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31 Days: Day 16 - Fun is infinite

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Hello everyone and welcome to day 16 of 31 days. Today’s song is:

 

please note that the song used here is the boss theme in the us version

 

Sonic CD: Boss theme (US) version.

Talk about intimidating this song really is something. I don’t know which I find creepier, the laugh or the music itself. The song plays with a degree of urgency, and it’s really got some power to it. Even though your simply facing off against Robotnik, the same Robotnik you’ve fought 100 times before, this song makes what was once a routine encounter a more menacing one. This is one of the few songs that actually made me feel paranoid after playing it at night. In that sense I suppose they did a good job as that seemed to be the intention of switching up the track for the US version. The JP version is this

 

The difference is night and day. As for my involvement with sonic CD I didn’t play it until very late in the game, and while some people hold it in very high regard I can’t say I felt the same by the time I got to it.

 

Now before you decide to impale me on a pike hear me out. I got it in a collections package and was somewhat confused by it when I got my hands on it, since it was rather different from the previous entries. No chaos emerald, the zones felt a bit weird, and the soundtrack while good was still different, at least from what I was used to. The time mechanic while interesting was not all that good in my opinion. You have to gain massive speed to travel through time which I feel is part of the games problem. If you don’t know the level getting the proper jump into the past or future can be a problem as what’s ahead can slow you down, possibly even enough to render your pass through a time post useless. Time travel is alright in and of itself but it lacks the consistency and fluidity of a game like Oracle of Ages. I also feel like these time posts hinder some of the “exploration” and experimentation/consistency of level routs. You could be traveling in a particular route and then hit a post that you don’t want, and then get flung into a version of the level you may not even like. If you want to get rid of it you have to activate it and purposely stop to cancel it which breaks the flow of a sonic game (at least for me).

While it’s not a bad game I can’t say I enjoyed it more than something like sonic 2 or sonic 3 and knuckles. For those of you that enjoyed it Kudos to you, in the end playing games is about playing the things that make you feel happy.

 

 

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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010

Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.



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A Few things about me
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- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.

- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.

- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.

- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.

- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time

- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).

- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.

- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.

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My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango
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This is a commission I had done for me by Inquisitive Ravenclaw. You should check out his site if you like the following piece



Link: https://theunknown1-arts.tumblr.com

I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:

My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece:



You can find him on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFs2UhJYPVITYWCiqMk-z3w

He also has other venues listed on his profile here, take a look if you are so inclined:
https://www.destructoid.com/?a=141057&name=Alphadeus&chaos=ok&start=0

The community is full of people with all kinds of talent and I'm very pleased to be a part of it along with all of you (yes, you too fair reader).