Classic Tracks - Tekken 2's Emotionless Passion (Theme of Kazuya)
- Posted July 16th, 2011 at 18:50 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 2 Comments
Music is a powerful medium. Capable of stirring up long-forgotten memories and evoking powerful emotion in the listener, music can reduce even the burliest of blokes into blubbering, crumpled heaps. And who says that us guys are afraid to show their sensitive side? Poppycock. Of course, video games are no exception to this rule, and as often is the case, a stellar soundtrack can greatly accentuate the on-screen antics, elevating even the most perfunctory scene to hard-hitting greatness.
In a continued celebration of some of gaming’s ear-pleasing aural accomplishments, PSU presents yet another instalment in our on-going Classic Tracks series. This time around, we crack our knuckles and get down to a pixelated punch-up to the tune of Tekken 2’s spine-tingling Emotionless Passion.
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Title: Emotionless Passion (Theme of Kazuya Mishima)
Soundtrack: Tekken 2 Official Soundtrack
Composer(s): The Namco Sound Team (Yoshie Arakawa, Nobuyoshi Sano, Hiroto Sasaki, Ayako Saso, Takayuki Aihara, Shinji Hosoe, Keiichi Okabe).
Tekken 2 easily stands among the best in the series to date in terms of music compositions, encompassing a myriad of themes from Michelle Chang’s euphoric “Nobody Catch Me” to the industrial grind of Jack 2’s “Man of Artificiality.” And as far as conjuring up an aural companion for Kazuya Mishima goes, you’d be hard pressed to find a more fitting tune than the utterly evil “Emotionless Passion.” After all, the apple didn’t exactly fall far from the tree with Mishima Jnr, whose dastardly doings are surpassed only by his ruthless father, Heihachi. Unlike the stoic Kazuya himself however, this piercing tune is anything but emotionless, as you’ll no doubt find out by giving it a listen below. Warning: PSU is not responsible for any nostalgia-induced side effects the listener may incur.
Keep your eyes and ears open for more Classic Tracks here at PSU in the coming weeks.
- 3:20pm EDT - July 16th, 2011
Hmmm...yeah this theme was ok but as a kid I got tired of it after getting beaten raw by Kazuya round after round. That guy was seriously way too hard in Tekken 2. Here's my list of the best tekken stage songs. Check these out:
Tekken 1: Night in Chicago (Lee's theme), King George's Island (Wang's theme)
Tekken 2: Silent Assassin (Nina's arcade theme), Almost Frozen (Anna's theme)
Tekken 3: Brazilian Heat (Eddy's arcade theme), Paul's arcade theme, Forest Law's theme
Tekken 4: Kitsch (Beach theme), Touch and Go (Airport theme)
Tekken 5: Estrada da Estrela (Waterfall stage from Dark Ressurection), Polar Paradise (Penguin stage)
Tekken 6: Nothing...
These songs pretty much made my childhood (Well from Tekkens 1-4 at least). Don't know why they aren't able to make them like that anymore. Namco Bandai sucks.
- 6:10pm EDT - July 16th, 2011
Yes!! I loved this song
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