Video game soundtracks are largely comprised of themes that are empowering, tense, intriguing, foot-moving, and blood-pumping. Occasionally, though, you run across video game music that makes you chill, perhaps even to the point that you get a little drowsy.
While they might cut short the play-sessions of the sleepy gamer, these select tracks can have tangible benefits outside of their games of origin. When you’re stressed out, fed up, or having a hard time finding your way to slumberland, a collection of soothing video game music can be invaluable.
Out of my personal playlist of 50 relaxing video game music tracks, here are the 10 that I find the most effective, in order of most chill-inducing last:
Final Fantasy VI has one of the most memorable casts of characters in the series. In no small part this is because of the very expressive animations compared to what had come before it in the Final Fantasy franchise. Another element contributing to the expressiveness of FFVI’s cast is the dialogue of the various characters throughout the game which didn’t drive the main plot forward but created alternate story arcs that gave the characters interpersonal tensions through which to express their individualistic motivations. It is through this additional dialogue that the various differences in personalities gets expressed.
Apple’s App Store is home to many terrific games, most of which make terrific use of touch controls. It’s also home to many ports across many different genres, be they mainstream or indie. There are a lot of great games, however, that have yet to be ported that probably should.
In my top ten list from 2012, three games made the cut in Final Fantasy IV, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Theatrhythm. Theatrhythm wasn’t even out when I made the call, but I’m glad it made it to the App Store, though Square-Enix definitely overcharged their mobile fans for the privilege.
Without further ado, I present to you the “Top Ten Games Missing from the App Store.”
2013 was a big year in gaming, for all platforms, and we here at Delta Attack will be sad to see it go as it rides off into the sunset. It wasn’t easy, but we managed to cull our list of favorites down to a scant few. Here are our picks for 2013 GOTY:
The Nintendo Entertainment System single-handedly pulled gaming back up to its feet after the great video game crash of the early 80s, when trash like Atari’s E.T. caused many to lose faith in interactive electronic entertainment. Nearly thirty years after its release in North America, it’s still relevant, and its best games are still played by millions around the world.
To pay homage to what is arguably the most important video game system of all time, we’ve compiled a collage of sprites from the NES to test your knowledge. Some are easy, some are hard, some are tricky… all are nostalgic.
Can you name the game that goes with each sprite? All answers are shown together below, so try to figure them all out before looking at the key.
If you’re playing Real Racing 3, there’s a good chance you’re toiling away race after race, trying to hoard enough R$ and Gold for the next big upgrade or a shiny new car. If that sounds a lot like you, then you might need a little help farming cash and fame.
In the season premiere of the Delta Attack Podcast, Mark A. Brooks and Mark Pulver return to Triangle Island to find Fade to Slack destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked and looking for an angry fix. Can anything save them, or will a polar bear inexplicably show up because literally jumping a shark would be just a little too gratuitous?
Join us, as we discuss Keiji Inafune’s beautiful little Kickstarter, the greatness that is Earthbound, the death of the Japanese RPG, what’s wrong with Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time, and what toy the Nintendo 2DS most closely resembles. All that, plus, a smattering of talk about zombie games and bonding through shared experiences?
We know you’re going to dig this. It’s time for the new Show of Shows. Sid Caesar, eat your heart out and wise fwom your gwave!