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The Best Video Game Soundtracks - 4 of XX

Hello again everyone! ... If you haven't noticed, I'm not very good at opening blogs. So... on with the show, I guess?

Donkey Kong Country

Yay, Donkey Kong Country! This was one of, if not my very first video game. Everything was great about it! The music, the platforming, and the good times I spent playing it with my dad. Anytime I load up the game from Virtual Console, I get a nostalgic rush from those times.

This soundtrack is really close to my heart. That's why, when Nintendo announced what Retro was working on at E3... Well, I'm not ashamed to say I flipped the crap out.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

This soundtrack is great. It's the perfect score for such a vast and grand game such as Oblivion. Eventually, I believe you'll get sick of this theme if you play Oblivion for too long. Personally, I haven't, and I hope I never will.

Kingdom Hearts

Yep. I just made my friend JakandRatchet squeal with glee.  (He loves Kingdom Hearts)

Through Kingdom Hearts's five games, (with more coming!) every soundtrack has been fantastic. The above song is called Simple and Clean and has noticed a few variations in its lifetime.

Personally, I enjoy the slower, remixed version from Birth By Sleep. 

Another really cool song from Kingdom Hearts is the theme from Kingdom Hearts 2, called Passion.

This one is more likely to get you pumped to play the game than Simple and Clean, and it even has some backwards lyrics that tie into the story.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Took me long enough to get to this one, huh?

There are some extremely great songs coming from this one. I'll let them speak for themselves.

*Here's a cool little thing in the song that I never noticed; the song switches from speaker to speaker! I recommend wearing some headphones for the full effect. I guess this truly is the Windmill song!*

 

With such a diversity in tone and atmosphere, you're bound to find at least one song you like!

...That said, I might have went a little overboard with the Ocarina of Time songs, but hey, it's my favorite game and my favorite soundtrack.

Professor Layton

Ah, this song reminds me of a puzzle. This series's soundtracks really capture Professor Layton's character. He's a scholar, so he's sophisticated, just like the tracks in each of the game's soundtracks. 

*Minor Spoilers*

The ending theme to Diabolical Box is really good too, but pretty sad.

If you haven't noticed, there's an accordian prevelant in most of the songs, which is fine by me. When played right, accordians can be awesome! (I'd also like to point to my last entry, which showed I was a Weird Al fan, thus biased towards accordians.)

Welp, we're at that point where I choose a Video Game themed song. What can it be?!

Critical Hit - No More Kings

This song is awesome! Thanks to Sean for showing it to me! Even the picture is great!

Alright, this isn't exactly "video game themed", but it is an extremely nerdy song based on the great-grandfather of all RPGs. If you couldn't guess by listening to the song, it's about Dungeons and Dragons, and other table-top RPGs.

Here, take a look at the lyrics and you can tell.

It's time to start the show
We got it under control
You know our stats are gold
And we're ready to roll
Travel in pairs
Slinking down stairs
But there's something waiting for us

We make a plan of attack
We're fighting back to back
Gonna have to stack
A little slash-and-hack
They keep on dissing me
For low dexterity
Wait until they hear the chorus!

Sooner or later the dice
Land on the table, you know
That's what fables are made of!

Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
This is a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit
It's a critical, critical
Hit!

And now it's wall to wall
Watching foes a-falling
But it's time to pause
'Cause Mother Nature's calling
I'll be back in a second
And I'll continue the wreckin'
And they will still be waiting for us

And the pressure grows
To make a saving throw
To introduce some mood,
We turn the lights down low.
My armors exposed
and getting full of holes
I think I need another chorus!

Sooner or later the dice
Land on the table, you know
That's what fables are made of!

Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
This is a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit
It's a critical, critical

That ain't how we roll
Oh, no it ain't stolen
We on a roll
Hey, we honor rolling.
That ain't how we roll
Oh, no it ain't stolen
We on a roll
Hey, we honor rolling.

Sooner or later the dice
Land on the table, you know
That's what fables are made of!

Oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
This is a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man, double damage)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit
It's a critical, critical

Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
This is a critical hit!
Oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit
It's a critical, critical

Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
This is a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Oh yeah!
It's a critical hit!
(My main man did double damage with it)
Everybody sing oh yeah!
It's a critical hit
It's a critical, critical

Now you get it, eh? You guys aren't made, are you? ... Guys?

Hey, that's not allowed in a Soundtrack blog!

Yeah yeah, I know, this is a soundtrack blog, but I really wanted to share something, but didn't want to make an entirely new blog post or even a forum post to ecknowledge it.

I won something!

If you follow me on Twitter, you've likely already seen this. It's a model kit of a 10 inch Mega Man figurine. I won it from Gametrailers TV. I'm extremely happy about it personally, but...

The directions to put it together are in japanese... I think I can possibly figure out how to put it together by either an online translation or guide, but it'll likely be awhile. I'll post a picture if I ever get it finished though!

Heck, I even got a funny response from GTTV on Twitter.

GTTV Staff
@ Any tips for one of our Mega Man winners ( @ ) on how to either learn Japanese or put the kit together? ^_^;
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