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Hack the Planet [edit] $1.00
Publisher: Bailey Records
by Andrew B. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 09/25/2006 00:00:00
EDIT: I erroneously claimed in my first review that no demo was available for this track. I'm not sure how I missed it, but thank you to the publisher for correcting my mistake. I've corrected my error in this version of the review.

"Hack the Planet!" Hackers, 1998

A successful cyberpunk/sci-fi RPG game needs a few things. A cast of futuristic outsiders that live outside the law? Check. A gritty, urban spawl to serve as backdrop? Check. Plenty of guns, cyberware, and high-tech security systems? Check. Cool techno soundtrack? ...What, no soundtrack?

Bailey Records is here to add the music to your sci-fi gaming. Hack the Planet is a musical track in the tradition of soundtracks from movies such as the Matrix, Hackers, and certain video games. Its very good background music, and it fits the sci-fi genre well.

One of the things I liked best was the length of the song. At 5 minutes and 18 seconds, Hack the Planet is just long enough to be looped two or three times during the background of a particular scene or encounter during your game. At $1 for the download, Hack the Planet is an inexpensive starting place for those looking to get started with building a gaming soundtrack, or for those looking to add to an existing collection. The file is in MP3 format, making it very portable and playable for nearly anyone with a computer.

LIKED: I really like the sound of Hack the Planet. It sounds a bit like high quality video game music, which works great as RPG background music. If used for Shadowrun, Cyberpunk, d20 Modern, or another sci-fi genre game, I think that it would greatly add to the players' immersion in their characters' actions. While Hack the Planet is just a single track, it is a good start toward a full soundtrack.

DISLIKED: Hack the Planet is a nice length for a single track, but I would prefer to see products like this available as full album downloads, or at least grouped in a more logical way.

QUALITY: Excellent

VALUE: Satisfied


[4 of 5 Stars!]
Publisher Reply:
There is a full length demo of this song available. so I'm honestly not sure how much more of a "preview" customers would need to determine purchase.

And, this song is available on a full-length CD.
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