Written by Joshua Iyer
Published: May 5, 2012 at 11:09 PM [UTC]
I remember the summer of 2010 (the game came out in May of that year) and I was playing a lot, attempting to go through it all. The soundtrack is huge, featuring a lot of original songs and a lot of songs from past Mario games. For example, the "Sliders theme" from Super Mario 64 is present, and the violin solo in that piece is now remastered, for this time around real heart is put into that violin, not just a MIDI file from the computer. There are also plenty of original themes, with epic choir sections, intense brass sections, and beautiful strings sections. The orchestral soundtrack of this game, and the one that came before this one, is wonderful; I believe this game has one of the best soundtracks ever, and, if I possibly do any composing for video games in the future, I'll be sure to put in some epic orchestra pieces.
UPDATE: It IS a MIDI violin from the computer. The Space Storm Galaxy, for example, which I'm listening to currently, combines synth with an awesome violin section and epic low piano. :)
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