I was introduced to my first game back in 1989 (yes, I’m aging myself here). But back then, it was about the gameplay a lot more than it was about music. As I got older, things kinda changed. Gameplay was still important, but I found that the music was interesting for me. It wasn’t until I was introduced to SEGA, namely Sonic the Hedgehog, that I actually listened. The first song that piqued my interest? Marble Zone.
I have no idea what it was about this song, but I felt like dancing and singing to it. Of course, I don’t think that helped my case in actually beating the stage (fuck Marble Zone, by the way), but hey, it was still fun! Video game music is also directly responsible for sparking my interest in songwriting. So when I started to play video games after the music discovery, I listened intently, and maybe found myself actually putting words to the music. It was nonsensical 95% of the time, so no, I won’t share it with the public. But it was fun. It still is, actually; I kinda found myself playing a certain Undertale song on repeat for the past few days, and the brain is a-brewing.
Today, some 2X years later, while gameplay is a pretty big part of my gaming life, music is what will keep me playing even a mediocre game. I have been playing Asguaard as of late, and in itself, it’s not much in the gameplay department (and my husband despises the graphics), but some of the music in it is actually pretty relaxing. Is it as good as say…The Sunleth Waterscape? No. Because The Sunleth Waterscape is awesome all around.
In my next post, I’ll give a list of some of my favorite tracks in game. But until then, what do you play for? Is it the music, the gameplay, or something else? Leave a comment below!