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Music of the Week #554

Annoying setbacks.

Been trying to get more writing and other projects done or started but I’ve been trying to make up for my computer dying on me a couple months back and restoring my collection but it’s been an arduous process to say the least. I was reminded that I still had my Bisque Doll write-up to finish up and how I said I wanted to talk about some of the Spring series so I hope I can get over this current little bump in the road and get back to writing more regularly.

As mentioned last time, Glitzville is considered one of the favorites in the game and despite being only one screen outside in the entire zone, it is rather full of stuff to look at, sort of. There’s a couple elements that only become important once the Scooby Doo segments start up with the mystery of the Glitz Pit becomes relevant but until then, you get a Juice Bar that doesn’t sell you juice and only a hot dog stand. While it looks fancy and jam packed, it is rather small.

Music of the Week #553

Late again

Had to catch up with other stuff for a bit but now I have all the free time in the world. Now having the right mind to maintain said time is going to be the real difficult part. I’m already a bit behind on weekly anime and I still want to talk about Elden Ring preferably this month too. We’ll see how it goes.

This week’s theme preludes one of the most unexpected and delightful chapters in The Thousand Year Door that most people will commonly agree that is not only better than the Boggly Woods, but one of the best chapters in the game as a whole. Glitzville is incredibly small, only boasting around 5-6 unique screens but is jam packed with story and even a bit of mystery. It’s easily one of my favorites as well but my absolute favorite? We’ll we have a discussion for that later.

Music of the Week #551-552

Back on schedule.

Was absolutely swamped with work until recently so I’ve been out of it for two weeks. This also means that I only partially am caught up with spring releases which I’ll probably catch up with over the rest of the week. I’m also finally free to write up my Elden Ring thoughts although I feel as though that will also take a bit of time.

Things did however line up decently well for music discussion. Today we get a set of off-chapter shenanigans including Peach and Bowser, whose scenarios we’ve discussed briefly before. Bowser gets a couple mini-games in the vein of the original Super Mario Bros while Peach gets to go around being Solid Snake again and sneak around the X-Naut base. Instead of Twink, it’s TEC, and I grew to enjoy his character immensely even though it comes off as a bit creepy but in an intriguing way. Whereas Peach’s fun section in Paper Mario was about baking a cake, now one of the scenarios you need to do is dance with a clone hologram to teach TEC what dancing is.

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.

Music of the Week #546

Man, we’re on top of things this week.

Disco Elysium’s post could have used a bit more love but I finished that way back in September, and I definitely do not have the time to try and go through another file. Unless, the PS5 version can improve the load times, who knows. In any case, I’m all prepped for Elden Ring.

After I actually beat the damn thing. I’m 110 hours in and at the Consecrated Snowfields and don’t want it to end

This tune might not be to everyone’s favor as I’ve seen many people call the Great Boggly Tree a rather lackluster chapter in the context of the ones to succeed it. It’s essentially 2D pikmin and micromanaging them isn’t too bad but it does a couple extra seconds making sure all of them are following you to hit those combined weight puzzles. I do like how one of the jabbies can join the puni army though. Although to be fair, the music track does get a little grating compared to the overall serene tunes of the woods itself. Also, Flurrie is my least favorite partner..