Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Assassin's Creed II - Soundtrack

Progress Report 1

All side-missions completed in Florence, Tuscany and Forli completed. 
All feathers in Florence, Tuscany and Forli collected.
Story progress: About to start the first assassination mission.

The Soundtrack

The soundtrack of the game was composed by Jesper Kyd. While he's been composing video games for two decades now, it was in 2000 when he really made a name for himself. Kyd did the music for MDK 2, and more importantly, the first Hitman game. He would go on to compose the next three Hitman games (though he won't be working on Absolution). Other notable games include Borderlands, Unreal Tournament 3, a few songs for Forza Motorsport 4, and of course, the Assassin's Creed series. 

I can't speak for the first game as it's been a long time since I last played it, but I love the soundtrack to Assassin's Creed II, and each post I make from now on will have an accompanying video with either a song from the game or a remix. The best soundtracks are those that supplement the game, without getting in the way, but can be listened to by itself, and there are definitely a few songs on here that fit the bill. Here are a couple of (rather obvious) examples, and I'll post more when I come across them. 


Venice Rooftops

Simply divine. Alas, I'm not familiar with Kyd's other works, but that will be remedied later on in this project of mine. Probably by some bald fella with a silly tattoo on his head.

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