Monday, January 5, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Ringing in the New Year Edition

After a holiday break, the Favorite VGMs are back and ready to rock. This week we have songs from Sonic Unleashed, Game of the Year winner: LittleBigPlanet, and Handheld Game of the Year: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. Here's to keeping the music flowing through all of 2009!


This track comes from the newly-released Sonic Unleashed for all consoles. During the day, it's business as usual for Sonic the Hedgehog, but when night falls, he turns into the werehog. I dare Sonic Team to make a console game without a gimmick attached to it. No, I double werehog dare Sonic Team to make a console game without a gimmick attached to it. Regardless, the quality of each soundtrack is something that I would like to remain the same!

Showdown Town is the hub world of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Fans of the series' music will definitely pick up on the Jinjo Village theme interspersed throughout the piece. It was a Banjo-Kazooie fan's dream come true hearing the soundtrack played with a full-blown orchestra.

This is one of the few picks on my favorites that isn't an original track made for a game. The Go! Team made this track for their 2004 album Thunder, Lightning, Strike. Get It Together was used in the majority of trailers for LittleBigPlanet, thus the song was identified as the game's main theme, albeit licensed.

This song comes from the newest traditional Castlevania, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia for the Nintendo DS. "Azure Wanderings" is a mellow piece for one of the two underwater levels. Shanoa, the lead character of the game, is also an entrant in the Wii fighter, Castlevania Judgment.

From the 007: Quantum of Solace video game, it's "When Nobody Loves You". The video game uses a different opening theme than the movie. This one is more fast-paced and is performed much better than "Another Way To Die", at least in my opinion. Which do you prefer?

Direct Linkage:
Mazuri ~ Savannah Citadel Day
Showdown Town
Get It Together
Azure Wanderings
When Nobody Loves You

That does it for the first segment of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs for 2009. Stay tuned for some interesting updates for this first full week of 2009!

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