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Mass Effect Month, Day 27: What is your favorite soundtrack from the Mass Effect series?
Yay! More music from games! I swear I won’t just say “all of them” and leave. Even though it’s so hard to pick just one! So… let’s go for one from each game.
From Mass Effect, I really actually like the opening theme (“Vigil”). There is something very ethereal about it, and even from the opening sustained note it sounded like something from the science fiction genre. It would be right at home in a series like Star Trek, and it easily pays homage while being original at the same time.
Credit to SoundtrackPassion92
I think also because it’s the first thing one hears when playing the game, it also holds quite a bit of nostalgic power, which is probably why it was included at the very end of Shepard’s goodbye when sending off the Andromeda Initiative. I mean, they literally play the first note of “Vigil” and that’s it, but it’s so beautifully done. Anyway…
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From Mass Effect 2, I actually really liked the Overlord DLC music, particularly “David’s Theme,” even though it was incredibly sad. It captured the essence of the entire story, as well as the plight of poor David…
Credit to Xellith
And finally, in Mass Effect 3, while I really do love the title screen theme, I really love “An End, Once and For All.” It not only hearkens back to the “Vigil” theme of the first game, it builds on it with the somber heaviness of the end of Shepard’s era, while also including a theme played in the higher register of the piano, lonely yet hopeful. I really love it.
Credit to MassEffect3OST
What about you? What’s your favorite track from the Mass Effect series? Do you have one? Let me know in the comments!
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