Other than graphics, music is also an essential part of gaming. It is one of the most important components can could affect the aesthetics of a game. Good music could also contribute to the overall entirety of the game. In some cases, music is so important that it could have an impact on the gaming atmosphere, even more than the visual themselves. Music could also be determined by the type of games and specific storyline. Music could also tell us whether a game is dark, fast-paced or joyful. As an example, when the music is solemn and slow, this could indicate that we are getting into something quite serious. Some music could also create oppressive atmosphere. Poorly designed games could have music that doesn’t fit to the overall gameplay.
Some games have catchy music pieces that can be replicated easily by humming. If gamers can hum the music properly, it is possible that the music will become quite memorable. Some games don’t really require music and they may require only sound effects. Limited amount of music could be added here and there to provide some kind of ambience. Some games like Fallout have oppressive and dark tones. They are occasionally broken by various sound effects. Some music will remind that a game is supposed to be quite scary. The music can be oppressive enough that it unnerves us at our core.
Compared to visuals and storyline, music can be a simpler way to create or convey specific atmosphere. Some games could have details compositions of music and they can have comprehensive instrumental sounds. Strong melodies are needed to enhance excellent graphics and solid storyline. Although these melodies are strong, they should also be quite catchy and simple. Catchy tunes tend to be quite memorable. Again the lasting effect of a game can be determined by the music. The Elder Scroll series is known for its iconic music, which is used since early titles. So, even if newer games have newer compositions of the music, gamers could still identify it. This will ensure longevity and the music could actually become a classic piece in the gaming industry.
Many games have fitting and pleasant music, but they are not always memorable. Unless we play the game only a while ago, we may not remember it. This could happen when a musical piece doesn’t really have a strong melody. As an example, the music can have seemingly random notes that are not too easy to remember. In some cases, the music can be random enough that it becomes inconceivable jumble of sounds. Although the music is by no means bad, it will not be as memorable. The impact in the gaming industry will not be equally strong. In the realm of game composition, there are different opportunities to make sure that music can be used to enhance the gaming experience. The game development team may need to invest quite a lot of money to quality sounding music and instrument. They also need to work with professional musicians and arrangers who can create excellent music quality.