Have a hard-to-buy-for gamer in your family? If they also appreciate music, I have a very unique gift idea for you. Shout! Factory recently released Video Games Live: Level 2 (Click HERE to see the Video Games Live products from Shout! Factory).
What is Video Games Live: Level 2? It is a concert that features music from some of the greatest video games performed by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, along with a 34-person chorus, several soloists, and even original vocalists from the games. Level 2 includes music from games such as: Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, Halo, Guitar Hero, and many, many more. The DVD also contains over 3 hours of bonus material including Composer and Game Designer interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Making of Video Games Live.
I know what a lot of you are probably thinking: bor-ring! Which is exactly what I thought, but I knew my husband and a few other people that would likely enjoy it. And I was right. My husband really enjoyed watching it, and has even had several other people watch it with him. When he finally brought it back home, I watched it with him, and I was actually impressed. It wasn't boring! With all of the special effects, it was very entertaining. The orchestra was great, but my favorite part was the solo artist (which includes a guy that plays the piano blindfolded). I know this seems like a crazy gift, but for a gamer (even a "still-plays-Sega Genesis" one like my husband) this could make a great, unique gift this year! It sells for around $20 which seemspretty reasonable if you ask me.
Check out the Video Games Live website HERE for the trailer and more information.
**I received a copy of Video Games Live: Level 2 in exchange for my review. No other compensation was given. See full disclaimer for more information.