An art form that has been long overlooked: Video game music.

Discussion in 'General' started by atlien seeko, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. atlien seeko

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    Well, at least in my opinion it has been overlooked. There are tons of gems that are hidden away in video games that go unrecognized for various reasons. Idont know if site like IGN and Gamespot do this already, but it would be cool to see them do a "Top 25/50/__ video game songs of..." annually.I'm sure I wouldnt be the only person looking and listening. I know YouTube has a few lists, but I think some of these composers need more recognition.

    Weather it triggers instant nostalgia and reminds you of a certain time, place, or�moment when you were playing the game, or if you just simply like the way itsounds, video game music is some of the best music around. Since there are no rules or boundaries, there is no one genre to place it. The same can be said formovie scores, but there's definitely a difference in the way it's used and heard by the player/watcher. With games, it's more of an experience thanbackground noise. Think about it.. I bet you can remember the music from a game you played 10 years ago easier than you can remember the music from a movie youused to watch. It's partly due to video games repetitiveness sometimes, but regardless, it's almost always memorable.

    If you're looking for a soundtrack to a game, Galbadia Hotel probably has it. They have literally thousands of soundtracks so you can download and reminiceall day! lol

    Galbadia Hotel

    OC Remix is user based site with tons of remixes of tracks from various games. All of the music here is submitted by it's users.

    OC Remix

    So with that said, drop some gems in here! Post some classics and some tracks that may have been dope, but never heard due to the game not being popular.
     
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  2. atlien seeko

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  3. josebronx

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    could be looked at as an art considering that some are original


    SF [​IMG]
     
  4. dako akong otin

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  5. moneyballer55

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    I'd say RPGs, mostly square enix games like final fantasy, have really good soundtracks to them
     
  6. ps2child

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    Best 8-Bit NES Intro Themes
    [VX Edition]

    Original 8-Bit ReMixed NES Soundtrack [​IMG]


    01: Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble
    Rob Hubbard - 1990 Electronic Arts

    02: The Legend of Zelda (FDS NES Intro Mix)
    Konchan - 1986, 1987 Nintendo

    03: Castlevania (Extended Intro)
    1987 Konami

    04: Mega Man 2 (Extended Intro)
    Ogeretsu, Manami, Ietel, YuukiChan - 1988, 1989 Capcom

    05: Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode
    1988 Vic Tokai/Saito Pro.

    06: Super Mario Bros 2
    1988 Nintendo

    07: R.C. Pro-Am
    1987 RARE Ltd.

    08: Ghosts'N Goblins (Extended Intro)
    1986 Capcom

    09: Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos
    S. Kajaya, Mayu, Miya - 1989, 1990 Tecmo

    10: Metroid (FDS Intro)
    Hip Tanaka - 1986 Nintendo

    11: Dragon Warrior
    Kouichi Sugiyama - 1986, 1989 Enix

    12: Wizzards and Warriors
    1987 RARE Ltd.

    13: Strider
    Misses Tarumi - 1989 Capcom

    14: Faxanadu
    1987 Hudson Soft/Falcom

    15: Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link
    Tsukasan - 1987, 1989 Nintendo

    16: Mega Man 3
    Yasuaki Fujita - 1990 Capcom


    Grab it here
     
  7. atlien seeko

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  8. ps2child

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    and i remember that darius twins joint. i use to just let it play and jam to it.
     
  9. quik1987

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    GOAT
     
  10. gko2408

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    I use a lot of Final Fantasy and Metal Gear music as my study songs.� They border on epic for me in terms of composition and emotion.
     
  11. fromthatown

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    And I raise you this



     
  12. frankdolla

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    Came to post tecmo super bowl [​IMG]
     
  13. atlien seeko

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  15. gko2408

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    Undoubtedly the best Celtic-inspired video game song
     
  16. atlien seeko

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  17. fromthatown

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    I can sleep to this every night


     
  18. ps2child

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    This joint was epic back in the day.
     
  19. atlien seeko

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    That Sagat theme was perfect!
     
  20. mangudai954

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    Nah video game music is definitely not overlooked. There are a lot of people are who actually collectors of video game OST's. Particularly in Japan. Withthat said, Streets of Rage 2 is one of my favorites.