Rebecca Mayes Muses: Fable 2

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Very well done. It's in my top 6 somewhere.

I enjoyed the slow build of it all, and the regression back into a "sketch" at the end.

Once again, hats off to Ms Mayes.
 

The Mapper

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loved it when is the next album i want your new songs on my iPod =)

Good video not my favourite
the song was great though
 

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I like how the lyrics are generalized and not explicitly about the game.
I must not have been the only one yearning for a more "multiple interpretation" lyrical style.
 

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Um, did you like it or not I don't get it. And why does your voice sound different? It just seems a bit wierd. Also this is the first one I didn't like.
 

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uh that was lovely and enchanting

almost expected the line to be
"today is the day...I wake up"

because then you finished the dream/game and it's all over now and on to a new day/dream/game
 

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voidspawn said:
This game only came out 2 years ago.. way to stay relevant.
And the 3rd one is coming out in a month. What's wrong with taking a moment of reflection with the old before the new comes out?
 

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So ... is today really the day?

Just kidding. Cute song, one of my favorites!

Didn't care too much for the game, particularly the ending was very anticlimactic.
 

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ProtoChimp said:
Um, did you like it or not I don't get it.
Do these songs have to be about whether she liked it or not?
I always felt that most of them were less reviews than songs about the games, their worlds, stories, messages and mistakes, as well as about (gaming) culture in general.

I liked this one, nice song and a beautiful way to present the game footage in the first part.
 

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Avayu said:
ProtoChimp said:
Um, did you like it or not I don't get it.
Do these songs have to be about whether she liked it or not?
I always felt that most of them were less reviews than songs about the games, their worlds, stories, messages and mistakes, as well as about (gaming) culture in general.

I liked this one, nice song and a beautiful way to present the game footage in the first part.
Really, because most of her past ones have been reviews.
 

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ProtoChimp said:
Avayu said:
ProtoChimp said:
Um, did you like it or not I don't get it.
Do these songs have to be about whether she liked it or not?
I always felt that most of them were less reviews than songs about the games, their worlds, stories, messages and mistakes, as well as about (gaming) culture in general.

I liked this one, nice song and a beautiful way to present the game footage in the first part.
Really, because most of her past ones have been reviews.
The review parts are better than the song part anyways.
 

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Very mellow and chilled and uplifting. Thank you, it will put a smile on my face for the rest of the day. I don't understand how you can like rooibos tea though. It tastes like socks and wee.....and I know because I have drunk both of them so I have a basis for comparison.....ummmmmm......Did I just type that out loud?:)
 

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voidspawn said:
This game only came out 2 years ago.. way to stay relevant.
And Unskippable does episodes on a bunch of games that came out years ago. Heck, it did one whole episode on Final Fantasy 3. Why does a game need to be recent to be ragged about?
 

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maddawg IAJI said:
voidspawn said:
This game only came out 2 years ago.. way to stay relevant.
And Unskippable does episodes on a bunch of games that came out years ago. Heck, it did one whole episode on Final Fantasy 3. Why does a game need to be recent to be ragged about?
I seem to recall Yahtzee just did a Shadow of Colossus (PS-2) review last month. But don't mess with him - he'll gutter your knoblywockers (or whatever incomprehensible threats Brits living in Australia make.)
 

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God I love this song.

Apparently lately people like to review some older games and I am glad Rebecca has been given more time to pursuit her life and dreams, bringing such excellent music as well.

Definitly one of my favourites of her!

Keep it up dear!
 

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...And that had what to do with Fable 2 exactly?

About the only relevant part of the song sounded to me was when you were singing about the evolution of the character, how he or she changes with the choices you make. 'Shedding your skin'.

I didn't really get what 'today is the day' was referencing though and it was repeated far too much for my liking. Felt like that's all the chorus consisted of and it fell really flat.

Despite my negative criticisms i realise that these videos are more of an artistic statement than anything of any academic merit, just like we all watch Yahtzee's videos for the sole reason we can see a caricature of a man slag off just about everything for completely arbitrary reasons in the name of comedy and i appreciate what you're going for here.

I would like to see some more unique songs such as your a-capella of Worms.
 

