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Submitted by Romudeth 894d ago | opinion piece

Do Memorable Video Game Soundtracks Still Exist?

One of the great things about retro games is the music. For the most part, older games had extremely catchy tunes that would be hard to get out of your head. The fact that symphonies now play old school video game music at their concerts illustrates how timeless these pieces are. Can we say the same thing about modern day video game music? Will this music be remembered as fondly in 20 years? (Culture, Industry, Retro, Tag Invalid)

deathman6001  +   894d ago
Old game music was so much better. Today's music is crap.
Zeixama  +   894d ago
Yeah. We are living after-history. Enjoy Deus Ex: HR soundtrack.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   894d ago
Deus Ex had a pretty good soundtrack, but there wasn't a lot of vaiety in the songs. And there was only like 1 or 2 good songs. Games like FF, Chrono Trigger, and KH have a lot of good memorable songs that will stir up emotions and remind you of a specific event in the game.
Bloodraid  +   894d ago
There's plenty of more recent games that had brilliant OSTs...

- Radiant Historia ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- 999: 9 hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- Bastion ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- Persona 4 ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- Metal Gear Solid 4 ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- Dear Esther ( http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- Braid( http://www.youtube.com/watc...

I could go on for ages...
wishingW3L  +   894d ago
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mystic86  +   894d ago
eh, Journey!!
Hicken  +   894d ago
From this year, I'd say Journey. This generation, the best soundtrack I've heard belonged to Nier.
Relientk77  +   894d ago
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, had a great soundtrack. So, yes
YourFlyness  +   894d ago
do ah do ah do do do do ah do.....Dayyytoooonnnaaaaa.. Daytona, Lets Go Away
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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   894d ago
Music is one of the few things this generation that only risen in quality.

For example, Vanquish's soundtrack had awesome music selection to personify the sense of speed in the game. Erica Niwa (Bayonetta) and Masafumi Takada (Killer 7, Godhand) really went all out in over loading every second techno greatness.

Then there are titles like Shadows Of The Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw (Akira Yamaoka and Jimmy Urine) that brings unique music to the table yet still deliver heavy rock at it's finest.
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pandehz  +   894d ago
Deus Ex HR
Bastion
Mass Effect 1,2,3
BF3 few tracks (love solomons theme)
Zelda Skyward Sword
The Witcher 1,2
Elders Scrolls 3,4,5

and a whole lotta more.

Todays soundtracks are pretty damn good.

Few tracks to enjoy

Track from Witcher 2 (if you got decent bass you're in for a treat)
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Morrowind
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Mass Effect
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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TheGreenMan  +   894d ago
Xenoblade FTW...
Tex117  +   894d ago
Came here to post Neir. That is one incredible soundtrack.
Blankman85  +   894d ago
Halo 3 and Rayman Origins are my picks.
R_aVe_N  +   894d ago
one of the best soundtracks I have heard this gen was for Lair simple brilliant
KentBlake  +   894d ago
Uncharted!
Firebird360  +   894d ago
Mass effect 1-3
Kingdoms of amalur
Crysis 2
Forza 4 if u count sound effect, engine noises
kingPoS  +   894d ago
Castlevania SoTN Sonic 3&Knuckles Both Sonic CD OST's Super Mario RPG Megaman 2-3 All wipeout's Ghost in the shell(ps1) GTA 3-san andreas Tekken 2-5+tag(lol) Motorstorm 1-2 Uncharted 2 and Lagrange Point.

I don't know what kinda of voodoo magic Konami preformed on that famicom cart to make it sound like a SNES cart. It still sounds great even today. I could go on but I'll cut it short.

I think alot of older OST's had a warmer feel to them because they didn't have DTS Dolbly Digital or even CD to fall rely upon. Maybe music was good then because they didn't have the resources we do now? It's hard belive the "Older" systems managed to stuff 48k of music in single cart. 'cough' Lagrange Point 'cough cough' whereas a soundtrack in 2012 eats up hundreds of megabytes.
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_TheGreatSun_  +   894d ago
Final Fantasy X has a great soundtrack IMO
saoco  +   894d ago
my favorite sound track this gen is probably
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD.

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