10 Underappreciated Soundtracks That Defined Your Favourite Video Games
10. Katamari Damacy (Yuu Miyake)
particular soundtrack was one of the game’s primary selling points, serving as
a major talking point whenever anybody mentions Katamari Damacy. It’s imaginative
and playful, drawing influences from jazz and samba, and combining those
influences with more conventional video game music in order to create a wonderful
hybrid sound, which is completely unpredictable.
composer, Yuu Miyake, does an incredible job arranging the various
instrumental components, creating a unique sounding mixture of numerous,
seemingly incompatible sounds. It’s bizarre at times, certainly – merging
estranged vocals with miscellaneous noises and otherworldly vibrations – but
the effect is remarkably poignant, a natural extension of those qualities found
throughout the actual game.
precisely this ingenuity of arrangement as well as variation
which manages to encapsulate the brilliance and humour of the Katamari Damacy
universe, bringing everything, from the striking visuals and unforgettable
characters, lovingly to life, including the main theme, ‘Katamari Nah-Nah’, which
is just wonderfully addictive in its own right.