assignment 3 option 2 game sound critique

CMPM 151 Assignment 3 (Option 2): Game Sound Critique

Due Date: 5/12/2019 @ 11:59 pm PST.

Produce a critical write-up of the sound/music in a game of choice.

The document must meet the following requirements:

  • Pages must be formatted with 1-inch margins, 12-point font (Aerial or Times New Roman), and double-spaced.
  • The document must be in paragraph form with a length between 750 and 1000 words.

  • Describe the context of the audio in the game:
    • What is the genre of the game and what is its purpose?
    • What is the role of the audio in the game?
    • Describe how and why the music/audio enhances or detracts from gameplay.
    • NOTE: Mere play-by-play description is NOT enough!!! Do no simply describe WHAT the audio is doing; describe WHY it is doing it.
  • Include commentary related to the following concepts:
    • Diagetic vs. Non-Diagetic
    • Immersion
  • Include commentary that utilizes (some or all of) the following vocabulary:
    • Tempo
    • Meter
    • Form
    • Dynamics
    • Frequency (pitch or register)
    • Melody
    • Harmony
    • Mix
    • Form
    • Signal Processing Effects (i.e. reverb)
  • Include a link to the game being critiqued (e.g. YouTube gameplay).
  • Where appropriate, include clear references to points in the game discussed. [e.g. The tempo and style of the music suddenly change when Mario gets star power (“MarioGameLink” @ 2’12’’)]

Submission guidelines:

  • The document must be submitted in .pdf format.

Grading criteria:

  • 90% the document exhibits the criteria listed above.
  • 10% clear and effective writing.

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