Welcome to another episode of my favorite VGMs. This week we're celebrating the arrival of spring with some music from Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, No More Heroes 1 & 2, and Phantasy Star Online. Get ready and get set, because here we go!
v521. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles - Sorrow
Sorrow is the theme as you battle the axe-wielding Steve Burnside monster. It features very gripping chanting and a great orchestral score. This version is from the Darkside Symphony CD. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles didn't do so hot at retail which is a shame because for a rail-shooter it's full of content and justifies the full price point. Pick it up when you get the chance!
v522. Phantasy Star Online - Can Still See the Light (ENDING THEME)
Can Still See the Light is a two part song. The first is a haunting lyrical theme while the second chimes in with a forceful orchestral sound. I remember playing this game to death with my older brother in the offline cooperative mode. This was the Gamecube version might I add. Who didn't love downing a foe and uncovering a mysterious red box?
v523. No More Heroes - The virgin child makes her wish without feeling anything
The virgin child makes her wish without feeling anything is a poetic little ditty sung by one of Travis' ranked opponents in Santa Destroy Stadium. There's two versions of this song. There's the original heard first followed by the Dark Side version by a Japanese band known as Neutrino. Both versions have their own merits, but I prefer the poignant original.
v524. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle - No More Riot
Is No More Riot the official title of the song? Who knows, who cares? Let's talk No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle instead! The game cut out the overworld exploration and in its stead added in several 8-bit mini-games and more boss battles. This tune features the catchy-as-a-cold No More Heroes guitar riff in it. Listen and be amazed!
v525. Sonic and the Secret Rings - High and Broken
High and broken. Sounds like a current Sonic Team game to me. Sonic and the Secret Rings was a fun game not without its caveats. The controls were good for the most part, and the level design was almost decent. The soundtrack is a love or hate thing. I happen to love it.
Stay tuned next week as we have music from The Munchables, Animal Crossing, and We Love Golf! If you'd like to revisit past episodes of my VGMs, just type in SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs in the search bar at the top left corner of each page.