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We need to talk about Japanese videogame music with English vocals

I recently checked out an arranged album of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross music by the one and only Yasunori Mitsuda. Imagine my surprise to find that six of the ten tracks included on the album feature vocals, given that the original soundtracks – with one notable exception in Chrono Cross’s credits music – are entirely instrumental. I wouldn’t necessarily mind this, if these vocal tracks didn’t have English lyrics. Sadly, most of them do. And I’ve found it creates this strange effect of making some tracks feel like Disney songs. (Not hating on Disney by the way – they do great stuff.) At the very least the cheese factor goes up significantly. Continue reading

We Love Katamario!

All I want for Christmas is…Katamario! What is Katamario you ask? Well, it’s a game that doesn’t exist yet – but I want it to. Katamario is the name I’ve come up with for a Mario/Katamari Damacy crossover title. So, this post is my deeply heartfelt request for Nintendo to bring together two brilliant gaming franchises into one potentially perfect gaming experience.  Continue reading