Two of the biggest terms that one encounters in VGM are west and east, and while they inherently don’t, – or shouldn’t – play a role in the quality of music, there are some appreciable differences that are worth being aware of in order to fully appreciate the music. This article will give you a brief picture of the divided world of Video Game music fandom.
Hey folks, just popped on to leave an update on the band. They are currently giving away all of their songs seen on youtube; it comes in an album titled, The Youtube Sessions, and thanks to the oh so excellent website Bandcamp, you can download it in any format you want. This album of course has their pokemon covers, along with mega man 3, and some extra goodies.
Well I’ll be talking about music as usual, of course this time my complaint is with one of the big sellers of this year: Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver. Now of course I will openly say that I was initially wary of this game because it was, in fact, my favorite out of the series, and I really did not want to be disappointed, nor to pay $40. So naturally I did not buy it, but of course I checked out the music, and I was dismayed to find something that stopped far short of it’s potential.
My next string of articles will be reviewing music for games that are in a series. I’ll start with the pokemon series and go on from there. It’s interesting to watch a series progress from game to game and platform to platform because the composers often change hands, or styles in many cases.
Well I have been lagging on coming up with a new soundtrack to do, so I decided to go with my idea of making a top list of epic tracks. One of my favorite things about making this list was seeing how varied each track was from system to system and game to series.