The many genres of music offer a route of expression for every possible emotion and message. Music genres are usually defined by the sound or emotions they convey. Punk is known for being gritty and angst-driven, and so it is defined by that image. This method of definition struggles to take shape in regards to the “video game music” (VGM) genre. It seems straightforward enough to define everything that appears in a video game as a member of this genre, but many problems arise with this approach.