Posts posted by flim
I finished Shin Megami Tensei V on New Year's Day, and ever since, I haven't really latched onto another game to play through consistently.
I have been sporadically playing through the recent DLC for Blasphemous, making this my 4th playthrough, and it just seems so much harder than it was before (probably because I'm actually using a penitence this time), so I'm not enjoying it as much.
I bought Scarlet Nexus a couple of weeks ago and started it last weekend. It's OK so far, but it feels a little weird and the camera takes some getting used to.
I tried to go back to Control to finish the AWE DLC, but I don't remember what i was doing the last time I played it, so I quit.
Last weekend, after flailing around trying to find a game I would play to the end, I put in Rockman X, which I haven't played in about 3 or 4 years, and finished that in like 1.5 hours and had a great time. I find it interesting that the games that I've been playing all my life still delight me to no end, but I have such difficulty staying interested in newer games. I started Cuphead again last night and realized that I quit before because I don't actually like it (I LOVE the graphics and music, but the gameplay isn't for me).
22 hours ago, Bubba69 said:
That's his best album tho
Glad you think so, but...... I don't.
2 hours ago, TubularCorporation said:
He was born into Scientology, he turned away from it for about a decade and produced some really successful albums a lot of people like, then went back to it in the late 90s or early 2000s.
I enjoyed Sea Change because it didn't sound like a Beck album at all, it sounded like one of those depressive early 70s folk records, mostly because his dad (also a scientologist) did all the arrangements. The actual songs were supposedly written in 5 days after he broke up with Drew Barrymore or something. That's all I know about Beck, other than the stuff I linked.
EDIT: IMO the best Beck song is still Pepper.
It wasn't Drew Barrymore, it was Leigh Limon, his girlfriend for like 8 years or something. She was the one who inspired him to make Midnite Vultures, one of his WORST albums ever.
24 minutes ago, perunamuussi said:
Always sounded to me like a leftover track with thr beck vocal very lazily pasted on top
Yeah, I can see why you'd say that. It sounds and feels like a real remix to me, but... I mean, it's more of a remix than either of those supposed Nine Inch Nails mixes.
Anyone planning to see them in Atlanta in a couple of weeks? I was originally determined to go, but as the date gets closer, it's starting to look more like I'm not ? It's still a possibility, but can you believe I'm more apt to go to my doctor's appointment scheduled that day than to a Plaid show?
21 hours ago, d-a-m-o said:
Will try not to overplay it before the album release...
I've probably already overplayed it. I was at work for 10 hours today, probably listened to Vortrack for a whole 6 hours.
8 hours ago, Joyrex said:
Well, he broke up with somebody - I think the "Sea Change" album was the inspiration for that - or was it "Morning Phase"?
All this talk of Beck makes me want to listen to "Up All Night"
Yeah, he broke up with his longtime girlfriend and then recorded Sea Change. He was "happily" married when Morning Phase was recorded, so I don't know why he tried to make a SC sequel. Now, this new album, Hyperspace, seems to be somewhat downhearted since he's divorcing his wife (I honestly think he left her for Jenny Lewis). He makes sad albums during periods of relationship strife, it seems. None of them are good -- I still don't really like Sea Change, Morning Phase sucks, and the only thing I like that I've heard from Hyperspace is Saw Lightning. I skipped Colors because it's just not the Beck I like.
I forgot to comment on the actual topic. I think a Beck/RDJ record would have been cool, but he should have known that it wasn't going to happen. He was quite fortunate he got a remix that was actually good and was a true remix instead of an original AFX track passed off as a Beck remix. I do wonder what it would have sounded like. Maybe he should ask again.
I've been sporadically playing Mega Man X Legacy Collection. I've not really been into games this year, but MMX games still make me happy, surprisingly.
There's a whole lot that I want to play, though, especially on Switch.... but this is my poorest year yet, so buying them is kind of out.
Goddamn, both of these tracks are so good. I've been listening to them all day. New Squarepusher is always a thrill.
Nirvana were good, def a tad over appreciated though.
I feel the Pumpkins' music was far more interesting, and as musicians they were leagues above on a technical level too.
Corgan was more of a knob than Cobain though so swings n roundabouts I spose
I love them both, sometimes I don't know which I love more (probably SP). I do agree that the Pumpkins' music is more interesting than Nirvana's but that's just because they tried to do different styles and had more ideas, plus I think the fact that Nirvana's lifespan was so short, we never got to see a lot of experimentation that wasn't strictly rock-based.
I'm still sporadically playing all the games that I started last year. It has been hard for me to really enjoy these things lately. I started playing Castlevania: Symphony of the Night again because I've never beaten it... I think I've quit on it again. I might get back to it soon. I also started on Azure Striker Gunvolt for Switch. I didn't finish it on 3DS because I found it very uncomfortable to play, but it's much better with a controller.
I've mostly just been working on my own game and playing a few others for inspiration. I've recently started feeling really sad about the fact that I have so many games that I'll never even be able to start playing because I don't have the time, energy, desire, whatever... I still have every game that I've ever owned in my life, and a great deal of those I've never even played. My head tells me to sell them, but my heart says to keep them. What a dilemma :\
But the truth is that I think I'm getting to the point where I'm no longer going to buy games, no matter what they are or what they cost. They're becoming a waste of money for me, and I need all the money I can get. It's a weird revelation to have.
