Monthly Archives: February 2016

Musical Monday: “Roses of May” (Final Fantasy IX), composed by Nobuo Uematsu

Welcome back to Musical Monday! This week’s song is from a game I haven’t played — I know it from its appearance on the orchestrated Final Fantasy album below. Following the recent mobile re-release of Final Fantasy IX, the time … Continue reading

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XCOM2 first impressions: Good luck, Commander. You’ll need it!

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series XCOM: Enemy Unknown/XCOM 2

I did it! I finally did it! At the start of my third campaign, I finally beat the aliens with no fatalities — on ironman “Commander” difficulty, the new name for “Classic”, no less! The stars aligned, the aliens walked … Continue reading

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Musical Monday: The Music of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, composed by Michael McCann

Sometimes tense, sometimes exciting – what would Firaxis’ XCOM have been without its soundtrack? With the release of XCOM 2 imminent, I thought I’d highlight Michael McCann’s superb music for the original: (Note that the versions above, from the composer’s … Continue reading

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