The 2014 Winter Olympics is set to have its opening ceremony this Friday in Sochi, Russia. While the world casts its collective eye towards the games, SuperPhillip Central would rather cast its eye on video games as opposed to Olympic games. We start this week with SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs, featuring music from some killer titles. This week's additions to our VGM Database include: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Tearaway, and Odin Sphere, to name a few.
v556. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, 360, PC) - It Has to Be This Way (Full Version)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance released on the PC last month, a year after its console brethren. Now, even more gamers can enjoy Platinum Games' shining creation. What makes the entire package complete is the soundtrack, made up of many high octane vocal songs, perfect for frantically slicing and slashing enemies of all shapes and sizes.
v557. Tearaway (Vita) - Gibbet Hill - Pilgrimage
If you own a PlayStation Vita and have not yet picked up Media Molecule's Tearaway, then what is wrong with you? To be less forceful, Tearaway is a whimsical tale supported by endearing characters, a lovely world, and a sublime soundtrack. Gibbet Hill - Pilgrimage is but one of such themes played during this Vita Game of 2013.
v558. Pikmin 2 (Wii, GCN) - Perplexing Pool
Whether you're interested in the Wii Nintendo Selects version of Pikmin 2 or the GameCube original, be ready to fork over some sizable change for each. Pikmin 2 introduced Louie into the series, offering duties that could be split up between Captain Olimar and Louie. Hajime Wakai composed the music for Pikmin 2, and Perplexing Pool is one of our favorite compositions from the game. It's so peaceful and tranquil.
v559. Viewtiful Joe (PS2, GCN) - Inferno Lord
The official soundtrack for Viewtiful Joe has bits of dialogue from the game beginning each track, leading into the actual song. This YouTube video axes such part to give us Fire Leo's boss theme. Fire Leo is the sixth level's boss-- as if tackling the previous bosses in one big boss gauntlet wasn't enough. The theme would be remixed in Viewtiful Joe 2 for Frost Tiger, Fire Leo's brother.
v560. Odin Sphere (PS2) - Rally
Odin Sphere has a lot of themes that could easily be placed in the Final Fantasy Tactics universe. That's for good reason, too, as the composer behind Odin Sphere was none other than Hitoshi Sakimoto, a brilliant mind in video game music creation. Odin Sphere was made by Vanillaware, who are known for crafting visually artistic and appealing games. Odin Sphere's soundtrack is audibly artistic and appealing as well!