Monday, January 12, 2009

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - "Guns Don't Kill People-- Guns Kill A.I." Edition

This is another themed week of videos here on SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. This week we have games with guns! Aw, yeaaaaah, buddy! We've got music from Halo 3, Resistance 2, and Metroid Prime 1, to name a few, so sit back, reload that weapon, put it on safety, and relax with this week's series of tunes!


We go from one spy (007 from last week) to another with Joanna Dark's return performance in Perfect Dark Zero. This Arabian-themed level takes place in the early morning hours and is the second-to-last full mission in the game. I don't get the hate for PDZ. I mean, these are the same people loving Gears of War, right?

This song comes from one of the best titles for the Gamecube and one of my personal favorite games period, Metroid Prime. This theme plays during Samus Aran's excursions into the subterranean Magmoor Caverns full of fire and flame.

This song comes from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Since then, it's appeared in two 2008 releases (as far as I know): Super Smash Bros. Brawl and most recently in the Metal Gear Solid level pack of LittleBigPlanet. Gives me great memories of taking down Fatman, and that was just kicking my older brother's ass! No, no. That was funny but untrue.

This beautiful and engaging track comes from Halo 3 for the Xbox 360. I actually found the game to be quite enjoyable, but I could do without the community if you know what I mean. One Final Effort plays during the final mission where Master Chief finishes the fight. Well, THIS fight at least. There's more fights ahead apparently. When you got a good thing, why not milk it till people are sick of it?

If it's not already obvious which game this song title is alluding to, then allow me to clarify that this is the main theme of Resistance 2 for the Playstation 3. I was very surprised as to how much I like this game. It's refreshing to have a shooter that doesn't seem overly generic to me.

Direct Linkage:

Outpost Rescue - Main Theme
Lava Caverns
Yell "Dead Cell"
The Covenant (One Final Effort)
Main Theme (Resistance 2)

My favorite VGMs will see you next Monday for the beginning of a very special series of videos! You don't want to miss that!

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