Bonus feature: Bringing games to life with The Sung Word

Christian Nutt from Gamasutra writes:

"Most uses of voice in game soundtracks tend to be, well, rather samey. In Gamasutra's latest discipline-targeted bonus feature, The Power of the Sung Word, veteran soundtrack composer Jesse Harlin argues eloquently for its expanded use.

The biggest cliche, warns Harlin, is using Latin choral music to appear epic. "For the most part, this seems to be due to tight deadlines, a Latin-illiterate audience, and a general sense that sounding like "Carmina Burana" will automatically result in an epic score"."

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