Sunday, December 2, 2012

VGM of the Week #57

Hey folks, my turn for VGM of the Week and by the time you read this, I will be in Disneyland! Yes, as you read this I am probably just now leaving the park, tired as all hell, feet throbbing, waiting for Carissa to finish shopping at the stores that conveniently stay open an hour after closing time on Main Street. It certainly is the happiest place on Earth!

And what better way to celebrate that than with a demented version of one of the happiest songs ever written?!

My choice for VGM of the Week this week had to be something Disney related and I chose to go with a Disneyland related song from the hit Wii game, Epic Mickey.

Epic Mickey might not have been everything I wanted it to be, in fact, far from it, it was plagued with camera issues, poor controls and way too many fetch quests but to give credit where credit is due, the atmosphere is amazing. The game sets up such a fascinating world and as a huge Disney buff, it's a joy to explore and see all the nods and references to both well-known and obscure Disney properties.

Now imagine my surprise when the very first boss of the game is a boss fight with a demonic version of the "it's a small world" clock tower from Disneyland. Man, that boss fight was awesome. Beyond being just a cool idea for a boss, it really is downright creepy. "it's a small world" is the happiest, most innocent ride ever conceived by human beings and this game just flipped it right on it's head. The music that plays during the boss fight, as seen above, just makes everything that much more terrifying because it's a twisted version of the "it's a small world" theme song. I absolutely love it but I can't help but feel like Walt would not approve.

Oh well, better than being stuck in "it's a small world" for 45 minutes...

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