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cefm said:
maddawg IAJI said:
voidspawn said:
This game only came out 2 years ago.. way to stay relevant.
And Unskippable does episodes on a bunch of games that came out years ago. Heck, it did one whole episode on Final Fantasy 3. Why does a game need to be recent to be ragged about?
I seem to recall Yahtzee just did a Shadow of Colossus (PS-2) review last month. But don't mess with him - he'll gutter your knoblywockers (or whatever incomprehensible threats Brits living in Australia make.)
And strangely enough, I felt like that was one of the best ones he has done in a while.
 

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Epic. Again another masterpiece =D Getting really back on form!
 

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cefm said:
maddawg IAJI said:
voidspawn said:
This game only came out 2 years ago.. way to stay relevant.
And Unskippable does episodes on a bunch of games that came out years ago. Heck, it did one whole episode on Final Fantasy 3. Why does a game need to be recent to be ragged about?
I seem to recall Yahtzee just did a Shadow of Colossus (PS-2) review last month. But don't mess with him - he'll gutter your knoblywockers (or whatever incomprehensible threats Brits living in Australia make.)
FUU
first one mentioned was april fools and the second one mentioned was something i would have thought you'd have noticed is a trend of yahtzee; when game releases slow and there's nothing new and interesting he usually reviews an old favourite
 

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Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
 

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Hmmm, nice song and video. Conjures up that wonderful excited feeling I get playing a new adventure game, when I feel like I'm just stepping into a gorgeous dream.

I'm not sure what "today is the day" means, though. I'll have to listen to this one a few times ...
 

Rebecca Mayes

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ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.
 

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A lovely song. I didn't care much for the game, but I like how this invokes the visuals and choices (significant or no) from the first two games as Fable 3 looms on the horizon.
 

Rebecca Mayes

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Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.
But you didn't say that; you just mentioned that she looks good and then said that you love everything she does, no other justification. Either way, at least I can use commas properly.
lol
 

Rebecca Mayes

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ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.
But you didn't say that; you just mentioned that she looks good and then said that you love everything she does, no other justification. Either way, at least I can use commas properly.
lol
Learn to read?

"Rebecca is so pretty."

PARAGRAPH

"Love everything she does."
 

Rebecca Mayes

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Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.
But you didn't say that; you just mentioned that she looks good and then said that you love everything she does, no other justification. Either way, at least I can use commas properly.
lol
Learn to read?

"Rebecca is so pretty."

PARAGRAPH

"Love everything she does."
But in a normal paragraph you got point and explanation whereas in your original post you had two arbitrary points one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just got two random points.
 

LetoTheTyrant

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Last couple of videos were not quite too my tastes, musically I guess. This one, feels like a return to form, or rather style that I like and think works well for you.

A beautiful little song.
Bit of a weird video mind...
 

Rebecca Mayes

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ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.
But you didn't say that; you just mentioned that she looks good and then said that you love everything she does, no other justification. Either way, at least I can use commas properly.
lol
Learn to read?

"Rebecca is so pretty."

PARAGRAPH

"Love everything she does."
But in a normal paragraph you got point and explanation whereas in your original post you had two arbitrary points one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just got two random points.
Please, oh please do not tell me how to form a paragraph. The last thing I need is English tips from you.

Just to prove my point:

*In a normal paragraph, you have a point and an explanation. Whereas in your original post, you had two arbitrary points - one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just have two random points.*

Please, learn the language before telling others how to use it.
 

wulfy42

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I liked it but I think it would have been better if you ended it with stepping out of the fable/world or as someone above said "Today is the day I wake up" meaning you are done with Fable 2 and perhaps looking forward to Fable 3.

My impression is that you liked the game and it drew you into it's world. I thought it was a great review without being an actual review. The joy you have for the game and the immersion you felt in it came through from your video and I think it's sad many people do not see how the song is relevant to Fable 2.

If I hadn't already played it I would want to after seeing your video. Great job.
 

Tolerant Fanboy

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Thank you for not using the filter for the whole song. My eyes are a bit sore still...

In any case, as always, a beautiful song with a nice bit of commentary slipped in that won't detract or distract when heard out of a critical context.
 

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Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.

But you didn't say that; you just mentioned that she looks good and then said that you love everything she does, no other justification. Either way, at least I can use commas properly.
lol
Learn to read?

"Rebecca is so pretty."

PARAGRAPH

"Love everything she does."
But in a normal paragraph you got point and explanation whereas in your original post you had two arbitrary points one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just got two random points.
Please, oh please do not tell me how to form a paragraph. The last thing I need is English tips from you.

