Kingdom Under Fire 2 Picks Jarring Music For Its Trailer
Putting together game trailers is an art: editors have to make a game look epic and the music underlying whatever visuals you show should foster that epicness. Somebody at the Kingdom Under Fire 2 studio goofed.
The below "Epic Raid Teaser," (as provided by the venerable Steparu) starts out fine enough, with a mystical guitar and ominous wind rush, setting up what I thought would be a fantastical orchestra or some heavy ensemble ushering in the chaos of too-many-NPCs-on-one screen combat. Instead, someone smashes a snare and Indie rock music blares.
"Whooaahh.... Whooaahh..." who picked this soundtrack? "Do ya FEEL it!... Do ya FEEL ALIVE?" Well, I guess the game's alive, since it is being published in Russia by Innova Systems.
It came across as silly and jarring to me. Out of place for what I was seeing on screen, even though the "WHOAHs" were timed pretty well for the transitions. But maybe my ear sucks. I would've been fine if Kingdom Under Fire 2 used "Juicy" instead—shows my bias.
What do you think of the music choice in the trailer below? Am I overreacting or am I on to something?