Music of the Week #185

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Meh

OldMonk

 

I’m at a lack of souls either because of my inattentiveness or just not that many shows that I want to watch are airing. I think around Week 3 where the earliest shows have their 3rd episode are the latest times a new series could start off so I’ll be waiting til next week before I have a definitive list on what I’ll be watching for sure. But for now, nothing that new going on.

Let’s just move right onto the music here. Last week we were at the Storm King and we were at Maiden Astraea before. Similar to the previous 2 archdemons, the Old Monk is another gimmick fight that really varied in experience for a lot of people. Before I move on, I will have to say Tower of Latria (World 3) is probably one of the best designed levels in the entire franchise since I loved all the sectors. The Old Monk’s gimmick is that if someone used the online invasion item, they would replace the regular AI character boss and become the final boss of the sector. This could range from being easy to hard and I have acted as a boss a few times. Hilariously enough, most people actually die before even making it to the boss room thanks to the Mind Flayer mobs outside.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Episode 38- Frozen Phoenix

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Episode 38- Frozen Phoenix

We enter the thresh hold of Part 3’s conclusion, but before we enter the gates of hell, our mangy canine meets the bloodthirsty guard of DIO’s mansion. This along with D’arby was one of the most anticipated fights and while I didn’t find the fight that amazing in the manga, watching it now really does put it into perspective.

Let the Heritage for the Future players’ PTSD return.

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Winter 2015 Harem Break Down- World Break, Fafnir, Shinmai, and Duo

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Winter 2015 Harem Break Down- World Break, Fafnir, Shinmai, and Duo

So let’s break this down. We had a whopping total of 6 harem series this season and I happened to watch 4 of them. There was Saenai and Isuca but I ignored both and decided to at least get some half-assed action and I was greeted with these four that stand to be judged. Anyone who paid attention to me knows which I hate the least but oh well, let’s get down to it.

I don’t even feel like using pictures so 3 small walls of text await you.

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Music of the Week #184

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Spring time

StormKing

Spring season is going by but I find myself lacking in shows, guess I’ll have to wait a few more days before everything starts rolling out. I doub I’ll pick up anything to cover episodically like Jojo since most of them will most likely be comedy or be too wordy (I’m looking at you Oregairu). Also, I might not even pick a fanservice of the season show other than DxD, mostly so I can just laugh at it with my friends

Other than that, I’m just waiting to report. Hopefully will finish the Harem Roundup for last season.

This week’s theme is that of the Storm King, the archdemon for World 4, the Shrine of Storms. Something about archdemons and how most of them are all gimmick fights. In Storm King’s case, it is the mother(?) of all the flying stingray beasts that populate the area. You have to kill around 10 of them to make the Storm King near the ground as its constantly flying high in the sky. Normally, you would use a bow or some magic, but there’s an extremely likable gimmick to this fight that makes it memorable. Farther in the battlefield is a field of monumental stones that house a weapon called Storm Ruler. In any other area, the Storm Ruler would be an easily broken twig of a sword, but in this map only, the weapon gains a new effect. Using the strong attack button, the Storm Ruler can charge a concentrated wave of air and tear through the air. Just by presentation, Storm King was a great boss.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Episode 37- Horsed

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Episode 37- Horsed

The comedic Hol Horse episode segments come to a close and now we have only combat for the next few months. So that being said, I honestly didn’t care that much on how this episode turned out since comedy episodes are exponentially less entertaining when you already know what’s going to happen compared to action.

So let’s give Hol Horse and Boingo their final applause as the comedy thresh hold to the End Game has been crossed.

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Music of the Week #183

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Back on the saddle

GarlVinland

 

It’s break recovery week so not much is going on. The harems have ended and the Spring season will start by earliest sometime this week and I’ll actually have to see if anything is worth watching. Speaking of harems, they’ll get themselves a short roundup with my thoughts on them shortly but for now, not much news going on.

Been obsessing over Bloodborne for the past few days, already got myself spoiled but being me, I know I’ll enjoy playing through the game. Other than Bloodborne, FFXV looks marvelous and very homey with the literal roadtrip with bros feeling going on. DMC4:SE needs no introduction and I’m still surprised they decided to make Trish and Lady playable.

Anyways, simple week ahead so lets move on to the music.

Didn’t think I’d reach this far into the Demon’s Souls soundtrack already but here we are. The other bosses in the Valley of Defilment (World 5) are honestly very lackluster. Leechmonger and Dirty Colossus are just open area fights with bosses taking on the thematic feel of the world by being disgusting. However, they gave us a surprise as the Arch demon for this world (the final boss of the given world) turns out to be the least disgusting of them all. Maiden Astraea, a lady dressed in white alongside her faithful guardian, Garl Vinland serve as the boss. Once members of the church, Astraea threw away her holy obligations to help the wretched denizens of the valley, and they began worshiping her as their god and soon she became to hold the soul of a demon. Garl only acted upon his accord and wished to stay by Astraea’s side, protecting her frail form with his enormous weapon. When you enter to fight them, Astraea begs you to leave them as they have found a home here and have done nothing wrong. You are given two options at this point, either confront Astraea directly by facing Garl Vinland in combat or kill Astraea from afar. Whichever one you choose however, when one of the duo dies, their partner will be stricken with grief and commit suicide.

While Demon’s Souls has its share of tough bosses, this was one of the more eye opening experiences that also hinted at the nature of the ending.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Episode 36- Horsing Around

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Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders Episode 36- Horsing Around

I have no idea why they decided to make this two episodes but in all honesty, I guess the length does fit pretty nicely. This week and the next, Hol Horse will be undertaking yet another attempt at the Joestar Crew’s life. This time, he is partnered with Boingo and his future sight. With this lasting for another week, I can predict that we have 3-4 more episodes before we finally reach DIO.

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