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Best Original Music Score of 2017

VGChartz's Taneli Palola: "Music has always played an integral role in my personal enjoyment of any video game. A great soundtrack can elevate a game from being just another average or forgettable gameplay experience into something genuinely excellent, while a poor soundtrack can just as easily ruin what would otherwise be a perfectly acceptable game. Fortunately, 2017 has been a very good year for video game music, as we've seen more than just a few wonderful original scores come out of this year's video game releases.

Not only do some of the best scores of the year come familiar franchises - oftentimes trying out something quite different with their music and succeeding in the process - but a lot of them also come from entirely new places. However, as is always the case, only a few games can be fully recognised in these awards, and the following four games received the most votes to make it into this year's shortlist for the best original music score."

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Snookies12262d ago (Edited 262d ago )

Nier hands down for me. It's use of dynamic music was brilliant. The Adam fight for example was a great showcase of that.

Every single song in that game fit the mood perfectly. Top notch in every regard on that front.

Gotta have the obligatory mention of Persona 5's music as well. That's just to be expected of Persona though, they always have really cool music choices.

bigmalky261d ago

The remixes of original Nier tracks to fit the narrative of continuing story from the first game gave me goosebumps. It just added another level of attachment to the series too.

Persona is a bit of an odd one for me, I actually like the tracks but don't really like most forms of jazz, so they did something right. That's only a personal thing though, it's held in high regard for very good reasons.

Snookies12261d ago (Edited 261d ago )

Good point I'd forgotten to mention! Song of Ancients carrying over, as well as Kaine's song in one specific instance.

Really awesome that they carried over like that, and makes the story that much more impactful for those that have been through the original.

Cobra951261d ago

They needed to pick a better example for the BotW track, like the Molduga theme.
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Overall, though, I'm sure another game deserves this award more. The new Zelda's OST is not as memorable as past games'. I still hum the Dark World theme from ALttP now and then.

bluefox755261d ago

I found myself spending extra time in certain palaces just to hear the music longer. Absolutely love the music in Persona 5, favorites being Whims of Fate and Rivers in the Desert. Still look up the songs on youtube from time to time.

Elda261d ago

I never really paid any attention to video games OST's for years until FFXIII which I loved! Persona 5 is my top video game OST of 2017 & Nier is second.

opinionated261d ago

I’d give it to persona 5. I bought a p5 theme so I could get the chill song playing while I charge my controllers lol.