Video Game Music

Discussion in 'Music and Recordings' started by TwoEars, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Erikdayo

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    Oh man, so many favourites on here! Lunar was one of the games that turned me on to JRPGs in the early noughties when I first got a PSX.

    Sacrilege: Might have enjoyed Eternal Blue more than I did Silver Star Story, though the "Magic EMPOROR Ghaleon" outtake will always be a favourite meme.
     
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    This one always makes me smile.



    Hate Plus isn't as good as the original, Analogue: A Hate Story, but I think those are some impossible shoes to fill...
     
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    I'm curious, is anyone is a fan of like 90s arcade/video game FM soundtracks? I don't play that much video games anymore, but I still listen to a lot of the soundtracks from back in the 90s. Here's one from Elevator Action Returns (too bad Sega Saturn Port is now overpriced, well there's always MAME): https://vgmdb.net/album/1254

    Some of my favorite soundtracks were actually on the Neo-Geo. I'll tell you what, before SNK originally went bankrupt, their music team and their development team were just godly on what they did. Some of the older KOF games (94 and 95) didn't age too well, but the SNK music team did a great job with the score. Highly recommend them. I also enjoy the soundtracks from the shooting games on the Neo-Geo (Last Resort, Nam-1975, Pulstar, etc.). Maybe I'm being a little crazy about it, but there was just something special to me about those older video game soundtracks. Sorry to link you @neogeosnk , but I think you might know what I'm talking about, or maybe have an agreement with me on this subject.
     
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    I don't think I have any original soundtracks from the FM synth or MOD file days but I do have plenty of remixes that include the original samples or synths.
     
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    Highly recommend this game and the soundtrack is lovely; just listen to Clockwise Operetta at 9:07, Glasshouse With Butterfly at 33:28 or By The Wall at 59:27.

     
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    Any paper mario TTYD fans?

     
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    No mention of Ori and the Blind Forest? :eek:



    Special mention to tracks #1, 2, 8, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 32.
     
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    Mentioned before, but not in its full form: the first video game soundtrack to be nominated for a Grammy, probably half the reason Journey was a history-making game:
    https://austinwintory.bandcamp.com/album/journey

    It's gorgeous all on its own, but for the really-honestly-full-experience one should also play or at least watch a full playthrough of the game itself, from the start menu to the very end of the credits sequence. In fact, the original experience may even be out of reach these days for lack of strangers to randomly meet along the way. You can still see that happening in some of the surviving YouTube videos of it though:


    P.S.: they say 3 out of the 25 (closed-beta?) playtesters cried at the end.
     
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    Here are some of my favorites not mentioned yet:

    The Life is Strange OST made the game IMO as each track matches each scene almost perfectly. This is probably my favorite OST of all time (granted I don't play all that many games to know that many OST):


    Stand by Me covered by Florence and the Machine for Final Fantasy XV (I haven't played any of the FF games though):


    You Belong to Me covered by Courtnee Draper for Bioshock


    Max Payne Theme, specifically with Cello:
     
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    Also, the best medieval war game music ever made, which they should've kept around as an option in all later titles in the series:
     
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    Love the Tetris Effect trailer (skip to 1:27 for music):

     
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    Resurrecting this thread to share one of my faves, Michael Land's music for the LucasArts game The Dig:



    Love the dreamy yet epic feel, like a cross between Wagner and Vangelis.
     
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    Let's resurrect this thread! I know lots of us are still enjoying this genre. :punk:

    Here are two of my favorites from the Xenoblade series of games. I'd guess their "proper" genre would be classified somewhere around non-vocal symphonic/power metal...Enjoy!

    Xenoblade Chronicles OST - You Will Know Our Names


    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 OST - You Will Recall Our Names
     
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    I heard of this game around the time of its release but wasn't looking for "another walking sim" so mentally gave it a pass. Heard that its soundtrack was well-regarded so decided to put it on for a spell... yeah no I want to play this now.
     
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    If it's already been mentioned, sorry for the repeat, but didn't see it when i scrolled through.

    The original Quake was pretty groundbreaking imo. Maybe because it was one of the first games I remember buying that already came on a CD and was done by Trent Reznor.



    Followed by Quake 2 from Sonic Mayhem was solid as well as I recall. Havent listened to either in ages, but will now.

     
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    Reminding myself that I'm old AF because I still get this ancient Amiga game theme stuck in my head sometimes.

     
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