My VG Music Picks #44 – Trip through Sequin Land (Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse)

I only recently got around to giving the Shantae games a shot and, while not mind-blowing levels of good, I certainly enjoyed what I played and I see why so many love this series. I’m not sure if starting with the third game in the series was a good idea, but I had heard good reviews and was able to get it on the Wii U at a discount and figured “Eh, why not?”

I certainly dug the game’s aesthetics – a sort of modern take on the retro 8-bit style – and developer Wayforward had brought back composer Jake Kaufman (who had worked on several of their previous games) to provide the tunes. Kaufman seems to be one of those composers who can do now wrong in the eyes of fans. Don’t believe me? Then just listen to this piece. Continue reading

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My VG Music Picks #43 – The Battle for Everyone’s Souls (Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

I’ve discussed my love for Persona 3‘s final boss before (along with all the other reasons I enjoyed that game), and one of the reasons I love it so much, despite its length, is the music that accompanies it – The Battle for Everyone’s Souls. God, even the song title is cool! Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #40 – Theme of Bayonetta 2 – Tomorrow Is Mine (Bayonetta 2)

When it comes to having a recurring theme for battles in a videogame, you need to make sure that said theme is catchy. Since the player is going to be listening to it on a regular basis, it’s important that it doesn’t drive them crazy because it’s repetitive or boring or just bad. The people that made this song clearly knew this, which is why it’s so good. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #38 – Character Select (Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3)

Oh, Marvel vs Capcom, I can’t play you to save my life but I love you as a concept. And while I’m aware some people had issues with the third installment in this crazy crossover series, it still looked like a pretty solid and enjoyable game to me. Though I can’t personally critique it’s gameplay, however, I can at least compliment its music, like this piece. Continue reading