Axiom Verge 2 Soundtrack: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Which on the Nate Dickson scale is literally stellar. (get it? Stars? Stellar? Okay I'll stop).
Axiom Verge and its sequel are apparently one of a new crop of single person games, where one person did all the code, art, music, design, etc. Cave Story led this charge decades ago, and Stardew Valley is another fine example, where each piece is so incredible it's hard to believe it was all one person. My kids play songs from the Stardew Valley soundtrack as their piano practice. We use the Stardew Valley OST as lullaby music.
Axiom Verge 2 OST is unlikely to be a lullaby anytime soon, but it's excellent. Futuristic, moody, with themes from many different musical traditions, but a strong flavor of India running throughout, which makes sense given the protagonist's heritage.
The soundtrack is on sale on Bandcamp, which is itself almost reason enough to pick it up, even if you don't like metroidvania games and will never play the game. But you should play the game.
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