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  1. I think I've played Chrono Cross maybe 5 to 6 times now, and that moment- the fight with Miguel and all it's implications, the mere ghosts of memories forever doomed to see the future but never continue into it, the everlong battle between those resigned to their fates and those who yet defy it. I can recall every single detail, poignant as they were, of that scene. It was one of (four now- MGS3/4 and Valkyria Chronicles being the others) scenes in a video game that made me cry. This piece takes me all the way back once more. Mitsuda's work on Chrono Cross is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of VG music compositions. While one may argue that some games have more technically complex songs or one or two really BIG songs, every piece in CC's collection has emotional attachment and the ability to transcend the location it frames. Your remix has that same quality, and for that I applaud you.
  2. This IS Beatrix's Theme. There's something about the way the vocals interplay with the soft soundscape going on here that, as mentioned above, make it personal. You can imagine these being the thoughts and feelings inside Beatrix as she fights. Previous comments nail anything I'd say in a much more affluent way. The turmoil in this song gives it so much emotion and power. It's gut-wrenching. You hear this oath led in with a delicate strength, alternating between a facade utter devotion and devastating self-doubt. I think her "Roses of May" is her past innocence, and the purity and peace of mind it brought her. She fought and fought - perhaps uncertain of the outcome - to try and find this feeling once again, each step sending her closer to damnation. I'm guessing the end of the song references Steiner - who was also a blind follower of Alexandria - who showed her what she should be devoted to, and gave her a new path to follow. She finally comes to terms with what she's done and accepts that while she may never have that innocence ever again, she can leave it behind and still be happy. In any event, I don't know how I extrapolated that rant, but this song is most certainly one of the best I've heard in forever, and I am a damned fool for folk-style songs - which is why I love FFIX's soundtrack most overall. Great mix and keep them coming!
  3. Thread necromancy is required for me to say that this is an absolutely gorgeous piece. I was grinning the whole way through! I love Jazz and Blues, but it's a rare commodity, especially with such talent. Kudos to the chef!
  4. Mmm, I love the way it sounds, very cinematic and fitting with Metroid. The beats are very tight and it contains a very mechanical feel, perfect for someone who spends all her time in a suit of armor shooting missiles at a robotic incarnation of evil inside a planet. To top it all off, right from the get go it's very commanding, especially during the second and third sections, with sharp off/on pulses and the hammer'n'anvil sound. I really gotta say, I like it!
  5. I'd love.. I mean hate to see Fox and Falco gone. It's a pity....er, good thing Fox was already announced.
  6. Yasuhiko

    Nintendo Wii

    Well, the big counter to that would be the serious lack of online play in MP3. One other thing, is that a modified PED Samus is wearing in the little background clearing thingies? It certainly looks like the.. chestal section of one.
  7. I think they're boys, too..... I for one, am horribly disturbed.
  8. First film, second film, Stand Alone Complex, SAC 2nd gig. That's about it as fas as I'm aware for Ghost in the Shell... Dunno what to recommend to you at the moment however.
  9. Hmmm, I just think that's a distortion of the 3/4 frontal shot.
  10. it is pretty cool, but not to be watched on acid, I bet...
  11. you do have a point, Samus uses her final smash in one of the old trailers and you can see everything coming off....
  12. Hey there, I've just opened up shop again myself (I purged my old DB and got a new username). Any way my gallery can be linked to yours so I can just update autonomously? I'm pretty sporadic on updates and currently my only two pieces of art are my two pieces of art in me sig.... I fully intend to do generibrand sigs that others can thwack names onto, though, Edit: The link is in my sig. Edit2:Note that my two works suck. I won't mind if you tell me they suck. I simply made them at 3 AM in the morning one night while bored.
  13. Yasuhiko


    Upon lookback, you're right, there are a lot of variances from the F-body.
  14. Was there a beam to carry them into? I know of no one that plays DK either, so I'm just going to have to try it myself. Edit: I do remember one time someone playing bowser threw his victim into the path of an oncoming super scope that belonged to his victim's teammate. That was classic FF goodness.
  15. I wonder about Deoxys' hyper beam though... If you use bowser or DK to carry someone into it, will they fly off or take a TON of damage for extended time? hehehe....
  16. Yasuhiko


    Would now be a good time to mention I have a first edition Optimus Prime? Sadly, I opened it, foolish me. Edit: conspiracy theory Monday! Serious obscure speculation: Unicron appears and revives megatron, turning him into Galvatron, who kills Optimus Prime, who passes leadership to Ultra Magnus, who hates command. Later, Unicron moves again and is stopped upon attacking Cybertron by Hot Rod who becomes Rodimus Prime. (My guess is [in terms of Michael Bay's storyline] Hot Rod is still in space gathering others. He IS a competent autobot, if only young) That or we'll see some more classics, like Astrotrain (I still have a 1st ed him, too, woot), who will take all the bodies under Starscrem's command. Then the whole 80s movie crap, yadda yadda. Either way, I think he's going to expand on that for the sequel My other guess on Rodimus is that Bumblebee will cover that function, since he is a Camaro, which shared a chassis and almost everything else with the Firebird (Hot Rod's chassis) Idiot rambling off.
  17. Not so much *no live* than it is a lack of depth. The tunes are good, no doubt, but they lack that feel that makes me want to listen to them again and again. They sound artificial at some points, particularly the intro to Starfox (which picks up well) and the late-midpoint of the Zelda medley (though the ending is nicer). It's not something I can express more tangibly than a lack of depth or feel. I dunno, just my two cents. Live performances generally have that feel, I guess because there is such a sheer number of instruments compiling. Edit: I will admit though, that Ridley Remix has potential, even if the intro (which is all that clip is) is a bit annoying. here's to hoping all the other clips fare better. Edit: I take that back, the intro to the medley fits well with the Bridge of Eldin, even if Epona's song, etc. don't.
  18. That's why I love Sheik on that level. One needle and poof, you're screwed.
  19. Agreed, such as the use of many different songs in the medley. I wonder though, what song will they use for Solid Snake and (if there is one) his Metal Gear Solid stage? Also, I don't think the Bridge of Eldin and the aforementioned medley really mesh well.... It needs a deeper and (as you mentioned) more orchestrated feel. Honestly? I can't wait till (what I'm sure will be) a Smash Brothers major Project begins. Sadly, I don't have enough experience or skill with music to contribute, though I want to. On an unrelated note, what do you all think of the fact that Sheik is unmentioned as part of Zelda? Do you think Zero Samus has taken over that role? It just hit me as a possiblity, though many people (myself included) would be sad.
  20. Yu Yevon was certainly a joke. The Joy in MGS3 was pretty easy too, compared with what you had to do to get to her. Again, I agree that Gannon was insanely easy to kill, but it was still a fun fight.... Hmmm, what else? Andross on the SNES Star Fox, he was way to easy imo. I have a few others, but it's too late for me to actually remember what they are.
  21. That would be coolio, if not impossible =( The analog stick needs some depth for the mechanism
  22. That would be pretty awesome, have some pre-rendered Miis and ones on your remote/Wii. Though I admit I laugh at the prospect of playing against my friend's Miis..... namely Hitler.
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