Anyone like the soundtrack?

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by ZigzagPX4, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    While the themes and ambient music for this game certainly doesn't fit a Fallout game by a long mile, do you think Inon Zur did well with capturing the colonial feel that Boston represents? You'll find this prevalent when in settlements or the Minutemen Castle. The music fits very well with that tone at least, and I congratulate Inon Zur for managing to capture that.

    In addition, while there's less variety in the music tones than in the older games, I have to say the Railroad and Institute ambient themes capture their respective tone perfectly, and adds a shade of variety to the game's soundtrack.

    And while I do agree that many of the combat music tends to be a little repetitive and occasionally outright derivative, the contrast in the faction themes and the colonial instrumental music sets out to create an excellent "rainbow" of background music for the game, and for that at least, I applaud Bethesda, but mostly Inon Zur.


    Here are the ones I mentioned. Obviously, some of you might not find these to your tastes, but they're some of my favourite ambient music in gaming now. Feel free to share your views down below.

    The Railroad Themes - Techno Thriller

    The Institute Themes
    - Utopian Science

    Minutemen/Settlement Themes
    - Colonial Boston Music

    Personal Favourites - Combat Music (a tad bit too generic-heroic for a Fallout game, but as standalone music pieces they are quite good)

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  2. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Fallout 1 OST for the win in my mind.
  3. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    It was definitely much more intense and atmospheric than the Fallout 4 soundtrack. Like I already said, the new OST isn't very Fallout so to speak... but it's still well done, I would say. Of course, it's always a matter of opinion.

    I simply wanted to bring more light to one of the upsides of Fallout 4, since I found the soundtrack one of the things I actually enjoyed. And it would be nice to know what you actually think about the tracks I posted.
  4. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    They sounded boring, repetitive and similar to the Fallout 3 and in a lesser extent Fallout New Vegas tracks.
  5. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
    I love Inon Zur's work no matter what game it's in Fo4 is no different. As far as I'm concerned the lack of his work in Dragon Age Inquisition was the biggest misstep on the part of Bioware and was badly missed.
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  6. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Ehh he's good, but not for me. I didn't really like his work in Fallout New Vegas.
  7. GlowHound

    GlowHound Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 12, 2008
    Not a fan of his work from a Fallout perspective, but it's not bad. I'm not hating the music in this game, it's interesting, at least.
  8. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign No Original Thought Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    It sounded more appropriate than Fallout 3 in parts. I am not a big Inon Zur fan but the soundtrack wasn't a glaring issue for me. It didn't really impress either. I do find his stuff to sound way too similar. I don't like feeling like I am playing Elder Scrolls while playing Fallout.
  9. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Yeah only the railroad was really unique to me.
  10. ElderMaxson

    ElderMaxson Out of my mind, freshly made

    Nov 19, 2015
    I liked his work in Dragon Age Origins more, but I agree that he does good work, not fitting for a Fallout game though, his efforts are being directed incorrectly, he should be working in other games that fit his composing style more, rather than making good work for a game his work doesn't belong in, too bad Bethesda can't stop using Inon Zur because why have any creativity and change of pace in your game when you can have the same things again and again for "consistency"? Lol
  11. Irwin John Finster

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

    Nov 13, 2015
    Soundtrack is good although some parts have this cheesy heroic tone to it and I found Fallout 3's ambient music to have a darker, more destitute tone that fit the Wasteland setting. Also, while I understand it is set in Boston I don't think the bagpipes really fit the Fallout setting well.

    Some parts of Fallout 4 soundtrack are similar to Fallout 1/2 which is nice. Overall, I prefer Fallout 3's soundtrack.
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  12. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    I would love if Bethesda made a open world FPS pseudo-RPG in some sort of alternate fictional universe, that wasn't Fallout, and then had Inon Zur score it. Of course, I would hope they get rid of the repetitive quest structure first, but apart from that I really wish they could just have free rein creating their own universe. It seems kind of clear they're a little annoyed being limited by the lore of Fallout, showed by them not wanting to stick to it.

    Bethesda should make an Elder Scrolls with guns that isn't Fallout. Really, I want to see what they can do with that.
  13. Chud

    Chud Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 8, 2015
    The music's definitely one of the better features of the game. The pieces with accordion feel right for this location, in that it invokes a locale steeped in seafaring and nautical things, just as the western flare felt right for New Vegas. Some of the pieces I'm not a huge fan of, especially the Railroad themes. Something about that horn just sounds off to me.
  14. vdweller84

    vdweller84 First time out of the vault

    Dec 29, 2015
    Inon Zur is a great composer (duh) but personally I like the works of Mark Morgan more. As for the OP question yes the soundtrack was good albeit a tiny bit generic (save for the theme motif established in FO3).