Fun thing about the 2000s for games was that we were suddenly able to store MP3 files in game disks and developers were all like “shit let’s be santa” and the worst and best era of game music ever happened. Sometimes we’d get songs that already existed, and sometimes a company would outright fucking contract some butt rock band you never heard of to do a theme song and it never worked and it was incredible.
Any and all Sonic tracks are allowed to be brought up, and I encourage this in particular.
To start us off, for some reason no human being has ever been able to explain, this song played on the menu for X-Blades a 2007 Russian PC action game ported to consoles worldwide two years later because it looked anime and the main girl had a thong and publishers were cashing in on the kids just now discovering Naruto hentai.
This song has absolutely nothing to do with X-Blades.
I am flabbergasted this happened in 2009 and I doubt this was in the original 2007 Russian version. It has piano, a singer giving it his all alongside a Linkin Park ass rapper, AND THEN IT JUST HAS A SLOW ACOUSTIC GUITAR BREAK. W-WHAT. WHY. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. WHY IS THIS NOT IN EVERY VIDEO GAME EVER MADE!?!?!?
The band, Metaphysics, is also from Italy apparently, and I’m not sure if that band I looked up is the same one who did this song cause, you know, this song isn’t in Italian. WHO KNOWS!
But let us not forget Midway, the king of bad decisions during the sixth console gen! Literally every idea they ever had was a bad one! Take the theme song for Psi-Ops they commissioned!
WITH MY MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIND
WITH MY MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINDDD
I think the only way you could hear this in the game was in the credits, btw, which I never saw because those invisible enemies at the temple are horse shit. My favorite part is that it reads like Cold just took an already existing love song they already had in mind and then just started rewriting it to include mind powers. AND I’LL IGNITE YOUR FEELINDEYEI(???)
Listen to this Kroger the Ogre throat singing nonsense. It’s like if Creed and Korn got smashed together in a car accident. Oh, and Cold, the band, has apparently been around since 1986. Because nothing makes sense.