Of all the awards for Game of the Year, music is the one I dread the most for the fact that everyone’s taste in music is different and because in more recent year, the music for games have gotten better in production value, from heavy orchestrated pieces like what we would see in Destiny or Child of Light, to music that sets the tone for the game like Alien: Isolation and Transistor. Then there is always the odd music game like Hastune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, which is a fun music game with catchy tunes in it’s own right.
AND THE NOMINEES ARE
ALIEN: ISOLATION – CREATIVE ASSEMBLY/SEGA
HASTUNE MIKU: PROJECT DIVA F 2ND – SEGA
TRANSISTOR – SUPERGIANT GAMES
DESTINY – BUNGIE/ACTIVISION
CHILD OF LIGHT – UBISOFT
AND THE WINNER IS…
Transistor is a beautiful indie RPG from the creators of Bastion, and just like their previous work, the music steals the show. Composed by Darren Korb, Transistor’s music uses a mixture of plucked string, drums and synthesized instruments to deliver the right music for the right situation in this cyberpunk revenge story. Aside from the game’s great gameplay and story, it is worth picking up Transistor just for its music alone.