Final fantasy The..Thera..T..MUSIC!

The game I want to talk to you about is called Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. It is the ideal recreational game. This is hilarious really since usually Final fantasy games are quite elaborate.

Are you a big fan of the Final fantasy music?

Have you collected the soundtracks and know the songs by heart?

Then you’ll love this game. No really, you will. Because it will be a hell a lot easier for you to play than for  a person who’s never heard the music. It actually helps to know the beats and the melodies.

It revisits the musicals scores starting from the very first FF to the latest.

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Unfortunately, only the main games, not the extra side tracks that were released. This bummed me out because I really loved the music in Chocobo Racing! And yes! You get to beat Sephiroths butt again! Horrah!

Anywho, you start by selecting 4 characters to add to your party. The heroes from all games are available. Extra characters are available to unlock through collecting crystal shards. By going through music scores playing epilepsy Guitar Hero by using your pen, you gain experience, level up, find treasures and get ridiculous cramps in your pinky.

My minions, or my party, contained the self-loathing loner, Squall, the radioactive ball buster (Sword HAH) Cloud, the playboy with two tails Zidane and Terra, whom I have no opinion off.

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They are in an adorable chibi format which makes them extra adorable. I know it might not be a very manly statement, but it is the truth. There are 3 modes available in the main story game.

1)      Battle (plenty of ball mashing)

2)      Squiggly movie roundie thingie.

3)      Walking through terrain by moving your cursor more than actually pressing the balls

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If you are bored with the mellow Normal mode, then there is the Dark note section that will satisfy your sadistic need.

I kid you not, if you do not have arteritis, then this will cause it. I must love the pain because that is where I spend most of my time.

There is some sort of limited googoo gaagaa community mode ala Nintendo. Where you can play co op (if you have friends L )or pick up Dark notes from your friends to share in your agony.

All kidding aside, this is a great game. It’s well made, the controls are easy and it is a great tribute to the music and heart collected through Final fantasy history.

The only thing I have a beef with is that you have to BUY new song content!!!

For shame Nintendo L

So here is for a great game!

Speaking of game.

I’ve done some great progress on my puzzle game!

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Till next time!

Yours truly in game

Anjo banjo

Final countdown

So we’ve finally done it! Our plane tickets are booked and we are leaving America on the 20th December!

But first we are making  a quick stop in New York to say goodbye to a good friend over there. I am extremely exited but also very nervous. Flying has never been my fortay. It scares the living heck out of me. That being said, let’s continue on with another topic.

PETA (The People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have gotten another stick up their bums. It seems that they’ve sank to a new all time low in grasping for media attention in accusing Nintendo’s beloved mascot Mario for wearing a dead animal.

If PETA, who kills more animals then they save, have an issue with video game characters becoming another creature (in this case, a raccoon that flies non the less), then they have made it clear that they do not know the difference between reality and fantasy. People like that we usually just throw into a mental institution, put on a “I hug myself” jacket and throw away the key.

They claim that it sends out the wrong message.

Honestly, even children know that you cannot fly by putting a raccoon tail on your bum. It is the same issue where the gaming industry seems to be a repetitive victim of crazy people blaming them for raising their children the wrong way. That a game containing  guns and violence will create violent people.

It is so easy to blame a game, rather then your own failure as a parent. I also dislike when people do not give children enough credit for knowing the difference between reality and fantasy. Something that PETA fails to do.

“Tanukis are real-life raccoon dogs who are beaten and, as PETA’s undercover exposés show, often skinned alive for their fur,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman.

It is terrible that it happens, but to blame a game for inspiring such behavior is ludicrous. You know what inspires violence, wars and skinning? MONEY! Go after the people who make money of real war and contributing to real world issues.

Thank you Kotaku for bringing this to our attention.

On that note, I’ll leave you with the latest Shawn Boyd Mix tape cover designed by yours truly!

Music and Art

It’s been a very intense week last week for many of my friends.

My friend Shawn Boyd released his first Demo.

LISTEN!

I am the first to admit that I do not know much about rap, but this is actually pretty good! I always support my creative friends in their craft. It’s good to see when people chase their dreams rather then conform to something they do not enjoy doing. A soul feels a lot better when it has a creative outlet. This is why I cannot fall asleep most night unless I drew something during the day.

For the sake of creativity, here is a drawing I made for Shawn Boyds Demo:

Yes, I started to let deviantart watermark my art. I’ve been having some problems with people using my art without permission. It happens and I will not make a big fuss out of it. Just label them from now on.

I am exited for what this week has to bring. I am currently onboard on my friend Jonathans project and creating yet another fun game! We also have a writer onboard for the dialogue! I’ll keep you fellows posted once we’ve gotten off from the idea phase.

I started sketching the last few weeks and there isn’t really much to show yet.

I’ll end this blog entry here and continue on with Monday!

Till next time!