Stand-out game music!

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  1. malakian

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    Well I thought I'd make a topic for rarities that people might not have had the chance to appreciate if they hadn't played certain non-blockbuster games. We all have probably enjoyed FFVIII's music or Morrowind's theme tune, but this is for songs you'd like to share that people might not have heard.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWkq2l8AMlU

    This tune is from Pirates of the Caribbean, the shoddily re-branded and ultimately rushed Sea Dogs 2. However, I'm a big fan of folk tunes and songs, and it's certainly one of my favourite simple folk melodies. A little producer research tells me that the composer got a pack of centuries-old Celtic style folk melodies in a sample pack and extrapolated a song out of it. I'd love to know a bit more about said song.

    Plenty more I like but one per post is more likely to ensure people bothering I always think.

    What're some of yours?
     
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  2. MattAY

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    Good topic!

    I'm massively into video game music - my ipod has an odd array of different songs let me tell you ;)

    I bought Magna Carta 2 a few months back. And the moment you start your adventure ie. the first time you roam on a large map - this song came on....and I levelled for hours! I love it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptgN3Nto ... re=related
     
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    hey that's a nice Celtic music... Almost cheering and very smoothing at sea... like it was made by the composer dude behind a certain game involving heroes of might, and sometimes magic... times four... released a year before pirates of the Caribbean the video game...

    WAIT A MINUTE!

    HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX HAX :evil:

    Hu hum.. back on topic... A little hendrix, anyone?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuYL-keoGvU
     
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  6. malakian

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    Good responses guys, not gone through all the multiple links yet but I'm enjoying them. Exam revision today so it's nice! EDIT: I have now. I'm a huge fan of all the Ace Attorney series music, Kijan. Most original game music for years I think. This jazz interp of the court music really gets me.

    Lien, hey, no need to be sarcastic! That wasn't composed by him. As I've said, I did my research on this. This is what it turned up:

    this topic on the tune as it appeared in Heroes IV pointed out the same tune was being used in multiple game themes, and one of the posters there contacted the man you linked to about it. He had this to say:

    So, yep. Smaller game music composers aren't above using melody sample packs, it seems! As a production obsessive, I frown on this...but it is such a good tune, it's acceptable just this once. Or 3 times.
     
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    I've decided that this is probably the best piece of video game music I've ever heard. So many thoughts and ideas stir around in my head every time I hear it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgDL3fAE4FU - The credits theme of DW6 Empires

    And of course, here's a few others from the game that I enjoyed:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_pT314QhxY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izdm-r0rWH0

    Then there's Atlantis: The Lost Tales. This game came well before it's time:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1tQms7VwvA - Main theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JBEQq_2fUM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqpmvhBL0sI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6VVFNVntjQ - finally to calm you down

    Now, this is one of the funniest songs I've heard. You here it in the game when you find a tribe of topless people that decide whether you die or live by racing turtles:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgbfuwyYxDw
     
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    Really like a lot of it yeah, but that is too electric guitary an interpretation for me - much preferred Peaceful Moments. Amazing.
     
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    Back Hall Music - Amnesia
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrPI0FAdCWk

    Main Theme - Shadowman
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf__D_hDUVU

    Just about everything - Knytt
    http://niffpage.greywool.com/files/Music/GameOST/knytt/

    Main Theme - Smash TV
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2JOaWuWSnk

    Probably a bit more well known, but forgotten:
    Song 1 - Die Hard Trilogy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG3QcmpC_-U

    More Bruce Willis you say? Kay.
    Prison Theme - Apocalypse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhuwTCbHXUQ

    Humming the Bassline - JSRF
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDf6uRabKPE

    If you still believe - Legend of Dragoon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvDfIcMI3M4

    Hong Kong Streets - Deus Ex
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzvw8uSWucM

    Bounty Hunter - Advent Rising
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ_hgmGEhsw

    Parting Forever - Lost Odyssey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFGrxKDrluI :(

    Summer - Shogun Total War
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0W5pPrY0Hw

    Life Is Beautiful - Deadly Premonition (WARNING: Catchy)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzvXBFwcyek

    End Theme - Fighting Force
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhlhKF37NjE

    Main Theme - Body Harvest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2q5jz-uLzE

    That'll do for now.
     
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  14. clockworks

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    Video games need more metal.
     
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  15. malakian

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    DISAGREE STRONGLY

    Some of us are in our twenties now.
     
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  16. Kijan

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    http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=15835 - he may have become old, become fragile ... but in his heart he'll stay strong, forever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY-Z_TMdk4I - the music and the man that caused the metamorphosis within me.

    http://www.gamerevolution.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=15835 - the scene that comes with this song made me shed manly tears.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MQRL7xws7w - catchy, catchy, catchy! :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APxVGopgkhc - perfect song for a spa.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSFo1I12 ... re=related - eerie yet soothing melody.

    That's all! ... for now.
     
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  17. Rinnon

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    Hahaha. So true.

    So, I'm surprised no one has mentioned Overclocked ReMixes in this topic yet:

    Overclocked ReMix

    Almost all my game music on my MP3 Player comes from there. There's something for everyone.

    Here's a link to one of my favourites: Time Chill
     
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  18. Bretimus_v2

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    Things that ruined the Prince of Persia series.
     
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  19. Kijan

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    a PoP game had metal?

    It's like having a game with an emo Dante... oh wait. Darn it!
     
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