Jump to content

RikSP

Member
  • Content Count

    677
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    16

Everything posted by RikSP

  1. RikSP

    Best Song Ever Written

    Title says it all really, I want you to post what you think is the best song ever written. There are some rules, however. 1. No negativity. You don't like a song that's been posted? Tough shit. Keep it to yourself. This is a thread for people to celebrate what they think are some of the best songs ever written in their respective genres. 2. More than one. Everyone has a list of songs that they think are the best of all time, so post more than one, fuck knows I'll be posting more than one. 3. Don't be a cunt. Basically the same as rule 1, but reinforced. You're not going to agree with everyone's taste, just as everyone isn't going to agree with your taste. This thread is a celebration of what people (for whatever reason) think are some of the best songs ever written. My hope is that together we can create a playlist that celebrates musicianship and transcends genres. So to begin...
  2. RikSP

    Best Song Ever Written

    We're a big Bjork household. Nice choices.
  3. RikSP

    Best Song Ever Written

    Me neither, I was just really drunk and thought I did...
  4. RikSP

    Best Song Ever Written

    @Hendo Man, that's dope. The Pakistani roots (vocal and percussion) mixed with something continental (I'm hearing a lot of France in the accordion) and almost south American guitar and vocal melody later on creates something that sounds purely global. I really like this.
  5. RikSP

    Best Song Ever Written

    R.E.M. - Losing My Religion Grunge is my bread and butter. Last year I went to Seattle for a week and let me tell you, it felt like a pilgrimage. In fact, a lot of my tracks here will be grunge tracks, but R.E.M. predate the grunge scene, and for my money are one of grunge's unsung heroes. But Losing My Religion specifically feels like a masterpiece in song writing. Out of Time was the seventh album to come from R.E.M, but ironically it was their break through album. The pace of the song is relentless, never breaking the 4/4 tempo until the bridge were it slows for 8 bars before returning to the original tempo for the duration. The mandolin, too, adds an extra layer to the song making it feel exotic but instantly familiar, and in a sever juxtaposition to the lyrics, upbeat. The lyrics and melody by Michael Stipe portray a melancholy honesty that is easily missed without listening. I think R.E.M. were a great a band, and they had a lot of solid tunes, but Losing My Religion is easily my favourite, and one that will always appear in my Top Ten.
  6. RikSP

    Nintendo Switch

    That was a really great Direct. I felt an SMT shaped hole though, but otherwise I like many of the things.
  7. RikSP

    Nintendo Switch

    wiivo thought he was logged into Twitter bless him.
  8. RikSP

    The Comic Book Thread

    I just read Bloodborne: The Death of sleep from Titan Comics. Written by Ales Kot with Art by Piotr Kowalski and colour by Brad Simpson It was pretty good, especially for a video game adaptation. Some of the elements from the game, like the You Died screen, felt kinda forced and cheapened it a bit, but on the flip side to that it has some real nice lore expansion - such as why Iosefka won't open her clinic doors to hunters anymore. First issue was a bit slow, but it falls into a nice pace from 2 - 4 (it's only 4 issues). The art had some really nice, Mignola-esque panels in there, but as a whole it didn't do a lot for me. Not that it's bad, it just didn't excite me as much as it could have. It's a weird one because taking everything great about it into account it really could have been special, but looking everything that's just ok you see it could have been a lot worse. I enjoyed the story in the end though, and I'll be picking up and reading the next Bloodborne story these guys have done in a couple days.
  9. RikSP

    Kingdom Hearts III

    You’ll love Frozen.
  10. RikSP

    Nintendo Switch

    “A new Zelda is in development, see you in two years.”
  11. RikSP

    Films

    Also I love how we're still referring to it as the 'live action Lion King' when there's absolutely nothing live action about it at all.
  12. RikSP

    Films

    Yeah he's Zazu, replacing Rowan Atkinson from the cartoon. [EDIT] Snap.
  13. RikSP

    Kingdom Hearts III

    I'm looking forward to the Will Smith Genie summon DLC.
  14. RikSP

    The Hot Topic

    Shenmue 1 “HD” People have been banging on for years about how it’s the best game ever made so I was expecting something great. I wasn’t expecting it to live up to the hype by any means, and I was well aware of the Black Car/Sailor/Chinese memes so was at least expecting it to be fun. But it was just shite. I enjoyed the story and dodgy dialogue and acting, but mechanically it’s a hot mess. And forcing the player to work at the dock for the last third of the game is rubbish. “Oh, but it’s supposed to be like real life!!” they say. Piss off, it’s a game about revenge and martial arts. Imagine if Game of Death stopped for an hour so we could watch Bruce Lee work in a super market, it’d be shite. So yeah, Shenmue. Shenmue 2 was much better... Until the last 4 hours.
  15. RikSP

    Films

    I watched Velvet Buzzsaw and really enjoyed it. Everyone plays their character at just the right side of parody without ever becoming a blatant caricature, and the premise is just silly enough to be entertaining. I definitely enjoyed the character interactions the most, and would have enjoyed it as a flamboyant American Psychoesque movie if the supernatural elements had been removed.
  16. RikSP

    Kingdom Hearts III

    You can turn off attraction animations in the config menu, I found it made using them far less tedious and by the end I ended up loving them. One of the funniest moments I had in the game was when I ended up juggling a boss with the pirate ship until they died.
  17. RikSP

