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#1 Yosh

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:06 PM

Some people listen to video game music exclusively. It's certainly an art appreciated more today than 25 or even 15 years ago, and as gaming technology has reached a point where sound is no longer limited, impressive orchestral compositions and a stronger focus on the audio experience of a game have naturally led to increased competitiveness. Gamers today enjoy many video game soundtracks that not only *can* stand on their own as individual works of art, but *do*.

 

What are your favorite video game soundtracks?

 

I'm not one of those people who listens to them a lot, but I do have a few in my library - Final Fantasy Tactics, Shenmue, Chrono Cross, Legend of Mana, Wind Waker, Breath of Fire 3, Persona 3/4, the Phoenix Wright Jazz and Orchestral versions, and the Final Fantasy IV soundtrack in the "Celtic Moon" style, among maybe a few more.

 

I think the two I like best though are Shadow of the Colossus and Threads of Fate. The first on its own merit, the second admittedly for nostalgia. Check out the Threads of Fate OST: https://www.youtube....h?v=_LzXshelkjA


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:39 PM

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series.

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:03 PM

Goddamnit you make my brain hurt sometimes.

 

But nah there were some cool songs on the THPS soundtrack, though I only played like the first 3. THPS2 though, I have mad hours on that. School II, busting multi-million point tricks

 

but yeah too many hours, songs from the THPS2 soundtrack still annoy me just from hearing them too much and never really liking most of them in the first place.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:31 PM

i don't really listen to video game music outside of when i'm actually playing the games, but i do really like the project X zone soundtrack...i guess that sorta means i like the music from a whole lot of games, but w/e. the music in smt 4 is also pretty good. i guess if i had to choose a favorite though it's the dragon quest theme. i don't know why but every time i start a dq game and hear the theme it just does something for me.


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 11:41 PM

lemme get all indy and hipster for a sec tho, and say that i also actually greatly enjoy the soundtrack for Mystic Towers. That's right none of ya'll ever heard of that shit. 

 

http://www.youtube.c...CiReRec&t=11m4s


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 12:29 AM

Oh geez, too many to think of. Let's start oldschool.

 

Donkey Kong Country 2- https://www.youtube....ADADFD88F5B0565

This game has some of the finest composition of the 16-bit era, hands down. Stickerbrush Symphony is genuinely a soul-moving track.

 

Megaman 2- https://www.youtube....B78DBAB74CE66CD

Cliche, but for bloody good reason.

Also, just gonna leave this here as well- https://www.youtube....h?v=iW_Ct49H1ng

 

Pokemon RBY- https://www.youtube....26855F88564F001

Just because of shameless nostalgia.

 

Gotta agree with Yosh on Threads of Fate. I downloaded that on PSN after you recommended it to me in a thread once where I was asking for retro game suggestions. The soundtrack is outstanding.

 

TLoZ: Wind Waker- https://www.youtube....qJDad2r1XmAZaBw

I could list nearly every Zelda game, but I think Wind Waker wins for best soundtrack. Dragon Roost Island is one tasty jam.

 

Final Fantasy XII- https://www.youtube....253C5C473A12A64

I'm such a minority on this one, but it's definitely the FF soundtrack that stuck with me the most. The Estersand theme still pops into my head even now.

 

Super Mario RPG- https://www.youtube....oLQgcwc_H-mzU9b

 

Spyro: Year of the Dragon- https://www.youtube....A0F6FE67842D916

 

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

 

Oh, and I'm gonna throw out Saints Row III & IV, just because the in-game radio is the best compilation of actual licensed music on any game. Actually how I first heard of We Were Promised Jetpacks, who are now one of my top 5 favorite bands ever.

 

SRIII (Gen X Radio Station)- https://www.youtube....77DBB33BBB1152B

SRIV (Also Gen X)- https://www.youtube....n9w_sFQ9Ec1kDr5


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 01:21 AM

Final fantasy dissidia and 012 OST is pretty cool.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:32 AM

Gotta agree with Yosh on Threads of Fate. I downloaded that on PSN after you recommended it to me in a thread once where I was asking for retro game suggestions. The soundtrack is outstanding.

 

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That game is so underappreciated, and the soundtrack is both unusual and excellent for the human auditory system.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:55 AM

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:03 AM

Donkey Kong Country 2 and Wind Waker both had really good soundtracks. I usually don't care too much about video game soundtracks, but yes. Those were notable.

 

Super Mario Sunshine also has a pretty solid soundtrack.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:09 AM

WIND WAKER!<33

 

Dragon roost island = my personal theme. 


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:10 AM

Golden Sun, FFVI, Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, and Alundra.

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:10 PM

Super Metroid, Metroid Prime

 

Oh geez, I can't believe I didn't mention these. The Metroid Prime Menu Theme is one of my favorite VGM tracks ever, hands down. Same goes for Phendrana Drifts.

 

Super Metroid's music was so atmospheric and immersive, it did what a lot of 16-bit games couldn't do.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 08:19 PM

I'd like to try the Alundra games some time, always wanted to.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:32 PM

Welp, with PSX emulation as well-developed as it is, it's never been more accessible.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 04:48 AM

After experiencing Nier and Drakengard 3, I'd have to say those two soundtracks swiftly replaced my top two OSTs.

 

Nier's Shadowlord: https://www.youtube....h?v=MGtnBnmJ8MA

Drakengard 3's Last Song: https://www.youtube....h?v=lW69pA4XZ0g

 

Nier's OST is particularly melancholy-sounding, even during the intense boss battles, but both OSTs can get pretty chilling and haunting.


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 06:15 AM

https://www.youtube....5rMYX6zc2iB94WS

 

Bust A Groove OST was surprisingly good man, not gonna lie.


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 09:22 PM

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My jam, right here. castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:30 AM

Pocket Bomberman gets slept on.

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:06 AM

Started playing persona 4...I'm loving the soundtrack to death. Ripped the cd to my laptop so I could have it while playing league and blazblue.

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