So this list will probably look weird to anyone who plays actual, legitimate video games.
“I am the Pokémon League Champion! Red! Do you know what that means? I’ll tell you! I am the most powerful trainer in the world!”
For the first time, a young me realized that characters, places, and ideas could be attached to musical motifs, and today, an older me will claim that no other medium, not even film nor opera, does it as well.
There are plenty of retro-style clones these days, but there’s nothing quite like ‘Shovel Knight.’
I imagine some poor intern at Nintendo sifting through mountains of joke submissions for some semblance of usable data.
There’s a sense of humor here that I’m sure even Shigesato Itoi himself would be proud of.
With video games progressing ever closer to being recognized as a true art form, it seems appropriate that video game music should do the same.