“The stunning, epic quality of The Elder Scrolls series is particularly compatible with the grand, orchestral style of music I enjoy composing the most”
The man, the legend and possibly the only man I would totally hit on. Jeremy Soule is responsible for the heart and soul of the past 3 Elder Scrolls games and has worked on so many game and movie soundtracks that his wiki page fills my 1080p monitor with text. Harry Potter, Guild Wars, Metal Gear Solid, Warhammer, Star Wars: KotOR and of course Putt Putt Travels Through Time –the list goes on and instant classics are born.
Skyrim has an immensely powerful sound with ear-swelling battle music and eye-watering opuses as you explore the amazing vistas created by sky-scraping mountains and lushes plains. There’s no doubt that Skyrim has an amazing soundtrack but is it really the best of the bunch? The poll suggests so but is it just because that is the most recently released game? Or could it be because most of our viewers haven’t tried the other 2 TES games? I think that deserves a poll on it’s own to figure this out.
I bring this point up because Oblivion is the obvious choice here. I know a lot of you that have played all of the TES games will argue that Morrowind has the best soundtrack but be honest with yourselves. The soundtrack was only 30 minutes long and in the actual game, most of your exploration was left without musically influenced emotions until you encountered a foe.
Oblivion on the other hand had nearly twice as long of a soundtrack at 58 minutes. Soule stuck to the minimalist approach found in Morrowind but something that made this soundtrack even more amazing is the emotion put into it set off by the car accident Soule encountered during it’s composition. He accepted that he was going to die in that accident as he rolled into oncoming traffic, but ended up sustaining only minor injuries. This event helped him bring forth his desire “to comment on the human condition and the beauty of life.”
No matter what soundtrack you prefer, they are all amazing and I suggest getting all of them as they make hectic traffic very relaxing and boring road trips feel of epic-ness.
Good job, guys! Battlefield is an amazing series. The single player was lackluster but is that really the point of this series. It’s always been about the large scale battles and vehicles of all kinds. Ask Josh what multi-player game we enjoyed the most growing up and he will instantly tell you Battlefield Vietnam. It was released in 2004 and we played the crap out of it.
The physics were nowhere near realistic and looking at the graphics now would make us cry with laughter. But back then when you hopped into your Huey gunship and blared “The Ride of the Valkyries” as you gunned down the enemy faction, there was nothing better. Plus, this was the game that introduced me to the fun of shaming your foe by sneaking up and stabbing them with your knife.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s polls. I know this was a rather controversial one but hey, that’s the point of a good poll. Questions, comments, concerns? Leave them in the comments below.