VGM Wednesdays – ~Revived Power~ Battle with the Colossus

by Kenley

“~Revived Power~ Battle with the Colossus” from Shadow of the Colossus by Koh Otani, released in 2005.

How did this get published? This is supposed to be next week’s VGM Wednesday.  I must have hit “Publish” instead of “Schedule”…

Oh well, I guess it’s already out there!

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Aren’t you pumped now? What a ride!

I love so many things about this game’s score.  There is an Into the Score episode on this game and it’s still one of my favourites to this day.  The battle music in this game works in pairs – there is a piece that’s darker more ominous when we first begin our fight, then when we unlock the secret of the Colossus’s weakness, this upbeat and inspiring music plays.

This is the latter.

But this score is so much more than that.  As one of the loneliest games that you may play, the absence of music becomes very prevalent as you and Agro traverse across the barren landscape.  Lots of browns and sunken greens, faded colours and a pale sky.  Ugh, crushing.

I could write and write and write about this episode, but I’d mostly be rehashing the podcast episode.  If you want to hear it, it’s down below!

I can’t recommend this game enough.

Happy (or not-so-happy) playing,
Kenley

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