Best Audio
Game soundtracks are often cruelly overlooked, but a title’s music and composition can often be the things that really makes or breaks a game’s atmosphere and tone. 2014 has been a pretty standout year when it comes to fabulous musical scores, especially in smaller games. However, a number of them really stood out to us, and difficult as it was to narrow down to just four, here are the games whose music really transported us to another world.
Joe Hisaishi and his troupe at the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra totally knocked it out with Ni No Kuni 2’s stellar soundtrack. Their work lifts the JRPG from top to bottom, encapsulating the Ghibli-esque whimsy upon which NNK2: Revenant Kingdom is built.