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by NoMoreSpearows
October 13th, 2020, 1:09 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1190
Views: 386442

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



I've learned over the years that I have two primary weaknesses when it comes to video game music: a strong element of brass instrumentation, and extraordinarily passionate vocalists singing somewhat nonsensical lyrics. Needless to say, this is one of my current favorites.
by NoMoreSpearows
September 19th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 169
Views: 78848

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

http://switchplayer.net/product/switch-player-44/ I have an article featured in the latest issue of Switch Player , for those who are also looking forward to No More Heroes III or otherwise enjoy the occasional magazine dedicated to the medium. Copies are limited, so if you're interested, you might ...
by NoMoreSpearows
September 2nd, 2020, 3:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2140
Views: 444464

Re: What's Out This Week?

Since it wasn't mentioned on the "main" list of upcoming titles, I'd like to bring up Paradise Killer , set for release on Steam and Switch on September 4th. I realize that not every game can be featured because this is an already cluttered medium as it is, but the absolute style resonating from it ...
by NoMoreSpearows
August 12th, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9898
Views: 1632410

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing Cruel Bands Career , and if I'm not the only person on this forum who's played Cruel Bands Career I will be stunned. It's a weird little game where you have to balance the happiness of a three-person band. Greetings from groupies will increase the happiness of whoever met them, but...
by NoMoreSpearows
August 6th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Street Fighter thread
Replies: 563
Views: 123007

Re: The Street Fighter thread

I've been playing V thanks to the trial, and... I'm really enjoying it! Not every character is to my liking (I'm still very bad with charge characters, and Kage is giving me ire for some reason), but it's a take on the series that I don't think is abysmal. Kind of a Samurai Shodown feel to it, at le...
by NoMoreSpearows
July 30th, 2020, 2:29 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Paper Mario
Replies: 7
Views: 5571

Re: Our next podcast recording (2.8.20) - 430: Paper Mario

Every now and then, I feel a strong urge to replay Paper Mario. It's not surprising that I feel this way given the immense amount of charm the game has, a strength ever Mario RPG has played up to the best of their abilities. Mario might not be as effective a storyteller as his more animated self in ...
by NoMoreSpearows
July 23rd, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread
Replies: 1038
Views: 205399

Re: Microsoft Xbox news and discussion thread

I just wanted to know if Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course was still a thing. Or The Artful Escape, whichever one is remembered by the higher-ups first.
by NoMoreSpearows
July 10th, 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The World Ends With You
Replies: 7
Views: 5623

Re: 428: The World Ends With You

It is frustrating that there will likely never be a "definitive" version of The World Ends with You. From a gameplay perspective, it feels unfair to compare the original DS version with its mobile and Switch counterparts because they're such different beasts, but there was undoubtedly more love put ...
by NoMoreSpearows
July 1st, 2020, 8:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Visual Novels
Replies: 20
Views: 2030

Re: Visual Novels

This is the part where I urge everybody to play either 428: Shibuya Scramble , for those looking for a story that is equal parts thrilling mystery and farcical nonsense, or The Silver Case and its sequel The 25th Ward , for those who want to see a terrifying prediction of current events as written i...
by NoMoreSpearows
June 28th, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9898
Views: 1632410

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I applaud your effort, if nothing else.
by NoMoreSpearows
June 27th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9898
Views: 1632410

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I've been playing AI: The Somnium Files. I don't like it very much. I find most of the characters either flat or obnoxious, the foreshadowing is laid thicker than the creme of a Mega Stuf Oreo, and the eponymous Somnium levels are trial-and-error bullshit. Yet despite all of this, I'm still playing ...
by NoMoreSpearows
June 24th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 694
Views: 123100

Re: Games Completed 2020

Michiel K wrote: June 23rd, 2020, 8:33 am Wow, how many hours did that take, NoMoreSpearows?
"Played for 310 hours or more" according to my Switch profile. Walks the line between an accomplishment and an embarrassment.
by NoMoreSpearows
June 23rd, 2020, 2:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 694
Views: 123100

Re: Games Completed 2020

Holy cannoli, I've actually completed Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition . I should say that "completed" here means clearing out the entirety of Legend and Adventure Mode, which means getting all 260 Gold Skulltulas and having everyone leveled up to at least Level 110. I could probably grind materi...
by NoMoreSpearows
June 4th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Vita game recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Vita game recommendations

My Vita is pretty much a rhythm game machine, but recommending a Project Diva title wouldn't be terribly appropriate if you're looking for something only available for this specific console. However, I am particularly fond of IA/VT Colorful , another Vocaloid-inspired title. The caveat is that you'd...
by NoMoreSpearows
June 3rd, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 4003
Views: 748877

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

I've heard it's because Nintendo didn't want to do more dealings with The Tetris Company, so they just went with the property they know that they own.
by NoMoreSpearows
June 3rd, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame News
Replies: 1924
Views: 400129

Re: Videogame News

by NoMoreSpearows
June 2nd, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Shameless Self Promotion
Replies: 169
Views: 78848

Re: Shameless Self Promotion

This June will mark the third year that I spend the month writing thoughts on video game music. I'm going through a challenge shared by various social media users, notably the Twitter account of OverClocked ReMix, so those of you looking for "Sound of Play except hosted by someone whose opinions you...
by NoMoreSpearows
May 31st, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 2140
Views: 444464

Re: What's Out This Week?

I mean, I'm considering picking it up just so I can learn the rules to games like Hanafuda and Mahjong.
by NoMoreSpearows
May 29th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9898
Views: 1632410

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I'm about two-thirds of the way through Good Job! , and it is not clicking with me whatsoever. Either I missed some in-game hint about how certain mechanics work (looking at you, plugs), or it's just outright expecting players to break everything in sight to get to the end goal, despite the fact tha...
by NoMoreSpearows
May 22nd, 2020, 2:20 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: All things Mega Man
Replies: 55
Views: 22269

Re: All things Mega Man

I believe that the best GB game in the series is considered to be V, with the worst being... II, I think? One of them was definitely a harsh drop in quality from its peers, with poor platforming for the relatively small screen size provided, and I know it's one of those middle three.