GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - How much does a game's soundtrack influence your opinion of a game?



Weekend is here already? That's just fine with me! It also means the holidays are that much closer. I guess I better buy some gifts! That is, as long as the end of the world doesn't come along and ruin the festivities! Either way, I'll see you in a few, short hours.


Like many of you, I downloaded the Rayman Legends demo that hit the Wii U eShop today. I actually played the demo before I went to bed last night. I'm a huge fan of Rayman, Michel Ancel, platformers and animation in general, so you can imagine how much fun I had with the demo. My lord, it really is a little slice of heaven.

With that said, there was one element of the demo that really stood out to me. The Toad Story demo level had some music that absolutely blew me away. The music in Rayman Origins was fantastic, but this theme really caught my attention. I actually just stood still and listened to the tune. The part I'm talking about in particular can be heard in the first minute of the video above.

I kid you not, the music actually brought a tear to my eye. I find it to be such a beautiful piece. On top of that, the music reminds me of a song from Beyond Good and Evil, which I believe to have one of the best soundtracks of any game. I'm sure Christophe Héral, the man behind the music in BG&E as well as Rayman Origins, is behind this soundtrack as well. He has a quality that I don't really hear anywhere else.

Take out the music in the Rayman Origins demo and I am absolutely in love with the game. Put the music back in and I'm even more head over heels. It just goes to show how much game music means to me when I play. It truly can add to the overall impact in a huge way, swaying me from enjoyment to pure bliss.

What game soundtracks have you heard that really stand out to you? Anything stick out in recent years? Any other 3DS/Wii U games that have blown you away with their audio presentation yet?

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