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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Kerreth » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:58 pm

I just finished Mark of the Ninja
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Bear » Sat May 04, 2013 4:34 pm

I wrote a response to you earlier Ryozo, but my computer crashed and I wasn't in the mood to retype it until now lol

Pie and I have talked about this very fact a number of times, actually. We listen to game music all the time and it enters into our discussions relatively often. I think Pie had a really good idea as to why more modern game music can be less memorable; a lot of it boils down to how older games, due to technological limitations, had to stick with a strong melody using few instruments to carry the tone of the piece. That melody would often be replayed as a baseline with other instruments added in to flesh it out. With a strong melody, you can more easily associate it to a scene and retain it, allowing everything to work in harmony as a cohesive whole.

I have to say I really agree with her take on it. So many times, you may have really nicely done orchestrated pieces, but there isn't anything very catchy to sort of "latch on to". In fact, some compositions seem so over done, or overly relying on ambiance, that they can be unforgettable at best or garbled messes at worst.

Anyways, we started listening to FFCC: Echoes of Time today. Pretty nice stuff!
Life in the Village
Boss TYPE-A
Ice Mountain

Actually, you should just check out the whole playlist 'cause Kumi Tanioka is seriously talented.
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Adol The Red » Sun May 05, 2013 12:04 am

Bear wrote:That melody would often be replayed as a baseline with other instruments added in to flesh it out.


I love when they do this, old or new. A little more rare nowadays, but some of my favorite Ar Tonelico songs also do that. I also love when they play a more simplified version in the background of a unique section of the song. Keeps it glued together.

I think for me it goes hand in hand with the game. I also think some of it depends on when you got into gaming. I didn't play much when I was a kid, so my first serious gaming was done on the ps1. A lot of my favorite soundtracks are from that era, with a few more from the ps2, and probably only a few from the current gen. I do have favs from the NES and SNES (and I absolutely love the 8-bit rendition of the Secret of Mana Boss song that Roll posted here). And I love how a lot of songs are used. The scene in FFV when Xdeath (exodus!?!?) finally gets released from his prison is awesome, and the song strikes it home. Of course, all of FFV's music is awesome. My favorite mountain song from FF, also. So many good soundtracks on the SNES.

I think the feelings I get from music in general, and especially video game music, is a little different than most because I use them for inspiration when I'm writing. A lot of times a song loses some of it's meaning from a game for me, and relates more to my stories. Some songs I can't listen to without thinking of a certain story or scene it's tied to, and sometimes I even have to skip a song if I'm working on one story and don't want to get distracted by another. I use a ton of video game music from a host of eras for this.
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Tehwilburforce » Sat May 25, 2013 5:24 pm

Was playing some Persona today, so here ya go!

P3FES- Persona 3 FES
Burn My Dread- Persona 3

Also, have some Mega Man, because that's always enjoyable. My two faves in Mega Man 2 so far are Wood Man and Flash Man. Wood man sounds very much like someone singing, so it's very enjoyable. Flash Man is just very snappy and jazzy, so it makes me wanna dance. Actually, all of the robot masters' stage music has made me want to do that so far, but Flash Man was probably my favorite.

Wood Man- Mega Man 2
Flash Man- Mega Man 2
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Mistaque » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:34 pm

Xenoblade Chronicles - Unfinished Battle

Xenoblade Chronicles - Reminiscence

Xenoblade Chronicles - Riki the Legendary Hero

Xenoblade Chronicles - Central Factory

..guh, make that pretty much everything from Xenoblade Chronicles

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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Never Let Up!

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Size Up Your Enemy

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Bowser's Theme

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - Dream's Forbidden Depths

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team - The Final Antasma Battle
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Tehwilburforce » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:30 pm

So... How many of you noobs have been playing X or Y? I have and the music is amazing. Check it out!!!

Gym Leader Battle (So badass)
Kalos Route 8
Cyllage City (Quite funky)
Bike Theme (It sounds like one of my Japanese animes!!!)
Team Flare Grunt Battle
Prof. Sycamore's Theme
Pokemon Center (Very nice rendition of one of the most familiar songs in Pokemon)
Boutique(Sounds a lot like something from the Persona series)
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby GOTL » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:28 pm

hmmmm....
The complete OST album of "The Saboteur".
Superbrothers: Swords and Sorcery EP: The Ballads of Space Babies OST is pretty nice
League of Legends' several login theme or MV.
Everything RO related.
Deus Ex Human Revolution's OST.
BF 1942 - BFBC2 theme. I'm giving my double middle fingers at BF3 and BF4. STOP WITH ALL THE FARTING SOUND!

That is what on my mind right now, even though I have 1TB of only OST music alone... /hmm
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Librari » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:52 am

It goes without saying that I like Touhou music (mostly electronic arranges of the original themes, that's what I'm listening to right at this moment), but special mention goes out to games that have music like from Final Fantasy - Crystal Chronicles. And sometimes when the latest hip hop comes on the radio, before I change the station to something else I notice that the simple, catchy background tune behind their 'singing' sounds a lot like Metroid Prime music. I like Metroid Prime music.

And since it's more recent, I must say that I really like Starbound's main menu theme, and most of the peaceful planetary exploration music. I just wish it didn't get interrupted every 15 seconds by combat music caused by KILLER SPACE BATS WITH LASER BREATH.
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Let's see, what other games had really good music... Xenosaga is nice. Oh, must not forget Chrono Trigger. Between Time Circuits and the themes for Schala and Belthasar, not to mention that epic Lavos theme...
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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Kerreth » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:39 am

I haven't bought Shovel Knight yet, but I WANT TO SO BADLY.

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Re: The Awesome Game Music Thread!

Postby Fixxxer 117 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:36 pm

Mate, you gotta get shovel knight it's amazing. So much fun.
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