August 8, 2010

Music: The Most Underrated Aspect of Gaming

Video game music is considered by many to be nothing more then annoying background noise that they can't get rid of when playing games. At other times video game music is so subtle the players hardly notice it. Unfortunately, there are also times when video game music can make a game unplayable to a gamer due to the music appearing to be loud, obnoxious and a feature of the game that degrades its overall quality.

Due to these reasons video game music tends to be one of the most overlooked aspects of a game. This is a tragedy when you consider that many games have absolutely wonderful soundtracks that if given the chance will improve the game's overall experience that your own music which you're playing through nearby speakers cannot. When people who play there own music from speakers it takes away from the game as you are removing one of the mood setting aspects. Next time you are playing one of your 40 hour RPGs, turn off your music sit back and enjoy the wonderful mood setting music that already comes with your game.

Enjoy this 8 minute, epic, guitar melody tribute to the Streets of Rage music by Andy Gillion.

To download this song as an mp3 click here.

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