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Your favourite video game music/tune & why?

Ranma1 | 203d ago
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What makes good video game music? Its different to all people, to me good video game music is about Nostalgia and emotion. If the music/theme brings out emotions then that's what I consider good. The last I made an article like this was 1 year ago. This is an improved version.

Here are my top 10 favourite and the reason why, I also like giving stats and ratings to everything:

Honourable mentions:

-Chrono Trigger frogs theme, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-Chrono Trigger wind theme, https://www.youtube.com/wat...
-Ryu Hayabusa theme Ninja Gaiden , http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-Assassins Creed - Brotherhood escapes, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-Skyrim theme @ 30 secs, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-Megaman theme, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-Vamo Alla Flamengo FF9, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-Terras theme FF6, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-One winged Angel FF7, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-Place I'll return to some day FF9 , http://www.youtube.com/watc...
-The price of freedom, http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Reason: It sounds good, it develops over time. Reminds me of Mexico and Mexican culture for some reason. It feels soothing. Suits the desert theme it was placed in. Lively trading environment in the desrt is what I can imagine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8GRDNU50b8 , with 1.5 million views

Reason: Very classical, brings out a sad emotion :( . However this song was never meant to be sad. I can imagine the person palying this on a Piano with their eyes closed and with a deep breath. To show this tune is powerful, and indeed I thought it was. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACFYaHyWrMQ

Reason: Brings out a sad emotion, the theme and the scene when it played in the game makes it all that better. You will have to see the video yourself of when it is played. A pearl bounces in the video from one stair step to another and each bounce of the pearl synchronized with the music. This synchronization and the fact that the pearl was falling down the steps and into the water made it feel like you just lost someone important...

Reason: In the scene when the music plays, the scene is pumped you with action & urgency. This gets your adrenaline running, the tune does its job well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_HxjU8TolU#t=46 (skip to 50 secs, that is where it starts)

Reason: Very sad song, brings out themes such as- you cannot trust nobody? Your all alone, very much suits the loner theme it was placed into http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUrC5R30Ofk

Reason: very grand, seems like a Hanz Zimmer tune, on the same scale as the Pirates of the Caribbean’s theme, it seems rich and expensive and sounds great to. Brings out emotions such as friendship and hope. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZVAvHah9io , with 2.2 million views

Reason: This song just sounds very nice. It starts off slow and builds up slowly. Like the Kingdom Hearts tune this one feels grand/rich/expensive. When I imagine this tune, I imagine time running out and the main character fighting his way through bad guys. To be honest I didn't think a game like Halo would have a tune this good so its surprised me and and that's one of the reasons its memorable to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om0M6Ol8FjQ#t=29 , with 5.2 million views

Reason: Sounds great, lots of nostalgia for me in this tune. This song very much a war theme, tragedy, adrenaline, hope, time running out, suspense, escaping, death of a soldier, all these themes I can feel in this tune and it very much suits Metal Gear Solid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=kkX39ayb81M#t=46s

Reason: Sounds amazing. That’s all there is to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz3RF4AcY7s#t=54 (go to 54 secs)

This song reminds me of the entire story of FF10. FF10 was my first FF game, I loved the story and it was very emotional. Actually the ending of FF10 made me quite sad and this song reminds me of all hardship that the party/characters in FF10 went through. The Main character Tidus wanted to visit his homeland, Zarnakand. He couldn't wait to get there...but when he got there all he found was death and ruin, then this song plays in the right time. The city of lights was turned to dust. Imagine a nuclear bomb being dropped on an active city like Los Angeles. The song sums up the scale of the disaster, the tragedy and the loss of life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-0G_FI61a8

_QQ_  +   203d ago
Hikari without a doubt. Its just too beautiful .
MRMagoo123  +   203d ago
Every finalfantasy song made lol, "to zarnakand" has sooooo much emotion behind it and every time i hear the song which is often because it is on my phone i always feel emotions from it and remember when tidus is doing the narrative about it being his story, i have goose bumps thinking about it lol, the "eyes on me" song from final fantasy 8 holds a special place for me as well. But yeh every finalfantasy song i love.
TopDudeMan  +   200d ago
So glad there's final fantasy love here. Nobuo Uematsu composed some absolutely genius scores for those games. When I think video game music, I have to think final fantasy.
Phoceenatic  +   203d ago
So I guess you like the FF series? Just kidding, there is some good stuff posted here- For me though I love the stuff from DK country ie Underwater Ambiance (of course), Gerudo theme, I also really like the main title theme to FF 13, The Promise. The Kingdom of Ixa'taka from Skies of Arcadia too. I could go on but those where the ones that immediately came to my head.
jamz4  +   203d ago
FFX - People of the North Pole
Most of Thomas Was Alone
FF7 Shinra
Far Cry 3 main theme & falling into a dream
Crysis 2 epilogue & aftermath new york
Arkham City main theme
Journey - apotheosis
Great fairy's fountain
most of ni no kuni

those are my favourites

...oh and cant forget the triple triad theme shuffle or boogie!
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BillytheBarbarian  +   203d ago
Yuzo koshiro:

Streets of Rage series
Revenge of Shinobi
Act Razor
InMyOpinion  +   203d ago
The best videogame music was made before all of that.

