Discussion in 'Games' started by JediKnight20043, Sep 12, 2010.
Final Fantasy iv
Gametrailers just started a new series called BackTrack that is focusing on game music. [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/donkey-kong-backtrack/727604?]First Episode is for DKC1[/link].
I forgot how that game brilliantly integrated environmental effects into the actual music.
The [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/video/music-smash-backtrack/728031]next episode[/link] is up. This week's episode is a mashup of some of the notable tracks from the game releases of last month.
From Ico: "You Were There"
Live and Learn-Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
Open Your Heart-Sonic Adventure
What I'm Made Of-Sonic Heroes
It Doesn't Matter SA2B and SA
The Pokemon themes from the Gameboy series.
Namely RBY and GSC
The original Red Faction Theme
I also recall great music in Return to Castle Wolfenstein
I don't know if the song from Portal 1 counts as the game theme, but it was a great song
For me is Across the Time from Chrono Cross... this music is awesome
I still stand by Homeworld as having some the best music ever made.
There's so many great game soundtracks out there that I can't begin to keep track of them. When everything is awesome, nothing is =/
Ocarina of Time- Really just all the music from that and most Zelda Games has to be mentioned.
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle: Live and Learn
And there's so much more.
Watching this scene again while replaying ME1 really makes me miss being on board the Normandy 2. Normandy 1 was cool back in 08, but Normandy 2 is so much better.
Simple and Clean from Kingdom Hearts
The Entire Soundtrack, period, from Eternal Sonata
The Opening Theme (and pretty much the entire soundtrack) from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Opening Theme from Below the Root (not bad for a C64 game)
I love them each for different reasons, but those are certainly among my top favorites.
The title theme from the Metroid Prime trilogy re-release on Wii.
This is pretty amazing.
A bit nostalgia time for me with some entries from a much-loved game that is rarely remembered for its music, even though in my opinion it is filled with great music, pretty much all of it more or less being some form of rearrangement of the classic James Bond theme. The game I speak of is GoldenEye 007 for the N64. If I were to list all of the music that I like in this game, this post would be far too long, so I will limit myself to five tracks.
1. The pause menu
4. Aztec complex
5. Egyptian temple (especially the part that begins at 2:15)
Bonus: Control center elevator
GE's music was great. Always reminds me how sad I am that I never got to unlock the final multiplayer level (because that lady just would not stop dying in the control room, gah!).
Star Tropics, especially the Overworld Theme and the Underworld Theme
The Curse of Monkey Island Opening Theme
Faxanadu Overworld Theme
Snake Rattle'n'Roll Level 1 Theme
GoldenEye is not the only Bond game with great music.
From The World is not Enough (PS1 version) :
Main menu / Fallen Angel (This theme was used again for the menus in the next Bond game, Agent Under Fire.)
The N64 version of this game was developed on its own by Eurocom and was a different game altogether. Consequently, it had its own soundtrack:
From Nightfire (PS2/Xbox/GC):
Chain Reaction, part 2
The Exchange - alert
Night Shift, part 2
Nightfire was outstanding in the musical department, IMO, but it's follow-up, Everything or Nothing, was quite unremarkable. I think both were solid games, though.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands has four different versions with different plots, only sharing the same title. As such, they naturally have different soundtracks. Nothing better illustrates the differences in style and tone between the different versions, than the contrasting opening title themes of the HD version, compared to the Wii game.
Wii version - title/menu theme
HD version (X360/PS3/PC) - title/menu theme
I happen to like them both.
From Forsaken (PS/N64):
Here Comes the Ghost
Prince of Persia series title theme round-up:
Opening introductory screen of the first Prince of Persia game in 1989. This was for computers.
The game was later ported, as well as remade, for consoles in 1992. An enhanced version with, among other changes, a new soundtrack was developed for the SNES and Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. This is the the new title theme. And here's a new menu theme.
When the original 1989 game was remade as Prince of Persia Classic in 2007, the soundtrack modernised that of the original release for computers. Here is the updated version of the title theme.
Opening introductory montage for Prince of Persia 2 - The Shadow and the Flame for computers.
This game was also converted for consoles and, as you might expect given the consoles' limited capacity compared to computers of the time, they again had own new soundtracks. This is the introduction for the SNES version.
Opening cinematic for Prince of Persia 3D, released for Windows in 1999. An unaltered Dreamcast version, subtitled Arabian Nights, was released the following year.
Main menu music of Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time, released in 2003. This game reset the franchise with a new prince and began a new story.
Title theme of its sequel Warrior Within, released the following year.
The final game of the Sands of Time trilogy, The Two Thrones, was released in 2005.
A fourth game was added to this storyline with the release of The Forgotten Sands in 2010. Its story takes place between the events of the first and second games in what is no longer a trilogy.
Title theme of Prince of Persia, released in 2008. This game reset the franchise again, being the first game since the original from 1989 to lack a subtitle. However, the characters and setting established in this game were since abandoned.
3 Words: Super Mario Galaxy
Though the gameplay was a little too linear for my liking, it's Orchestral Soundtracks are hands down some of the best I've heard in any media, even when they aren't fully orchestrated, either.
& of course:
I agree, SithLord_Darth_Vader. SMG 2 also has some amazing music as well, like New Galactic Empire and Puzzle Plank Galaxy.
So I'm putting together a playlist themed around the concept of "Nintendo Summer". I want it to have that kinda laid-back, just-chilling-by-the pool vibe, with a few occasional bursts of jazziness.
At it's core I'm basing it around tracks from Super Mario Sunshine (as well as underwater [and similar-feeling] levels from the other Mario games) and Donkey Kong Country Returns (and tracks from it's predecessors), as well as a few OCRemixes inbetween.
However, I'm looking for other suggestions to add in some variety. Any other tracks come to mind that you think would fit in with that tropical island/beach vibe? (which I suppose can be extended to a coastal cave-vibe too)
It doesn't have to be from just 1st/2nd party titles (though those are the priority), so long as the game appeared on a Nintendo platform (or, preferably, is most associated with a Nintendo platform release)- and it can be a specific remix or cover if it adds the right vibe/style to the piece.
Hm, yeah the Super Mario games have some good ones, especially Galaxy 1 and 2. Wind Waker has some good ones, especially Dragon Roost Island.