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by Mr Ixolite
September 12th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 270
Views: 23096

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

My biggest surprise with this whole entertaining excersise is that Final Fantasy VI ranked so comparatively low. I personally don't care that much for it, but I was always under the impression that "common consensus" put it as the best in the series.
by Mr Ixolite
September 11th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1710
Views: 270888

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

Its probably already on the list, but here goes anyway: Celeste ! It'd also personally be neat to hear you revisit the Kirby series; Much like Mega man it wouldn't be worthwile to go through them all, but perhaps Kirbys Dream Land through Kirbys Adventure and Kirby Superstar would would cover the so...
by Mr Ixolite
September 9th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 270
Views: 23096

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Although it didn't make my top 50, its nice to see some Final Fantasy V love in those lists. In terms of pure gameplay, I'd rank FFV as the best in the series. On top of that, its wrapped in an charmingly cheesy romp of a narrative that I can't help but adore. FFIX adds some gravitas to balance thi...
by Mr Ixolite
September 9th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 270
Views: 23096

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Like the breaking up of things into themed categories! Gives a bit of context! Some interesting choices as well. Not sure what it says about you that you find Bioshock fun and comforting, but different strokes for different folks ;) Hahaha, I've actually only ever played Bioshock once, so its defin...
by Mr Ixolite
September 6th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists
Replies: 270
Views: 23096

Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

I wasn't able to get 50 entries, and could only properly rank a few. But at least now my narrow gaming preferences should be embarrasingly obvious to see: 1: KLONOA: DOOR TO PHANTOMILE (PS1) Pretty happy with this order tier - 2: Undertale (PC) - 3: Final fantasy IX (PS1) - 4: Mega Man IV (gameboy) ...
by Mr Ixolite
August 11th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Our next podcast recording (11.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII

...the clockwork gameplay, which is built to carry you through this rich world quickly and smoothly. I remain baffled by people who walked away because of the gambit system. It seems like the sort of quality of life improvement whose absence is so often lamented by critics of the series. Also, it’s...
by Mr Ixolite
August 4th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1071
Views: 223635

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

Hollow Stairway B from Pandemonium, composed by Burke Trieschmann During my formative, platformer-obsessed gaming years, Pandemonium was an early PS1 favourite of mine. Revisiting the game recently I was curious if it held up, but like so many things tinted by nostalgia, I ultimately found it ...de...
by Mr Ixolite
July 3rd, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (10.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII

Note: This ramble is based on the vanilla FFXII experience Right from the start Final Fantasy XII felt off. Cactuars were unrecognizable. The fearsome Malboros were early-game scrubs. Classic summons appeared as random spaceships. Yet I might’ve embraced these tweaks to the iconography, if not for e...
by Mr Ixolite
June 23rd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Our next podcast recording (24.6.19) - 375: Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong ‘94’

Donkey Kong 94 For the gameboy podcast, I stated that my ideal handheld game was a 2d platformer, had levels, a distinct presentation and some sort of context. DK 94 may be the platonic ideal of those criteria. In true Mario fashion the game has a seemingly endless supply of ideas, with new enemies...
by Mr Ixolite
June 21st, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (10.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII

FFXII was a game which I beat while literally taking a shower, and singlehandedly killed my investment in the series. I will elaborate later, and am curious to hear the eventual discussion on this one in particular.
by Mr Ixolite
June 7th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (8.6.19) - 373: Final Fantasy X

- Another interesting observation: In 2003 I played "Tales of Symphonia". A game that also had a story about a chosen maiden who was ready to sacrifice herself to save the world. I wonder whether it was a popular motif at the time? Also, of course, in 2016 "I am Setsuna" copied FFX's story almost t...
by Mr Ixolite
May 22nd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy X
Replies: 23
Views: 1660

Re: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (8.6.19) - 373: Final Fantasy X

I will join the chorus who had no problem with the Voice Acting of Final Fantasy X, and didn’t find Tidus annoying. The fact that I end up moved by Tidus and Yunas relationship and a feeling of melancholy must mean its done its job. I also found the fish-out-of water angle refreshing for the series,...
by Mr Ixolite
May 15th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Ape Escape
Replies: 17
Views: 1185

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: 499

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: 1875

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: 1071
Views: 223635

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: 1071
Views: 223635

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: 1875

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: 1730

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: 1071
Views: 223635

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...