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  1. Holy crap halc, you are awesome. Above and beyond the call of duty, sir. Very much looking forward to this making my day a second time.
  2. AC4 has what is probably my favorite vg soundtrack. Brass bias. Bombastic bias. This wouldn't be the easiest soundtrack to remix, since it focuses on building and slight variations rather than hooks. You'd have to earn your wings. GOD TIER hurr Blockade Safe Return - personal fave Megalith: Agnus Dei - +choral HIGH TIER Invincible Fleet - guitar-driven rock Escort Emancipation Youtubes are in hq whenever available and best quality always. I highly recommend both the soundtrack and the game, the latter of which is (arguably) the best AC and a phenomenal arcade (read: not sim) combat flight game and available for only $3 at your local purveyor of overpurchased/underappreciated video games. [vgmdb, moby games, gamestop] Go listen to the soundtrack, buy the game, or even - save me - remix it and make a fan happy. May the ground not rise to meet you.
  3. With knowing punnage to boot. Also hearing some Decisive Battle in Atomic Bonsai. Don't you hate it when all you get are comparisons? Because this is alright.
  4. After listening, I was going to post here to ask for the formermost, as that want's been festering since you posted your Narshe mix. But the lattermost... Thank you and godspeed.
  5. Echoing Vagrant Story. Its only blemish is not having a button to hot-swap weapons. As-is, there is some tedium involved in frequenting the menu to switch your weapons so they're properly leveled against the desired enemy type. The battle system is based on that of the first Parasite Eve. It's up there with the first Silent Hill as some of the best storytelling I've seen in a game. And yes, the music is excellent. Persona 2: Innocent Sin (for the ps1) is the best jrpg I've ever played. I've never been as attached to a cast of characters as I was to its by the end of that game. That's due to a combination of superb character development, dialogue, storytelling, and music. A couple of the characters are somewhat immature, and three in total are in high school, but that's the extent of any anime comparison. The game delves into psychological issues and philosophical ideas and handles both sets adequately. The game's also a treat for the completionist, as each npc's dialogue around town changes with nearly every minor plot point, some being humorous and others adding minor details to the story. The graphics are good for the ps1 era (isometric, sprites). The persona system allows for a large amount of cutomability and strategy in battles, and the contact system, while somewhat esoteric, lends another level of strategy (when to fight and when to conserve hp/mp by trying to contact). The contact system is odd at first, but once I started taking notes, I quickly came to enjoy it. The encounter rate is higher than I liked, but less than five minutes using save states in the casino's bingo game and this is fixed (you'll know when you get there... less than ten hours in, as I recall). You should know if you'll like the story by the time you reach the first impactful scene - in the abandoned prison - which is about two hours in. Never released outside of Japan, but about two years ago it got a fan translation which, as should be evident from my prior ravings about the dialog, is excellent. [side note: I'm in December of P3:FES, but as good a that game is, it still falls short of the bar set by P2:IS... thus far.] Disclaimer: I haven't played any current-gen jrpgs, and I've played very few last-gen jrpgs. I've hit most of the highly-rated ones through the ps1 era. I've taken a few notes on potential current-gen rpgs from this thread. Thanks for the recs.
  6. Everything that is non-player controlled should be skippable, not just cutscenes. I don't mind taking five. I just don't want to be forced to. YES. Pseudo-edit: there's a tool to hack thbgm.dat. Oh hell yes.
  7. Regardless of this thread's discussion, there will be a band named MIDI AS FUCK. And it will be awesome. Any disagreement on that is untenable.
  8. K.B.

    Japanese Remixes

    M3 in May! My sources say it has potential to be good things (as relevant as comiket or more so). Website. Google-translated website. There was a FF violin album released at c79 but I advise against it since it's slavish. There was also AnSo's album, but you've all heard of that (I hope!). There was also another ocr-related album...
  9. I didn't see the other member of the project who posted in that thread countermand Zeality's explanation, and I'm going to believe Darke that it was from Zeality. I was a bit brash though, I admit. How about this: the thread should be about the game, not the C&D.
  10. The C&D was a fake. Read the old thread (specifically here) before posting about it. Edit: or better yet don't since it's been covered. As for the game, I've yet to see a reason to get excited.
