I was watching Toku play Shadow of the Colossus the other night. I’ve never played it, I wasn’t a Sony person til recently so I have alot of catching up to do. He explained to me his reasons for loving the game, the storyline, the landscapes and the vast open feeling with hidden load times, the fact that it was like a ‘almost silent opera’.
The first thing that struck me was the music. The achingly beautiful music. I was once again brought back to my thoughts of the power of game music and the sheer beauty of emotion that music can generate. Roar of the Earth, the official title of the Shadow of the Colossus soundtrack, was released in Japan in 2005.
The emotion, the action, and the passion that is included in this first minute of music is so staggering to me. It breaks my heart, invigorates me and shocks me all at the same time.
I just wanted to share that with you.