Best game music!

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Ratty Sr., Jul 12, 2004.

  1. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

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    Oct 7, 2008
    I agree about the combat and the class system being expanded, but I actually really liked exploring in BG. I forget who drew this comparison (CGW?), but they said that BG makes you explore for quests, and BGII offers you the chance to explore during quests. Really the only exploration areas in BGII were the forests at the end, and they did not add much content to the game.

    The BG combat system also severely disadvantaged mages throughout the game, especially at the beginning. However, I find it a breath a relief to play BG after BGII just because whenever I create a character in BGII, I try to find a powerful build and powerplay, in BG, I tend to roleplay a lot more.
     
  2. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ Well, it's about the preferences. I tend to despise walking around too much, clearing a lot of areas in the process. Just me. I loved BG2 for offering a solid straightforward story while letting you explore a bunch for side-quests as well.

    Now, not to derail the topic, here's one of the good songs from Touhou 6 - Embodiment of Scarlet Devil

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9FgEWwsYF4[/youtube]
     
  3. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

    702
    Oct 7, 2008
    Crimson Skies! Totally forgot about this one. Best. Music. Ever.

    took me forever to find on youtube
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnBRcFYQiMQ[/youtube]

    Deus Ex main theme
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKA0tCNkpmU[/youtube]

    The Worms series has surprisingly good ambient soundtracks.
     
  4. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I pretty much agree, I prefer BG over BG2 mostly because of the exploration. actually, the atmosphere in general feels a lot more like an actual adventure... you're just thrown out there in the world, there's a lot to discover and you don't really know where you're going all the time. BG2 felt way too structured and the entire game feels like a huge dungeon crawl.

    BG2 had some improvements of course, like the class and skill system... but in general, I don't like high level powergaming. and that's all BG2 was about.

    oh, and BG had way better graphics than BG2 imo.
     
  5. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Ohh, now that you mention it...

    I love the intro to WWP:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAfdn50KDMc&feature=related[/youtube]

    The Deus Ex theme suspiciously sounds similar to Unreal Tournament music <_<
     
  6. Noneoftheabove

    Noneoftheabove First time out of the vault

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    May 2, 2007
    The score for Icewind Dale is my favorite of the scores from RPGs of yesteryear. Jeremey Soule's work has always been good, but I think his best was for Icewind Dale.

    Most recently I thought the soundtrack for Dead Space was excellent! The music and the game are really a single experience, so you have to listen for it. Mostly the soundtrack hits you with the loud, aggressive sounds while the monsters jump out. But you can still hear the orchestra lingering in the background absorbing you into the atmosphere.
     
  7. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 15, 2005
    Totaly agree with all that!

    The BG1 story was much more interesting and not so "far out" as the BG2 story. And also as you mentioned there is much more exploration.

    But having said that, i must say i like them booth much!

    Anyone have a scoop on the, something like 5-years old rumor on BG3 ? ;)
     
  8. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Happy Family Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    This song has stuck with me for years. RE2.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcnqGUt7Gx8&feature=related[/youtube]

    Mansion theme. RE1.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-QQz1cF-IY&feature=related[/youtube]
     
  9. verwandlung

    verwandlung Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    355
    Jun 26, 2007
    The soundtracks from Syndicate wars, Dungeon keeper 2, Fallout and DEFCON are my absolute favorites..
     
  10. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    yeah, Activision will create BG3. they own the rights to it and even though they wanted Bioware on it, Bioware are under EA... and they're creating their officially unofficial BG3 as well: Dragon Age.

    oh, and thanks for bringing up Worms - I loved the song in the first Worms game. dunno if it's the same as in the later games.
     
  11. keyser Soeze

    keyser Soeze Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    492
    Nov 15, 2005
    aha so Dragon Age is an unofficial BG3, didn't know that. I have been looking into it tho, it looks kinda nice, to bad its multiformat :/
     
  12. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    yeah, well.. it's not in the Forgotten Realms universe and it doesn't use D&D rules. but they call it an unofficial BG3 themselves, I guess basically because it will feature pretty much the same gameplay. I'm really looking forward to it, seems like it could be decent.

    dunno about the real BG3 though... but I'm pretty sure it's not gonna have that much to do with the previous games.
     
  13. KQX

    KQX Vault Senior Citizen

    May 3, 2003
    A lot of good stuff mentioned already. Here's one I still enjoy listening to, especially if I'm working:

    System Shock 2 - Operations 2
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXZ9IpZoxk[/youtube]
     
  14. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

    702
    Oct 7, 2008
    I don't know if this counts, but it is too epic not to.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4GcybgrbmE[/youtube]
     
  15. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
  16. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    Sublustrum music

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lyj2kZYsxdM[/youtube]
     
  17. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Halo series
    Okami
    Fallout 1/2
    Morrowind/Oblivion
    Mortal Kombat series
    Half-Life 2
    POP: Sands of Time
    Diablo
    GTA series