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Do We look At Video Game Soundtracks As A Whole Or As Background Noise? Part 1 (GamerLive.TV)

Early this year, Bioware’s Mass Effect saga came to five year run. Rest aside the ending; the series is one of the most complete trilogies in video game history. There are two aspects that Mass Effect nails perfectly. The series was first to interweave choices all the way through the third and final installment captivating fans from start to finish. However, you can’t tell a great story if you forget to create the atmosphere for your game to breath in. The music in the game really doses shape Commander Shepard with it having one of the best scores in gaming, but do people notice? Do people look at soundtracks as a whole or as background noise?

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respawnaction1563d ago

Depends a lot on the game.

SeekDev1563d ago

Some games have soundtracks that could stand alone, separate from the game. Others? ...Not so much.

MrMister1561d ago (Edited 1561d ago )

Slightly related topic: if you've never heard these soundtracks before, please check out "saga frontier 2 ost" and "street fighter ex alpha ost", and "Dot Hack ost". Those soundtracks are by some of the best musicians in the world, and plays a huge influence in the music I now make today. if you been looking for a great original sound, check those out on Youtube! (also kingdom hearts ost is amazing too) .

omarzy1563d ago

Skyward sword had a symphony orchestra do the soundtrack, so some games can sound very nice.

Hicken1563d ago

I think that if a game's soundtrack is looked at as simply background noise, it's not worth listening to.

For me, music is a very important part of a game. I want it to be memorable, even if I don't realize how good it is at the time; I should find myself humming the soundtrack in a quiet moment, wondering where it came from.