Wow, I come back and this place is deader than dead? Not expecting this thread to get attention very quickly, but let's just put this out there anyway.
I don't think it lives up to Brawl's legacy in terms of size, but personally - and this is very subject to personal tastes - I think the new tracks have higher quality to them. Brawl had more of an abundance of tracks that, IMO, really shouldn't have happened. (P.S.: Size isn't everything!)
Metroid only got two new tracks. Boo!
Then there's Sonic. Early on, I figured it was likely that Sonic wouldn't get any better music treatment. However, I also thought that if Sonic's not gonna get a single proper remix this time, they should at least borrow plenty from Generations. It's a good enough way to make up for it. I only kinda sorta got my wish. One track from Generations was used. It was one of my favorites - modern Rooftop Run - but I was still left with a sour aftertaste.
It's pretty worthless to only take away the negatives from a game's experience, though. There's still plenty of good music to be had!
Post by nocturnal YL on Dec 8, 2014 9:51:01 GMT -5
How's it dead when so much has happened since your last sign in?
Personally, I love the new tracks. It's more like Melee's, where quality prevails over quantity. Brawl's soundtrack sounds good, but it also deviates more. The fact that the Melee music sounds like it's played with different instruments (compression much?) doesn't help. If a lay person like me can detect audible compression, it's bad -- and too bad about that, since it does no justice to the original (though unreleased until now) versions.
I'm also a bit surprised about the lack of new Sonic music, but hey, Escape from the City is now available.
Sorry, I must've forgotten I even posted this thread. I'm also not sure where I got the idea that this place was dead, either, but hey, it WAS more than a month ago.
Yeah, Brawl was a very inconsistent soundtrack. It was pretty great in places, but there were more than a few tracks that were very forgettable. One of the only advantages Brawl's music has over Smash 4's is the Mute City remix. The new Smash 4 version just didn't seem right to me. (Also rather disappointed that F-Zero got barely anything new, but their focus was on quality over quantity, like YL said.)
Also, I have a question about the music in Wii Fit Trainer's reveal trainer. Was that music even in the soundtrack? I can't find it anywhere. What's the name of it?
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…
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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.
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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.
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Nester the Lark: I may have a little time to catch my breath...
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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.
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