Weekend Discussion: Gaming Soundtracks
Remember the days when backing tracks were nothing more than a two minute 8-bit loop? Soundtracks sure have come a long way with music an integral part of the games we play. Pace and story owe a lot to atmospheric beats, so lets give props to some memorable pieces of gaming music.
1) Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
Though Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 boasts arguably the better soundtrack, the first one’s was far more memorable. All the tracks were great and the line up was perfect for long sessions of board work.
2) Mass Effect 2
I’m not usually the kind of guy who buys the soundtrack to a video game, but the Mass Effect 2 soundtrack is truly inspired. It has a great Blade Runner feel to it .
3) Amped 2
Not all the tracks on this one were great but when your song listing is clocking in at around the 300 mark, I am OK with giving it a bit of a break. Lots of variety and a skip track button made this soundtrack kick ass.
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