Music in videogames is one of the most important aspects of a game. While many games are overlooked for the qualities of their composition, how many gamers can hum the theme to any of the MARIO BROS. games without even thinking about it? Groups of dedicated gamers will even play Name That Tune with videogame music. In this Gamers' Thumb, Troy and James discuss their favorite game music.
Just thinking about game music makes me think of things like all of the different MARIO music, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA's overworld
All in all game music is amazingly important. It puts a huge emphasis on the major moments in the game. Even then, game music that is catchy will stick with you I still remember some of the music from RATCHET AND CLANK.
Licensed music is also cool who didn't like the awesome 80s soundtrack of GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY? Or in EA's new MVP BASEBALL, I think the team has put together an excellent set of songs that really feel perfect in the game.
Music is huge, and no game developer should forget it. - JS
So, how important is music in video games? In my opinion, at times it can make or break a game. If you really think about it, any game that can be considered a good game doesn't have music that is impossible to listen to. Most very good games have really good music in fact. Take any of the STAR WARS games, any of the FINAL FANTASYs; even
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