Friday, April 22, 2011
Day 8: Best Soundtrack
Ocarina of Time almost takes this title by default, but sometimes the background music to the dungeons just isn't all its cracked up to be. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 also is great, but it doesn't have the orchestral score that later games have.
Most people will not have heard of Syberia. It's a game similar to Myst, in that you walk around this game world trying to solve the mysteries therein. You are a journalist gone to report the death of a clockwork factory owner, and end up exploring a mystery that takes you all across Russia. It includes a clockwork butler and a 100 ft high statue of The Worker complete with hammer and sickle. Awesome.
One of my favorite parts of the game however is the music. It's pretty, its simple, and no matter how long I am stuck at a particular location/puzzle, the music doesn't grate on me. Even the janitor whistling at the train station has a catchy tune. Also, Russian themed music. Got to love it.