Artist: "Masafumi Takada"
Album: "GOD TRACKS!"
Genre: Video Game
Label: Capcom

Reviewer: Dr. Boogie
Posted: 5/7/2008

Review: The PS2 game God Hand never really got a fair shake from the media, apart from a series of short articles about games no one is playing, but should. That’s a real shame, but what’s even more of a shame is that this means that hardly anyone got to hear the game’s rockin’ soundtrack.

In terms of theme, the music is all over the place. A lot of the tracks are rock-based, but you’ll find several techno songs, along with a little rave music and just a bit of funk as well. Most surprising, though, is that producer Masafumi Takada made one of the tracks, “Gene’s Rock-A-Bye”, sound more than a little like the theme song from Hawaii Five-0. It seems like a bizarre idea, but it really does work, especially given the game’s emphasis on parody.

The one downside of GOD TRACKS! is that doesn’t actually contain all the songs from the game. A bunch of other songs from the game can only be freely heard if you decide to go through the game and overcome a series of very tricky challenges. Don’t get me wrong; it’s great music. But the game itself: brutal.

Overall rating: WholeWholeWholeWholeHalf
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)

Reader Comments

May 7th, 2008, 03:27 PM
God Hand deserved better.
Funky Dynamite
May 7th, 2008, 04:10 PM
Better what? Music? Rating? Graphics? What the hell are you talking about?
May 7th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Tastes and opinions differ on that, I thought it was an okay game, but the music was kickass.
May 12th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Gene's Rock-a-Bye is the best song. That and the main theme/end theme/whatever.

This game was really fun. Many people say the game is "broken" but understand by broken they mean it takes longer than five minute to learn how to play, which is way longer than their attention span allows for.
May 19th, 2008, 07:48 AM
The game was aggravatingly hard at times, but still a fun game. The samurai master boss was a particular pain in the ass that I think I could only manage to repeatedly play because I loved his battle music.