All posts by Will Grobbelaar

#MusicMonday – Demon’s Souls Remake Soundtrack – “Tower Knight”

Man oh man is this track epic. Welcome, folks, to another fine #MusicMonday post from Will and Drew’s Gaming Retrospective. This time, we have another track from the glorious Demon’s Souls Remake score. “Tower Knight” bursts at the seams with terror, beauty, and power with this new orchestral powerhouse. Everything about this soundtrack feels so ramped up from the original! Certainly not a terrible thing. Please give it a listen to make your Monday feel victorious.

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#MUSICMONDAY – Journey – “Threshold” – Austin Wintory

It’s that time again. Time for a #MusicMonday post. This week we are featuring “Threshold” from the Journey soundtrack, composed by Austin Wintory. Most know my love for this game, and like many others, this game and soundtrack touched my heart. Journey is such a unique experience to everyone that plays it and the soundtrack to the game compliments that personal endeavor so well. “Threshold” is just one of the many fine pieces in this game’s sweeping score. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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#MusicMonday – Returnal “The Forest”

There is something incredibly unsettling about Returnal, and with the track entitled “The Forest”, the music encapsulates that unsettling vibe. The background music alone whilst playing gives the player not only a creepy atmosphere, but also a curious mind. There’s a push and pull with Returnal, and Bobby Krlic has done a tremendous job capturing this with the soundtrack to this fine game.

Enjoy!

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#MusicMonday – “Maiden In Black” – Demon’s Souls Remake

#MusicMonday returns with this unsettling yet comforting track entitled “Maiden In Black”, from the masterful Demon’s Souls Remake. Back when I first played Demon’s Souls on the PS3, I fell in love with the gentle harp that plays as you gather your bearing in The Nexus. A place where you can feel safe, away from the Demon’s of Boletaria. A safe haven that glowed with ambient light emanating from it’s tranquil atmosphere. This version, which is more or less completely different than the original, makes you feel like you are in an ancient Italian church that is haunted by Gregorian angels.

Enjoy!

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#MusicMonday: Final Fantasy XII – “Sorrow-Imperial”

Folks. It’s #MusicMonday once again, and this time, this track really hit me in the feels. I haven’t ever played Final Fantasy XII, but I discovered the soundtrack recently after seeing someone stream the game again on Twitch. This track reminds me a lot of the music for The Last Guardian. Huge sweeping orchestrations and emotionally packed textures fill your ears with joy. So much so I am contemplating buying the game and likely never playing it. So it goes. For all the fans of #MusicMonday, I truly hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

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#MusicMonday – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – “Enter The Animus” – The Flight

#MusicMonday returns with the powerful and intriguing “Enter The Animus” composed by The Flight. I have yet to play Odyssey, but I stumbled across the soundtrack recently and was impressed with its mystique. Most of the scores for the Assassin’s Creed games have always been impressive in my opinion, and Odyssey’s is shaping up to be no slouch. All I can say is this track may have inspired me to play the game at some point. A man can dream..

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#MusicMonday: Bioshock Infinite – “Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Will_Gear Cover)

Hi folks. It’s Monday, which means it’s time for more video game music! This week’s #MusicMonday, is the heavenly track “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”. I immediately fell in love with this song within the first hour of the game. I honestly thought to myself, if Heaven is a real place, this must be it, when I heard it for the first time. Over the weekend I decided to put my own twist on the choral/choir version of the piece, to try and capture the ethereal quality of the in game version. Be careful, as it might put you to sleep. In a good way!

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#MusicMonday: Skyrim – “Skyrim Atmospheres” – Jeremy Soule

Folks. You must all know by now how big of a fan I am of Skyrim, and the soundtrack is certainly no exception. What composer Jeremy Soule has achieved with the soundtrack is beyond astonishing. It still amazes me after all these years how still, so many people are tuning in to tracks such as this one, for relaxation purposes, to rekindle their memories of traversing the wondrous land, and to ultimately be transported into another world. Skyrim Atmospheres is the cream of the crop for background noise. Folding your laundry on a rainy Sunday, Skyrim Atmospheres it is!

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#musicMonday: Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker – “Clients”

#MusicMonday returns with this stealthy piece from MGS PW. One of my favorite Metal Gear games. It packs so much mystery and intrigue that I find it hard to ignore. I remember when I was playing the game, this music would kick in when in codec conversations with Miller. When you hear it you feel like you’re obtaining top-secret classified intel and who wouldn’t want that sweat to bear? I hope you enjoy the suspenseful undertones of this tactical espionage track as much as I do.

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#musicMonday: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – “Adam Jensen”

#MusicMonday returns with “Adam Jensen”, from the Deus Ex Mankind Divided soundtrack. Clocking in at just over two minutes, this mysterious sci-fi-soaked piece defines the realm in which Adam Jensen lives without failure. Booms, hissing, hits, plucks, all the sounds you’d expect to find in this thrilling title are here, and boy does it provide a cyber-like atmosphere. Get swept away with the glorious sounds of “Adam Jensen” to start your Monday off right!

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