I’m such a nerd that I nearly always listen to video game music and not “real” artists. There is a fitting video game song for every situation. I guess I love these songs so much cause they remind me of my love of the game itself, the fun I had playing and the compassion I developed towards the video game characters. And, of course, cause many video game songs are just so good.
So, which ones are your favourites? Here are some of mine:
Dark Souls: Gwyn, Lord of Cinder. At first it felt weird that the final boss would have such a sad piano song and not some epic battle music. But when you know the story, when you know how far you’ve come, when you know about Gwyn’s sacrifice, it is perfectly fitting. It is sad, but it is also beautiful and full of relief.
Dark Souls: Ornstein & Smough. This just might be the most epic song ever composed. It makes chills down run my spine when I think about the moment I entered the white fog for the first time and these two just immediately came at me and I desperately tried running around the room before dying. And I got up and tried and tried and tried and it was such a hard battle but I finally won! I listen to this when I have to get motivated for boring school stuff.
Bastion: The whole goddamn soundtrack. This soundtrack is a masterpiece. I can’t choose just one, two or three songs. All of them are just so good.
Persona 4: Battle Theme. And many other songs in this game. They make me happy.
Final Fantasy VI: Terra’s Theme. Me and my boyfriend went to a game music concert, and when the orchestra played this, we both cried manly tears. Even me, even though I’m a woman. That’s how good this song is.
Chrono Trigger: Frog’s Theme. This is the most majesthetic song ever composed. And Frog deserves it!
Final Fantasy X: To Zanarkand. Sorry, can’t write, crying.
Fallout 3: Main Theme. Cause war… war never changes.
Guild Wars 2: Fear Not This Night. So beautiful. Then I ruin it every Christmas by failing in the bell ringing minigame.
Walking Dead Season 2: In the Pines. If I ever want to cry, this always hits the spot. Oh, Lee, how we miss you. Me and Clementine both.
DmC Devil May Cry: Never Surrender. This is quite different from the others, but there are situations when you just need to kick everyone’s ass.
Fire Emblem Awakening: Main Theme. Oh. My. God. This. Song. Try not to get chills at 1:00. I dare you.
Uh, maybe I should let someone else post some of their favourites now… my list could get super long