Press Start and Listen: The Videogame Music Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Son of the Suns, Sep 7, 2002.

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  1. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    Who's the composer for the Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb score? And is he or she going to incorporate Williams' themes?
  2. Emperor_Dan Jedi Master

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    Clint Bajakian.. he helped write the music on Monkey Island 2, 3, did most of the work on 4, did Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, and most of the stuff at LucasArts. He has since formed his own company, but continues to do work with LEC.

    Check this out for more on the score.

    Oh, I assume Clint will incorporate Williams's themes, any LEC game has to rights to.
  3. qui_gon_jinn_83 Jedi Knight

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    Hey everyone! Newbie here! :)

    Nobuo Uematsu is my favourite video game music composer. I think his best work is heard in Final Fantasy VII. My god that soundtrack is good...

    I don`t know if anyone in here played the game ICO, but the music in the game is very beautiful and VERY haunting... What a great game! :)
  4. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm not sure what I'd consider my favorite of the Final Fantasy scores. I'm torn between IV, VI and VIII.
  5. netpadawan Force Ghost

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    Hey.

    Today I´ve received the score for the Starfleet Academy Pc Game. I´ve buy it on ebay. I´ts a nice score from Ron Jones composer from The Next Generation early seasons, and Brian Luzietti.

    I felt in love with the music while playing the game and finally i got the score!




  6. Auraveda Jedi Master

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    Ah yes, Ico has some lovely music, very simple but emotional. If I remember correctly some of it involved mandolins.
  7. Darth_Insidious Jedi Master

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    I wish Uematsu had at least some part in Kingdom Hearts soundtrack. Especially since FFXI may not even come to NA. But the person who did compose the music still did a very nice job, and there's cool variations of Disney themes in there, as well as the original versions of those themes and original work.
  8. Darth_Obstreperous Jedi Master

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    I wish Uematsu did the music for the FF Movie. Not that Goldenthal's score was at all bad but it would have been interesting to see what Nobuo-sama would have done with it since no one knows FF music better than him.
    He's never scored a movie, has he?
  9. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    I second that. I was really disappointed when I read that Goldenthal would make the score.
  10. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I third that. Goldenthal's score was one of my many problems with the film. It never sounded like Final Fantasy to me. But then again, the film was definitely not Final Fantasy as we know it...

    On the other hand, Yoko Shinomura did a great job with the Kingdom Hearts score, so I don't think Uematsu's involvement was necessary.
  11. Darth_Insidious Jedi Master

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    The music in Kingdom Hearts is too short. Most of the loops feel like under a minute.
  12. Darth_Potter Jedi Master

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    OOOO! Video game music! Just recently, I downloaded classical versions of Zelda songs. Ocarina things. They're awesome. Tell me if you wanna know more.
  13. Pooja Jedi Grand Master

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    I can't decide between Yasunori Mitsuda and Uematsu. The Chrono Trigger/Cross, Xenogears, Xenosaga soundtracks have been AMAZING. AMAZING.

  14. Darth_Doug Jedi Master

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    I've been a Uematsu fan for a while, and it's great to find people with some of the same tastes who can recommend similar styles, etc. Thanks!
  15. Darth_Potter Jedi Master

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    Now I know where those Orchestral things are from. Now can anyone tell me where my Zelda music could be from?
  16. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm not sure, Potter. You need to describe those tracks better.

    Has anyone heard of the anime Ah! My Goddess: The Movie? I'm asking because I just found out that Nobuo Uematsu co-composed the score.
  17. OwenSkywalker3 Jedi Knight

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    Guys,

    If you like video game music, go to Lucasarts.com, go to the Official Bounty Hunter Site, and download the 4 tracks from Jeremy Soule. All very short, but very nice, and very much in the Star Wars vein...

    Ah... now, with that out of the way, who knows where I can download any tracks from Lucasarts SW games? I know that Force Commander had original music, but I understand Tie Fighter did as well. Anyone know where I can download this, track titles, composers, anything like that?

    Any data at all is appreciated...

    OS
  18. Darth_Potter Jedi Master

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    Someone IM me using AIM and I will send you one of the songs, they're very good but hard to describe.....

    My screen name is Edag88 (aol)
  19. 1stAD Jedi Youngling

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    I personally prefer Mitsuda over Uematsu, but I may be a bit biased since I like Chrono Trigger and Xenogears (and their respective sequels/prequels) more than Final Fantasy. I especially like Mitsuda's work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Xenosaga: Episode I, it has a very epic and space-opera feel to it.

    Now if only I can find a reasonably priced import version of the soundtrack, instead of my lame MP3 bootleg 8-}
  20. qui_gon_jinn_83 Jedi Knight

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    Uematsu Co-Composed the Oh My Godess film???!!! That`s so cool! Haven`t seen the film yet, but I love the series! :)
  21. TwiLekSith Jedi Knight

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    1stAD, I now listened to the OST to Xenosaga and while I really like it and think it's truly fantastic (the few choirs, the use of pianos, the grander pieces (like Gnosis) and the silent ones (game over or sorrow)), I still like Final Fantasy more ;)

    But without you mentioning it here, I'd have missed some great music - I thank you, and so does my playlist :D
  22. HL&S Magistrate Emeritus

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    Uematsu is my favorite for sure.

    Any Final Fantasy Soundtrack is good enough for me. I'm actually going to buy a few of the soundtracks for myself as a Christmas present.

    Mario Brothers has good music also.

    The Legend of Zelda Main Theme is just awesome. But Ocarina of Time has the best music of that series.

    Themes from the TMNT games are good.

    I actually have a level theme from Contra in my head right now.

    Castlevania Symphony of the Night is one of my all time favorites though.
  23. 1stAD Jedi Youngling

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    I haven't seen this brought up, but I really like Harry Gregson-Williams' score for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The first part (Tanker) has a very Hollywood action-hero feel to it. The second half (Plant) is much more chaotic and futuristic. You can hear the immediate differences between Snake and Raiden once the game switches characters. Snake is a seasoned veteran of the past, confident in everything, whereas Raiden is a rookie in a high-tech battlefield. unsure of who he is or why he's fighting.

    I just wish the music for Snake's portion was used more often in the game, but I suppose Metal Gear Solid: Substance will feature more of the themes composed for Snake's story.
  24. Emperor_Dan Jedi Master

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    Which LucasArts games music are you interested in? Most of the goodstuff is in MIDI and can be found at http://imuse.mixnmojo.com/
  25. Darth_Obstreperous Jedi Master

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    Yeah, I used to listen to my MGS2 soundtrack everyday. I love it. My favorite is "The World Needs Only One Big Boss". But the whole cd rocks. Yeah. Rocks hard.
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