Music is an important element in video games. The task of the set of notes is to provide the atmosphere that the game developer wants to build. Whether it's tense, cheerful, sad or just want to strengthen the concept of the game.
Some game titles have music so serious that in the end the background music can be enjoyed without the game itself. Regardless of the rhythm game or rhythm game, here are some games that have great musical compositions.
1. Persona 4
Since Persona 3, the Shin Megami Tensei series has a very prominent background music. Produced by Shoji Meguro, songs from the Persona series may not be recognized as Persona's background music because they are so catchy.
J-pop, rock, hip-hop, everything is in Meguro's arrangement. Of all the series, Persona 4 is the series whose music stands out the most.
2. God of War
The latest series God of War surprised many people. The different game styles make the players think this game has no story relationship with the previous series.
Apart from all that, God of War was worked on very maturely to the music. Bear McCreary uses traditional instruments to create an atmosphere of nature as well as Norwegian culture. Some players say when playing and listening to music in this game can make their hairs stand on end.
3. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
This game is recognized as the best in the Zelda series. Not without reason, because the gameplay is indeed very good, into an extraordinary story, and the background music is very distinctive so that it continues to remember in the brain.
Koji Kondo managed to harmonize music with the entire world of Ocarina of Time. Not only the perfect music, the composition of the tone is also a witness to history in the seriousness of making video games.
4. Streets of Rage 2
This beat 'em up game was indeed a legend in the 90s and it is not without reason that the name of the music composer was placed in front and center of the Streets of Rage 2 title screen. Yuzo Koshiro is known as one of the legends of music composers in the video game world. This is evident through the song Go Straight, which is paired on the first level and is considered one of the most memorable songs in the first stage.
5. Hotline Miami
Apart from its simple but sadistic game, Hotline Miami is one of the game titles to be reckoned with for its musical composition issues. The looping and repetitive soundtrack is surprisingly never boring.
The techno-style tone makes a tense and calming atmosphere you can feel in this game. Surprisingly too, it makes you nod your head to yourself.
6. Final Fantasy VIII
Don't forget the Final Fantasy series. From time to time, the songs in the game series are almost unforgettable in your head. But of all the series, Final Fantasy VIII is the one whose music is the most memorable.
Starting from the music that is just the background of a city to the opening song Liberi Fatali and also the most distinctive, Eyes on Me, everything is epic. You should try Final Fantasy VIII if you want really good video game music.
The term atmospheric game is inherent in this game and one of the elements that embodies this is the music. Through the friction of a very beautiful cello, you will feel how adventure in the desert feels in feeling. Austin Winstory managed to make it all happen.
From these various games, it is evident that music is one of the important elements in video games that should not be underestimated. Just listen to the music and get ready to fall in love with the tunes.