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At 9/16/12 05:58 PM, tyler2513 wrote: Actually I think every single one of the games you mentioned have been linked or referred to already in this thread. An the majority of my posts have been about the 16-bit era but yes I agree with you about how epic that era's music really was. Especially RPG's like Secret Of Mana.
I saw the Super Castlevania IV game mentionned once and the Chrono Trigger game mentionned also once by Bahamut. Super Metroid was never mentionned, sadly. But I'm happy to see Earthbound also was.
Those are all the games that were mentionned in members first post :
Resident Evil 2
Ocarina of Time
A Link To The Past
Halo: Combat Evolved
Mass Effect 2
Knights Of The Old Republic
Modern Warfare 2
Ocarina Of Time (2)
Majora's Mask (3)
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy IX
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time
Final Fantasy X
Mass Effect 3
Guild Wars 2
Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP
Assassin's Creed II (4)
Sonic 3 (2)
Donkey Kong Country (2)
Metal Gear Solid
Chrono Trigger (3)
Super Mario RPG
Super Metroid (2)
Mega Man 3
Donkey Kong Country
Super Castlevania IV
Medal Of Honor 2010
Metroid Prime 3
Kingdom Hearts 2
Dynasty Warriors 4
Arkham City (2)
Super Monkey Ball 2
The World Ends With You
Sonic Adventure 2 (2)
Deus Ex (2)
Team Fortress 2
I see some Sega Genesis; some PC games from all era; some N64; some Play Station 1, 2 and 3. I also see some Xbox and Xbox 360. Real quick, I don't see much GameCube and NES. Or maybe I just don't know all these games.
But yes, I might have been quick to judge. Some recent games really do have amazing music, like KOTOR 1 and 2, Assassin's Creed 2, Fable and Halo, of course.
As for favorite composers, Robyn Miller is obvious as being the composer for the Myst soundtrack. The only other composer I know is Jesper Kyd, whose music I enjoy as well, particularly the soundtracks for Freedom Fighters and Assassin's Creed II.
Have you guys heard of Galbadia Hotel? I'm 99% certain that the downloads there are legal. It's a great place to get video game soundtracks.
I think I should totally mention these gems:
spreludenew (Prelude in C Minor) - Ib; Hauntingly melancholic music from a surreal game made in RPG Maker. Bone chilling and atmospheric.
Fermata in Mystic Air - Silent Hill 2; Doesn't need an introduction. In my restless dreams...
The Spirit King - Dark Cloud; My favorite track out of the whole game. It is incredibly atmospheric and almost meditative. You can find several extended mixes on youtube.
Conker the King (reprise) - Conker's Bad Fur Day; Man, what an ending. This track can be either moving, anti-climatic at best or both. Totally worth a listen.
I'm glad that someone mentioned Giygas's theme here, because it completely deserved to be listened (either if you were trying to sleep or not). Enjoy!
In light of Kirby's recent 20th Anniversary, i'll be listing 5 of my favorite Kirby songs! (That I havent already said)
So here we go:
Masked King Dedede theme -- Kirby Super Star Ultra
It takes the original King Dedede theme and makes it more quick paced and such and upbeat. Great fight song. Speaking of which....
King Dedede theme -- SSBB remix
The original King Dedede theme is great as well, a very good listen.
Galacta Knight theme -- Kirby Return to Dreamland version
An awesome metal song(or at least metal-ish). Perfect for the guy, and one heck of a theme.
Meta Knight's Revenge -- Kirby Epic Yarn version
Yeah I know, I already posted the SSBB version of it, but this version changes it around so much, the only thing that is the same is the melody. Pretty much everything else is different, and that is what makes it so awesome
Rock Star level theme -- Kirby 64
This song plays in most of the levels from the Rock Star level. Its nice and upbeat, and really makes a good theme to play by
Guh, I feel like I couldve picked better songs....
Alright, I'll bite. After all, being the only guy within a 100 mile radius here to like video game music, this is a godsend for me.
Top five favorite tracks, you say?
1. Black Dream - Chrono Trigger
2. Dancing Mad - Final Fantasy VI
3. Green Hill Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog
4. Forest Area - Kid Chameleon
5. Stickerbrush Symphony - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Cuts that didn't make the list: Minecraft Soundtrack by C418, Terraria Soundtrack, Knytt Stories soundtrack and every other thing Nifflas makes, and a LOT of others.
"A hero is just a man who knows he is free." - Protoman (from the Protomen album)
"The ultimate reward is honor, not awards." - Nujabes
"Quotes are great." - IchigoChamploo
At 9/24/12 06:12 PM, IchigoChamploo wrote: Cuts that didn't make the list: Minecraft Soundtrack by C418, Terraria Soundtrack, Knytt Stories soundtrack and every other thing Nifflas makes, and a LOT of others.
Knytt Stories *___* I love that game, and the music of course. The sound design is just great, with music appearing in every 3 or 4 screens and the environmental sounds contributing to the ensemble.
