Welcome to Let’s Listen, a multi-faceted analysis of the music of video games and what they mean to us! In this installment, we cover thousands of years of human civilization in one of the most critically-praised real time strategies on the PC. Using the diplomacy and history Civilization, the economics of Farmville, and the rock-paper-scissors strategy of Command & Conquer, the timeless Rise of Nations. As you can guess, this gives composer Duane Decker a large selection of styles and instrumentation to choose from while employing contemporary musical ideas. Check out Part 1!