I'm itching to play NieR so badly, and I've heard snippets of the soundtrack from the living room as my roommates play and it's just making it worse. I have no context for Pascal's Theme yet but I've never heard something so unique in my life. The first words that came to mind were "chao kindergarten death march", I was delighted.
I also can't get over how amazing that game transitions its music into the hacking scenes. That sweeping, RPG-battle-initiation, lightning-magic-ass sound it makes might be my favorite Sound in the world? i should prob get around to playing it huh
I posted about this game in the Rhythm Game thread already, but Gitaroo Man, to me, is right up there with Katamari in emotional significance linked to that very specific era of games.
The classic SNES/PSX era RPG soundtracks will probably forever hold the throne in my heart (Chrono Trigger/Cross, Brave Fencer Musashi, EarthBound, FF4-6), but there is so much good video game music!! I'm so glad y'all posted the Brink of Time arrangement album already. I LOVE officially-rearranged soundtracks with all my being, it is so cool to hear songs with such personal emotional attachment rearranged by the original composer.
I'll take this opportunity to gush about Soyo Oka, who has such a unique ear and talent for weird-ass, chunky-ass chords, voice leading and harmony, that v much inspires me to this day in the music I make.
Her chords move like huge waves, that crash into you and surround you. I FEEL it so much, when the melody drops down in Rainbow Road. I wish with all my heart she was still making game music!!
and ain't none of y'all post the outrun soundtrack yet