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 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Most years I find most video-game scores, even some highly-lauded ones, disappointing. Because of the nature of the beast, they often, to my ears, tend to lack musical architecture -- individual cues might be good but the album as a whole often wears out its welcome quickly. Most years I find only one or two videogame scores that I really like.

But this year, and I don't know what's changed, it seems the list of fine video game scores is rivaling the year's movie scores. We haven't had a Journey yet this year, although I have high hopes for The Banner Saga, but Derivière's Remember Me is a fine score indeed. Chad Seiter's Star Trek (at least, the 8 cues he's made available) has gotten more play from me this year than Giacchino's Into Darkness, and Riepl's Colonial Marines is the best Alien-related music from the last decade. There have been solid scores not based on movies, too: Chris Tilton's lovely SimCity comes to mind.

And yet to come we have a new Castlevania score from Óscar Araujo, Puppeteer from Patrick Doyle, and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag from Brian Tyler. Honestly, for the first time ever it looks like there may be more than one video game score on my year's-best list.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Ludwig van   (Member)

Most years I find only one or two videogame scores that I really like.

What would you say is/are the best video game score/scores of each year since, say, 2000, if you can go back that far? I'm curious because I have a feeling game scores have had a big impact on film music (and not just because of Giacchino's history with them).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Do you listen to Japanese game music at all mastadge? Just curious.

Soul Sacrifice for instance I think would be well recieved by fans of film music.

 
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