Just to prove my point:

*In a normal paragraph, you have a point and an explanation. Whereas in your original post, you had two arbitrary points - one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just have two random points.*

Please, learn the language before telling others how to use it.

While the song may not be my favorite, the intellectual discourse it's started is awesome!
 

nk19

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that put me in great mood, awesome song.

ps thought i was watching take on me in during the start.
 

Rebecca Mayes

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v161 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.

But you didn't say that; you just mentioned that she looks good and then said that you love everything she does, no other justification. Either way, at least I can use commas properly.
lol
Learn to read?

"Rebecca is so pretty."

PARAGRAPH

"Love everything she does."
But in a normal paragraph you got point and explanation whereas in your original post you had two arbitrary points one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just got two random points.
Please, oh please do not tell me how to form a paragraph. The last thing I need is English tips from you.

Just to prove my point:

*In a normal paragraph, you have a point and an explanation. Whereas in your original post, you had two arbitrary points - one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just have two random points.*

Please, learn the language before telling others how to use it.

While the song may not be my favorite, the intellectual discourse it's started is awesome!
Lol, i find it amusing that we're not even talking about the song

And returning to my post in this war, to be honest you seem to be proving my point and the fact that your dp is manga only supports my argument.
I think I'd probably know more about english with my teacher being a dictatorial monolith of derp. He is a clever dictatorial monolith of derp, however and he knows what he's derping about
 

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ghii3 said:
another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
I'm making a non-gaming album in between!

More details on blog http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_26.htm
 

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*Closes eyes and a warm smile spreads across my face* Yes....yes this..this is the Rebecca Mayes talent that I love. Thank you...I needed that.

Edit: It's like a warm hug...a warm hug that can only be given by your stuffed tiger toy. <3



Just...so..heartwarming again. ^_^.
 

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ghii3 said:
...

another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
No, it was published here. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/102235-Rebecca-Mayes-Muses-Moves-to-Once-a-Month
 

Rebecca Mayes

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I thought the song would have been more fable 2 like lyrics or have something to do a bit more with fable 2.
 

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I got an idea, how about a song that sounds different to all the others she does?

I know it 'works' for Taylor Swift to have every song sound the same, but it doesn't mean she has to.
 

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Unlike some of the above. I actually enjoyed it a lot.
A nice song to wake to in my opinion. :)
Keep Up the great work Rebecca!
 

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ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
To the month comment - it was announced a while back that Rebecca Mayes Muses would only be updated once a month instead of bi-weekly. I cant be bothered to find the article which announces this, so you'll either just have to take me at my word or wait for someone else to find it.

As to the song - she's always been a bit of hit and miss with me. This time was definitely more hit than miss, really enjoyed it, except for the ending with the constant repetition of today is the day. Other than that, great song.
 

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maddawg IAJI said:
And Unskippable does episodes on a bunch of games that came out years ago. Heck, it did one whole episode on Final Fantasy 3. Why does a game need to be recent to be ragged about?
Unskippable doesn't review games, they just make fun of bad openings. That is a difference here.
 

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Wow...That was brilliant.

Really lovely calming voice and song.

I think this is my favourite one.
 

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This song was boss! I loved it - the cut down style, the sketchy visuals, flying across dimensions on cardboard wings. It really made me wanna play through Fable 2 again. I forgot how good of a time I had with that game.

Rebecca Mayes said:
ghii3 said:
another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
I'm making a non-gaming album in between!

More details on blog http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_26.htm
Haven't even bought the gaming album yet - slow down, it's not a race! :D
 

JaeKin

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I almost always enjoy your songs, but the videos I usually struggle with. I can't ever decide if it's trying to tell a story, or just show some images from the game, but it never seems to quite mesh with the music. I think you should just show the game in one solid block with you singing, and try to tell a story with it that way, but that's just my two cents. (Kind of like you see a lot with MMORPG videos, but in this case with varying games played to original music, versus a rogue in PVP combat to Requiem for the Dream for a million time or something.)

Anyway, I definitely like the song, nice voice.
 

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I really liked this one. Calm and relaxing with a nice and catchy tune that I just know will not be getting out of my head any time soon. Keep up the fantastic work Rebecca.
 

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gallaetha_matt said:
This song was boss! I loved it - the cut down style, the sketchy visuals, flying across dimensions on cardboard wings. It really made me wanna play through Fable 2 again. I forgot how good of a time I had with that game.

