90°
Submitted by caitlinlaughs 602d ago | opinion piece

Assassin’s Creed Soundtracks Are Missing Something

While the soundtracks for the Assassin's Creed series are good, they're missing out by not having a main recurring theme. (Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Saga, Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed III, Culture, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Nate-Dog  +   602d ago
Personally I disagree. I think the great thing about Kyd's work is how different so much of it is. The music from AC compared to that of ACII and AC:B is so different and great because of it. I get the point that having a similar recurring theme or melody connects things together, but they don't need to be connected together. Assassin's Creed has some wonderful Eastern themes, and ACII and Brotherhood have some beautiful Mediterranean-styled themes, while ACIII (under Balfe) has a more direct, loud and emphatic approach, something you'd expect from a game focused on the British-American war.

(I really diskliked Revelation's soundtrack personally and didn't like reading that Balfe would take charge solely of ACIII's score, but he did a much better job in fairness to him. Only thing for me is that there's no track that really stands out, and few that really bring things together. Assassin's Creed had Access The Animus, ACII had Earth, and AC:B had City of Rome [I don't even count Revelations, I just can't stand that game]).
#1 (Edited 602d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Eamon  +   602d ago
Not sure why AC3 ost wasn't given to Jesper Kyd. His Assassin's Creed music had soul to it. Lorne Balfe's soundtrack for AC3 felt quite generic.

Ah well, I hope he returns for AC4.
#2 (Edited 602d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
TotalHitman  +   602d ago
I also didn't like the AC3 soundtrack. The main theme was quite good, but the rest were sub-par. Shame. Let's hope Jesper Kyd comes back next time.
Jinkies  +   602d ago
I was about to say the same thing

It was like something you would hear in a Hollywood movie. Even the theme song which you hear in the titles, you can't beat the theme in AC2 (Ezios Family/Earth) and Revealtions main title theme

You would think "Oh AC3, big new game, bigger engine, last game in trilogy....oh I know lets NOT get the main composer to return and hand it off to some unknown"

I think Ubisoft are becoming cheap
ironfist92  +   602d ago
It was sick and wrong of them to suddenly kick and replace a long time contributer to the series. I didnt like AC3 soundtrack as much as I had hoped either. Wonder if Kyd's willing to come back after being tossed aside like last nights dinner.
-Gespenst-  +   602d ago
Well Lorne Balfe's not exactly an unknown, and he did do like half the soundtrack to Revelations. But yeah, they shouldn't have lost Kyd.
Eamon  +   602d ago
It appears Jesper Kyd was working on the soundtracks of 3 other games in 2012. Maybe that explains why.
-Gespenst-  +   602d ago
They do all have a main theme, it's just a different one for each game. I dunno I think the music's pretty great overall. Losing Kyd wasn't a great idea though, Lorne Balfe seems only to be able to make big orchestral numbers.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Mass Effect 4: 10 New Things We Learned From Comic-Con

45m ago - The latest Mass Effect news, direct from San Diego Comic-Con! | PC
20°

Final Fantasy VII, VIII Discounted On Game UK

45m ago - Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII, some of the most successful entries of the Final Fantas... | PC
40°

Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy skin pack coming to Minecraft

1h ago - James writes - "With the film about to hit the cinemas it makes sense to announce a Guardians of... | Xbox 360
40°

Another Hyrule Warriors stream coming on Thursday - Miyamoto, Aonuma, and others attending

1h ago - Hyrule Warriors will be seeing another streaming event this week. | Wii U
Ad

Looking for a great Pokemon Community?

Now - Look no further. Join us at the BulbaGarden Forums, the best community for everything Pokemon | Promoted post
30°

Paper Mario Stage Announced for Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

1h ago - It was revealed today that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will include a stage based on the Paper Mari... | 3DS
Related content from friends