Delta - http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Last Ninja 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Ranma1  +   203d ago
I think megaman theme was best 8 bit tune
InMyOpinion  +   203d ago
Yeah that's awesome too! And the one from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. Love the Final Fantasy music as well.

I think they constructed better melodies back then. Nowadays everything is orchestral and bombastic, and in many ways generic.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   203d ago
The theme from Castlevania IV, most of everything in FF VI-IX and a couple of stand out tracks from the first 2 XIII games, and the ENTIRE Chrono Trigger soundtrack. Seriously, Yasunori Mitsuda created the most fitting and timeless soundtrack ever. EVER.
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daboosa  +   202d ago
Metal gear solid sniper wolfs death tune moving
izumo_lee  +   202d ago
A song very close to my 'feelings' is Faraway Promise by Yasanori Mitsuda (my personal fave composer) from Xenogears (my personal all time fave game).

First time i heard it i was in a bad place dealing with personal issues. Strange isn't it a guy going through some depression playing a game like Xenogears. The song hit so many notes with me that although pretty cliche to many it was a life changing experience. Never in my wildest dreams that a song can move me so much. That game was a life changing experience.

There are 2 versions of the song. The music box which everyone has heard who has played the game & the gorgeous piano version. (link) http://youtu.be/Ft44I7QvIFs

A quote from a character from the game Citan Uzuki sums up this song perfectly.

"Music is a mysterious thing...
Sometimes, it makes people remember things that they do not expect.
Many thoughts, feelings, memories... things almost forgotten...
Regardless of whether the listener desires to remember them or not..."
Chrono  +   201d ago
This one

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Ranma1  +   201d ago
that wind song is very good but i think frogs theme is better
AndrewLB  +   201d ago
You guys are crazy if you think that stuff is good. Here are some amazing video game music courtesy of Falcom's JDK Band. Yes... this is the music from the actual games. The Ys Series has been well known to have some of the greatest video game music ever produced.






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Reibooi  +   201d ago
Personally my favorite sound tracks are

1)Final Fantasy XII
2)Eternal Sonata
3)Final Fantasy Tactics
4)Muramasa The Demon Blade
5)Persona 3 and 4
7)All the Disgaea soundtracks
8)Final Fantasy VIII
DCfan  +   200d ago
FFXII theme was so frikkin good man.
andrewer  +   200d ago
Zelda and Shadow of the Colossus OST for me
DCfan  +   200d ago
Persona 3 final boss theme
Persona 3 last month theme, this theme in specific defined what the whole thing meant for the characters of the game and set the mood for the rest of the game.
iliimaster  +   200d ago
im going to cherrish this final fantasy X remake in HD for everything its worth. might even buy 2 copies like i did with lost oddessy one to play and one for display alot of my teenage gaming years went to this franchise countless hours leveling up boosting it had everything then they decided to turn into world of warcraft and alienated all their hardcore passionate fans by going this route

two amazing songs in lost oddessy


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Ranma1  +   199d ago
Lost Odyssey OST - Neverending Journey

Is great so is the final boss theme. I never got chance to finish lost odyssey. Got occupied and stopped playing it, but then never got back to it. If i play it again i feel i may need to play it from start
iliimaster  +   199d ago
same here i stopped because of gears 2 then 3 and so after all that i was on disc 4 and decided to start over and it was worth it to me thats why i have one still un opened just like ff7 ff8 ff9 and ff10 :D
XabiDaChosenOne  +   199d ago
Hikari, nuff said.
Bimkoblerutso  +   199d ago
Too many of these lists are almost completely dominated by JRPG's. I love the music in a lot of JRPG's, but there is a TON of other incredible stuff out there.

The Neverhood - Klaymen's Theme

The Monkey Island Theme

Bastion - Build that Wall

Hotline Miami - Deep Cover

Cave Story - On to Grasstown
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mrmarx  +   199d ago
metal gear solid 3 snake eater.. soulful
la noir- main theme
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infinitewords  +   197d ago
My favorite video game music is without a doubt, To Zanarkand. In a close second would have to be, Roxas' Theme, Ventus' Theme, and Dearly Beloved, all from the Kingdom Hearts series. But, To Zanarkand will always be my favorite, because it was the first song in a game to affect me on an emotional level. It was also the first song that made me realize that video game music could be more than just background noise, and if done right, it can add so much emotion to a scene.

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