Choicest VGM - VGM #339 - Master of Orion II - The Charismatic Humans

Screenshot of the Human Ambassador from Master of Orion II

Music by Laura Barratt

This track plays whenever you're talking to the Humans in Master of Orion II, a race of beings that hail from the third rock from the Sun and... well I'm sure I don't need to explain any more about our origins as a race:). Humans in the Master of Orion series are portrayed as a race of shrewd diplomats and traders so they're the ideal race to play if you're going for a diplomatic victory, thanks to their "charismatic" trait. They are also the only empire in the game to have a democratic form of government which gives bonuses to revenue and research although spying isn't as effective under a democracy (thanks to an emphasis on personal freedoms) and you're prohibited from annihilating captured aliens.

The theme for the Humans was a favourite for quite some time since we somehow get this cool techno track which the other races cannot have. However, since I always tended to play as the Humans in MOO 2 games, I actually didn't get to hear much of the theme in most of my playthroughs. I also like how they have a bald guy as the leader - I guess Jean-Luc Picard from TNG had quite an impact on 90s sci-fi, showing you don't need hair to be an awesome leader :).