Just watched Blades of the Immortal.. waiting patiently for Sekiro (#$!^!% ps4 Bloodborne exclusivity) and hopefully Samurai Spirits in 2019.
Great movie. I was glad that it turned out to be a faithful adaptation of the manga and much better than the anime.
I have been playing Mega Man 11 on and off for a few weeks now and I'm just now starting to like it. I don't know what it was that repelled me so much -- perhaps it was the annoyingly accurate enemy attackers, the 2 or more minibosses in every stage, or instant death traps at every turn. It feels and plays like a MM game, but these things seem like they just said, "Hey, MM games are supposed to be really hard, so let's make sure we put some frustrating shit in here," As I've said before, I don't think Mega Man games are that hard, aside from 9 and 10, so I don't know where this idea that these are supposed to be rage-inducing games came from. Anyway, the game finally clicked with me recently, especially after I got the upgrade for the Speed Gear that lets you move at normal speed while slowing everything else down (why did it previously slow the player down, too?). This is good because the game actively wants you to play with the Speed Gear (moreso than the Power Gear, which I rarely use), and when you do, the game is much more fun.
However, I got to the fucking Yellow Devil boss today, the worst boss in MM history, and it pissed me off so bad that I quit and I am not sure if I'll be playing it again anytime soon.
I'm also sporadically playing Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, which is pretty cool, as well as Nier: Automata, but I haven't played it in about a month, so I need to get back to it. I think my aversion to MM11 actually has a lot to do with the fact that I haven't actually felt like putting a lot of effort into games (or anything, for that matter) lately. I'm not up for a challenge right now. Hopefully that will subside in the new year, preferably before Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes comes out.
brought Transistor today because I'm getting bored of Red Dead and it was only a few quid. i've beaten the first boss but i'm not really into it. does it get better?
I quite liked Transistor. It took some getting used to, but once you build up your memory and equip some great abilities, the game becomes very fun and tactical. I was very much into it.
Who here is buying Smash Bros? Maybe enough people to play online? Tha old days of Halo 3 watmm were great.
I am planning to get Smash eventually, but not on launch day. I bought SSB4 on day 1 and barely did anything with it. I imagine this will be the same for me. I like Smash but I don't LOVE it like a lot of people.
I'm going to try for the Atlanta date. Great pairing.
Of course Analogue goes and drops a new variant days after mine turns up (not that fussed, looks a bit prototype)Analogue Editions: Ghostly x Analogue- A collaboration with Ghostly International]- Limited to 1000 units @ $249.99 each- Each limited edition set includes a matching white SN30 and Retro Receiver in a limited edition boxFeaturing seven exclusive boot start up sonics composed by renowned Ghostly International artists installed on each console:- Christopher Willits- Gold Panda- Mary Lattimore- Ouri- Shigeto- Tadd Mullinix- Telefon Tel AvivBespoke Bootup Sequences by Phil Fish
Did any of you get the last one with the Squarepusher bootup?
I'm still playing SMTIV Apocalypse since I never really did anything with it when it first came out. Awesome game.
Also playing Nier: Automata, and just got Mega Man 11 and Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise. I will be trying these two out this weekend.
I love these two. I'm really excited. Their collab on Jlin's Black Origami record was that album's best track.
I fucking love Dragon Ball.
What a fucking terrible song.
Yeah actually I probably agree with that.
~1:00-1:30 is the most magic part here both musically and visually for me so far
Circlont6a is pretty damn good, but nothing on Syro is better than anything on Rushup Edge, except for XMAS EVET10 .... imo
Edit: I'm a liar and an idiot. Much of Syro is better than about half of Rushup, but the highs on the Tuss album are higher than the ones on Syro.
I totally forgot about this show. There's been almost no promotion for the Atlanta show (have I missed it yet?) I guess it doesn't matter in my case, because I'm currently broke as fuck :(
Are people really disappointed? I have no reason to be. I do think it's interesting that he has maintained the same sound and style that he's been working with since the Analord days, but that's all great stuff. Really looking forward to this EP.
would assume it’s an ep leading up to an album. pretty standard shit.
He generally doesn't do that. AFX usually releases an EP and is just done with it. There are 3 instances of it in the past 3 years -- Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2, Orphaned Deejay Selek, and Cheetah.
Either way, I'm excited!
Paying for music is out, it seems.
I buy all of my favorite artists. I use spotify to find new ones or just listen to a playlist on shuffle
I can not live without their discovery weekly playlist anymore. that is fantastic.
Same here. I'll happily buy the album of an artist I love in order to support them.
I was really into the Discovery Weekly list at one point, but then it started repeating artists and playing songs that I already liked, making the playlist kind of useless. Now, I actually do look forward to the playlist radio for the off-chance that I'll find something new. I just don't want to be forced to listen to radio when I just want to listen to my personal lists. I'll never like Ariel Pink. (Seriously, Spotify seems to think I'll love him and The I.L.Y's if they are played enough.)
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I love BOTW so much. I have a coworker who just started playing it, so she's been asking me for tips since I 100%-ed it. In talking to her about it, I've been wanting to replay it... so I just bought the Wii U version just so I'd have a reason to try it all over again. I will do so as soon as I finish with Triangle Strategy, which I am loving. I'm near the end now and might play NG+, but maybe not.