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by Retrology
April 22nd, 2017, 3:49 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Loudness Wars?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Loudness Wars?

Idk if I can completely agree with that. While I do agree 21st century games have had compression, I own a good amount of VG albums, many of which do not have compression. Do you know of any major examples where VG music was compressed? (not judging just curious) Anyway, I was listening to "Las...
by Retrology
April 21st, 2017, 3:48 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Loudness Wars?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Loudness Wars?

You know what doesn't have as big of a loudness wars problem as modern music? VIDEO GAMES!!! Sure, some of the earlier ones had limited range, but I'll give them a pass because the resources were primitive. This is especially true for the GBA. But for many video game soundtracks, they sound so flesh...
by Retrology
April 21st, 2017, 3:40 am
Forum: Now Playing
Topic: Forsaken 64
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Forsaken 64

Playing this again, and after further review, I think it's a bad game. The maze like stages are awfully designed, you can't tell where you're supposed to go, the save system is god awful, and the chest system only lets you use one cheat. But the worst part is starting up the game. It takes TWO MINUT...
by Retrology
April 18th, 2017, 1:50 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Loudness Wars?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Loudness Wars?

Let's try something else. Can anyone give me examples of albums with GREAT mixing, mastering and overall production values? I'll list some Rage Against the Machine-self titled Daft Punk-Random Access Memories Anything by Vampire Weekend Most of Radiohead's catalog, especially OK Computer and Kid A P...
by Retrology
April 18th, 2017, 1:38 am
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

Re: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Stalvern wrote:Earthbound is pretty much the only JRPG that I can stand.


It's also quotable as hell too. "Onett police are infamous for closing roads if something is going on. We are going for the world record." Makes me burst out laughing every time I see that quote.
by Retrology
April 18th, 2017, 1:32 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Loudness Wars?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Loudness Wars?

From what I've researched, many people agree the "loudness" war peaked in the mid 2000s. I do agree that it's gotten a bit better, though I'm disappointed bands like Arcade Fire haven't expanded dynamically. The Suburbs is brickwalled throughout, which sucks because the music is incredible...
by Retrology
April 17th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Loudness Wars?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: Loudness Wars?

I remember reading about this for the first time more than ten years ago. The article said that Arctic Monkeys' debut album(which I love) was a good example of little range in volume, compared with Nevermind from fifteen years earlier. Did that happen to be from Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode fame? He...
by Retrology
April 17th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?
Replies: 29
Views: 2086

RPGs for people who aren't fans of the genre?

Straightforward. If you were an RPG buff, which games would people who aren't RPG fans enjoy?

Chrono Trigger
Paper Mario or Mario and Luigi series
Fire Emblem Awakening
Maple Story (PC)
by Retrology
April 17th, 2017, 5:11 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Loudness Wars?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Loudness Wars?

For anyone not aware, "Loudness Wars" is a term used in music describing the increased focus on loud volume in music. In other words: Quiet parts sound loud and "loud" parts don't sound any louder than the quiet parts. Cases started showing up in the early 90s and were really wid...
by Retrology
April 10th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Top 10 Best Games You Played That the VGC didn't review (yet)...
Replies: 12
Views: 1425

Re: Top 10 Best Games You Played That the VGC didn't review (yet)...

I'm surprised the VGC hasn't reviewed Pokemon Snap yet considering it's a very easy and fun game to get into. Don't even have to be a Pokemon fan to enjoy it. Kirby 64 is another one. Pretty good game that's better than most Kirby games because of the scenic variety and the kickass combo powerup sys...

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