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Kingdom Hearts: The Basis of Gaming’s Best Musical Theming

BT writes: There are many aspects to a soundtrack that can make it truly great, but one of the most important to any game is proper theming. Generally, this means that a song has to both fit its context within the game and adhere to the overall tone presented by the soundtrack, whether the song provides a tie-in or counterpoint to another. To me, the best instance of theming, and certainly the rarest, is when a game uses previously heard songs to show the relations between the different events the songs accompany. Despite being uncommon, there is one major series that adheres to this idea better than any other: Kingdom Hearts.

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Ilovetheps41289d ago

Kingdom Hearts 1 has my favorite intro of all time. I don't know why, but I just enjoy that intro cutscene so much. The music is amazing. The scene is wonderful. It is pretty deep when you look back at the cutscene. I can't wait to replay the series in HD.

AsimLeonheart1289d ago

IMO Kingdom Hearts has one of the best soundtracks of the last decade. The only ones that are better IMO are from Chrono Cross and Xenogears. I think Chrono Cross has the best intro ever or at least one of the best.

ps3_pwns1289d ago

yeah KH series is just pure music epicness and disney/final fantasy magic all in one. Its a game you must play if you grew up watching disney movies like the lion king and aladdin and such and or if you like final fantasy or rpgs for that matter. dont miss this game its truely magical.

Capt-FuzzyPants1289d ago

This was a good article. Yoko Shimomura does do a good job of combining some character themes into one anothers to show how they are similar or how they are different. Every game in the series has a masterfully done soundtrack. She is definitely one of the best composers in the business.