Anybody else hate the music?

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

  1. helios1

    helios1 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 10, 2014
    So has anyone else noticed themes from new vegas in the ambient tracks? I've heard the theme when you're wandering the Mojave and the Legion theme.
  2. TransgenderVaultDeweller

    TransgenderVaultDeweller "Fallout 4 adds to the lore"

    Aug 14, 2015
    Personally, I think fallout needs a more grunge style approach. Match of sort of like how Command And Conquer had it's dark rusty metallic feeling too it.
  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Ambient music has improved. Sometimes I heard bits in the pieces that sound straight out of FO2. I barely listen to the Radio, Travis is more bearable than Three Dog but I have already heard all the songs before the game came out on the Conelrad Radio Mod. Wish they had actually included some of the elternate radio stations like the Psychobilly one.

    The selection of tracks for the radio is still on the level of a 13 year old in 2008 making "music videos" with random anime, "It has the word atomic or mention of radiation on it? Then throw it in! CUZ HUMOR! SO IRONIC!!!!" meh.
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  4. Irwin John Finster

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

    Nov 13, 2015
    Inon Zur definitely took some inspiration from Fallout 1/2 music in some parts. Overall it's good - the longer I play the more I realize they have tailored the music to specific locations.
  5. Trannigan

    Trannigan Banned

    Nov 21, 2015
    Songs seem like an aweful weird thing to nitpick about.
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    To you everything is a nitpick. Only thing you accept is "BEST GAME EVUR!".
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  7. GlutinousRice

    GlutinousRice Ne travaillez jamais

    Nov 7, 2015
    Well, not really. Songs, music, ambient sound, and sound effects are important part for creating a video game. If Fallout 1/2 didn't had this oppressive ambient music by Mark Morgan and choose instead EPIC SYMPHONIC MUSIC the experience would have been completely different. Try to imagine you killing dragons in Skyrim with Japanese Bossa Nova playing, and you will get the idea why music is important.
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    The ambient tracks are fine, but the orchestral stuff is quite annoying, especially in combat. Had to turn the volume way down because it just drowned out everything.
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    How about, game breaking bugs? Repeating fetch-kill-quest design which stoped beeing interesting 20 years ago? Writing that is often nonsense? Shitty animations despite of 15 years of experience? Repeating tropes - how many skeletons does it need to develop Fallout 5? Lack of C&C choices in Fallout 4s quest, even the main quest?
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  10. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Resident crazy lady

    Jun 15, 2015
    Music is alright. Although I don't care much for the "heroic" tone that Fallout 4 music has. I much prefer the moody tone of the original Fallouts, NV and hell even some of the tracks in Fallout 3.
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  11. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    Diamond City's got some good ambient tracks to it. Nice and melancholic.
  12. Askorti


    Jun 30, 2015
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think there's something that sounds very much like taken out of FNV somewhere in the ambient soundtrack. Or was it something from F1, taken to FNV and then to F4?
  13. Monco

    Monco The Duck of Death

    Nov 4, 2015
    Well Fallout NV used a lot of ambient tracks from FO1 and 2; I don't think there's any music from the originals in FO4 but there's definitely some ambient tracks that sound very similar to the style of FO1 and 2's ambient music.
  14. Irwin John Finster

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

    Nov 13, 2015
    Yup. Inon Zur did alright with the music in Fallout 4 but I much prefer Fallout 3's ambient music. I think he or someone else decided to give it a Boston tone with the bagpipes. It was darker and yet quite relaxing and ambient at times. I think that relaxing style of music goes well as a contrast to the chaotic post-apocalypse.

    Fallout 1/2 had great music as well as Wasteland 2 done by the Mark Morgan as well I believe.
  15. Hardboiled Android

    Hardboiled Android Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jun 7, 2015
    The music is all just so souless. In Fallout 3, the music wasn't actually about the 50s or atomic war or anything. This made the ironies they embodied something quite beautiful IMO. Here we get all of this niuclear exploitation crap. There's no soul or wit to it.
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  16. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    My fave NV radio track is "why don't you do right", it's so groovy, always gets me in a groovy mood

    I miss NV :'I
    I have it right here, so, I won't have to miss it for long

    As for FO4, I did like the ambience, although it sometimes feels sliiightly out of place, like it would fit better in a magic kind of medieval role play game, idunno... but I like it

    The radio is mostly boring

    What, you're not impressed by "Crawl out to the fallout?"
    Didn't you notice they say "fallout" IN the song :O
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  17. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    I liked the orchestral soundtrack, those theme musics, the ones that plays in the background. They're fitting and gets stuck in my head all the time. However, the two radio stations repeat songs like it's going out of style. Seriously? How many songs are there in Fallout 4, actually? I'm betting significantly less than with Fallout 3. That or they picked too many similar tracks.

    With New Vegas, Heartache by the Number and Big Iron just spoke to me on how well the music was picked. I get the story, but how hard is it to pick songs that sound unique when played one after the other?
  18. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Inon Zur is an excellent composer. Just because his composed music doesn't sound like what Fallout ambience should be, doesn't mean he needs to take cues from the original composer. If all games in the same series possess the exact same themes for everything I would get tired of it pretty quickly.
  19. Romanophile

    Romanophile Fou

    Nov 23, 2015
    Mark Morgan’s music was not that homogeneous. There is some variety in his soundtracks, but I wouldn’t say that any of his songs would be inappropriate for a Fallout title. They all fit pretty well.

    It would be tiresome if they did use the exact same songs from the classic entries (Fallout 2 did this somewhat, but it also introduced new tracks), but they don’t need to depart from the tones and moods of his tracks. Genres such as rap, rave, renaissance, heavy metal, or whatever, are fine on their own, but they don’t belong in this series, and they shouldn’t be inserted simply for the sake of adding new content.
  20. Fowler

    Fowler Sedentary

    Nov 21, 2015
    I love 1920's-1960's music, okay?
    My main attraction to Fallout is the pre-war world, being a lover of the Atomic Age and the 1950's.
    Some have even called me an old soul.

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