My VG Music Picks #48 – Mr. Monokuma After Class (Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc)

Before you ask, yes, the song title in the video is different but I’m calling the song by its name listed on the iTunes release. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, let me quickly explain why Monokuma, the mascot of the Danganronpa series (which I wrote a personal retrospective about here), is an asshole. Continue reading

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My VG Music Picks #47 – Philistine (No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Out of all of the assassins you fight in No More Heroes 2, Margaret Moonlight is probably not only my favourite of the bunch, but arguably one of the most memorable. Not because of her backstory or her personality; in fact, we barely learn anything about her from her very brief dialogue with Travis. It’s all because of this song that plays during her boss fight. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #45 – Calamari Inkantation (Splatoon)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Splatoon

While I was never able to get into Splatoon‘s multiplayer (you know, the main draw of the game) as much as I would’ve liked, I don’t regret getting it, if only to help support a new IP with a tonne of potential. That, and the single-player was actually pretty good, with the final boss fight being the highlight. I didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t an evil octopus DJ. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #44 – Trip through Sequin Land (Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse)

I only recently got around to giving the Shantae games a shot and, while not mind-blowing levels of good, I certainly enjoyed what I played and I see why so many love this series. I’m not sure if starting with the third game in the series was a good idea, but I had heard good reviews and was able to get it on the Wii U at a discount and figured “Eh, why not?”

I certainly dug the game’s aesthetics – a sort of modern take on the retro 8-bit style – and developer Wayforward had brought back composer Jake Kaufman (who had worked on several of their previous games) to provide the tunes. Kaufman seems to be one of those composers who can do now wrong in the eyes of fans. Don’t believe me? Then just listen to this piece. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #43 – The Battle for Everyone’s Souls (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

I’ve discussed my love for Persona 3‘s final boss before (along with all the other reasons I enjoyed that game), and one of the reasons I love it so much, despite its length, is the music that accompanies it – The Battle for Everyone’s Souls. God, even the song title is cool! Continue reading