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Day 17 – Favorite video game soundtrack?
Some people can’t tell you the exact moment when they fell in love with gaming. My moment was a cool Christmas morning in Gulf Shores, Alabama, U.S. in a cabin by the ocean when I was almost six years old. I awoke to my mom and grandmother (who I affectionately call my Nanny) speaking in whispers over a pot of steaming hot coffee. — A Geeky Gal
I’ve written about my love for Spyro before during my 30 Day Game Challenge a couple of years ago. I even got the opportunity to really go into detail about how much the game meant to me thanks to the collaboration of The Games That Define Us over at Normal Happenings. Today’s post, however, is not about the emotional impact Spyro had on me as my very first video game; it’s about the music.
Spyro shielded me from a lot of sadness and pain during that time. I didn’t even realize this in those moments, I just knew I wanted to get to the next world; one more dragon left to release, one more egg to catch, one more hot air balloon ride, and get one more step closer to the happy ending Spyro was seeking. — A Geeky Gal
When Spyro Reignited debuted, not only were the 3D graphics bumped up to the max, but the music got an update as well. The beautiful whimsical music that followed me along my adventures with Spyro when I was a six-girl-old girl seemed only more unique and relaxing as a 26-year-old woman. It was relaxing, yet invigorating. It was adventurous and curious. It was many things at once, but mostly, it was nostalgic times a million.
Hearing the familiar tunes took me back twenty years to some happy-yet-sad memories. Memories that I don’t see fading any time soon. Even writing this now, I feel a dull ache in my heart. You might be wondering why in the world would I choose a video game soundtrack that could bring back memories that make me feel this way. That, dear reader, is a story for another day.
What I will share though is that the soundtrack of Spyro Reignited deserves a standing ovation. The team behind it took music several years old and re-created it without removing its curiosity and whimsy. It’s musical tunes are familiar, but also refined. They only made it better. I invite you to hit the play button above and let it take you back to your very first video game.
After putting down the controller and saying goodbye to my favorite sarcastic purple dragon, I thought back to six-year-old me and what she’d think of me right now. I never in a million years thought I’d go to school to learn how to make video games or work on simulators. How crazy is it that a small purple dragon and his dragonfly sidekick inspired a sad little girl to make video games her passion? Thanks Spyro for lifting me up when I was down and giving me a passion for gaming and creating. And special thanks to mom for buying me such an amazing gift that has only fueled my love for gaming since. Six-year-old Megan would be proud right now. — A Geeky Gal
What is your favorite video game soundtrack? Let me know in the comments below OR take on the challenge yourself and link back to this post so I can see your answer!
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