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« on: June 08, 2004, 04:10:55 PM »

What's your favourite game soundtrack?

I'll give the nod to Jet Set Radio Future. Fantastic soundtrack that you can listen to outside of the game.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 04:13:02 PM »

Kingdom Hearts hands down.  Even the original song, "Simple and Clean", is exceptional.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 04:14:12 PM »

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I'll give the nod to Jet Set Radio Future. Fantastic soundtrack that you can listen to outside of the game.

I will agree with you that it is good, but there are some seriously annoying songs on that game ("Birthday" in particular).
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 04:57:59 PM »

Halo, hands down.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2004, 05:01:37 PM »

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Halo, hands down.

Halo? Are you nuts? There are like 3 or 4 really good tracks on there, and the rest are just sorta music to shoot to.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the PS1. That is the best game soundtrack out there.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004, 05:05:53 PM »

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the PS1. That is the best game soundtrack out there.


This would probably be my #2.  When listening to both this and KH's soundtrack I found KH to be so much better.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2004, 06:23:02 PM »

Megaman 2.  Now tell me you don't have Bubbleman stuck in your head.

(Though Magnet Man from part 3 was always my favorite in the series.)
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2004, 06:36:46 PM »

I came on to post JSRF.  Glad to see it was the first listed.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2004, 06:56:09 PM »

If it can include PC and Console,  I'd say The Dig, followed by Planescape Torment.

If it's only console, I'm going to have to give it to Chrono Cross. And Xenogears.

I refuse to pick only one on principle.
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2004, 04:58:14 AM »

3 personal favorites:

Final Fantasy Tactics
Xenogears
Metroid Prime
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2004, 10:24:38 AM »

Voodoo Vince has some good New Orleans jazzy/bluesy music.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2004, 12:35:10 PM »

Chrono Cross and Voodoo Vince! smile
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2004, 01:59:13 PM »

Now that I think about it, while Symphony of the Night is an excellent track, the musical themes of River City Ransom EX fit the bill for a perfect fighting game soundtrack.
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2004, 03:28:18 PM »

Jet Set Radio is awesome.  I like Grim Fandango's soundtrack, too, and a mess of songs off PGR2.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2004, 05:56:28 PM »

Good call on Grim Fandango... Full Throttle had a pretty good soundtrack too.  For consoles, there's just something about the old Final Fantasy games that were hard to beat...
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2004, 06:35:20 PM »

I still think the old soundtracks to Super Mario Brothers and The Legend of Zelda are phenomenal given the technological limitations.  They were sure catchy.  I haven't played either in nearly 15 years but I can hum them for you if you like.

I will place my vote for Parappa the Rapper.  Fantastic!

Grim Fandango was great.  Such style.

With the orchestral soundtracks of today it's dissapointing when they are poor.  So much time, energy, and money wasted.
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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2004, 06:49:34 PM »

Stiffler helps elucidate my case for MEGAMAN 2!
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« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2004, 02:41:38 AM »

My vote is for Final Fantasy Tactics although my favorite track/song from a game is the opening to Secret of Mana.

Oh and thanks Stiffler for putting the Parappa songs in my head.
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2004, 02:43:41 PM »

Ahhh, game music...always a favorite topic of mine.  A few favorites:

Original soundtracks:
1)  Chrono Cross (Yasounori Mitsuda)
2)  Final Fantasy Tactics (Masaharu Iwata and Hitoshi Sakimoto)
3)  Xenosaga (Yasounori Mitsuda)
4)  Final Fantasy 7 (Nobuo Uematsu)
5)  Beyond Good and Evil (Christophe Heral)

Enhander, Tsugunai, Heroes of Might & Magic 3, and Unlimited SaGa are also all superb

Arranged Soundtracks
1)  Xenogears Cried (Yasounori Mitsuda & Millenial Fair)
2)  Final Fantasy 8:  Fithos Lusec Vinosec Orchestrated (Nobuo Uematsu)
3)  Final Fantasy 7 Piano Collections (Nobuo Uematsu)
4)  Star Ocean 2 Vocal Collection (Motoi Sakuraba)
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2004, 03:51:20 AM »

PC: Planescape Torment and Command and Conquer

PSX: Castlevania: SOTN

PS2: Final Fantasy 10, Grand Theft Auto Vice City
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2004, 05:14:43 AM »

Ahh, GTA Vice City, man, that did have a fantastic soundtrack!
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2004, 06:14:46 AM »

When I played GTA 3 and Vice City I always had to listen to the radio talk shows.  Even when I heard the same stuff 100 times I still loved it.  "Hey Lazlo..."  The music was great, though.  On the PC I had quite the custom soundtrack going, and I assume you can do the same on the Xbox.

Both had super music.  I think it's great they released the soundtracks, even in a nice boxed set.  Now if I were made of money I might have bought them...  Some enterprising young lad probably has a tool to extract them from the game, but I'm not that motivated to do it.
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2004, 04:41:25 AM »

1. Project Gotham 2, I didn't like any one particular song, but the sheer volume of songs is unbeatable.

2. Megaman 2, the songs seem to be good even now.

3. SOTN(only the right-side up castle, I thought the music sucked in the upside down castle)
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2004, 06:27:38 AM »

definitely Jet Set Radio Future - liked it so much I bought the soundtrack CD smile
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2004, 01:46:53 PM »

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1. Project Gotham 2, I didn't like any one particular song, but the sheer volume of songs is unbeatable.


If you're going for sheer volume of songs, Amped 2 has over 300 songs as well as what is absolutely the best implementation of custom soundtracks around.  I wasn't a fan of all of the songs, but it was nice having SO many of them, being able to skip ahead or back any time you wanted and having the songs continue right into the menus and back in game rather than cutting off a cool song.
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2004, 03:05:51 PM »

In project gotham 2, it's not just on the sheer volume of songs, it's how they implemented the radio in the car to play localized stations. You hear russian music in russia, japanese music in japan, etc.
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