My favorite composers... well... I don't really have favorites but I do enjoy some Yasunori Mitsuda, Akira Yamaoka, Hans Zimmer, Solar Fields (Mirror's Edge OST, for starters), and other indie developers/composers like Nifflas, the maker of Yume Nikki, and the list would go on forever.
Oh, The-Great-One, this is an awesome idea for a club.
Anyways, my five favorite video game songs in no particular order.
1.Hopelessness - Golden Sun
First time I heard this, I had goosebumps on my skin. It really set the mood and atmosphere, and to be honest, all of the OST of Golden Sun is god damn freaking amazing.
2.Snowman - Earthbound
Gives me such a soothing feeling. There's something nostalgic about it, something that I just can't describe.
3.Jungle Groove - Donkey Kong Country
Tis a funky grove, aight?
4.Land of Summons - Final Fantasy IV
By this moment you may have guessed that I'm kind of a sucker for soundtracks from RPGs, but I couldn't leave this one out. It's mysteriously sad. And nostalgic, to me at least.
5.Guardhouse Theme - Resident Evil 1
This one always made me creeped the fuck out. Then again, I was 9, back when I heard it the first time. Looking at it now - a piece, which truly contributed to the game's atmosphere.
Mind, that those are my five favorites and that I could go on and on, and even if there are 4 Nintendo titles in the list, it doesn't mean I'm a Nintendo die-hard fan.
But yeah. About the composers. Motoi Sakuraba, Koji Kondo and David Wise
At 10/1/12 04:06 PM, II2none wrote: which version of this MK II music you think is better?
The Pit 2 SNES
The Pit 2 GENESIS
I've never played the game, but I like the SNES version better. I like how it's less polished and not quite as straight forward in the beat; gives it a more classic sound.
At 10/1/12 05:47 PM, SmashLuigiFan1 wrote:
What about the arcade? Personally, I like that one the most.
It sounds like a compilation of both console versions. However I'd like it more if it was more polished I can barely here the *boom boom-BOOM BOOM-boom boom".
Outside of the Main theme Mirrors Edge level themes aren't too bad either. This one is my favorite particularly when it's at it's most intense unfortunately it's original track so freakin long and the part I like is damn near less then a minute before the song is over.
If interested. Heres the original.
Might as well put in my favorites here:
Top Three Composers: David Wise (RareWare Games), Koji Kondo (Mario), and Masato Nakamura (Sonic)
Top 5 Tracks:
5. Theme of Solid Snake (From Metal Gear II on the MSX)
4. Rainbow Road Theme (From Mario Kart 64 on the N64)
3. Final Boss Theme (From Sonic & Knuckles on the Sega Genesis)
2. Gang-Plank Galleon (From Donkey Kong Country on the SNES)
1. Devil's Crush Main Theme (From Devil's Crush on the TurboGrafx-16)
At 10/5/12 09:12 PM, ZJ wrote: 4. Rainbow Road Theme (From Mario Kart 64 on the N64)
This song brings back memories. Mostly of hopping off the side of the track to attempt the shortcut, of course. Such a great song.
At 10/6/12 01:33 AM, Tremulos wrote: This song brings back memories. Mostly of hopping off the side of the track to attempt the shortcut, of course. Such a great song.
The SNES version always would play tricks on my eyes, all those colors just flying really fast..
The Revenge of Shinobi on Mega Drive has one of the best soundtracks ever IMO. It was done by the same guy that did Streets of Rage. Like a Wind is particulary epic.
Also, the soundtrack for Tekken Tag 2 is very good, quite a few remixes from the old games.
Been chilling today with some Metroid music. I really love the first Prime game so I had to pick up the soundtrack. It might be years later after originally playing the game but it's better late than never. I don't have a whole lot of ambient or electronic music in my library but music like this is good to be out of the ordinary for me.
I'm more into chiptune than actual VG music. Some of my favorite artists are minusbaby, RushJet1, Starscream, Sievert and IAYD.
Arise to sky and set free - Release toward horizon
You know what game had some great music? Toy Story on the Sega Genesis. Really, listen to these tracks and tell me they aren't awesome:
Well I figured out what was wrong. My computer was old and shitty. It is currently out of commission and so I am accessing the Internet through a newer and stronger computer. So huzzah! I can finally access this thread!
I really hope the Pokemon Diamond and Pearl soundtrack comes in the mail this week. It was ordered 2 weeks ago. I guess this is understandable because it is coming from Japan. I guess I'll share some of my favorite Pokemon songs.
Red and Blue - Final Battle Theme
Gold and Silver - Final Battle
Ruby and Sapphire - Legendary Golem Battle
Ruby and Sapphire - Sealed Chamber
Ruby and Sapphire - Underwater Dive
Ruby and Sapphire - Meteor Falls
FireRed and LeafGreen - Deoxys Battle
FireRed and LeafGreen - Sevii Islands
Diamond and Pearl - Champion Cynthia
Diamond and Pearl - Arceus Battle
Diamond and Pearl - Battle! Vs Uxie, Mesprit & Azelf!
