Yesterday I was doing my normal everyday thing, when suddenly, I began playing the Mega Man Battle Network theme song in my mind. That song is one that I haven't heard in many years, and it led to me thinking as to how the music and sounds in a video game play an important role in creating memories, and forming strong ties with the player. Much so, that time can fly away, and the person will still remember the tunes of that one game. I thought of how I can't as easily remember a soundtrack from a game that I played in recent years, and wondered if that aspect of gaming is something that has been lost, or if it's a negative effect caused by my own nostalgia. I personally feel that it is something that indeed has been lost. I think that a lot of companies these days invest more on other aspects of a game, especially when introducing a new franchise, and create sounds that are pleasing, but not memorable. Not to say that there aren't games out there exploring this aspect of gaming. Banjo-Kazooie for example is well known for it's sounds, and from what I've seen on YouTube, Yooka-Laylee brought that back from the dead. Yet, I feel that this area is still generally ignored. Maybe because of the technological advancements that we've gone through, games these days purposely focus more on gameplay, story and arts, than sounds. Perhaps before they had to rely more on sounds in order to create an experience, due to limitations. What are your thoughts in regards to this topic?