Comes a Time is a Neil Young album that rarely comes up in conversation when the artist is discussed. Recorded roughly over the course of two years, during which an album comprised of songs from two cancelled albums was released, this was Young’s first solo album of new songs in two years. It was delayed from it’s initial release date twice, first due to the addition of rhythm sections to the songs and second due to Young’s concerns with the audio quality, resulting in Young buying the first 200,000 LPs of the initial pressing. The album marks Young’s return to the country rock sound that made his album Harvest a big hit. However, Comes a Time does not share the success that Harvest had, as there aren’t any radio hits and only the title track is a fan favorite. Does the album manage to recreate the magic of Young’s biggest album or does it deserve its rather unknown status?
I played a lot of games this past month, though I didn’t stick to most of them. So instead of the usual format of separating the games with a title and giving each game a paragraph, I’m just going to write about them in the same paragraphs in a casual conversation. After all, this is supposed to be a casual post about the games I’ve been playing. I might keep it this way in the future but I’ll see how this does. I’ll still bold the names of the games I’ve been playing so you can see them easily. Also, sorry for no picture. I couldn’t figure out how to cram all these games into one image. Alright, on with the Gaming Landscape!
I’ve been looking for ways to relax myself as of late as I’ve been stressed out from taking on more than I could handle. I found YouTube videos on what’s called ASMR. I’m not entirely sure how I came upon them. Part of me thinks I heard them mentioned while watching a Halefail Q&A video and another part of me thought I heard it slightly before that. Either way, I’ve just known about this for about two to three weeks now. ASMR videos are videos that feature someone making various noises quietly, either with their hands, with various objects, and/or by talking softly or whispering, in order to relax the viewer. Usually this results at some point with getting chills down the back of your neck or elsewhere. Visual stimulators are also used to enhance the audio and sometimes, videos will have people roleplay as stylists, hairdressers or doctors.
Konami, what the hell is going on with you?
Recently, I’ve noticed that I’ve been replaying fighting games that I wasn’t originally big on and finding new characters that I like to play as, thereby making the game feel fresh to me. The first game was Tekken Tag Tournament. I got the HD version not too long ago and was disappointed that everything was unlocked from the start for me. What else is there to do when there’s no online mode? However, at random, I picked Kunimitsu and started really enjoying the game as I learned her move set and found it to my liking. I kept playing through Arcade mode over and over just because I enjoyed playing as Kunimitsu and I wanted to play more as her and get better with her fighting style.
Recently, I’ve been wanting to play a Mortal Kombat game since Mortal Kombat X just came out but I don’t have any way to play it. So I’ve been playing Mortal Kombat 3, a game that, again, I wasn’t hugely into back in the day but have found renewed interest in thanks to finding a new character I really liked that I didn’t play before. This time, it was Cyrax and I’ve been getting better and better with him. The other night I beat the game three times with relative ease! I’ve even learn a couple of exploits that lets me beat Motaro and Shao Kahn without dying…much. When I do it right, I beat them no problem but sometimes I screw up so that’s why I keep dying and why I need to practice.
I just thought I would blog about this occurrence because it just goes to show that if a game is really good, it doesn’t matter how old it is. There’s a chance that you can still find something new in it that’ll make it brand new all over again. Do you have any games that you have played before that you found something new about it to like after you revisit it? Tell me in the comments. Peace and Love, Gamers and Players! Colorwind out.
Hey! Chet Hypeman here! Have you heard about the new hotness? The latest big fighting game Mortal Kombat X is out and it’s just the bee’s knees! You better get your ass to the nearest Electronics Boutique and pick yourself up a copy before you get left in the dust by all your friends! Wait, what’s that? You don’t know how to play fighting games? You stupid bastard! How can you not know how to play fighting games? Thank goodness Colorwind, the Consumer Counselor, is here to help you get started! Now sit down, shut your ugly face, and have a lollipop. Here are a few games that will help teach you how to play fighting games.
Two weeks and another Gaming Landscape! I’ve had one of those periods where I keep playing different games and not sticking to one. So this is going to be a long one. There’s a few I’m not going to talk about, such as Mega Man X4, which I wrote a review for at MONG, and Super Metroid, which I plan on writing a review for here. Also, I did a few videos on Haunting Starring Polterguy, and a live stream on Sonic Adventure DX. That footage has been deleted since the audio is garbage. On that note, I’m not going to make videos for awhile because I need a new microphone. Alright! That’s enough clean-up and set-up! Let’s get into it.
It has been a while since I’ve done one of these! I have four movies to talk about this time so lets get into it.
Aside from gaming, I’m very passionate about music. I love a variety of music, from AC/DC to Bruno Mars. I like most if not all genres and I’ll give almost anything a shot. However, I do have my preferences. I tend to like rock more than electronic music. So I’ll take AFI over Lady Gaga any day. However, I’m also aware that this puts me at odds with most music in video games. I noticed this pretty early on. When I was seven or eight years old, I was listening to my parent’s records of Elton John and Rod Stewart and then playing Super Mario World or Street Fighter II with a soundtrack that was consisting of bleeps and bloops.
2015 is off to a pretty decent start. I haven’t been able to play every major new release but I’ve played a few smaller games here and there. One of my more anticipated games has actually already come out, Ori and The Blind Forest. Check out the next Gaming Landscape for my final thoughts on that game. However, with the first quarter of the year now behind us and a better idea of what the rest of the year is going to entail, I thought I’d give my top five anticipated games of 2015. These are my own picks, of course, so if you’re most anticipated game isn’t on this list, that’s probably because you aren’t me. With that said, lets talk about some (hopefully) cool games!