With so many games out there, each of them need to (or at least should) have an epic soundtrack that sets them apart from the flood of others. And that sets us up for this edition of Reader Discussion: what is your favorite use of a song in a game?
When the E3 trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations debuted during Ubisoft’s E3 2011 press conference, the background song instantly gripped me. I feel justified in saying it’s actually the best song ever used for an Assassin’s Creed trailer that wasn’t an original composition for the trailer.
By neofolk musician Woodkid, Iron was used to great effect as the background song to the E3 trailer for AC: Revelations. It could be that it’s my favorite only because AC: Revelations was the only game of the series to bring together all of the main pioneer Assassin characters in the franchise (Altair, Ezio, Desmond) for a very important plot element for the Desmond story arc. Or it could be just that the song is really that epic.
How about you decide? What do you think? If you never watched the trailer, you can watch it below. You can also watch the equally-entrancing music video of Iron just below the AC: Revelations trailer below.
Also, if you don’t think AC: Revelations is worthy of the honor I say it does since it’s not actually part of the game, then you’d be right in that respect.
I have two other AC songs, both of which are in one of the AC titles: Ezio’s Family and Earth from Assassin’s Creed 2. Written and composed by Danish musician Jesper Kyd, these two tracks give music-borne shape to the ultimate epicness of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in AC 2.
Of the two, I think Ezio’s Family is the more awesome and awe-inspiring one. Play the two tracks in the embed below to find out why. Let me know what you think, and whether or not you agree, in the comments below!
Of course, you might not agree with any of the above. In that case, it’s all good since that’s what Reader Discussions are all about anyway: an open dialogue between us and you and between all of you with one another. So get to commenting and debating below about what your favorite uses of a song are in games!