Post by Gamemusicfreak on Dec 12, 2007 10:18:17 GMT -5
I love Skies! The soundtrack is incredibly inspiring, and the battles aren't complicated. Really they're more like a traditional turn-based style than anything else. The only reason I haven't finished it is because I juggle too many RPGs at a time.
So what do you guys think about Guitar Hero? You know, being far more popular and all. I haven't played any music games with special controllers besides a bit of Donkey Konga (but rarely with the kongas, we only had one), which is great if you play 4 players.
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I've always known that Guitar Freaks came first and was very good as well as popular in Japan, but I've been wondering why Guitar Heroes was the one to take off outside of Japan. It must have been the track selection... probably just more US-friendly.
As for other special peripheral rythem games, I never cared much for them. Mostly because they require special peripherals. Rock Band really seems to go to far in that case. I don't even own Donkey Konga and it's Bongo, it's my cousin's, but I'm only considering buying one because I so badly want to play Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (made by the team that worked on Mario Galaxy). Outside of that, this look mighty fun too bad it's unlikely I'll ever find ar arcade with it.
Post by Red Hairdo on Dec 15, 2007 20:25:38 GMT -5
Eh, I did see the Ys ORIGIN one, cool to see others. : ) And yeah, Guitar Hero is the music game I like the least. As for StepMania, I don't have anything against it. xD Also, you can insert musics, so that you can dance later in StepMania (PC), can't you? Isn't that why we see Ys-related songs in the game?
Most of what I've bought recently has been for other people. Though I did just send in a Falcom order for myself, too:
* 901 - Sora no Kiseki Material Collection Portable + jdk Band Ohirome Live DVD + 2008 calendar * M026 - Perfect Collection Ys I & II Super Arrange Zenkyokushuu * M025 - Perfect Collection Ys I & II Yonemitsu Ryou Zenkyokushuu
It's really only the first item on there that I wanted, but I figure, heck, if I'm spending all that money on shipping, I might as well throw in some CDs I don't yet own.
Ultra deja vu!! You made the EXACT same post before, didn't you!?
Aha! I consider myself educated now. I suppose that makes sense; I imagine the market for foreign titles ten or fifteen years ago was probably even more limited in other countries than it was in the US at the time. Interesting to know. Thanks.
Post by Red Hairdo on Dec 22, 2007 13:56:25 GMT -5
MP83 and Red 'do both-- I'm curious to know why that is. Do you generally regard the English translations from Japanese to be superior to anything you get in your native language? Just wondering.
Topic-Related Blabber: Latest purchase of mine? Final Fantasy VI Advance. Pictures to come, when I drag out my camera on Christmas...
Wow, my reasons are pretty much the same of MP83's, only with minor differences.
There never was and there still isn't ANY officially translated games to my main language, portuguese. When fan-translations of portuguese-english started to show up, there were always two reason for me not to even think about it: I was already far too used to playing games in english and secondly the translations weren't top-notch. I mean, usually the translators' english were worse than mine, so it would be much better for me to play the games in english to understand them myself.
And like MP83's case, the only thing I could actually find in portuguese was the games' boxes and manuals/ booklets. Though nowadays we don't have even that (which is not a bad thing for me ).
Also there's another reason. I use (write in) the english language A LOT and daily, unlike portuguese. So when it comes to writing and reading, english is much better to me. Ironic fact: I'm able to understand and comprehend books and texts better when they are written in english... with very very few exceptions.
Really weird stuff, that all must be some sort of consequence of the world's globalization or something, too.