Kotaku: I think it goes without saying that I love music in video games. But not all games require a soundtrack, and in fact, some games that have a soundtrack are better without it.
I agree completely. Open world games with a strong atmosphere (with many environmental cues you might normally miss with music playing) do not need soundtracks going all the time. I do still appreciate music during cutscenes or emotional moments.
I remember turning off the music in Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 and it was a whole diferent experience its quite interesting doing things like that. All games should enable the player to mute the music/ost completly imo.
Most games work better with music in my opinion. Its what helps make the game more memorable.
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