Treat Your Ears To An Orchestral Re-Imagining of The Symphony of The Night Soundtrack This Halloween
If ever there was a reason for contrasting emotions it would be the news that the iconic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night soundtrack has received an orchestral arrangement album courtesy of Materia Collective. On the one hand, it is very exciting news as Michiru Yamane’s classic soundtrack is incredible to begin with and perfect for an orchestral re-imagining. On the other, the release is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, which makes us feel old. However, listening to the album, titled Resurrection of the Night, quickly banished any lingering gloom of feeling old
We’ve certainly had our fair share of video game battles keeping us up way past bedtime, but never before have they lulled us to sleep. Games like Mega Man 2, Final Fantasy IV, Yoshi’s Island, Dark Souls and Super Metroid not only feature challenging enemies, but also some adrenaline pumping tunes to back up the action. Now, in an ironic twist, the battle themes from these same games could just be what is needed to get a restful night of sleep. If this sounds rather implausible, then clearly you are not familiar with the Prescription For Sleep series by GENTLE LOVE
Alphabeats offers a new spin on word games by challenging your vocabulary as well as your reflexes. Creating the longest and most complicated words using letters dropping from the top of the screen is harder than it sounds, especially when tied to a fast beat. The game requires some quick reflexes as you must also dodge unwanted letters, so don’t expect a completely tranquil experience. However, if you have a good vocabulary and decent selection of songs to import into the game, it can certainly keep you busy for a while.
Gameplay: Challenges your word knowledge as well as reflexes.
Graphics: A little more bland than we would have liked to see.
Sound: Includes a nice selection of music tracks as well as the option to import your own