RocketsRocketsRockets Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score RocketsRocketsRockets by Ben Lam.
At a glance:
Geek Score: 100
Total Minutes Of Excellence: 29.3
Album Excellence: 100%
RocketsRocketsRockets is a game created by Radial Games and was released in 2015. The game was released for PC and is being developed for PlayStation 4. RocketsRocketsRockets s set in a 2D world where the player controls a rocket while attacking and being attacked by AI and human controlled enemies. The aim of the game is to try and get a three point lead against your enemy. The game contains power-ups and different environments. The score is composed by Ben Lam.
Rockets versus rockets. Sure! Why not. I’ve been checking out a bit on composer Ben Lam and his music is definitely rooted in dance and when listening to the opening cue ‘Catch Me If You Can’ that’s exactly what we’re getting. The music is very catchy though and the theme is decent enough but not something I would remember. The music is very light and easy on the ear. It’s not a dark score at all or anything that resembles darkness. The game looks very fun and very colourful too. There’s nothing menacing about the game, nothing evil about it, just pure rocket shoot’em up fun. I feel the music reflects that fun feeling pretty well. It’s a multiplayer bonanza as well and the more playing, the more fun it gets. I can imagine this music gets people pumped up. It certainly does with me.
You can say what you want about game score or film scores, but at the end of the day they’re just scores for an entertainment medium. I will say this though. I’ve listened to a lot of game scores this year and there are quite a lot featuring dance music such as this one. This is one genre that excels in video games, and not so much in the film scoring world. I’m thinking the music might be too intense for human interactivity for the most part. It would be interesting though to hear music like this in films more often. When it does happen, it usually works quite well. I still don’t particularly like the term music made for games or music made for movies. For me it’s just music and it’s part of a creative freedom these composers enjoy to make the best score they can based on the project they have in front of them. This score is just fun, light and trippy just like the game appears to be. Give it a go!
1. Catch Me If You Can
3. Meteor Storm
4. Outer Zen
5. Solar Blaster
6. Warp Damage