2 Aug. 2019
Last spring, I bought the game The Way for Nintendo Switch, and I absolutely loved it. It was produced as an hommage to 2D platform games like Flashback, and it has the same cinematic, futuristic vibe. As a game, for such a low price (I believe I paid one euro for it), I highly recommend it; but what I liked the most about it was its soundtrack.
Produced by Panu Talus, using all kind of old school Technics, Roland, and Akai machinery, the music of the game is clearly inspired by the 1982 movie Blade Runner. Less emotional than Vangelis’ smooth melodies, this soundtrack has become my favourite work companion. You can stream the album for free and buy it here.
The video game industry appears to be mature enough to get the equivalent of the Academy Awards, or does it already exist? I believe Talus should have at least been nominated for best soundtrack.