Rebecca Mayes said:
ghii3 said:
another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
I'm making a non-gaming album in between!

More details on blog http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_26.htm
Haven't even bought the gaming album yet - slow down, it's not a race! :D
alright, alright, i was just saying that it seems like she has an easier deal than others i wasnt trying to get people angry
fair dues though if she's actually working on serious stuff then fair enough
 

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Bravo! My wife liked it as well- to the point she felt compelled to wander in the room and say "What is that you're listening to!?! It's really catchy, but in a subtle way...!"
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
ghii3 said:
another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
I'm making a non-gaming album in between!

More details on blog http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_26.htm
I normally don't like your music (sorry) but i really liked this one. Perhaps writing songs about games is not your things and instead you should only focus your songs on stuff closer to your heart because that were you seem to shine the most.
 

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knight steel said:
Rebecca Mayes said:
ghii3 said:
another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
I'm making a non-gaming album in between!

More details on blog http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_26.htm
I normally don't like your music (sorry) but i really liked this one. Perhaps writing songs about games is not your things and instead you should only focus your songs on stuff closer to your heart because that were you seem to shine the most.
But as far as I can tell escapist employees' payment isn't too bad and writing songs can be pretty fun. Either way she can still create them and become well known through this.
 

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I feel all warm and fuzzy now. And I am one of the few people who loves Fable, apparently.

Thank You Miss Mayes, I'm happy now :)
 

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Song was once again fantastic but I'm really not sure what it had to do with Fable 2. Even in a subtle metaphoric way i'd be hard pressed to link the two. Still. Awesome song.
 

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ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Um, what?

I love everything she does because I like her voice and her creativity?

What a silly person, you are.
But you didn't say that; you just mentioned that she looks good and then said that you love everything she does, no other justification. Either way, at least I can use commas properly.
lol
Learn to read?

"Rebecca is so pretty."

PARAGRAPH

"Love everything she does."
But in a normal paragraph you got point and explanation whereas in your original post you had two arbitrary points one being a possible explanation for the other. It seems fairly easy to make that mistake if you just got two random points.
He said he likes her. Why do you guys keep trolling him?

Nice vid.
 

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Lovely music, I've always liked this whimsical-sophisticated-hippy style, and it's what you do best. Still, I wish the lyrics would either all rhyme or none at all - having half the song rhyme and the other not really stops it flowing.
 

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I think I have a new favourite. This was great!

Am I the only one who was reminded of those animation sequences in Monty Python's Flying Circus when Rebecca started flying?
 

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Wow, she certainly caught the feeling I got playing fable 2...it really was dreamlike, almost lucid in its ability to let you do all kinds of stuff and just...transition to something else.
I wish there was a ps3 version as I've long since sold my ailing 360 (got one of the early ones, paid what people paid for the later ones, and felt betrayed. Plus it crashed a lot.)
 

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ghii3 said:
Cassita said:
Rebecca is so pretty.

Love everything she does.
because she is so pretty?
weird and stupid



another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
Ok one. Facepalm. They think shes pretty. They like everyhting they do. There was no becuase there. Please just stop trolling, it's weird and stupid.

And twop, shes working on an album, which i imagine cuts into her writing, recording, fliming and editing a video every week.
 

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TrogzTheTroll said:
The review parts are better than the song part anyways.
See, I have the polar-opposite opinion. I like her lyrics better when they have that multiple interpretation. But when she's directly 'reviewing' something, I think she sounds bad. Like she's reading, not singing.
 

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Draconalis said:
maddawg IAJI said:
And Unskippable does episodes on a bunch of games that came out years ago. Heck, it did one whole episode on Final Fantasy 3. Why does a game need to be recent to be ragged about?
Unskippable doesn't review games, they just make fun of bad openings. That is a difference here.
And neither does Rebecca Mayes. She just makes songs to mock the game she is talking about. Besides, what does it matter? She was doing this one because Fable 3 comes out in a few weeks. You are also aware she writes these songs and often had quite a few of them up long before she joined the Escapist.

Heck, the Resident Evil 5 one was on the internet the week she joined the site.
 

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I liked it, will have to get the album soon to go on my iPod with Joana Newsom, Clare Bowditch, Sally Seltmann and a heap of others no one else is probably heard of mostly women on my iPod for some reason, don't know why.
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
ghii3 said:
another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
I'm making a non-gaming album in between!

