Jul 092010

When I first bumped in to DriveThruRPG I did not expect to see anything even close to mood music and sounds for RPG settings.  When I did, I was at first aghast, thinking I’d stumbled on to some horrible form of Muzak.  Thankfully, I did stumble into music here and it is certainly not Muzak.

City of the Dark Elves is a moody, deliberate piece with haunting background vocals (or simulated voices) and carries with it a great, dark quality.  It puts me in mind of Mike Oldfield or other “new age” artists I gravitated to in my past.

It’s probably not something you’ll put in your commuting playlist on your iPod but it certainly works for gaming.  It’s background enough not to take over but pervasive enough to insert itself firmly in to your game.

My only hesitation with recommending this is the price.  When you can get 5 minute songs just about anywhere online for $0.99 or $1.29, the current price of $2.99 seems just a bit high. 4 out of 5 stars.

[tags]rpg, role playing games, mood music, mp3[/tags]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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  1. […] It’s not often that I get to review audio products for this site, with the possible exception of my post on Alice in Chains.  I have reviewed one other Sonic Legends product, the City of Dark Elves. […]

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