And I’m talking about all genres . I’m an active OST listener since the beginning of the N64/PS1-era to this generation (and upcoming if you count Vita/3DS/Wii U games). I’ve always liked Nintendo music but most other companies like Sony/Microsoft and smaller game developers seem to go a similar way: going to a movie-like experience and therefore all their music sound the same. Of course, there are some exceptions like God of War and the first Halo-games. But most are losing their thematic tunes and are going into an orchestral cinematic experience. Nintendo has music you never hear anywhere else of almost any kind. Epic, fun, happy, calm, beautiful and simple but clever. So I’ve been listening almost solely the OST of Nintendo games the last few years. Especially Xenoblade and Super Mario Galaxy are extraordinary and instant classics (also the games themselves). I’m now enjoying the Mario&Luigi Dream Team OST a lot. My favorites are listed below.
Do you guys agree, or are there some beautiful soundtracks from Sony/Microsoft I should try?
Super Mario Galaxy 1/2
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Animal Crossing New Leaf
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
New Super Mario Bros. Series
Sparkling Waters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq-sk_Nm42Y
Donkey Kong Country Returns