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#MusicMonday: Uncharted 4: “A Thief’s End”

Greetings! #MusicMonday returns once again, this time, with a stunning piece from the masterful game that is Uncharted 4. “A Thief’s End” packs so much adventure, discovery, and exploration in its soaring orchestral theme. And what a theme this is! For all those that have played the Uncharted games, Nathan and his adventures are legendary, and this track encapsulates the Indiana Jones we all have inside of us. Buckle up for this one, you’re in for an epic ride.

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#MusicMonday – Metal Gear Solid 3 – “Old Metal Gear”

#MusicMonday returns with another fine track to start your week. This time, I’m bringing the beachy, seductive vibes of “Old Metal Gear” from the Metal Gear Solid 3 soundtrack. I recently re-exported the entire soundtrack from disc to my computer, and fell in love again with this track along with the entire score. Kick back and relax with this one after a long day at work. Maybe a Margherita would be in order, too.

Until next time..

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#MusicMonday: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – “Main Menu theme”

It’s Monday, but not just any Monday. It’s #MusicMonday. Turn up the volume and get your heart pumping with the menu theme from one of my favorite games, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. I remember having a hard time hitting the start button when I first played the demo of this hack and slasher. It’s energetic, orchestral, and gets you amped up to crush some robot spines. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Until next time..

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#MusicMonday: The Last Guardian – “Forest”

#MusicMonday returns with one more track from The Last Guardian. Get swept away with emotions while you listen to “Forest”. The Last Guardian is an unforgettable story, and the soundtrack is equally unforgettable in my opinion. It’s got that big orchestral story driven sound you’d expect from a major motion picture, and who doesn’t appreciate that? There are notes of mystery, suspense, solitude, sadness, and every human emotion packed into this track, and the rest of this brilliant score. “Forest” soars with orchestral textures, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

#MusicMonday: Shadow Of The Colossus – “Prologue”

#MusicMonday returns with “Prologue” from Shadow Of The Colossus. Accompanying the game’s introduction cinematic, Prologue shines with emotion, sadness, loneliness, and hope. There’s a lot of mystery embedded in the flutes, voices, strings, and melodies that engulf your senses. I really enjoyed this soundtrack, and I think it’s fitting for the game’s premise and atmosphere. A story was captured with this score, and Prologue is a showstopper. Enjoy.

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Will’s Cool Games: Shadow Of The Colossus (Remake)

Well, folks, it’s been a good while, hasn’t it? The good news is, I’ve beaten a game recently (believe it or not), and it just so happened to make the cut for a WCG. On this dreary Sunday morning, I felt compelled to sit down at my newly beloved desk, and pour my heart out, as to why this game has made it into my top five games of all time. Ladies and gentleman, this…is Shadow Of The Colossus.

Prepare to a wild ride..

Before we jump in, I bought this game years ago. Well, a year or two ago. Either way, it’s been in my backlog for quite some time now, and after abandoning a game I wasn’t a huge fan of, I felt it was finally time to try SOTC out, once and for all. SOTC has been a very well received game for many, many years now. Originally a PS2 title, and then a remastered PS3 title, followed by the final remake by BluePoint Games. The Gods of remakes and remasters. Game reinstalled, I fired it up to see what all the fuss was about.

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#MusicMonday – The Last Guardian – “Overture Lore”

Wow, folks. Just wow. I haven’t played The Last Guardian yet, however, it’s getting played this week, for sure. I love video game soundtracks, and I often will preview a games score before playing the game. I think it’s safe to say that some soundtracks have sort of, forced me to like mediocre games. Anyway, this soundtrack is soul stirring, uplifting, sad, and invigorating all at the same time. I hope you find solace in this wondrous piece from what appears to be, a very magical game.

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#MusicMonday: Heavy Rain – Ethan Mars’ Theme

I never played Heavy Rain. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did play some of it, just not enough to truly experience the game properly. I often gravitate to video game soundtracks, first, before I even play a game. Most likely due to my love for music and scores. Heavy Rain’s soundtrack is no slouch in that respect. It’s moving and emotional. So much so that it can leave you breathless. Ethan Mars’ theme is enough to put you in an introspective mind set. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!

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#MusicMonday – Demon’s Souls – “Character Creation Theme”

#MusicMonday returns with “Character Creation Theme” from the Demon’s Souls soundtrack. With the new hype surrounding BluePoint’s Remake of this spectacular game, I felt it appropriate to share this brooding tune. When creating your class, you’re greeted with this haunting, ethereal theme that just loops as it immediately sets the tone for foggy world you’ll be living in for awhile. It’s perfect for reading, studying, meditating, or dare I say it…folding laundry.

Enjoy!

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