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Submitted by rbailey 1071d ago | opinion piece

What If We Didn’t Need Final Boss Theme-Songs?

Garrett Glass from TheKoalition writes:
The boss battle theme is the auditory signal that shit is about to get real in a video game. It is the theme that is guaranteed to be covered in a metal style, soon to be uploaded to You Tube for all to enjoy. The boss theme is second only to the final boss theme, which, if composed correctly, heightens the emotional tension in the final conflict. But what if the final boss didn’t require a final boss theme to obtain the desired effect? (Culture, Dev, Final Fantasy VI, The Walking Dead: Episode 1 "A New Day")

Venomousfatman  +   1071d ago
Gotta say some of the best and some of the most iconic game music are boss themes. Its some those tunes that stay with you. Gotta love them.
LOGICWINS  +   1071d ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

I LOVED the music in this Outland Boss fight. Made me feel heroic like no other game this gen!
ElectroJade  +   1071d ago
I remember playing a boss fight in Heavenly Sword where the music was peaceful and calm. It was very weird, but it added so much more to the game. I definitely want to play Walking Dead now. I don't think I've ever experienced a silent boss fight!
rbailey  +   1071d ago
The boss battle music sequences in Metal Gear Rising are pretty badass. Of course, everyone won't agree but there is no denying that the music in boss battles definitely enhances the experience.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   1071d ago
I agree that I won't agree :)
TheOneWhoIsTornApart  +   1071d ago
Sorry but i just couldn't accept not having One Winged Angel and Dancing Mad. Final boss themes define the very essence of those characters.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   1071d ago
I usually focus on killing said bad guy instead of listening to the trendy beat going on in the background. I usually don't notice the music unless I'm forced to listen to it and nothing else like in skyrim or the wub wub in Farcry 3... which I hate dubstep with a passion now.
Stoppokingme  +   1071d ago
I can't imagine boss fights without good music to accompany it, it ups the ante and makes the battle more intense for some reason. It wouldn't be the same killing a dragon in Skyrim without that epic soundtrack.

I can't say the same for some games though, Every boss battle in Blue Dragon had the same horrendous J-rock track, I rather have a silent battle than have to endure that again.
yewles1  +   1071d ago
...then there wouldn't be crescendos in games.

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