Video Game Music of the Week - 60


Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (Nintendo DS)


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Tracks:
The Way To The Truth, Crises Of Fate, KG-8 Case, Lying Coldly

Composer(s):
Noriyuki Iwadare
Yasuko Yamada

You would not expect to hear a soundtrack with so much personality from a game with such a down-to-earth story. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth is a game that focuses heavily on story, down to the finite details. The characters play a big part in the overall delivery of the narrative and become one of the major draws for the game.



The Way To The Truth
There’s a sneaky and mysterious quality to this track.
The Way To The Truth perks up at just the right moments with various guitar and bass sounds. The almost-random nature of the song finds a perfect balance that is exceedingly fitting for the style of gameplay featured in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.





Crises Of Fate
Crises Of Fate is a very fast tune with a plethora of frantic notes and beats. There are all kinds of sounds that can be heard in the song, from drums to synths and bass instruments to high pitched electrical midis.





KG-8 Case
There is an underlying sadness in this tune, due to the notable sound of major chords dropping into minor chords at key moments. There’s a heavy feeling of sincerity with each synthesised note being played, which results in a greater effect in the games narrative delivery.






Lying Coldly
From the get-go, Lying Coldly amps it up with its fast hitting beat, off-beat hi-hats and pulsing synths. The piano melody takes centre stage after the intro and the drum beat really helps bring the tune home. Lying Coldly is easily one of the best tunes in the game and could be placed among some of the greatest RPG battle themes, even though the gameplay of Ace Attorney Investigations itself is far from that kind of style.






Written by - Michael Villalon for ‘The VG Island’.
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