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The Top 25 Most Disturbing Video Game Songs (25-13)

Music has always been a very integral part of almost any media. The idea of musical accompaniment to plays dates back thousands of years. In video games, the interactivity means players will precede at their own pace, so the music is often more “full” than in movies. Tracks are often used to signify places, events, or characters in games to set certain tones.

Naturally, one of these tones set is the element of fear. Most of the time, we don’t stop to think about the music used for these sequences. There are some tracks that people will listen to in their spare time for their own enjoyment; these are not those tracks. These are instead songs that, upon hearing them, will leave the listener uneasy and jarred through both their sound and their in game use.

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Amazing VGM: Demon’s Gig (Shadow Hearts)

Shadow Hearts was always an underrated series of RPGs. We do not have that many JRPGs that embrace such a dark and Gothic style outside of Shin Megami Tensei, and those games also have a high barrier for entry due to their difficulty. The original Shadow Hearts  felt very similar to PS1 era JRPGs with the exception that it was a fuck ton darker. Your first town in the game is populated by cannibals and your main character is a schizophrenic for fucks sake! Naturally, this means there will be dark and ominous music to accompany it. One of those is the boss theme in the second half of the game, “Demon’s Gig.”

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Oprainfall VGM of the Week Directory

So, since I was too busy to put together an Amazing VGM article this week, I figure the next best thing is to put together a directory of all the installments of its predecessor, VGM of the Week, that I wrote for Oprainfall back in 2015. I feel it would be cheep to post them individually since they are shorter pieces, so here is a link to each one.

Radiant Historia – The Red Locus

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows – Morishige’s Theme of Love

Penny Arcade Adventures: Episode 4 – Tycho

Shadow of the Colossus – Demise of the Ritual

Luigi’s Mansion – King Boo’s Theme

Sonic Adventure – Azure Blue World

Wonder Boy 3: Monster Lair – The Ice World

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Amazing VGM: Boss Battle 3 (The Legend of Dragoon)

Aha gotcha, mentioning The Legend of Dragoon at the end of my last Amazing VGM wasn’t a coincidence, I’ll bet you didn’t see that one coming did you? Yeah I still need to write my review on this game cause I’m almost 3/4s of a year overdue on that, but the review is lowest on my priority list. Anyway, this week’s VGM is what I consider to be this game’s best battle theme… which isn’t saying much cause I’m not too into the other ones (aside from the Forbidden land battle theme, that one is badass). They aren’t bad by any means, but they just sound so standard. Granted, i would say that fits since The Legend of Dragoon is a very standard JRPG, but it is so in a way that reminds one of why they liked JRPGs in the first place.

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Amazing VGM: Spark Mandrill (Mega Man X)

TW: A brief facetious usage of the f-slur on my part.

Yeah sorry about being too much of an Earthbound/Undertale fangirl that my last three Amazing VGM entries were related to one of them in some way. As a result, this week’s is from Mega Man X; the much more hardcore and flashy spinoff of the original Mega Man series. It’s not like those old puny 8 bit games with their bleeps and bloops. It instead signifies the FUTURE with its badass head banging synthesized guitar. Now this is the shit. It’s awesome and it can in no way relate to Underta…

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JRPG Update: 6/19/2017 – 6/24/2017

So, this week, we have seen the release of God Wars: Future Past (PS4/Vita, June 20th) and Ever Oasis (3DS, June 23rd). I have also decided to try out a new format for JRPG Update, and one will noticed most of the pictures have already been used. That is partially to save time for myself given how much time I spent editing in Amazon Associates links, meaning I make a small amount of money any time someone clicks one of these links and proceeds to buy something from Amazon.

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JRPG Update: 6/11/2017 – 6/18/2017

Well, considering that this was the week of E3, it would definitely make sense that we got a lot of new coverage about games, of which JRPGs and JRPG influenced games are no exceptions. Since our only new release this week was the Steam version of Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, we can just jump right in.

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JRPG Update: 6/4/2017 – 6/10/2017

There were some pretty exciting announcements made this week in terms of vocalizations, and I think a lot of people will agree with me on that one.  But before that, we need to go over this week’s new releases. First we have Dark Rose Valkyrie on the PS4, our most recent Compile Heart/Idea Factory RPG. Secondly, we have ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku! for PS4, Vita, and Steam by Nippon Icchi Software. Additionally, last week I forgot about Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Edition for PS4. Anyway, let us begin.

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How My Game Backlog Increased by 59 Games in One Month (And What It Means)

If one has been hanging around gaming circles a lot recently, one may have noticed the term “backlog” thrown around a lot, a term is used to refer to the amount of games one owns but has not completed. The fact that many gamers nowadays have backlogs that consist of hundreds of games has almost become somewhat of a meme in and of itself, and is often compared to how girls will buy large amounts of clothes that greatly exceed the amount they need.

I am not going to pad things out by pretending the reader thinks all games are new AAA releases that cost $60, and the first word that likely popped into any experienced gamer’s mind is likely “Steam.” However, one would think that even Steam sales would have their limits, and they would be right. So I decide that the best way to demonstrate would be to take you throw this step by step and show you how this was done.