Sunday, November 21, 2010

WAHP 11 - podcast about Japanese games

Man, the rate of these is picking up!

They've included some cool new stuff this time round, such as samples of game music for those who like OSTs. As they rightly say, modern western games seem obsessed with movie-style orchestral music. Which is a shame because there was a time, at least in Europe during the C64 and Amiga days, when western games featured some astoundingly well done music. The fact that the west now produces crap (generally) while Japan continues to compose actual tunes, yet people say Japan is dying, baffles me. I miss the days of the SID and the like. WAHP's Twitter coverage is as always fascinating. They also mention some games which, rather aptly, are currently being worked on for a future HG101 update. So stay tuned!

Get it HERE.

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Now Playing: Solatorobo, Malicious, Game Dev Story

Subtopics: Inafune bails out of Capcom + Capcom`s response, Shinji Mikami gets more money from white folks, Atlus brings some Innocent Sin to PSP, G-Rev shows off Strania, Mamoru-kun, and Black Sting, Nintendo may thrown poor DS owners in North America a few bones, Taro Yoko also bails out (from AQI), hottest Genso Suikoden announcement ever, Pokemon leaker thrown in Poke-jail, female Square Enix employee bleeds from “you know where”, should Dragon Quest X cheat on the Wii, Akira Uchida wants you to take your LovePlus 3DS girlfriend home to mom and dad, Final Fantasy XIV screws up… again (while Wada apologizes), JAPAN IS F**KED!! WATCH, Protopia for us English speakers, Mutter Watch (Ono, Kamiya, Inaba, Kojima, KCET Europe, Inafune, Eno), Sales Updata, Coming Next, our brand new section Cmon! ☆ Lets Beat`s, Comment of You, and a special surprise outro!

Coming Next Japan Game Mentions
Agarest Senki 2, Crazy Hot!! Pachinko Game Soul “CR Evangelion ~First Gospel~”, Criminal Girls, Winning Eleven Playmaker 2011, Sonic Colors, Hit `n` Bounce Super Smash Ball Plus Wii Remote Plus Pack, Super Kaseki Horider, Crossboard 7, DanceEvolution, Sonic Free Riders, New Brain Training You Answer With Your Body, Kinect Sports, Trinity: Zill O`ll Zero, Tears to Tiara Portable, Dangan Ronpa: Hope Academy & Despair High, Arms` Heart, True • Love Princess † Reverie ~Profusion of Maidens ☆ Romance of the Three Kingdoms Summary~ Chapter Shu, Anpanman Nikoniko Party, Mario Sports Mix, Super Robot Wars L, Dodonpachi Daifukkatsu Ver. 1.5

Other Game Mentions
Tail Concerto, Shadows of the Damned, Vanquish, Resident Evil (series), Persona, Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Söldner-X, Radient Silvergun, Ketsui, Facening, NieR, Drag-On Dragoon, Hokuto no Ken / Fist of the North Star, Evangelion, Dragon Quest X, Lost in Shadows, M.U.S.H.A. / Aleste, Puyo Puyo, Golvellius, The Guardian Legend, Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter x Tekken, Dead Rising, Deathsmiles, Silent Hill

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