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Listened to the new Demon's Souls soundtrack this morning. The original game didn't have the greatest soundtrack or anything, but it was solid enough and had some more interesting bits interspersed with some kind of generic stuff, but the new version is shockingly bad - just loud, slow, and bombastic 'epic' re-imaginations of what were originally pretty subdued tracks that had a lot more personality. Poor Maiden Astraea in particular got butchered, who originally had a really oddball and yet very distinctive song for an actually quite sad and strange boss battle that I wouldn't have ever expected out of a Souls game.

I hate it when orchestral covers just absolutely destroy how the music was supposed to sound - probably my biggest complaint with the rise of complex orchestral soundtracks in the past 15 years, so many of them are just...bland and boring. I guess if you have a sweet sound system, you can probably get your ears blown off if that's your kind of thing, but it ain't mine. I do think there have been some better ones in recent history than there were in the late 2000s/early 2010s, so I'm not writing them off completely...but it seems to take a special kind of composer to do it right, and this definitely was not one of them.

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All other soundtracks pale next to TA's

 

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I don't remember all the posts in a thread started 9 years ago, sorry if already posted... but the original Mass Effect had some pretty good music 😎

 

Shame on anyone who doesn't feel nostalgic when listening to any of these...

 

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And just fom the Bioware titles to the Black Isle titles...

 

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A personal favourite of mine... the first Witcher game ❤️

 

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Not sure why my release doesn't have this track. 

Miles ahead of this one  😛

 

Game plays this one endlessly it seems.

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On 6/14/2021 at 8:32 AM, Gorth said:

A personal favourite of mine... the first Witcher game ❤️

I really liked the Witcher soundtracks... all 3 of them. Though that one in particular is missing my favorite track, Lakeside & Black Tern Island Day.

I've been playing a bit of BATTLETECH lately.

The game has some nice music as well, but they made it kinda hard to listen to because every time a sound effect plays, the music is muffled. This includes the radio squelch sound every time you click on a 'Mech. Oh well.

Soundtrack is by Jon Everist, who also made the Dragonfall and HK music.

 

 

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The B-side stuff is good

 

The only good thing in this ****ing piece of **** game

 

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The (I assume) strings at 7:00 are great.

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Can't find the Dead Hand track by itself.

 

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Not bad? Sounds very much like your typical B sci-fi/action tracks, but I think it would work well enough in the background for the kind of gameplay I've watched.

Heh, I was hoping to grab that for like $10 in the summer sale, but no dice. Maybe for Christmas...

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