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Video Games / Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Last post by Griffith on September 20, 2018, 04:06:09 PM »
I started replying with my own list...

Final Fantasy VII
Shadow of the Colossus
Mass Effect
Final Fantasy Tactics
Chrono Trigger
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Zelda 3
Ocarina of Time
The Wind Waker
Super Mario World
Metal Gear Solid
Resident Evil 2

...before realizing I had already posted mine above, but was impressed by how closely I was mirroring my previous selections or vice versa. At least my choices are consistent. I guess I would add the Souls series and Bloodborne, but it's more a vibe than specifically memorable tracks I love or something. Actually, I'm trying to think of recent game soundtracks that caught my ear but I can hardly recall them (even BotW and RDR, which I loved, have largely faded). Did Horizon Zero Dawn even have music? I'm sure it did! What I do recall about the music and sound design from that game is I had to lower the volume on it to hear the dialogue. =)
Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« Last post by Zeke on September 20, 2018, 10:31:21 AM »
Here's the new story trailer for the RE 2 Remake

There's also gameplay footage that expands on the content that was released last month at Gamescom (Birkin/Irons).
Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Returning old member
« Last post by Fancypantaloons on September 19, 2018, 08:47:08 PM »
Welcome back Franz! Good to see old members of the forum coming back, so I can get to know them through their comments!
Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 97
« Last post by Guy on September 19, 2018, 08:26:35 PM »
Sonia mentioning that the World Spiral Tree's branches lead under the ocean at points reminded me of Skullcast 34, where you guys joked that if the Idea of Evil were to manifest in the merged world it would probably be underwater.... Who knows, maybe there could be an encounter after all... probably still reaching though :ganishka:
Video Games / Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« Last post by NightCrawler on September 19, 2018, 07:32:39 PM »
Shenmue 1 & 2
Streets of Rage series
Comix Zone
Mass Effect
Resident Evil Code: Veronica
Siren series
Silent Hill 1 & 2
Ecco the Dolphin 1 & 2
Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Last post by Griffith on September 19, 2018, 06:08:01 PM »
There's A LOT they could do to make these editions "deluxe" because their versions weren't the best to begin with, particularly the print quality of the early volumes, but also the translations, etc. I'm a little sad how low my expectations and standards have fallen since I'd have been pretty stoked if they'd just have someone take a day to go through the DH scripts to fix the worst fuck ups or make corrections ala the latest volumes like Walter said. I guess it comes down to how DH views the series and their treatment of it and how they view, and are invested in, this project, as a chance to put out the best English edition possible, or basically just a larger reprinting of their previous edition.
Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Last post by Delta Phi on September 19, 2018, 05:50:55 PM »
Also, the cover, I hope that's just a placeholder because it seems a real missed opportunity given the great art of the series.

I know some omnibuses will include pages at the front or back of the book that show all the artwork for the covers that are contained therein. Hopefully something like that will happen here if this is the case.

Beyond just translation corrections, and sfx shenanigans, I wonder if we could be so bold as to hope for even better scanned pages. Dark Horse's editions are so much muddier than the source material. I never knew just how bad it was until I finally bought JP editions. It was as if I was finally looking at the art in focus; like putting glasses on for the first time.
Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Last post by Walter on September 19, 2018, 04:50:37 PM »
Regarding a retranslation, or at the very least a re-edit ("Fuck you to you!"), There's a recent precedent. DH has gone back and revised their name for the Sovereign from the half-translated "King Hanafubuku" to "Flower Storm Monarch." So if they're going to do that, why not dig deeper and fix (some of) the older stuff too?
Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« Last post by Griffith on September 19, 2018, 04:46:18 PM »
Hey, Wild Arms was ... acceptable. A perfectly acceptable appetizer for everyone who was impatient for FF7!

It's going to be interesting to see what they come up with because just doing that mockup I had to think... "Do I put Resident Evil or RE2, or both?" The quandary is the same, or worse, with the Tomb Raiders, Twisted Metals, and Crash games. Do you go with the iconic originals or the best game in the series? Like RE2 is better but Resident Evil is RESIDENT EVIL and close enough. But then people like me would still feel like their favorite was left out either way, and it always kind of feels questionable what representative from a series gets picked (and do you snub some altogether that were popular but haven't aged well =). Plus, other shit like Mega Man X4, Street Fighter Alpha 3, or games inextricably associated with the system like Parappa the Rapper, etc. Who do they already have the licensing with; Square is there, so is Xenogears, FFT or Vagrant Story coming, or maybe Time Crisis and Ace Combat from Namco? =) Anyway, there was a lot of good games for PS1 and I'm not sure any of the five already listed, save for FF7, should have DEFINITELY made the cut (a Tekken should probably be on there, and 3 was the best, but you could make a case for 2 as well). If FF7, Tekken 3, MGS, Tomb Raider 2, and Resident Evil 2 were the first five announced I'd have a lot more confidence in, at least the direction of, the rest of the list. Though maybe they're saving some big names for later or still negotiating.

Damn, and you reminded me that I meant to throw in Gex: Enter the Gecko somewhere on that list too. :ganishka:
Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« Last post by Griffith on September 19, 2018, 04:24:30 PM »
Wow, I have to admit just the idea of that got me pretty excited, especially if they're going to keep it looking classy like that and not try to hype it up like a wrestling promo, BUT...

No mention of a new/revised translation, which is literally the most important thing Dark Horse needs to fix with their releases. Without that, this won't be a true deluxe edition, and god knows I've been hoping for one.

That's the real question. For this to be a worthwhile, let alone worthy, edition they would at least need to revise what they have to fix the most blatant errors. Not to mention that in those early volumes I believe they fucked with some of the artwork to fit in stylized sounds/text in certain cases. Are they going to undo that and translate the sounds in a manner at least consistent with their current process? Are they going to make the content on the inside "deluxe" or stick by what they already have and make this a glorified large edition in hardback? Add all the hard covers and gilded edges you want, I care more that the inside is deluxe than the outside looks deluxe.
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