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by Bloody Initiate
August 9th, 2017, 4:37 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Blade Runner
Replies: 6
Views: 3057

Re: Blade Runner

I don't remember much about this game. I believe I played the game before seeing the movie, or perhaps we watched the movie whilst playing the game. I would have played it not so long after it came out, so when I was 12 or 13 perhaps. It was so long ago, and my memory of it so limited, I didn't even...
by Bloody Initiate
August 9th, 2017, 2:46 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 89
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Sound of Play: 89

I don't think it would be practical often, but I think if the opportunity is there then there would be no harm in suggesting/requesting it. I'm not sure if this will be listen-able in Britain, I'm not sure how servers and such can conflict. Around the 1:50-3:00 minute time is the example I remembere...
by Bloody Initiate
August 9th, 2017, 12:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Whatcha Been Listening To?
Replies: 148
Views: 79745

Re: Whatcha Been Listening To?

I'm constantly on the look out for new music, presently some mainstays in my ears are: "Lines of the Broken" by DROELOE x San Holo. Initially I wasn't 100% on this one but it quickly grew on me and I intend to purchase it as soon as I get a little spare change. IRp1COseMGI I tend to prefer a few lis...
by Bloody Initiate
August 8th, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 89
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: Sound of Play: 89

What a pleasure to have a composer fetch and demo the instrument during recording! When practical, I would encourage more of that if the artists are able and the equipment will catch the sound properly. I really enjoyed Michael A. Levine's sincere enthusiasm and generosity sharing his experiences. D...
by Bloody Initiate
August 2nd, 2017, 12:15 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 82
Replies: 7
Views: 2653

Re: Sound of Play: 82

I had forgotten how pretty some of Fable's music was. I think Temple of Light also played inside the Demon Doors, because I heard that and remembered it a lot more than I ever visited the temple. In fact I found the inside of the Demon Doors so tranquil and the music so lovely I would often enter a ...
by Bloody Initiate
August 1st, 2017, 1:23 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Destiny / Destiny 2
Replies: 42
Views: 11001

Re: Destiny / The Taken King / Rise of Iron

I never felt like I was addicted to Destiny because I didn't find most of it very pleasurable. I do have a mission-focused personality though. I love having tasks, and I freely throw myself at them in games. They aren't satisfying if they don't feel significant though, and in fact tasks with arbitra...
by Bloody Initiate
July 28th, 2017, 6:01 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Destiny / Destiny 2
Replies: 42
Views: 11001

Re: Destiny / The Taken King / Rise of Iron

Please note my review is from the perspective of an early adopter. Lately game companies push games out too soon, and then get them really polished after about a year when most people have moved on. This is not solely a problem with Destiny. A person starting the game today would have a very differe...
by Bloody Initiate
July 19th, 2017, 11:43 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1180
Views: 376630

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

I don't know much about this track. I believe it was composed as a tribute to a member of the development crew who passed away during the creation of Battlefield 4, but I haven't done the necessary research to be sure. Simply enough I really enjoy "A Theme for Kjell" from the Battlefield 4 soundtrac...
by Bloody Initiate
May 10th, 2017, 10:31 pm
Forum: Volume Six
Topic: Ninja Gaiden - Cane and Rinse 266
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Re: Ninja Gaiden - Cane and Rinse 266

I loved Ninja Gaiden, to this day I've never played a 3rd person brawler that made me as happy as it did. I ended up dropping Bayonetta part way through and never going back, same story with Devil May Cry. I couldn't even put my finger on why I didn't want to return to those, but if I had the time I...
by Bloody Initiate
January 7th, 2016, 2:46 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 32
Replies: 4
Views: 4225

Re: Sound of Play: 32

Glad "Serenity" finally made it onto the podcast. I love that track, for all the reasons stated in the show and then some. I used to listen to YouTube videos where people had looped it. I love that sub-genre too, but I might twist the definition to include things like the Dark Souls menu theme (whic...
by Bloody Initiate
December 16th, 2015, 3:05 pm
Forum: Volume Five
Topic: Mass Effect 3 - Cane and Rinse 202
Replies: 17
Views: 6098

