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  1. I played Final Fantasy VII during a very significant period of my life and I feel that it strongly influenced my career path. I pretty much stopped what I was doing and decided to try and help save the tiger, which is in danger of imminent extinction due to habitat loss, prey depletion and poaching for traditional Chinese medicine. Nanaki (my favourite character of any game) and his situation probably had it's effect as well. The game, putting aside the characters and their individual stories, had a strong focus on the importance of life and the planet which sustains it. I figured if I cared, I should strive to save the planet in my own way. I'd rather be the hero than the person that stands back and does nothing.

    Granted, there are many factors that influenced me, but FFVII definitely comes to mind.

  2. I could be the only one, but I was blown away with how awesome the scene with Locke and Jack was in the "Bentham" episode. It made me realize just how awesome Matthew Fox is. Not since "The Constant" have I been so happy with an episode.

  3. This.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCriuU_Uqk

    The story?

    An accident happened, and I ended up watching a friend of mine die. It's hard when something like that happens because you begin to wonder if you could have saved them. I drove home in silence. I was living alone at the time so there was no one to talk to, though I don't think I would have wanted to anyway. I went online to distract myself and saw that a website had been made for the upcoming Advent Children movie. I went to it and heard that song, set on repeat. I remember laying face-up on my bed,staring at the ceiling, listening to it over and over. It comforted me.

    When I hear it, it takes me back, but it is always more comforting than sad. I later got a translation of the lyrics, which I found to be profound given the associations I draw with the song.

    ...

    Honorable mention to Reuben Kee's "Ascension to Cosmo Canyon".

  4. Yeah...pretty disappointing. I'd say Distant Worlds is pretty good (plus it introduced me to Memora de la Stona/Distant Worlds from FFXI, which is epic) and Opening~Bombing Mission is okay. The rest are thoroughly "meh". Darkness and Starlight is painful...like "getting sodomized by a cactus" painful.

    Sorry Nobuo, less synthesizer/electronic stuff/terrible vocals and more guitar epicness.

  5. A gamer with an opinion? Well, that's something we haven't seen before!

    In all seriousness, I like the points he makes, which are pretty solid. I'm not sure I get the whole "big words" thing. To be honest, I never found his use of language to be particularly challenging so it becomes across as a bit insulting; does he think gamers are an uneducated bunch? That's nit-picking, of course and I shouldn't take it too seriously.

    Reminds me of how much I like Katamari Damacy...and kudos for him for his use of Hieronymus Bosch.

    Edit: I quite enjoyed this as well...

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=9iNs5iG2h34

  6. http://www.dogearrecords.com/tbm3_eg/index.htm

    English site and new movie uploaded. There's a fuller version of Bombing Mission playing in the background of the interview, and towards the end there's another teaser song playing. Additionally, the final screen lists the Japanese and *GASP* North American/UK release dates of the album, although the latter is TBA obviously. Nonetheless, it seems that they're planning to release this album in a broader scope. Nice.

    "Premonition" gives me some hope.

    Nobuo can't seem to stop playing with his hair.

  7. Man, I've been recently listening to the soundtrack of Crisis Core. Fucking awesome. Was very surprised by the quality and diversity of the soundtrack since Dirge did not impress me musically. But this new dude, Mr. Ishimoto...wow, impressive debut, indeed. The live guitar work is especially AWEOSME. I read that he does all the playing himself.

    There are a couple of arrangement to FFVII tunes in there. Nice stuff. But I'm WAY into the original tracks more.

    I am just getting into it...it sounds pretty decent. Although, I wish they could have taken it easy on the few themes they have. I can only hear the same few notes over and over again (yes, even in different ways) before it starts to annoy me.

    The World's Enemy and Fulfilled Desire are both awesome in my book and I am sure I have a few more to discover.

  8. I suppose I am the only one who thinks that the term "Christmas haul" falls tragically short of including any notion that these are gifts people have given us...its not like we are going out fishing or something. Perhaps I am looking too much into it, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

    Got some great personalized gifts from people I know online already and a few from friends that live nearby. Probably the neatest is a clock/timer/alarm/thermometer that is powered by water.

  9. it is disappointing that there is any sort of argument in this thread about anything at all no matter the relevance - rather than bickering about how you'll pay him tribute, everybody tribute him in your own way and get on with it. arguing amongst yourselves on a thread dedicated to his passing is trite.

    please pay your respects with dignity

    rest in peace, reuben, it is a tragic loss to the world that someone as multi-talented as you is no longer with us.

    in peace

    Quoted for emphasis. Well said.

  10. I'm a HUGE Shoji Meguro fan, so everything for Persona or Digital Devil Saga is amazing. Especially DDS1&2.

    A big "HELL YEAH" for this. Though I would add Nocturne to my list. It has a quite a few solid tracks too.

    Meguro's work doesn't really need to be mixed, but I sure as hell would want to hear some mixes.

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