When I was knee-high to a grasshopper I remember watching Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and many others in what are called Musicals. I loved them, in fact I could probably still watch them now.
With the exception of 8 Mile, it seems that musicals have gone the way of other movie spectacles – that great cutting room floor in the sky! Poll Question 016 got me thinking if it would be possible to make a musical FPS game.
One presumes that the music would need to be the sort that most players of the game listen to. But that would be a very wide range of styles!
When I first started to write this post I was serious and it would be an interesting concept to pursue but I would also like to have some fun with it. Let’s imagine scenes within Half-Life 2 and suggest songs that would either be appropriate or funny for that situation.
You need to state the moment when the songs starts, who sings it (perhaps a duet?) and the song title. For example: “Alyx and Gordon in the lift, she starts to sing “Words get in the way by Gloria Estefan”. (OK, it’s not very funny but yours will be hilarious!)
Below are the chapter titles to help you.
- Chapter 1: Point Insertion
- Chapter 2: Red Letter Day
- Chapter 3: Route Kanal
- Chapter 4: Water Hazard
- Chapter 5: Black Mesa East
- Chapter 6: We Don’t Go To Ravenholm
- Ravenholm Part 2: Mines & Shorepoint
- Chapter 7: Highway 17
- Chapter 8: Sandtraps
- Chapter 9: Nova Prospekt
- Chapter 10: Entanglement
- Chapter 11: Anticitizen One
- Chapter 12: Follow Freeman
- Chapter 13: Our Benefactors
- Chapter 14: Dark Energy
I should really offer some suggestions since it’s my post but unfortunately I’m terrible at remembering song titles and words, unless I’m singing in the bath, in which case I should be on the stage, if you know what I mean!