Sorry about the lack of posts of late, I haven't really felt that I have much to talk about. Life has been pretty repetitive of recent, consisting of playing old fourth gen video games and work. X3
I have been totally loving the hell out of video game music, especially the fourth gen stuff. For instance I've been listening to two pieces almost constanntly over the last few days, "Fillmore" from ActRaiser
and "Stage 1" from Sol-Feace
(Mega-CD/Sega-CD version). Both provide a satisfying nostalgia trip for me, which is always welcome.
I've been indulging myself recently by playing games that I'd never played before, finding some gems and some turds.
Wolfchild on the Mega-CD is one such gem. It is superior to the original Amiga version due to a single fact; the controls, which are much more fluid (mostly because of a jump button instead of pushing up to jump).
An example of a turd is ActRaiser. I know I said above that I enjoy the music, which is pretty damn awesome, and the visuals are great too. The only problem is that the controls are so freaking stiff during the action sequences that I find myself getting quite frustrated with it. It's a shame really because it does look like a beautiful game.
Maybe I'll review them in greater detail sometime.