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2-16-2011 @ 3:17PM
I was weaned on RPG's that sounded like this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pi9xgOXvTsTry to imagine that with a full orchestra and a modern video game's audio capability instead of the crappy MIDI that it is on. That one song, in addition to many others in other games, is tied to very specific memories of that game to me. Very specific and very emotional. Long years after that game has collected dust on my shelf the song still wafts back to me. I listened to it on my way to work this morning just because.And why not? Smell is the most powerful sense tied to memory, but hearing is second, and we like to hear beautiful things. And since smell-o-vision for video games would suck Garrosh's gonads, it's important for games trying to be story-driven to have incredible music. Kudos to Blizzard for investing heavily in their music (it is definitely NOT cheap to make music like that).The Grizzly Hills theme always comes back to me, for instance, as well as many of the other Wrath tracks. That's part of why getting into Cataclysm was a bit slower for me. I listen to the game's music instead of pumping iTunes, and it definitely affects the way I play.Sorry for waxing!
2-16-2011 @ 3:30PM
OC Remix brother! They did a whole album on FF7 music, completely remixed and sounding much stronger.I think for that song they did an acoustic guitar, but yeah.. ocremix.org is where to go for some good ole game music redone.
2-16-2011 @ 6:48PM
Don't downplay the MIDI. Even as old as it is, it can still be impressive.Such as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eidx_QoYovgAnd the awesome thing is, with some works like that, it did recieve an orchestral score later.
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