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05.23.01 - The Last Rainbow Warrior Is Dead

E3 is cool. They need to hold things like that in Arizona, and when I'm on day shift. I got a grand total of 9 hours sleep last week. That was bad, aye? Aside from the wandering around in a dead haze for a few days, that was probably of the greatest thing I've done this year. The year isn't over yet, so I'm not giving it the "2001: This Was My Life" award just yet.

While a few complications prohibited me from scoring mad press kits and basically got me a bunch of cold stares from various media reps when asking for said kits, I managed to play some seriously bad ass games. Ok, so maybe I spent a little too much time playing non-RPG related games and standing in front of the Giant Konami Video Screen of Death(tm) gawking at the MGS2 and Silent Hill 2 previews, I still managed to score some info on a couple of extremely cool upcomming RPG's.

Click the links below to check out my impressions of some upcomming goodies.

Devil May Cry

Forever Kingdom
  • Most Wanted

  • The Sound Cave Most Wanted:

    Castlevania
    Diablo II
    Grandia
    Skies of Arcadia
    Suikoden 1 & 2
    Valkyrie Profile

  • Music Notes
  • The following scribings are notes from the composers about their featured pieces in the updates. Their email addresses can be found next to their contributions, found below.

    MP3 Remixes

    "Frog's Theme" (Chrono Trigger) by Masamune
    Well, here it is -- the first decent recording we've finished, it's Frog's Theme! With guitar, bass, keyboards, and bad synth drums. Fear it.

    "Eyes On Me (Obsession)" (Final Fantasy 8) by Dani and CotMM68030
    This was a collaboration project for another site, but I (Dani) wanted to see it on rpgamer.com as well. We chose Eyes on Me and began to pick apart what the song was really about: Julia's heartache over the fact that Laguna never returned. Hurt, sorrow, pain, and the anger... Why does anyone think this song is about Squall and Rinoa? 68030 of Children of the Monkey Machine is a genius when it comes to musical stylings (as he did all the music while I just nitpicked and helped with concept). I still find it amazing how well we were able to convey our points across to each other and then through the music and lyrics.

    "Final Fantasy IX Intro" (Final Fantasy 9) by DJ JDA
    Here's a remix of the Final Fantasy Nine theme that I completed on Friday. If you like this style of music, there's some original music like it on my MP3.com site. This song will probably only be available here (rpgamer), since MP3.com doesn't usually allow remixes.

    "Xenogears Micromix" (Xenogears) by Professor Andrew
    It's a micromix of three xenogears songs in a kinda house/trance style. It was created with fruityloops, soundforge, a keyboard, 909 drum machine, a little bit of s3m tracking, a few samples I found on the net, and pieced together with acid. Overall, a major ordeal that took *forever*. I hope it's well recieved, as I worked pretty hard on it.

    Midi Composition

    "Unknown Castle and Menuet" (Dragon Quest 4) by Patrick Waters
    This is "The Unknown Castle" (Zenithia) and "Menuet" (most other castles). They both took about 2 hours each from start to finish, but that's mostly because they both are strings only. I don't really have time to do others, but I'll probably end up changing my mind again.

    Digital Music

    "Chrono Trigger Playstation-" (Chrono Trigger PSX) by Mathew Valente
    PSXMenu#.it were based off of the japanese Chrono Trigger Playstation game, and were made a LONG time ago (last June and July) .. Things like echoes and note accuracy were comprimised because I had to use an emulator to remake these songs (I didn't own a playstation at the time..) .. I built these songs around how they would play on the SNES. The Playstation Chrono Trigger music is just horrid compared to the SNES version's (and it's not recorded, like FF4's music was, which is probably why it sucks so bad)

  • Creation Tips
  • No Creation Tips for this week. :P
  • Current Competitions
  • There are no current competitions. Wah.
  • Weekly Silliness
  • Two VGM tunes in a row, betcha couldn't see that one comin, aye? A lot of people didn't like Final Fantasy 8 for various reasons. I'm defititely not one of these people. I thought it was rad. Kudos to the following RPGamers:

    CyFan
    Daniel Roberge
    EDekar
    Epochkun
    greenlantern151
    Justin Harwood
    NightmareReality
    Sage
    Seph
    sephiruss
    Seth
    Shale
    Shosetsu
    St. Ajora
    Striferoth
    Tim Bocek


    Hear the voice of destruction as it screams through our souls.  With the vast storms it walks, proud destruction in human form.
    ICQ - 67704601
    Matt Scipione
    Music Submissions - music@rpgamer.com

    Sound Cave Navigation
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    MP3 Remixes

    Chrono
    Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme by Masamune
    Chrono Trigger - Frog's Theme by Trptcox

    Final Fantasy
    Final Fantasy 8 - Eyes On Me (Obsession) by Dani and CotMM68030
    Final Fantasy 9 - Intro Theme by DJ JDA
    Final Fantasy 6 - Locker Theme by FF Music DJ

    Xenogears
    Xenogears Micromix by Professor Andrew

    Midi Composition

    Dragon Quest
    Dragon Quest 4 - Menuet by Patrick Waters
    Dragon Quest 4 - Homeland ~ Wagon Wheels' March by Patrick Waters
    Dragon Quest 4 - Unknown Castle (Zenithia) by Patrick Waters

    Elegy? - Mysterious Shrine by Patrick Waters

    Final Fantasy
    Final Fantasy *.* - Squaresoft Mix by Trptcox

    Digital Music

    Chrono
    Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger Playstation's Ending FMV music by Mathew Valente
    Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger Playstation's Otaku menu song #1 by Mathew Valente
    Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger Playstation's Otaku menu song #2 by Mathew Valente
    Chrono Trigger - Chrono Trigger Playstation's Otaku menu song #3 by Mathew Valente

    Tablature, Sheet Music, and Etc


     

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