Tech & Toys
Music is a powerful tool in video games, and that’s why it’s a shame when it isn’t used properly in some games I’ve played in the past. When used properly, having the appropriate music used in an appropriate way enables a game developer to add more value to the moment. Pretty self-explanatory isn’t it? This sort of thing was the basis of opera and musicals way back when, and a common tool in film-making as well, yet video games as a medium can do things a little differently.
I want to cover just how powerful music can be in games by going over a few examples, and then I’ll try my best to explain why the music made the moment work.