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Have You Played... Endless Legend?

My go-to soundtrack for work, play, and travel

Late one crisp Christmas Eve, four years before I joined Rock Paper Shotgun, I was overjoyed to see that the team had elected Endless Legend as the best PC game of 2014. Back then I was in the middle of what would turn out to be a period of obsession that lasted about 230 hours of time in-game. I was in love with the landscapes, the storytelling, and the new ideas that Amplitude has injected into a formula that had barely changed since I was first introduced to it as a kid with Civilization II.

Endless Legend is a truly wonderful 4X strategy game set in a fantasy world that really works to earn that "vibrant" descriptor, but that's sadly where I have to end any talk about the game itself, so that I can spend the rest of this piece gushing about the music. It's been some time since I last played the game, but the soundtrack is something I listen to with frankly alarming frequency, whether I'm working, playing another game, or going for a run outside. Arnaud Roy, aka FlybyNo, has composed for every Amplitude game since the original Endless Space, and each soundtrack is so utterly sublime that I never tire of listening to any of them. But Endless Legend's soundtrack is the best of the bunch.

Even now, years after I last played the game, whenever I listen to the soundtrack I can still hear the sound of the harsh winter winds, the pitter-patter of tiny armies across tundra, the lovely ephemeral clicks and chimes of the UI. God damnit, you've got me wanting to play it again now. Music is a powerful thing.

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Ollie Toms

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Ollie is known round these parts for having the deepest voice in existence. Some say he used to be quite good at Rocket League. His favourite pastime is burying his face in the warm fur of his two cats.

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