  11. In absence of a gift, a birthday recommendation: Crimzon Clover. Drink much to keep warm, my friend.
  12. Posting because eighth notes in thread title. I love eighth notes.
  13. Enemy Zero looks like it could be a decent survival-horror. That's the only one on my Saturn to-play list that hasn't already been mentioned. Note that there are three scenarios (and a bonus disk) to Shining Force III. Only the first one was released in the US. Here's the translation project.
  14. I suppose it could seem a bit overwhelming when you realize that if you listened to one Touhou remix album a day, you'd probably die before you made it through them all. But the reason I didn't mention Touhou is because there isn't a clearninghouse with a smattering of artists (such as ocr) and, even then, a given circle's remixes are usually confined to that series of games rather than the entirety of gaming. So, you'd have to be one to listen to music from games you (probably) haven't played and be willing to ask for recommendations (or be willing to spend time poking around). I doubt I would have gotten into it had I not become immediately addicted to the games, though, so I still suggest that route to anyone with at least a passing interest in shmups. Not that any of that should deter someone who likes vg remixes. And there are people here who are happy to give recommendations. Keeping up a Comiket 79 post, myself... perhaps mainly because it's fun to be current on something for once. Speaking of doujin remixes, here's Dhsu's old thread: Japanese Remixes. Not all of the links are dead! Add "http://translate.google.com/translate?tl=en-us&u=" to the beginning of a url for a (not completely broken) translation to English. I haven't made my way through any of those yet, but like Rama said, there's surely a lot of good stuff out there. I mean, this is Japan we're talking about. They're crazier than us about video games.
  15. http://remix.thasauce.net/ http://www.dwellingofduels.net/ http://remix.kwed.org/ http://www.amigaremix.com/ http://www.rpgamer.com/music/archive/ http://www.chronocompendium.com/Term/Music.html http://www.oneupstudios.com/ http://www.baddudesmusic.com/ Ought to keep you busy. Dragon Army poofed. Coop covered a good portion of VGMix (rip), and Dhsu hit virt's site. Any other big ones?
  16. Have a good day, dude. Stay awesome.
  17. Posting to endorse Treasure. This is also a damned fun run and gun. If you haven't played it, you should fix that. Then remix that.
  18. 'bout time for a bump. Cave mame update, personal nonsense, and Genetos plug. Bordering on old news, but Ketsui - that's right, the same Ketsui that has every Cave-fanboy score-player wetting themselves - and DoDonpachi DOJ (and DOJ black label) are now playable in shmupmame. Espgaluda will follow shortly. Or maybe it already has... I actually enjoyed this as an early Christmas present (sorry for not thinking to share earlier), so maybe it works now as well. Don't know about direct-linking it here, but if you want to check this out then google "shmupmame proboards"; I've verified that their links work and that Ketsui and DOJ are playable. And maybe I've just been needing a good sidescroller in my life, but Progear is hot. Also, hilaridiocy keeps every rivalry fresh. (but they fly planes?!?) Managed to beat EoSD hard and extra (replays are on gensokyo) and essentially finished my playthrough of shmup history (that is, minus the few doujins and some greats that I still don't own/can't emulate, like Radiant Silvergun [port to PC live arcade please?]) since last post. Teeth are cut, now all that's left is to become good. Any day now. I can feel it. Cough. Finally, cross-posting for great justice. This game is a treat. If you play shmups at all, give it at least one playthrough. And that main menu music... yes. I must be too much of a pansy because it seems I can't get the sword no matter what I do. One time I got graze though... holy crap that was a setup for disaster.
  19. I should have been more specific and said youtube. I wasn't trying to one-up or downplay your contribution (or knowledge, for that matter), Coop. Those oggs are the best thing going; compare with Galbadia's rips if you want a laugh. I simply support aerial rocking.
  20. Posting because link isn't currently working. And I wish it were. Will update in the morning/afternoon.
  21. Perhaps the holdup is a good link? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8IRq6HdAIU I was a AB3 fan. Then I heard this. Note that it not only has the melody but that it also has its own unique riffs toward the end.
  22. Late, sorry, but happy birthday all the same! I got talked into panty and stocking as well. Here's hoping the humor doesn't miss. And sorry about the stupidly-long pms but seriously thanks for the recs. So much good stuff out there.
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