Sound Byte 2012 Year In Review
GameSpot's Jonathan Toyad brings you to a musical tour of 2012's greatest in video game music.
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So, 2012 may not have been the best year for games, but at least it was a fantastic year for game music.
I've never played Journey before but from fan reaction, I assume it is a fantastic game. The one negative I will say about it is that the trailers for the gameplay of Journey look pretty boring. Congrats to the developers for making (what I assume) is a fantastic game but on the flip side, the promotional people didn't string anything interesting together to entice me to buy it.
It's still a shame that they didn't bring gravity rush to PS3, the platform it was originaly meant for.
I would have been better if it would've been like "Cinametechu!" at the beginning :) Man ... G4, you went down...
Applause for all the composers featured. Enjoyable to see the sometimes overlooked or under-appreciated parts of games highlighted.
Admittedly, I usually turn down music and do not get to appreciate that portion of the games.
WHY THE HELL DOES NO ONE EVER MENTION STARHAWK? C'mon it was different, it felt epic, and even though some tracks sounded repetitive it still always got me hyped when I was driving, flying and fighting in it's universe.
Some really great songs. I love Hydrogen from Hotline Miami. I've listened to that song so many times, it's really good.
FTL has some great music, Farcry 3, Xcom, they all have some great tracts that put the mood right for the game, Journey is great, ME3 has some really touching music, the ending of Xcom was somewhat emotional because of all the stress and work put into Ironman mode, also because of attachment to a certain character that just wouldn't die!
How can they not have "I'm Proud of You" from the ME3 soundtrack. The closing song is great, but it's the music where SPOILER SPOILER "with the view" that is probably the most emphatic and emotional.
Hotline Miami wins in terms of overall soundtrack. Not once was there a piece of music that didn't seem to fit the game.And why is Faster Than Light not on here?!
For FF XIII-2, should have used Noel's theme- Final Journey or New Bodhum or even other songs. there are far better selections than the Run. And no Halo 4? the Halo franchises have always been a staple for video game soundtracks, it should be on the list with Legacy or Arrival as its song
I don't get why Assassins Creed 3 main theme is missing. I mean that could be the best soundtrack of this year. Don't get me wrong, I like the soundtracks of the games posted in this video but shame on you Gamespot for missing AC3's main theme. Seriously guys go listen to it on Youtube or something because it is absolutely awesome. Gamespot I am deeply disappointed.
The Last Story
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Max Payne 3
The Secret world
Double Dragon Neon
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Mass Effect 3
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Awesome list, HM would be my personal fav but all these deserve place here.
@LatinproX I thought that too during the game. The song always makes me sad.
@RustedTruck650 And gravity rush <3 :D
Love them dirty beats! :D
@elbauto his voice amuses me, go figure.LOL!
@TBear7130 Haha! Tell me about it! Featuring the almost 100 composers/performers might be a nightmare but they definitively deserve it!
@shanethewolf My feeling too so many asian boring generic music
@khai1238 Assassin's Creed III doesn't get close to AC2's soundtrack in my mind; I can recall multiple tracks from AC2 in my mind right now, but can't really recall AC3's, even though I played it much more recently.
In any case, not including a game in this video is not a slight; this happens to be a compilation of some of our favorites, but it not meant to be a complete list.