Music

How important is in game music to you.

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I've noticed lately, I've been enjoying it more.  Just now I was playing FarCry 3 and was trying to stealth clear an outpost.  All of a sudden dog came up behind me and the music started.  It was chaotic music....the kind in action scenes in movies.

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So instead of playing like it was a video game....trying to stay alive.....I played like it was an action movie - trying to go beast mode on the 4 guys at the camp.

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I've also noticed that some of the newer games I've played seem to have "smart" music.  The right type of music plays at the right time.....I know it's been like this for a while but it seems less scripted as before.  I dunno, it's hard to explain.  Almost as if the ambient music blends in with the music that starts when the action starts.

 

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Oh it matters. When the music is great compliments what is going on, it can be an outstanding experience. Don't even get me started on opening/ending themes.

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And plus five thousand for pianos, violins,and epic Latin choruses.  

Almost as much as the gameplay but that's me. It complements the game and makes it better, when it fits the mood of the game.

The music also makes the game which is why it's extremely important to its original settings, replacement music sometime kind of ruins if it's totally random bs.

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I play various genres of music while playing Forza 3, improves the game's enjoyability.

It's important.  If your're going to play or look at something that is good, you may as well listen to something that is good.

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@PhilMarck - I prefer to listen to my own music or none when playing Forza.  The soundtracks that they use for it are not that great and can become annoying.  Having your own sounds does make the experience more enjoyable.

Music can make or break a game for me, some games with bad soundtracks I won't even play due to it feeling unfinished. It's so important you had people freak out over the loss of composers with 2 recent games, those being  Halo 4 losing Martin O'Donnell and Assassin's Creed III losing Jesper Kyd. I think both of those games did okay, lost their originality and went "blockbuster motion picture" but still not bad I actually hope Neil Davidge sticks around for 5 and 6.

Halo 4 has good music to it, at least. The original? Perhaps not, but it isn't a sellout or changing of styles.

Music is important, sets the tone and mood for a video game.  I loved listening to this when playing through the last mission on Halo 4:

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO-LUmfowLw]

Music is everything in a game for me. Some games I turn the music off completly and some I try and get the soundtrack.

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One game that will always stick in my mind for sheer genius was Painkiller on the PC. You could turn off the ingame battle music but still have the creepy ambient music on. It was a master stroke and one I wish more games took notice of. Sadly, they didnt.

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i really enjoy the ambient Far Cry 3 music when your mulling around but dont really like the encounter music. sadly you either have both or nothing. And to me it's a bit jarring.

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A game I recently played was Assassins creed II. the opening theme when Ezio has a race with his brother and he eventually climbs the tower to have it pan out and show you the city with that opening music was, to put it bluntly, bloody brilliant. The music really made that scene.

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another game that really sticks in my head for such a great use of music is Heroes Of Might and Magic IV on the PC - [View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-gnjMemqdE]

Brilliant. I cannot recomend getting the games soundtrack enough. It's just excellent, excellent music for a computer game.

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Another one, and it was only by chance that I actually heard it as I left the game on the start screen was Medal Of Honor Frontline for the PS2 - [View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMU1KHI3bQw]

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That is just, well. Epic, for want of a better term. The game wasnt that brilliant but my god that music. it's a game I'll never forget because of it..

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I still listen to old C64 music on occasion an all. There have been some utterly fantastic pieces of music used in games over the years.

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Another one. And at the time when the game came out I knew the game would be great just from the opening soundtrack. The theme just hit you like a brick, it may sound pants now but way back when, it was grand..

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Silent hill 1 on the PS1 - [View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EN-_1OGtUY]

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Of course though, the second game won the best soundtrack hands down -

Silent hill 2 -

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qalGezr76o]

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Heh, yeah, I like some game music..

Heh, anyone remember this?

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[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMJjqVB9JCM]

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Best game music ever. On a C64! :D

Music is one of the most important parts of a game. Nothing beats a great pair of headphones and killer music. Trine 2 is great!

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWaZ62J4lzw]

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TsD6GW3gGk]

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