SimCity seems to always fit in some breathtaking soundtracks, and so even if I’ve never played some of the games (such as, at the original time this was written out, 4), I’ll still happily hear and enjoy its music.
Sure, one COULD simply soundtrack a video game featuring cyborg demons armed with jetpacks and shoulder-mounted rocket launchers the same way they soundtrack other video games. But where the hell is the fun in that?
Cromartie High School? Simply hilarious. The opening credits capture the series’ absurdity perfectly, including its eccentric choice of song.
Naoki Maeda was the longtime prime original musical architect for Dance Dance Revolution. On occasion, however, one of Bemani’s other in-house musicians, Yuichi Asami, would contribute reinterpretations of some of Naoki’s tracks. This is one of the highlights.
I am a big fan of Azumanga Daioh, and that extends to its soundtrack, because it too is wonderful. And out of a whole album’s worth of miniature toy orchestra gems, this song stands atop it all as my favorite piece.
Considering how my first two exposures to the main theme of a video game series were a digital flatulence mess and an improved though still not stellar electro-symphonic version, imagine my surprise at finding out that the original from which they spawned is pretty fantastic.
DJ SHARPNEL’s brand of otaku J-core is very hit-and-miss for me; depending on the song, it could be either noisy useless clunker or a brilliantly loopy endorphin rush. Given the context, should be no surprise where I think this one right here falls...
They were so on board and prepared for Mirror’s Edge Catalyst to be a mainstream success and the jump-off point for a new franchise, they even commissioned a theme song for their video game.
This past weekend was host to the tenth annual International Lindy Hop Championships. It is one of my more eccentric fascinations, to the point where viewing some of its events has shaped up as a personal tradition over the past several years.
So you’re booting up Command & Conquer, selected to do the GDI campaign, you’ve watched the first cutscene briefing, and the whole time rarin’ to start kicking some Nod ass. Then the cutscene ends, and poof...
Because I love you, TAY. I dedicate this one to you (NSFW Audio).
Track: Total Eclipse of the Heart | Artist: Bonnie Tyler | Album: Faster Than The Speed of Night
That is not a song description. That is not a fan name or joke. The official name of one of long-running puzzle game series Puyo Puyo’s songs is, seriously, “Fun Puyo Puyo Hell!”
A few days ago, I wrote some thoughts on Dystifyzer’s 24/7 Nintendo music stream, which you can read about here. However, I lamented that the stream was not a true 24/7 stream, and there would be multiple days at a time when the stream was simply not up. But no more! The donation goal has been reached, and the…
Getting introduced to songs like this are why I thank god for games like Rock Band.
A bustling urban epicenter, especially one scattered across a multitude of floating islands, warrants a bold musical statement that matches its liveliness.
A few weeks ago, I saw a live-stream for Nintendo music on my suggested videos for YouTube. I clicked, and it took me to basically a non-stop, ad-free, radio station for Nintendo music. I usually looked up playlists for Nintendo music, but those eventually ended. This stream would go on forever!
The theme songs for the Terrans were always my favorite ones back when I was a youngster playing StarCraft. Fast-forward many years to StarCraft II, and behold.
As I’d written about in yesterday’s article, (well, today’s because of “technical difficulties”) I love the voice acting in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. And I feel like I’ve committed an atrocity for not mentioning how absolutely beautiful the music is. However, these enhancements to the audio make me not…
My two greatest passions in life have always been video games and music, in that order. The wonder twins have activated their power and the planeteers have combined theirs. Last Day of June is an upcoming game inspired by the music of my favorite musical artist, Steven Wilson.