PSA: The Excellent Fez Soundtrack Is Available NOW!
Last week, in my review of Fez, I spent considerable time discussing the incredible soundtrack. Rather than repeat myself, here’s what I said:
It isn’t just as a soundtrack, but as music for its own sake, that the score shines. Often with brilliant game (or film) scores, one needs to have experienced a critical moment associated with that music in order to get why it’s so powerful. This is why Academy Voters must watch film scenes that use the Best Original Song nominees in order to vote for them. Even something as powerful as the Uncharted main theme must really be experienced in play – otherwise it just kind of sounds like Jerry Goldsmith meets John Williams. The Fez soundtrack manages the difficult trick of perfectly fitting the game for which it was composed, but being fully enjoyable by itself.
And a week later I still feel this strongly about it. Obviously, you need to visit XBLA and purchase the wonderful game if you haven’t, but as of today, the soundtrack is available for download. And it’s cheap, only $7.00 which is a steal considering how great it is. Get it now. Seriously.
Here’s a taste of how brilliant it is:
EDIT: Never mind, embed code doesn’t work. Click the link above to listen.