Just like there are two sides to every coin, there are two distinct flavors of sci-fi video games. On episode 6 of The VGMbassy, Emily joined Ed as he shared music from some of his favorite music from dark sci-fi games. Now it’s Emily’s turn! The light side of sci-fi is the name of the game this time around, as Emily shares some incredible music from her favorite titles. There’s a lot of talk about just what exactly defines the “light” and “dark” sides of this genre. Do you agree? What are some examples of light sci-fi that you enjoy? Let us know in the comments! In the meantime, strap yourself into your shiny beveled spaceship for an adventure through space and time!
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1 – “Uncharted Worlds” from Mass Effect (XBox 360, PC, PS3, 2007) Composed by Jack Wall, Sam Hulick, Richard Jacques, and David Kates
2 – “Red Zone” from Star Cruiser (Sharp X1, 1988) Composed by Toshiya Yamanaka and Osamu Nagano
3 – “Ancient Ruin” from Star Ocean (SNES, 1996) Composed by Motoi Sakuraba
4 – “Science Center (aka Organic Walls)” from Journeyman Project Turbo! PC, Mac, 1994) Composed by Geno Andrews
5 – “Bumper Car Race” from Cosmic Spacehead (AKA Linus Spacehead’s Cosmic Crusade) (Amiga, 1993) Composed by Matthew Simmonds and Ashley Hogg
6 – Squad Loadout” from XCOM 2 (Linux, Macintosh, PS4, Windows, XBox One, 2016), Composed by Tim Wynn
7 – “Base Attack” from Destination Earthstar (NES, 1990) Composed by Mark Van Hecke
8 – “Chapter 5” from Emit Vol. 1 – Toki no Maigo (Saturn, 1995) Composed by Tetsuya Komuro and Yoshiyuki Ito
9 – “Last Stand” from FTL: Faster Than Light (Browser, iPad, Linux, Mac, PC, 2012) Composed by Ben Prunty
10 – “Supermoon” from No Man’s Sky (PS4, PC, XB1, 2016) Composed by 65daysofstatic (Paul Wolinski, Joe Shrewsbury, Rob Jones and Simon Wright)
11 – “New Romulus” from Star Trek Online: Legacy of Romulus (Mac, PC, PS4, XB1, 2010) Composed by Kevin Manthei