Music of the Week #550

Pressed for time.

I’ve finished my first playthrough of Elden Ring but writing about it is going to take some time since I have a couple other things to do before I can really concentrate on getting my full thoughts about it. Aside from that, I managed to catch up with at least two of the weekly series I mentioned being interested in and I’m still wondering if I should cover them weekly like I used to or not. I’m actually so impressed with Date A Live 4’s quality compared to Seasons 3 and 4 that I’m trying to get some more work done to talk about it sooner. I’ll see what I can get out during the weekend but I’ll be busy for the next couple weeks.

Lord Crump is a legitimate joke in the game but I do appreciate his hustle in trying to be trouble for you and he’s more or less the Junior Troopa of this game with the constant run-ins against him. His tricks doesn’t really involve himself getting any stronger but having more tools and X-Nauts to throw at you. His mech however is pretty cool and does become a relatively tough fight when we see it again way down the line.

Music of the Week #549

Spring is here

And I’m too busy to fully indulge in it yet. I say this because while I was planning to write up a quick thoughts on Bisque Doll, I realized that it was time for a new season and while I said I was mostly interested in just A Couple of Cuckoos, I found a bunch of shows that I kind of want to watch. So far it’s

  • A Pair of Cuckoos
  • Paripi Koumei
  • Date A Live 4
  • Kaguya-Sama
  • Koi wa Sekai Seifuku no Ato De

It’s been a while since I had a season with so much potential, but that’s Spring for you, that’s the season that usually has a lot of bangers.

This week’s theme is the Shadow Sirens, a mini-boss group that you wouldn’t expect to keep running into all the way until the end-game. The way they act, as how simple they are to fight, belies their true nature of being pretty contextual to the game’s final scenario. Notably of course, is that one of them ends up being a party member later on.

Music of the Week #547-548

A week late but there’s a justifiable reason.

My hard drive died so I went and scrambled around trying to recover data and buy a new PC. I had an excuse to play more Elden Ring but I’m mostly stalling on fighting the last trio of bosses before finishing the first playthrough at approximately 160 hours. I have plenty of things to say about the game but I’m having a fun of helping people kill bosses with certain weapon art + talisman combo builds.

The two week theme connection does however flow nicely into each other as we cover both the Boggly Woods and Boggly Tree themes, two overall really atmospheric areas that contrast really hard with the rambunctious and busy theme the Puni’s come to associate with the area later. I’ve said before how the chapter basically ends up like Pikmin and how some people don’t like it as much but I thought it was pretty novel, if not a ploy to convince other companies on just how many bodies the Gamecube could process at once on a screen. I might have said this already but I’m not a big fan of Flurrie either for gameplay or just in-universe context. I have no idea what she’s supposed to be.