It was a SPLENDID evening! It started with a medley of old "micro genius" games like Tetris, Mario, Pacman, Donkey Kong and Pong. It really does reminds me of the good old days.
Other songs played that evening were games from Megaman X, Sonic the Hedgehog, God of War, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Medal of Honor, Final Fantasy X, Advent Rising, Legend of Zelda... and they kept the best for last, songs from Castlevania, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross was awesome!
Performing the music from Chrono Cross
Tommy Tallarico, the founder of Video Games Live come up with the idea and the first concert was held in 2002. After 8 years, this is their first ever show in Malaysia! Tommy joked "Sorry that we're 8 years late! It took us us 30 hours to get here, so feel the love!" haha. The concert was conducted by Jack Wall, which is also the co-Creator and Executive Producer.
I saw the ad from the big screen near the Getah Asli Building, Jalan Ampang. Firstly, I taught its just a video games convention where gamers meet and show off their skills. Not until I googled it then I realize, this is a MUST WATCH not-to-be-miss event! For those who still don't know, VIDEO GAMES LIVE is an Orchestra Concert playing songs, soundtracks from video games, old and new.
The view inside the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre
The cheapest ticket was RM83 (RM71, student price), I just don't care. The luckiest person to go with me was my little sister who enjoyed the show very much.
On that evening also, a Malaysian Guitar Hero Champion played a song from Van Halen titled JUMP in front of the audience with Tallarico play along with his electric guitar. That kid played the expert mode and the hell he impress all of us. I really wish there's a video that i could show how awesome it was. Also, there's a 43 year old dude chosen from the audience to play SPACE INVADERS on stage interactively.
We also have a small video chat via Skype with the Father of Video Games, Ralph Baer. He's 88 years old!
One happy customer, haha!
I did bought some merchandises such as the T-Shirt and an LED necklace which is cool!
I really hope that they will come again next year and I want you guys to join me. You won't regret it!