My VG Music Picks #70 – Cursed Leorina (Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

So I recently found out that the Klonoa 2 soundtrack is available on iTunes but only in America and Japan, and that makes me very annoyed. Come on, Namco, let me pay you money for your cool game soundtracks! Anyway, brief rant over, let’s talk about probably my favourite boss theme from Klonoa 2. Continue reading

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My VG Music Picks #69 – Striptease (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

For those of you who are paying attention, yes, I AM being incredibly childish, but with this being the 69th VG Music Pick, I felt like I had to pick a fitting piece of music. And if you don’t know why, Google it. But keep Safe Search on, just in case. Though, despite its title, this music piece is anything but sexy. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #64 – Courtney Gears (Ratchet & Clank 3)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Ratchet & Clank 3)

I’ve never really found any music from the Ratchet & Clank series to be particularly memorable. Their soundtracks have never been bad but they were clearly designed to be more atmospheric; they’re the kind of music you can enjoy in the moment rather than independent of the game. As you can probably guess by now, there is one exception – the boss battle music that plays during the fight against robot pop-star Courtney Gears. Continue reading

Favourite Moments in Fiction #11 – Slip Slide Icecapades (Crash Twinsanity)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Crash Twinsanity)

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Despite being something of a rush-job, resulting in a lot of cut content and glitches aplenty, Crash Twinsanity managed to still receive some positive reception from critics and fans alike. And I think one of the main reasons for that was that it took the concept of archenemies Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Cortex working together and ran with it as best as it could, resulting in some genuinely hilarious antics. One standout for me (and no doubt others) in particular are the Humiliskate levels; the first one specifically. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #43 – The Battle for Everyone’s Souls (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

I’ve discussed my love for Persona 3‘s final boss before (along with all the other reasons I enjoyed that game), and one of the reasons I love it so much, despite its length, is the music that accompanies it – The Battle for Everyone’s Souls. God, even the song title is cool! Continue reading