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Halo 3 (Original Soundtrack) by Michael Salvatori & Martin O’Donnell

Halo 3 (Original Soundtrack) by Michael Salvatori & Martin O'Donnell

Martin O’Donnell is to games as John Williams is to movies

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At a time when many game companies are just signing licensed artists’ songs for their game soundtracks *cough* EA *cough*, a few dare to create their own music for their game. Most times, however, these compositions end up being generic feeling and do nothing to add to the experience the game provides its player with. Why is this so often the case? Think about it. In almost every one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces lie beautiful soundtracks that add so much to their respective films, that simply humming a few notes from them remind us of them. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman, Batman, Back to the Future… try singing the first couple of notes to any fellow movie lover and they will almost always instantly recognize what movie they are from. But this is true with games, too. The list is much shorter, but try singing the first few notes to the level 1 theme of Super Mario Bros. and anyone who considers themselves a fan of video games will recognize it. However, as game…




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