P-Vock's Music Box: N-Tranced
Hello and welcome back to P-Vock's Music Box. It is June, which means summer, which means I hate the weather outside. Luckily, video games are there to save from ever getting a tan! Every year, June is the month that sees the most hype for video games. Studios are flocking to announce their biggest games and hopefully drum up the interest so that people will buy their shit in a few months and ensure that the CEO can afford their next yacht. There have already been a ton of games I am extremely hyped for announced, including one from a series I don't normally get too excited for.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were recently given another big trailer, and I'm actually pretty sold on it. It looks rather unique, the music sounds good, and this time there are two Pokemon professors and both are uncomfortably hot. So, for once, I may grab it on launch day. Besides, if I don't, my roommate may stab me.
I've said it before, but I am not the biggest fan of mainline Pokemon games. I absolutely adore the world, but the mainline titles just don't do it for me quite like other RPGs. However, there are tons of things that do absolutely command my attention. There are dozens of phenomenal character designs (Lusamine can abuse me any day), countless creative locations with interesting lore, and some absolutely banging tunes. I start off with something a little more subdued.
This is unironically one of my favourite pieces of music in this stupid series. I don't know why, I don't think the composition is very stellar and it gives off some serious elevator music vibes, but it just does it for me. I just can't help but vibe whenever I hear this one. There isn't a piece of music that compels me to start shrugging my shoulders to the beat quite like this one.
But okay, we've had our fun, so let's get a little more intense.
Holy shit, why is this so damn epic? This is a series about smol animals shocking one another, why is this the most "You have to stop the end of the world, kid!" sounding music this side of a NieR OST? Even with the soundfont of the DS, it manages to create one of the heaviest and most oppressive atmospheres I've ever experienced. Yet there remains this driving beat and some high-pitched notes that give the piece a certain level of optimism and hope. It's as though the piece wants to tell me that you can persevere through anything if you just keep going and keep doing your best.
SO WHY THE HELL IS THIS IN A SOUNDTRACK FOR GODDAMN POKEMON!?
Anyway, I think that just about wraps it up for me. As always, I hope these tunes help inspire you or motivate you for the weekend ahead. I'll catch you right back here next time with another suggestion from my Music Box. Stay Brutal!
PS. Just in case N's Castle wasn't epic enough already, Super Smash Bros had to come along and one-up it by an insane degree. Enjoy ;)