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.
Eric Koziol: Fumitaka Fuchigami - Yume de Owarasenai - Resident Evil
"Give this one a listen. Let it sink into your soul. Don't worry if you understand Japanese or not. It doesn't matter.
Now, let's think about it.
You beat Resident Evil. All those hours of shooting and stabbing zombies while solving puzzles. It's over. You have won. And this is your prize. Not trophies, not achievements but rather a song that sounds like something a drunken salary man would sing at karaoke because it reminds him of his first crush.
But listen to that passion. That intensity. That guitar solo. Who could have possibly imagined that after hours of terrifying gameplay this would be what you were treated to?
Well, unfortunately most of us were not treated to it as it only appears in the Japanese version. Is that not one of the biggest shames ever? And wow, it even shatters Castlevania: Symphony of the Night's "I am the Wind" award for "what were they thinking?"
I love this song simply because it is."
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