Video Games Live: Level 2 [Blu-Ray + DVD Combo]
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Video Games Live bridges a gap for entertainment by exposing new generations of music lovers and fans to the symphonic orchestral experience while also providing a completely new and unique experience for families and/or non-gamers. It's the power & emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement and energy of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game all completely synchronized to amazing cutting edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments with the audience.
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The music that is here is excellent and well worth the purchase. As for the missing Final Fantasy songs I blame Squaresoft because it turns out that they weren't allowed to include such music on this DVD. However there was a sticker on the front of the DVD (on the outside of the cellophane) which claimed that there was music from Final Fantasy on it. Obviously they had planned on including such music and probably had to pull it some time in the production process. The sticker must have been an oversight.
If you aren't specifically looking for Final Fantasy music then go ahead and purchase this, it's great music and a lot of fun.
Interviews between songs should have been dropped, or there should have been the option to watch the entire concert from start to finish without interruptions. Yea, even a minute or so of the intermission.
The Advent Rising transfer is horrible. No other game looks that bad, and the camera recording the screen looks fine, but direct transfer footage is just awful.
Lastly, it's in 1080i, not p. Not a huge deal, but something to note.
All that said, I'd still pick up the package, particularly for the price it's being offered at. The music is wonderfully performed, and if you're a fan of video games (which, if you're looking at this, you probably are), it's worth a purchase.
However if you were unable to make the concerts, Shout Factory was kind enough to grace us with this BD/DVD combo for your home viewing experience.
I am one for the full home theater immersion of a live concert with no interruptions (except to what is actually happening at the concert) but I am not too fond with the side commentary before each presentation. They should of had an option to watch the concert without commentary. Not experience ruining for most but that is just me, it feels a bit disjointed.
Despite what the box labels (1080p) this concert is encoded in 1080i. Surprisingly though, this is a very clean transfer that would rank next to other great Live Concerts such as Rush, NIN, Incubus, Within Temptation, etc. Though sometimes it does look a bit soft in some shots, that is to be expected in a low lighted environment. But definitely for the most part it is an eye pleasing and crisp picture.
If you are expecting an aural experience as with most great live concert BDs, VG LIVE somewhat fails in this department. For the most part it trumps the clarity and projection found in standard DTS counterpart.Read more ›
Aside from the amazing music they did, they also showcased the Video Game Pianist and also had Ralph Baer on stage for a moment which was pretty cool. If you like good music or good video games, this is definitely for you. As someone who grew up loving both, this was perfect for me!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This recording was a little Better than the concert I recently attended. A minor difference in the program and I would go once more given the opportunity.Published 19 months ago by Larry C Strong
Unfortunately the region code made some issues playing with Playstation console. So I had to play it on DVD drive on my PC which has no region locks. Love it otherwisePublished 19 months ago by Jani Pitkänen
product bought by mistake. Amazon's store is very easy to buy unintentionally, there are no confirmations like, sure you want to buy this product?Published 22 months ago by Celio
I wish I could get it on CD so I could play it for my class without tying up the computer with the visual part of it.Published on April 3, 2014 by raygor-yanez
but, as others have said, the interviews should have been saved for special features or end credits. Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by CapnCaveman
If you are into video games or symphonies you will enjoy watching this video. If you get a chance to see it in person do it.Published on March 25, 2014 by Chris Schweiger
I watched this with the understanding that they would play final fantasy music, as that is what I had read as a track listing for this. Hour plus lost, get the credits right. Read morePublished on March 4, 2014 by Lagertha88
I really enjoyed this performance. Everyone song that is played gives you the sense of how epic video games have become. Read morePublished on February 4, 2014 by Michael Janosky