Post by playgeneration on Dec 10, 2011 12:54:51 GMT
Ghouls and Ghosts is my choice. Moonwalker although a good game, just seems like a toned down Shinobi to me, rescuing children but without the cool weapons. And are the children needing to be saved in Moonwalker, or actually hiding from creepy MJ?
Tough one, both are solid games and actually a good match against each other being kind of similar gameplay wise. I think Moonwalker is more of a favorite for me, but I'm going to vote for GnG because it offers a better port than Moonwalker. Moonwalker was better in every way on the Genesis (and arcade better than both of those) but GnG had the extra work done on the SMS version to have the shops and it also has very comparable graphics and sound to its big brother. It'd the more admirable port, and that's what I'd like to support on these polls rather than just what game appeals most to my gameplay habits.
"Enduro" is a symbolic journey through life via the media of a race.
I don't even know what that Cha-mone thing means, must be something english i guess. ;D And i don't like Michael Jackson because i can't stand his singing style, the constant noises he makes "ah", "oh" and the grunting, propably because of all the crotch-grabing he does, i find it really irritating
Cha-mone is another one of his mannerisms. He says that instead of 'come on'. Just check out the end of Man in the Mirror to see what I mean. All those things you describe make him unique and interesting in my opinion.
Let's see: - Human Nature - Give In to Me - Dirty Diana - Leave me Alone - Speed Demon - Smooth Criminal - Wanna be starting something - They Don't Care About Us That's about it. His overplayed Mega-Hits work better in parodies (like Weird Al Yankovics Eat it (Beat it) and Fat (Bad) and Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine's version of The Girl is mine (instead of Paul McCartney you get a voice computer similar to the one of Stephen Hawking and it's damn funny) i think and they're overplayed, can't stand Billie Jean or Beat It anymore and Thriller works better in the context of the long video for it instead of it just being a song.
I suppose considering how many songs he's done I only like about 30% of them. There's no doubting he's versatile and an overall musical genius though. Will have to check out that Richard Cheese version you mentioned, he's hilarious. I remember hearing a cover he did of a Snoop Dogg song, funny stuff ;D
I suppose considering how many songs he's done I only like about 30% of them. There's no doubting he's versatile and an overall musical genius though.
I would say that Michael Jackson was talented but he needed help from other people to really bringt out that talent. Quincy Jones was the guy responsible for Jackson success, he knew how the songs worked, he knew what there needed to be changed. Listen to the Thriller Demos and how the finished versions are, the ideas from MJ had a idea but it was Jones who knew what worked. I know some guys from Toto who worked with Michael Jackson for a long time, had talks with David Paich and Steve Lukather, they worked on Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and Paich worked on History too. It was like that: MJ had an idea, Jones thought about it, worked it out, that was recorded or Jones asked the musicians what they think. David Paich told the story about Beat It, MJs idea was more RNB, Jones wanted it more Rocking and thought about My Sharona from The Knack, David Paich suggested a bit of both and the 3 worked out the final version.
And it's obvious in his post-Quiny Jones career that Jackson wasn't that great without him. Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad? I can understand that those were successful albums. Quincy Jones managed to bring it every musical genre that worked, from Hard Rock to RNB, everything that mattered at the time was present on those albums, so every demographic got at least 1-2 songs. Without Jones though an the lacking support of other musicians, he lost it. Dangerous was OK, History was not really great and Invincible was a piece of faeces. I think it's a bit unfair to point all the success just on Jackson and not on Quincy Jones (he's a musical genius, check out some of his solo albums like Smackwater Jack, Body Heat or Back on the Block) and all the songwriters and musicians who were involved in the success of his 3 big albums.
And it may be harsh but i don't like musicians who do a playback show in concerts. Either play live or don't play at all. I never understood the fascination with Michael Jackson Concerts as all he did and the people on stage was dancing around and pretending to play the instruments. In the 80's he had that weird looking chick imagine to play the riffs of Eddie Van Halen, Steve Lukather, Steve Stevens and others, i thought it was always crap.