From where I’m sitting, there seems to be a popular conception (at least within the MMO community) that RIFT’s score was a letdown. As a player of the game, I actually shared that view for quite some time, as none of the music really popped out at me while I was playing.
That all changed, however, when I sat down to listen to the full soundtrack. While it’s not uniformly excellent (there are a lot of forgettable songs), several tunes arrested my attention and made me look at the score in a new light. So as we examine the soundtrack this week, I just ask that any of you out there who shared my previous outlook on the score give it another try. Keep an open mind, is all I’m asking.
RIFT was composed by industry veteran Inon Zur (check out our interview with him from a couple of months ago). The score was originally released with the collector’s edition, although it’s recently become available in iTunes and Amazon.