Today, we’re taking a look at a video game who’s music doesn’t get as much love as it should. Let’s take a look!
We’ve covered a lot of iconic soundtracks in this thirty day challenge, from the Assassin’s Creed games to Final Fantasy but today I want to talk about a game that I love but whose music is not as appreciated as it should. Today, I’m talking about The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
OK, controversial opinion time, I prefer Oblivion to Morrowind and Skyrim. It is more accessible for new players to The Elder Scrolls series, and to RPGs in general, than Morrowind; whilst still feeling like a classic RPG, unlike Skyrim. I’m not saying that the other two games are bad, in fact I love them as well. I just love Oblivion more.
But what about Oblivion‘s music. There’s really only one word to describe- epic. The music is varied but all of it suits the fantasy world. There are some fantastic ambient tracks, prerfect for when you’re travelling from one city to another, as well as some mor eintense tracks, perfect for the inevitable battles you will face in Cyrodiil. Some of my favourite tracks are: Defending the Gate, Auriel’s Ascension, Bloody Blades and of course, the menu track, Reign of the Septims.
In my opinion, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion‘s soundtrack has been overshadow by its successor, Skyrim. Whilst Skyrim has as just an iconic soundtrack, I think Oblivion should be given a little love too.
What video game soundtracks do you think are underappreciated and deserve some attention? Share them in the comments below and join me tomorrow, when I’ll be talking about the video game music that gets stuck in my head. See you then!