Features

Top Five Video Game Soundtracks: #1

Top Five Video Game Soundtracks: #1

Here we are, number one in our countdown. To this point we’ve looked at some really good games with really good music. The argument could be made that any of the top three deserved the number one spot, making this a fairly difficult selection. However at the end of the day one franchise had something the others didn’t. Sure the others had great soundtracks paired with great game-play, but they didn’t have what sets this franchise apart; a simple desire to incorporate music into the very fabric, the essence, of their games. The franchise I’m referring to is non-other than…

1) The Legend Of Zelda

The Legthe-legend-of-zelda-wallpapersend of Zelda franchise is just one of those golden-boy, childhood favorites that in many ways signaled the dawn of gaming as we know it today. Nostalgia aside, why choose this franchise? As I wrote earlier, I truly believed that any of the top three could be interchangeable, and that’s true, they could. However to do that would mean ignoring a central component found in many Zelda games; the instruments. Between ocarinas, flutes, and conducting rods, The Legend of Zelda franchise has incorporated a multitude of songs that give our protagonist Link, unique powers, such as control over space and time, no big deal. But wait, there’s more! Not only do these songs bestow upon our Hero awesome abilities, they also sound pretty catchy. Don’t believe me? Go ahead, have a drink (if you are of the legal age because I don’t really want to condone underage drinking) and listen to any of the ocarina songs, say Song of Storms, and tell me it’s not gonna be your battle song for the night. Still not convinced that The Legend of Zelda should come in at number one? Fine, if you’re not a fan of the way Nintendo uses music in their games maybe you just don’t like fun, or music, or both, I don’t know… But there’s no denying that the soundtracks themselves are really good, otherwise people wouldn’t do this. Lets face it, we love The Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, The Wind Waker, and many others in the series for their music. Yeah the game-play is pretty great, in fact it’s really great, but it’s the music that gives the dungeons their feel, makes the open plains of Hyrule seem so epic, and makes Ganon seem like such a jerk (alright he does that on his own…) and that is why The Legend of Zelda franchise is number one in our countdown.

Up next we’ll geek out about a couple of games that hopefully will make there way to English-speakers. Until then, enjoy a bit of music from the 25th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack.

 

Click to add a comment

More in Features

December 21st, 2010 @ 01:08:47

Three Games That Need to Come To Vita

Chris PenwellApril 17, 2015
5 Super Sad Smash Bros. Characters

5 Sad Characters Who Need Your Vote in Super Smash Bros

Jerry DobrackiApril 16, 2015
Fast and Furious 7 Cast Poster BagoGames

5 Movies That Need Video Games

Trevor KincaidApril 13, 2015
FNAFGameOverBrightened

Game Design with Jessie: Why did Five Nights at Freddy’s Stop Working?

Jessie KingsApril 13, 2015
mario

Mario Is Out Of Control

Eleni DiCarloApril 12, 2015
Borderlands 2 - Vault Hunter Vs Everyone

Top 5 Game Series That Need A Movie

Chris PenwellApril 11, 2015
Super Smash Bros. Logo

Smash Bros Wii U/3DS Ballot: Top 5 Most Mentioned Characters On Twitter

Chris PenwellApril 7, 2015
spyro year of the dragon

3 Egg-cellent Games To Play This Easter

Chris PenwellApril 5, 2015
superbot entertainment

The History of SuperBot Entertainment and Its Likely Closure

Chris PenwellApril 1, 2015