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Game Music

Post by Ragdollmaster » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:15 pm

Post/discuss video game music which you feel is awesome. I'll start off with a couple;

Still Alive - Composed by Lisa Miskovsky, used in Mirror's Edge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERyxFfMqDk

Last Battle - Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, used in Xenosaga Episode 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIBmp-y9Dr8

Dragon God - Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, used in Chrono Cross
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFiSb9SBOW0

Tanker Incident - Composed by Harry Gregson-Williams, used in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgWCvcGr ... re=related

The Best Is Yet To Come - Composed by Muranaka, used in Metal Gear Solid (Sung in Gaelic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URTt_imRTlM

The Unsung War - Composed by Namco, used in Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (Sung in Latin)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RlaOH6HWyk

Access The Animus - Composed by Jesper Kyd, used in Assassin's Creed (Partial snippet of the 9+ minute long song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48Q-fRZSFs

Boat Ride - Composed by Lorne Balfe, used in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ns-MAji3yY

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Re: Game Music

Post by Renegade_Turner » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:02 pm

Ragdollmaster wrote:Still Alive - Composed by Lisa Miskovsky, used in Mirror's Edge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERyxFfMqDk
I'm sorry, but this version is clearly far better:



This is what I would have chosen from the Metal Gear Solid 2 OST. I know it's the obvious choice but it's by far the strongest piece of music in the game. Inspirationally evocative:



This is clearly the best piece of music on any soundtrack ever. Every media form inclusive:


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Re: Game Music

Post by BlackHole » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:43 pm

Best of Times - By Kyle Gabler for World of Goo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx9Jy2O4Cpk&fmt=22

Medal of Honor Allied Assault Main Theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NGjd86Dxoc&fmt=22

Hell March 2 - By Frank Klepacki for Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09RNH_tV0C0&fmt=22

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Re: Game Music

Post by Freshbite » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:35 pm

Never Forget - Composed by Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori, used in Halo 3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyDZscyf8lU

Hell March - Composed by Frank Klepacki, used in Command & Conquer: Red Alert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gI_pFog0
(I just think the original one is better than the alterations)

Theme of Lu Bu - Composed by Koei, used throughout the Dynasty Warriors series.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM79Qmcf4m0
(There are multiple versions, I just prefer this one)

Hunt a Soul - Composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari, used in Guilty Gear: Isuka.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0xXyPFK-a4

The Cat Attached To The Rust - Composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari, used in Guilty Gear: Isuka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Td4oETPaUI

Riches In Me - Composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari, used in Guilty Gear: Isuka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB12h2VnVIs


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Re: Game Music

Post by BlackHole » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:49 pm

Freshbite wrote:Hell March - Composed by Frank Klepacki, used in Command & Conquer: Red Alert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gI_pFog0
(I just think the original one is better than the alterations)

The original is also very good, but I think I prefer HM2. At least they're both better than HM3, imho.

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Re: Game Music

Post by Freshbite » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:01 pm

Yeah, the third one weren't even similar to the other two.

By the way, speaking of World of Goo:
Ode to The Bridge Builder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twB8ZwpZxQM

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Post by BlackHole » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:32 pm

Downstream by Shira Kammen, in Braid
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uejW9xIFCMw&fmt=35

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Re: Game Music

Post by Ragdollmaster » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:16 pm

@RT: Nah, the lengthened 3-minute long intro kind of kills it on the Still Alive remix. It's not even really that well done. The vocals are pretty good, but I still personally prefer the original version because it sounds a lot more organic- lots of percussion, strings, and even a few winds if I hear correctly. Acoustic sounds typically lead to much more emotionally connotative music than electronic ones.

The main theme for MGS2 is cool and all, and definitely superior overall for that OST, but I still love Tanker Incident more than any other battle song in the series (although the Rex v Ray theme is a close second, love using it when playing online *mgsnerdgasm*)

For overall 'deep/emotional' song, it's a fair toss-up between Enclosure (this song made me bawww as a little kid [also the remix is pretty nice]), The Best Is Yet To Come, and Love Theme.

And I somehow totally forgot about SoTC despite the fact that it probably has one of the best soundtracks in history.

