My VG Music Picks #51 – Be Cool, Be Wild, Be Groovy …for Icecap (Sonic Adventure)

If you heard this music without context, you wouldn’t think it would fit an ice-themed level, would you? And you’d be right. Icecap in Sonic Adventure is a much more platform-heavy level that requires you to take a slightly slower, more methodical approach to it… until you get to the snowboarding section that is. Continue reading

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My VG Music Picks #50 – Battle! Ghetsis (Pokémon Black & White/Pokémon Black 2 & White 2)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following:

Pokémon Black & White
Pokémon Black 2 & White 2

Well, this is a first – two VG Music Picks in one! Why is that? Well, since this is technically the 50th one of these I’ve done, I figured I’d do something a little special. Plus, I can’t really write about one of these music tracks without mentioning the other. So, let’s quickly look at the two themes belonging to the main villain of the 5th Generation of Pokémon games. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #49 – Footsteps of Time (Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

One of the many reasons why I struggled playing Persona Q was because of the labyrinths. Exploring them eventually became such a drag, even the music gradually became monotonous to listen to, even if they were suitably atmospheric. That’s why I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the music for the final labyrinth. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #47 – Philistine (No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

Out of all of the assassins you fight in No More Heroes 2, Margaret Moonlight is probably not only my favourite of the bunch, but arguably one of the most memorable. Not because of her backstory or her personality; in fact, we barely learn anything about her from her very brief dialogue with Travis. It’s all because of this song that plays during her boss fight. Continue reading

My VG Music Picks #45 – Calamari Inkantation (Splatoon)

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Splatoon

While I was never able to get into Splatoon‘s multiplayer (you know, the main draw of the game) as much as I would’ve liked, I don’t regret getting it, if only to help support a new IP with a tonne of potential. That, and the single-player was actually pretty good, with the final boss fight being the highlight. I didn’t know what to expect, but it certainly wasn’t an evil octopus DJ. Continue reading