This week we have decided to round up those post E3 vibes, and instead of saving them for Tokyo Game Show, we wanted to share out love for Japanese video games! A huge part of setting the tone, and atmosphere for a game comes down to a wonderful score, which at times can even outshine the game itself! Take a listen to some of the audio enjoyment your Japanator editors have enjoyed, and the games that made us late to class and work.
Chris Walden: Leap the Precipice - Eternal Sonata
"Anyone that has played two or so Final Fantasy games will recognise the fanfare you hear when you win in a random encounter. You hear it so often that it quickly becomes associated with success, which helps players to remember it. Eternal Sonata is but a standalone game, though the soundtrack is one of the most stunning I've ever heard from a video game. Eternal Sonata focuses on the end of Frédéric Chopin's life and thus the music is entirely orchestrated, masterfully so, which fits perfectly while also sounding fantastic. The battle theme is just the tip of the iceberg, and I wholly recommend you check out the game if you haven't already, even if just for the soundtrack!"
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