At 3/26/13 12:08 AM, Spacefish wrote:
I had a cool question that I'm sure has been asked many times, but didn't see it come up anywhere recently in this specific forum. I was wondering for those that adore video game music; which soundtracks have been most influential on your style or taste in music? Why, and what do you admire about the particular soundtrack in question?
For me personally, I absolutely adore the Cave Story soundtrack. Not only was the whole soundtrack written and produced by one man originally, he actually made the whole game himself from scratch over the course of 8-10 years. I don't know about you, but the unbelievable amount of patience and dedication is truly staggering, and I admire him greatly for what he's done.
The soundtrack covers many different genres of music, and is predominantly done in the chiptune style. I'm not sure if his focus was the 8 or 16 bit style of music, but he definitely draws influences from many different places. One track in particular, Geothermal, really shows his creativity and understanding of dynamics with the sudden shifts of volume and spacing with the percussion track. Truly amazing.
Now that I've shared, I'd love to hear some of your influences in your writing!!
P.S. Hopefully I didn't the HTML right, it's literally been years since I've posted.
Man...where do I start!!
Well I grew up playing sega genesis as a kid, and I remember loving the music from Sonic the Hedgehog(1,2,3, and Knuckles), Road Rash(1,2, and 3), Shinobi 3, and more.
By the time I got to playstation I enjoyed Spyro the Dragon, Red Asphalt, and Tekken 1 and 2.
After a while I found out you could find other VGM soundtracks online, so I started looking for video games solely for the music, not really playing the games. Some of the composers who literally changed my life are: Masashi Hamauzu(Saga Frontier 2, Sigma Harmonics, FFXIII/XIII-2), Junya Nakano(Dew Prism), Tim Follin(Ecco the Dolphin), Panzer Dragoon ORTA and ZWEI to name a few..
The thing these composers and albums have in common are the wide range in styles, as well as pleasing chords progressions. And to this day, I have never heard a soundtrack capture the essence of what it was trying to portray better than Tim Follin's Ecco the Dolphin. It's almost too beautiful for words. You can really see yourself in the ocean..