Oh ok. It's no biggie though. Heck, I don't think many people spend time in groups. Now if you could subscribe to Group Topics like you can with Forum Threads, then I might be more active on them. But I'll just post a thing or two every once in awhile whenever I notice at least somebody has posted something new (there's just isn't a way of knowing without checking it yourself).
I swear I've invited you to be a part of my Golden Sun Group. If I have (and you rejected) please tell me and I'll take the hint. But if you haven't been invited, then please accept my invitation. There aren't many GS fans on ZU, so I'm sorta collecting all of them (how? pretty much inviting anybody whom has ever posted in a Golden Sun-related thread in the past). And considering you created a GS thread in December, that's why I'm surprised you're not part of the group.
Then again I've noticed you're not a part of any group, and maybe you don't want to be associated with any. In that case I understand. Well get back to me on this when you get the chance. I'd REALLY love to make a ZU Golden Sun: Dark Realm tournament when the game comes out (this game BETTER have online capabilities to fight friends).
Anyways, enough of this shameless advertising after my own group, I just hope you'd join.
Well I suppose it's a good thing. It's showing that as characters, they can slowly develop into 3D beings. They can't always have the same problems like Garfield and his love of food or else they might turn predictable. For now they are more interested in their relationship developments, and that's not a bad thing.
Ah, well I suppose everything has a name now doesn't it. Leitmotifs. Yes, that's what I was talking about.
Oh now I see. Well it's somewhat of a tutorial on how to fight even better. If ZeldaWii is going to have 1:1 sword play, I'm going to appreciate any lesson they can give me (first I'd need to purchase a Wii though).
Oh, I was talking about watching BMG, not really listening to it. I've seen their performance a few times, and it's a spectacle for the ears as well as the eyes. And yes, I'd say it's electrical/rock/and percussion.
Ahh you're tallking about leitmotifs! They're excellent for character development indeed. Zelda already makes some use of that but certainly not enough I'd say for Ganon, they certainly have for Zelda and Zant, but in TP Ganon didn't have such a theme.
And by combo oriented I was referring to the combo's learnt from the heroes shade and from that guy with the spear in WW. You know the shield bump followed my a helm splitter. Those sort of things, more commonly seen in a game like Mortal Kombat.
I only know the Blue Man Group by name, but if you think I'd like it, I think I should add it to my list of music to investigate. It's electro isn't it?
I just got an idea (after thinking of Star Wars for a second). There could be a very grand and threatening orchestral tune that plays every time he does something evil. He wouldn't need an instrument, his presence alone gives off a looming sound that would only be heard by the player (and not the characters themselves considering music is just supposed to highten the situation in a movie/video game even more).
What do you mean by Combo oriented battle schematics? Like having Zelda involved in the fight? Then yes, you'd be right. And a Temple based around Cymatics would be interesting. I mean LAX had the Color Dungeon, so why not sound? What if there was a dungeon that highly requires surround sound.
Verry cool video. BTW, have you ever seen Blue Man Group? It seems like it's something you'd be into.
Portable instrument for Ganondorf *rubschin* I'd need to ponder that for longer. He certainly needs and instrument which reflects his personality.
As for music affecting enemies, it definitely sounds like an excellent venture for a boss battle, but making enemy combat more complicated by essentially adding a puzzle to success doesn't sound quite as engaging. Especially when you consider that TP and WW have been showing "combo" oriented battle schematics as a trend. Certainly the use of music in puzzles is a good idea, perhaps even a temple based around Cymatics.
Here's a video on the topic, it's very very very interesting.
I agree with the Organ/Phantom of the Opera bit, but I was trying to think of an instrument for Ganondorf that's more portable (unless he can summon his organ with magic).
Ok, you know how Pols Voice don't like sounds/music (that's why bombs, musical instruments, and your voice can stun it). What if there were more enemies affected by the music you played? I mean, if the Pied Piper can summon rats out of a village (in reality he convinced children to leave their houses...but I digress), why not Link? In LA he had to get Marin to sing to the walrus to move his fat ass out of the way. Music can play a very intricate part in Zelda (it did a decent job in Spirit Tracks...I liked the Bell Puzzle in the Snow Temple). Like what if Link could play a song for animals to be summoned out of hiding (like a rat in a hole)? Or you're sneaking in a castle and you have to put the guards to sleep to sneak by. The ending of ST (when all the Lokomos played their instruments) really reminded me of LA when Link was in front of the Egg and all the instruments he had collected started playing the melody. It was a very cool moment.
The Cuatro is a wonderful instrument, far more prominent in Latin music than anything else.
The Lute seems to large and cumbersome to be honest. I considered adding the Oud into my post, which like the lute and mandolin all have a similar shape.
Also Ganondorf's Organ playing in OoT fit him perfectly. Very phantom of the opera, but it fit him so perfectly. It makes sense that he would play such an instrument as he is so obsessed with power, and Organs are grand instruments.
Maybe I have heard a Cuatro being played, but have mistaken it for a guitar or ukulele, so I'd find it fine. And after Wikipediaing Cuatro, I came by the Lute, which was developed in the middle ages. Doesn't that seem reasonable for Link? I could see Zelda as a singer, harp player, or flute player. Ganondorf? I don't know.
Speaking about thumb pianos and musical instruments. I have this cool little melody for you played with obscure instruments that aren't very popular