2,841UGXwolfMon 30th Jun 2014 1) Viewtiful Joe 2 - True Heroes — This isn't even a hard one for me. I really loved the first bracket, last time around, and while "Final Battle" from Partners in Time is growing on me, it still just doesn't cut it. It's slow and rather boring. It has a very strong theme and build up with no pay off. It just feels like the biggest tease of a final boss theme ever. "True Heroes" may lack that build up, but the whole song is the pay off. 2) Sonny 2 - Final Encounter — This was such a hard one. It really was. To be completely honest, they both use instrumentation, composition, feel, and tempo that really suits me and this theme, so I just couldn't decide for the longest time. This is my new favorite bracket, so far. @___@ That said, I eventually picked Sonny 2 because the simplicity has a lonely feel to it that I really dig and I think it really feels right for a boss theme. For the record, I think that if everything had gone well, I'd have liked to see these two in the quarter finals. These may both make my top 8 for this tournament. 3) Bayonetta - The Greatest Jubilee — Funny how these are similar and yet not. They use the same style for the same purpose, yet achieve two very different feelings. In all honesty, I think I prefer the feel of Carmeaty Burana, but this is just such a better technical piece with so much power and full instrumentation to fulfill its purpose. The themes of triumph and tragedy are so deep in the composition that I feel it'd be a shame to vote for Super Meat Boy over Bayonetta on this one. There's just something so right about this piece that Meat Boy just couldn't achieve. 4) Donkey Kong '94 - Showdown at the Tower — I've said it before and I'll say it again, aside from the painfully limited instrumentation, I can't think of a single thing this piece does wrong. It'll be my "middle-of-the-road" thing. It only falls from "special" because of the weak limitations of the system is was on. When it goes up against a song I actually feel suits the theme of the contest, it probably won't stand much of a chance. Still, I love this song and will likely be listening to covers and remixes for quite some time. Vote: 1) 4-3 (In favor of "True Heroes") 2) 4-3 (In favor of "Perfect Dark Gaia") 3) 6-1 (In favor of "The Greatest Jubilee") 4) 4-3 (In favor of "Showdown at the Tower") Edited on Mon 30th June, 2014 @ 02:21 by UGXwolf A nifty calendar (Updated 9/13/15) The UGXloggery ... really needs an update.