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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?

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LocutusEstBorg1091d ago (Edited 1091d 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.

Totoro171091d 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.

TRGMatt1091d 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.

ApolloTheBoss1091d ago (Edited 1091d ago )

Banjo-Kazooie. Nuff said.

Rex_Aeternae1091d ago

But Fire Emblem Awakening had a great soundtrack as well...

LordOfAdmirals1091d 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

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