Re: Mass Effect 3 - Cane and Rinse 202

I may have missed you mentioning, but did you like the first two? I loved ME1 and completed it multiple times. Initially I felt like I was playing the best Star Trek game ever made, then once the Mass Effect identity soaked in more than the things it reminded me of I was just thrilled at how well B...
by Bloody Initiate
December 14th, 2015, 7:43 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1180
Views: 376630

Re: SoP submissions *please read first post*

hmm for some reason [youtube][/youtube] dont work for me :/ Anyone have an idea why? You only need to include the portion of the link that's after the = sign in between the "[youtube]" and "[/youtube]". Any time you're curious how someone formatted something you can quote their post and see roughly...
by Bloody Initiate
December 14th, 2015, 2:44 am
Forum: Volume Five
Topic: Mass Effect 3 - Cane and Rinse 202
Replies: 17
Views: 6098

Re: Mass Effect 3 - Cane and Rinse 202

Shame I missed the deadline for this one, but it’s probably better that way because I didn’t finish the game and my thoughts on it are purely negative. Here's my stream-of-consciousness review of Mass Effect 3: To begin I found it offensive to have Shepherd’s dreams continually intruded with pointle...
by Bloody Initiate
December 10th, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Replies: 52
Views: 13878

Re: Our next podcast recording (12.12.15): Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

I’ve only just begun this game and I won’t finish before the podcast records, but I wanted to say I’ve been really enjoying it. I picked it up a week or so ago cheap on XBL and decided I'd play it to "play along." A friend told me not to expect much of the story, and I don’t really care if there isn...
by Bloody Initiate
November 20th, 2015, 4:22 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1180
Views: 376630

Re: SoP submissions *please read first post*

Quantum Redshift was a racing game for the original Xbox that I found more enjoyable than most other racing games. I do not typically enjoy racing or sports games, but I have enjoyed them most when they allow you multiple victory conditions. Quantum Redshift allowed you to either win by traditional ...
by Bloody Initiate
November 8th, 2015, 3:29 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1180
Views: 376630

Re: SoP submissions *please read first post*

I heard in Sound of Play 24 that you were low on user submissions so please forgive the quantity, I'm not trying to be greedy! 2 songs from Phantom Dust (EDIT: First link not working anymore, looking to rectify that). I'm not sure you can buy these tracks but I did find several places where you coul...
by Bloody Initiate
November 4th, 2015, 10:15 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 22
Replies: 6
Views: 3897

Re: Sound of Play: 22

Before listening to this episode I never understood "old school" gamers. Leon's introduction of BGM2 from Assault (1988) made it click for me though. I never understood the appeal of these old games until I realized there were equally games I loved from not-as-long ago. Due to their imprisonment in ...
by Bloody Initiate
November 4th, 2015, 10:06 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 21
Replies: 1
Views: 1514

Re: Sound of Play: 21

A couple insights on this show were straight to the heart for me:

I found what Nick said about chiptunes acting as the great leveler for genres parallel to my own experience. Also I'm as mystified by musicians and composers as Josh is, they're all wizards to me.
by Bloody Initiate
October 28th, 2015, 2:05 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)
Replies: 1180
Views: 376630

Re: SoP submissions *please read first post*

Ice Cap Zone from Sonic 3 had my favorite music in the game and also my favorite from that era of musical limitation. The song has a constant sense of motion in the background along with a collection of sounds which remind me of the obstacles Sonic faced. The occasional heroic solo completes the mem...
by Bloody Initiate
October 28th, 2015, 1:31 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 11
Replies: 5
Views: 2682

Re: Sound of Play: 11

I found myself so perfectly on the same page about "under cover of night" and what it felt like in that moment of the game. We played that level over and over again (Ok, we played ALL of the levels over and over again) in Halo: CE and that was always my favorite part. Actually if we got wiped early ...