In the past few weeks, I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and I've been enjoying it a lot so far. I've also been reading about in on sites like RPS. And one thing I find amazing about the game, that I think wasn't been noticed by many others is the music.
I like soundtracks of pretty much any media and games are no exception. But quite often, you hear the best of them when you are not actually playing. Those are amazing songs like Shadowsong from Spellforce 2, Song 2 from FIFA 98, Still Alive from Portal or Baba Yetu from Civialization IV. But that's not it. I don't play games to wander through the menu or watch the credits. I play them, to, well, play.
But then it happened. It was a sunny day, doubly so, since I was on Tatooine, walking through its dunes. And then I stopped. I stopped and listened to the wonderful music. It certainly sounded very Star-Warsy, sometimes directly quoting from John Williams. And that's exactly how I like it. More games like this, please!