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Author:  Sentynel [ Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:59 pm ]
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The Oblivion version of the theme sounds even MORE like Pirates.
Morrowind is older than Pirates, though, so I'm fairly sure the similarity is a coincidence.

Author:  Orneon [ Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:49 pm ]
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I can't believe noone named Final Fantasy VII ?

I'm glad Nobuo Uematsu was named anyway but come on...

Author:  Bear McCreary [ Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:24 pm ]
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Nobuo Uematsu is one of the greats, no question!

Author:  Orneon [ Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:10 pm ]
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Of course he is, that's why I was so surprised he wasn't named that much, almost not at all !

Author:  jd2607 [ Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:17 pm ]
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I think I may finally be able to say that I love a Mass Effect score.

*SPOILER ALERT*

As you may know, Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream, Pi, Moon, Black Swan) is scoring ME3 and the clips of his music that I heard while playing the demo were much more up my alley. I think I'm actually going to like this score and play the game with the music on.

Author:  Bear McCreary [ Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:44 pm ]
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jd2607 wrote:
I remember the first time I played Sonic and Knuckles and I had the main theme from that stuck in my head for weeks afterwards. Unfortunately with the later 3D games I just never got on with the pop-rock style that the scores took on (Check out the remix of the Green Hill Zone theme from Sonic Generations in the "modern" level. They ruined it.)


I couldn't agree more! The contemporary versions of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man games completely miss the point of how that music worked in the originals. It really aggravates me actually.

The pinnacle of Sonic music for me was Spencer Nilsen's score for the American release of Sonic CD. That had the perfect mix of genuinely "sonic"-styled music, but performed by live instruments with incredible production value.

And, I agree with you, that once the games went 3D, the music took a seemingly irreversible nose dive.

Author:  R2C2 [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:04 am ]
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I never get to chat about game soundtracks... :)

#1 MechWarrior 2 and expansions:

I don't even know who wrote this music, but it is awesome. I still have the original game CDs just so I can make sure to have the music available.

#2 Blizzard games:

Diablo, StarCraft, Warcraft - in general Blizzard puts out good music. And the fact that they have done actual soundtrack releases for more than a decade goes to show they understand the value of good music.

#3 Total Annihilation:

If memory serves, this is an early Jeremy Soule soundtrack, but its good, He does channel John Williams a bit, but that isn't all bad.

#4 Max Payne 2:

Specifically the main cello theme.



Having never played console games, I've missed out on some good music (at least, that's what I hear). I've been a PC game player for 20 years and just don't see any reason to change. :)

Author:  AdamCarlo [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:46 pm ]
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R2C2 wrote:

I've been a PC game player for 20 years and just don't see any reason to change. :)



Hehe, same here! Except that I've been PC gaming now for 23 years. It's scary how time flies.

Author:  CKIL [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:00 pm ]
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Great posts so far, glad someone brought up Half-Life and Rogue Spear,

Two games with great music, both on the Unreal engine and written by Alexander Brandon are

Unreal 1 and Unreal Tournament 99

Deus Ex 1

Author:  Lex [ Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:42 pm ]
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Funny... When I was a teenager, PC was for work, console for fun. I never played games on the PC, only Super Nintendo, Genesis and Game Boy (and now Wii). I never even connected a joystick/pad to my PC.
I had a Commodore C64 and a C16 when I was a kid. Does that count as PC gaming? :D

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