More details on blog http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_26.htm
Sweet
 

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Great song BUT I can't say the same about the video.

Some of her other works were no only amazing but inspiring!

This one... was neither.

Her Heavy Rain video was FAR superior.
 

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I didn't really like this one because I couldn't find any relevance to the game it was reviewing.
Then I took it as a song on its own merits and I liked it a little better, though the rhymes were a little predictable.
Loved the scene with you on the bed at the end though, made me laugh.
 

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Ryank1908 said:
Song was once again fantastic but I'm really not sure what it had to do with Fable 2. Even in a subtle metaphoric way i'd be hard pressed to link the two. Still. Awesome song.
Ah, good! Somebody expressed my sentiment already. I think this was a bit of a cop out - an unrelated song heavily shoe-horned into a gaming context.
 

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Rebecca Mayes said:
ghii3 said:
another thing, am i the only person who cared or even noticed that this took roughly a month and most others on the escapist take a week?
I'm making a non-gaming album in between!

More details on blog http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/audioblog_rebeccamayes_26.htm
This is good news.
I tend to like your music best when it doesn't pertain as strongly to gaming.
 

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Nice fire CGI ^_-
I like your songs and admire that You record it all by yourself, but please consider working with someone on the mixes. I think this song could be a lot better.

Cheers from Poland
 

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I really can't see rebecca Mayes ever turning into a descent song writter, watched most of here videos and they are the worst lyrics I've ever heard accompanied by an aweful progressional guitar piece. It sound like you've got a person who has only ever listened to the script put in room with a guitar, a typewritter and a lyricist that just happens to be a monkey who has learnt to write by picking random words out of the dictionary and makes sure every fourth word rhymes and every six lines there's a chorus where it is just one line repeated about eight times.
 

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A lovely, gentle song. I like it. The simplicity of the instruments and background really gives the vocals a chance to shine.
 

n19h7m4r3

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Just lovely, good for settling down at night with a cup of Rooibos. :)

Ever thought of putting out a cd?
 

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Just lovely, good for settling down at night with a cup of Rooibos. :)

Ever thought of putting out a cd?
err...

[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/100685-Get-Rebecca-Mayes-Album-The-Epic-Win-Two-Weeks-Early]

under each RMM video

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Shouldn't be another video out already?
 

n19h7m4r3

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esperandote said:
Senarrius said:
Just lovely, good for settling down at night with a cup of Rooibos. :)

Ever thought of putting out a cd?
err...

[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/100685-Get-Rebecca-Mayes-Album-The-Epic-Win-Two-Weeks-Early]

under each RMM video

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Shouldn't be another video out already?
Oh snap you're right!

I usually watch them from her Facebook, never even noticed the writing here about there being one.
 

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Well I was hoping now that she was taking more time to release songs and was doing it less frequently that she would get better.

The video was great, really well done with the sketches.

But again the music was repetitive. Every song she does just repeats the same sentence over and over again for the chorus (Today is the day...today is the day).

I am okay with the songs not being reviews.
I am okay with the songs not being funny.
I am okay with the songs being interpretations of the game and how it makes her feel.

It's difficult to like her work though. She's writing songs about games, but it all seems so unfocused. Maybe if she just had a statement somewhere about what she wast trying to say or achieve with her art, we could understand what to expect from her a bit more clearly.

Even something as simple as "I write music about the way games make me FEEL"

Right now everything just seems random, rushed, and repetitive. Sorry but I won't be giving you anymore chances, as I've tried listening several times and have been disappointed each time.

I hope you find your voice eventually as I do think you are talented Ms. Mayes, but right now I don't think you've got it.
 

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I generally like your songs but this one didn't quite hit a chord with me. Today is the day...for what? That you finished the game? That you flew high on wings of imagination? It felt like you led us on with a question that you did not answer.

And I see others did like it. I just would have liked a bit more focus. Nice video work though! It was neat to see you take flight like the sparrow.
 

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I really enjoyed the tension between the idea of "no particular place to go" (I assume it meant from your character's perspective + the fact you were even playing a video game) and your desire to enter that dream world (i.e. the video game).
 

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Four years later, I come back to listen to this wonderful song.
Thank you Rebecca for gracing the Escapist with your voice.