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Thread: Favorite Game Music TRACKS (blast from the past?)

  1. #76
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Oh, this thread is back. Very well then...

    The Stanley Parable's Adventure Line Theme. YOU CAN'T HANDLE THIS MUCH ADVENTURE.

  2. #77
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    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: London / London / London
    This is interesting in that it is technically a grime tune before grime existed. It's also a banger.



    I haven't played the game, info from here: http://www.factmag.com/2016/07/27/wo...-instrumental/

  3. #78
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    Registered: Jun 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless Voice View Post
    Vampire: Bloodlines "Isolated" (Not sure if this counts, due to being an actual song and not made for the game. Otherwise, "Disturbed and Twisted")
    Man I love the VTMB soundtrack. Love to pop it on when I go on a night walk through downtown. The Hollywood and Downtown themes are perfectly moody for that

  4. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by Vivian View Post
    This is interesting in that it is technically a grime tune before grime existed.
    Does that make you the ultimate hipster (you were into it before it even existed)?

    On the subject of the thread, though: I remember thinking Machinarium had some nice tunes, and maybe it still does:
    Pretty easy-listening stuff, mostly downtempo, like an eclectic mix of, and between, styles like electronic jazz, funk, classical (a bit like Bonobo I think, which I'd, until now, completely forgotten about or maybe got tired of in the long run), and then suddenly more towards glitchy ambience, back to the Bonobo-stuff, and then something else entirely (almost as if the composer got free hands and did whatever style he felt like, although probably still fitting the mood, I gather):
    https://youtu.be/jryus3IfS6Y
    https://youtu.be/HCjS3kpLCSw
    https://youtu.be/PcTpSDNmx4U
    https://youtu.be/fpPnJyfEwkA
    https://youtu.be/xo8bBvYUXGI

    Other than machinarium, I don't remember especially noticing the music; maybe the best game music is the one you forget, but which accompanied the game perfectly while playing!? I liked the ambient backgrounds in Kairo while playing, but it's nothing I especially remember. NaissanceE had some interesting tunes now that I listen to them again -- albeit with some being a bit too interesting. The prototype for Memory of a Broken Dimension had some great (interactive/reactive) music/soundscapes, as I'm pretty sure the full game will too.
    Last edited by qolelis; 29th Sep 2016 at 08:37.

  5. #80
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    This is my absolute favourite from Machinarium:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jex5rtwx94k

    +1
    Last edited by Renzatic; 29th Sep 2016 at 02:25.

  6. #81
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Quote Originally Posted by qolelis View Post
    Other than machinarium, I don't remember especially noticing the music; maybe the best game music is the one you forget, but which accompanied the game perfectly while playing!? I liked the ambient backgrounds in Kairo while playing, but it's nothing I especially remember. NaissanceE had some interesting tunes now that I listen to them again -- albeit with some being a bit too interesting.
    People often say that about scores for movies, and that's certainly true when a score is invisible yet enhances the scene playing, as a distractingly catchy score would pull the viewer out of the action to instead concentrate on the music. I see that sort of argument as coming from a film critic, however: a person who evaluates the entire package shot-for-shot in its final form, and not someone who appraises a score on its own virtues.

    For video games, the history of game music is such that early tunes were the product of limited hardware, and thus had to be short, repetitive, and catchy. That's sort of carried on to the present day even though we haven't had such restrictions since Redbook audio was a thing. A fair portion of current-day video game scores do follow the cinematic mode and don't call attention to themselves, but by extension that means they will not be especially memorable, and thus not easily quotable in a thread like this.

  7. #82
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Thirith View Post
    This is my absolute favourite from Machinarium:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jex5rtwx94k
    I'd upvote you for this, were there a way for me to upvote you.

    ...oh wait! THERE IS!

  8. #83
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    Hey look, a stark violation of personal post space.

    You've been spending too much time with Duck again, haven't you? DO NOT FINGER WITHOUT ASKING FIRST, RENZ.

    -10
    Last edited by Renzatic; 29th Sep 2016 at 02:39.

  9. #84
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    But it's the sudden surprised look, followed by the crushing realization and overwhelming shame that makes it fun. OUI OUI!

    ...yeah, I really need to quit hanging out with Duck.

  10. #85
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    These days on the whole I tend to prefer the soundtracks in smaller, more indie releases; it's been a while since I really enjoyed a big orchestral soundtrack - though I do like them when they work, e.g. Skyrim.

    FEZ had some great music, as did Hyper Light Drifter. My favourite recentish game music must be the songs done for Transistor, though:

    Transistor, "Paper Boats"


    Transistor, "In Circles"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGMWL8cOeAU

    Transistor, "We All Become"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9O2Rjn1azc


    P.S.: Huh... I only found out just now that you can't embed more than one video.

  11. #86
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Th original Binding of Isaac music is amazing and provided a massive enhancement to the atmosphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qovgvyHuFmc

  12. #87
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    Still one of my all-time faves, although the game, while looking nice, was punishingly difficult, requiring frequent pixel-perfect jumps and sluggish controls.

