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Every week, to help us show you more of who we are on the warm and gooey inside, we will be answering a weekly question.
This week’s question; What are Antagonist’s favourite game soundtracks?
Ole Helland: Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Amon Tobin made it, and not only was it my gateway to his excellent music, but it’s one of those instances where I remember the soundtrack better than the game itself. (The co-op missions was great in that game, though)
This is the track of the first mission in Chaos Theory, and it just puts you right in the perfect mood. The crazy drums that fades in after 2:50 are the ones that come in when you’re discovered, unless I remember wrong:
Actually, since I’m being this indecisive, I have to set Journey over Chaos Theory. I mean, I can’t even highlight the game on my PS3 menu, since the main melody automatically puts a throb in my throat.
Stian: 117 – Halo 4. This soundtrack appears in the final mission where Chief and Cortana are trying to get into the Didacts ship. I still remember the legendary feeling of this soundtrack and a pretty insane obstacle course, with moving parts, enemies all the way through, at a really high pace. Every time I had to redo the map I looked forward to hear the music again, and I might have died on purpose at least one time to have it played over again. The moment the mission was over I tracked it down and have often listened to it as work music ever since. Without a doubt my favourite of all time!
Anders: I’m a big fan of music in general, if I were to leave the house one day without my ear-buds the rest of the day would be ruined. And there are loads of good examples out there for what the right type of music can bring to a game. What Sam Hulick did for the Mass Effect series i.e. And lately I’ve been playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, Trevor Morris did an excellent job in making every action feel just that more epic, it gives my play-sessions the same sensation as when I’m watching Lord of the Rings.
But to pick a favorite for a game, I think I’ll have to go with the Hotline Miami OST, simply because it just fits perfectly for the game and it in many ways adds to your playstyle. Its intense beats that hammers away at your psyche while you excruciatingly retry over and over again until you finally perfect the level, it almost leaves you breathless at the end, the sensation you feel as both your body and mind comes to terms with your achievement is what sets this game soundtrack apart for my sake, it’s also quite good to play at a party!
But best soundtrack ever, clearly Red Dead Redemption. Although Surgeon Simulator’s music really makes the game complete.
Ole Furu: My favourite game soundtrack of all time has to be from Super Castlevania IV! Hands down the sickest soundtrack on the SNES and I remember how the soundtrack made the game really creepy playing it as a kid!
Dan: Of course there are too many game soundtracks I love to make this an easy choice. I still think the quality and variety of lovely melodies in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time are unparalleled and I could sit and listen to the music of Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, Sword and Sworcery and Gemini Rue all day.
Having said that, I remember playing Ni no Kuni for the first time and re-discovering a feeling of wonder and adventure I thought I had left behind in my childhood. The soundtrack was composed by Joe Hisaishi, the guy who wrote most of the Studio Ghibli soundtracks, and he’s just extremely talented. So my first prize goes to Ni no Kuni for giving me the feeling of being so young again for a short while; a surprising and rare gift.
Torstein: I’ve been trying to think of something interesting and fun to write, but really I couldn’t pick anything other than Final Fantasy VII without a guilty conscience. I played Final Fantasy VII so very, very much in my childhood, and the soundtrack has soaked up all my dreams and wonder from that time. So it’s very important to me. Also, it’s really good, obviously.
Torje: Donkey Kong Country.
So, there you go. I’m sure you’re all very impressed with our awesome choices. If you have any game soundtracks you love, or an underappreciated or generally unknown soundtrack you think deserves to be heard by more people, please feel free to share them with us in the comments below!