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Mega Man. He’s a classic video game character. He’s the robot that blasts his way through scores of enemy robots. But … this isn’t a post about Mega Man. It’s a post about Mighty No. 9, the new upcoming game from the team behind Mega Man.
When I first heard about this project I knew I wanted to support it. I’m not great at this kind of game. But I like to encourage the development of this sort of nonsense. And $5 wouldn’t give me a copy of the game which was ok, because it was only being developed for PC. Well it seems like I wasn’t alone in my support for this project because not only has the $900k goal been achieved fairly quickly, but the kickstarter stretch goal for Mac/Linux support has been passed. And now I’ve gone back to kickstarter and increased my pledge to $20 so I will have a chance to play the game when it comes out…in 2015.
Kickstarter: Mighty No. 9
Today at long last was the day Chris Colfer had his signing at Vromans. I had been looking forward to this for a while (for an indeterminate period of time longer than a week). Much praise to the Vromans staff. I took a picture from the line. It’s an awful picture; blurry and his head is obstructed. Ah well it wasn’t important.
Continue reading “Chris Colfer signed his new book at Vromans, and street pass OC madness”
I don’t recommend reading this post if you do not care about Nintendo, foursquare check ins, and so forth. Last night I downloaded the system update for the Nintendo 3DS to unlock the StreetPass Relay Points. And then today I went around to several places to try and use said StreetPass Relay Points. This is a recap of where I went. Continue reading “The Nintendo 3DS and the quest for the green light”
Last night I was on the elliptical machine when my iPod nano shuffled to Gerudo Valley, track 4 of The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD. The CD was a special pack in with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which I regrettably didn’t play as much as I have played the soundtrack.
I don’t think of myself as a super video game nerd, and my friends who do play video games can vouch for my lack of game playing ability. But this collection of music I think stands out as good music, exceeding what I would have expected from a video game soundtrack or a television or cinema score. Of course there are little moments when musical cues provide a thrill associated with memories of gameplay; if at anytime in real life I were to hear the secret notification and a key falls out of the sky I think it would be the best thing ever. (Main Theme Medley, 0:48)
Track Listing for The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD
- The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Medley
- Kariko Village – Twilight Princess Theme
- The Wind Waker Symphonic Movement
- Gerudo Valley
- Great Fairy’s Fountain Theme
- Twilight Princess Symphonic Movement
- The Legend of Zelda Main Theme Medley
- Ballad of the Goddess from Skyward Sword
Yesterday I found out that Viz (VizKids) published a translation of the Legend of Zelda manga series and I may have purchased all ten volumes. I was reviewing one for Edelweiss but didn’t realize there was a whole series. I had finished Ocarina of Time Part 1 and wanted to continue on so I checked at the bookstore I was in and on the shelf I found all ten of them sitting there, waiting for me. I immediately looked online and read about the ten volumes — hopefully soon to be more than ten with the upcoming release(s) for Skyward Sword — and perhaps as a rash impulse buy I grabbed all of them.
As a confession, I haven’t finished most of the games. This is one of the reasons people give me grief about video games; that and lack of skill. However the manga are helping me fill in the plot holes. It’s a little better than reading spoilers online…Plus, if I don’t buy books, bookstores may cease to exist as we know them. :-/
Anyhow: positive review, both for the CD and the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Part 1. One jar containing a fairy out of one jar slot.
Edit: I forgot to mention that Koji Kondo is responsible for much of the Legend of Zelda music.