Best Use of Music in Video Game TrailersMay 31st, 2009 | By admin | Category: Games, Links, Random Musings
Added Multiwinia to the top because A.) I’ve got mad respect for Introversion and their products but this trailer is just a bold brilliant move. The piano makes you instantly sad for the suffering and pain of war. The brilliance lies that you feel, albeit only slightly, this tinge of sadness for the scenes you are witnessing, when the scenes and the game multiwinia itself is so abstact that normally you would never feel this. Great GREAT game, great company, wicked use of music and to make a trailer that essentially tells you nothing about the game who’s purpose is only to illicit an emotional response well that takes balls and brains, cause they pulled it off.
Such a beautiful song that lends itself surprisingly well to the trailer, a testament to those who created it.
You have to give them credit, the boys over at the M$ marketing department know better than anyone how to create a compelling experience with audio in a game trailer
Original WoW trailer. The song on the soundtrack is called ‘A Call to Arms'(are at least it’s similar enough to see it was used) and is one of the most powerful game pieces ever written. It’s too bad the song is slightly muted, worth listening to it all on it’s own here
I had to bring in a trailer from AITD as the 2008 OST is definitely one of the more powerful soundtracks created in recent years.
How many companies offer remixes of their commercials? I mean come on, the musical component in itself might not be worthy of a mention but it’s use and the fact that money was spent to pump this out sure as hell is. Plus it might have the best last line for any trailer ever 🙂
One of the most recognizable pieces of music from any game trailer without a doubt. I dare you not to get goose bumps from this.
Bravo! When faced with the challenge of how to represent visually the music of the Beatles in a trailer they could have gone down so many cop out, traditional routes but instead they put their balls out there and made something beautiful and creative.
Beautiful song for sure, good call Ubisoft
I’ve had no choice but to smile ear to ear with every trailer for this game, but the music in this one makes me more than otheres 🙂
There can be no denying the brilliant pairing of Big Band style music with the visual style presented in TF2. Both compliment and strengthen each other so well that one viewing of a TF2 commercial and it’ll be in your head for days.
The mellow guitar riff beautifully juxtaposes what is going on in the scene. Plus the big band sounding theme for TF2 itself is brilliant.
The song just makes everything seem so serene and graceful, even when it involves violence. I imagine that being the point EA was going for to describe the way the character in mirrors edge moves and acts
Got some more that I missed here? By all means lets hear it!
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Brilliant, again the use of music to juxtapose what is happening in the music has such a great impact I am surprised we aren’t seeing this technique more