The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by MauricioMM » February 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm


"Queen’s Garden", by Christopher Larkin (Hollow Knight)

Yep, another huge fan of Hollow Knight here. I recently started this game, thanks in no small part to peer pressure and, honestly, I’m loving it, partly because of its impeccable and engaging gameplay but especially for its art and musical directions. I love not only how the music complements the visuals but also how even by itself it’s very enjoyable. Actually, the music stand pretty much perfectly on its own, so much that I currently consider it one of the best soundtracks I’ve heard in gaming, at least in recent decades. So, yeah, another huge fan :)

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Joe81 » February 9th, 2019, 9:08 pm

Lunatic Pandora - from FFVIII by Uematsu



Playing through this game recently for the CnR podcast I was immediately entranced by the atmospheric and eerie music accompanying my first foray into the futuristic dungeon, Lunatic Pandora.
It is like Uematsu channeled his inner 'Hip' Tanaka (Metroid) but still managed to keep much of the same 'progressive meets classical' arrangements that he is known for.
To me this is right up there with the FFVII world map theme as my favorite FFtune.

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Simonsloth » February 10th, 2019, 11:46 am

Im playing through Wolfenstein II: New Colossus and have enjoyed the soundtrack so much that I've been putting it on during my commutes. My highlight of the soundtrack is The Kreisau Circle. I cant pinpoint where it occurs within the game if i'm being totally honest but it is a fine piece nonetheless.



My other favourite happens during (in my hunble opinion) the best sequence in the game. A balls to the wall escape against all the odds. Listened in isolation its not quite as good as during the gameplay sequence obviously but I think it conveys the escalating threat and urgency of the situation. Lovely.


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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Gingertastic01 » February 12th, 2019, 12:51 pm

Not everyone’s favourite Resident Evil game but I have a real soft spot for Zero. Playing it again recently I had forgotten how atmospheric and foreboding the music is.

The track I would like to request is for the main training facility area called, well, Training Facility Main Theme which has a suitably dark drone to it.



Music was composed by Seiko Kobuch


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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by ReprobateGamer » February 14th, 2019, 10:10 am

I first came across Pit People when I had an invite to the private beta and it clicked.

It's possibly most saccharine crap-sack world I've come across and the sound track really helps to enforce this with a mix of tunes with influences from trap to flamenco and all with an inferred retro game sound feel. But it is a Behemoth game so you kind of know that going in to it, as that is pretty much their entire catalogue of games.

One of my favourite from Pit People remains the main theme, called 'It's Us', composed by Patric Catani

It's a very distinctive track quite infectious - quite easy to find yourself bopping along as you watched hand drawn characters heal themselves by eating parts of their muffin cleric and brutally hacking down enemies with a frankly mad selection of weapons from giant corkscrews to carrot flinging bows by way of swirly lollipops and not forgetting rusty swords and uzi's, all whislt the narrator actively wants to kill you and your turn based team of misfits.


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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Stalkedbycats » February 14th, 2019, 11:45 pm

Looming Dread, Hunk's Theme from the RE2 remake. It's short, it's straight to the point, it's very, very good.


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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by KSubzero1000 » February 14th, 2019, 11:56 pm

I gotta say, even as a massive critic of the new soundtrack in RE2make, Looming Dread is probably the highlight of the whole thing. Very, very good indeed.

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Re: The videogame music thread (also Sound of Play submissions)

Post by Mr Ixolite » February 20th, 2019, 11:40 am

Theme of Grandia, from Grandia, composed by Noroyuki Iwadare

The Grandia games have been defined by their excellent battle system, but said battle system is thankfully used in service of some excellent stories. The first game in particular is a real charmer. It skews younger than its contemporaries, with an upbeat atmosphere, colorful visuals, and an exciting sense of adventure. The games soaring theme evokes these traits perfectly, and in my minds eye it conjures images of sweeping vistas and daring heroes on a quest, the kind that will certainly have a happy ending.
It sounds, in a world, Grand.



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