On the twelfth of July, I harped about Snowblind’s LotR: War in the North music for the Prancing Pony being a ripoff of the music from the Halo 3: ODST trailer. This morning I was talking to a friend and it turns out that the particular piece of music featured in both games is actually a song unto itself called “The Light of Aidan.”
The piece in question is originally Welsh and a part of it was translated into Hungarian for the Halo trailer. This is actually not the first time Halo’s marketing has used old works of music in their trailers, by the way (Chopin’s Raindrop is featured in this one).
I realize the error of my ways, and I wanted to apologize for the misinformation a few days ago and the harping of that particular song. It’s always great when games incorporate music, or anything else like this as it makes for great exposure and can be a excellent source of tangential learning. In a way, a Welsh song like this fits appropriately into the Middle-earth setting… I don’t know about the Prancing Pony, but definitely the world overall.
On the whole though, I still stand by my argument that WitN lacks distinctive melodies–I do not think this one song disproves that assertion.