Game-related music. Called it that for a reason. I mean, you have music from games that have come out this year. That is simple enough. But it cannot be that simple. There were a lot of music in games that wasn't necessarily made for that game. Example's being some of Celldweller's stuff in Dead Rising 2. Is it right to disqualify a song that made a moment in a game great because the song wasn't originally made for that game? I don't think so.
Then you have to get to remade versions of classic songs, examples being Dancing Mad from the Distant Worlds 2 CD. One of my favorite songs this year because as far as I know, that is the first real redone version of that song. (Compared to One Winged Angel's 423 revisions). Also, fan songs have their special place too. Just because it was not produced by a top composer or a famous musician, that doesn't mean it is worthless. Some people can take old game music and turn it into something awesome, something that brings back fond memories.
Anyway, disclaimer aside. What is your favorite game-related music that came out this year. I currently have a list of about 20 songs that I will whittle down to a top ten. But you know, it just wouldn't be fun without seeing what the community thinks as well. Is Far Away going to be the most popular song? Or is the retro-styled Scott Pilgrim sountrack one that won hearts all over?
So Giant Bomb community, I ask you, what were your favorite game-related songs this year?(Warning: There will probably be spoilers)
My contribution to this topic. Koi no Yoshiroyoku (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker)
The first sight of this song was a bizarre as hell video that looked like something straight out of an anime opening.
A J-pop song that fits well with Hideo Kojima's method of putting random songs in his games (Snake Eater).
The song wasn't really something that wowed at first. J-pop isn't my thing, sad to say.
But once you beat the game, beat 90% of the optional missions, and played hide-and-seek a number of times. You FINALLY get to the "True" ending of the game.
The theme song for the ultimate final battle in Peace Walker? This goddamn J-pop song.
Now I mean, I guess it makes sense. It is the theme of Paz (aka Pacifica Ocean, goddamn your names Kojima) so of course when you fight her it would be playing her song. SURPRISE! An MGS game where someone you thought was your friend wasn't your friend, and they have been plotting the whole thing the whole time! How about that. But whether it is due to this being the final battle, or maybe the connection you thought you had with Paz before she stabbed you in the back, this song made this boss battle amazing, and probably one of the best of the year.