It's all good @Axel, don't sweat it. Still got to say a line or two about Mario, but now I'm even more curious as to what's first!
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Posts made by Brannox
RE: The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2009!
I never owned a Wii, so the very few times I played anything on it was on my cousin's. NSMB Wii wasn't one of the games we played, so the only closest connection I have to it is playing its predecessor on the DS. Looks jolly enough, but after a while, you can only do so much with the Mario side-scrolling formula before it gets old and repetitive.
RE: Vote for the forum's GOTY 2009!
@E_Zed_Eh_Intern For each person that's true. Speaking just for me, 2007-2009 had the most games within each given year that I played (a weird quirk of my gaming history. I was in high school at the time so I don't know if its because I was starting to really get some spendable income/freedom or it just was a nice stretch).
@Axel As we go further and further back, I can understand that when trying to recall without any aid, but you do a great job compiling a highlights list at the top, and people could always just go to Wikipedia and type in the "Gaming in X year." Granted when we did 2000, that was a personal struggle, but that was because I didn't have many games/interests of the time. And I sure hope for the bounceback. Makes everything more exciting. This isn't to say the coming reveal won't be. 2015, the other year yet mentioned where we had only 20, the point disparity was super obvious. My GOTY was only voted on by one other person and the game finished 17th. Seven points off just two votes isn't great and the fact it still placed higher than three others is... discouraging... from a participation standpoint.
At the end of the day though, I'm still excited how things'll shake out. Just wish for more of them votes!
RE: Vote for the forum's GOTY 2009!
@sazime As would I, but without anyone really stating why/why not for participating, I can only go off what info I'm given, hence Axel's headsup he didn't get enough to reach our normal 25.
And that makes me sad because these threads are best when the most people take part as possible.
RE: Songs that make you tear up
While I wouldn't say these make me tear up, I will say the following give me some form of emotion, in one way or another be it finding the music beautiful, getting me hyped, revisit a happy memory or something else entirely. And to get it out of the way up front: If you didn't know already, can ya tell I'm a FF VII, KH fan?
Aerith's Theme - Final Fantasy VII
Ascension to Cosmo Canyon - Final Fantasy VII (Fan Remix)
Black Wing Metamorphosis - Final Fantasy VII (Fan Remix)
Bury The Light - Devil May Cry 5
Cid's Theme - Final Fantasy VII
Dearly Beloved - Kingdom Hearts
Dr. Wily's Castle Stage - Mega Man II
Face My Fears - Kingdom Hearts III
Final Fantasy IV Main Theme (Celtic Moon version)
Final Fantasy VII Main Theme
Halo Main Theme
J-E-N-O-V-A - Final Fantasy VII
Lunatic Moon - Final Fantasy VII (Fan Remix)
Memories of Waves and Light - Final Fantasy X-2
Never Forget - Halo 3
Roxas's Theme - Kingdom Hearts II (Cover)
Sanctuary - Kingdom Hearts II
The Shinra Corporation - Final Fantasy VII
Simple and Clean - Kingdom Hearts
Still More Fighting - Final Fantasy VII
The Airbuster - Final Fantasy VII: Remake
The Price of Freedom - Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Valley of the Fallen Star - Final Fantasy VII
Why? - Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
You're Not Alone! - Final Fantasy IX
and technically cheating, but the ENTIRE Ori and the Will of the Wisps soundtrack
RE: Video Game Happy Places
For me, there are several places that make me both happy and more accurately, very content with life, that many probably wouldn't consider "Happy Places." As with most of my favorite games, there typically is a spot or two for each game. Some examples:
Midgar/Cosmo Canyon - Final Fantasy VII
Besaid - Final Fantasy X
Drake residence (Chapter 4 AND Epilogue) - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Destiny Islands/Traverse Town/Olympus Coliseum - Kingdom Hearts
The Normandy - Mass Effect Trilogy
Fortress of Doom (Specifically the Slayer's room) - DOOM: Eternal
E1M1 - DOOM (1993)
Freya's Home - God of War (2018)
Nibel/Niwen - Ori series
Artisan Homeworld - Spyro: The Dragon
Pallet Town - Pokemon Red/Blue
The destroyed Venator - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Paris - Sly 2: Band of Thieves
The Ocean/Dragon Roost Island - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker