Anybody else hate the music?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by davethedave123, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    I was hoping for more late 50's and early 60's Doo Wop music. Stuff like The Wanderer.

    Instead, I got a very literal 50/50 split between music from Fallout 3 and music from the CONELRAD mod for New Vegas. No, I'm not joking.
  2. Graham2077

    Graham2077 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 16, 2014
    Fuck Butcher Pete. The ambient music isn't THAT bad though, although it can get repetitive I do pick up on tones that sound similar to 1/2. The radio is just absolutely awful though, I never put it on.
  3. Drakortha

    Drakortha First time out of the vault

    May 25, 2009
    I think some of the exploration music is nice, not all of it. I like the sanctuary music.

    I have to turn music off while exploring though, I can't stand the repetitive combat music that blasts whenever a fight breaks out.
  4. TheRippaMan

    TheRippaMan First time out of the vault

    Nov 4, 2015
    The soundtrack isn't bad. I think Mark Morgan did a better job, but then again, I think there is a different atmosphere to the newer games, less dark in a way, more heroic sounding. It's not bad though.
  5. Jack "Butcher" O'Hara

    Jack "Butcher" O'Hara First time out of the vault

    Oct 26, 2015
    I think that one thing Fallout 4 did fine was ambient music. It kind of remind me of old Fallouts.
  6. Romanophile

    Romanophile Fou

    Nov 23, 2015
    Is it just me, or is the soundtrack selection really limited? My friend enjoys listening to the oldies in this game, but it feels like they have less than ten songs on the radio. It’s repetitive and boring. The ambient music seemed good from what I’ve listened to (it sounded Native Americanesque), but I’ve mostly been listening to the oldies and it’s annoying. (Sometimes, I feel like I’m listening to Christmas music. Personally, I wish that I could at least listen to Searchin'.) It seems like the designers only threw in the radio so they could rub the ’50s theme in your face.

    And why are some of the songs related to nuclear materials? Wouldn’t that make a lot of the residents uncomfortable?
  7. GlowHound

    GlowHound Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 12, 2008
    About as uncomfortable as Fat Men make them uncomfortable.

    Which is not at all, apparently.
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  8. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    I'm hearing a lot of the same tracks repeatedly. It definitely feels more limited.
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  9. Severite

    Severite First time out of the vault

    Dec 19, 2008
    At least that is something that will almost certainly be modded in, hundreds of songs, that actually shuffle.

    But.....while modding really is the silver bullet for this series, it's starting to feel rediculous, that I always have to change core aspects of the game to make it palatable :/

    At least there is lots of open domain music from the period, and plenty of pieces available if you do some personal editing from FO1/FO2, to bring the ingame music to it. I have found that it helps quite a bit.
  10. AgentBJ09

    AgentBJ09 Vault Dweller

    Jul 9, 2015
    It has some tracks from Fallout 1 and 2 as ambient music, but every time they come up, it's like a reminder that Bethesda did not make those games, and it compounds with everything else lackluster about this title. (It happened in Skyrim as well, all the Morrowind tracks it borrowed.)

    Modding should be there to add life to an excellent title, like Roma Surrectum II is to Rome: Total War, not to make it bearable to play.
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  11. Romanophile

    Romanophile Fou

    Nov 23, 2015
    It’s relieving that I’m not the only one. This is presumably a high‐budget game, so you would expect the designers to inflate everything. They certainly blew quite a bit of time, money, space, and energy on an automaton having the capability of saying a thousand different names. Why didn’t they purchase tonnes of songs, compile them all together, and use that as a selling‐point instead? They could have even bragged in the marketing that they had more tunes that any GTA game. I guess that their target audience just has too little appreciation for the classics.
  12. KillerBee256

    KillerBee256 Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    I think the music is passable, personally I can't wait until the custom radio station mods come out. Get some ac/dc, Metallica, def leppard, queen, other rock and miscellaneous music coming out of the pip boy. I know it doesn't fit the theme, but there is nothing like shedding raiders while Mr. Sandman is playing in the back group.
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  13. GlowHound

    GlowHound Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 12, 2008
    I'd prefer No Remorse, myself.
  14. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    [x] Hate music

    On a serious note, I think the music sounds too..epic, well the tracks they didn't rehash like the battle music. The new tracks they put into the game don't seem right for a Fallout game or maybe it's just me.
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  15. sallou

    sallou First time out of the vault

    Nov 23, 2015
    I get what you mean. Some music sounds like epic-hero-army-good-guys-adventure-epic-epic-epic-EPIC. Like BOS on Predwyn. But the music at DC, the natural exploration ambients etc are really great.
  16. raynor009

    raynor009 Yeehaw!?!

    Apr 29, 2012
    I don't mind the ambient music, I have it turned down to really low. But on the other hand Diamond City Radio... that dudes voice is so fucking annoying and there are like 5 songs on this station lol. The only radio I like so far is the one that plays classic music because I like classic music.
  17. Romanophile

    Romanophile Fou

    Nov 23, 2015

    I know what you mean. Travis is so incompetent that he makes me miss Three Dog. I guess that Bethesda thought that he was ‘funny’ just because of his sheer incompetence, but he sounds more boring than anything. It seems like they di’n’t give him very much to say either, so now we have to tolerate his repetition, too.

    I don’t ‘hate’ classical music, but I am a bit surprised that they included it since I wouldn’t expect their target audience to enjoy it much. Classical seems like a genre that would be more appropriate for Arcanum rather than a Fallout entry. It seems like they only included it simply because they could.
  18. Big No

    Big No Watch as I open and close this door

    Oct 28, 2014
    I don't know where anyone is coming from with the "songs list feels too short" thing. There's like 30 or so songs on Diamond Radio in reality. I think what it is is that 25% of Diamond Radio is dominated by songs from GNR.
  19. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    I'm talking about the game in the ambient music by Inon Zur.
  20. Romanophile

    Romanophile Fou

    Nov 23, 2015
    I’m honestly rather stupefied by this, because somehow the radio still felt repetitive to me. Nukapedia says that there’re 37 songs, which I suppose is fair, but I feel like there’s something wrong. Maybe the looping system was poorly designed, or even 37 songs is insufficient. Or maybe it’s just because I’m crazy. I’m not sure how they managed to insert that many songs and still feel repetitive.


    I just came up with a nice analogy. What do you think would occur if South African radio stations played songs that glorified A.I.D.S. or H.I.V.?
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