I've been noticing that consistently there will be these parts in games where the music kicks up and a huge wave of enemies come in, and I just kind of get caught up in it and lose all sense of strategy and planning. I just dive straight in and attack because it feels more "right" to that moment than if I stayed back and carefully planned what I was doing. Often this results in me getting my ass torn up but for some reason I can't help but do it whenever those sections arise. Anyone know what i'm talking about, or am I crazy?
Not so much in that respect, but I've definitely gotten caught up in "OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME" while I'm playing, only to realize a week later that it's far more mediocre
Oh yeah, I think everyone has that. BioShock Infinite is probably the best example I can think of in recent years for me; I stayed up all night and all day completing it, thinking to myself OH GOD THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER PLAYED AHHHH". Nowadays? I don't think I really like that game.
If the music kicks up just right, then fuck it, I'm going in.
Most memorable moment of that happening was Halo 2. That big ol' room with Loyalists and Separatists fighting it out and Blow Me Away comes on. Yeah there were like, 2 (or was it 4? been a while) hunters and a dozen brutes and elites with smatterings of jackals and grunts, but I had a Fuel Rod Cannon, a Shotgun and music.
I've also induced this myself in various other games when playing music from a program or something. Ace Combat 6 (among others) on 360 (via usb cable), and a lot of games on PC. Sometimes Ghost Division comes on and you just have to tell your tanks "go this way and don't stop shooting until either you or they are dead".
Granted, if it's my first playthrough of a game I very rarely play music over it so I'll probably be more tactical.
There's a point toward the end of Ys Origin where an electric guitar kicks in. I was going to call it a night, but when that music came on, I knew that I had delved into the endgame. And it was on.
Not exactly the same as losing all sense of strategy and planning thanks to music. But I recall wanting to go to sleep before midnight that night. I did not sleep at midnight that night.
When I beat Smough and Ornstien (From Dark Souls) I was yelling and fist pumping like I never have with a video game. It was pretty awesome.
I'm stuck on them right now. I will literally become the sun when I beat them.
I will literally praise you when that happens.
\Halo 4, when the music kicks in while your trying to save Cortana, that got me so pumped. Probably the best section of a game I've experienced, the gameplay was nothing special, but the music and Cortana calling for help gave a sense of urgency to the situation.