hey. i'm sitting here listening to the FFVII OST while i work (partly because i just read about the remix being released later this week and felt like getting ready, and partly because i just downloaded 7.5GB of FF music and i've got to go through it to see what i like and what i don't like) and damn if i don't want to play the game again.
like, right now.
sure, part of me might want to because ANYTHING would be better than work, but no, i think it's more than just that.
i honestly think it's the music.
so, are there any OSTs that tighten yer pants? that make you want to drop everything you're doing and pick up the game again? for me it's FFVI, FFVII, FFX, KH, KHII, Chrono Trigger, Ocarina of Time, PoP: Sands of Time, God of War, Jet Set Radio Future...
list might go on, but that's all i got off the top of my head.
it's a list of the top 25 best selling video games of all time. i'm sure the data is out there on other sites, but this guy was nice enough to put it together in one place and give us some nice graphics.
one problem i have with the list is that they're counting Pokemon games (like Red and Blue, Gold and Silver, etc.) as one. forgive me if i'm wrong, but are they not 2 separate games, on 2 separate cartridges? same with Nintendogs... oh well.
any surprises on the list? i was surprised by:
- the #1 slot (thought the top seller was #2)
- all the Pokemons (gotta catch 'em all!)
- Nintendogs and Brain Age selling as much as they did
- Super Mario Land, The Sims 2, Mario Kart 64, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Mario Kart even being ON the list
- Vice City beating out the other GTAs (thought it would be III)
- Halo 2 being so low on the list
how many have you guys played? i count 17 out of 29 (there are a few games tied for #25).
so i'm talking with work colleagues the other day about some sketches on Chappelle's Show and we get to talking about how Chappelle's magic was that he was able to do pretty edgy stuff but keep it light and fairly unoffensive somehow. we then lament and reflect on Chappelle's passing from sketch comedy (or at least i did).
THEN someone has the AUDACITY to say "speaking of edgy, have you seen that Mind of Mencia sketch..."
and i just tuned out.
seriously? Carlos Mencia? edgy? that's like saying the Blue Collar Comedy Tour is edgy... or that a fucking CIRLCE is edgy. it simply ain't true.
so what do you say to these people? the only reason Mencia was able to rise is because Chappelle left behind a pretty big hole and Comedy Central had to fill it with SOMETHING. lowest common denominator ftw!
anybody watch today's Epileptic Gaming? they're going on and on about how they might be in trouble with the higher-ups due to low viewer numbers.
funny thing is, i've been watching pretty much weekly for a couple of months now (eh, it's pretty good and it kills an hour at work) and i haven't been able to tune in for 2 weeks now... this is my first episode back after a 2 week hiatus.
coincidence? i think not.
my question to you is - are you watching? have you ever? did Summa jumping ship here and joining ruin it for you?
so, i just got done watching the seventh installment of the Final Fantasy retrospective that's running over on gametrailers where they covered FFX and X-2 and after watching it i immediately jumped over to youtube to watch the ending of FFX again.
and i was moved.
physically? ah, no. that would be quite the ending to move me physically. no, i was moved emotionally.
Final Fantasy X has, in my opinion, the most moving ending i have ever experienced in a video game. it's a combination of the music, what is said, what isn't said, and of course what happens. they could have ended it on the hand slap/tag-in and i would have been fine (and no that's not a spoiler - you would have NO idea what i'm talking about unless you've seen it).
other endings that have moved me?
- Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts II
- Shadow of the Colossus
endings i was probably moved by but can't exactly remember?
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Final Fantasy VI
- Chrono Trigger
so i put the question to you: what's the most moving ending(s) you've experienced? and please, NO SPOILERS. the title says no spoilers - don't make a liar.