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Re: Game Music

Post by Renegade_Turner » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:19 pm

Ragdollmaster wrote:@RT: Nah, the lengthened 3-minute long intro kind of kills it on the Still Alive remix. It's not even really that well done. The vocals are pretty good, but I still personally prefer the original version because it sounds a lot more organic- lots of percussion, strings, and even a few winds if I hear correctly. Acoustic sounds typically lead to much more emotionally connotative music than electronic ones.
Nah, the original is really overly melodramatic, soppy and in general not very good at all. Benny Benassi made the song come...alive. And what are you talking about 3 minute intro? There's no 3 minute intro.
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Re: Game Music

Post by Ragdollmaster » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:20 pm

Then it seems we are at an impasse of opinions.

EDIT: The weird instrumental electronic-y bit at the beginning. In case you didn't notice, the full song is about 3 minutes longer than the original :P Maybe the vocals start earlier, but the vocals are really distorted as well- they occasionally blend with the instruments and it's hard to differentiate between the two.

In other news this remains a fucking masterpiece.

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Re: Game Music

Post by underthedeep » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:49 pm

FF VII - Barrett's Theme.

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Re: Game Music

Post by TadMod » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:50 am

Anything from pokemon.

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Re: Game Music

Post by Endoperez » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:47 am

Moredhel Wordlock theme - composed by Jan Paul Moorhead, used in Betrayal at Krondor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgRBXulWKXE

Dråm, a group of Swedish musicians, played the music used in Dominions 3.
http://www.draam.com/engindex.htm

Cave Story, from Cave Story. I don't know who made it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABcl-tE97g

Theme of Grandia - composed by Noriyuki Iwadare for use in Grandia 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGiNEaNxOxo

Dinner music! - composed by Noriyuki Iwadare for use in Grandia 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T73vjl6PVNc

Mastering the Dungeon - composed by Russel Shaw - Dungeon Keeper 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DrLWZZnOIc

Sigil/main theme - Mark Morgan - Planescape: Torment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfEjKBPZNYU

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Re: Game Music

Post by Renegade_Turner » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:24 am

Endoperez wrote:Theme of Grandia - composed by Noriyuki Iwadare for use in Grandia 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGiNEaNxOxo

Dinner music! - composed by Noriyuki Iwadare for use in Grandia 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T73vjl6PVNc

Mastering the Dungeon - composed by Russel Shaw - Dungeon Keeper 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DrLWZZnOIc
YES, Endoperez, YES.

The creepy Dungeon Keeper music is so familiar. I loved the atmosphere of that game. I know atmosphere is an annoying buzzword which critics overuse, but I really mean that. I loved the creepy, chilling, surreal feel of Dungeon Keeper, and the adventure and mystery of digging out into the great unknown underworld, not knowing what pirates or archers or ninjas or dwarves were going to spring up behind the next piece of wall. Brilliant mood setting music.

Also, Grandia's dinner music is so awesome. It's so happy feeling. I remember I used to love their odd bit of palaver over a bowl of their mom's finest seafood stew.

Also, this is my favourite piece of music from Grandia. Stupid buzzwords again, but "EPIC" keeps pounding at the back of my head when I listen to it:




Also, this is great music that perfectly suited the mood of the scenes it was used in when I played Suikoden 2:



I've also selected these few from Final Fantasy VII because they're all amazing.



Come on, it just sounds awesome. If that doesn't get you in the mood for kicking some big boss ass then I don't know what does.



I'm sad now...



The sound of this still just fucking spooks the hell out of me.





The original FFVII OST version of Jenova and the OverClocked remix version. They're both amazing. I love OverClocked though, everything they do sounds awesome.



My single favourite track on the FFVII OST. When Nanaki/Red XIII sees his father's body frozen in stone on the cliff high above, realising his father risked himself to protect Cosmo Canyon and Red XIII himself. Great piece of moving soundtrack music. Favourite piece is at exactly 0:54. Awesome.



How did I forget this one? Awesome Utada Hikaru.

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Re: Game Music

Post by Grayswandir » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:46 am

Suburban Tram - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phbYcGYKnmM

Halo Theme - Halo Trilogy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om0M6Ol8FjQ

Siege of Madrigal - Myth: The Fallen Lords
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hTgvNsqb9Y

Marathon 2 Theme - Marathon 2: Durandal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAlhcz44WdQ

Ring a Bell (English) - Bonnie Pink - Tales of Vesperia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAPAsmb7wSQ

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