Music in Video Games

In the world of video games, there are many elements to a game that make a video game a success or a failure. The two types of elements that make up a video game are technical elements and aesthetic elements. Technical elements include things like well-made gameplay, the usage of the engine that the game runs on, and the removal of bugs and glitches that can cause the game to behave in ways that can break the flow of gameplay. The aesthetic elements of a video game include things like the game’s graphics, the art style, the plot of an individual game or game series.

Of the elements that make up the average video game, the element that in my opinion is the best would have to be a game’s music. Even though video games can differ wildly from each other in terms of gameplay and visual aesthetics, music remains an ever present aspect of video games. The role in music in video games is so powerful and effective that even a game that people would consider to be bad for any number of reasons can be somewhat redeemed if the music is high quality and has a surprisingly large following.

Box art for the North American version of Persona 3
Persona 3 for the PlayStation 2 is one of countless video games praised for its music