wemibelec90's forum posts

#1 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@yinstarrunner: Games with romance/sexual content targeting women seem to be such a novel concept in North America that the idea Japan has been producing such dating/romance games for women, and covering such a broad spectrum of tastes at that, seems to fly over a lot of heads.

Yeah, it's kinda crazy to see Patrick thinking this is a new idea, considering it's been happening for a long, long time. Just goes to show that most "mainstream" games writers don't really understand what goes on in Japan.

#2 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

@jagged85: I've tried going back to some older stuff, but a lot of it just doesn't appeal to me. I'm really into how it sounds now, which is why I got into it in the first place. Still, it's always interesting to see old music videos from another country, as they are extremely telling of where that country was in that time period, I feel.

Not much of a theme this week--just picked a few songs that sounded interesting!

Starlight - Yun*chi

Here's another one of those songs with a vocalist that may not quite appeal to everyone's tastes. She has a cadence that sounds pretty grating the first time you hear it--giving it a chance, however, reveals an interesting song with some unique vocal rhythms. It's a strange song for a pop song, bouncing around in style, but it's one of those songs that pops into my head at random every since I heard it. Worth at least one listen.

Bucchake Rock'n Hacchake Roll - Babyraids

I love the instrumentation in this song. It's such a happy, upbeat song that perfectly mimics the energetic enthusiasm of the group's members. For such a herky-jerky sound to the vocals, it manages to work really well; I particularly like the parts when the tempo increases. The video is typical Japanese ridiculousness, with a fun rotating record prop the members run around on in time with the song. All in all, a very entertaining song and video.

Drop Pop Candy - Reol and Giga

Hang with me for a sec--describing this one is a bit tricky. Reol and Giga are just one of many "groups" out there who create songs solely for the purpose of using vocaloids and animation to make their own music videos, particularly on the site NicoNico which is famous for them. This song was originally created for famous vocaloids Megurine Luka and Kagamine Rin, but the creators of the song also recorded a version with their own vocals, a rather common occurrence as well. This video I linked is of their version.

Whew, now that that's out of the way, let's talk about the song itself. It's a poppy, electronic song with some lightly autotuned lyrics tying it all together. The beat is absolutely fantastic from top to bottom and the vocalists, a man and woman voice, pair together superbly. I love the bridge in particular, with its back-and-forth singing and perfect matching to the beat. A supremely catchy song that I greatly enjoy.

#3 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

@onimonkii: When I say slow, I usually mean for myself personally. Also, I'm limited to what I've heard and to what I enjoy, unless I think something would appeal to the usual suspects here or it's from a big name. Also, it's nice to leave some stuff for others to post!

Ailee's back with Don't Touch Me, which I'm not a huge fan of. It's a relatively boring song with a dull beat and not a lot of great examples of her fantastic voice. Also notable is that she appears to have lost quite a bit of weight, making me beg the question if she felt the pressure of being a "fat" Korean pop star and caved on her image.

Don't Look At Me Like That is from Songjieun, an artist who apparently debuted last year but remained silent until this second release. It's not bad, particularly her voice which I quite enjoy the sound of. I think a song with a bit more energy would have better suited her, but maybe that's just me. I'm curious to see what she does next.

Finally, I have relative newcomers Troy with Why Are We? There's some pretty smooth lyrical work here along with a beat that isn't half-bad. The video's pretty plain and typical, but I do think the song is quite good. Not much more to say about them, really.

#4 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

@flappy: Sounds about right. You're pretty on the ball with One's chapter--it's easily the most uninteresting of the bunch, and has the WORST dragon level of the entire game, not just the DLC.

#5 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

@hailinel said:

I'm feeling ashamed of myself. I went and bought the collector's edition of Drakengard 3, and I haven't even started on it yet. I really need to rectify that, because the Drakengard games are a kind of insane that I really enjoy.

It never goes quite as crazy as original Drakengard (from what I've heard of it, at least), but there's plenty of messed up stuff to see. It's much more focused on sex, since Intoners and their Disciples sleep together to form that bond, so that's most of the insanity it tries for.

Funny enough, I'm the complete opposite of you--bought the game, played through it all and the DLC, platinumed it, plan on filling out the wiki here on GB, and wrote several posts about it.

@xyzygy said:

I totally forgot this game even came out.

That's part of why I wanted to keep posting about this in the first place!

#6 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

@fredchuckdave said:

@wemibelec90: Well it's a game with a cool idea and this year has sucked for the most part so people are excited, how dare they.

Yeah, I know it came out a bit ranty, but this is one of those things that really gets under my skin. These kneejerk reactions are the kinds of things that make games get built up for this huge success and then everyone blusters when it all falls apart (see Destiny for a recent example) and likely bites a lot of people in the ass. I just kinda wish people were smarter and more patient about their game decisions as a whole, because it would probably lead to a lot less internet screaming.

#7 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

Is it hilarious to everyone else that good review scores automatically makes everyone immediately believe it's a game they are going to enjoy? Because the amount of people I'm seeing say that "this game deserved it" and "this will be my game of the year" (not here, thankfully) is driving me crazy considering none of them have actually played it?!

#8 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

Pretty sure Gina Torres is the Warlock vendor. I was swearing that her voice was in the game, and I'm glad to see that I was actually right.

#9 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

I've already seen people blowing up about this comment elsewhere--glad to see GB isn't above this criticism!

Anyway, this just sounds kinda like XIII and XIII-2 to me. Those games had the auto-battle button, which would fill the attack queue with the "best" attacks for the job instead of forcing you to do. Of course, if you wanted to do it, you had the option. I bet that XV will be much like this, offering more depth to those who want it and simplicity for those who want to focus on positioning/strategy instead.

#10 Posted by wemibelec90 (1739 posts) -

Wouldn't know. As a self-diagnosed agoraphobe, I tend to not be comfortable in situations with a lot of people I don't know, particularly ones where I would be expected to socialize with said people. Besides, I find it much more interesting to have a more intimate conversation with one or two people I know instead of a bunch of smaller ones with tons of people I don't. I also suck royally at propelling a conversation further, so most of my conversations with complete strangers tend to fall flat.