Episode 70: Musical journey

Kaz continues her labor on Hogger and William binges on Nier while Kyle is off in wine country.  In the news we talk about the SNES Classic preorders, the awful pokemon Fest and new Dragon Ball FighterZ characters.  At the end, William takes us through his Top five examples of Storytelling through Music.  Come pause with us!
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Kaz-Garrosh HellScream announced for Heroes of the storm https://twitter.com/BlizzHeroes/status/888051090494595072

SNES classic preorders have started rolling out! http://www.techtimes.com/articles/211970/20170724/super-nes-classic-edition-preorders-to-be-available-via-target.htm

Walmart has already released some preorders, and then canceled some https://www.gamespot.com/articles/some-snes-classic-pre-orders-from-walmart-are-gett/1100-6451969/

First ever Pokemon Go Live event was … awful

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/07/24/pokemon-go-fest-represented-the-best-and-worst-of-a-bumpy-first-year

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/watch-the-most-awkward-moments-from-pokemon-gos-fi/1100-6451968/

We were right about the 2 new characters for DB FighterZ: Piccolo and Krillin

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/first-screenshots-of-dragon-ball-fighterzs-newest-/1100-6451884/

GTX is happening, also Plup wins a melee tourney with two gods.

https://smash.gg/tournament/gametyrant-expo-2017

 

William’s Top 5 Examples of Storytelling Through Music

5  The Zelda Series – Everything {8-music theory youtube}  Hyrule Castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuN9Y7MNJW8 to Farewell Hyrule King:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmqf1Fztvr8

4  Chrono Trigger – Zeal     Battle With Magus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKrAKxzAXsk and Zeal Palace Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swsswovrlgw and Schala’s Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIJxrAHuk7Q (and Undersea Palace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5PyG42VWvk)

3  Shovel Knight – Knight Leitmotifs Main Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysCxbfg1VvY and Requiem of Shield Knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1tSmLj4_tc to The Betrayer (Enchantress Final Form): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txQwfMGw3Ss

2  Majora’s Mask – Clock Town Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h_sSI0nHQc Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojPozIS5cPk Day 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPGpXCC6ybU&t=639s

HM- Anduin’s theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWH1KKOsoY&t=713s

1  Final Fantasy 6 – World of Ruin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fRIftyGh94 to Searching for Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96wnpkcZIYw

One thought on “Episode 70: Musical journey

  1. Thank you for the spoiler alert on Chrono Trigger. I know, I’m a bad person for not having played it yet, but I finally realized it’s available on Android (the only platform I have right now that can play it) so I might be fixing that soon!

    Anyhoo, I thought that Final Fantasy: Chrystal Chronicles had excellent music design! I mean, the music alone is good in its own right (I even bought the soundtrack for it on CD back in the day). But it especially does a good job at telling the story of each place you visit. There are so many great examples of this, but to me the most powerful one is the music of the town, Tida. Not really a town anymore, Tida is actually one of the “dungeons” you explore in order to obtain a drop of myrrh. It used to be a town, but fell to the miasma when its caravan failed to return. The place is filled with the undead as well as decrepit buildings and signs of what the place used to be like. The background music for Tida is at once eerie, foreboding, and mournful. Listening to it gives you such a poignant feeling of loss. In fact, I think the music’s crushing sense of despair actually makes the dungeon more difficult to clear than it otherwise would be. In most of the other dungeons, the music is at least exciting or threatening. In Tida, it just saps the soul and kinda makes you want to give up and die… just like its former inhabitants. Maybe it sounds like I’m being over dramatic, but it felt that way to me! In the game, you could go back and clear the dungeons multiple times, but Tida was one place I did not want to revisit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJgj9Q6Hw6g

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