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by Mr Ixolite
June 23rd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Donkey Kong
Replies: 5
Views: 460

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: Podcast Game Discussion
Topic: Our next Final Fantasy podcast recording (10.8.19) - 382: Final Fantasy XII
Replies: 4
Views: 336

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: 1173

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: 1173

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: 763

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: 366

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: 1338

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: 1053
Views: 211689

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: 1053
Views: 211689

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: 1338

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: 1338

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: 1053
Views: 211689

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: 1151

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: 1053
Views: 211689

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: 2239

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: 1731

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: 1864

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: 6619

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: 6619

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: 6619

Re: Volume Eight

APE ESCAPE YESSSSSS