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Here on the Battlefield
November 20, 2010 10:18 AM   Subscribe

...and on the battlefield it ends.
posted by lauratheexplorer (20 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by Xezlec at 10:20 AM on November 20, 2010


On the upper right hand corner there are buttons to mute either the music or both the sound and music.
posted by lauratheexplorer at 10:22 AM on November 20, 2010


Immediately I heard the title, it was obvious that the soundtrack would be a Blind Guardian song; I then thought, "Which Blind Guardian song?", and the answer came to my mind!
posted by Wolfdog at 10:26 AM on November 20, 2010


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You forgot totally awesome.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 10:34 AM on November 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


God damn Blind Guardian is so awesome.
posted by triceryclops at 10:36 AM on November 20, 2010


cool
posted by clavdivs at 10:40 AM on November 20, 2010


I give at a point or two for the screeching skeletonized fish at multiples of 5000, but on the whole this confirms my suspicion that the Erasure song is what made the original version.
posted by Wolfdog at 10:41 AM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sorry, yes, it is totally awesome, but I thought that was a given.

In fact, I'm going to go dig out my Blind Guardian. Haven't listened to them in forever.
posted by Xezlec at 11:13 AM on November 20, 2010


The original game was better specifically because it was so incredibly girly and fruity, but at the same time, such a good game. People were playing Lisa Frank, the game, which had no right to be as good as it was. The mere existence of this game feels like caving to pressure, as though someone wanted to play this game, but couldn't bring themselves to play the original due to its "themes."
posted by explosion at 11:29 AM on November 20, 2010


Yah, I mean this game is still fun, but it doesn't have the power of the original. I remember for the first twenty or so minutes playing RUA I just kept giggling and laughing. I couldn't deal with how well the game was themed. And then the dolphins started jumping out.

Though the screaming fish in this one are a nice touch.
posted by Alex404 at 11:40 AM on November 20, 2010


Also the dark irony of the original is lost here. In the original you played in this ultra happy rainbows world, but it always ended in failure.
posted by Alex404 at 11:47 AM on November 20, 2010


Proof that I will click into any thread that contains the word "battlefield".
posted by adamdschneider at 11:52 AM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Proof that I won't.
...previously burned by "You-Know-What Earth"
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:25 PM on November 20, 2010


I never played the original; that's actually pretty fun! Then again, anything with Blind Guardian in it has a good chance of being good.
posted by menschlich at 12:27 PM on November 20, 2010


For those of you like me who didn't know the context, it is this thread you want.
posted by advil at 2:23 PM on November 20, 2010


Man, I would have killed for a double jump and dash in Canabalt.
posted by PercussivePaul at 6:43 PM on November 20, 2010


as soon as I saw the title I knew it would have this blind guardian song in the background. what up, nerdy white guy?
posted by punch_the_mayor at 7:40 PM on November 20, 2010


I love me some Blind Guardian.
posted by georg_cantor at 8:13 PM on November 20, 2010


Now I have a new favorite videogame AND a new favorite band. Thanks, lauratheexplorer!
posted by Kevin Street at 9:51 PM on November 20, 2010


"Galloping riffs" taken to their logical conclusion.
posted by vanar sena at 2:45 AM on November 21, 2010


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