Near my work there is an historical organ that every Friday at lunch they have someone come in and play. It fills the sound of the building as the music plays on. One of the neatest songs that they will play is the song from the end of Star Wars Episode IV. Whenever I hear that song it just brings a smile to my face. I think about the great moment at the end of the movie where Han, Luke, and Chewbacca are all getting their awards. The triumphant feeling of having just blown up the Death Star. The music from the score just fills me with all the emotions from that moment in the movie, which is exactly what a good score is supposed to do.
A good score creates music that implants itself into your brain to help you recall the emotions of that moment. The great thing about these scores is also that you do not need to hear much usually to have your brain trigger the memory. It is amazing how a sequence of notes can bring such a flood of emotion. Continue reading
Posted in Music, Nostalgia
Tagged Bioshock, Doctor Who, emotional recall, Final Fantasy, Harry Potter, Legend of Zelda, Mass Effect, musical score, nostalgia, Star Wars, Super Mario Bros
So yesterday Wreck it Ralph came out on DVD and of course David and I were eager to own it. Not only is it a great story, but it is full of great video game nostalgia. Which of course started David and I thinking about what was the first video game we ever played. I realized that I do not actually remember what the very first video game I ever played was, but I do remember the video games I played when I was young.
So in honor of the nostalgia and wonderfulness that is Wreck it Ralph, here is a list of my nostalgia games in no particular order. Continue reading
Posted in Gaming, Lists, Nostalgia, Video Games
Tagged African Trail, Amazon Trail, Doctor Mario, Final Fantasy, Oregon Trail, Street Fighter II, Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Kart, Tetris, Where in the World is Carmen San Diego, Wreck it Ralph, Yukon Trail