PS3 Attitude Awards: Vote for ‘Best Music or Sound’
This year’s nominations for BEST MUSIC OR SOUND are…
Assassin’s Creed III
- Assassin’s Creed III was the first AC soundtrack to not be composed by Jesper Kyd; instead, Ubisoft turned to Scottish composer Lorne Balfe, who proved that he feels just as much at home with an orchestra as his predecessor.
Final Fantasy XIII-2
- Composed by veteran Japanese videogame composers Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta and Mitsuto Suzuki, the music of Final Fantasy XIII-2 is instantly recognisable. The soundtrack is also notable for including far more vocals than previous Final Fantasy scores.
Jet Set Radio
- Featuring an eclectic mix of original and licensed songs, Jet Set Radio’s music is just as awesome today as it was thirteen years ago. Impressively, other than a single song, the soundtrack of the HD version remains fully intact.
- The fact that Austin Wintory’s score has been nominated for a Grammy (the first full videogame soundtrack to receive the honour) should really tell you everything you need to know.
Lumines: Electronic Symphony
- Lumines: Electronic Symphony’s soundtrack is just as much a part of the overall experience as the gameplay, so it’s a good job it includes huge electronic anthems from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Faithless, Goldfrapp and Mark Ronson.
Persona 4: Golden
- On top of allowing us to replay one of the greatest JRPGs ever made, Persona 4: Golden also gave us a great excuse to listen to Shōji Meguro’s awesome score again. This is about as catchy as Japanese pop can get (i.e. very).
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Considering that it includes some of the most iconic tracks in PlayStation history, it would have been pretty difficult to mess up the PS All-Stars Battle Royale soundtrack.
- Since GTAIII popularised radio stations in videogames, pretty much all city-based crime games have included them, and Sleeping Dogs was no exception. However, with the likes of Kasabian, Killswitch Engage, Ladyhawke and Queen included, we can forgive the lack of originality.
- Fusing music, visuals and gameplay in innovative ways, Sound Shapes fully deserves its place in this list. The Beck levels near the end of the game are simply amazing.
While our team of writers have chosen the nominations for all the categories, we’re letting you, our dear readers, have the final say in who wins the PS3 Attitude Award. The polls will remain open until February 22nd ad midday UK time, when we’ll then announce our winners.
In order for a game to be nominated, said game must have been released in the US or EU territories between 1st December 2011 and 30th November 2012.
Be sure to check out all the categories and vote for your favorite nominations as we announce them!