1UP: Bionic Commando: Rearmed Review

1UP writes: "The soundtrack to Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a fantastic piece of work, a deft contemporary reworking of classic 8-bit NES tunes. In fact, it's so good that Capcom put it up for sale on the iTunes Store months ago to build hype for the game. The dozen or so tracks that play throughout this remake exhibit a remarkable degree of fidelity to the source material: The remixes are clever embellishments, transforming three-channel NES wavetable melodies into something wholly appropriate to the glossy 3D visuals they accompany. Yet within these new textures and sounds, the original tunes are preserved perfectly.

Rearmed's remixes demonstrate far more creativity than the usual game-music reworkings -- they're not merely old tunes with boring techno tracks overdubbed, or once-great themes reinterpreted with wailing, cheesy, electric butt-rock guitars that would've sounded embarrassingly dated even back when the NES was popular. Rather, Rearmed sports a mesmerizing blend of familiar tunes and swirling European electronica, a mix good enough to enjoy outside the context of the game without a disapproving loved one asking, 'Are you listening to videogame music?'"

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chaosatom3779d ago

but first need to finish eden and mgs4.