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12/3/12 11:56 AM
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redeye2000 - 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

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 6:22 PM
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All the theme songs in SSF2 Turbo were awesome Phone Post
12/3/12 8:37 PM
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Tomb Raider



Mass Effect



12/3/12 8:43 PM
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Halo ODST

 



Silent Hill



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12/4/12 9:15 AM
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^ That one wasn't my favourite but in general I really dug the music in Ico. Great use of mandolins and mandolin-family instruments.
12/4/12 9:43 AM
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yeah it's Vice city

Or Megaman 2
12/4/12 1:57 PM
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12/10/12 6:05 AM
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The correct choice

12/11/12 4:33 AM
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12/11/12 5:45 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpu5cTk_qvI

I loved this little piece from Mass Effect 1

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12/12/12 9:53 AM
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12/12/12 11:50 PM
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turducken - chrono cross

Came in to say this!  Fuck yeah, this soundtrack moves me in every which way possible.  Same with FF6 & FF7.  The only games that come close to doing that for me now are the Elder Scroll games.

 

Unfortuneatly, I can't even get back into playing games.  I think I have finally outgrown them.

12/14/12 4:50 AM
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Streets of Rage 2
12/14/12 8:52 PM
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Music in Siren was creepy as fuck if I remember correctly. Phone Post
12/14/12 11:35 PM
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It's amazing what they managed to squeeze out of 64kb of memory and disc space:



Great change of tone for the Sewers level, too.





Silent Hill:



Lisa's death in Silent Hill:



Tenchu intro:



The Final Fantasy series pioneered the use of cinematic music and has a bunch of great tracks:

12/14/12 11:36 PM
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...and of course:

12/16/12 10:08 PM
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Halo 2

and the end of max payne 3 is pretty damn awesome
12/16/12 11:01 PM
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First thing that came to mind was super castlevania 4. Phone Post
12/17/12 12:27 AM
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San Andreas/fallout 3/ red dead redemption
12/22/12 12:39 AM
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Squatdog - ...and of course:


goat video game track.
12/22/12 11:47 AM
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Aliens vs Predator (the 1999 PC classic). Perfect music to shit your pants while shooting wildly uncontrolled bursts and listening the blip of your motion tracker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF4CDr4ktfw&list=PLBB6DD1B66837C4FB
12/25/12 4:19 AM
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