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Review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Soundtrack

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Posted by: sue
April 09, 2009, 01:11 PM

Thanks to music4games.net for letting us know about their review for the video game soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The music as reported several times previously was released last month, however the HBP video game from EA  will not be out until July of this year. The sound track however, is already out and the review of the score by James Hannigan, concludes on a very positive note:

Fans of Williams’ music for Harry Potter will thoroughly enjoy the musical world Hannigan has explored.  Sequences like that for “Slytherin Combat” would work equally well in big orchestral moments even in the Star Wars universe—distant musical stylistic sounds from the same composer.  While the shadow of Williams’ music is cast over the music here, this is very much Hannigan’s own music.  He is able to create plenty of interesting thematic threads (a great one for Slughorn) that run through the score without having to reiterate those created in the films.  This allows the music to be a self-contained valid symphonic spectacle on its own with plenty of dash and polish to engage players and listeners alike.  In short, this new video game score is perhaps one of the more delightful collections of music for this classic literary character.

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20 Comments

Ravenclawd_normal_thumb
993 Points

that sounds great. I WNAT THAT GAME NOW. accio game!!

Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on April 11, 2009, 08:30 AM report to moderator
Playermodel
346 Points

i love that the game industry has more and more composers and musicians writing music for the game.

instead of having 8-bit soundtracks people can have full orchestrated music. best game soundtrack would be Halo, Bioshock and of course guitar hero

Posted by jonfrog {ROAR} on April 11, 2009, 01:09 PM report to moderator
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95 Points

I am so buying this on itunes!! I can’t wait till’ it comes out on wiiii!!!

Posted by Happy_Orange on April 11, 2009, 07:55 PM report to moderator
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1055 Points

I can’t wait for this game!!!! :D

Posted by ashes2phoenix on April 11, 2009, 09:07 PM report to moderator
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8069 Points

Squee!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 14, 2009, 10:47 AM report to moderator
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