Diamond and Pearl - Lake Theme
Platinum - Giratina Battle
HeartGold and SoulSilver - Vs. Champion Lance/ Pkmn Trainer Red
Black and White - N's Farewell
Black and White - Unwavering Emotions
Black and White - N's Castle
Black and White - Final N Battle
Hello one and all! No I'm not dead, and this club will not die either as long as I have a say in it. I love all the suggestions here. However I must say I am open for more discussion in this club. I still have a profile set up to store any information pertaining this club. I'm not exactly sure what to put in it though.
Been pumping that Jet Set Radio Soundtrack for months now, other OSTs too.
Favourite composers, Hideki Naganuma I guess, Masaya Matsuura and Daisuke Ishiwatari also. Never gave composers much thought though, these here just made some of my favourite OSTs.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
Well I thought that this might be fun. Let's list some of our favorite Title Screen themes. It is usually the first the song you hear in a video game and one that is supposed to wrap up the entirety of the game. I will be keeping track of people's favorites and will make a post with some of the big favorites.
List no more than five and explain why they're your favorite title screen themes. Oh yeah and it has to be the song that plays on the Title Screen. If the game has an opening cinematic theme that transcends into the title screen, then that's okay. If they're separate then they're separate, nothing more than that. So let's get started. Here are mine in no certain order.
1. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Just the peaceful sounds of the waves and island as we slowly go into the island instruments. As it sets up a mystical jungle and a lighthearted adventure that becomes anything but. You sense the emergency, but in a subtle way instead of in your face. The image of the island on the title screen perfectly captures this song as well. It is just wonderful to sit back and listen to. Sometimes I would load up the game just to hear this song.
2. Vegas Stakes
This is a casino game made by HAL Laboratory. You know the guys behind the Super Smash Bros. games, the Kirby series, and even worked on Mother 3. Yeah they made a casino game and a damn fine one at that. That's for another story in the Video Game Forum though. What is important is the title theme. It gives you this lust for life and the possibility to make a killing in that playground of America, Las Vegas. Whenever I think of casinos or playing a game of Poker, I think of this song. It may only be 1 Minute long, but boy does it leave an impact on you.
3. Chrono Trigger
Sometimes, simplicity is your friend. The waving of a clock pendulum as the music literally brings in the title. That to me is what makes it. Not only that it sets you up perfectly, because the cinematic for the game comes after the title screen. That is just pure genius. The first time I saw this title screen I was just so amazed by it, then the cinematic came up and then the title screen again. I was pumped and ready to go. I absolutely love this song and truth be told it is barely even that. It's shorter than Vegas Stakes, but leaves a huge impression on you of the dire situations that are to come.
I like Halo's story and gameplay as much as the next guy. However my absolute favorite thing from this series is its music and the title theme from Halo: Combat Evolved is one of the most beautiful classical pieces to come from video games since Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI, and I will gladly stand by that statement. You want to talk about a song that will get you pumped for action? This would be the one. Hell it was reused as a rock song as one of the final missions in the game. That's pretty damn good.
5. Kingdom Hearts
The song in question here is Dearly Beloved. Interesting fact, this song was actually used at my best friend's wedding when people were being seated. This song certainly wraps up what Kingdom Hearts is about. When I got Kingdom Hearts I was expecting a goofy and fun game... which I got, but this title screen set me up for something more and I got that to. This song will always stay with me. Yes I know this song was re-done for Kingdom Hearts II and although I do like it, I just like the simplicity of this one more. It is more subtle and in this case less is more.
At 11/16/12 10:11 AM, The-Great-One wrote:
2. Vegas Stakes
Damn, you're right. I've never heard that one before, but it's pretty awesome. Always cool to hear new Nintendo tracks.
My personal favorite title screen theme has to be the one from Mario Kart 64. It may be just because I associate the game so much with my childhood, but every time I hear it, I get goosebumps.
At 10/26/12 02:01 PM, The-Great-One wrote: Well I figured out what was wrong. My computer was old and shitty.
Ahaha that's good! I haven't been here in a little while and have been browsing all the tracks from where I left off last. So much great OST's being posted, keep it up guys! Now here's a few of my own.
Wii Sports Theme-I'm sure you've all heard it, but I must say I really do love it!!
Kirby's Epic Yarn-Gourmet Race-Quite the catchy tune!
Secret of Mana-Orchestral Theme-I think I may have posted this, but this is the orchestra version.
Crystalis-Wild Fields-I've been playing this SO much recently, it's really catchy though.
At 11/18/12 08:18 PM, tyler2513 wrote: Ahaha that's good! I haven't been here in a little while and have been browsing all the tracks from where I left off last. So much great OST's being posted, keep it up guys! Now here's a few of my own.
Yeah. I do enjoy Wii Sports Theme. I brought up listing of title themes. Any favors of yours in particular?
At 11/19/12 07:58 AM, The-Great-One wrote:
Yeah. I do enjoy Wii Sports Theme. I brought up listing of title themes. Any favors of yours in particular?
My favourite title themes? I enjoy just about all the Medal of Honor title themes, as well as the Metroid ones. They've always captured my attention and made me think ahead about the countless memories I was about to encounter. Ah, I'm feeling so nostalgic for old video game music right now.