Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Goodness of Game Music

A friend of mine did this write-up. It turns a lot of my own thoughts into eloquent words.

http://jsmyth.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/how-video-games-pass-on-traditional-culture/

I also feel like game music in general can be highly underrated by the non-gaming populace. There are definitely games out there that have brilliant soundtracks. On the other hand, some other news that came in over the past couple of days indicates that perhaps game music is starting to gain more recognition:

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/12/03/civ-iv-theme-nominated-for-grammy-first-game-music-ever-nominat/

My viewpoint is that in their own way, some of the best game music composers can touch us with their music as much as any mainstream musicians can.



I'd like to add a few game songs of my own that spring to mind.

Chrono Trigger - Time Circuits

Castlevania IV - Submerged City

Tactics Ogre - Avilla Henya

Tobal No. 1 - Hills of Jugon

Super Metroid - Lower Brinstar

3 comments:

  1. I'm gonna remix that Metroid track a bit and rap over it I think...

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  2. "My viewpoint is that in their own way, some of the best game music composers can touch us with their music as much as any mainstream musicians can."

    Touch us... inappropriately.

    Seriously, anyone who isn't made happy in the pants by that Chrono Trigger song is less human than you or I.

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