Within the small but passionate video game music community, there's a common gripe that goes around regarding studios' haphazard methods of distributing and selling original soundtracks. My general thought is that it's not that hard to just make a soundtrack a digital purchase through Amazon, iTunes, etc. for those who are interested in purchasing it, but more often than not, one has to look high and low to figure out how to get the desired music.
What's even worse is when a soundtrack is released in different editions by region. Take today's subject, TERA
, as an example. TERA's
OST was at least released, but in two different editions: the limited 26-track edition given to Europe and Japan and the expansive 50-track edition that debuted in the US. It's just silly to do this sort of thing, but we see it all the time (and don't get me started on the way-too-expensive
Japanese import of Final Fantasy XIV's
Anyway, I have a burr in my saddle about this today because TERA
is a tremendous soundtrack. It's rich, evocative, and just plain catchy in parts. If you've listened to only part of this score composed by Inon Zur
and Rod Abernethy
, then you owe it to yourself to scrounge up the full deal. Here are my favorites!