This week's episode of All Access Weekly
will feature an interview with the producers of "Legend of Zelda: Symphony Goddesses
." The production combines the legendary music from the franchise with original arrangements, with the end result being a four-movement symphony.
A project as high-minded as this may seem silly to some, but the truth of the matter is that the best games of our childhood and even the ones we play today are enhanced, if not outright held up, by their soundtracks. This was particularly true in the early days of 8-bit gaming, where technological made skill and innovation requisite to produce listenable (let alone memorable) music. Only in the last decade or so, with electronic music having gained mainstream notoriety and acceptance, have people come to realize some of the genius behind the tinny bleeps, bips, and boops that accompanied Mario busting blocks or Simon Belmont cracking his whip against hordes of demonic creatures.
There are currently four dates announced for "Legend of Zelda: Symphony Goddesses
," with more to come. Make sure you visit Zelda-Symphony.com
for more info.
In the meantime, here are some of our favorite game soundtracks and the specific tracks that stand out.LEGEND OF ZELDA"Overworld"
This strange, wonderful, and joyous game was matched by a strange, wonderful, and joyous soundtrack. And, like the game, it's unlike anything else we've heard.
For gamers, it doesn't really get any bigger than this, people. As you all already know, the VGAs will recognize the best and brightest games of the year and unveil exclusive world premieres of some of the most anticipated upcoming titles the industry has to offer. The show premieres LIVE, coast-to-coast on Friday, December 7 at 9/8c only on Spike and Spike.com.