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11/29/12 12:21 PM
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  • Halo series -- Xbox, 360  (ODST takes the cake for me personally I think, although you can't go wrong with any of them)
  • Tenchu -- Playstation. Might be my all-time favorite.
  • Journey -- PS3. Since there's very little "game" here, it's a good thing the visuals and score are absolute top-tier.
  • Mass Effect 1 -- 360, PC. Awesome synth score that perfectly matched the games Syd Mead-inspired aesthetics.
11/29/12 12:23 PM
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Wet - my buddies band (Creepin Cadavers) is in it.
11/29/12 12:42 PM
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I should have said score rather than soundtrack. I'd leave out the GTA games since they're just collections of songs.

11/29/12 3:31 PM
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11/29/12 5:19 PM
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I really liked the Metal Gear 4 soundtrack. Phone Post
11/29/12 7:12 PM
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The music in Ocarina of Time is great
11/29/12 9:27 PM
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I actually think Mass Effect 3 had the most moving and stirring score of the series. Phone Post
11/29/12 9:37 PM
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AlexanderTheGOAT -  Came here to say Mass effect 1 Phone Post

I loved this soundtrack too.

I was living in a tiny apartment at the time and had to wear headphones.

It made a very brief appearance in ME2 and I found it so moving.

I think the original Halo soundtrack is one that will always stick in my mind too. I think it made the game feel more epic that it actually was... which was pretty epic.
11/29/12 9:44 PM
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11/29/12 10:31 PM
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Mass effect games definetley, the first one's title music is so relaxing it puts me to sleep and the galaxy map music blew me away, and theres a great metal remix of the second's suicide mission instrumental. Phone Post
11/30/12 3:49 AM
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11/30/12 8:16 AM
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Just personally, I was a big fan of the Soundtrack for Baldurs Gate 2 and Throne of Bhaal

11/30/12 9:01 AM
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Came here to post this. Literally recognize each and every song, start to finish. Phone Post
11/30/12 9:42 AM
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Good call on Journey. That's the only one that stands out for me recently.

Many modern games have movie-type orchestral soundtracks but most I find are pretty generic and instantly forgettable. For example I can't remember a single melodic motif from the Mass Effect soundtrack and I spent tens of hours playing those games.

I'll have to check out the Tenchu soundtrack again. I remember it sounding very authentic (to me at least) but that's all I can recall now.
12/1/12 8:41 PM
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ME and Skyrim. Phone Post
12/2/12 9:25 AM
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12/2/12 6:31 PM
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the Last ninja 1 or 2 on the C64.

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problem is most of you guys have a very short history of gaming so you dont know many great soundtracks.

you hear somethign cool like darksiders 2 or mass effect or halo and you think it is the best ever.

granted some songs are great, like a song on darksiders 2 or the end song of mass effect 2.

but that is only 1 song.

the last ninja 1 or 2 on the c64 has so many great songs it is just mindboggling that it was even possible for that time.

also the last ninja music is the most remixed gaming music ever.

there 1000s of remixes of songs of those 2 games. some very good, some not. but if a gaming soundtrack can still influence people of today that means you created really something very special.

this is a really great remix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi8Cce46hGo
12/2/12 7:03 PM
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"Many modern games have movie-type orchestral soundtracks but most I find are pretty generic and instantly forgettable. For example I can't remember a single melodic motif from the Mass Effect soundtrack and I spent tens of hours playing those games."

Mass Effect wasn't orchestral, it was mostly synth stuff like Blade Runner or (original) Tron.

12/2/12 8:31 PM
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12/2/12 10:22 PM
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Vib Ribbon - Playstation

Ultima III - C64

 

12/3/12 12:57 AM
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12/3/12 6:25 AM
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orcus - 

"Many modern games have movie-type orchestral soundtracks but most I find are pretty generic and instantly forgettable. For example I can't remember a single melodic motif from the Mass Effect soundtrack and I spent tens of hours playing those games."

Mass Effect wasn't orchestral, it was mostly synth stuff like Blade Runner or (original) Tron.


Fair enough - so I couldn't even recall the type of music used lol
12/3/12 7:57 AM
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It has to be GTA Vice City.
12/3/12 11:56 AM
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redeye2000 - the Last ninja 1 or 2 on the C64.

ends discussion.

problem is most of you guys have a very short history of gaming so you dont know many great soundtracks.

you hear somethign cool like darksiders 2 or mass effect or halo and you think it is the best ever.

granted some songs are great, like a song on darksiders 2 or the end song of mass effect 2.

but that is only 1 song.

the last ninja 1 or 2 on the c64 has so many great songs it is just mindboggling that it was even possible for that time.

also the last ninja music is the most remixed gaming music ever.

there 1000s of remixes of songs of those 2 games. some very good, some not. but if a gaming soundtrack can still influence people of today that means you created really something very special.

this is a really great remix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi8Cce46hGo

Interesting find.

Reminded me of the electric guitar remix of the Ninja Gaiden 2 (NES) theme:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvkX0zqEt2g

And a personal gripe - Halo's music is kinda split-personality for me. The original is my favorite, and IMO they got worse over each game, since the game developers apparently could not resist TEH HARDCOREZ GAM3RZ and added in about 50% electric guitar and power metal.

If you are making some kind of space epic, it makes sense to stick with the symphonic score, not some nu-metal Prodigy bullshit that seems to test well in 13 y/o focus groups.

I mean, would you rather have John Williams playing in the background during a lightsaber fight or trench run in Star Wars, or would you rather Steve Vai or Eddie Van Halen tearing it up with power chords? I'm not saying that music is necessarily bad, mind you, it just doesn't fit IMHO...

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12/3/12 8:37 PM
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