Nord Mead and You Died

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For Ornstein and Smough, kill Smough first, then cower behind the broken pillars to protect yourself from Ornstein's stupid powerful attacks.
Alternatively, stay at long range and dodge his scary as fuck lunge attack and then counterattack.
If you kill Ornstein first, the second half of the encounter is harder still, but you get the most powerful armour in the game for doing so.
It's also the ugliest armour, so no one actually uses it.
I just stick with the Elite Knight set, or the Darkwraith set if I'm using the Lifehunt Scythe.

cricket chirps:

So what you are saying is i should send him a copy of Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, and No More Heroes? Got it :D

I've actually finished Okami twice and SOTC once. While doing older games is certainly fun, the views just aren't the same and this is, after all, my job. Still - OKami would be a very interesting one musically! Maybe on a quiet week :)

Personally I'm finding Encore to be as good as, or perhaps even more entertaining than, the songs themselves! Keep up the good work Gavin!

Well you already got a gazillion requests on here, but if you talk about any song I wouldn't mind hearing about the BF3 song. Comin for your tank. That song has probably cemented itself as my all time favourite among all the ones you've done.

Maybe in terms of questions, you can talk about the use of profanity and perhaps why you used it more liberally in this song but in most of the escapist-featured songs you seem to shy away from it. Aside of course from the obvious answer that, most songs may not necessitate the use of profanity (and also maybe writing songs for a wider audience).

I also would love to hear more about Age of the Dragon. I love those uplifting, anthemic but I could never quite get the hang of writing them. Some insight into the creative process behind it would be great.

Anyway, I also want to say I'm an amateur filmmaker and musician. My friends and I are actually working on our own multimedia company. And you have been one of my inspirations. That you can do this full-time is something that keeps me going through this rocky start-up period. Thanks for that.

MiracleOfSound:

cricket chirps:

So what you are saying is i should send him a copy of Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, and No More Heroes? Got it :D

I've actually finished Okami twice and SOTC once. While doing older games is certainly fun, the views just aren't the same and this is, after all, my job. Still - OKami would be a very interesting one musically! Maybe on a quiet week :)

This day has consistantly been the best day of me life. Soooooooooo many things went right today, and this is super icing on the cake.

While SOTC is comepletely understandable as far as the possibly low views go, i feel that Okami would do the exact opposite. Every gamer who keeps up with things and would proudly call themselves gamers know what Okami is. As well, people like my girlfriend who are only mild gamers at best down right love Okami.

While im not entirely sure how i would relate the song's feeling to the game's if i were in your shoes-would probably just make it overly happy with slow singing about its beautiful art worthy quality- i am sure it would get a good amount of views.

^_^ One way or another, thanks for even considering an idea of mine.

Incredible Bullshitting Man:

cricket chirps:

Incredible Bullshitting Man:

You know, I really would love to hear his take on either one of those games. And while we're at it, how about doing something offbeat for, say, No More Heroes. Would love that as well.

In the end, it all depends on what Gavin has actually played and what he feels like doing, so let's just wait and see.

So what you are saying is i should send him a copy of Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, and No More Heroes? Got it :D

Yes! Do it! Think of all the sweet, sweet tunes we could have.

Now we just need to get Gav in on this...You get the rope, I'll get the burlap sack.

IT WORKED, didn't even need the rope :P man you got one good burlap sack huh?

MiracleOfSound:

cricket chirps:

So what you are saying is i should send him a copy of Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, and No More Heroes? Got it :D

I've actually finished Okami twice and SOTC once. While doing older games is certainly fun, the views just aren't the same and this is, after all, my job. Still - OKami would be a very interesting one musically! Maybe on a quiet week :)

i don't know a how you would make a song based off okami but if you could i say make it(okami one of my favorite games)
i wounder what genre a song based off of okami would be?

cricket chirps:
IT WORKED, didn't even need the rope :P man you got one good burlap sack huh?

Yeah, it's awesome. So soft, even though it looks coarse, and there's lots of elbow space. It also has nice lighting, so I like to my reading in there. Once you get in, you don't want to get out.

