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Published by Ronnie 16 years ago , last updated 4 years ago
Electronic Arts released the soundtracks of all Medal of Honor games and they are available for download on [url="http://www.itunes.com"]iTunes[/url]. Music is as important to video games as it is to movies, perhaps even more so. More than just setting a mood, video game music can help tell the story as well as prepare the player for what’s about to happen next. When writing the music for a highly acclaimed WWII first person shooter franchise such as Medal of Honor a soundtrack needs to be created that brings the player into the action and immerses him in the environment--no small task for a franchise that covers as much terrain as Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor series has seen a number of highly credited composers, for example Chris Lennertz who composed the soundtrack for the latest addition to the franchise, Medal of Honor™ European Assault. In addition to working on movie soundtracks, Lennertz has much experience composing music for video games, including the soundtrack for Medal of Honor™ Rising Sun, winner of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition. Medal of Honor European Assault, however, presented some new challenges. With a more personal storyline, the new game called for a more intimate soundtrack, one that could convey to the player a sense of the courage and sacrifice demanded of individual soldiers in World War II. For the Medal of Honor European Assault soundtrack specifically, the soundtrack had to serve was evincing more broadly the feel of WWII Europe. For this Lennertz turned to the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. Lennertz and the Medal of Honor sound team worked with the Oscar®-winning orchestra plus a full choir for one week at the AIR Lyndhurst studio in London to achieve a sound reminiscent of the era and befitting the classically-influenced soundtrack.
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