Video Game Music of the Week - 299
Beyond Good & Evil (Various)
Home Sweet Home, Hyllian Suite, Violent Jade Suite, Funky Bar
Beyond Good & Evil is an action-adventure game that released over multiple home consoles and PC's in 2003. The game received quite the cult following and a sequel was finally announced at this years E3 expo.
Home Sweet Home
This song features a very enticing opening with its strange background sound and core piano line of music. The theme suggests an adventurous setting with some elements of mystery and grandiose layered within.
Hyllian Suite features a very tribal and natural sound. The flute-like melody brings a sense of wonder to the theme, with the songs string instruments giving it a more ambitious feel at the same time. The xylophone segment is also one of the themes more memorable moments.
Violent Jade Suite
This theme is immediately noticeable as a very action-oriented and tense piece of music. The main section of the theme is extremely fast, delivering an almost agitated sound.
This track has a great jazz feel with it's cleverly delivered trumpet solo. The beat box-backing only helps to deliver one of the games truly unforgettable themes, proving the unique qualities that the game possesses.
Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.