Blame It On The Boogie!

It’s been two years since Uri’s The Boogie Man was released, and in commemoration of the release anniversary, well, Wata Kujou, a friend of mine asked me to help her out in making an image song for Mr. Boogie! Taking Uri’s theme music genres for the games of the Strange Men Series into consideration, we ended up making a hiphop track, with me doing lyrics, rapping, singing, mixing (for the vocals only, though), and mastering, while Wata did the instrumental production. Also, Biwa did the illustration accompanying the track there!

Now, regarding my thoughts on the creation of the track, well…I’ve begun to understand more and more about how rapping can quickly dry the throat. Though on the other hand, I feel great about being able to flex and exercise my rap skills while under the scrutiny of a more public audience! Rapping’s something that I’ve been getting into more and more lately, and my confidence and interest there are kicked up by my awareness of my motor mouth tendencies and my interest in writing poetic lyrics, among other things, yo~

Still, I have some worries about my work on the track…like how easily listeners can comprehend what I’m spitting out, especially those who haven’t read the lyrics sheet yet. Aside from my enunciation, there’s also audio engineering influencing that, and I think I still need to learn a lot more technical stuff there, which I want to learn more formally sometime.

But hey, my struggles with all that still are quite a learning experience for me. For example, I feel confidence in having dared to do something unusual (Well, to me and my amateur audio engineering skills, that is) like putting some delay on my main vocals to add to the creepy feel of the track.

Also, I feel good about the positive reception the track’s been receiving lately, but hey, if you think there are things that can be improved on, then please do tell with full honesty, yo!

Oh, and to those who wanna know what the lyrics are, here’s a link to the lyrics sheet!

So yeah, here’s Mr. Dumont’s voice actor, going “Happy Release Anniversary, TBM!” and, of course, “Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated!” \(^o^)

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: The Boogie Man

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Hi, nutshellcrackers. By the time I started writing this, I have finished playing Uri-san’s The Boogie Man. I livetweeted about it too. Look up #TobbyPlaysTBMAlone on Twitter if you wanna see the tweets. And for those who are worried about spoilers, I tried to not to fill them with spoilers, but if you get spoiled, well…I apologize.

Anyway! I’ve got a lot that I’d like to talk about regarding this game. One, I’m a voice actor in it. Two, I’d like to make a review about this game. Three, I’d like to talk about my experience with the project and the production crew. Four, YEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! and other related stuff.

So yeah, I guess that’s what I’ll talk about in this post. Now, time to get started. And I guess I should start with the review. I’ll put the rest of this post under a Read More, as I’ll definitely be letting out spoilers along the way. Continue reading “Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: The Boogie Man”

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: The Sandman

It’s been months since I recommended a game by Uri-san. Huh, I better remember to not spoil people when I recommend stories. Anyway…today’s recommendation is the second installment in Uri-san’s Strange Men Series:TSM game cover jacket

The Sandman.

It’s a freeware horror-style adventure game made in the WOLF RPG Editor, and it’s the sequel to The Crooked Man. The Sandman isn’t as scary as The Crooked Man, but still, it can be shocking at times.

Now, the game is about a girl named Sophie Grundler, a girl who has been spending a bunch of days with difficulty in sleeping, bullies messing around with her at school, and a father who has been spending less time with her because of his work. As she struggles to endure the chaos, time suddenly stops during midnight…and that’s not the only strange thing that happens…

I’ve cleared the game recently, and freaking nuts, it’s freaking beautiful. Thank you very much for being an inspiration again, Uri-san! I highly recommend this game, especially to people who are having trouble with getting enough sleep.

This game is originally Japanese, but vgperson has made an English translation, too! Here’s a link to the English-trasnlated version of The Sandman: http://vgperson.com/games/sandman.htm

If you decide to play this game (or maybe watch someone else play it; Daveosity, ManlyBadassHeroand I have made Let’s Plays of this game, you know…and by the way, if you want to make an LP video series of this game, please remember that monetized videos of Uri-san’s games, from this game onward, are forbidden. Oh, and did you know that there are also people who have made Let’s Plays of The Crooked Man, too?), then I hope that you have fun! And don’t forget to keep calm while playing it, too! Keeping calm while playing the game can help you in learning the very valuable lessons inside the game, you know!

Tobby’s Recommendation Yell: The Crooked Man

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Today, I played (and finished) an amazing indie horror adventure game by Uri. As you can see from the cover art up there, the game is called “The Crooked Man.” When it comes to recommending stories, I won’t be spoiling stuff. I’d like you to check it out yourself.

Anyway, the game’s about a man named David Hoover, a guy in a tough time of his life, and he just moved into a new apartment. Of course, as this is a horror game, strange stuff happens, and because of that, he decides to know more about the room’s former owner. And so, David’s search for this mysterious man begins…

Well, I’ll only give you that much info about the game’s story. But I’ll tell you, this game is really scary (For those who can’t stand jumpscares and grotesque imagery, I advise you to not play this game. Seriously.) but underneath the scariness is a beautiful story that teaches really valuable life lessons. Well, that’s how I see after I finished the game, but I’d like you to form your opinion about it, if you’re interested in this game, by playing it yourself.

Oh, and by the way, the game’s freeware. Also, it’s originally Japanese (Uri-san is Japanese, you know.), but it also has an English translation made by vgperson.

Link to the English-translated version of the game: http://vgperson.com/games/crookedman.htm

If you decide to play this game, I hope you have fun! And don’t forget to keep calm while playing it, too!