Thursday, 2 August 2012

Splendid PlayStation Music #2

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)

Few original PlayStation games are as revered as this one so I'm very pleased to say it's one of the couple of dozen that I actually own! I very much doubt I'll get around to giving it the coverage it deserves for a good while yet but it is of course a thoroughly splendid game in pretty much every way. One particularly noteworthy way is its amazing soundtrack by Michiru Yamane which features over thirty songs spread over a typically eclectic variety of styles including classical, rock, techno, and jazz. My favourite tracks, however, are the gothic ones like this fantastic piece:



Special Note: I didn't record this great tune myself, I'm just an admirer, so all credit to, firstly the original composer, and secondly the YouTube user who uploaded it!

4 comments:

  1. I really need to get around to playing this game. I've played through the XBLA trial version twice, but never took the plunge. Come on, Simon, talk me into it!

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  2. Haha, I'll do my best but I like to cover game series in chronological order where possible so you'll have to give me a chance to cover the first ten or so before I get that far! :P

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  3. It's a departure from the prequels, the first one to follow metroid style of gameplay. and is unputdownable!

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  4. Indeed, best game in the series if you ask me :)

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