ...