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Favorite Game Music?
« on: July 25, 2014, 08:19:10 am »
Do you have a current favorite?

Mine is probably Death on the Snowfield.

What about y'all?

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2014, 02:48:59 pm »
I'll Face Myself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpUy8r7pE5Q

I'll Face Myself -Another Version-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKAycv7yWyc - The only issue is that the song's heard like twice in the game. Same song, but the piano and trumpet are switched.
"Remember when we were in Japan? You said you were my gun, if you're the gun then that means I'm the bullet."

"All my life I've been waiting for the gunpowder to go off, you know what you need to ignite gunpowder? You need a gun."

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 02:57:55 pm »
Temple of Rain

Edit: Oh god, there are so many good ones. Too many to pick just one.
The Lily of Steel
In the Halls of the Usurpur

Edit: Additional
YO-KAI Disco
Shadowlord
Amethyst Caverns

Edit: replaced link to Lily of Steel
« Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 01:06:52 pm by Gideon Zhi »

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2014, 05:29:32 pm »
Anything off the Nier soundtrack. The game has one of the greatest soundtracks of all time, without a doubt.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjAkolwZXhk - Tales of Xillia's Overflowing Nature, probably the only song in the game that I can say I absolutely adore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY6I-R4Nmz0 - Tales of Vesperia's Tragic Decision. All around solid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPjJNGeKmf8 - Star Ocean 3's Highbrow - Sakuraba's masterpiece, just to round everything out.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 07:28:59 pm by Next Gen Cowboy »
"Remember when we were in Japan? You said you were my gun, if you're the gun then that means I'm the bullet."

"All my life I've been waiting for the gunpowder to go off, you know what you need to ignite gunpowder? You need a gun."

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 10:40:42 am »
From last generation it was definitely the Nier soundtrack.  Though anything from Yasunori Mitsuda always gets me hooked., and Xenogears Myth (the orchestrated Xenogears album) still gets a ton of play in my MP3 player.

Edit:  Oh, and let me add this as one of my favorites in recent years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yu9We0Ok98

Edit 2:  And this one... *sob* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvEXqjnuQww
« Last Edit: July 26, 2014, 10:56:47 am by Draken »

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 05:27:09 pm »
Sang-Froid, Tales of Werewolf, has this "tribal Canadian" song that sticks to my ears...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMGC6JHEpEA

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 08:01:32 pm »
Among the more recent stuff (meaning post 90s):
Neotokyo (PC, 00s), Annul, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM6eZJRurFk&hd=1
Neotokyo (PC, 00s), Scrap IO, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5byxSgCDDo&hd=1
Neotokyo (PC, 00s), Tin Soldiers, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fBZLpsrNUg&hd=1

Machinarium (PC, 00s), Clockwise Operetta, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jryus3IfS6Y&hd=1
Machinarium (PC, 00s), The Bottom, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHPjpflNssY&hd=1

Ilomilo (PC/iPhone, 00s), 'Red, Green and Blue Doodles', http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28mPow0fyKA&hd=1

Jets 'n' Guns (PC, 00s), Fan Va Coolt, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTx_pJNGcz0&hd=1

Sword & Sworcery (iPhone/PC, 10s), Dark Flute, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8y_6o8UvR4&hd=1
Sword & Sworcery (iPhone/PC, 10s), Little Furnace, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbF6IgAllKY&hd=1
Sword & Sworcery (iPhone/PC, 10s), Under a Tree, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyRtP7_Sfqg&hd=1#t=0.5s

Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines (PC, 00s), Vesuvius, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epbfXE17zNQ&hd=1

Heroes of Might and Magic IV (PC, 00s), Grass Land 1, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-gnjMemqdE&hd=1

Flower (PSN, 00s), Peaceful Repose, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN5jRb2ADto&hd=1

VVVVVV (PC, 10s), Popular Potpourri, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1zxRWDb4V4&hd=1
VVVVVV (PC, 10s), Pushing Onwards, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25m3Gk7mRQM&hd=1

Krater (PC, 10s), Tutorial, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVKFrMvDWww&hd=1

Sound Shapes (PSV, 10s), Beck - Spiral Staircase, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM4JcabDyvQ

Mother 3 (GBA, 00s) - Monkey Delivery Service, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT5agdPVcnE&hd=1

Gitaroo Man (PS2, 00s) - The Legendary, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W__p0gCBSZI
Acoustic ver.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zacUcCCOoRw

Mega Man 9 (PS3/NES, 00s) - Galaxy Man, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdDbbzuq1vY

Vagrant Story (PS1, 00s) - Truth, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qj4PZEw1T0&hd=1

Klonoa 2 (PS2, 00s) - Hyuponia: Ruin of Sadness, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfGRZPbkdUY&hd=1
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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2014, 04:31:50 am »
I've always wondered why, when asked to give ONE favourite anything, some posters feels forced to give some tenth.

Therefore, I wonder if this kind of topic has any interest...

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2014, 11:03:08 am »
Narrowing down favorite music in a game is a complex affair. Some people play a lot of games, and that's thousands upon thousands of songs a year. Some of them, like Nier, and Persona's soundtrack get a lot of love (though maybe not enough), whereas others do not.

Favorite songs also shift.
"Remember when we were in Japan? You said you were my gun, if you're the gun then that means I'm the bullet."

"All my life I've been waiting for the gunpowder to go off, you know what you need to ignite gunpowder? You need a gun."

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2014, 03:03:47 pm »
I've always wondered why, when asked to give ONE favourite anything, some posters feels forced to give some tenth.

Therefore, I wonder if this kind of topic has any interest...

Only read the title properly, sorry.

My constant favourite would be something like the Afterburner theme, maybe. It fits the game perfectly, captures the vibe of 80s arcade gaming well, I almost never get sick of it and just find it to be an amazing composition. It's also really cheesy, but in a good way.

One of the best tracks from a game on the Amiga platform:
Agony (AMI, 90s), Title, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7SRlCkVtzg&hd=1

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2014, 04:09:59 pm »
It  was not particularly directed at you. The fact is a post like yours always appear on this kind of poll (I did one once or twice too :) )

To get back to the topic, I'd say GB Gargoyle's Quest (map theme). But if I answer tommorrow, I'll say PSIII Overworld theme.

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2014, 05:05:38 pm »
There's a nice orchestration of that one (GQ) on YT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVPqrRKDAL4
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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 03:18:33 am »
The Sega Saturn Devil Summoner games (especially the original) tend to get overshadowed by the Raidou games, but their music is wonderful.  Soul Hackers has a very ambient sound to it while Devil Summoner's soundtrack has a lot of personality.
Anyway, my favorite tracks from both are:

Devil Summoner - Staff Roll  (other recommendations include: Boss Battle, Title, Otherworld Dungeon 2, and Paradise Mansion)

Soul Hackers - Algon Headquarters (other recommendations include: Event Battle 1, Leon Automotive, and Algon NS Building)

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2014, 04:08:41 am »
Welcome to the forum, PeaceDiner.

I still say Death on the Snowfield tops them all, though I'm tempted to include one more...

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 12:51:21 pm »
Can't call a favorite, but the soundtracks to the first-party NGPC games are generally all catchy and well done. Then again, I'm fairly biased toward the system as a whole.

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2014, 01:05:59 pm »
I've always wondered why, when asked to give ONE favourite anything, some posters feels forced to give some tenth.

Therefore, I wonder if this kind of topic has any interest...

Given how many possibilities there are for something like this, I tried to limit myself to a small handful. I picked some of the more notable things that are universally recognized as being good (Nier) and tried to highlight a few things that people may not necessarily have heard before (Mamoru-kun wa Norowarete Shimatta!).

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« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2014, 02:25:00 pm »
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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2014, 03:41:49 pm »
One of my favorites:
;)

My heart is moved by this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4CM848e48A
(I hated the game, but loved a good chunk of the music...)

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Re: Favorite Game Music?
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2014, 08:50:32 pm »
How am I supposed to choose a favorite? X D
That being said, here are a few from Labyrinth of Touhou which I played recently. ^^
One of the boss theme.
Another one.
The last floor theme.
The final boss theme.