BehattedWanderer:
Man, that tall sister is nice to be around, but that shorter sister, man is she fun. I really wouldn't mind seeing more of her. A tall somber affair is nice, but you know you'll have fun any time the other is around.

Know among gamers as the "Catherine" syndrome :P

OT: Oh the things people can bring themselves to say. Personally i though "You Died" was a great song, i do think it was a bit short, but that could be just because it was so awesome. I do however see how an abrupt end would be appropriate.

As for Nord Mead i can relate. Scandinavians aren't necessarily shy with their love for drinking either. It's just happy funtime, which i though Nord Mead got around really well!

I'm very curious here: if someone brings up criticism like, "You mixed jokey and serious, WTF," you just kind of snark at them and seem to ignore it on the grounds that clearly this is okay and they should like it. What if they tried to say something like, "I thought the humor and seriousness clashed, for (reasons here)"? Is it their criticism that gets you, or the fact that they just kind of snap off an unexplained comment that doesn't tell you anything? Sometimes people just won't like a piece of music for whatever reason, but sometimes knowing the reasons (even if you decide the song is fine as is) can help you figure out what your audience finds interesting or unappealing.

Gavin:
The tone was all over the place. First it was jokey and then it was serious. WTF.

So ... humor and serious things must be mutually exclusive? Not in my mind.

Well no, but usually there is some kind of indicator that the tone is about to shift or the serious bits and the humor are more intertwined. I think this criticism is more that the lyrics set the mood for humor and when you then sit through the rest of the song expecting more humor the tone shift feels weird.
Since you will know this on your second listen I guess that makes this song a grower, which is different from your usual style but still sound, I suppose ;)

Aurora Firestorm:
I'm very curious here: if someone brings up criticism like, "You mixed jokey and serious, WTF," you just kind of snark at them and seem to ignore it on the grounds that clearly this is okay and they should like it. What if they tried to say something like, "I thought the humor and seriousness clashed, for (reasons here)"? Is it their criticism that gets you, or the fact that they just kind of snap off an unexplained comment that doesn't tell you anything? Sometimes people just won't like a piece of music for whatever reason, but sometimes knowing the reasons (even if you decide the song is fine as is) can help you figure out what your audience finds interesting or unappealing.

You answered your own question - I welcome criticism as long as it is concrete, constructive and specific. If you read any of my other Encore articles you'll see I usually pick out good criticisms too and respond to them.

You are however, wrong, in the assumption that I 'ignore it on the grounds that it is okay and they should like it'. If they don't like it they are more than welcome to not like it.

Jang:

Gavin:
The tone was all over the place. First it was jokey and then it was serious. WTF.

So ... humor and serious things must be mutually exclusive? Not in my mind.

Well no, but usually there is some kind of indicator that the tone is about to shift or the serious bits and the humor are more intertwined.

Dark Souls gives no indicator that you're about to shift from being trolled by the game into admiring a beautiful vista - I'm simply mirroring that. :)

MiracleOfSound:

Jang:

Gavin:
The tone was all over the place. First it was jokey and then it was serious. WTF.

So ... humor and serious things must be mutually exclusive? Not in my mind.

Well no, but usually there is some kind of indicator that the tone is about to shift or the serious bits and the humor are more intertwined.

Dark Souls gives no indicator that you're about to shift from being trolled by the game into admiring a beautiful vista - I'm simply mirroring that. :)

Haven't played the game so you have me there ;)

MiracleOfSound:

Jang:

Gavin:
The tone was all over the place. First it was jokey and then it was serious. WTF.

So ... humor and serious things must be mutually exclusive? Not in my mind.

Well no, but usually there is some kind of indicator that the tone is about to shift or the serious bits and the humor are more intertwined.

Dark Souls gives no indicator that you're about to shift from being trolled by the game into admiring a beautiful vista - I'm simply mirroring that. :)

Haven't played the game so you have me there ;)

A bit late to the party, but I wanted to let you know tyhat it would be great if you could at some point talk about "Back In Time". It's one of those songs that really grows on you I think, and one of you best.

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