The video games of 2015 often looked great, usually felt good, and probably smelled okay, too. But how did they sound?
Telltale’s episodic adventure series Tales From The Borderlands was one of 2015’s best surprises. That was mostly thanks to its funny script, well-developed characters, and killer voice acting. But the music definitely helped.
What happens when you take music games Beatmania, Keyboard Mania, and Para Para Paradise and mix them into one game? You get the Sega music arcade game Chunithm.
Dubbed the Ocalele of Time, this is an Ocarina of Time-inspired, handmade ukulele that also happens to look like an ocarina (albeit with tiny guitar parts attached).
While we’ve heard bits and pieces of the Persona 5 theme song in the game’s trailers, at Atlus’ TGS stage show earlier today, we got to listen to the full theme song for the first time.
Sega has long held a stranglehold on the Vocaloid music game market with their Project Diva series. Now, to challenge Hatsune Miku’s dominance comes IA and her game IA/VT -Colorful-.
Every season brings us a massive new amount of anime theme songs. Here are ten of the best from summer 2015.
With the release of Dai Gyakuten Saiban in Japan, there are now nine games in the Ace Attorney series. And one of the coolest things about the series is how they take the songs and remake them while still keeping a common musical theme from iteration to iteration.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night has a lot of awesome remixes of your favorite Persona 4 songs. You know what else it has? A ton of costumes to dress everyone up in.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night isn’t the meatiest of music games—it currently only has 30 songs (3 of which are DLC). However, it largely makes up for this with the sheer number of new remixes of classic Persona 4 songs. Have a listen!
Rhythm Heaven: The Best + does a pretty good job of living up to its name.
The normal levels in the Rhythm Heaven series are good, but it’s the Remix Stages that make the games great.
Rhythm Heaven the Best + is full of cute Nintendo musical mini-games—and one surprisingly depressing one.
I’ve played a lot of music games in my day, but none do I love more than the Rhythm Heaven games. So join me as The Up All Night Stream plays the brand new Rhythm Heaven: The Best + and let me show you why.
One of the best things about each new anime season is the vast amount of new anime music that comes with it. And with so many anime this spring, there is a wealth of musical styles to enjoy.
Will it make you feel bad about flinging/toppling/portaling all those turrets to their deaths? Probably not, 'cause that shit's fun. Still, it'll make you feel sorry for them. Probably.
Long before I spoke my first coherent sentence in Japanese, I was already rocking out to Japanese music thanks to anime. And with this season’s 35 new anime—not to mention returning anime—there are a ton of excellent new theme songs. Here are 10 of my favorites for your listening pleasure.
The newest game in the series, Tales of Zestiria, has a theme song so excellent that I’m listening to it on repeat right now. Of course, it’s far from the first game of the series to have an opening song this good.