Post by Shrikeswind on Nov 29, 2014 3:11:20 GMT -5
Since I'm having a hard time finding new video game Christmas music (that isn't an Ice World theme) and since BitF is over, I decided instead on a Nintendo picture and a regular Christmas song. Sorry to break tradition but it was bound to be "short"-lived anyways.
Pro tip for those who don't know, wassailing is basically somewhere between caroling and trick-or-treating. Basically, the tradition has you go around singing songs, and in return you would be given something to drink. And you may notice Archuleta mention "We are not daily beggars." This lyric comes from the charitable side of the tradition: People doing this would sometimes use it as an opportunity to ask for donations to the poor.
Before I finish this post, I'd like to take this opportunity to inform any new members (and for that matter, remind the veterans) what this thread is about. Every year, typically Thanksgiving weekend (the weekend following the fourth Thursday of November, for further information), I post a thread dedicated to celebrating the holidays. You can post pictures, videos, music, whatever, as long as it's related to the holidays.
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 9, 2014 23:37:20 GMT -5
Here's the song "Dreams Dreams" from the game Christmas Nights. I remember it also being used in the Christmas DLC for the original Sonic Adventure. (Man, Dreamcast games had on-disc DLC way back in 1999. That console really was ahead of it's time! )
It was performed by Marlon Saunders, who I believe also sang on "We Are Burning Rangers" from Burning Rangers and the Knuckles raps from Sonic Adventure 1 and 2. Oh, and he was also the Jamaican guy who sang "That's How You Know" with Amy Adams in the movie Enchanted.
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 28, 2014 4:53:02 GMT -5
So, how was everyone's Christmas?
Mine was not particularly Nintendo-ful, which surprises me because I've somehow developed a reputation in my family as a Mario fanboy. Not sure how that happened, but okay. I did get Donkey Kong Jenga, which seems fun since it adds in new rules. Otherwise, and this list is not exhaustive, I got a pea coat, some Legos (a mini-set each from Lego Movie and Ninjago), some clothes, some books, and a scarf.
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 28, 2014 13:09:17 GMT -5
My family isn't into giving gifts. We did throw a party, though, and I got to play my newly-bought copy of Smash with my cousins. There was this one guy who'd only play Smash when he's with me (and therefore much less experienced), and yet he managed to beat me in all of Melee, Brawl and Wii U. I guess I'm just particularly bad...
Post by Nester the Lark on Dec 28, 2014 13:34:32 GMT -5
Nothing really special for me. Family couldn't visit due to bad weather and illness.
I got Smash Wii U and Shantae and the Pirate's Curse.
I think I'm a little underwhelmed by Smash. I expected it to be more of the same, but I didn't realize how much was being rehashed from previous games. I'm sure I'll still play it a ton, but it doesn't feel as epic as when I first played Brawl.
Pirate's Curse is my first Shantae game, and it's pretty good so far.
My family isn't doing so hot when it comes to expenses, which is why I was super surprised when I received a $200 check. That's it, though. Nothing fancy. They vowed to never buy me a video game for Christmas or birthdays since 2005 or so.
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Uh, I take that back. Atelier Firis has a lot of merits, but also a lot of drawbacks. It's extremely tedious for 100% completion, and there are all kinds of other flaws. Still good for the exploration aspect and certain plots like Liane's character events.
Aug 9, 2021 13:38:12 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't know where I'd place it. A bit above Atelier Totori? A bit below it? I still think it's pretty good, at any rate. If only they could keep this game's engine but dial back its scale and make a traditional Atelier. Totally not foreshadowing anything.
Aug 9, 2021 13:45:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've finished Ys IX, so I'll be working on a detailed write-up and comparison with Ys VIII.
Aug 17, 2021 8:09:12 GMT -5
Spud: I try to keep up with here, but the proboard RSS feed suuuucks. And Thunderbird is barely passable as a feed aggregator. I feel like the internet was just better in 2007.
Sept 3, 2021 10:43:42 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
Sept 6, 2021 19:09:08 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game progress update: Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX — defeated Falgior, so it's about 1/3 done (about 1/4 if I count post-game item grinding); WarioWare: Get It Together! — played up to the staff credits (about 5%, I guess).
Sept 15, 2021 12:30:19 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This pic is how I'd rate my games on Nintendo Switch so far (subject to change). Numbers are meant to show relative positions; like temperatures in °C and °F, absolute values don't mean much.
Sept 15, 2021 12:36:36 GMT -5