Beauty to the Ears
Let’s say you just picked up a game, and once you’ve installed it and booted it up. You hear it. The main menu music that stops you in your tracks and you sit there and listen to it. For a long time, video game music usually consisted of synthesizers and other means because of limitations. But now, there could be large orchestras or intimate players that bring about emotion through one thing: music.
For a long time, I have loved video game music. So today, I want to give my thoughts on the music of video games.
Music in video games can draw so many emotions. It can get you excited for the next fight, make you teary eyed when something sad happens, or it can make you a badass soldier saving the universe. There is just so much that music can do.
There is something different about video game music than the average run of the mill music. It’s something I’d never heard of before. And for the most part, I’d consider it art itself. I know this isn’t the most consistent post I’ve put on here, but it’s something that I wanted to talk about. I guess this is just an open letter to the game composers that have impacted my love of video games even further.
So for those composers that have impacted my life, Martin O’Donnell, Gareth Coker, Jonathan Morali, Frida Johansson, Henrik Oja, Jeremy Soule, Inon Zur, Kazuma Jinnouchi, and Petri Alanko, thank you for your hardwork for making the music for my favorite video games of all time.