    As well as absolutely adoring the game (I'm still playing it now, and Galaxy says I've put 470 hours into it), The Witcher 3 has a stunningly good soundtrack.
    Some of my favourites:

    Geralt of Rivia
    Silver for Monsters...
    The Fields of Ard Skellig
    Ladies of the Woods
    Hunt or be Hunted

    I love that certain refrains weave their way throughout the entire soundtrack, and the folky feel adds to the overall fairytale atrmosphere of the game (and I mean fairytale in the Grimm sense).
    'tis a glorious soundtrack indeed.

  13. #88
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2016
    Th original Binding of Isaac music is amazing and provided a massive enhancement to the atmosphere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qovgvyHuFmc
    True! The music in Rebirth and Afterbirth is amazing too
    Sketches of Pain
    Cerebrum Dispersio

  14. #89
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    Quote Originally Posted by Malf View Post
    Still one of my all-time faves, although the game, while looking nice, was punishingly difficult, requiring frequent pixel-perfect jumps and sluggish controls.
    God yes. Insanely hard to complete.

    I love this piece.

  15. #90
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    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    God yes. Insanely hard to complete.
    One of the benefits of not having much of a life at the time: I had all the time I needed to play these sequences over and over and over again until I was lucky enough to manage. I don't think ability had that much to do with it; muscle memory, yes, and sheer persistence, but it's not like I was a gaming god at that age.

    Also, while I said earlier that I wasn't into the big orchestral soundtracks anymore, I very much enjoy this one back when it came out:


  16. #91
    verbose douchebag
    Registered: Apr 2002
    Location: Lyon, France
    I think patience was the number one skill for that game.

  17. #92
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    Location: Ireland
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    A fair portion of current-day video game scores do follow the cinematic mode and don't call attention to themselves, but by extension that means they will not be especially memorable, and thus not easily quotable in a thread like this.
    I find this trend really depressing. Most AAA games these days have background scores that blend into the game, rather than actual music tracks.

    Compare, for example:
    Skyrim dungeon music vs Daggerfall dungeon music
    Skyrim battle music vs Betrayal at Krondor battle music
    Fallout 4 vs Fallout 1

    To my ears, there's no comparison between the two. Background music is just boring and uninspiring, and all blends together into an unmemorable mess. Actual music can be hit or miss, but when it's good it really draws you into the game and leaves a much stronger lasting impression.

  18. #93
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    I agree, but funnily enough, the Skyrim OST is the one that got the BAFTA nomination. Jeremy Soule does have quite a bit of talent, though. The Icewind Dale OST? Pretty good. Must have been the academy's way of retroactively recognising his work.

    +1 to all the Transistor links. Transistor had an exceptional soundtrack, and Paper Boats is one of my favourite closing themes to any game.

    Malf: those TW3 tracks are ace. I really should get on with playing that game someday soon. Would the refrains be leitmotifs after a fashion, perhaps?
    Last edited by Sulphur; 29th Sep 2016 at 15:09.

  19. #94
    Thing What Kicks
    Registered: Apr 2004
    Location: London
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    Would the refrains be leitmotifs after a fashion, perhaps?
    That be one o' them thar fancy words I be forgettin'!
    Yarp

  20. #95
    Moderator and Priest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malf View Post
    I love that certain refrains weave their way throughout the entire soundtrack, and the folky feel adds to the overall fairytale atrmosphere of the game (and I mean fairytale in the Grimm sense). 'tis a glorious soundtrack indeed.
    You should've thrown in Blood and Wine for extra flavor. It's the only game soundtrack I can think of that has the accordion front and center.

  21. #96
    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: The magical land of Equestria
    Quote Originally Posted by faetal View Post
    One man and his droid (C64): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9CwsOOjNAo
    Still my phone's ringtone.

  22. #97
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2016
    Half of the atmosphere in Borderlands is in its soundtrack. Even on its own it is fairly outstanding.

    Last edited by marbleman; 12th Oct 2016 at 20:00.

  23. #98
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: not here
    I was going to post something snarky here about Borderlands being as tasty as tumbleweed on a spit, but then I listened to that first track and... hmm. Wait. It's pretty good.

    So I look up the composer, and of course it's Jesper Kyd. He of this and that and also all these. The man's only a genius after all.

    Anyway, speaking of Borderlands, Tales from the Borderlands had some great tunes soundtracking each episode's intro. Here's all of them.


  24. #99
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    Registered: Apr 2016
    Actually, not all of Borderlands soundtrack is composed by Jesper Kyd, but his tracks are among the best, no doubt! I also don't really like the fighting music, which is half of all tracks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    Tales from the Borderlands had some great tunes soundtracking each episode's intro.
    I've played Tales from the Borderlands a while ago, and half of these tracks are still in my permanent playlist

  25. #100
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2016
    Now here's a real blast from the past!



    First 40 minutes is the original music composed for the game, and then come the licensed tracks, mostly by wonderful Django Reinhardt.

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