At 10/10/12 08:40 PM, supernintendosp wrote:
For the most part, I'm here for that sense of nostalgia that your "Video Game Music" genre brings. About two months ago, people who were free-forming music started thinking "Oh I think that putting my music in Video Game Music will land my music in a Flash game!"
Two months ago? Uhh... This has been happening quite a while?
I don't see the same vision and I'm getting mad at the fact that I'm finding freelance music instead of music that I actually recognize. It's like "What's THIS crap?" Admittedly, I'm not in the greatest mood right now. I've had a rough day. But I digress.
I think I understand what you're coming from, but you also have to realize that people want to make their own interpretation of the songs they love more so than making a carbon clone of the same song (though at times I do this, but it usually has a "me" feel to it)
I think that the "Video Game Music" genre should be solely remixes of known published video game music like music from Mario Kart and Final Fantasy, among other known video game franchises. As a result, there should be a "Flash Game Music" genre for those who are looking to pick up flash music cred. Any veteran and/or casual gamers here agree with me? Or am I being mispercieved?
Seeing as though I would consider myself a veteran gamer (tournament status), I think the problem here is that the notion of "video-game music" is a misconception in itself. What exactly does it entail? As far as I know, "video-game music" can entail anything that isn't of traditional status insofar it has a pattern that people can recognize quickly. And the suggest of limiting the two styles of "video-game music" to only two categories is far too limiting because there are those of us who make video-game music not solely for the purpose of remixing premade songs, but to make original songs in itself. Some of our creation are not designed for flash, or have no intentions of being involved in flash games either.