For Todays entry I’ve decided to go with something thematic for October. While most people will be looking for frights this month there is a lighter side to the spookiest month of the year and for me it doesn’t detract from the experience in most cases.
Sonic Hero’s: Mystic Mansion
Mystic Mansion is supposed to be a spooky mansion and for the most part it fits that theme rather well. There are pumpkin specter enemies and a rather shy skeleton that accompany the usual fair of egg pawns. There is one particular area with a stained glass ceiling light where a mini boss of sorts resides. Along with these enemies the stage flipping mechanic returns from the previous stage and it works moderately well. The only real downside are the bobsled sections, I really don’t like those as they take away from the spookiness of the mansion.
Music wise I really get that Halloween party vibe. Something that’s designed to convey a light hearted spooky theme rather than a frightening one and it works well enough. In fact the theme really makes the stage for me now that I really think about it. The music elevates what are really standard Halloween fair and makes it a rather memorable experience.
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About Agent9one of us since 12:45 PM on 04.13.2010
Who is Agent9? The not so secret agent of the destructoid community.
A Few things about me
- I'm almost finished with my degree in computer science and I plan on going into independent development and freelancing once I'm done.
- I can be very cynical, but I do try to be positive or curb my negativity. In spite of this I'm actually very jovial in person and I don't get mad often. I would dare say I'm quite happy, even when things seem bleak. I simply don't like industry Bullshit and I'm not one to stand for it, even if it's a game I like.
- I host a series annually called 31 Days where I post 1 horror related or themed video game song a day for the month of october. During this time I also provide keys for games (free of course) to any reader observant enough to find them.
- I've been a member of destructoid since 2010, and a lurker long before then. As such I've seen many people both come and go. Such is the natural order of things.
- I enjoy Art and draw in my spare time
- I also enjoy theatre and films. I especially like Horror movies (both good and bad ones).
- I go camping once or twice a year. I would go out more but my allergies tend to get in the way.
- I don't drink, which may be a surprise to some. I might make a joke or two about it but I stay away from alcohol for my own personal reasons, though you can feel free to drink a pint on my behalf any time you'd like.
My Top 20 Games (By the ever Illustrious Dango
I also got a musical piece made for me by the incredible Alphadeus. A little history behind this:
My musical piece came as part of the Songs for Gamers album DLC pack 02. Alphadeus has been making songs for the members of the destructoid community for years already. This past year he opened submissions and I applied. For my meagre efforts I received this lovely piece: