What do you think of Fallout 3's soundtrack?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Discussion' started by Prone Squanderer, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Prone Squanderer

    Prone Squanderer A bit of a Sillius Soddus.

    Jan 3, 2016
    I'm not talking about the 1950s songs, I'm on about Inon Zur's work.

    Most people here, myself included, would say that Fallout 3's soundtrack doesn't fit the game for the most part, it doesn't sound like anything from a Fallout game etc. I've not seen anyone really comment on it beyond "It sounds like Oblivion", so if you can forget for the moment that it's Fallout 3 music, what do you think of it?

    I'd say it's decent, but it's quite forgettable in places. The ones I remember most are one or two dungeon tracks and the theme Obsidian reused for Novac. Oh and the main theme of course.
     
  2. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    It's pretty generic.

    I remember most of Fallout 1 and 2s ambient tracks just because they were so brilliant, but Fallout 3s are forgettable as fuck.
     
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  3. DarkLaplander

    DarkLaplander First time out of the vault

    Mar 4, 2017
    When I played Fallout 3, I only listened Enclave Radio. I liked the music and listening to the good "president" of Enclave, while Three Dog just annoyed the living shit out of me.
     
  4. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    It's not exceptionally bad in isolation, it'd just be more fitting on top of some other game franchise.
     
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  5. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Nov 29, 2015
    Other then the main menu theme, I don't remember a track from it.
     
  6. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    New Vegas' OST was better. Even parts that are taken from Fallout 3 more belong in FNV.
     
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  7. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    It really doesn't feel like they gave him much direction for what they wanted. He is a good composer but fo3s ost feels really out of place at times and kind of generically heroic. Much like the rest of the game it doesn't feel like it belongs in the main series.
     
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  8. TheAdversary

    TheAdversary Curious Incubus

    Jun 25, 2017
    I enjoyed one of the wasteland soundtracks (the one used for Novac in NV), but generally everything seems plain. None of the other tracks stand out. The combat soundtrack specifically, sounds like you could lay it down on top of any other combat-centric game and it would feel just as boring. Probably the worst track in Fallout 3 imo.
     
  9. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Like I've mentioned in other threads, 'some epic-fantasy tier ambiental music'. It's not forgettable to me, and that's exactly why I can precisely state it sounds like 'epic-fantasy tier' stuff, instead of evoking post-apocalyptic atmosphere.
     
  10. TheAdversary

    TheAdversary Curious Incubus

    Jun 25, 2017
    No kidding. I could find more pieces on my iPod that could fit Fallout 3 better than Inon Zur's did.





     
  11. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    Curiously I listened to Enclave radio for about the entire game, not Three Dog's.

    Fallout+Music does't work IMO.

    For the intro? Sure, Fallout 1-2's are awesome.

    In the game, radio stations would be a waste of resources, only the military would use radios.
     
  12. Pwener

    Pwener Tunnelers? They Don't Sound That Tough...

    Aug 15, 2017
    The soundtrack for Fallout 3 works for what it needs to which is atmosphere but it really isn't very memorable or great. With that said I love the main menu theme to death. I hum it all the time and have it saved on my playlist. Best main menu theme I've ever heard.

    Also the short track that plays when you leave The Citadel during "Take It Back!" is very good but it's too short and does not loop when it ends.

     
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  13. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    Really? Fo3 is the best main menu theme you've heard? Oh fuck im sorry man. Don't play a lotta games?
     
  14. TheAdversary

    TheAdversary Curious Incubus

    Jun 25, 2017
    I whole-heartedly disagree. Fallout 3's title theme hardly fits the themes and nature of the title, seeming more like some epic hero's theme rather than a post-apocalypse vibe that they wanted. A great theme should be in line with the game it's trying to sell us on. Hotline Miami 2 and Metroid Prime are excellent examples of games with great title themes.
     
  15. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    I like fallout 2's menu. ^_^
     
  16. Pwener

    Pwener Tunnelers? They Don't Sound That Tough...

    Aug 15, 2017
    I knew someone would make this comment. Screw you anyway Graves, NMA won't kill my love of Fallout 3!

    That's just your opinion. Fallout 3 is a departure from the series and is both action packed and highly military in style. The theme Inon Zur crafted for it is excellent. It also fits as a great victory tune for the revival of the series. All in all I'm in love with it.

    Fallout Tactic's main menu theme is the second best of the series in my opinion followed by New Vegas's.

    I actually changed the main theme of both Fallout 1 & 2 to another, more suitable track. Now Fallout 2's main theme for me is the track that plays in the Enclave Oil Rig. I then changed Vault City's to the Oil Rig, Modoc's to Vault City and the track from Fallout 1's Shady Sands is now in Modoc.

    Those changes in music fit the tone of those areas much better now in my opinion.
     
  17. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    I wouldn't call a bastardized raping of a dead series a "revival".
     
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  18. Pwener

    Pwener Tunnelers? They Don't Sound That Tough...

    Aug 15, 2017
    You call it a "bastardized raping of a dead series," I call it "art." Potato and potatoes, tomato and tomatoes.
     
  19. TheAdversary

    TheAdversary Curious Incubus

    Jun 25, 2017
    Even when taken in context, there are so many things wrong with your post.
     
  20. ThatZenoGuy

    ThatZenoGuy Residential Zealous Evolved Nano Organism

    Nov 8, 2016
    Who the fuck are you two talking to?