God Of War Composers Rock Darksiders Soundtrack
The time has come for action fans to make a tough decision: Darksiders or Bayonetta?
Both promising titles launch today and although Bayonetta has had the early review edge for some time, the first few scores for Darksiders have also been impressive. Furthermore, it seems to be geared more to the God of War followers while Bayonetta might satisfy those who have adored the likes of Devil May Cry and Ninja Gaiden in the past. One other thing Darksiders has going for it: a kick-ass soundtrack. Composed by award-winning musicians Cris Velasco (God of War series, Clive Barker's Jericho) and Mike Reagan (God of War series, Conan), this music assortment should be dark, heavy and oh-so-very-fitting. According to the press release, this soundtrack features "60 minutes of original music composed by Velasco and Reagan and was recorded with a full choir at the world renowned Skywalker Sound Studios." Vigil Games audio director Jeremy Robins added that this score "not only encompasses a character as epic as one of the four horsemen, but helped define it as an IP." It's almost impossible to overstate the need for fantastic music in games these days, especially for projects that require a heavy dose of atmospheric flavor and attitude. The soundtrack is always such a big part of the action.
So today, make your purchase decision carefully. Both games are technically classified as "action" but as you've likely already surmised, they're quite different from one another.
Related Game(s): Darksiders
1/4/2010 8:57:09 PM John Shepard