April provided a rock solid month of music, so it's to be expectd that May would bring thigs back down to Earth a little bit. But instead game music in May was more just a continuation of the quality we've come to expect lately. The month actually had some incredible scores to pick from, including a pretty big Sony exclusive for the second time in two months.
Okay, so this one's kinda cheating, since the original Dark Souls, was already a PlayStation release anyways. But the fact remains that it's one of the greatest game soundtracks of all time, and it would be criminal to have passed on giving a mention to the masterful work of Motoi Sakuraba and his gothic masterpiece.
The Little Witch Academia anime has a wonderful soundtrack, and this continues to be the case with the game. The title is worth it just to get to spend more time with Akko and friends, but the fact that the music does an excellent job of capturing that same sound and feel of the show was a big win.
Jason Roberts' masterful puzzle game brought with it an exceptional soundtrack. Provided by Joel Corelitz, the game's ambient score is calming and wonderful, except those occasional moments where the score gets downright creepy. It's magical.
Quantic Dream is no stranger to fantastic scores, and despite the unfortunate passing of frequent collaborator Normand Corbeil before Beyond: Two Souls originally released, Detroit has another sonic winner as the backdrop to David Cage's latest. Curious this time around is that each of the characters you play as are scored by different people, giving each narrative it's own distinct sound. It's brilliant, and the composing team of Philip Sheppard, Nima Fakhara, and John Paesano handily brought three different but connected palettes to the title.
And that does it for May's releases, another month chock full of incredible music and we're only heading upwards as we get further along in the year with titles like Vampyr to look forward to next month.