VGM Wednesday – “People Imprisoned by Destiny” from Chrono Cross

“People Imprisoned by Destiny” from Chrono Cross, by Yasunori Mitsuda I love moments like these.  For those who have never played Chrono Cross, this is the scene where we fight Miguel and it’s a fight that you don’t really want to have.  These are like the moments of war with a soaring choir overtop of bloodshed, or a slow motion sword fight with a slow and lilting … Continue reading VGM Wednesday – “People Imprisoned by Destiny” from Chrono Cross

VGM Ed Mondnesday – “Dying Over and Over Repeatedly” or “Why Super Meat Boy Makes Students Into More Successful Human Beings”

Once upon a time, console platformers (Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Wonder Boy, etc.) gave the player three lives to beat the level.  In the case of Super Mario Bros., you got three lives to beat the whole game.  You may be thinking “but you’ve got 1ups!” and yes, that’s true, but allow me to pull you into a stressful part of your past… You (as … Continue reading VGM Ed Mondnesday – “Dying Over and Over Repeatedly” or “Why Super Meat Boy Makes Students Into More Successful Human Beings”