It’s pretty obvious to anyone who’s played Ouendan that Over The Distance is the most beautiful song ever. It still makes me cry at the end. Even the bit at the beginning is lovely, where the guy goes “ou-en-daan… daan… daan…”. Then the piano starts and it’s off. Thing is, the level itself is wonderfully uplifting and relaxing, a serene thing to complete, leaving the player in an ideal situation to attempt the game’s toughest challenges.
Suki finished Ready Steady Go on normal today, after a long campaign in which he overcame the evil of the off-beat bit of the chorus, a chicane so devious that it scuppers everybody who comes across it. Under control, this section fell into place as Suki passed one of the game’s well-earned and most significant milestones.
We put this victory down to him S-ranking and perfecting Over The Distance as his warm-up. It did the job perfectly, it seems. Brilliantly, I unlocked it on the Cheerleader/Insane difficulty moments later and finished it on my first go. However, I don’t put this down to me witnessing Suki’s immense triumph. I got a perfect for Over The Distance ages ago. On Hard, as it goes.
I put this down to meeting Michael Barrymore last night. He was lovely.
Here’s to you, Michael! OSSU!