Review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game Soundtrack
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.
This is cool! First?
Cool beans! :D
I cant wait to get this game for my Wii. lately i think these hasnt been any game that i want so its been pretty boring playing the same games.
I’m so excited for this game!
i hate video games, and have actually never played a harry potter video game before, but i really really would like to try this one!
I can’t wait for the game!
hmmm..sounds interesting :)
i wanna hear it now
I enjoy the HP games and i wish they would bring out a wand control that has buttons that makes it work as having a Wii control makes it difficult to do some of the moves.
This whole story SCREAMS post-modernity!!!
Woot! I can’t wait for this game! Really!
I Can’t WAIT to get the game!! :D :D I have a Wii and LOVE playing harry potter on it! :D I may even buy this as I have some money on my Itunes! :)
i haven’t gotten any of the other games… maybe i will get this one…
I’m so looking forward to playing this game on my Wii – I had trouble with some of the wand movements for the spells in OotP too, HPGROSS44, but I’m hoping they improved the wand controls for HBP. It sounds like I need to listen to the score while I’m waiting, though – I hope they’ve got it on iTunes!