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31 Days: Day 10 - Inside the Tomb

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Sometimes it only takes a good piece of music to raise your adrenalin in the late hours of the night. I personally enjoy a good spooky song in the late hours of the night, especially if I’m at work. I can’t quite explain why but for one reason or another I find it enjoyable. I especially enjoy the ones that are more so atmospheric rather than musical. To that end Tomb of the Ancients fits the bill rather nicely.

 

Rayman 2 – Tomb of the Ancients

 

The level itself isn't very tomb like from what I remember. I mean sure there are some robot remain but this could just as easily be a dumping spot for old units that are outdated. The stage does have a spooky vibe with poison/murky water, wrecked ships, spiders, and skeletal like enemies that work sort of like a wall master from The Legend of Zelda. ultimatly the design of the stage is meh. What really brings this one up is the music. 

The piano at times frantic, the echoes in the distance, the intensity of the violins. All of these elements coming together with an organization that makes it less a song and more part of the overall atmosphere of the level. I really enjoy that quality as it not only enhances the environment of the level itself, but also the player’s surroundings. It is hard to explain but there is just something about music like Tomb of the ancients that can really change the way you feel within your current space. It’s almost as if it bleeds into your mind and that then gets passed on to your perception of the room you’re in making you feel uncomfortable or uneasy. This makes it a great track for the game, and for me a great piece of music to listen to in the late hours of the night. In the right space with a fair amount of control the temporary fear induced by songs like this can actually be rather enjoyable (at least to me). Like a decent horror move by the end I find myself leaving a bit happier than before.

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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).