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I wrote this song with a GM soundfont, and then threw
some better sounding instruments on it.
I hope you guys like it, its very catchy imo.
(Tbh i don't know what genre this is, since this is a new style for me)
I think this is more or less an ideal victory tune. It's simple and catchy, yet complex enough that it keeps building on the feeling of victory, changing and building up right to the end.
I wish I could be more helpful in this review, but I don't really feel there's anything to add to this. It's pretty complete, so lets look at what works.
It's simple enough to be catchy, yet no part of it really repeats so it never gets old or stale at any point in the melody; the ear is drawn in right to the end. Pretty crucial for a victory theme; the player is going to want to linger and not race through the end of battle screens.
It's punchy and engaging. The constantly shifting beats and crashes (which I personally think works extremely well here) pull the listener in.
Finally, the song builds constantly and steadily, before ending on a gentle note leaving the listener with a sense of completeness (and any player coming out from a tough battle with a definite sense of accomplishment).
Certainly this song wouldn't work in all games or situations, but no song is perfect for all situations and themes. This song seems like it could work very well in a game with a cyberpunk or modern theme, or possibly any era set in the industrial era; the theme has a definite note of class to it yet the synthetic beats give it a modern, punchy flavour. I can't really put my finger on more than that without rambling, but it seems to me that this theme would match a game with a pretty upbeat tone, probably with teenage or young adult protagonists, with a modern, futuristic or steampunk setting. That's what it makes me think of when I analyse it anyway. I hope that is helpful; I'm no musician so I can only go with my untrained ears.
Your review was actually very helpful. You thoroughly explained what worked and now I can apply it in future songs. It's ironic how you say you aren't a musician, yet you know so much about music.
Thanks for the very comprehensive review!
I love the melodies and instruments. The snare that comes in at :13 is really quirky and cool, too. It's very smooth-flowing and catchy. I thought you overused the crashes a bit after around 30 seconds in, though. Otherwise, it's very melodic, cute, and funky! I love it! ;D
I know, I have a habit of overusing crashes, I just get these urges to put them in. Thanks a lot
for the positive review!
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