    Films

    Just watched Alita: Battle Angel. Absolutely loved it. Visuals and action are superb with some fantastic set pieces, and there’s a surprising amount of heart in there too. I havent read read the original Manga so I can’t compare, but it blows the 1993 OVA out the water. The blood and nudity is gone, but the violence is there in spades. Had a great time and can’t wait to see it again.
  18. RikSP

    Etrian Odyssey Nexus

    I’m close to 14 hours in now and this is genuinely one of the best games I’ve played in years.
  19. RikSP

    Etrian Odyssey Nexus

    I put 7 hours into this yesterday and I'm absolutely loving it. It's the first Etrian Odyssey game I've ever played so I didn't really know what to expect going in apart from tough as nails dungeon crawling, and to be fair that's exactly what I got. The story sees you exploring a new, previously unexplored land that holds many secrets. You land in the newly established town of Maginia which acts as your main hub and contains an Inn to rest and save your game, a shop to sell items and by equipment, a bar to undertake quests for the residents of Maginia, the Explorers Guild where you register party members and organise your party, and Expedition HQ where you receive main story missions. So far I've been tasked with doing a couple small practise quests for the towns folk, and the big boss of the expedition has tasked me with mapping unexplored labyrinths. I'm keeping the story vague because of spoilers. Your guild can hold 60 members, with 5 members making up your party, and there are 19 classes to choose from. Each class specialises in frontline or backline offense/defense/support/healing/etc so there's a lot of freedom to create a party that fits your play style, with enough room to change things around if your current party doesn't quite cut it. My current party is made up of a Hero (frontline oddense/defense), Medic (backline healer), Ronin (frontline offense+), Zodiac (backline elemental offense), and Harbinger (flex ailment specialist) so it's a pretty well rounded party and I'm not finding myself struggling yet which is really nice. I've only ever played two first person dungeon crawlers like this before (Demon Gaze II and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux) so I'm still pretty new to the genre, but it turns out I quite like it. I love drawing my map on the bottom screen as I explore, it reminds me of old console RPG's like Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun on the Mega Drive. I have vivid memories of playing it with my my Dad as we were surrounded by sheets of graph paper covered in hand drawn maps. There is an option to switch on automatic mapping if you want to, but that kinda defeats the point in my opinion. Combat is tough, but fair, and levelling up is slow. Every time a character levels up they receive a skill point which can be used to unlock and upgrade a variety of skills. There are three different tiers of skills - novice, veteran, and master - and certain skills will only be unlocked when other skills have been levelled up a few times. Again, this adds a level of customisation to the characters as you can focus on making your most used or most useful skills stronger and more deadly. Fights are your standard turn based RPG affair - attack with a weapon or a skill, skills cost points to use which have to be replenished with items, sleep, or recovery points found in the labyrinths, hit enemies with everything you have until you find weaknesses and then hit them with status ailments and everything they're weak against until they're dead. The first time you fight a new enemy is tense as you need to figure out what puts them down quickly before they kill you, and they hit you real hard in this - at the start of the game my Ronin kept being killed in one hit. Levelling up and new equipment makes a lot of difference in this, so I've found myself exploring a labyrinth until I'm out of TP (this games name for magic points), returning to town, selling any items and materials I found, sleeping, then returning to the labyrinth to do it again until I have enough money to buy the best available gear and fight the boss. It's very grindy, but in a slow and methodical way that's actually really addictive. I've found that the difficulty of the enemies, the slow, methodical exploration, and having never played an Etrian Odyssey game before so having no idea what to expect really accentuates the feeling of the unknown that the story focussing on, which is making for a genuinely brilliant experience so far.
  20. RikSP

    Picked up a PS Vita....

    PSP games play on Vita, I know because I use my Vita to play PSP games. Just Buy it in the browser and add it to your downloads, then go to the download list on your Vita and it'll be in there.
  21. RikSP

    Picked up a PS Vita....

    IIRC Persona 4 takes about 4 hours to get going properly, which sounds a lot but the game’s 100 hours long so it’s not too bad. Also Resident Evil 2 is definitely there.
  22. RikSP

    Kingdom Hearts III

    I never used the PotC keyblade, my mains were the Kingdom key, Toy Story blade and Big Hero 6 at the end.
  23. RikSP

    Kingdom Hearts III

    Interesting, I had no problem with DDD (I was lvl 55) and went back and did the last boss a couple more times so I could unlock the secret ending so Proud should be a walk in the park. Quite excited to start this one again in a couple of weeks.
  24. RikSP

    Kingdom Hearts III

    Finished. 31 hours and some change. Was unsure at first but I ended up absolutely loving it. When all the new mechanics clicked I started having a great time. I loved the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End level, and the boss in the Frozen level was one of my favourite in the series. Toy Story and Monsters Inc were great, and I loved San Fransokyo but it was way too short. Too early to call it my favourite but I'm looking forward to playing through it again now I know all the mechanics and systems and seeing if it can knock KH2 off the top spot. Next playthrough will be on Proud mode as Standard was far too easy. Looking forward to what comes next, if the new secret video is anything to go by I'm guessing something in the vein of Dream Drop Distance and I am very ok with that, especially if it follows the pattern of the spin-off's appearing on handhelds and comes to the Switch.
  25. RikSP

    Post when you complete a game ‘19

    15/01/19 - Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (PS4 Pro) 19/01/19 - Kingdom Hearts 2: Final Mix HD (PS4 Pro) 20/01/19 - Vane (PS4 Pro) 23/01/19 - Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance HD (PS4 Pro) 24/01/19 - Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep - A Fragmentary Passage (PS4 Pro) 04/02/19 - Kingdom Hearts III (PS4 Pro)
×