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Submitted by TRGMatt 597d ago | opinion piece

Video Game Music Has Lost Its Melody

As video games themselves evolve, so too has the soundtrack that accompanies them but they don't sound like they used to. Melody has left the video game song in favor of atmospheric music. Is this a welcome trend? (Dev, Final Fantasy Series - All Formats, Killzone 3, Nobuo Uematsu, Uncharted Trilogy)

LocutusEstBorg  +   597d ago
Nothing like the CD music of Mortal Kombat 3. The character selection screen, The Church, The Soul Chamber and Shao Khan's level "The Pit III" were awesome.
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Totoro17  +   597d ago
I think of it more as evolving. Take for instance Journey. The music almost drives the game and elevates it to something more than just your regular video game experience. Going back a few years...Shadow of the Colossus. Another game that's visually amazing coupled with an atmospheric, hauntingly beautiful soundtrack that transcends videogames into, dare I say it...art.

Is this a welcome trend? I'd like to think so.
TRGMatt  +   597d ago
Right...the evolution of the "mood music" or cinematic score-type music is fine as long as the melodic music of old doesn't fade into obscurity. It already is, and that is unfortunate.
ApolloTheBoss  +   597d ago
Banjo-Kazooie. Nuff said.

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Rex_Aeternae  +   597d ago
But Fire Emblem Awakening had a great soundtrack as well...
LordOfAdmirals  +   597d ago
I love gears, halo, bioshock and mass effect music.

Uncharted worlds-mass effect
Ghosts of reach-halo
Gears keep turning-gears of war
Song bird-bioshock
NiteX  +   597d ago
Really depends on the game. I was playing Gravity Rush for the first time last night and was just loving the music it had going for it.
Themba76  +   597d ago
best music to me so far is farcry 3 blood dragon full on nostalgia.

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