Northern Lights Audio Recording: Blurb

It took nearly six months and it’s less than a minute, but I finally have a blurb/teaser for my Northern Lights Audio Recording project.  I still have some kinks to work out in regards to music.  There are songs I’d love to use, but since many of them are copyrighted, it might get a little hairy on YouTube.  I suppose we’re going to find out, since I made two versions of the blurb: one with copyrighted music and the other with music I’m going to buy the license for.  This post will contain the former (I haven’t purchased the license yet) and more favorite of the songs.  I’ve used it in my videos before.



Music

Artist: Enya
Song: As Baile

Images
  1. Sephiroth by Toximancy (Deviant Art Non-Active)
  2. Sephiroth Holding a Snowflake by Unknown Artist
  3. Sephiroth by RobasArel (Deviant Art)
  4. Sephiroth Dissidia by Sephy321 (Deviant Art)
  5. Sephiroth Sama by elsinrostro (Deviant Art)
  6. Sephiroth from Crisis Core screenshot
  7. Lucrecia from FFVII screenshot
  8. Lucrecia Holding Young Sephiroth by Unknown Artist
  9. Dandelions by Pchoppy (Deviant Art)
  10. Final Fantasy VII Aeris by Felix Liu

Now all of your curious people know what my “recording” voice sounds like 😀

The State of the Gamer: 10/30/18

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A weekly post updated every other Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

What I Played

Title: Octopath Traveler
System: Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler coverDate Started: August 11, 2018

I’ve managed to snag the Starseer and Sorcerer jobs, and I’m preparing to go after the Warbringer by grinding in the Forest of Purgation.  I debated challenging the dire wolf there again, but the walkthrough I have for that suggests using Warbringer skills so I’m at least going to wait until I defeat Winnehild, which was the first I attempted to my rue.  I think I’m better prepared now, but I haven’t had a chance to hop on the sticks in about a week.  I’m hoping to give it a try tonight.

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Later Levels QOTM: October 2018

I’ve been following Later Levels for quite some time now, but I’ve never participated in their Question of the Month challenge usually because I couldn’t think of a good answer.  That changed with this month’s spooky query to go along with the Halloween season!


The question set for us by Megan is: In honour of Halloween, tell me what video game scared you the most. What is it about the elements, environments, music, or characters in the video game that scared you?

Without a doubt SOMA.

SOMA coverThis game messed me up for months after, and I didn’t even play it myself; I watched an LP.  While it has the customary jump scares of most first person survivals, that’s not were the horror lies.  It’s far more existential in nature, and it’s not until you reach the end that the full impact of it hits you like a truck.

It’s set 100 years in the future at the bottom of the ocean in a derelict, undersea research facility.  The world has suffered a catastrophic event where everyone on the surface is presumed to be dead, but in some cases death is far better than the alternative.  The atmosphere of the game does wonders for projected an unnerving and unsettling air as you guide the protagonist Simon through a facility as strange to him as it is to you.

That right there is where I believe the linchpin lies.  Simon is just a regular person just like anyone playing the game, and what happened to him could happen to any of us.  He’s not a space marine, super soldier, scientist, or warrior.  He’s just a regular guy from Toronto with horrible luck.  He didn’t ask to be in that situation, and though it’s utterly outlandish, it’s still not out of the realm of possibility given where technology might go.

Where the story ends is literally gutting and you sit there for minutes after the credits roll and the after credit scene has played as the horrifying realization washes over you.  You remember you were explicitly warned about it around the midpoint of the game just like Simon was, and a terrible decision you need to make as him suddenly takes on a deeper meaning.  Yet it’s not until the end that you understand the implications.  It’s an experience I’m never going to forget and that I’m still working on reviewing.


So that’s my scariest game!  Check out Later Level’s post linked above if you want to get in on the spooky action 🙂

The State of the Gamer: 10/16/18

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A weekly post updated every other Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

What I Played

Title: Octopath Traveler
System: Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler coverDate Started: August 11, 2018

I finished everyone’s stories with Primrose being the last.  I think her ending panel was my favorite.  Of course I’ll discuss everyone’s story and its significance when I do a thorough review.

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The State of the Gamer: 10/2/18

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A weekly post updated every other Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

What I Played

Title: Octopath Traveler
System: Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler coverDate Started: August 11, 2018

So I had no clue the credits would roll after you completed your main characters story.  It was…weird and unexpected, and I actually tried to skip them because it seemed out of place.  Had I known that, I would’ve left Olberic for last, but since he was my main dude, he was more than leveled for that final part.  Since then I’ve finished Alfyn, Therion, Cyrus, and Ophilia’s stories.  Ophilia’s got me btw…as in I was openly weeping.  No spoilers, but I understood what one particular character was going through and why they were acting that way.  Cyrus’s ending actually creeped me out.  That mural he found was kind of terrifying with that monster on it.  Not to mention what it translated into.   The two “final” bosses who gave me trouble were Therion’s and Olberic’s.  I had to go back and replace H’aanit with Olberic and really strategize former one.  For Olberic’s last showdown, I used a lot of pomegranates.

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The State of the Gamer: 9/18/18

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A weekly post updated every other Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

What I Played

Title: Octopath Traveler
System: Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler coverDate Started: August 11, 2018

I have all of the secondary jobs now and am currently working on everyone’s third chapter.  I’d love to hear how other players prefer to dole them out.  I had Olberic as a Hunter, but honestly, I don’t think it added much to his repertoire.  I like him as an Apothecary better, because it gives him use of the axe and that Amputate spell, which is boss.  Plus he can use some ice magic.  I like Ophilia as either a Dancer or Scholar since that gives her more magic to use, though I’d rather keep someone else as a Scholar to spread it around.   Tressa is definitely a Thief because holy shit is Collecting more fantastic.  I think I grabbed 20,000 leaves (what a weird currency lol) from the python and snake charmer near Wellspring, and that’s each.  I like Primrose as a Scholar because I can have her Analyze.  She’s more of a support character at the moment, which isn’t a slight on her at all.

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The State of the Gamer: 9/4/18

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A weekly post updated every other Tuesday detailing my current gaming projects.  I have an account at Grouvee, which is a site you can use to keep track of your backlog, so please feel free to friend me there!

What I Played

Title: Octopath Traveler
System: Nintendo Switch

Octopath Traveler coverDate Started: August 11, 2018

I found two Job Shrines: Scholar and Thief.  I gave thief to Tressa at the recommendation of Drakulus and gave Scholar to Olberic, because he’s my permanent party member, and I want someone to have the Analyze ability (at all times). It was confirmed for me that each character’s special ability (like Therion’s chest opening skill) remains their own even if you give another character their same job, so I’ll continue to bring the thief with me into new territories and dungeons.

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